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The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by EternalOptimist » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:46 am

Hey it's winter in most parts and we could use a little cheering up. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen? Mine is "Dumb and Dumber"
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Post by Toons » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:53 am

Ron wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Mad ... _Mad_World

(Showing my age :oops: )...

- Ron
+1
Without a doubt , I saw it when it first came out in 1963 as a youngster and never tired of watching it over and over through the years.Rather amazed it is the second post in this thread,you beat me to the punch :happy

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Airplane

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Post by mbres60 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:06 am

My Cousin Vinnie

Although seeing someone above say Airplane reminded me of that movie which I haven't seen in ages. It was hysterical!

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Ron wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Mad ... _Mad_World

(Showing my age :oops: )...

- Ron
+1 without a doubt!!

There will never be that many comedians of that caliber in a movie again. And think, by today's standards it would have been a G rated movie.

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

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The Man With One Red Shoe with Tom Hanks

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Post by Gleops2 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:45 am

Hope this isn't a duplicate post...

For this time of year, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation....

"The Producers" ( the original from the '60's)..

Blazing Saddles ....

ANd for darker humor, "Network"...

I like this list that is forming-will give me ideas what to watch today while it snows snows snows here in W.PA!!!!

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Yea, Blazing Saddles!
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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

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BL wrote:The Man With One Red Shoe with Tom Hanks
+1

NO one I have known, for decades, has ever heard of this movie.

I had forgotten all about it, but I now remember all of us laughing uncontrollably, including after leaving the movie theatre.

And... I had no idea Tom Hanks was in that.

Now to find it again, and share with DH :happy

"A Fish Called Wanda" is a tie with "...One Red Shoe".

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Post by nisiprius » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:54 am

glock19 wrote:
Ron wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Mad ... _Mad_World
(Showing my age :oops: )...
- Ron
+1 without a doubt!!

There will never be that many comedians of that caliber in a movie again. And think, by today's standards it would have been a G rated movie.
Great illustration of "there's no accounting for taste." I saw it on its first run, and I saw it a few years ago just to see if my recollections of it were accurate. I don't want to irritate people unnecessarily by panning it, so let me say: unquestionably and without a doubt:

a) "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is the funniest movie ever made in Cinerama.

And, furthermore,

b) "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is the funniest Stanley Kramer movie ever.

And, yes, I think I would even agree that

c) "There will never be that many comedians of that caliber in a movie again."
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Post by nisiprius » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:01 am

For all-out sustained start-to-finish nice, feel-good funny, "A Christmas Story."
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Post by MoonOrb » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:22 am

A few perhaps seasonally-influenced choices, but still movies that make me laugh on every (repeated) viewing: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story.

Others that top my list: Coming to America. Planes Trains and Automobiles. Groundhog Day. Best in Show. This is Spinal Tap.

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Post by cjking » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:24 am

"Dr Strangelove" has to get the award. Dialog for many of of my favourite scenes at the IMDB link below. Though of course if you haven't seen the movie, you don't know the Russian premier is drunk when the US President is trying to get his help in stopping the nuclear holocaust, or that the reason Captain Mandrake is willing to "answer to the Coca-Cola company" for shooting up a vending machine is that he needs coins to phone the White House to avert the end of the world...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/tri ... =tt_trv_qu

I can't resist quoting just one scene:-
General "Buck" Turgidson: General Ripper called Strategic Air Command headquarters shortly after he issued the go code. I have a portion of the transcript of that conversation if you'd like me to to read it.

President Merkin Muffley: Read it!

General "Buck" Turgidson: Ahem... The Duty Officer asked General Ripper to confirm the fact that he *had* issued the go code, and he said, uh, "Yes gentlemen, they are on their way in, and no one can bring them back. For the sake of our country, and our way of life, I suggest you get the rest of SAC in after them. Otherwise, we will be totally destroyed by Red retaliation. Uh, my boys will give you the best kind of start, 1400 megatons worth, and you sure as hell won't stop them now, uhuh. Uh, so let's get going, there's no other choice. God willing, we will prevail, in peace and freedom from fear, and in true health, through the purity and essence of our natural... fluids. God bless you all" and he hung up.

[beat]

General "Buck" Turgidson: Uh, we're, still trying to figure out the meaning of that last phrase, sir.

President Merkin Muffley: There's nothing to figure out, General Turgidson. This man is obviously a psychotic.

General "Buck" Turgidson: We-he-ell, uh, I'd like to hold off judgement on a thing like that, sir, until all the facts are in.

President Merkin Muffley: General Turgidson! When you instituted the human reliability tests, you *assured* me there was *no* possibility of such a thing *ever* occurring!

General "Buck" Turgidson: Well, I, uh, don't think it's quite fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slip-up, sir
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Post by Blues » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:27 am

Ron wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Mad ... _Mad_World

(Showing my age :oops: )...

- Ron
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Post by EternalOptimist » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:32 am

Let me add Analyze This
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Post by MichDad » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:33 am

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

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Post by sscritic » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:47 am

I have always been a fan of The Twelve Chairs, one of the least known Mel Brooks movie.

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by Imperabo » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:54 am

Liar Liar. The role Jim Carrey was born to play. The inner struggle is hysterical.

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Post by CV » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:55 am

Home Office was an HBO movie years ago. Eddie Albert, Judge Reinhold and others. A spoof of corporate America.

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Post by macchiato » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:01 am

Caddyshack. Sublimely quotable.

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I like Fargo.
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Post by Toons » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:25 am

Blues wrote:
Ron wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Mad ... _Mad_World

(Showing my age :oops: )...

- Ron
Cue Jimmy Durante voice: "It's under the Big W"

Classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bzc2MkSNLU

:happy :happy :happy
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Post by pshonore » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:29 am

Any of the "Naked Gun" series - although I think the one where Leslie Nielsen wears a mike into the Men's room when the Queen is speaking is probably the funniest.

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Post by MikeWillRetire » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:29 am

The Hangover

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Post by Helloeeze » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:30 am

Something About Mary
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Post by sscritic » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:44 am

What about the not intentionally funny? Planet of the Apes maybe?

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by Riverstwo » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:53 am

My cousin Vinnie has to be my favorite
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A recent one I saw was We are the Millers and liked that

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Post by lws6772 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:00 pm

The Big Lebowski.

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Post by dm200 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:30 pm

I am going back a while - so I don't remember which, of the two, was really funny - either Divorce, Italian Style or Marriage, Italian Style. Also, going back to that same era, Irma La Douce was hilarious.

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by gkaplan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:35 pm

His Girl Friday, with Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy
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Post by n00b_to_investing » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:35 pm

Totally agree "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is the best ever

I can watch these any day over and over again ... brightens my day:

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by ResearchMed » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:37 pm

ResearchMed wrote:
BL wrote:The Man With One Red Shoe with Tom Hanks
+1

NO one I have known, for decades, has ever heard of this movie.

I had forgotten all about it, but I now remember all of us laughing uncontrollably, including after leaving the movie theatre.

And... I had no idea Tom Hanks was in that.

Now to find it again, and share with DH :happy

"A Fish Called Wanda" is a tie with "...One Red Shoe".

RM

Ooops - Tom Hanks was NOT in the movie I saw.

I saw the French (English subtitles) version about a decade earlier (circa 1973/74).

RM

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by bobbyrab » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:39 pm

Billy Wilder's classic 1959 movie, "Some Like it Hot"
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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by gerrym51 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:43 pm

this is not a movie-but could be the funniest in history-it is subjective


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeCGURWzjwE

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Post by desertbandit442 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:53 pm

Steve Martin's The Jerk.

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Post by coalcracker » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:56 pm

lws6772 wrote:The Big Lebowski.
Agreed. *Maybe* the most quotable movie in history.

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Post by ResearchMed » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:57 pm

ResearchMed wrote:
ResearchMed wrote:
BL wrote:The Man With One Red Shoe with Tom Hanks
+1

NO one I have known, for decades, has ever heard of this movie.

I had forgotten all about it, but I now remember all of us laughing uncontrollably, including after leaving the movie theatre.

And... I had no idea Tom Hanks was in that.

Now to find it again, and share with DH :happy

"A Fish Called Wanda" is a tie with "...One Red Shoe".

RM
Ooops - Tom Hanks was NOT in the movie I saw.

I saw the French (English subtitles) version about a decade earlier (circa 1973/74).

RM
Double "my bad": The first/French version was "The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe".

red, black, meh... :oops:

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by dgdevil » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:59 pm

Bad Santa, with Billy Bob Thornton

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Post by sherwink » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:07 pm

Slapshot
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Post by gkaplan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:20 pm

coalcracker wrote:
lws6772 wrote:The Big Lebowski.
Agreed. *Maybe* the most quotable movie in history.
You must have not seen Casablanca.
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Post by Levett » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:21 pm

Second Some Like It Hot.

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Post by letsgobobby » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:33 pm

gkaplan wrote:
coalcracker wrote:
lws6772 wrote:The Big Lebowski.
Agreed. *Maybe* the most quotable movie in history.
You must have not seen Casablanca.
We'll always have Casablanca.

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Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Post by MoonOrb » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:37 pm

gkaplan wrote:His Girl Friday, with Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy
How about The Awful Truth, if you liked that one?

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