The beginning of April means only one thing — you get an entire day to play jokes on your most unsuspecting victims, all for the sake of celebrating April Fools’ Day. For inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best pranks in movies. Take a look.
Dumb and Dumber
Lloyd realizes that Harry has scheduled a romantic evening with Mary, Lloyd’s crush. And to ensure that everything goes properly wrong, Lloyd puts a laxative in Harry’s drink to keep him busy all night.
The whole movie is a series of pranks, but the opening scene sets the mood. Johnny Knoxville tells his unsuspecting victims, Steve-O and Wee Man, to read a funny sign on a hotel wall. For whatever reason, they oblige. As they get closer to read the fine print, a punching glove pops out of the wall, and strikes them in the face. I know — mean prank, but kind of funny.
Billy Madison and his goofball friends fill a paper bag with poop and light it on fire on Old Man Clemens’ porch. They ring the doorbell and watch the hilarious reaction unfold.
In an effort to thwart Central American drug lords from overtaking their school, a group of kids at this high-priced prep school rely on their knowledge of classroom pranks to formulate an attack plan. Their most inventive prank: moving all of the dean’s office furniture out to the campus lawn and arranging it just like he had it indoors.
Revenge of the Nerds
Nerds Gilbert and Lewis, together with their friends, enact sweet, sweet revenge when they come up with one of the most brilliant payback known to man: the liquid heat in jock straps prank.
In an alcohol/drug-induced night of partying, Stu, Phil and Alan move Doug to the roof of the hotel while he’s asleep. In consideration of his ultimate comfort, they make sure to move his mattress and bedding with him. The gotcha moment is solidified when he realizes he’s locked up there and spends the whole day baking in the sun, only to be rescued — completely sunburned — hours before his wedding.
Dazed and Confused
In a win for the little guys, Mitch and his buddies pour paint all over O’Bannion as he’s about to paddle one of their friends. O’Bannion gets totally pissed and starts walking around, huffing and puffing. He finally goes real crazy and drives off as someone shouts: “It looks like O’Bannion finally got his paint job.”
Police Academy 5
The whole team is at a Florida beach. Nick borrows sunscreen and casually walks towards a sleeping Capt. Harris. While he’s sleeping, he writes “dork” on chest with sunscreen. Classic!
Beverly Hills Cop
Foley stuffs bananas in the car’s tailpipe to thwart Rosewood and Taggart from trying to follow him. Not to be spurned a second time, the second police officer says: “We’re not falling for the banana in the tailpipe.”
Amelie leads Mr. Collignon to rethink his sanity when she replaces his slippers for a smaller size; remixes his liquor; shorts out his lamps; and resets his mom’s number on speed dial to the psychiatric hospital.