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Topic: Top 10 - Comedies

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movienut (Darwin H.)

Subject: Top 10 - Comedies
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 5:23 PM ET
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OK folks. Let's hear your top 10 favorite comedies. (I had top 5 before but there are just too many good ones - let's go to 10) Feel free to come back and update your list if you need to. It will help us see what other members like and maybe even give us ideas of what to check out next! Here are mine in alpha order:



Blazing Saddles


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dr. Strangelove

A Fish Called Wanda

Groundhog Day

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (My #1 choice)

Some Like it Hot

Young Frankenstein

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bookaholic (DIANE M.)

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 7:19 PM ET
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Here is mine:






molly1990 (Molly S.)

Subject: comedies
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2008
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Larry the Cable guy health inspector

Van Helsing (carl will keep you in stitchs)

Some one like you (romance/comedy)

Real women have curves

Sorry I can't think of a fifth.

heytiffy (Tiffany S.)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:52 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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I have to admit that this was a very hard list to make.  I just don't find any humor in today's so called comedies. 

Very Bad Things


About Schmidt

Bubba Ho-tep

Gross Pointe Blank

movienut (Darwin H.)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 9:16 PM ET
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You definitely do not need to list recent comedies. If your favorites are from a long time ago please list them for us anyway. You may have noticed my favorite is from 1975 and the newest one I have listed is from 1988. The oldest comedy I have in my collection is "The Ghost Breakers" from 1940 with Bob Hope. It combines comedy, mystery, and an old-style horror movie in the form of a haunted house. It is actually quite good.


CaptNemo (Tom T.)

Subject: My 5 Favorite Comedies
Date Posted: 3/8/2008 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/2/2007
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A tough subject, because Comedy means different things ti different people. There are also different types of Comedy. There are: Screwball, such as Bringing Up Baby, Parody, such as Airplane! There are many more, and I'm too tired to list them. But here are my 5 All Time Favorite Comedies:

Duck Soup - 1933

Bringing up Baby - 1938

Dr. Strangelove -1964

Murder He Says -1946

The General -1927

Syrena (Jozlyn H.)

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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Super Troopers

A Fish Called Wanda

Smiley Face

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Austin Powers trilogy

Human Nature


Citizen Ruth

Oops.. went over 5. *halo*

ashleya87 (Ashley A.)

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 6:52 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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Knocked Up- I was very suprised with this one, I usually dont find recent comedies funny, but i enjoyed this one

Priscilla Queen of the desert- Who can get that ping pong ball incident out of their head?

America's Sweethearts

The Bad News Bears


ritarene (Rita M.)

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 9:25 AM ET
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Wayne's World


movienut (Darwin H.)

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 9:47 AM ET
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Bumped list  to Top Ten and added to my original post.

Feel free to update your posts and add more if you like.


P.S. - Ashley, which Bad News Bears 2005, 1976 or both?

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sevenspiders (Vanessa V.)

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2007
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None of these are ranked

  1. A Night at the Opera
  2. Young Frankenstein
  3. A Fish Called Wanda
  4. Hot Fuzz
  5. Some Like It Hot
  6. Dr. Strangelove
  7. The Great Race
  8. Monty Pyton & the Holy Grail
  9. Blazing Saddles
  10. Bringing Up Baby

runners up:

  1. Shaun of the Dead
  2. Robin Hood Men in Tights
  3. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  5. Monty Python's Life of Brian
  6. Clue
  7. Shrek
  8. A Christmas Story
  9. Animal House
Ryan R.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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These are not really in any order:

Blazzing Saddles

Death To Smoochy

Cheech & Chong Up in Smoke

Major League

Joe Dirt

The Jerk


Uncle Buck

L A Story

The Big Lebowski


Raindancer (Tammy P.)

Subject: Favorite Comedies
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2007
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Wow.  I have so many favorites.

In Screwball Comedy catagory, in addition to these already listed (Airplaine!; Caddyshack; Groundhog Day; Young Frankenstein; Blazing Saddles; Major League; Stripes; Animal House and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) I offer these equally unforgetable movies that never fail to hook me into watching them:

Trading Places, What About Bob?; Parenthood (with Steve Martin); Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Tootsie; The Mask;  My Favorite Martian; Liar, Liar; and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.  Nearly all my choices would be considered in bad taste by proper society, which makes them all the more hilarious. 

As for romantic comedies, the ones that come to mind are:  Serenditpity; The Wedding Singer; The Wedding Planner; Ever After; Never Been Kissed; and Maid in Manhatten.

Musical Comedies:  Grease; Chicago; Oklahoma!; The King & I; Fiddler on the Roof; My Fair Lady; Rocky Horror Picture Show (eclectic tastes, huh?)

Action Comedies:  Mystery Men; Scorpion King; Evolution; Romancing the Stone; and Crocodile Dundee all I can think of for now.

KBrennan805 (Kathleen B.)

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 10:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2008
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Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (strictly for the bar scene when he sings the Dracula song)

The Producers (original)

Family Guy: Blue Harvest (does that count?)



tess (Tess G.)

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 6:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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1.  Something About Mary

2.  The Birdcage

3.  Office Space

4.  My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding

5.  School of Rock

6.  Keeping the Faith

7.  Meet the Parents

8.  Overboard

9.  The Jerk

10.  Ace Ventura:  Pet Detective

Aquaseamage (Sarah B.)

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2008
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A lot of comedies I don't find funny at all, but these are ones that make me laugh:

1. Naked Gun movie trilogy with Leslie Neilson (funniest stuff EVER!)

2. Mr. Bean's Holiday

3. Weekend at Bernie's

4. Airplane 2 (for some reason I find it funnier than the original Airplane, although both are great)

5. The Return of the Pink Panther

6. Home Alone (the original)

7. Spaceballs

8. The Life of Brian

9. The Great Outdoors

10. Beetlejuice

Mainly I like slapstick stuff where people fall, trip and do stupid stuff like that. And Mr. Bean does some really crazy stuff!

I once saw a foreign movie from France about a rich guy with an "automatic house" who had this poor relative come and visit him. He went to a rubber water hose factory, goofed up the machine so it was making linked sausages .... VERY FUNNY STUFF!

There was also a Japanese "horror" movie about an evil tree that was killing other trees in the area - that was VERY FUNNY too!!! All these people were running around that tree and acting stupid. Some wanted to kill it, some wanted to save it, two other guys sold it to someone for a ton of money... LOL.

stunner (Eric J.)

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 10:52 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2008
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Some of my Fav Comedy in No real order (Yes I like really stupid comedy)

Click Cover for more info.



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angel15 (Maria L.)

Subject: My son's favorite comedy movies....
Date Posted: 3/15/2009 12:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2009
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Jackass movies


Pineapple Express

Shawn of the Dead ---- his favorite


Marleen M.

Subject: funny movie but cannot remeber title
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 8:14 AM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2009
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years ago i watched a movie about 2 guys who witness a crime, one is blind, the other is deaf.......i laughed till i cried.....anyone know the title

stunner (Eric J.)

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 8:28 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2008
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

w/ Richard Pryor & Gene Wilder

Marleen M.

Subject: stunner, eric j.
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 8:42 AM ET
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thanks for the title...i am going to put this on my list.

QuiltedKnitter (Stephanie M.)

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 12:56 AM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2008
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In no particular order:


Animals are Beautiful People

Netherbeast Incorporated (dark comedy)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Life of Brian

Ruthless People

Men in Tights


Hot Shots (both original and Part Deaux)


History of the World Part 1 (oops, does that make 11?)


Stephanie (who has all of these!)





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travelbug2497 (Kelly L.)

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 12:41 AM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2009
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Hear No Evil, See No Evil is my all time fave, the rest are not in any type of order.....


Hear No Evil, See No Evil

Knocked Up

Pineapple Express

Funny About Love

Saving Sliverman

Blazing Saddles

glowbird (Gloria B.)

Subject: favs
Date Posted: 10/23/2009 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2009
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I really love all of these:

Wonder BoysThe Royal Tenenbaums (The Criterion Collection)Juno (Single-Disc Edition)BeetlejuiceAir AmericaShrek (Fullscreen)City Slickers

Strange BrewCrazy PeopleMultiplicityBig BusinessThe RefMighty AphroditeQueens Logic

Wonder Boys, The Royal Tenenbaums, Juno, Beetlejuice, Air America, Shrek, City Slickers, Strange Brew, Crazy People, Multiplicity, Big Business, The Ref, Mighty Aphrodity;  Queen's Logic.

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glowbird (Gloria B.)

Date Posted: 10/23/2009 10:43 PM ET
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Honorary comedy:

Gosford Park So I have a weird sense of humor. lol.

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