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Gross-out films form a sub-genre of comedy movies in which the producers aim to "gross out" their audience with disgusting and disturbing material, such as sexual or "toilet" humor. Since the abolition of the Production Code and its replacement with the MPAA film rating system in the late 1960s, some filmmakers began to experiment with vulgar humor.

The first true "gross-out film" was 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House, which was a great success at the box office. Since the 1980s, gross-out films increased in number, and became the norm for comedy films. Some films of this genre could be aimed at teen audiences (such as Porky's or American Pie) or adult audiences (such as There's Something About Mary or Wedding Crashers).

Examples of the Gross-out genre

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Airplane!
American Pie
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Animal House (the first film labeled as "gross-out")
The Aristocrats
The Austin Powers trilogy of films
Bachelor Party
Bad Santa
BASEketball
Big Daddy
Blazing Saddles (the original gross-out film)
Boat Trip
Braindead (US title: Dead Alive)
Caddyshack
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Dumb and Dumber
Eurotrip
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
48 Hrs.
Freddy Got Fingered
Hot Shots!
Jackass: The Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Joe Dirt
The Meaning of Life
Meatballs
The Naked Gun
National Lampoon's Van Wilder
The Nutty Professor (remake of 1963 film)
Old School
Pink Flamingos
Porky's
Risky Business
Road Trip
Scary Movie series of films
Slackers
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Stripes
There's Something About Mary
Team America: World Police
Wedding Crashers


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