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Added by The Mighty Celestial on 19 Jun 2009 01:45
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My Top 99 Favorite Comedies

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People who added this item 2026 Average listal rating (1330 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
From the very beginning of the series, Saturday Night Live was continually introducing characters that were created specifically for the program's Not-Yet-Ready-For-Primetime players. And these creations finally start to prove themselves as bankable movie properties with the Blues Brothers, "Joliet" Jake & Elwood. Portrayed by Jim Belushi & Dan Aykroyd, they originated as a fictional soul revivalist band as a part of a musical sketch for the fledging late-nite weekend comedy show.

In their big screen debut, they are couple of orphan-raised white guys who soulfully sing the blues, regularly defy the law & like to drive at night wearing their sunglasses. Basically because they're on a mission from God.
It's safe to say that, as a non-religious person, I came to see the light when I realized that the Blues Brothers is probably my favorite spiritual film of all time.
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In this third installment of the Vacation series, the adventures the Griswolds continues during the time of gift-giving and carefree carolling. And in keeping with their family tradition, they find that no matter what season it is, their luck is always gonna be bad.
Yuletide holiday merriment & cheer from back during a period when Chevy Chase was considered to be cooler than Santa Clause. Not to mention, this was also a time when he was actually, believe it or not, kinda funny.

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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Back before he was a multi-Oscar winning actor, Tom Hanks was one half of the crossdressing duo from Bosom Buddies. While wearing a dress, it was a role that found him surrendering his heart to a blonde bombshell. Soon he parlayed his TV comedic skills to the movie screen, making a Splash in Hollywood whilst giving his heart up to a beautiful lady who was half fish.
Which he quickly followed up with Bachelor Party, as a character who's up and getting hitched with 80's super-vixen Tawny Kitaen.
With all this funny business in the early 80's, who knew at the time that, as a serious actor, he would eventually end up becoming so big?

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People who added this item 2629 Average listal rating (1843 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A film by the comedy team of Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, the same duo responsible for what is, for my money, the best zom-com ever, Shaun Of The Dead. This time, they take on the world of the buddy-cop genre.
Hot Fuzz never really reaches as high a level of humor, humanity, wit as Shaun, nor is it as genre groundbreaking,
but when all is said and done, there was enough of the typical high balance of comedy & chemistry between the two "Bad Boys" to make this action-soof a commendable effort.
At least enough to include it on my list of fave laff flicks.

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People who added this item 1367 Average listal rating (936 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9

The tale of dwo d00ds who travel through time using a phonebooth, looking for historical figures, in order that they too, in the future can achieve their destiny as historical figures. And also, because they gotta do a book report.

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People who added this item 1169 Average listal rating (832 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Paul (2011)
Paul is one of those typical big-eyed, big-headed aliens that we've grown accustomed to believing are hiding in Area 51.
Though, he disproves the stereotype that he & his kind are here in order to circle our crops, mutilate our cows & probe our anuses.....

Paul just wants to share with us what he knows & to smoke a doobie. The kind of doobie that killed Bob Dylan.

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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
This is a perfect example of how selling out with a buncha crumby sequels can ruin a franchise.
For it's genre, Smokey And The Bandit was a really quality film that was alot of fun & pretty cool (I mean, y'know, for it's time).
It was only after a multitude of sub-quality follow-ups & sequels, that this type of movie became the joke that it is usually considered now.

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People who added this item 500 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Jerk (1979)

Throughout his long and lustrous career, Steve Martin has been known as many things.
A wild and crazy guy.
King Tut.
The New Pink Panther (*groan*).
But for me, I will always think of him best as The Jerk.
Now obviously, I mean that in a good way.
Yeah, I know that knowadays he's usually considered as the innocently flawed yet perfectly PC humoristic dad in films like Parenthood & Cheaper By The Dozen. But during the back-end of the 70's decade, Martin had an edge to his style of comedy. And after the monopoly that Mel Brooks had in the field of farce films up to that point, it was exactly the type of edge that was needed to bring back the against-the-grain antics that makes this particular brand of comedy the kind that'll bust a gut or two.
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Lady Barbra teams up with that one guy from Love Story in a screwball comedy that's named after a wascally wabbit's most famous phwase.

After I put this movie on this list I realized that I hadn't put up any farce films since back from the 50's. It seems like either there very few made during the period between then & 1972, or just that I didn't find any of funny up until this point. Either way, it was refreshing to finally not only be able to post one up, but also, to see that the main stars of WUD? are two actors who developed reputations during this decade for being in more "serious" and/or sappy romance flicks.
And of course, there's only one way to end an entry for a movie named after a famous Bugs Bunny catch-phrase...

Th-th-th-th-that's all, folks.
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People who added this item 466 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
The French Riviera is a coastline resort for the wealthy that has room only for one con-man. Therefore, it becomes a bit crowded when it finds itself the stomping grounds for two scoundrels, one smooth and sophisticated, the other, crass and crude, but both of them, dirty and rotten.

With comedy not as sharp as it first might appear or with as much confidence as other like-minded films, DRS's strength comes from the pitch perfect chemistry of Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Their combined thespian antics provide this film with the kind of scams and schemes that'll swindle a smile out of any one who decides to take a chance on this excellently executed snow job.
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Those flicks that really make me laff.

Updated Entries:
- Caddyshack
- Horrible Bosses
- The Hangover
- Top Secret
- Best In Show
- Django Unchained
- The Simpsons Movie
- Bridesmaids

This list does not include those films that tend to lean towards being strictly more of a romantic comedy.
Those are here: http://www.listal.com/list/my-top-30-romantic-comedies

Other lists by The Mighty Celestial:

My Top 60 Favorite "Horror"-Themed Movies http://www.listal.com/list/my-top-ten-favorite-horror

My Top 20 Female Movie Bad-Asses http://www.listal.com/list/my-top-10-female

Yep. When It Comes To Comicbook Movies .... http://www.listal.com/list/yep-am-huge-comicbook

10 Movies That Feature A Dancin' Travolta In 'Em http://www.listal.com/list/my-list-9158

My Top 15 Guilty Pleasure Movies http://www.listal.com/list/guilty-pleasures-thecelestial

WAATAAAH!! My Top 10 Favorite Martial Arts Flix! http://www.listal.com/list/my-list-thecelestial

My Top 50 Favorite Sci-Fi Movies.... Of Like, Ever http://www.listal.com/list/scifi-movies

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Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jul 29 15:31
The Hangover
I love you Man
The Proposal
Liar Liar
Yes Man
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Jul 30 0:30

Good list tho.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 4 20:17
Your number 88 is most memorable to me in the way that Baby Herman walks off the set of the opening cartoon, complaining. I think to myself, I would never have thought to write that!

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