11. 'The Jerk'
Long before he devoted his time to banjo albums and tours, Steve Martin was one of the funniest men on the planet. Nowhere was that more apparent than his 1979 movie The Jerk. It's the tale of a complete moron that grows up in a poor black family. Upon learning he's adopted, he leaves home to start his own life. He works at a gas station, a traveling fair and eventually earns becomes super wealthy before losing it all. Martin plays a naive fool better than just about anyone and even countless showings on basic cable can't diminish the genius of this movie.