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The Best Comedy Movies Of All Time  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey guys,

This morning I had just tuned into one of our local radio shows and they where discussing a list of the ten greatest comedy films of all time. And they where pretty much tearing up the list as an example of pop culture trying to self-promote itself. They had South Park, Bigger Longer Uncut in the number 7 position and a bunch of teenie movies. Probably the most agregious part of this list was the fact that not a single Mel Brooks film in the top 10 list....but Nurse Betty made it.

So I figured that much as I had done over in military aviation when we had the top ten bomber or fighter thread I would put up a thread of the top ten greatest comedies of all times.

So anyway here is my list of what the top 10 comedy films of all time should look like.

The Big Lebowski-
A Fish Called Wanda
Life of Brian
Blazing Saddles
Raising Arizona
Animal House
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Airplane
Stripes
CaddyShack

Edit:Honorable Mentions-Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and Mr. Roberts.

Feel free to wail on my picks.

[Edited 2007-05-18 06:40:02]


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Glad to see Caddyshack and Airplane! on there.


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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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In no particular order

1. CaddyShack
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Tommy Boy
4. Airplane
5. Coming to America
6. Animal House
7. Spaceballs
8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
9. Planes Trains and Automobiles
10. The Big Lebowski

Obviously these will all be debated, but they are my top 10



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):

The Big Lebowski

You took the words right out of my mouth. What a hilarious flick.
My favorite one.
Anyway, back to my list.
Big Lebowski
Mallrats
Clerks
After the Fox
The Party
Being There
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Dazed and Confused
Back to School.

Comedy is so huge its hard to have just a few. Tons of funny flicks out there.

-Copa


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'm too tired to make up a list, but Better Off Dead is one of my all time favourites.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
but Better Off Dead is one of my all time favourites.

If I had done a top 20 it would have made the list.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

My favorite movies:

Police Academy Series
Failure to launch
Animal House
Unaccompanied Minors
Space Cowboys
Caddy Shack

Hunter



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

IMHO,
Airplane (you're not an aviation nut if you don't like that one)
Hot Shots
Hot Shots Part Deux
Caddyshack
The Naked Gun 1 and 2 1/2 (the third one not so much)
Spaceballs
Monty Python's Life of Brian
American Pie 1 and 2
Police Academy 1 and 3
Scary Movie (all of them Big grin )
Home Alone 1


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Big Lebowski "The Dude abides"

*shame* - Deuce Bigalo Male Gigilo *shame*

High Anxiety

Dumb and Dumber


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

My List in no order:

Young Frankenstein
Airplane
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Auntie Mame
The Women
The Producers (Zero Mostel/Gene Wilder)


User currently offlineWithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

In no particular order:

The Castle
Flying High (Airplane) for some reason the name was different in Australia
Sgt Bilko
Crackerjack
A Fish Called Wanda
The Dish
Monty Python's The Holy Grail
Shaun of the Dead
Blazing Saddles
Wrongly Accused

WithaK


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
Better Off Dead is one of my all time favourites.

"I want my 2 dollars"

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Life of Brian
Blazing Saddles
Raising Arizona
Animal House



Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Airplane
Stripes
CaddyShack



Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 7):
Spaceballs



Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 3):
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'm not sure there should be more than one Mel Brooks movie in the top 10, but if we were to pick 2 I'd say it would have to be "Young Frankenstein" followed by "Blazing Saddles". With the first one really being more of a product of Gene Wilder's mind than it was Mel Brooks.... both are probably the best movies Brooks made, but are very different.

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
The Big Lebowski-
A Fish Called Wanda



Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Raising Arizona



Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Stripes
CaddyShack

 thumbsup 


And while it isn't a pure comedy I think that the entire Shrek series needs to be considered.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Blazing Saddles
Animal House
Airplane
Stripes



Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 2):
Monty Python and the Holy Grail



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 9):
Young Frankenstein

To which I will add:

Dogma
Kingpin
Weird Science
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 13):
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Forgot about that one.  bigthumbsup 


Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 13):
Dogma
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World



Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 2):
Monty Python and the Holy Grail



Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
A Fish Called Wanda
Life of Brian
Raising Arizona
Stripes
CaddyShack

Absolutely! checkmark 
I'll add:
The Pink Panther Series
The Mouse on the Moon
The Mouse that Roared (Yes, I like Peter Sellers)
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming
What's up Doc? (my first PG movie - 1972)

A bit dark, but with some good comedic moments:
M*A*S*H
Catch-22

And as much as I dislike Adam Sandler at times:
Happy Gilmore


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Airplane
Caddyshack
Police Academy 1 - 35?

As a Brady Bunch fan, I have to pick the first Brady Bunch movie (1995) as my favorite comedy. I laughed so hard at the movies when I first saw it. I own the DVD.




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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Add Super Troopers to the list.


Corey



C'mon Man
User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 14):
Quoting TSS (Reply 13):It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Forgot about that one.   

I'm ashamed to say I almost did.  blush 

For those who've never seen it, it is shameless slapstick featuring all the major TV stars of the 1950s and Ethyl Merman portraying the "bitchy mother-in-law" by which all others shall be judged.



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User currently offlineMbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Well in particular order:

Airplane
Top Secret ( A must see....I think the Airplane writers did that too)
History of the World (Mel Brooks....anything he does is funny)
National Lampoon (Chevy Chase)
Hot Shots
Naked Gun
The God's must be crazy
Space Balls
Caddyshack
Scary movie



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 18):
For those who've never seen it, it is shameless slapstick featuring all the major TV stars of the 1950s and Ethyl Merman portraying the "bitchy mother-in-law" by which all others shall be judged.

Its a who's who list of actors.

Spencer Tracy
Milton Berle
Sid Caesar
Jonathan Winters
Mickey Rooney
Buddy Hackett
Jimmy Durante
Dick Shawn
Edie Adams
Barrie Chase
Ethel Merman
Jim Backus
Peter Falk
Eddie Anderson

Curtiss JN-4D "Jenny"

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineJFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting JFKTOWERFAN (Reply 17):
Add Super Troopers to the list.

Farva.....ahhh.....Shenanigans???

Between super troopers and Blazing Saddles I can be very happy man.

Now I know it was funny but I am hoping no one adds Borat to the list.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 18):
For those who've never seen it, it is shameless slapstick featuring all the major TV stars of the 1950s and Ethyl Merman portraying the "bitchy mother-in-law" by which all others shall be judged.

I own the movie, but TBH I have never been able to sit through the entire thing. For one it is long for a comedy, it comes in around 2 and a half hours. The pacing is also noticeably slower than a modern comedy, but I guess that could be part of the charm. But it is an interesting flick to watch, even just for all those wonderful classic cars in the first half of the movie.

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 15):
Absolutely! checkmark
I'll add:
The Pink Panther Series
The Mouse on the Moon
The Mouse that Roared (Yes, I like Peter Sellers)
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming
What's up Doc? (my first PG movie - 1972)

Can't fault that, if you are talking comedy then you need to include Peter Sellers.


How about adding:

The Jerk
National Lampoon's Vacation (I know somebody already mentioned it above)
Fletch
Beverly Hills Cop
Trading Places
Planes Trains and Automobiles



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 15):
What's up Doc? (my first PG movie - 1972)

Auuuggghhh! How could I have forgotten that one?
One of the best chase scenes in all of movie history!
Plus, every time I'm forced to do something I really don't want to do, I picture Madeline Kahn being dragged bodily from that restaurant...leaving those long heel-marks every inch of the way. Big grin



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 23):
One of the best chase scenes in all of movie history!

Damn straight!

Not to mention a great line uttered by the bell-hop when convincing Madleine Kahn to go in the bathroom when he's allegedly looking for an escaped snake: "As everyone knows, madame, snakes live in mortal fear of...tile."


25 T56A15 : Add Uncle Buck Deuce Bigalo Male Gigilo Undercover Brother
26 WestJetForLife : For me: Caddyshack Stripes (Bill Murray and the Army=funny) Animal House Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation/Christmas Vacation Meatballs (reminds me of my first
27 PSA53 : I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes that Peter Sellers Italian movie. Glad to see it mentioned. Some others: Support Your Local Sheriff Analyze
28 Post contains links and images Srbmod : What no love for "Slap Shot" (The original one, not that horrid sequel starring Stephen Baldwin) or "Office Space"?
29 Copaair737 : How could I forget Animal House? Might be the GOAT. -Copa
30 WestJetForLife : Wasn't that the one with Stephen Root going "I-I-I believe you have my stapler?" Or am I thinking of another movie? Nik
31 Post contains images Srbmod : Too lazy to do a screen capture of Milton, but yes. Aspects of that movie can be found in pretty much every workplace. Quite a few quotes from that m
32 Copaair737 : Funny as hell. Mr. Gambini...why are you wearing that suit in my courtroom?
33 J_Hallgren : The one that I remember laughing the most at (way back when) was "Weekend at Bernies"...
34 CastleIsland : DAMN!!! We all forgot about: This is Spinal Tap Lest we hang our heads in shame, allow me to introduce "Intrevenus de Milo." "That's one louder."
35 Post contains images Srbmod : David St. Hubbins: I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a S
36 AllegiantAir : Airplane Naked Gun Talladega Nights Caddyshack I can't remember all the other good comedy movies I've seen.
37 MCOflyer : Sweet Home Alabama. Hunter
38 Clrd2go : Airplane! Blazing Saddles Top Secret My Cousin Vinny Silent Movie The Big Bus...came out before Airplane! and not real well known..takes place on a nu
39 HAWK21M : Andaz apna apna regds MEL
40 TSS : Excellent movie, and very much in the Airplane! vein. I seem to remember that it was released on DVD, but good luck finding a copy if it was.
41 Ferengi80 : I have to admit to be a fan of the Ealing comedies, and that is reflected in my top 10: - 1. KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS 2. PASSPORT TO PIMLICO 3. ON THE
42 CaptOveur : You must be either a cop or a stoner.. Those are the only people who find that movie funny.
43 Pyrex : All of these, plus: I am a sucker for romantic comedies so I am afraid I will have to put one on my list, no matter how embarassing that is. I would
44 Skyway1 : My Cousin Vinny Caddyshack Duece Bigalow(first one....laughed really hard) Billy Madison Tommy Boy Black Sheep("I got dibs on top bunk"......"kill whi
45 HPLASOps : In addition to some of the fabulous comedies mentioned (Caddyshack, Airplane, Blazing Saddles, Slap Shot, et al), I would like to submit a recent movi
46 Kaitak : I must watch "The Big Lebowski"; never saw that one! My own favourites: Life of Brian (everyone has movies they know off by heart; this is one of mine
47 PA110 : Marx Brothers: Duck Soup Horse Feathers A Night at the Opera Mel Brooks The Producers Blazing Saddles Young Frankenstein Jerry Lewis The Nutty Profess
48 BristolFlyer : Classic.
49 Post contains images Fridgmus : Without a doubt, all the movies listed are great, but I NEVER get tired of watching Animal House! Oh John, you left us way too soon.
50 Shakezulanj : Clue Dogma South Park Super Troopers Those are my four favorites.
51 STLGph : great comedies on the list, but i must add a mockumentary unlike any other... Julie Brown (from MTV)'s spoof of Madonna's Truth or Dare ... called Med
52 Halls120 : In descending order, best first: Blazing Saddles - [Lili von Schtupp has lured Bart back to her room] Lili Von Shtupp: Is it true how zey say zat you
53 Dragon-wings : maybe not the best of all time, but I thought Austin Powers International Man of Mystery and Goldmember was pretty funny movies.[Edited 2007-05-21 05:
54 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Superfly I cant believe you forgot the movie that defines our lives:
55 LTU932 : Indeed curious. Apparently, Airplane I was only known as Flying High in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. My list: Airplane I and II Space
56 Post contains images LTU932 : Just found this funny scene from Me, Myself and Irene.
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