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    Laughing is good for our health right? So I'm making a list of the most hilarious comedies to watch. Off the top of my head I've got:

    - The Big Lebowski
    - Anchor Man
    - Blades of Glory
    - Birdcage
    - Coming to America
    - Monty Python: Life of Brian
    - Monty Python: Quest for the Holy Grail
    - The Princess Bride
    - Shaun of the Dead (British Zombie film)

    (and ones I'd class as most overrated)

    - The Royal Tenenbaums
    - Little Miss Sunshine
    - The Hangover
    - Some Like it Hot

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  • #2
    the big lebowski (obviously)
    forgetting sarah marshall
    the first 2 Austin powers movies
    groundhog day
    raising arizona
    national lampoon's vacation
    coming to america
    office space
    there's something about mary
    waynes world


    • #3
      All Wes Anderson is overrated, Kevin Smith too.

      I'd add Airplane, Top Secret, This is Spinal Tap and the original Bedazzled.

      Also an underappreciated classic: The Loved One with Jonathan Winters. It's based on an Evelyn Waugh novel, directed by Tony Richardson, and the screenplay is by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood.
      Last edited by Rojo; 05-29-2013, 11:24 AM.


      • #4
        Super Troopers


        • #5
          Fargo - it's a black comedy
          Animal House
          Ground Hog day
          Any Monty Python Movie
          Trading Places
          Princess Bride
          Young Frankenstein
          The Santa Claus
          Time Bandits


          • #6
            Airplane, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python and the Life of Brian, Monty Python Flying Circus, Monty Python and the Meaning of Life, Princess Bride, Office Space, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Naked Gun, Shaun of the Dead, Rocky Horror Picture Show (with audience partici...pation), Dogma, and several others I can't remember right now.
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            • #7
              Noises Off.


              • #8
                Forgetting Sarah Marshall
                Evil Dead 2
                Army of Darkness
                The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.


                • #9
                  Anything Monty Python
                  Time Bandits (part of the Monty Python crew)
                  Anything with Robin Williams
                  City Slickers (well, anything Billy Crystal)
                  Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Larger Than Life )
                  Rocky Horror Picture Show (It's just a jump to the left...)
                  All the Disney Pixar stuff (Wall-E, Meatballs, Up, etc.)
                  I liked Fargo but that was pretty dark
                  A Fish Called Wanda
                  Last edited by Paleobird; 05-29-2013, 03:51 PM.


                  • #10
                    omg I love the Birdcage. (the Robin Williams one)

                    The Sweetest Thing
                    8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
                    When Harry Met Sally
                    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
                    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
                    Along Came Polly
                    There's Something About Mary
                    Pulp Fiction
                    Men in Black (all of them have scenes of awkward comedy gold, imo)
                    History of the World Part 1
                    Austin Powers (especially AP2)


                    • #11
                      DROP DEAD FRED DEFINITELY!

                      Run Ronnie Run!?

                      Also how has no one said Parenthood (the 90s movie with Steve Martin) and also My Blue Heaven?!

                      The Burbs didn't make the list?

                      Everyone needs to see Hamlet 2 above all.
                      "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                      Jack london, "Before Adam"


                      • #12
                        I love Parenthood!

                        I also like Clue and A League of Their Own when I'm watching with friends; something about both of those leaves us with jokes all night.

                        When Harry Met Sally is another favorite of mine.


                        • #13
                          Comedies I've seen multiple times:
                          Galaxy Quest
                          Princess Bride
                          When Harry Met Sally
                          National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
                          Knocked Up
                          The Goodbye Girl
                          Groundhog Day
                          My Cousin Vinny
                          Drop Dead Gorgeous
                          Legally Blonde
                          Mean Girls
                          Baby Mama
                          Wedding Crashers
                          The Wedding Singer

                          Comedies I've seen once, but enjoyed:
                          Crazy Stupid Love
                          Bad Santa
                          21 Jump Street (2012 movie with Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum)
                          Pitch Perfect
                          Date Night
                          Bad Teacher
                          Easy A


                          • #14
                            In no particular order:

                            Harold and Maude
                            Hudson Hawk
                            La Cage aux Folles try this. I saw this before Birdcage was made and almost peed laughing.
                            The Philadelphia Story (Honorable mention: Bringing Up Baby)
                            Anything with Mae West
                            Fast Times at Ridgemont High
                            Beverly Hills Cop
                            48 Hours
                            Blazing Saddles (and just about anything Mel Brooks)
                            Young Frankenstein
                            A Fish Called Wanda
                            Raising Arizona
                            Back to School
                            It Happened One Night

                            Honorable mention:
                            Dogma, though its almost too thought provoking to be a comedy LOL
                            Heaven Can Wait

                            Ack there are too many!
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                            • #15
                              Easy Money
                              Major League
                              Blues Brothers
                              Let's Go To Prison
                              Men At Work
                              Planes Trains and Automobiles
                              Office Space
                              Harold and Kumar go to White Castle & Guantanimo Bay
                              Last edited by counterpuncher; 05-29-2013, 06:04 PM.