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The Best Comedy Movies?

Posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:34 PM PST by MNDude

What are your three favorite comedy movies?


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KEYWORDS: comedymovies; movies
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To: MNDude

Ghostbusters (original one)
Cold Turkey (think that was the name) An entire town has to quit smoking. Don’t know how funny it would be today.


51 posted on 11/24/2012 1:15:31 PM PST by MRobert (MRobert)
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To: BipolarBob

Idiocracy.


52 posted on 11/24/2012 1:15:42 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: MNDude

Bringing Up Baby
Airplane!
Young Frankenstein

10 close also rans;

Blazing Saddles
Animal House
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
The General (1926)
The Blues Brothers
Duck Soup
Office Space
Shaun of the Dead
A Shot In The Dark
To Be or Not to Be (1942)


53 posted on 11/24/2012 1:15:46 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MNDude; PJ-Comix; martin_fierro; mikrofon
Here are my top ten funniest, not necessariy in this order, but pretty close:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Big Lebowski
Dr. Strangelove
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
A Christmas Story
What About Bob?
The Odd Couple
A Night at the Opera
Young Frankenstein
Some Like It Hot

54 posted on 11/24/2012 1:15:46 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: FlingWingFlyer
For knowing this movie so well, I present to you the "General Garcia Medal of Freedom":


55 posted on 11/24/2012 1:16:29 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Revolting cat!

Schindler’s List.

Yeah that was hilarious.....lol


56 posted on 11/24/2012 1:16:43 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
I also like “This is Spinal Tap”, “A Mighty Wind”, “Best in Show”, and “For Your Consideration”

Shouldn't you include "Waiting for Guffman" in this list?

-PJ

57 posted on 11/24/2012 1:17:34 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MNDude

Foul Play
Seems Like Old Times
The Gumball Rally
Silver Streak
Little Shop of Horrors
The Jerk
I Was a Male War Bride
Arsenic and Old Lace


58 posted on 11/24/2012 1:19:36 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: MNDude

Beer For My Horses
Forget Paris
Dream Team
Happy, Texas


59 posted on 11/24/2012 1:20:05 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: MNDude
Ball Of Fire, with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

-PJ

60 posted on 11/24/2012 1:21:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MNDude

Has anyone ever seen The Twelve Chairs (Mel Brooks)—funny movie.


61 posted on 11/24/2012 1:21:53 PM PST by MarDav
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To: MNDude

Blazing Saddles
Caddy Shack
Godfather 3


62 posted on 11/24/2012 1:21:58 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: MNDude

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mel Brooks’ “Silent Movie”
Slapshot


63 posted on 11/24/2012 1:22:20 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: MNDude
Ball Of Fire, with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

Christmas In Connecticut, with Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet.

-PJ

64 posted on 11/24/2012 1:22:39 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: greatvikingone; MNDude

My favorite: “Fun with Dick and Jane” (2005)

Judging by the number of times I’ve sat and laughed watching a particular movie, I’d also have to pick “Miss Congeniality” as one of the funniest.

“Miss Congeniality 2” was just as funny.


65 posted on 11/24/2012 1:22:39 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: MNDude

stripes especially when seen on a kaserne in germany when it first came out
dr strangelove
caddyshack

can quote from all three.


66 posted on 11/24/2012 1:23:18 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: MNDude

The Republican Party


67 posted on 11/24/2012 1:23:31 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

I’ve always viewed that as a bit of a tragedy myself...


68 posted on 11/24/2012 1:24:23 PM PST by MarDav
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To: Revolting cat!
The SS soldier playing Mozart while his fellow Leftist thugs slaughtered the hiding Jews was, in an evil ironic way, a clever comedy...Mel Brooks was a master of Nazi humor as well and I suspect Spielberg wanted to challenge him a bit in Schindler's List.

Because Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was famous for his compositions CELEBRATING life.

69 posted on 11/24/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by Happy Rain ("11/6/2012=Suffrage for the selfish and shiftless has damned America to socialist perdition.")
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To: MNDude

Sons of the Desert
Some Like It Hot
Bedtime Story

Each one gets funnier as it goes along, and the humor is related to the story, unlike Mel Brooks movies and Airplane-type stuff, though they’re amusing.


70 posted on 11/24/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: Tired of Taxes
“Fun with Dick and Jane” (2005)

You never see the first one these days, the one with George Segal and Jane Fonda from 1977.

-PJ

71 posted on 11/24/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MNDude

In no particular order

Caddy Shack
Plans Trains and Automobiles
It’s a Mad Mad, Mad, Mad World

Watching congress in action.


72 posted on 11/24/2012 1:27:04 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Cincinatus

LOL! Peter Falk was hilarious in this movie. I found a two disc DVD of the original with the “remake”. Never have watched the remake. I’m one of those who believe you can’t improve upon perfection.


73 posted on 11/24/2012 1:27:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: dainbramaged

Agreed.


74 posted on 11/24/2012 1:29:19 PM PST by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: MNDude

In no particular order:

A Night At The Opera
The Truman Show
Singin’ In The Rain


75 posted on 11/24/2012 1:30:26 PM PST by chajin
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To: MNDude

Sons of the Desert (Laurel and Hardy)
It’s a Gift (W.C. Fields)
Some Like It Hot
Caddyshack


76 posted on 11/24/2012 1:33:27 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: MNDude

Uncle Buck. Weird Science. Sixteen Candles. Stripes. Caddyshack. Blazing Saddles.


77 posted on 11/24/2012 1:33:41 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: MNDude
It’s A Gift Duck Soup Freeebie And The Bean Bean
78 posted on 11/24/2012 1:33:51 PM PST by JimC214
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To: Dr. Sivana
"The Day After"

Damn it, Doc ! You stole my answer !

79 posted on 11/24/2012 1:34:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MNDude
A Day at the Races ... "Get yer tootsie-frootsie ice cream ..."

Young Frankenstein ... "That's pronounced Fronkensteen ..."

Down Periscope ... "He has a tattoo on his penis ..."

80 posted on 11/24/2012 1:37:34 PM PST by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: MNDude
Stir Crazy (Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder)

Blazing Saddles

Airplane!

81 posted on 11/24/2012 1:46:02 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: BlueLancer

Moon Over Parador


82 posted on 11/24/2012 1:46:08 PM PST by Taylor42
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To: MNDude

Some Like it Hot
The Producers (Original Version with Zero and Gene)
The Blue Brothers

Both Airplane Movies, anything Mel Brooks, Naked Gun, Seven Year Itch


83 posted on 11/24/2012 1:47:15 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: MNDude
Back to School

Blazing Saddles

King Pin

84 posted on 11/24/2012 1:47:15 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: yarddog

My Mom’s FAVORITE movie of all time was “The Russians Are Coming”.

Having grown up on Cape Cod during the Coild War greatly increases one’s enjoyment of this very quirky movie.


85 posted on 11/24/2012 1:50:17 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: MNDude

Napolean Dynamite.
Blues Brothers.
Caddyshack.


86 posted on 11/24/2012 1:52:18 PM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: MNDude
It can't happen because they are both dead but had Peter Sellers and Rodney Dangerfield made a movie together, it probably would have been the funniest flick of all time.
87 posted on 11/24/2012 1:52:18 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My favorite line from The In-Laws:

“The dentist thing??? I’M A DEAD MAN!”


88 posted on 11/24/2012 1:53:29 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: MarDav

Ya Lyublu “The Twelve Chairs!” hahahahahahahahahahahaha


89 posted on 11/24/2012 1:54:02 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The Marx Brothers Movies
Humor risk (1921)
The Cocoanuts (1929)
Animal Crackers (1930)
Monkey Business (1931)
Horse feathers (1932)
Duck Soup (1933)
A night at the Opera (1935)
A day at the Races (1937)
Room Service (1938)
At the Circus (1939)
Go West (1940)
The Big Store (1941)
A Night in Casablanca (1946)
Love Happy (1949)


90 posted on 11/24/2012 1:54:25 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: MNDude
Quick Change
91 posted on 11/24/2012 1:55:22 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: CrazyIvan

I also like that Shelly starts to go over to the dark side because he’s so entralled with Richard Libertini’s dictator.


92 posted on 11/24/2012 1:56:18 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: rbg81
The problem with many comedy movies is that they get less funny when you see them subsequent times.

I still watch A Christmas Story repeatedly every Christams and still laugh...

And still laugh at A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

and What's Up, Doc?

93 posted on 11/24/2012 1:57:24 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: MarDav

I’ve always wanted to see that. A very young Frank Langella.


94 posted on 11/24/2012 1:58:43 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: MNDude

95 posted on 11/24/2012 1:59:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!)
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To: MNDude

1.) Team America

2.) Liar, Liar

3.) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

4.) Tommy Boy

5.) Trading Places

6.) Monty Python and The Holy Grail

7.) Life of Brian

8.) Airplane

9.) Dr. Strangelove

10.) Dumb and Dumber


96 posted on 11/24/2012 1:59:31 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: left that other site

I watch The Russians are Coming every Labor Day that I’m home. It’s an end of summer movie as Jaws is an early summer movie. (I believe the movie takes place about a week after the summer season ends.) It’s really very funny with one of the great casts of all time.


97 posted on 11/24/2012 2:01:58 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: MNDude

One of the funniest movies I ever saw was Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922). This was supposed to be a serious documentary but it is unintentionally funny.


98 posted on 11/24/2012 2:03:02 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!)
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To: miss marmelstein

It was Alan Arkin’s Finest Moment.

“Otherwise it is World War 3 and everybody is blaming YOU!”

LOL.


99 posted on 11/24/2012 2:06:52 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: rlmorel

11.) Animal House

12.) A Fish Called Wanda

13.) Caddyshack

14.) Idiocracy

15.) Some Like it Hot

16.) My Cousin Vinny

17.) Office Space

18.) A Fish Called Wanda

19.) Trains, Planes and Automobiles

20.) American Pie


100 posted on 11/24/2012 2:09:01 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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