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Added by The Mighty Celestial on 19 Jun 2009 01:45
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My Top 175 Favorite Comedies

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People who added this item 514 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
To be quite honest, for a film that was made in the early 80's, I'm not sure how well Porky holds up these days as a high school comedy.
I think that this could be one of those of examples of a film that I still like based more on the sentimental memories I have when I first watched it than anything else.
But, there are still a few scenes that can cough up a guffaw or two, even by today's standards.
To this day, the famous "tallywacker" scene, in which a teacher's meeting is held in the principal's office about a "guilty member" is still one of the funniest scenes in any movie, comedy or otherwise, that I've ever watched. Even now, whenever I view just that one particular part of the film, I still end up laughing in tears.

People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.7

Anyone else remember this space-faring, ice-stealing, Urich-starring, not-so-classical science-fiction 80's film-fare?


People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1

While I don't dislike them, I'm usually pretty indifferent to many of the Neil Simon plays that have been adapted into film. Alot of times, I think that the humor works better within the confined story structure of the theatre than to the more expansive universe that is created inside a movie.
That said, I think that the Sunshine Boys is one of the better screen adaptations of his works. Maybe it's because the whole story's premise is based on the idea of transferring entertainment from the old skool stage of vaudeville, onto the new skool screen of a television (via a TV special on the history of comedy). Whatever the reason, there is no denying George Burn's presence on this film. TSB was integral in kickstarting a resurgence of his career after a really long absence. Not only was George gone from the silver screen for 36 years, but once he started up again, this old geezer became the guy responsible for making God into a very successful film franchise.
And let's be honest here, any flick that can set up a biblical chain reaction of that variety has gotta get some kind of due props.
People who added this item 7123 Average listal rating (5089 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Men in Black (1997)
They say what you don't know can't hurt you.
And in this movie, this applies to idea of aliens as well.
Extra-terrestrials have not only touched down to Earth, they are living amongst us and have been doing so for quite some time. So, how did we get by for so long without knowing?
The MIB, a secret organization that makes sure that unidentified flying objects remain unidentified and that extra-terrestrials remain "extra" (I hope that mkaes sense...).
And it's not a conspiracy, it's for you're own good.
These black suited, dark sunglassed agents know that if any of us average joes were aware of the fact that we had been being visited for years now, it would be too much information for us to handle.
In short, to save from us being taken away by the men in white, we need the Men In Black.
We just don't know it.

Heck, a being from another planet could be writing these very words that you are reading right now.
People who added this item 822 Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
After Hours (1985)
 Griffith Dunne is what could be a called a "computer nerd of the 80's". So when a pretty girl who shares a same interest as him gives him her number, he does what all nerds do. He comes up with some flimsy excuse to see her.   However, as Griffith travels through the neighborhood where she lives, he finds himself facing one misadventuring turns after another, each one stranger than the previous.
 In other words, he experiences what it's like to be on in Soho after hours.
A black comedy that I didn't find to be as funny as most critics, yet it was still a movie that, over-all, proved to be an interesting trip through lower Manhattan in the street level manner that only Martin Scorsese can provide.

People who added this item 1284 Average listal rating (840 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
I loved the first Clerks movie.
So much so that I cringed when I heard that they were making a sequel to it. And after watching this second film, there were some aspects that validated my feelings about doing a follow-up feature to Kevin Smith's indie classic.
The inexperienced acting of the original players, which was still evident in this film, played off so much better in the first film. The main reason being that the combination of being filmed in black and white and we've never seen the fresh faced cast gave Clerks the feel of almost being a humorous documentary. So the lack of thespian skillz seemed to add to the realness of the flick and made the humor feel more natural.
The bigger budget and colorization of C2 made the crudeness of the actors stand out more and, IMO, made alot of the jokes and the points being made in the story, feel a bit forced.
So why did I include it on this list?
B'cuz, even though I don't think Clerk 2 matches up to Clerks 1, I still liked the sharp wittiness of Smith's script, Rosario Dawson does an excellent job of portraying the love interest as such a very sweet character and in the end, the overall message of the movie still came off as being the kind of view askewed that made Kevin Smith's early career a standout from the rest.

People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Two guys, one bored with life, the other always on the lookout for a get-rich-quick scheme, work the late shift at a morgue.
One night, when the friendly neighboring hooker loses her pimp, they help her out of a jam by providing her and her colleagues with the services of a surrogate sugar daddy. Right there in the morgue.

Henry Wrinkler and Shelly Long, two stars known more for their television work, headline this stiffed-storied film affair, directed by then-newcomer Ron Howard and featuring an exceptionally excellent debut by Mr. Mom himself, Michael Keaton.
As a kid, my first experience with the Pink Panther was through the Saturday morning cartoon series.
So, even though the films were conceived before the television series, I was pretty disappointed when I saw that these movies were based more on live-action, adult orientated humor than they were on the animated antics of an anthropomorhic flower colored leopard (panthers are actually leopards without the spots....).
Of course, as I got older, I began to appreciate the big screen releases more, with this fifth installment into the franchise being, IMO, the best one of the bunch and therefore, my favorite.

People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
The escapist fantasy of innocence that baseball tends to provide towards one's childhood comes colliding with the realism of crushed spirits that tends to come with adulthood.
Oh, but with humor.
Not to mention with Billy Bob Thornton doing what he does best and bringing the kind of booze-guzzling bite that's makes it easier for us grown-ups to have to sit through a little league game.

People who added this item 389 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
After Burt Reynolds starting cashing in his first fast car franchise of Smokey & The Bandit,
he followed it up with the Cannonball Ball series.
While I personally don't feel that CB is as good as S&tB, for it's time, these cross-country-race films were the standard fare of the summer season back in the late 70's & early 80's.
So maybe, having this movie on the list is due to a case of childhood nostalgia more than anything else,
but if you kids wanna see what we old-timers watched back in the day in order to get our "fast & furious" fix, you might wanna give these early Burt Reynolds vehicles a looksee.
And remember,
the Cannonball Run is a ride that requires alot of popcorn & a need for speed fun-focused state of mind.

People who added this item 1045 Average listal rating (735 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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.

People who added this item 1571 Average listal rating (948 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Hairspray (2007)
Here's a movie that's based off of a musical stage play that it itself was based off of a movie. And, of course, that were named Hairspray.
Now I'm not usually a fan of Broadway musicals, particularly those that have been adapted for the big screen.
The fact that this movie is on the list shows that every once in a while, one does come out that ends up sticking to my hair.
and BTW,
check out Christopher Walken and John Travolta in this movie.....

Last time these two "guys" starred in the same flick, it was in Pulp Fiction.
And judging from this scene, it appears that, since then,
they've come a long way, baby.
People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2

A wandering bum jumps into a pool of affluence and bounces out as a springboard of influence. With a plot centered around a guttersnipe who enters the world of a well-to-do aristocratic couple thus changing the path of stereotypically unfulfilled lives, Down And Out In Beverly Hills is exactly the kind of heartwarming story that makes the mousy-eared Disney dominion drool for the dollars.....
that is, if it wasn't for all the sharp-edged swearing and unadulterated critical analyses of the borish behavior of bloated bourgeois.
Mickey Mouse's outfit enters into the world of R-Rated films by releasing Down And Out via Touchstone, a film label created so that Disney can distribute more adult-oriented material without any compromise to the purity of their reputation. Thus ensuring that the reach of Uncle Walt's empire will eventually span the farthest reaches of the industry of cinema.
People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Now while I agree with most people that (Legend Of The) Drunken Master II was technically a better & more masterful movie, this film is the beginning, & my favorite one featuring Jackie Chan's comedic style of "combat". There are still times when I watch the action scenes of DM & they still seem as energetic, cool & creatively crazy today as back when this first came out.
And to this day, there are many times when those alcoholic induced martial arts moves inspire me to think "I bet I could fight like that too."
If I was drunk.
Really drunk.

People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (252 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?

People who added this item 556 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
 Back during my college days, the whole time that I was enrolled, I probably consumed enough beer so as to qualify me as some sort of a drunken master.
 But through my lack of training and discipline, I was never enough of a master to be able to fight in any kind of a kung fu battle whilst in this alleviated state of inebriation. Particularly in any manner that allowed me to use every piece of furniture, silverware and/or knick-knacks that was in my immediate disposal in a cool offensive style like Jackie Chan does in this movie.
 But, I was always drunk enough to at least think I could.

People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Yes, I agree with this movie. Heaven can wait.
But, as far as I'm concerned,
Hell can wait even longer.

People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
And following Private Benjamin is another "girl power" flick" that took the theatres by storm during the first year of the 80's. This one is a tale about a trio of corporate ladder climbing cuties who kidnap their employer and hold him hostage in order to show him who really is the boss.

Y'know, after a recent watch of this film, I've come to realize that despite the artificially face-lifted freak that Dolly Parton has currently become,
9 To 5, her first foray into film, shows that, back in the day, she was stacked really pretty frikkin' hot.

And yeah, I'm aware that by saying that, I'm probably going against the idea of the "liberated woman in the workplace" theme that was the purpose of this movie,
but what can I say...? I'm a complicated man.
And as we all know by now, women dig complicated men.
People who added this item 579 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Frankenweenie (1984)
 Tim Burton's very first film is a black & white feature which tells the macabre tale of how a pet dog is bought back to life by his child owner. After the bull terrier gets killed by a car (the leading cause of death amongst canines, after old age), the young lad decides to a take a page out of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and resurrect the Spuds Mckenzie look-alike through the use of electricity. I guess mad scientists have figured out that electricity is spark of all life.
 But that's not the point. What matters is a boy and his dog.
A bond that not even the Grim Reaper can hope to sever.
 Well....he can....
but still, through the use of love nd , well...y'know.... more electricity...
and probably some string, I guess...
the boy and his dog will can never be separated. For long.

 Now that I think about it though,
when a kid's dog "bites it",
it seems to me that making a simple trip to the pet shop would really be a heck of alot easier than building a secret lab in the attic.
  After the first original movies, the general consensus about any of the follow-ups to the Star Wars movies has been that they pretty much suck. I, however, feel as though there has been at least one good sequal to the franchise that put epic space operas on the map, and it's name is Guardians of the Galaxy. Yeah, I know, it's a Marvel Cinematic Universe, not a Star Wars movie. But when I watch it, I find that all the elements that made the first three of Lucas' sci-fi babies such satisfying blockbuster fare are here in the Guardians. Galaxy sized adventure with engaging characters, cool lightspeed travel, coherent plot mixed in with a nice sprinkling of perfectly placed humor, give this futuristic comicbook based saga the same feels of reminscent excitement that I felt when I sat in the movie theater watching any of the installments of the very first Star Wars trilogy.

People who added this item 1179 Average listal rating (732 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
 What can you consider a Vegan to be a vegan and a carnivore at the same time?
 When it's a giant flesh-craving Venus Flytrap from another planet.

 A little shop that demonstrates that in order to properly take care of a house plant,
one need simply add water, potting soil, and lots of norishing sunshine.
 Not to mention, a carcass or two.
 On a side note, Little Shop Of Horrors originally had a completely different ending, which was much more darker than what was officially released. While I think that this original ending doesn't feel aligned to where a viewer thinks the movie is going, especially with Rick Moranis in the lead role as a very "lovable" character, it's quite an amazing piece of cinema to watch. Therefore, if you haven't seen it, I invite to give it a looksee on youtube, where it's pretty easy to find.
People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
 After the first Taken movie became a surprise hit movie for the month of February, Hollywood has tried to make it a formula that in the first couple of months of the years, a Liam Neesom action style flick had to be released. And while the majority of the early year Neesom flicks haven't been very good (or at least, wasn't at the level of the first installment of the Taken franchise), Cold Pursuit is the rare exception.

 Though the story itself doesn't stray too far off from the February formula that has raised Lord Liam to that of aging action star, the script of CP does rise above the average standard that has been established so far in this solo starred series, wjile also managing to chortle a chuckle from the fans who enjoy watching a Neesom vehicle in hot pursuit of early year thrill-ride escapism.
People who added this item 3005 Average listal rating (2071 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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.

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.

People who added this item 2257 Average listal rating (1455 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.
People who added this item 287 Average listal rating (189 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Private Parts (1997)
The real life story of the world's most famous shock jock and his the meteoric rise to the top of talk show radio.
And by "real life", what I mean is that it's true.
Who woulda thunk that a movie about Howard Stern's early life on the air woulda made for a pretty decent movie?
And by "decent", what I mean is that's it's not dirty.
At least, not as much as one would expect it to be considering it's about the self-proclaimed "King Of All Media".

One of the earliest "Monster Mash-ups" I saw as a kid on a local TV frightfest show called "Creature Features". I remember my older brother telling me right before the program started that just because this is called "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" the truth was that all three of the Universal Monsters Top Trio of Terror, Franky, Dracky and Wolfy, would be making an appearance throughout this film.
To which I couldn't help but inquire "All three of 'em? Cool. Who's on first?"
People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
 Ever since James Bond exploded onto the silver screen back in the 1960's, blockbuster spy thrillers were being copied and parodied in the cinema sub-genre known as "spy spoofs". However, unlike their serious counterparts, many of these spoofs tended to "self destruct" more often than they did "complete their missions" as succesful movies. So much so that you barely see any being made today. One of the rare few that came out recently and was successful is the spy spoof simply known as Spy.
 One of the main reasons is that it was written and directed by Paul Feig, and stars Melissa McCarthy, both of whom had not only worked together before (most notably on the comedy megahit Bridemaids), but also both who were in the midst of their own respective hot streaks.
 Spy is an excellent example of what fueled their hotstreaks and why they worked so well together. It may not revitalize the spy spoof concept in the same manner that the new 007 flix have done to the more serious espionage thrillers, but it does succeed in demonstrating why the comedy sub-genre is not an impossible mission simply to be aborted.

People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (634 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
  As I mentioned in the entry for the movie Kung Fu Hustle, Chop Socky, a subgenre of the martial arts films from Asia, is a spawn of the comedic style combat that Jackie Chan brought to the forefront a decade earlier. Once the New Millenium began, the door was kicked wide open for other wacky wunderkind warriors like Stephen Chow, who directed and starred in both Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, two films that have since become staples in the burgeoning genre. After taking the absurdity of both the humor and the high kicks from this new style of Asian cinema and cranking 'em up a notch, he and his fellow directors of Socky then placed the stories and situations of these movies in unlikely settings. For example, like that of a soccer field. And when it came to finding an audience for such out-of-the-ordinary chop 'em and sock 'em kick-flicks, Chow and Co. quickly discovered that they had scored a goal.

People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
A recently widowed jewish princess is convinced to join the Army, hoping that it will be akin to a nice tropical getaway. And, of course, quickly finds out the reality of the situation. A soldering process that eventually will bring the delusional diva down to Earth & mold her into a better person.

Private Benjamin is a movie that makes me wish that there was a law out there that take all of today's spoiled Paris-Hilton/Kardashian worshiping, Sex-In-The-City watching, entitlement-sensed female jackanapes and make 'em enlist into the armed forces with a double-timed term spent in basic training.

After finding widespread success on the Streets of Sesame and then on the studio of a weekly puppetted TV show, the world renown anthropormic amphibian Kermit T. Frog (the "T" stands for "The") packs up his talent (which is really all he has to pack considering that he has no clothes.... or genitals...) & heads out West, where the stars shine brightest.
An up and down journey that eventually that will lead Kermy to his fellow felt-fabric friends and will help to reveal the true source of his belief in himself. Oh, and it'll also reveal his legs (something that, up to that point was rarely ever shown).
A film whose child-like innocence does not overwhelm its adult sensibilities and therefore truly defines the phrase "family fun for all ages".

People who added this item 1471 Average listal rating (996 ratings) 6.5 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.
People who added this item 1846 Average listal rating (1195 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
A rule-breaking cop from the grimy streets of Detroit is led to Beverly Hills California on an investigation of the murder of his friend. Operating outside of the commands of his boss, he quickly finds that his Motor City style of police work clashes a manner that is culturally significant with the high society methods of the city known as the "Garden Spot Of The World". In a role that was tailor made for him, Eddie Murphy stars as the shrewd smiling, street savy detective, Axel Foley, a character that made the SNL regular graduate from rising star to full blown blockbuster box office draw.

 IMO, Sam Richardson in one of the most underrated comedic actors working today (for me, he was the funniest character in the HBO series, VEEP, a show that was chockful of funny characters). And not just in my my opinion, but a lot of people too, Milana Vayntrub is one the most underrated gorgeous babes in Hollywood right now (you would think that with her exposure in the AT&T tv commercials, she be getting better roles in bigger movies).
 Therefore, it's not surprising that both of  these actors star in one of the most underrated horror comedies of 2021. 
 Based on a video game, Werewolves Within works more as a dark mystery story with the horror pay-off coming towards the end, but fueled all without the film but some incredibly sharp and funny dialogue, which is, above all else, the main reason to see this film. 

 From the instant the movie begins until the very final shot, WW's script is one that will keep your ears perked up, and your attention to every word spoken, screamed or growled.
 For my tastes, this is the kind of stuff that the hybrid of comedy and creature is suppose to deliver without either film genre diminishing the other in the least bit.
People who added this item 3544 Average listal rating (2337 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
The decade of the MTV Generation hits its halfway point with a movie chock full Brat Pack icons, like Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, and that one guy with the really big nostrils.

Let's be honest here,
despite the connection that the majority of John Hughes' films have to the 80's,
when it comes to The Breakfast Club,
this is the movie that has the decade saying "Don't you forget about me".
In a simple mind kind of a way, that is.
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.

People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Stir Crazy (1980)
During the seventies, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were two comedians whose individuals stars were rising. Then someone came along decided to pair Wilder's ivory Brook-farce antics with Pryor's ebony-edged street-savvy. And as a result, at the beginning of the 80's decade, the comedy duel saw their combined star-power going super-nova.
The second of four Wilder/Pryor collaborations, Stir Crazy probably didn't have the strength of laughter as their first outing, Silver Streak, but it still had enough LOL moments to warrant a conjugal visit or two.

People who added this item 636 Average listal rating (439 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Kingpin (1996)
During the 90's, it seemed like the Farrelly brothers were on their way to becoming the kings of comedy when it came to creating funny films. Heck, their even responsible for my favorite comedy movie of all time, Dumb and Dumber. Here, in this mid 90's pin-dropper, the hermanos of hilarity decide to take a crack at the whole "against all odds" type of sport story-lines that made others films like Rocky, Visionquest and the Karate Kid all winners in the genre of competative championship cinema.

In this one, Woody Harrelson plays a bowling prodigy who has been dealt a "bad hand", and sees within an Amish bowler (Randy Quaid) the kind of "lucky strike" that can put him back in the game. Hitting the road to Reno for a tournament with a big cash pot, their trip ends up encountering the kind of traversing troubles that make picking up a 7-10 split look like child's play.
People who added this item 1960 Average listal rating (1317 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Wayne's World (1992)
Okay, I grew up in Aurora, Ill..
Which is supposed to be the town where these two characters live in.
So, we Aurorans were pretty excited when we first heard that there was a movie being made featuring the most famous "native" sons from our neck of the suburbs.
As it turns out, even though the plot-line of this flick supposedly takes place in the "City Of Lights" (it's what we like to call our town), the representation of our fabled town is just that.... a fable.
Not an ounce of Aurora appears in this move because not an ounce of the movie was filmed here (heck, there's even one driving scene where you can actually see palm trees in the background).
Guess Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live & Wayne's World deemed our fair city as just too unworthy.

People who added this item 1827 Average listal rating (1146 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
Bonnie Hunt and Steve Martin play a couple of parents who've spawned 12 children and are trying to raise 'em right in the white bread portion of the American Dream.
Cheaper By The Dozen is family formula flick with a heart that is down-to-earth enough that it avoids the typical sugary distance that has desensitized the genre in the last decade or so. IMO, it is a film that can almost be perceived as a poor man's Parenthood.
Even though these are the type of movies that have pretty much covered the same ground over a hundred times by now, I still was surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this "story-straight out of Disney theme machine" flick.

BTW I should mention that I am very proud to declare that this is the only movie that I have ever watched that features Ashton Kutcher in it.
People who added this item 1345 Average listal rating (936 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
In the 90's, after Jackie Chan made the martial arts comedy a farce force to be reckoned with in the industry of Chop Socky.
In the following decade, the door was kicked open for other wunderkind warriors like Stephen Chow, star and director of Shaolin Soccer and this movie. Taking the absurdity of both the humor and the high kicks and cranking 'em up a notch, movies like these prove that when it comes taking Kung Fu to the next level, ya gotta be willing to do the Hustle.

People who added this item 581 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1

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.
People who added this item 2278 Average listal rating (1408 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
The Graduate (1967)
  Dustin Hoffman is perfect in his role as Benjamin Braddock,
a young graduate who at the crossroad of his life, is counselled into thinking about getting into plastics.
  And in the end, he finds himself getting into Mrs. Robinson, instead.
  Ah well,
for the era that this movie came out,
I guess that's close enough.

  Shooting it's lead star, Hoffman and it's director, Mike Nichols, to the the top of Hollywood's heirarchy at the time, the Graduate is one of those movies that turned out to be enormously much  more successful than expected and even moreso, became a defining moment for 60's generation cinema. Nichol's laid back direction, combined with the underneath the surface commentary of the script,  backed up with Dustin's everyman dazed and confused approach to the part, it all rolled up as a nice little window to the way the sensibilities of the love, peace and psychodelica scene was groovin' its way into the motion picture industry, man. A path that would eventually lead the "New Hollywood" movement of the 1970's.
People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
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.
People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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.
People who added this item 558 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
Ever wonder what your life would be like if the only reason you existed was to be eaten, in a non-sexual innuendo way? Here's a movie that depicts what your food would think and talk like if your food could indeed think and talk. Sausage Party is the kind of story that will make you pause the next time you put a wiener in your mouth. As a matter of fact, you might find yourself thinking twice before you decide to swallow.
And even though, as I said before, I mean all of this in a non-sexual innuendo kinda way, this movie doesn't.

Finally, after years and years of consuming the saccharine flavored 3-D animated flicks that were geared more towards your kids' tastes than they were to yours, Sausage Party serves up a heaping helping of the kind of computer-generated culinary cartoonery that only the adults can really sink their teeth into.
And then swallow.
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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Los Hermanos Coen slap together a cult classic about some Dude who goes through alot of shit just to get his rug back.
And as anyone knows, the Dude needs his rug.
It's what ties the room together.

People who added this item 1129 Average listal rating (765 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Hot Tub Time Machine is a film that uses the concept of time-travel to simply entertain us through an escapist tale that's just a bubbling bath of pure dumbassery. Which, even though that's a style of comedy that I usually tend to be very finicky about (I'm not one of those film fans that typically enjoys leaving his brain at the door when it comes to watching a movie, even if it is a comedy), this time around, I was quite surprised at how much I found myself laughing out loud throughout it's past-to-present running time.
Maybe it's a guilty pleasure that I can enjoy because even though my brain doesn't like being left at the door, it doesn't mind being left back in the year 1986 (which is where the group of friends in this movie end traveling to when their hot tub gains the unnatural ability to transport their water-wrinkled asses into the past).
I'm not sure how it will hold up upon further "future" viewings, but for now, I found it's boiling hydropathic humor funny enough for me to include it on this list.

People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (140 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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