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:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
A Fish Called Wanda
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (My #1 choice)
Some Like it Hot
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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.
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
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?
The Bad News Bears
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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None of these are ranked
These are not really in any order:
Death To Smoochy
Cheech & Chong Up in Smoke
L A Story
The Big Lebowski
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.
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?)
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)
8. The Life of Brian
9. The Great Outdoors
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.
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
In no particular order:
Animals are Beautiful People
Netherbeast Incorporated (dark comedy)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
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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I really love all of these:
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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