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Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...

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"Young Frankenstein"

"Caddyshack"

"The Jerk"

"Dr. Strangelove"

"Airplane"


I plan on checking out some of your favorites that I haven't seen...
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Coming to America
Groundhog Day
Caddyshack
Animal House
Spaceballs
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As long as I'm wasting time...

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Fletch

Caddyshack

Groundhog Day

It Happened One Night

Joe Versus the Volcano
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My Cousin Vinny
Animal House
Young Frankenstein
Back To School
Spaceballs
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Re: As long as I'm wasting time...

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wbond wrote:Fletch

Caddyshack

Groundhog Day

It Happened One Night

Joe Versus the Volcano
Forgot about "Fletch", and "Vacation" too...both very funny.

I don't get "Joe Versus the Volcano" though...I thought it was awful.
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Re: As long as I'm wasting time...

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Tall Grass wrote:I don't get "Joe Versus the Volcano" though...I thought it was awful.
It's an acquired taste.
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Caddyshack
Groundhog's Day
What's Up Tiger Lilly
Best of Show
Duck Soup
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Seen all of your suggestions so far...
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Petrocelli wrote:Caddyshack
Groundhog's Day
What's Up Tiger Lilly
Best of Show
Duck Soup
I loved that one too...Fred Willard always cracks me up.
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Blazing Saddles
Beetlejuice
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Austin Powers
City Slickers
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Cary Grant in "Arsenic and Old Lace"...one of the best comedic performances ever.
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Hello,

My Favorite Funny Movies:

Johnny Stecchino: Directed by Roberto Benigni. With Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli. A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, ...

Kung Fu Hustle: Really Good, and there is nothing else like it.

Pink Panther: Peter Sellers I like so many of these...

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I'm afraid my suggestions are no good since they've already been mentioned, but, I think Airplane and Airplane II are the ones I think of when it comes to comedy. I've seen them several times and each time I notice something new that I missed in prior viewings.
Animal House would also be on my list. The original Pink Panther with Peter Sellers might be there also. I haven't seen the more recent version yet.
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I'd add "Office Space" to those mentioned above.
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Midnight Run
There's Something about Mary
Meet the Parents
Blades of Glory (some people hate this one but it appeals to my sense of humor)
The End (parts of it)
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1. Best in Show
2. Tootsie
3. A Mighty Wind
4. Waiting for Guffman
5. Rat Race

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Here's some I like:

What About, Bob? (Bill Murray is GREAT.)
Supertroopers
Dumb & Dumber (favorite from high school days)
Office Space

I also like some of Will Ferrel's recent comedies:
Anchorman
Old School

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tat2ng wrote:Here's some I like:

What About, Bob? (Bill Murray is GREAT.)
Supertroopers
Dumb & Dumber (favorite from high school days)
Office Space

I also like some of Will Ferrel's recent comedies:
Anchorman
Old School

tat2ng
"What About Bob" is outstanding. I forgot about that one! Ferrel and Stiller have lots of good ones.
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Here are a few of my favorites:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Anything by The Three Stooges

Back to School

Animal House

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

- OK, I cheated and posted 6 instead of 5!

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gailcox wrote:1. Best in Show
2. Tootsie
3. A Mighty Wind
4. Waiting for Guffman
5. Rat Race

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I am surprised Spinal Tap wasn't in that list!

Tootsie is one I forgot about. Therer are some great scenes in that movie.
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Petrocelli wrote:
I am surprised Spinal Tap wasn't in that list!
Hilarious movie (and soundtrack!)
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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles definitely the favorite for me.

Dumb and Dumber is too funny. Jeff daniels is a great and versatile actor.

Waiting for Guffman.

American Movie.

Clerks.
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Ilovevolleyball wrote:Hello,

My Favorite Funny Movies:

Johnny Stecchino: Directed by Roberto Benigni. With Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli. A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, ...

Kung Fu Hustle: Really Good, and there is nothing else like it.

Pink Panther: Peter Sellers I like so many of these...

Mike
I also Love:

The Princess Bride

And Volere volere: A lot like Who framed Roger Rabbit...

That rounds my list out to 5

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Galaxy Quest

Office Space

LA Stories

Beverly Hills Cop

Liar Liar
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Superbad

Working Girl

Waiting for Guffman

Bringing up Baby

Borat
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Being There

Naked Gun 1/2/3

The Whole Nine Yards

Heathers

Bowfinger

The Big Lebowski

State and Main

Eating Raoul

The Gods Must be Crazy

Hot Millions
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Really ancient movie; To Beat the Devil.
(With Humphry Bogart, Gina Lolobrigida, Peter Lorre, and an overweight English actor whose name I can't remember.)

1950's, I think.
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The Odd Couple (1968)

Moonstruck

Office Space

Best of Show

A Fish Called Wanda

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bob u. wrote:A Fish Called Wanda
Ah, that's a great one. The sequal (Fierce Creatures) is good too.
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Dumb and Dumber
Happy Gilmore
Dirty Work
Naked Gun
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Jeeves & Wooster, all four seasons.
Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, in different personae, There Ain't But One Way and Be Nice.

Annie Get Your Gun, especially the duet/duel between Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, Anything You Can Do.
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Super Bad

Naked Gun

40 Year Old Virgin

Pet Detective

Blazing Saddles

Don’t get me wrong, I find the Caddyshacks, Animal Houses, etc. absolutely brilliant, but I feel they are more on the cool or witty side of things. For pure deep belly laughter, I gotta go with the five above.
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Plan B from Outer Space
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Office Space
Pulp Fiction
Monty Python - Holy Grail
Monty Python - Life of Brian

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (Bollywood movie)
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French comedy, "The Dinner Game" by Francis Veber
"Down By Law" by Jim Jarmusch
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W.C. Fields was my all time favorite movie comedian. The Bank Dick, Its a Gift, Mississippi, Man on the flying trapeze, Never give a sucker an even break, My little chickadee and You can not cheat an honest man are all good. I also like Laurel and Hardy, especially their two reelers. Of newer vintage, I am a Steve Martin fan.
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A Shot in the Dark (Peter Sellers deserves at least one)

Tin Man

King Pin (Doesn't it seem like Bill M. is in a lot of these?)

O' Brother, Where Art Thou? ( And the soundtrack is great)

Fargo ( funny, sad, violent, regional, and I came away with a new respect for wood chippers)
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1. Another vote for WC Fields in almost anything. His shorts, such as A Fatal Glass of Beer are the best ever. Also see The Bank Dick and My Little Chickadee.
2. Dr. Strangelove, a serious masterpiece
3. A Christmas Story
4. Borat
5. Naked Gun
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A Shot in the Dark, Peter Sellers again at his best
Much of Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, and Mel Brooks

In fact, I like most comedies, except for anything with Adam Sandler in it.
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His Girl Friday
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Great comment thread. Just to add some that aren't on everyone's lists and might be funny to the right audience:

Pineapple Express
Bottle Rocket
Rushmore (I'm a big Wes Anderson fan)
Slap Shot (don't remember seeing that on here yet)
Tommy Boy/Billy Madison - hilariously juvenile
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Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times, and the scene in The Great Dictator where he dances with the world globe.

Dr. Strangelove.

The Coen brothers' Barton Fink, but only in places. The depiction of the Sam Goldwyn-like movie mogul in particular.

Tom Jones. Perhaps I need to explain: I'm talking about a motion picture, not a singer. The movie with Albert Finney and Susannah York (yum, yum) based on the novel by Henry Fielding. Not only is it funny, it's the most perfect example I know of a cinematic adaptation that, for me, captured the true spirit of a book without following it slavishly.

The Chuck Jones Roadrunner cartoons--any representative sampling thereof.
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Speaking of Tom Jones (the singer), Mars Attacks!! is one of my favorite movies. It wasn't very popular, but I found it to be hilarious.
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I have 2 favorites:

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world

Animal house
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Only one comes to mind:
A New Leaf -- Walter Matthau & Elaine May
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many of those listed plus

Seven Beauties (dark comedy)
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newbie001 wrote:Planes, Trains, & Automobiles definitely the favorite for me.

Dumb and Dumber is too funny. Jeff daniels is a great and versatile actor.

Waiting for Guffman.

American Movie.

Clerks.
This one has been mentioned several times, never heard of it...will check it out.

I too, forgot "Spinal Tap" and "Slap Shot"...what great movies!

Beware of the spontaneously exploding drummers and the 11 setting on the guitar amp.

Also forgot about Steve Martin and Lili Tomlin in "All of Me"...
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I'd include:

The Blues Brothers (Orange whip anybody?)
The Toy Store movies
Strictly Ballroom
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My top 5:

1 - Grumpy Old Men (the outtakes w/Burgess Meredith are the absolute funniest moments I've ever seen - by a mile)!

2 - Animal House

3 - Caddyshack

4 - Dumb and Dumber

5 - Naked Gun

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Blazing Saddles
Animal House
Raising Arizona
Caddyshack
Blues Brothers
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Analyze This --- a very funny movie.
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