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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 (1332 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 and Elwood. Portrayed by Jim Belushi and 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 and 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 and 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 (221 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 (1846 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A film by the comedy team of Simon Pegg and 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 and 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 (938 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9

The tale of two d00ds who travel through time using a phone booth. Kinda like that one British guy, Doctor Who. But instead of doing it to stop evil forces from effin' up the time-stream, or to fight Daleks, Cybermen an' stuff, Bill and Ted do it because they're looking for historical figures, so that they too, in the future, can achieve their own destinies 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 (835 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.
Although, as we get to know him in this story, we find that he completely disproves the mythical stereotype that he and his kind are here on our planet in order to circle our crops, mutilate our cows and probe our anuses.....

Paul shows us that all he wants to do is to share with us what he knows about the galaxy and to smoke a doobie.
A really good doobie.
The kind of doobie that killed Bob Dylan.
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 6.7 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 and pretty cool (I mean, y'know, for it's time).
It was only after a multitude of sub-quality follow-ups and 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 (348 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 nowadays he's usually considered as the innocently flawed yet perfectly PC humoristic dad in films like Parenthood and 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 (94 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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People who added this item 3326 Average listal rating (2308 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Worlds collide as the cartoon universe and the "real" universe meet in this who-dunnit "tail" of a wascally wabbit with claims that he has been

A groundbreaking modern day film noir with enough color, comedy ans star-studded cartoon cameos to make any hardcore animated film buff want to play pattycake with themselves.
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People who added this item 1021 Average listal rating (722 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Hot Tub Time Machine is a film that uses time-travel to simply entertain thru a tale that just a bubbling bath of pure dumbassery. Which, even though it's a style I usually don't go for, this time around, I was quite surprised at how much I found myself laughing out loud during it's viewing.
Maybe it's a guilty pleasure that I can only enjoy by doing something that i don't usually like to do: by leaving my brain at door.
Or leaving it back in the year 1986.
I'm not sure how it will hold up upon further viewing, but for now, I found it solid enough for me to include on this list.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Meatballs (1979)

Boy, I gotta tell ya,
whether they're on appetizer sticks, in a sandwich, on top of spaghetti or in the form of a movie, I really do like me some Meatballs.
Back during the late 70's and early 80's, summer camp was a very popular theme with teenage-targeted flicks.
And while I was never really a big fan of the overall theme, I did enjoy this particular movie. Not just because it's considered one of the classics of the genre, but also, because it featured then SNL staple Bill Murray in his first feature film appearance. I thought that he had (and still has actually) a laid-back approach to both his humor and his acting that often managed to make me smile that same kind of smirky smile that he always had on his face.

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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Rodney Dangerfield stars as an old rich business guy who decides that it's time to get some respect by going back to school.
Which is convenient, considering that that's the title of this movie.

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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Oh, God! (1977)
You know,
there have been alot of movies about senior citizens.
But when it comes to old people,
let's face it....
they don't come any older than This Guy.
When it comes to the phrase "He's older than dirt",
the lead character in this film literally means it.

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People who added this item 4287 Average listal rating (2961 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)

A year before they brought Batman as a dark knight to the big screen for the first time, director Tim Burton and Michael Keaton teamed up to bring this freaky film full of fantom foible and fear-themed farts.
Oops, I meant farce. Fear-themed farce.
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Silent Movie (1976)

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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Kabluey (2007)
The day to day adventures of Kabluey, a flyer handing out mascot for an imploding dot com company.
Add the subplot that he's a down and out loser that has a nephew and an aged Terri Garr that both want to kill him (for different reasons ....of course) and it's becomes obvious to see that this is a story of comedy that practically writes itself.

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People who added this item 384 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Muriel is overweight, socially awkward and a pathological day dreamer. One day, after meeting a fellow outcast, she begins taking steps to improve her situation. Using her pathological day dreams as a blue print, she starts by moving outta her small town into the big city and then changing her name from Muriel to Mariel. And it's all uphill from there. That is, from Muriel's/Mariel's point of view it is. To the rest of the world, it's a downhill spiral full of delusion, deception, and lots 'n' lots of ABBA music.

Actually, to be truthfully honest, the only reason this is on my list is cuz ...well...I really like ABBA's music.
And sayin' that does just not make my pimp-ass any less hairier.
So, you know....
shut up.
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People who added this item 2449 Average listal rating (1697 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
While I'm not much of a fan of the more in your face, slapstick kind of comedy, this one still worked for me. Probably because, as far this movie went with that type of humor, it was still able to stop short from going "full retard" (and for any one out there reading this who tempted to be offended by that comment, maybe you should watch this movie before you do....or at least, go to youtube and look the "full retard" scene from Tropic Thunder...).
Plus, Robert Downey's performance as an Aussie transforming himself into the "role" of a black man was alone worth the price of the theater ticket.

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People who added this item 955 Average listal rating (691 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
After the primary law enforcer of a small frontiers town is killed, the locals must come to grips with the fact that's there's a new sheriff in town. His name is Black Bart, and the black part of his name is not because of his rep. It's up to him to win over the confidence of the frighten citizens of Rock Ridge and stop the new railroad from putting the town full of Johnsons off of the map.

This is one of those movies that I have fond memories of watching and immensely enjoying when I was a little kid. Mel Brooks' penchant for getting a laugh from his audiences by throwing everything but the kitchen sink was exactly the type of humor that appealed to the sensibilities of my age back then. These days, I'm sure modern audiences don't find the laughs aren't as hardy when it comes to a Brook farce, but for me, there's still enough in the satirical content and racial undertones of Blazing Saddles to make my now grown-up ass crack a chuckle or two.
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People who added this item 1294 Average listal rating (872 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Old School (2003)
A bunch of grown men acting like a buncha drunken college freshmen.
The success of this film is proof that there is a pretty good chunk of the male species for whom growing up is really hard to do.
And its a role that always seems to fit Will Ferrell like a glove.

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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
During these early days of film, it's not all that hard to figure out who were the ruling kings of the cinema back then.
When it comes to the 20's, Buster Keaton is without a doubt one the first names to come up.
After viewing the combination of fantasy dream sequences with the elaborate stunts of physical comedy in Sherlock, Jr., is becomes abundantly clear why these theatric traits will always be cemented as the stylistic signature of Joseph Frank Keaton ("Buster" to you and me).
It's also easy to see why this film is regarded by many as the best the year of 1924.

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People who added this item 3996 Average listal rating (2727 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Jack Black needs a paycheck.
So he decides to go to school and become both a teacher and the leader of the band. With a bunch of fourth graders.
Class is now in session.
Time to rock on.
And then to enjoy a fruit snack followed with a mid-afternoon nap time.

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People who added this item 909 Average listal rating (686 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
A story of a poor black man trading places with a rich white man, with the lead roles going to Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy.
For those of you who haven't yet seen this early 80's classic, based on that information, can you guess who plays which part?
Considering that this was one of those early 80's movies that features Jamie Lee Curtis in her prime, I wouldn't mind trading places with either of those guys, just so I'd be able to star in a film with her insanely perfect and fine ass, yo.

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People who added this item 1000 Average listal rating (602 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7
Pee-wee's first big adventure is featured in his big screen debut, aptly titled "Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
And no, this movie's title is not referring the "big adventure" that landed him in jail and thus made this playhouse dwelling man-child infamously kinda creepy.
But maybe it's that slight touch of creepiness that seems to add a bit of edge to this quirky cross country comedy about a "boy" and his bike.

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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
The escapist fantasy of innocence that baseball tends to provide kids comes colliding with the realism of crushed spirits that tends to come with adulthood.
Oh, but with humor.

Always on the lookout to make some extra beer money, a big loser sees a chance in a bunch of little losers who take up the very last spot in the "minor" leagues with "bearly" any prospects to improve their standings. After the addition of a pitcher who, despite being a girl, doesn't throw like one, and a hog ridin' future Hall-of-Famer (that is, if he beats the odds and doesn't go to prison first), all these losers, big and small, come together to make up a team of players who are just plain bad news.
A bitchin' and blemished baseball movie starring Walter Matthau (doing what he does best) and Oscar winning Tatum O'Neal (doing what she does best).
Not to mention that one kid who would eventually grow up to be Rorschach.
And the second incarnation of Freddy Krueger.
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Slap Shot (1977)
An aging hockey player comes realize that he is at a point in which his life, inside and outside of the rink, have both become seriously stalled.
So he decides to take on a triad of brothers/new rogue players and tries to find a way to fold 'em into the rest of the team.
After utilizing and capitalizing on the base and brutish tactics of the three new members, the Charlestown Chiefs soon find their game and their attendance has been rejuvenated.

With it's humor relying heavily on the raw and raunch that has made this film famous, this is the kind of story that is best to watch unedited. So if you're ever flipping through the channels on your TV set, and come across this hockey "classic", keep surfing, and make a mental note to watch it on DVD or on on-demand. Because watching Slap Shot is a lot like going to an actual NHL game: win or lose, the game is always more entertaining when either a fight breaks out between two players or when someone ends up getting a puck in their mouth.
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People who added this item 607 Average listal rating (408 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
The General (1926)

One of the first movies that helps to start the lonnng trend in Hollywood of portraying the U.S. Civil War with the Confederates as heroes and the Union as villains.
Which begs the question:
Just what the hell exactly is it that all those flaky movie makers from La-La Land have against those damn Yankees, anyways?

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People who added this item 2847 Average listal rating (2040 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Zombieland (2009)
I've never been really big into the horror-comedy genre. It always felt to me that the comedy sorta cancels out the horror aspect of the film. Fortunately, Zombieland seems to focus more with the comedy area of it's premise, and the story centered more on the main characters dealing in world with few human survivors than it does on these characters battling their way thru flanks upon flanks of zombies (though, there are enough of those scenes to warrant the name of this movie). So, even though I'm not a big fan of zombie apocalypses, I found that I was able to sit thru this one with a bit more of an appreciation not only for the sub-genre itself, but more importantly, with an appreciation for a certain actor* with the initials BM. And yet, even more importantly, with an appreciation for the fact that I live in a time when I don't have to worry about life's little Twinkie gauge going on empty.

*Kind of a spoiler if I mention the actor's name.
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MSTK:TM is a science fiction movie about watching a science fiction movie.
I guess, it's kinda like creating a fictional universe within a fictional universe.
With robots.
And when you think about it,
a science fiction film probably couldn't get any more science fictiony than that.

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People who added this item 5823 Average listal rating (4023 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Mask (1994)
I was a fan of the Mask back when hardly anyone knew anything about the comicbook.
So for me, it was kind of surprising when I heard that a movie about this character was going to be released.
Now, since superhero movies were just starting to finally prove to be able to generate attendance from the general public, I knew that there was no way they were going to be able to translate the dark humor and the violent tone of the comic for the silver screen, so I just assumed that out of necessity, Hollywood was just to completely re-invent the character, and Hollywood being Hollywood, would just completely eff it up.
However, they somehow were able to make this reinvention work for the medium of a live action movie. Not perfectly, mind you, but with the bizarre ingredients that were required for the basis of this weird, reality-altering anti-hero, it came off pretty well & pretty consistent. While the Mask doesn't hold the weight of any of its comic-book colleagues of this genre, it held it's own enough to be successful at the box office and not spawn the ire of nerds like me who, especially at the time, just wanted to see these kinds of films earn a little more respect.

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People who added this item 2578 Average listal rating (1752 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
While many of my fellow film connoisseurs were talking up Wes Anderson's first two films, Bottle Rocket and especially Rushmore, I did't really start liking his work until this movie. I know that I'm mostly in the minority when I say this, but his previous two films before Tenenbaums didn't really do anything for me. Now, it has been awhile since I saw those sophomore efforts, so I'd have to watch 'em again to see if my indifference towards them still holds up.
Regardless, he has since become one of my favorite directors of contemporary cinema. As a matter of fact, two of his most recent works, Moonrise Kingdom and Grand Budapest Hotel are, IMO, two of the best films of this decade.
Anderson has a style of storytelling and art direction that is unique, understated, and blends well with the underlying dysfunctional drama that he likes to add into the mix. It's a brand of film-making that will probably never be suited for mass consumption, but it definitely has the potential to satisfy the appetite for those of us movie lovers who, every once in a while, just wanna expand our palettes beyond that of a popcorn flick.

With names like Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Angelica Houston,
it's no surprise that as far as dark comedies go,
The Tenenbaums are what you might call the royal family of aristocratic and eccentric dysfunction.
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People who added this item 1791 Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell fits very comfortably into the role of an elf who finds out that his elfin roots are a lot shorter than even the height of his colleagues.
An engaging heartwarmer of a holiday tale as Santa's largest little helper journeys out to the big city to discover that as an elf in the North Pole, he might be unusually big, but out in the real world, he's still got alot of growing up to do.
A hell of alot.

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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Swingers (1996)
Remember back when swing music was experiencing a revival, before Jon Favreau got fat and Vince Vaughn's annoying personality wasn't all that annoying yet?
Yep, that's back when these two up and comers were both doing their thing as swingers.

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People who added this item 1465 Average listal rating (1056 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
What is it that makes a young surgeon carry on the family tradition of creating a patchwork monstrosity of a menace that always seems to rile up the local villagers into taking up arms with their pitchforks and their torches and then, storming the castle?
Simple. It's in his blood.
as in a vampiric metaphor....?

Okay, okay,
I know that some of you out there would be quick to remind me that vampires are not the the central theme of this list. Frankenstein monsters are.
To which I can only respond "Actually, it's pronounced Frankensteen."

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People who added this item 2996 Average listal rating (2088 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Kung Fu Panda (2008)

When I first decided to put up this list, originally, I wasn't going to put up any animated films.
But, since the newer generation of computerized cartoon flicks seem to be able to incorporate humor that can generate giggles from the adults as well as kids, I thought I'd include at least one on this list.
Probably the one that made me laugh more than any other in recent years would have to be Kung Fu Panda (though this was a tough call).
For my money, the "anthropomorphic" facial expressions and the characteristics of the movements reached in this film truly allowed the humour to shine thru in as much in the way the characters moved and "acted" and really helped to enhance the jokes in the script.

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People who added this item 987 Average listal rating (673 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Role Models (2008)
Role Models is a film that, with it's plot of grown men learning to grow up with the help of a couple of non-grown-ups, in my opinion, came off sort of as a waterdowned Apatow movie. However, it still provided me with more out-loud laughs than I had expected walking in. Not to mention that it's a comedy that comes with a message: "Don't try to bulls#t the bullsh#tter".
I think.
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People who added this item 3373 Average listal rating (2254 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
In this family, dysfunctionality is a form of functionality.
Stretching mom out on a torture rack or throwing the baby out of a third story window is simply a way of communicating "You're okay, I'm okay".
And one of the advantages that comes with having the last name of Addams is that, no matter how many family-friendly games of tag you play,
your cousin will always be Itt.

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People who added this item 2648 Average listal rating (1787 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Dogma (1999)

As a self professed comic-book nerd, one would think that, naturally, I'd be a fan of fellow comic-book nerd, Kevin Smith. And as that sentence implicates, I'm not.
I enjoy watching and listening to his various convention and college speaking tours, but his movies, while not bad,
I don't think their humor and story-lines are as solid as his stories that he likes to relay whenever he's in auditorium full of his fans.
Whenever I listen to one of his scripts, I tend to hear him talking more than I hear the characters conversing with each other.
Dogma is no exception to this,
the difference being that in this movie, I do enjoy listening to the points he brings about religion and the stigmas that result or tend to grow out it.
Still monolithically-centered writing, but still fun and interesting in the end, for me.
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People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Have you ever wondered what was the story behind the making of the short fright film Coven, pronounced with a long "o" instead of the standard short "o" most associated with the word?
Well, if you're like most fans of films from the early 2000's, the answer is most likely "No". Followed up by another question "What the hell is Coven?".

Rather than explaining what "Coven" is and why the long "o" that has become attached to it, it might just easier to direct you toward this particular move. It's an american movie called "American Movie" and it will clear any and all confusion that might have surfaced after reading this entry.

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People who added this item 512 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
City Slickers (1991)
As a comedic actor whose star was rising throughtout the 80's, Billy Crystal reaches the apex of his film career with this film, his first critically approved major blockbuster.

In it, he stars as the head of a group of city slickers (hence, the title of the movie) who decide to relive the drive of the Ol' West in hopes of getting back to the basics of their manhood. And nothing helps to restore a guy's masculinity better than donning a cowboy hat and herding cattle on horseback. At least, that was the case back in the early 90's.
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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Like all little grade school kids, I was big fan of cookies. However, the first time I tasted an animal cracker, i was pretty disappointed at how bland they were. I mean, it was cool that they each were shaped by a different zoo animal and that the box that they came in looked like a circus cage on wheels, but for all their superficial flare, my taste buds found 'em to be pretty boring.
So, as a huge fan of the Marx Brothers, whenever I watch this film, you can be sure that I'll not be munching on the namesake of so-called snacks. I much prefer a big tub of popcorn that has been heavily sprinkled with an entire boxful of Sno-Caps.
And yeah, I know I'm increasing my chances for a coronary,
but if I gotta go early,
then let it be while I'm laughing hard and munching sweetly.
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People who added this item 681 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Stop-motion animation with a British flavor, that doesn't try to whack you over the head with it's look, humor or more importantly, with any kind of "universal life-lesson".
While it's distinction from other animated films is much more subtle and evenly consistent, the overall result of The Wrong Trousers left me not so much with a roaring laughter that other animated features try to shoot for, but more with a satisfying smile that was firmly set in place from beginning to end.

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People who added this item 1604 Average listal rating (1091 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Nothing brings two people together in friendship more quickly and/or more assuredly than high quality weed.
And no matter how dangerous a trail these best buds may find themselves on, the pot-laden Pineapple Express will always find 'em barreling through, mano a mano, with eyes a'redden, joints a'blazing and most likely, with a furious case of the munchies.
I'd get more into what this movie was about and why I liked it, but the truth is, I was stoned outta my mind when I watched it. So I all I can remember for right now is that I enjoyed it enough to include it this list.

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Now here's a film about the unfilmable.
The Life And Opinions Of Tristam Shandy is classic humorous British novel that was published back in the mid 1700's and was 9 volumes long.
9 volumes.
Considered for centuries as totally impossible for big screen adaptation, gigglelously surnamed director Michael Winterbottom takes a shot at it and produces a seriously chuckle chock-filled movie. And for what it lacks in volume (particularly compared to the source material), it more than makes up with in sheer amount of cock and bull. Which is just as funny to watch as it is to say.

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People who added this item 380 Average listal rating (274 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Major League (1989)
Yet another story of a team of misfits and losers banding together to form a winning world series team.
But what separates this one from the rest is that this is the only baseball movie franchise that exemplifies the idea of what a baseball movie should be by featuring Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker.

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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Made (2001)
Jon Faveau sits behind the director's chair for the first time and with his usual partner in crime, Vince Vaughn, the real life friends portray movie life friends in a film that shows that if you can make it in the mob,
then you've really got it made.

This is an independent movie that often tends to get overlooked because of the more well-known Faveau/Vaughn indie efort, Swingers.
And while I like that film too, I thought this one was just a tiny bit better, not just story-wise but more in particular, in terms of it's comedy angle.
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People who added this item 536 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
48 Hrs. (1982)
This film is often credited as the one that started the trend for the modern "buddy cop" movie that took over theaters thru-out the 80's and early 90's. And as the one that set the standard for the story of how two completely different cops from different backgrounds must learn to work together to solve a crime.
And even though Eddie Murphy's character isn't a cop in this movie, it's still okay, since this film's director, Walter Hill, isn't really a hill.

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Starting through the mid 70's and continuing to the 80's, Richard Pryor was heralded as the King Of Comedy. And it was this title that not only spurred on his movie career, but heck, even got him to team up with Superman (although, it was a pairing that had proved to be almost as lethal as Kryptonite to the Man Of Steel).
Pryor's silver streak of success continues in this live comedy concert film, featuring a nite of hard-hitting material that shows why a streetwise huckster was able to hold the crown as regally as he did. Bold, honest and as always, sincerely funny, RPLotSS also proved to be one of the most successful of his onstage stand-up flicks.

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

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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, 10 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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