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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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1 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:37 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude
Caddyshack
Airplane
Blazing Saddles

All are the worst when shown edited for television.

2 posted on 11/24/2012 12:52:24 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: MNDude

The Princess Bride

McLintock!

Support Your Local Sheriff!


3 posted on 11/24/2012 12:54:19 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: MNDude

4 posted on 11/24/2012 12:54:47 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MNDude

The Sons of the Desert


5 posted on 11/24/2012 12:54:52 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Time Bandits..


6 posted on 11/24/2012 12:54:55 PM PST by Track9
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To: MNDude

The Day After
The Creeping Terror
My Man Godfrey


7 posted on 11/24/2012 12:54:55 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: MNDude

Blazing Saddles
Three Amigos
Planes Trains and Automobiles


8 posted on 11/24/2012 12:55:03 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MNDude

What About Bob?
Airplane
City Slickers


9 posted on 11/24/2012 12:56:07 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: MNDude

1. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Easy Money


10 posted on 11/24/2012 12:56:14 PM PST by dainbramaged (My dog can talk.)
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To: MNDude

We’re No Angels with Bogart
Dr. Strangelove
Miss Congeniality


11 posted on 11/24/2012 12:56:14 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: MNDude
The Kentucky Fried Movie
The In-Laws (original, with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk)
Life of Brian
12 posted on 11/24/2012 12:57:21 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: bmwcyle

I lose it every time I watch “Way Out West”. I start laughing just like Stan Laurel. LOL!


13 posted on 11/24/2012 12:58:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
The Great Race (Push the Button, Max!)

The In-Laws (the original, of course. Serpentine!!!)

Blazing Saddles (Excuse me while I whip this out...)

The Cheap Detective

14 posted on 11/24/2012 12:58:34 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: MNDude

I have a difficult time saying one particular flick is funnier than another...it depends on the mood one is in. For instance, I find Woody Allen’s “Zelig” very funny, but many people would not. They’d just consider it weird.

I also like “This is Spinal Tap”, “A Mighty Wind”, “Best in Show”, and “For Your Consideration”, but some people to whom I have recommended these pictures have watched them with a straight face and never cracked a smile.

So here are a few that I have enjoyed and believe many others would, too...they’re not necessarily “niche comedy” movies.

Funny Well Known Films:
“Murder By Death”
“Monty Python & The Holy Grail”
Any Naked Gun or Airplane! film

Now...very funny films you may NOT have seen, but are good:

“Amazon Women on the Moon”
“Rat Race”
“Walk Hard”


15 posted on 11/24/2012 12:59:04 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MNDude

The Gods Must be Crazy!

McClintock

The Producers


16 posted on 11/24/2012 12:59:17 PM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: MNDude

1. “Animal House”,
2. “A Fish Called Wanda”, and
3. “The Other Guys”

Honorable mention:
1. “Annie Hall” (not strictly a comedy)
2. The tasteless “Kentucky Fried Movie”.
3. “Stripes”
4. “One Crazy Summer”
5. “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” (the bucket scene)

The problem with many comedy movies is that they get less funny when you see them subsequent times.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 12:59:24 PM PST by rbg81
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To: MNDude

My favorite is the original
“Vacation”

I remember my Mother thought “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming” was extremely funny. I later saw it and thought it was OK but still can’t figure why Mother loved it so much.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 12:59:24 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: MNDude

So many, hard to pick. Off the top of my head.

Office Space
Anchor Man
Brain Candy (Kids in the hall)


19 posted on 11/24/2012 1:00:07 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: MNDude

The King of Comedy

You Can’t Take It With You

Tropic Thunder


20 posted on 11/24/2012 1:00:07 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: MNDude

Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Cat Ballou
(or about anything with the Marx Brothers)


21 posted on 11/24/2012 1:00:50 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Cincinatus
The In-Laws (original, with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk)

That is a great movie. "Serpentine Shel! Serpentine!"

22 posted on 11/24/2012 1:01:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: MNDude

“A Christmas Story”

“Fright Night” (1985)

“The Longest Yard” (1974)


23 posted on 11/24/2012 1:02:23 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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To: MNDude

“It Happened One Night”

“A Guide For The Married Man”

“American Graffiti”


24 posted on 11/24/2012 1:02:49 PM PST by Kaneman (Santorum prevails, come hither and yon...)
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To: MNDude

I like the oldies:
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
The More the Merrier.
A Christmas Story


25 posted on 11/24/2012 1:02:53 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: MNDude

Fletch
Monty python Search for the Holy Grail
Office Space
History of the World pt 1

So many more, but these I can watch over and over again.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 1:03:12 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: yarddog

I just remembered: “Young Frankenstein”

Also forgot about “The Gods Must Be Crazy” until I saw it mentioned. It was one of the few to make me laugh when I didn’t even want to.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: PizzaDriver

Both Gods Must Be Crazy movies are great!


28 posted on 11/24/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: MNDude

Schindler’s List.


29 posted on 11/24/2012 1:03:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dainbramaged

its a mad mad mad mad world is #1 and I agree with a lot of the others.


30 posted on 11/24/2012 1:04:11 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: atc23

I think Tom Cruise did his best performance ever in “Tropic Thunder”


31 posted on 11/24/2012 1:04:11 PM PST by rbg81
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To: MNDude

I have a difficult time saying one particular flick is funnier than another...it depends on the mood one is in. For instance, I find Woody Allen’s “Zelig” very funny, but many people would not. They’d just consider it weird.

I also like “This is Spinal Tap”, “A Mighty Wind”, “Best in Show”, and “For Your Consideration”, but some people to whom I have recommended these pictures have watched them with a straight face and never cracked a smile.

So here are a few that I have enjoyed and believe many others would, too...they’re not necessarily “niche comedy” movies.

Funny Well Known Films:
“Murder By Death”
“Monty Python & The Holy Grail”
Any Naked Gun or Airplane! film

Now...very funny films you may NOT have seen, but are good:

“Amazon Women on the Moon”
“Rat Race”
“Walk Hard”


32 posted on 11/24/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I really lost it when Shelly noticed the Kennedy signed photo with the Bay of Pigs reference.


33 posted on 11/24/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: MNDude

The Gods Must Be Crazy
La Cage aux Folles
My New Partner


34 posted on 11/24/2012 1:07:45 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: MNDude

The Frisco Kid - Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford


35 posted on 11/24/2012 1:07:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Just for you
36 posted on 11/24/2012 1:08:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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BMFL


37 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:03 PM PST by Scutter
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To: MNDude

I could not possibly narrow it down to three, but some not mentioned yet:

Operation Petticoat
Buck Privates
National Lampoon’s Animal House
High Anxiety
A Fish Called Wanda
Ruthless People
Singing in the Rain
And Now for Something Completely Different
I’m All Right Jack
Galaxy Quest


38 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:11 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter")
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To: dainbramaged

“Mad Mad World” is good...it was re-made, in a sense, with a funny film called “Rat Race”...if you haven’t seen it but liked Mad Mad World, I recommend it.

Another flick, like MMW, that has lots of stars chasing after a treasure. :)


39 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:39 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Waterhole #3
The Flim Flam Man


40 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:39 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: MNDude

Flim Flam Man
Smoke Signals


41 posted on 11/24/2012 1:10:19 PM PST by choirboy
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To: MNDude

Airplane.

What’s Up Doc (one of the best chase thru San Francisco streets scend ever!)

The Gods Must Be Crazy.


42 posted on 11/24/2012 1:10:36 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: CrazyIvan

That was another hilarious part. “At least we tried.” LOL! And then there are those Jose Greco Flamenco Dancers of Death tetse flies.


43 posted on 11/24/2012 1:11:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: MNDude

Matthau and Lemon — Out to Sea


44 posted on 11/24/2012 1:12:17 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: MNDude

Blazing Saddles
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Groundhog Day

Now that I think about it, a pretty diverse group.


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Fahrenheit 9/11
Capitalism:A Love Story
An Inconvenient Truth

I laugh til I puke when I watch them...

47 posted on 11/24/2012 1:13:50 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

Blazing Saddles
Vacation
Used Cars


48 posted on 11/24/2012 1:14:03 PM PST by BipolarBob (I've got a para glider to sail right over that fiscal cliff.)
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To: MNDude

Liar Liar
Ted
Grown ups

No other film is even near the perfection of those three I chose.....you can try, but you will fail.


49 posted on 11/24/2012 1:14:36 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: FlingWingFlyer

The Party. Peter Sellers


50 posted on 11/24/2012 1:14:53 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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