The panel recorded the total number of times each film generated a laugh, before dividing it by the films' total length in minutes to calculate the precise 'laugh a minute' rating for each movie.
With a 'laugh a minute' score of three, 'Airplane' beat nine rival comedies to top the list which has been created to mark 'The Hangover' becoming available to stream on Lovefilm Instant.
The Las Vegas man-movie featuring the bachelor party to end all bachelor parties marked its arrival onto the Lovefilm Instant service by scoring a 'Laugh A Minute' rating of 2.4.
'The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad' completed the top three with a 'laugh a minute' score of 2.3.
Foul-mouthed Superbad managed a 'laugh a minute' score of 1.9, followed closely by the outrageous and least politically correct movie ever made, Borat, with 1.7.