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2012-09-06 01:18:13 PM  
......but that's not important right now.
 
2012-09-06 01:20:21 PM  
Don't call me shirley.
 
2012-09-06 01:21:00 PM  
Two words: Young Frankenstein
 
2012-09-06 01:23:45 PM  
What knockers!
 
2012-09-06 01:27:55 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


Raise: Blazing Saddles
 
2012-09-06 01:28:52 PM  
Yes, I remember, I had lasagna.
 
2012-09-06 01:31:44 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit reading Fark.
 
2012-09-06 01:33:54 PM  

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles



Neither of these made the top 10? Superbad was number 4? That's farked up.
 
2012-09-06 01:37:29 PM  
This thread is all over the place...nine quotes...then thirteen...what an asshole.
 
2012-09-06 01:40:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


That's another type of comedy altogether.
 
2012-09-06 01:41:41 PM  
i46.tinypic.com 

I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-09-06 01:43:03 PM  
As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.
 
2012-09-06 01:44:51 PM  
1. Airplane - 3 Laughs A Minute

2. The Hangover - 2.4 Laughs A Minute

3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad ! - 2.3 Laughs A Minute

4. Superbad - 1.9 Laughs A Minute

5. Borat - 1.7 Laughs A Minute

6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 1.6 Laughs A Minute

7. American Pie - 1.5 Laughs A Minute

8. Bridesmaids - 1.4 Laughs A Minute

9. Shaun of the Dead - 1.3 Laughs A Minute

10. Life of Brian - 1.2 Laughs A Minute


Life of Brian is lower than Shaun of the Dead. Yeah, I don't have to say anything more than that.
 
2012-09-06 01:47:49 PM  
Keep 'em at 24000.

No, feet.
 
2012-09-06 01:47:53 PM  
Hey, you know what they say "See a broad to get that booty yak 'em: Gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em! Cold GOT to be! Sheeeeeeeit."

/Golly.
 
2012-09-06 01:48:05 PM  
Does anyone here speak jive!?
 
2012-09-06 01:48:07 PM  

Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.


I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then
 
2012-09-06 01:48:23 PM  
Johnny, what can you make out of this?
 
2012-09-06 01:48:41 PM  
This is a confusing list.
Johnny what can you make out of this?
 
2012-09-06 01:48:47 PM  

Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.


PG-13 didn't exist back then, so "brief nudity" was actually okay in a PG film.
 
2012-09-06 01:49:21 PM  
jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Raise: The Blues Brothers
 
2012-09-06 01:49:24 PM  

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Win the hand: Schindler's List
 
2012-09-06 01:50:11 PM  
files.myopera.com
 
2012-09-06 01:50:17 PM  
Don't worry, they are on instruments:

www.unc.edu

/Nielsen's "soul face" kills me every time
 
2012-09-06 01:50:21 PM  

toraque: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

That's another type of comedy altogether.


That's another type of comedy.
 
2012-09-06 01:50:57 PM  
www.intriguing.com

Would like a recount.
 
2012-09-06 01:51:01 PM  
There's a sale at Penny's!
 
2012-09-06 01:51:06 PM  

bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then


I call with Cannonball Run's constant drinking and driving recklessly, including Jackie Chan and Terry Bradshaw loading CASES of beer into their car for a cross country run. Try making that movie today.
 
2012-09-06 01:51:12 PM  

NuttierThanEver: This is a confusing list.
Johnny what can you make out of this?


Tax Boy: Johnny, what can you make out of this?


I can make a hat or a brooch or a teradactyl
 
2012-09-06 01:51:13 PM  
The reason why Airplane is so funny--and so many of the really good Simpsons are so funny--isn't so much because of content but pacing. Timing is everything. And Airplane was very well timed.
 
2012-09-06 01:51:20 PM  

Tax Boy: Johnny, what can you make out of this?


I can make a hat or a broach or a pterodactyl.
 
2012-09-06 01:51:29 PM  
Excuse me, I speak jive.
 
2012-09-06 01:51:37 PM  
But is everyone in jeopardy?
 
jlt
2012-09-06 01:51:41 PM  

NuttierThanEver: This is a confusing list.
Johnny what can you make out of this?


A brooch or a pterodactyl....
 
2012-09-06 01:51:59 PM  

dahmers love zombie: 1. Airplane - 3 Laughs A Minute

2. The Hangover - 2.4 Laughs A Minute

3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad ! - 2.3 Laughs A Minute

4. Superbad - 1.9 Laughs A Minute

5. Borat - 1.7 Laughs A Minute

6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 1.6 Laughs A Minute

7. American Pie - 1.5 Laughs A Minute

8. Bridesmaids - 1.4 Laughs A Minute

9. Shaun of the Dead - 1.3 Laughs A Minute

10. Life of Brian - 1.2 Laughs A Minute

Life of Brian is lower than Shaun of the Dead. Yeah, I don't have to say anything more than that.


well, Shaun is a funnier film.

/look, I love the Pythons, but let's not pretend that they didn't blow their load with "Holy Grail". The other stuff is passable at best, brilliant in moments, but nothing they have done compares to Grail.
 
2012-09-06 01:52:20 PM  

karmaceutical: Used Cars


An unjustly forgotten movie from the golden age of comedy.

"What we need is a politician who's not afraid to go out there and tell the people exactly what they want to hear."

/$15,000 dollars! Too farking much!
 
2012-09-06 01:52:25 PM  

Oldiron_79: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Raise: The Blues Brothers


Raise: Duck Soup
 
2012-09-06 01:52:26 PM  
no Yellowbeard??? what kind of list is this?
I fart in its general direction
 
2012-09-06 01:52:29 PM  

Dog Welder: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

PG-13 didn't exist back then, so "brief nudity" was actually okay in a PG film.


The line I always found jaw-dropping--even then--was the little girl saying she takes her coffee "black. Like my men."
 
2012-09-06 01:52:40 PM  
Would like a word:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-06 01:52:42 PM  
I want every light we've got poured onto that field!
 
2012-09-06 01:52:58 PM  
There's a sale at Penneys!!!
 
2012-09-06 01:53:00 PM  

Summoner101: Does anyone here speak jive!?


oh Summoner101 i do!
 
2012-09-06 01:53:01 PM  
manilovefilms.com
 
2012-09-06 01:53:27 PM  

toraque: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

That's another type of comedy altogether.


It's another type of comedy.
 
2012-09-06 01:54:39 PM  
And it had an appearance by Mrs. Romney and her guest.
 
2012-09-06 01:54:40 PM  

Wellon Dowd:
Win the hand: Schindler's List


raise: Grave of the Fireflies. It's animated and was distributed in the US by Disney so it must be funny...
 
2012-09-06 01:54:45 PM  
I'D LIKE ONE TICKET TO CHICAGO. NO BAGGAGE
 
2012-09-06 01:55:05 PM  
tikiloungetalk.com
 
2012-09-06 01:55:08 PM  
Oh, it's a big pretty WHITE plane with CURTAINS in the windows and WHEELS...and it looks like a big Tylenol!
 
2012-09-06 01:55:17 PM  
Whoever created that list obviously has a drinking problem.

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
gja
2012-09-06 01:55:18 PM  
"I unplugged your FARK feed"
encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-09-06 01:55:30 PM  
I've bought three DVDs in my life, Airplane, DieHard and Band of Brothers series.

So.

So!?? Let's dance!!!
 
2012-09-06 01:55:31 PM  
Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
 
2012-09-06 01:55:48 PM  
Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.
 
2012-09-06 01:55:51 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: Don't worry, they are on instruments:


That is my favorite scene in the whole movie.
 
2012-09-06 01:55:53 PM  
Just kidding!
 
2012-09-06 01:55:59 PM  

phlegmmo: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Neither of these made the top 10? Superbad was number 4? That's farked up.


While I have no problem with Airplane! being the funniest, those should both definitely be on the list, or at the very least, Blazing Saddles should be on there if only one can be included.I got through about 17 minutes of Superbad, saw nothing worth continuing to watch the movie for. In my opinion, it was super bad.
 
2012-09-06 01:56:02 PM  
Surely Airplane is funniest movie of all time

Roger, Roger.

Get the clearance, Clarence.

What's the vector, Victor?
 
2012-09-06 01:56:08 PM  

Mentat: toraque: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

That's another type of comedy altogether.

It's another type of comedy.



It's another type of comedy.
 
2012-09-06 01:56:14 PM  
It was worse than Detroit.
 
2012-09-06 01:56:28 PM  

Tax Boy: Johnny, what can you make out of this?


I can make a hat, a brooch, or a pterodactyl...
 
2012-09-06 01:56:33 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: The reason why Airplane is so funny--and so many of the really good Simpsons are so funny--isn't so much because of content but pacing. Timing is everything. And Airplane was very well timed.


Exactamundo. It's no secret that the Zucker brothers and Abrahams studied people like Groucho Marx and Jack Benny to get that timing down. It's a lost art nowadays.

/altho I get props to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
 
2012-09-06 01:57:39 PM  
Joey, do you like movies about Gladiators?
 
2012-09-06 01:57:46 PM  
I wonder how precisely they calculated or weighted "laughs" in this study.

Is a guffaw worth the same as a chuckle? How about an sustained giggle? Is a reference to an earlier joke counted as a new laugh or is their a penalty for repetition?
 
2012-09-06 01:58:08 PM  
Agrees

also likes ALL the other movies mentioned here


/ we are WAY overdue for an ultra-funny film...c'mon Hollywood!
 
2012-09-06 01:58:10 PM  
Get me Rex Kramer!
 
2012-09-06 01:58:12 PM  

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


I think Young Frankenstein is better, actually.

I put Brooks as Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Producers.
 
2012-09-06 01:58:20 PM  
Superbad?

m0vie.files.wordpress.com

Friends like these, huh, Gary?
 
2012-09-06 01:58:35 PM  

tonguedepressor: I've bought three DVDs in my life, Airplane, DieHard and Band of Brothers series.

So.

So!?? Let's dance!!!


The world needs ditchdiggers too.

/Where was the Caddyshack love??
 
2012-09-06 01:58:48 PM  
Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux should have been on there for laughs per minutes. Plus "National Lampoons Loaded Weapon" should be in there somewhere.

Not a Charley Sheen fan but he was lucky to be these movies.

Just saying.
 
2012-09-06 01:58:50 PM  

Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.


PG-13 didn't exist in 1980.
 
2012-09-06 01:58:53 PM  
There are no lines in Anchorman that aren't jokes. They don't all land, but that is how you should do a movie comedy. All jokes, no not-jokes.
 
2012-09-06 01:58:59 PM  
Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.
 
2012-09-06 01:59:05 PM  

tnpir: Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.


You know what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
 
2012-09-06 01:59:12 PM  
Frau Blucher....

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-06 01:59:18 PM  
What the actual fark?
t2.gstatic.com
I wont argue Airplanes placement on the list, its good. But Mel Brooks should have 2 movies in the top 10 and Young Frankenstein should be in the top 3.

List fail is fail.
 
2012-09-06 01:59:27 PM  
they knew what they were getting into, I say, let 'em laugh
i834.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-06 01:59:45 PM  
I need the best man on this. Someone who knows this thread inside and out and won't crack under pressure.
 
2012-09-06 01:59:48 PM  
I say - Let 'em crash!
 
2012-09-06 01:59:58 PM  
You can't take a guess for another two hours?
 
2012-09-06 02:00:36 PM  
If we're ranking these as laughs per minute, what about the Jackass movies? They may be dumb, but you'll laugh your ass off.

/Air Israel, please clear the runway
 
2012-09-06 02:00:48 PM  

Poopy MacPoop: There are no lines in Anchorman that aren't jokes. They don't all land, but that is how you should do a movie comedy. All jokes, no not-jokes.


Plus the gratuitous littering.
 
2012-09-06 02:01:15 PM  

Perducci: I wonder how precisely they calculated or weighted "laughs" in this study.

Is a guffaw worth the same as a chuckle? How about an sustained giggle? Is a reference to an earlier joke counted as a new laugh or is their a penalty for repetition?


When I was a kid, I thought the laugh track(Or studio audience, depending on the show) was a laughing guide... For a chuckle, you weren't supposed to laugh, for a regular laugh, you would chuckle, and when they lost their shiat, you could, too. Of course, I also thought that the radio was playing live music, and that if you stepped up close top the TV on soap commercials(Or other shower scenes), you could look down and see the rst of the naked body. This is the weird stuff a 5 year old thinks about watching TV in the 70's, I guess...
 
2012-09-06 02:01:44 PM  

bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then


These days it would be PG-18. PG-13 basically reflects that 13 year olds are starting to become young adults.

Airplane has tits. A year or two ago, there was a shiatstorm because some 33 year old woman sent a 16 year old boy a picture ... of her tits!

Our society now behaves as if it's run by children who think anyone under 18 are the children. In VA if you boink a 17 year old 3 days before her birthday you can go to jail... wait 3 days and you can shag her rotten. That's a silly legal statute, but our whole society is starting to behave like this is what it actually believes is right and true. We act like 16 year old boys are pure, innocent children, like 6 year olds. Show a 16 year old girl your penis why don't you, while we're at it why don't you let a first grader play with it? It's basically the same thing.

Insane society.
 
2012-09-06 02:01:54 PM  
Damn straight, subby.
 
2012-09-06 02:02:06 PM  
While all comedy is cultural, Airplane! remains somewhat flawed for only being funny in English, and even then, probably only funny to Americans. (It's amazingly dependent on fast-twitch puns) ZAZ's cultural references were often very specific.

For better or worse, the other films on that list are broader in audience appeal.
 
2012-09-06 02:02:34 PM  
I just wanted to say, Good luck. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-09-06 02:02:57 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux should have been on there for laughs per minutes.


Not to mention that Hot Shots Part Deux was the bloodiest movie ever for awhile. Want proof? Here it is!
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-06 02:03:23 PM  
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jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

I think Young Frankenstein is better, actually


I heard that Mel Brooks shot a lot more film for Young Frankenstein. Stuff that never made it into the movie. It would be interesting if he could go back and create a three hour version of Young Frankenstein. I saw "High Anxiety" three times in a theater, Mel. You owe me. Actually, "High Anxiety" wasn't that bad. But you still owe me.
 
2012-09-06 02:03:30 PM  

Rev.K: Get me Rex Kramer!


Link
 
2012-09-06 02:03:41 PM  
Platoon.

/obscure
 
2012-09-06 02:03:55 PM  

WeenerGord: Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.


Also Caddyshack
 
2012-09-06 02:04:08 PM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-06 02:04:16 PM  
I just wanted to say, Good luck. We're all counting on you.

/oblig
 
2012-09-06 02:04:16 PM  

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Call and Raise: History of the World Part I.

All in on: Spaceballs
 
2012-09-06 02:05:15 PM  

WeenerGord: WeenerGord: Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.

Also Caddyshack


clockworkconservative.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-06 02:05:50 PM  
Love Airplane, it is one of my all time favorites. But it is not the funniest movie of all time. All of Monty Python's movies are much funnier. And where the hell is Blazing Saddles? I have to wonder 1) who chose the movies and 2) who was in the audience?
 
2012-09-06 02:05:54 PM  
Also....Dumb & Dumber is missing.
 
2012-09-06 02:06:01 PM  

Taikoluigi: Surely Airplane is funniest movie of all time

Roger, Roger.

Get the clearance, Clarence.

What's the vector, Victor?


So I was under Ouver and Ouver was under Dunn.
 
2012-09-06 02:06:16 PM  
"I speak jive."

Okay, got my obligatory quote from Airplane out of the way. Now then, any film comedy list attempting to determine funny by counting the number of laughs per minute of film is just wrong. What were these laughs they counted? Were they giggles, guffaws, rib ticklers, cackles of belly laughs. Did they allow the laugher to remain in the seated position with the service trays in the upright position or did they force the laugher to fall out of his or her seat and begin rolling around on the floor?

Next, in what alternate universe are such pedestrian chucklefests like Hangover, Superbad and Anchorman listed while Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Animal House go unmentioned?
 
2012-09-06 02:07:27 PM  

edgesrealm: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Call and Raise: History of the World Part I.

All in on: Spaceballs


I call and raise YOU The Hangover.

/how am I playing two hands of poker at the same time again?
 
2012-09-06 02:07:29 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux should have been on there for laughs per minutes. Plus "National Lampoons Loaded Weapon" should be in there somewhere.

Not a Charley Sheen fan but he was lucky to be these movies.

Just saying.


Topper Harley: I could never find time for love. It's too heavy. It's an anchor that drowns a man. Besides, I got the sky, the smell of jet exhaust, my bike.
Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson: A loner?
Topper Harley: No. I own it.
 
2012-09-06 02:07:45 PM  
If they're measuring it by laughs per minute, then they needed to include The Descent, because that movie had me laughing non-stop.
 
2012-09-06 02:07:49 PM  
Slap Shot, especially now that the insane 70's fashions make the movie a riot even if the sound's off.
 
2012-09-06 02:07:52 PM  
I just actually read the included list in the article. What a bunch of shiat. What kind of group did they measure this with? The retards who laugh uproariously at the movies when previews of the newest Ice Cube / Adam Sandler family movie are being shown?
 
2012-09-06 02:08:46 PM  
collider.com
 
2012-09-06 02:08:56 PM  
Where the fark is Super Troopers.
 
2012-09-06 02:08:58 PM  

bluorangefyre: edgesrealm: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Call and Raise: History of the World Part I.

All in on: Spaceballs

I call and raise YOU The Hangover.

/how am I playing two hands of poker at the same time again?


No idea. I call and raise you 21 Jump Street.
 
2012-09-06 02:09:49 PM  

Drexl's Eye: [manilovefilms.com image 512x288]


That. Raising Arizona was a classic. Definitely way funnier than most of the movies in that list.
 
2012-09-06 02:10:02 PM  

karmaceutical: Used Cars


Truly one of the most hilarious movies that almost nobody has heard of.
 
2012-09-06 02:10:08 PM  
Give me Hamm on 5, hold the Mayo.

/Love that movie so freakin' much.
//Long Haul Edition is fun.
 
2012-09-06 02:10:44 PM  
The Jerk.

"P.S. Is grandma still fartin'?"
 
2012-09-06 02:10:59 PM  
UHF? UHF!
 
2012-09-06 02:11:23 PM  
Bridesmaids? Really? I didn't necessarily hate this movie, but I don't remember it being a real laugh riot, especially compared to some of the others that are obviously missing from the list (as posted above by others)
 
2012-09-06 02:11:42 PM  

fruitloop: If we're ranking these as laughs per minute, what about the Jackass movies? They may be dumb, but you'll laugh your ass off.

/Air Israel, please clear the runway


I would love the Jackass movies a whole lot moreif they would skip over the nasty stuff and shorten the setup time between stunts - more like a long compilation of stunts in rapid successions. America's Funniest Videos does this well. Just get to teh funny.
 
2012-09-06 02:11:51 PM  
Also, Out Cold
 
2012-09-06 02:11:57 PM  

Mikey1969: phlegmmo: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Neither of these made the top 10? Superbad was number 4? That's farked up.

While I have no problem with Airplane! being the funniest, those should both definitely be on the list, or at the very least, Blazing Saddles should be on there if only one can be included.I got through about 17 minutes of Superbad, saw nothing worth continuing to watch the movie for. In my opinion, it was super bad.


ok, I am no huge Michael Cera fan, and I really just can't stand Jonah Hill, but if you didn't laugh at Superbad, your sense of humor is broken. The scene about the dick lunchbox is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a comedy. The scene with the blood is hilarious. The entire McLovin plot is just brilliant.
 
2012-09-06 02:12:07 PM  

tnpir: Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.


You're just angry because I wouldn't get an abortion!
 
2012-09-06 02:13:02 PM  

fruitloop: If we're ranking these as laughs per minute, what about the Jackass movies? They may be dumb, but you'll laugh your ass off.

/Air Israel, please clear the runway


I didn't laugh. I rolled my eyes and turned it off. Nothing about Jackass ever appealed to me or seemed "funny" -- `Just stupid. If I want to watch half-brained people doing stupid things with shopping carts, I'll go to Walmart.
 
2012-09-06 02:13:02 PM  
This list sucks. I haven't felt this awful since I saw that Ronald Reagan film.

/No Blazing Saddles, really!? GDIAF
 
2012-09-06 02:13:32 PM  

bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then


I further raise you 'Barbarella'.
 
2012-09-06 02:13:33 PM  
But does anybody in here speak jive?
 
2012-09-06 02:14:00 PM  
That article was too long to read. I like nice short articles. Like lists of famous Jewish sports stars.
 
2012-09-06 02:14:42 PM  
i171.photobucket.com

What about me? Wee-oo-wee...!
 
2012-09-06 02:14:47 PM  
Most of my top 10 have been covered.

Missing:
www.blogcdn.com


And anyone's personal top 10 for anything always has a wild card.
Mine for this:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-06 02:15:25 PM  
The rankings based on references to the movies would be somewhat different. Airplane would still be top ten, but Holy Grail and Caddyshack would likely be ahead of it.
 
2012-09-06 02:15:28 PM  
Elaine, you're a member of this crew. Can you face some unpleasant facts?
 
2012-09-06 02:15:30 PM  

Cyberluddite: karmaceutical: Used Cars

Truly one of the most hilarious movies that almost nobody has heard of.


Sample (NSFW)

Rent or download it today. You won't be sorry.
 
2012-09-06 02:15:44 PM  

bluorangefyre: edgesrealm: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Call and Raise: History of the World Part I.

All in on: Spaceballs

I call and raise YOU The Hangover.

/how am I playing two hands of poker at the same time again?


No. The Hangover LOOKS funny... But isn't really all that funny if you're paying attention. It's the perfect movie for when you're drunk and with your buddies, and maybe using the film to reminsce about your recent trip to Vegas, but when you're sober, and just got home from a long day at work, it is NOT a good movie at all.
 
2012-09-06 02:16:10 PM  

OldRod: Bridesmaids? Really? I didn't necessarily hate this movie, but I don't remember it being a real laugh riot, especially compared to some of the others that are obviously missing from the list (as posted above by others)


This. I found BM mostly awkward and depressing with scant funny scenes and not moving at all.
 
2012-09-06 02:16:49 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-09-06 02:17:15 PM  
Why isn't "The Exorcist" on that list?

/Keeps gettin' funnier...
 
2012-09-06 02:17:31 PM  

fruitloop


What about me? Wee-oo-wee...!


Gopher-chuks!
 
2012-09-06 02:17:46 PM  

frepnog: /look, I love the Pythons, but let's not pretend that they didn't blow their load with "Holy Grail". The other stuff is passable at best, brilliant in moments, but nothing they have done compares to Grail.


"Every Sperm is Sacred" dance sequence, alone, blows Shaun right out of the water.
 
2012-09-06 02:18:03 PM  

bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then


but the Rain Song performance makes up for all of that, and Page's double neck guitar/violin bow, and and and
 
2012-09-06 02:18:37 PM  
Off the top of my head, in no particular order, I'd say the 10 movies that I can think of right now that made me laugh the most might be the following:

Blazing Saddles
Airplane
Young Frankenstein
The Big Lebowski
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Borat
The Blues Brothers
Used Cars
Dr. Strangelove (not exactly a comedy, but still makes one laugh)
Raising Arizona
 
2012-09-06 02:20:00 PM  

WeenerGord: WeenerGord: Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.

Also Caddyshack


Overrated... yeah, I said it!
 
2012-09-06 02:20:34 PM  

WeenerGord: frepnog: /look, I love the Pythons, but let's not pretend that they didn't blow their load with "Holy Grail". The other stuff is passable at best, brilliant in moments, but nothing they have done compares to Grail.

"Every Sperm is Sacred" dance sequence, alone, blows Shaun right out of the water.


Another vote for "Meaning of Life" - the short feature "Crimson Permanent Assurance" is one of the most brilliant things they ever did.

/never resist the cheap shot
 
2012-09-06 02:20:58 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/Love that dry British humour.
 
2012-09-06 02:21:01 PM  

OldRod: Bridesmaids? Really? I didn't necessarily hate this movie, but I don't remember it being a real laugh riot, especially compared to some of the others that are obviously missing from the list (as posted above by others)


there is one good scene in bridesmaids, when the girl shiats in the street.

but seriously, if you have to go to scat for laughs, you really had nothing.

Bridesmaids sucked.
 
2012-09-06 02:22:03 PM  

frepnog: ok, I am no huge Michael Cera fan, and I really just can't stand Jonah Hill, but if you didn't laugh at Superbad, your sense of humor is broken.


Nothing by Apatow has really struck me as amazing, but maybe I'll try Superbad again.
 
2012-09-06 02:22:18 PM  
Have difficulty believing Bridesmaids has 1.4 laughs in the whole movie.
 
2012-09-06 02:22:33 PM  
Also..

♫ Holiday Roooooooooooooooaad...♬ Holiday Rooooooooooooaad♫
 
2012-09-06 02:22:33 PM  
img811.imageshack.us

/my cube wall
 
2012-09-06 02:23:07 PM  
imaguitarist.files.wordpress.com

List should've went to 11.
 
2012-09-06 02:23:08 PM  
This guy killed it!!!!

lovelydarkanddeep.org
 
2012-09-06 02:23:39 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: Also....Dumb & Dumber is missing.

 
2012-09-06 02:23:47 PM  

WeenerGord: frepnog: /look, I love the Pythons, but let's not pretend that they didn't blow their load with "Holy Grail". The other stuff is passable at best, brilliant in moments, but nothing they have done compares to Grail.

"Every Sperm is Sacred" dance sequence, alone, blows Shaun right out of the water.


It is a funny scene but it really goes on too damn long. The song should have been shortened for the film. as it is, it goes on long after the "every sperm is sacred" stops being funny. it is almost like a Family Guy stretch joke.
 
2012-09-06 02:23:49 PM  
No Blades of Glory? Funnier than Anchorman.

There are some Jerry Lewis movies that are pretty damn funny.
Same with Marx Brothers.
I know. I'm old.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Hilarious.
 
2012-09-06 02:24:54 PM  
I haven't read the whole thread but if someone hasn't mentioned it already, I'm throwing Supertroopers out there.

/Beerfest too
 
2012-09-06 02:26:07 PM  

stonicus: WeenerGord: WeenerGord: Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.

Also Caddyshack

Overrated... yeah, I said it!


A lot you farking know, D'Annunzio.
 
2012-09-06 02:26:33 PM  

frepnog


OldRod: Bridesmaids? Really? I didn't necessarily hate this movie, but I don't remember it being a real laugh riot, especially compared to some of the others that are obviously missing from the list (as posted above by others)

there is one good scene in bridesmaids, when the girl shiats in the street.


WTH?? THAT is the "good scene" in a movie so many people think is OMG HI-LARIOUS!!...?

That's just awful.


Previews looked terrible. Did not watch.
 
2012-09-06 02:26:41 PM  
Let's not forget National Lampoon's Vacation series.
 
2012-09-06 02:27:30 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2_tJIgfnDA

Nordberg boat scene
 
2012-09-06 02:27:41 PM  

otto the bull: No Blades of Glory? Funnier than Anchorman.

There are some Jerry Lewis movies that are pretty damn funny.
Same with Marx Brothers.
I know. I'm old.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Hilarious.


Anchorman makes Blades look like a drama. Seriously, I enjoy both films and call myself a Will Ferrell fan, but come on.

/except for the fight scene in Anchorman. I hate that scene, and wish I had a fan edit that removes it. Much like how I love the film "Pick of Destiny" but absolutely HATE the mushroom scene.
 
2012-09-06 02:27:56 PM  
No love for Zorro, The Gay Blade... A lost classic.

"I think I know what de problem ees. There issa someting wrong with his bowels!"

"My WHAT?"

"Jor bowels! De way jou say jor "I"s jor "E"s and jor "Joos"... I don't tink jou realize it, but jou have a berry bad a' assent. And I do not tink de people will beliebe that he is really Zorro!"

/Bakersfield
 
2012-09-06 02:28:03 PM  

sew_buttons: The Jerk.

"P.S. Is grandma still fartin'?"


I hated that movie. On the other hand LA Story is one of my favorite movies.

/this is a tudor mansion and this is a fourdoor mansion
 
2012-09-06 02:28:29 PM  
Have e you ever been kicked in the head with an iron boot? No, of course, you havn't, Dumb question.
 
2012-09-06 02:29:10 PM  
The whole "laugh-a-minute" metric seems a bit impractical. There are very funny movies with fewer laughs that are still FUNNIER than anything on this list.

I'm surprised, for instance, at the complete absence of "Pink Panther" movies, which are not laugh-riots but are still awesomely funny.
 
2012-09-06 02:29:26 PM  

halfof33: Platoon.

/obscure


Sgt. Barnes is one of my role models
 
2012-09-06 02:29:32 PM  
Unscientific survey finds subset of movies funnier than larger, unconsidered subset. S.O.P.

/Young Frankenstein not making the list invalidates the list.
//I'd say the same for Blazing Saddles but my younger friends all think it's too racist to be funny.
///the black guy/underdog wins in the end, kids. Give it another chance.
 
2012-09-06 02:29:38 PM  
Its not a terrible list, ive certainly seen worse, and everything on there probably belongs in a top 50 list for sure... but top 10... thats arguable.

Heres my top 30 from my DVD collection

Airplane!
Anchorman
Animal House
Big Lebowski
Blazing Saddles
The Blues Brothers
Caddyshack
Army of Darkness
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Buellers Day Off
The Hangover
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
High Fidelity
Hot Fuzz
Life Aquatic
Mallrats
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Naked Gun
Office Space
Spaceballs
Shaun of the Dead
Shoot Em Up
Super Troopers
This is Spinal Tap
Tropic Thunder
True Lies
Wet Hot American Summer
Young Frankenstein
Zombieland

Flame away.
 
2012-09-06 02:29:47 PM  

otto the bull:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Hilarious.


www.n2wzb.net

Agreed.
 
2012-09-06 02:29:57 PM  
My personal list:

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Freshman (1925)
The General (1927)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Duck Soup (1933)
Dinner At Eight (1933)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
The Thin Man (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Twentieth Century (1934)
It's A Gift (1934)
The Merry Widow (1934)
A Night At The Opera (1935)
The Good Fairy (1935)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Modern Times (1936)
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Way Out West (1937)
Easy Living (1937)
Pygmalion (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Holiday (1938)
Ninotchka (1939)
Midnight (1939)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Christmas In July (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Road To Singapore (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Road To Morocco (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wonder Man (1945)
A Foreign Affair (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Harvey (1950)
Born Yesterday (1951)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Mon Oncle (1958)
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Marriage, Italian Style (1964)
A Shot In The Dark (1964)
Carry On Screaming (1966)
Bedazzled (1967)
Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' (1968)
Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' (1968)
Harold and Maude (1971)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Mel Brooks' 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)
Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Nuts In May (1976)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Real Life (1979)
The Jerk (1979)
Monty Python's 'The Life of Brian' (1979)
Airplane! (1980)
Arthur (1981)
The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Top Secret (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
The Naked Gun: From The Files of 'Police Squad!' (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
Waiting For Guffman (1997)
The Castle (1997)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Best In Show (2000)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
In The Loop (2009)
Four Lions (2010)
 
2012-09-06 02:30:47 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: frepnog

OldRod: Bridesmaids? Really? I didn't necessarily hate this movie, but I don't remember it being a real laugh riot, especially compared to some of the others that are obviously missing from the list (as posted above by others)

there is one good scene in bridesmaids, when the girl shiats in the street.


WTH?? THAT is the "good scene" in a movie so many people think is OMG HI-LARIOUS!!...?

That's just awful.


Previews looked terrible. Did not watch.


it is funny precisely because it is so terrible. Personally, I can laugh at any scene in a comedy that is a gag that I haven't seen before, and I have never seen a woman in a bridal gown squat in the street to shiat.

/much like the dick lunchbox in superbad. this is also why crap like American Pie is so UN funny to me. I liked that movie much better when it was called Porky's\Animal House. There is not one gag in that movie barring the pie farking scene that I hadn't seen before, and the pie farking was just stupid.
 
2012-09-06 02:31:02 PM  

PawisBetlog: bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then

I call with Cannonball Run's constant drinking and driving recklessly, including Jackie Chan and Terry Bradshaw loading CASES of beer into their car for a cross country run. Try making that movie today.


Terry Bradshaw: Yeah, but did you bring enough food for all of this beer?

Mel Tillis displays bag of Cheetos and replies: P-P-P-Plenty!
 
2012-09-06 02:31:29 PM  
Bridesmaids makes the list & Holy Grail doesn't......seriously?
 
2012-09-06 02:32:03 PM  
Why am I not on this list?

www.jonathanrosenbaum.com
 
2012-09-06 02:32:23 PM  
am I seriously the only person that still thinks Coming to America is possibly the funniest movie ever made??
 
2012-09-06 02:32:26 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-09-06 02:32:32 PM  
Just reading this list:

'S'mofo butter layin' me to da' BONE! Jackin' me up
 
2012-09-06 02:32:53 PM  

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


You got my vote - Blazing Saddles was farkin hilarious!

I also thought Blues Brothers was hilarious even though some people might not consider it a "comedy"
 
2012-09-06 02:33:46 PM  

AceThunder: Why am I not on this list?

[www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 780x439]


because that movie has about 5 laughs in the whole film, and most are in the first 15 minutes.
 
2012-09-06 02:33:59 PM  
Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie have alot of laughs
 
2012-09-06 02:34:20 PM  

blatz514: Beerfest too


Look at the size of this graduated cylinder!

For some reason that line kills me every time. I love Broken Lizard.

Comedy is like any other subjective measure, tastes will differ. I was raised on Python, Mel Brooks, and Zucker Bros. Not to mention the Marx Brothers. Comedy is an art form.

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west, and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.

But Julius "Groucho" Marx was the funniest human being to ever grace this planet with his presence.
 
2012-09-06 02:34:22 PM  

crzybtch: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

You got my vote - Blazing Saddles was farkin hilarious!

I also thought Blues Brothers was hilarious even though some people might not consider it a "comedy"


who are those people, and can we beat them up?
 
2012-09-06 02:34:31 PM  
no Schindler's List or Sophies Choice, crappy list
 
2012-09-06 02:34:45 PM  
My 10 funniest in no particular order

Airplane!
Top Secret
Dr. Strangelove
Blazing Saddles
The Blues Brothers
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Robin Hood: Men inTights
Spy Hard
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
 
2012-09-06 02:34:48 PM  
No Ernest movies? I miss Jim Varney.

/knowwhatImeanVern?
 
2012-09-06 02:35:06 PM  

PirateKing: blatz514: Beerfest too

Look at the size of this graduated cylinder!

For some reason that line kills me every time. I love Broken Lizard.

Comedy is like any other subjective measure, tastes will differ. I was raised on Python, Mel Brooks, and Zucker Bros. Not to mention the Marx Brothers. Comedy is an art form.

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west, and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.

But Julius "Groucho" Marx was the funniest human being to ever grace this planet with his presence.


give me a farking break.
 
2012-09-06 02:35:16 PM  
The reason why Airplane is so funny--and so many of the really good Simpsons are so funny--isn't so much because of content but pacing. Timing is everyth... aw, dammit!
 
2012-09-06 02:37:14 PM  
Where am I on this list Verne?

27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-06 02:37:18 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: My personal list:

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Freshman (1925)
The General (1927)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Duck Soup (1933)
Dinner At Eight (1933)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
The Thin Man (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Twentieth Century (1934)
It's A Gift (1934)
The Merry Widow (1934)
A Night At The Opera (1935)
The Good Fairy (1935)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Modern Times (1936)
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Way Out West (1937)
Easy Living (1937)
Pygmalion (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Holiday (1938)
Ninotchka (1939)
Midnight (1939)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Christmas In July (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Road To Singapore (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Road To Morocco (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wonder Man (1945)
A Foreign Affair (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Harvey (1950)
Born Yesterday (1951)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Mon Oncle (1958)
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Marriage, Italian Style (1964)
A Shot In The Dark (1964)
Carry On Screaming (1966)
Bedazzled (1967)
Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' (1968)
Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' (1968)
Harold and Maude (1971)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Mel Brooks' 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)
Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Nuts In ...


Damn! Thats a great list!
 
2012-09-06 02:37:59 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [imaguitarist.files.wordpress.com image 338x400]

List should've went to 11.


THIS
 
2012-09-06 02:39:12 PM  
Speaking of comedys that could never be made today go back and watch the original Bad News Bears. Children drinking beer, smoking, cursing and a prepubescent Tatum O'Neil.

/Didn't bother to watch the new one.
 
2012-09-06 02:39:28 PM  

Oldiron_79: My 10 funniest in no particular order

Airplane! (funny but dated. younger people seem to not find it all that funny.)
Top Secret (loved this as a kid, but it is hard to watch now and the laughs are few)
Dr. Strangelove (ok)
Blazing Saddles (mel brooks is a bit overrated IMHO. Spaceballs is funnier than BS, as well.)
The Blues Brothers (ok)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (of course)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (meh. not bad but nothing serious)
Robin Hood: Men inTights (hard to watch. the rapping and singing suck and the parody isn't that funny except for Cary's line about how he can speak with a British accent.)
Spy Hard (just dreadful)
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka (can you pour some in my hands for a dime??)



just my opinions, of course.
 
2012-09-06 02:41:35 PM  
You can't compare comedy classics like Airplane with flash-in-the-pan movies like Superbad or Bridesmaids. Movie comparisons like this should never include any movies younger than ten or fifteen years old. That weeds out the movies without staying power.
 
2012-09-06 02:41:39 PM  

otto the bull: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Hilarious.


Funny thing. For a hilarious movie, if you look at the script, it could've been done as a straight drama (even a tragedy.) But it's hilarious.

Probably the same reason Animal House benefits from the straight-dramatic scoring Elmer Bernstein did.

/dissecting the jokes here...
 
2012-09-06 02:42:13 PM  
No one ever mentions Con Air when discussing funny movies. It's got to be one of the most hilarious movies ever made.
 
2012-09-06 02:42:21 PM  

tonguedepressor: Damn! Thats a great list!


Thanks.
I tried to make it as complete as possible and then, after sending, I realized I had omitted "...Spinal Tap". D'oh!.
 
2012-09-06 02:42:33 PM  
Quantity is not quality. Airplane is more or less a sequence of gags loosely grouped around a very spare story. Many of the jokes are simply based on negation or on taking figures of speech literally.

The Hangover, Superbad, American Pie, and Shaun of the Dead have fully developed plots and interesting characters. The Life of Brian and Borat get points for sophstication or originality. 

Most people wouldn't call it a comedy, but my favorite movie based on comedic value alone is probably Fight Club.
 
2012-09-06 02:42:54 PM  
Of course one can be inclined to prefer one kind of comedy to another (slapstick, British, awkward), but I personally feel these should at the very least be honorable mentions:

Ghostbusters
Clue
A Fish Called Wanda
National Lampoon's Vacation
Animal House
Young Frankenstein
South Park, Bigger Longer Uncut
Caddyshack (if you could remove the faux Irish girlfriend)
Raising Arizona

Also, I may get shot for this but I don't think Blazing Saddles is the best representation of Brooks' comedies. Young Frankenstein is much better...Saddles has it's moments but it does drag or is a little too hammy in some places.
 
2012-09-06 02:43:11 PM  

mdarius: The reason why Airplane is so funny--and so many of the really good Simpsons are so funny--isn't so much because of content but pacing. Timing is everyth... aw, dammit!


Actually, for me, it was the fact that the main actors were (trying) to play it straight for the most part. But there was always something off. Either a side character said something, or someone in the background was doing something, etc., that made the scene funny. Like the stewardess playing the guitar and accidentally ripping out the girl's IV. The stewardess was just doing her thing, totally oblivious to the girl gasping for life behind her.

Little touches like that are hilarious to me. And Airplane was absolutely full of them.
 
2012-09-06 02:43:31 PM  
Also...

cdn.madamenoire.com

...was a helluva lot funnier than Bridesmaids.
 
2012-09-06 02:43:52 PM  

Cyberluddite: Dr. Strangelove (not exactly a comedy, but still makes one laugh)


It was exactly a comedy. A black comedy. It's hilarious.
 
2012-09-06 02:45:33 PM  
inflate me!

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-06 02:45:54 PM  

don't understand: No one ever mentions Con Air when discussing funny movies. It's got to be one of the most hilarious movies ever made.


i must agree with you here. I LOVE that movie.

alos, The Devil's Rejects is farking HILARIOUS.
 
2012-09-06 02:46:59 PM  

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Another vote for Blazing Saddles.
 
2012-09-06 02:48:16 PM  
I'm might get flamed for suggesting this addition to the list, but I submit for Fark's approval to movie Clue. Though like some of the others suggested, it does lose a little bit over time.

/The polling metric is all wrong
//Airplane is still one of the funniest movies ever
///Not having MP and the Holy Grail is a miserable failure and destroys the list's credibility.
 
2012-09-06 02:48:37 PM  
Now, Hitler... there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!
 
2012-09-06 02:51:55 PM  

desertgeek: I'm might get flamed for suggesting this addition to the list, but I submit for Fark's approval to movie Clue. Though like some of the others suggested, it does lose a little bit over time.

/The polling metric is all wrong
//Airplane is still one of the funniest movies ever
///Not having MP and the Holy Grail is a miserable failure and destroys the list's credibility.


Clue is brilliant. Made my wife watch it with me not long ago. She loved it.
 
2012-09-06 02:52:03 PM  
List fails because the movies whose laugh-per-minutes were counted were chosen by people who visit something called Lovefilm (a website perhaps?).

It seems none of Lovefilm's visitors were born earlier than the 1990's.

IMHO, along with the all-important timing (thank you, Boudica's War Tampon) is its quotability. If none of the dialogue was quotable, people aren't going to remember any of it.

I think that's what gives a movie "cult" status.
 
2012-09-06 02:52:42 PM  
The thing is that Airplane never goes more than 30 second without a gag. Many comedies mentioned here have stretches that are just the set-ups for a gag. Yeah, the pay off is huge, but Airplane throws so many gags at you that you're barely done laughing about one and another has already gone by. That said, I think one way of judging a comedy film by is how quotable it is, and in that regard, three of the funniest would have to be Airplane, Young Frankenstein, and Caddyshack, followed perhaps by Blazing Saddles and maybe MP and the Holy Grail. There are lots of great comedies, but those three (Airplane, YF, and Caddyshack), have entered the public lexicon to an unbelievable degree. Just mention lines like "He vas my BOYFRIEND!" or "Stop calling me Shirley" or "Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?" and people start giggling and recalling other lines from the same films.
 
2012-09-06 02:52:57 PM  
Also,

img2-2.timeinc.net
 
2012-09-06 02:53:31 PM  
If you figure in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, you have to figure in both Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Team America: World Police as well.

In addition, Idiocracy has to be figured in if you are adding Office Space.

// Gotta dig back into the DVD collection this weekend...
 
2012-09-06 02:55:13 PM  
I fart in this list's general direction.
 
2012-09-06 02:56:25 PM  
I agree with some of those, never saw Shaun of the Dead or Bridesmaids, and I didn't think The Hangover is good enough to rank a top 10 funniest movies list.

Some I'd consider putting in:

Election
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Clerks II
PCU
Halfbaked
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Super Troopers
Fletch
Three Amigos
The Producers
Southpark: Bigger Longer Uncut
Blazing Saddles

I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, but that'll do for now.
 
2012-09-06 02:59:11 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I agree with some of those, never saw Shaun of the Dead or Bridesmaids, and I didn't think The Hangover is good enough to rank a top 10 funniest movies list.

Some I'd consider putting in:

Election
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (good lord that movie sucks.)
Clerks II
PCU
Halfbaked
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (meh. don't really get why people love this movie)
Super Troopers (hellz yeah)
Fletch (ok, but Modern Problems is funnier if we are going with 80's Chevy)
Three Amigos (meh)
The Producers
Southpark: Bigger Longer Uncut
Blazing Saddles (do people REALLY like this film that much, or is it like the Beatles, where no one much really listens anymore but still claims they are OMFG TEH BEST BAND EVAR?)

I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, but that'll do for now.

 
2012-09-06 02:59:25 PM  
is there no love for my thermos and my dog shiathead?

you have no special purpose!
 
2012-09-06 03:01:08 PM  
I think that quotability Is the better metric. Python, Airplane, Blues Brothers, Animal House, Spinal Tap, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc all rank high.

/orange whip?
 
2012-09-06 03:02:57 PM  

author1701: Why isn't "The Exorcist" on that list?

/Keeps gettin' funnier...


collider.com

Came to see if Kentucky Fried movie, Amazon women on the moon, and Spinal Tap were mentioned here.

/satisfied
 
rpm
2012-09-06 03:04:25 PM  

frepnog: crzybtch: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

You got my vote - Blazing Saddles was farkin hilarious!

I also thought Blues Brothers was hilarious even though some people might not consider it a "comedy"

who are those people, and can we beat them up?


Illinois Nazis.
 
2012-09-06 03:04:48 PM  
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Hilarious.

one of the fereaking best ever, saw that movie at least 3 times with my dad at the Castro, good times
 
2012-09-06 03:04:56 PM  

desertgeek: I'm might get flamed for suggesting this addition to the list, but I submit for Fark's approval to movie Clue. Though like some of the others suggested, it does lose a little bit over time.

/The polling metric is all wrong
//Airplane is still one of the funniest movies ever
///Not having MP and the Holy Grail is a miserable failure and destroys the list's credibility.


Fair choice; I prefer Murder By Death.
 
2012-09-06 03:08:21 PM  
I think we have a disconnect between "funny", "wit", and "shock". Three quarters of the suggested movies I'm seeing here really aren't "laugh out loud" funny. They make me smile, but laugh a minute? No. I LOVE the intelligence of Monty Python. It doesn't speak down to me or frequently rely on shock value or guttural humor, but does it make me laugh? Yes, but that's not where the brilliance of Python is. Hell, we may as well include Happy Gilmore! Once again, not a "funny" movie... but entertaining none-the-less.
 
2012-09-06 03:11:13 PM  

Cyno01: Its not a terrible list, ive certainly seen worse, and everything on there probably belongs in a top 50 list for sure... but top 10... thats arguable.

Heres my top 30 from my DVD collection

Airplane!
Anchorman
Animal House
Big Lebowski
Blazing Saddles
The Blues Brothers
Caddyshack
Army of Darkness
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Buellers Day Off
The Hangover
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
High Fidelity
Hot Fuzz
Life Aquatic
Mallrats
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Naked Gun
Office Space
Spaceballs
Shaun of the Dead
Shoot Em Up
Super Troopers
This is Spinal Tap
Tropic Thunder
True Lies
Wet Hot American Summer
Young Frankenstein
Zombieland

Flame away.


Good list that includes a number of essentials sadly lacking from other lists, i.e. Zombieland, Tropic Thunder, High Fidelity. Shaun of the Dead, Office Space... I would happily work from this list to try and pare it down to 10, gin willing, wife out of town, I'm open for argument.
 
2012-09-06 03:12:55 PM  
jackspackagestore.com

That list is just like, your opinion, man.
 
2012-09-06 03:16:27 PM  

Quiefenburger: [jackspackagestore.com image 500x282]

That list is just like, your opinion, man.


I want to watch this one again. I've watched it once, but I don't really remember anything good or bad about it. It seems to get a lot of mentions around here though, so it's probably worth another shot.
 
2012-09-06 03:16:45 PM  

angry_scientist: halfof33: Platoon.

/obscure

Sgt. Barnes is one of my role models


Hmmm, maybe it is obscure.

Therefore I win Fark, and Sarah Palin is President and someone has to shop that picture of Barry and Bubba so they are making out.
 
2012-09-06 03:16:55 PM  
"Airplane!" worked because of timing, and the concept of playing a 'straight' role for comedic effect. Peter Graves, Leslie Neilsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges - all 'serious' actors, doing funny lines....that are funnier because they're under-played, or played off as serious. Even Kareem-Abdul Jabbar plays it serious...until he snaps and lets everyone in on the joke that hey, it's Kareem! When he passes out, he's in goggles and full LA Laker uniform.

Since they're measuring 'jokes per minute', that's how ZAZ wrote the movie - keep constantly throwing jokes at the audience. Some won't stick, some will fall flat.....but most of them hit. Look at comedies before and after AP - Leslie Nielsen's career was kind of stagnant....but he re-invented himself as a comic actor. Naked Gun, Top Secret!, Hot Shots, etc. are all direct descendants of the Airplane! formula.
 
2012-09-06 03:17:52 PM  

angry_scientist: bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then

but the Rain Song performance makes up for all of that, and Page's double neck guitar/violin bow, and and and


Ah yes, but WHICH version of The Rain Song are we talking about?
 
2012-09-06 03:21:09 PM  
there are so many movies on those lists that people have posted that I want to see.

Going to have to copy and paste to a word document so I don't lose them

Pandora's Litterbox - great list

you, too Cyno01 including a few I've never heard of

this whole thread is a great PSA, really
 
2012-09-06 03:23:11 PM  
Borat? Unfunny suckfest. Superbad? Meh. American Pie? Meh.

Life of Brian instead of Holy Grail? Mmmm-kay...

Also, I need Blazing Saddles, Zoolander and Top Secret! in that list. Probably Hot Shots, too.
 
2012-09-06 03:23:18 PM  
What about undercover blues "My Name is MUERTE!
 
2012-09-06 03:25:10 PM  
No love for Grandma's Boy ?
 
2012-09-06 03:26:56 PM  

AgentBang: Caddyshack (if you could remove the faux Irish girlfriend)


Biggest whooor on fifth avenue, so OIMM told.


Caddyshack and Animal House: I was a young teenager when they came out and thought they were the funniest goddamn things EVAR. They do not age well. I have since seen 'em and there is far less funny than I remember. Oh sure, there's some priceless lines and bits, but for the most part, not so much funny.

The Air Plane is a funny. And say what you like about him, and about his buddy, but I love the Will Farrell and the John C. Reilly stuff, together and separately. I recently watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story and did laugh most heartily, but that's probably because I'm old enough to get all the 50', 60's, and 70's rock star references. I doubt anyone under 30 would get much out of it unless they're hard core pop-music history nerds.
 
2012-09-06 03:27:02 PM  
Have you ever seen the inside of a Turkish prison?
 
2012-09-06 03:28:03 PM  
Airplane, Animal House, Holy Grail, Mad Mad Mad Mad World - all amazing and iconic.

But you have all forgotten

The In-Laws - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiJAcThiTH8

/FLAMES! There are flames on my car.
//Serpentine, Shel!
///Flies? Flies with beaks? - Oh yes. The natives called them "Jose Grecos del Muertos," the flamingo dancers of death.
////Would you like to kiss Senor Pepe?
 
2012-09-06 03:29:14 PM  

phlegmmo: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Neither of these made the top 10? Superbad was number 4? That's farked up.


Spaceballs? Anyone?

This is a bogus list to be sure.
 
2012-09-06 03:29:49 PM  
collider.com

images.starpulse.com 

surely should be on the list
 
2012-09-06 03:30:44 PM  

danno_to_infinity: there are so many movies on those lists that people have posted that I want to see.

Going to have to copy and paste to a word document so I don't lose them

Pandora's Litterbox - great list

you, too Cyno01 including a few I've never heard of

this whole thread is a great PSA, really


I am AMAZED that i am the only person to mention Wet Hot American Summer. It is by far the superior camp film to Meatballs OR Ernest Goes to Camp.

/and a lack of action-comedies, hot fuzz, true lies, shoot em up
 
2012-09-06 03:30:46 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: This text is now purple
jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

I think Young Frankenstein is better, actually

I heard that Mel Brooks shot a lot more film for Young Frankenstein. Stuff that never made it into the movie. It would be interesting if he could go back and create a three hour version of Young Frankenstein. I saw "High Anxiety" three times in a theater, Mel. You owe me. Actually, "High Anxiety" wasn't that bad. But you still owe me.


I read somewhere that there was only one outtake in Blazing Saddles. The MPAA asked Brooks to make numerous changes, but he refused all except one:

In the scene where Bart is with Lili von Schtupp and the lights go out, she says "Is it twue what they say about you Negwoes being so well-endowed?" You hear Bart's pants unzip and she cries "IT'S TWUE! IT'S TWUE!"

Brooks cut the next line, in which Bart says, "You're sucking on my elbow."
 
2012-09-06 03:31:08 PM  

Uff_Da: No love for Grandma's Boy ?


No. That movie pretty much sucks and the actual plot where the dude tries to steal someone else's game in progress (so easy to prove that one, ok jackass, SHOW ME THE CODE)

AngryJailhouseFistfark: AgentBang: Caddyshack (if you could remove the faux Irish girlfriend)

Biggest whooor on fifth avenue, so OIMM told.


Caddyshack and Animal House: I was a young teenager when they came out and thought they were the funniest goddamn things EVAR. They do not age well. I have since seen 'em and there is far less funny than I remember. Oh sure, there's some priceless lines and bits, but for the most part, not so much funny.

The Air Plane is a funny. And say what you like about him, and about his buddy, but I love the Will Farrell and the John C. Reilly stuff, together and separately. I recently watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story and did laugh most heartily, but that's probably because I'm old enough to get all the 50', 60's, and 70's rock star references. I doubt anyone under 30 would get much out of it unless they're hard core pop-music history nerds.


THIS. I love both films, but I have watched them with my wife (she is 24, has never seen either) and she is just yawning at them. They don't hold up that well at all and honestly, Caddyshack is almost unwatchable in any scene Bill Murray is not in.
 
2012-09-06 03:32:25 PM  

Uff_Da: No love for Grandma's Boy ?


Make my list 31. 32 with Zoolander.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-09-06 03:35:00 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

Only 3 times? Fark, you're slipping.
 
2012-09-06 03:40:55 PM  
Bridesmaids? Really? It had some funny parts, but it hardly warrants a spot in the top 50, let alone top 10.
 
2012-09-06 03:43:15 PM  

CognaciousThunk: desertgeek: I'm might get flamed for suggesting this addition to the list, but I submit for Fark's approval to movie Clue. Though like some of the others suggested, it does lose a little bit over time.

/The polling metric is all wrong
//Airplane is still one of the funniest movies ever
///Not having MP and the Holy Grail is a miserable failure and destroys the list's credibility.

Fair choice; I prefer Murder By Death.


Come to think of it, most of what I liked about Murder By Death was Peter Sellers, which is true of a lot of movies on any good comedy list. Quotes (and spoilers): http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0018393/quotes 

/Died way too young.
 
2012-09-06 03:44:28 PM  

kokomo61: "Airplane!" worked because of timing, and the concept of playing a 'straight' role for comedic effect. Peter Graves, Leslie Neilsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges - all 'serious' actors, doing funny lines....that are funnier because they're under-played, or played off as serious. Even Kareem-Abdul Jabbar plays it serious...until he snaps and lets everyone in on the joke that hey, it's Kareem! When he passes out, he's in goggles and full LA Laker uniform.

Since they're measuring 'jokes per minute', that's how ZAZ wrote the movie - keep constantly throwing jokes at the audience. Some won't stick, some will fall flat.....but most of them hit. Look at comedies before and after AP - Leslie Nielsen's career was kind of stagnant....but he re-invented himself as a comic actor. Naked Gun, Top Secret!, Hot Shots, etc. are all direct descendants of the Airplane! formula.


The best thing about Airplane, imo, is that you had to see it at least twice to get all the jokes you missed the first time because you were laughing. I saw it when I was in high school with a friend, and she literally--I mean that literally--fell out of her seat into the aisle at one point, she was laughing so hard.
 
2012-09-06 03:54:23 PM  
Ruthless people.

"I've been kidnapped by K-Mart!"

"This must be the most stupid person on Earth. Perhaps we should shoot him?"
 
2012-09-06 03:55:56 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


Five words: The sheriff is a ni..BONG!
 
2012-09-06 03:56:04 PM  
Favorite Naked Gun quote; "Nice Beaver" "Thanks, I stuffed it myself"
 
2012-09-06 03:56:22 PM  

MAYORBOB: "I speak jive."

Okay, got my obligatory quote from Airplane out of the way. Now then, any film comedy list attempting to determine funny by counting the number of laughs per minute of film is just wrong. What were these laughs they counted? Were they giggles, guffaws, rib ticklers, cackles of belly laughs. Did they allow the laugher to remain in the seated position with the service trays in the upright position or did they force the laugher to fall out of his or her seat and begin rolling around on the floor?

Next, in what alternate universe are such pedestrian chucklefests like Hangover, Superbad and Anchorman listed while Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Animal House go unmentioned?


Here's the opportune quote:
They calculated the precise number of 'laughs a minute' for the top 10 comedies chosen by Lovefilm members.

Notice they did the calculation on the top 10 comedies chosen by the members, not "we did all the big comedies and here's the top ten". So the top ten was only ever going to include those movies, if I'm reading that quote right.
 
2012-09-06 03:56:26 PM  
Hangover, Borat and Anchorman should not even be allowed within sniffing distance of this list. Hangover is a dumbed down Very Bad Things.
 
2012-09-06 04:09:21 PM  
It's funny, but it's not the funniest ever. It's not even Abraham and Zucker's funniest. That would be Top Secret.
 
2012-09-06 04:09:26 PM  
What?? No "The English Patient"?
 
2012-09-06 04:10:45 PM  

JayR30: Hangover, Borat and Anchorman should not even be allowed within sniffing distance of this list. Hangover is a dumbed down Very Bad Things.


Except that Very Bad Things is a sh*tty movie and The Hangover is actually funny.
 
2012-09-06 04:11:39 PM  

on the road: Quantity is not quality.


THIS! If they applied that test to 70s sitcoms the winner would be the one who used the laugh track the most.
 
2012-09-06 04:11:59 PM  
Caddyshack doesn't hold up all that well (except for Bill Murray)....but I'd disagree about Animal House. It's one of the few comedies I can watch repeatedly and still find it funny.

Here's my Airplane! CSB -

When I worked at a resort in the early '80s, I was also in charge of running a movie when it rained to keep the guests entertained. We had 3 movies on-site: Time Bandits, Arthur, and Airplane! I'd give the guests a choice, and invariably, they'd choose Airplane. It rained 10 days that summer, and I ended up showing the movie 20 times.......with the effect that I memorized the dialogue and could repeat any scene verbatim. Including the jive dialogue.
 
2012-09-06 04:14:56 PM  

Cyno01: Wet Hot American Summer


Oh, yeah, definitely in my top 10.

sacurrent.com
 
2012-09-06 04:18:04 PM  
What's Up Tiger lily?
Take the Money and Run
Bruno
 
2012-09-06 04:18:43 PM  

y2kill: [img811.imageshack.us image 272x313]

/my cube wall


I less-than-three you, man.
 
2012-09-06 04:21:06 PM  
PUDDIN ON THE RISSS!!
 
2012-09-06 04:24:08 PM  

halfof33: Platoon.

/obscure


yeah. NObody's seen Naked Gun.
 
2012-09-06 04:29:00 PM  

GacysBasement: What's Up Tiger lily?
Take the Money and Run
Bruno


Wood Allen had some very funny films. "Everything you always wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask" is hilarious.
 
2012-09-06 04:29:05 PM  

on the road: Quantity is not quality. Airplane is more or less a sequence of gags loosely grouped around a very spare story. Many of the jokes are simply based on negation or on taking figures of speech literally.

The Hangover, Superbad, American Pie, and Shaun of the Dead have fully developed plots and interesting characters. The Life of Brian and Borat get points for sophstication or originality.



Go watch "Zero Hour". It's literally Airplane! without the jokes.
 
2012-09-06 04:29:30 PM  

frepnog: Uff_Da: No love for Grandma's Boy ?

No. That movie pretty much sucks and the actual plot where the dude tries to steal someone else's game in progress (so easy to prove that one, ok jackass, SHOW ME THE CODE)

AngryJailhouseFistfark: AgentBang: Caddyshack (if you could remove the faux Irish girlfriend)

Biggest whooor on fifth avenue, so OIMM told.


Caddyshack and Animal House: I was a young teenager when they came out and thought they were the funniest goddamn things EVAR. They do not age well. I have since seen 'em and there is far less funny than I remember. Oh sure, there's some priceless lines and bits, but for the most part, not so much funny.

The Air Plane is a funny. And say what you like about him, and about his buddy, but I love the Will Farrell and the John C. Reilly stuff, together and separately. I recently watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story and did laugh most heartily, but that's probably because I'm old enough to get all the 50', 60's, and 70's rock star references. I doubt anyone under 30 would get much out of it unless they're hard core pop-music history nerds.

THIS. I love both films, but I have watched them with my wife (she is 24, has never seen either) and she is just yawning at them. They don't hold up that well at all and honestly, Caddyshack is almost unwatchable in any scene Bill Murray is not in.


No Respect I Tell You...

waxwanedotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-06 04:36:48 PM  

AceThunder: Why am I not on this list?

[www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 780x439]


Toot toot!
 
2012-09-06 04:37:23 PM  
The Hangover? Is it really that funny?

/haven't seen it
//most modern era 'comedies' are just strings of drug and poop jokes
///lawn, get off it
 
2012-09-06 04:37:50 PM  

crzybtch: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

You got my vote - Blazing Saddles was farkin hilarious!

I also thought Blues Brothers was hilarious even though some people might not consider it a "comedy"


OMG Blues Brothers was hy-farking-sterical!
 
2012-09-06 04:40:04 PM  
I got just 3 words for you:

Bambi vs. Godzilla.
 
2012-09-06 04:40:52 PM  
Any list of top 10 comedies that includes Bridesmaids is obviously drastically flawed. Holy Grail would top my list. Well, that and The Elephant Man.
 
2012-09-06 04:41:44 PM  

digitalrain: crzybtch: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

You got my vote - Blazing Saddles was farkin hilarious!

I also thought Blues Brothers was hilarious even though some people might not consider it a "comedy"

OMG Blues Brothers was hy-farking-sterical!


No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!
 
2012-09-06 04:41:48 PM  
No Spaceballs or Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Or Princess Bride. List fail.
 
2012-09-06 04:45:43 PM  

Nick Spiceyweiner: No Spaceballs or Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Or Princess Bride. List fail.


Don't get me started...
 
2012-09-06 04:52:42 PM  
Nick Spiceyweiner: No Spaceballs or Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Or Princess Bride. List fail.

Aaaaaaaaaaaas Youuuuuuuuu Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish
 
2012-09-06 04:56:02 PM  

frepnog: dahmers love zombie: 1. Airplane - 3 Laughs A Minute

2. The Hangover - 2.4 Laughs A Minute

3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad ! - 2.3 Laughs A Minute

4. Superbad - 1.9 Laughs A Minute

5. Borat - 1.7 Laughs A Minute

6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 1.6 Laughs A Minute

7. American Pie - 1.5 Laughs A Minute

8. Bridesmaids - 1.4 Laughs A Minute

9. Shaun of the Dead - 1.3 Laughs A Minute

10. Life of Brian - 1.2 Laughs A Minute

Life of Brian is lower than Shaun of the Dead. Yeah, I don't have to say anything more than that.

well, Shaun is a funnier film.

/look, I love the Pythons, but let's not pretend that they didn't blow their load with "Holy Grail". The other stuff is passable at best, brilliant in moments, but nothing they have done compares to Grail.


I liked Paul better than Shaun. There, I said it.
 
2012-09-06 04:58:07 PM  

EdVenture: frepnog: dahmers love zombie: 1. Airplane - 3 Laughs A Minute

2. The Hangover - 2.4 Laughs A Minute

3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad ! - 2.3 Laughs A Minute

4. Superbad - 1.9 Laughs A Minute

5. Borat - 1.7 Laughs A Minute

6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 1.6 Laughs A Minute

7. American Pie - 1.5 Laughs A Minute

8. Bridesmaids - 1.4 Laughs A Minute

9. Shaun of the Dead - 1.3 Laughs A Minute

10. Life of Brian - 1.2 Laughs A Minute

Life of Brian is lower than Shaun of the Dead. Yeah, I don't have to say anything more than that.

well, Shaun is a funnier film.

/look, I love the Pythons, but let's not pretend that they didn't blow their load with "Holy Grail". The other stuff is passable at best, brilliant in moments, but nothing they have done compares to Grail.

I liked Paul better than Shaun. There, I said it.


Paul was great, I completely forgot about that one.
 
2012-09-06 04:58:12 PM  

The Banana Thug: bluorangefyre: edgesrealm: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Call and Raise: History of the World Part I.

All in on: Spaceballs

I call and raise YOU The Hangover.

/how am I playing two hands of poker at the same time again?

No. The Hangover LOOKS funny... But isn't really all that funny if you're paying attention. It's the perfect movie for when you're drunk and with your buddies, and maybe using the film to reminsce about your recent trip to Vegas, but when you're sober, and just got home from a long day at work, it is NOT a good movie at all.


Its also actually funny, but don't let that stop you though.
 
2012-09-06 04:58:38 PM  

EdVenture: I liked Paul better than Shaun. There, I said it.


I wouldnt go that far, but Paul was great, if you were enough of a sci-fi nerd to get most of the jokes.
 
2012-09-06 04:58:52 PM  
Alright boys, let's take some pictures!
 
2012-09-06 04:59:34 PM  

Gleeman: The Hangover? Is it really that funny?

/haven't seen it
//most modern era 'comedies' are just strings of drug and poop jokes
///lawn, get off it


Yes and no. It actually makes you care about the characters and the central story -- which is really rare for a comedy. It's a better movie than it is a comedy.
 
2012-09-06 04:59:48 PM  
Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Male announcer: [later] The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!
Male announcer: Listen Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.
[Later]
Male announcer: There's just no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
Male announcer: It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
 
2012-09-06 05:12:49 PM  

PawisBetlog: bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then

I call with Cannonball Run's constant drinking and driving recklessly, including Jackie Chan and Terry Bradshaw loading CASES of beer into their car for a cross country run. Try making that movie today.


Good luck topping The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane with Martin Sheen and Jodie Foster. It was rated PG, even though Martin Sheen plays the town pedophile who spends the entire movie trying to nail a 14-year-old Jodie Foster.
 
2012-09-06 05:14:45 PM  
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-09-06 05:16:45 PM  

Rev.K: JayR30: Hangover, Borat and Anchorman should not even be allowed within sniffing distance of this list. Hangover is a dumbed down Very Bad Things.

Except that Very Bad Things is a sh*tty movie and The Hangover is actually funny.


I found The Hangover to be average at best. If you have ever had a really eventful night out drinking with your friends, it is "been there, done that" and unremarkable.
 
2012-09-06 05:18:34 PM  
On the first viewing, Something about Mary was the funniest movie I've ever seen and I've seen everything else being mentioned in this thread. It doesn't hold up nearly as well with repeated viewings as most of the others, but I've never laughed harder than I did the first time I saw SaM. My sides hurt the next day from laughing so uncontrollably.
 
2012-09-06 05:20:07 PM  
Surely Airplane is the funniest English-language movie of all time

Headline fixed

...there are memorably funny movies in every language...

/and did anyone else ask to stop calling me Shirley ?
 
2012-09-06 05:21:48 PM  

gunga galunga: Good luck topping The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane with Martin Sheen and Jodie Foster. It was rated PG, even though Martin Sheen plays the town pedophile who spends the entire movie trying to nail a 14-year-old Jodie Foster.


He never explicitly comes onto her, though. He just hangs around being creepy and annoying. She did sleep with her boyfriend, though.

How about Dark Night of the Scarecrow? That had Charles Durning as a pedophile stalker and Larry Drake getting brutally murdered and coming back as a terrifying scarecrow. And that was a made-for-tv movie, ffs.
 
2012-09-06 05:29:54 PM  
Murder by Death.
 
2012-09-06 05:31:21 PM  
1: Blazing Saddles
2: Caddyshack
3: Airplane
4: National Lampoon's Vacation
5: Animal House
6: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
7: Monty Python And The Holy Grail
8: The Blues Brothers
9: Raising Arizona
10: Slapshot
 
2012-09-06 05:31:23 PM  
I was a freshman in high school when Airplane! premiered (onion, belt, lawn, etc.). I had to see it twice because I was laughing so hard the first time that I missed about half of the dialogue.
 
2012-09-06 05:33:10 PM  

dkimball: Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie have alot of laughs


Agreed on that one!

Take him to Detroit!
 
2012-09-06 05:34:31 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Slap Shot, especially now that the insane 70's fashions make the movie a riot even if the sound's off.


Putting on the foil Coach!

/think you have to be from hockey country to truly appreciate Slap Shot
/also, Strange Brew
 
2012-09-06 05:40:01 PM  

xiola: Have difficulty believing Bridesmaids has 1.4 laughs in the whole movie.


The only thing funny about Bridesmaids was the crazy fat chick. I kept watching just for her. If she wasn't in there, I would have shut it off.
 
2012-09-06 05:44:37 PM  
1. Hostel
2. Natural Born Killers
3. The Human Centipede
4. The Exorcist
5. Se7en
6. The Last House on the Left
7. Audition
8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
9. Psycho
10. Brian's Song
 
2012-09-06 05:45:41 PM  
Role Models, Trading Places and The Twelve Chairs haven't been mentioned yet. Really funny shiatt.

My favs (in no particular order, I doubt I could do it) -

Fish Called Wanda
Night at the Opera
Bananas
Love and Death
O Brother Where Art Thou?
The Fisher King
Some Like It Hot
Best in Show
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Throw Mama from the Train
The Big Lebowski
Ghostbusters
Bedazzled (1967)
The Tall Guy (musical about the elephant man anyone?)

I'm forgetting many many funny flicks...

Blackadder trumps all though =]

I
 
2012-09-06 05:51:22 PM  
No Pootie Tang? Wa-da-tah to the shama cow... 'cause thats a cama cama leepa-chaiii
 
2012-09-06 05:57:53 PM  
No love for Fletch? Zoolander? Tropic Thunder?
 
2012-09-06 06:06:18 PM  
Ctrl + F
Blazing
0 results found

hmmm...
 
2012-09-06 06:09:49 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Wellon Dowd:
Win the hand: Schindler's List

raise: Grave of the Fireflies. It's animated and was distributed in the US by Disney so it must be funny...


I still can't watch that thing without making sure Mrs. Rum monkey takes all the knives out of the house. Soooooo depressing.
 
2012-09-06 06:13:01 PM  

rummonkey: Ctrl + F
Blazing
0 results found

hmmm...


I think your in page search is busted.
 
2012-09-06 06:13:25 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: tonguedepressor: Damn! Thats a great list!

Thanks.
I tried to make it as complete as possible and then, after sending, I realized I had omitted "...Spinal Tap". D'oh!.


No love for Some Like it Hot? Not criticizing, just wondering.
 
2012-09-06 06:29:11 PM  
It would be interesting to see the list that they would get if they showed movies to an intelligent audience instead of the kind of schlubs that laugh at Hangover.

As it is, this reminds me of the top ten movies box office lists or the list of movies that are playing in town at any given time. You get a couple of blockbusters that everybody likes, about six stupid movies that idiots like (mostly male idiots, 14-25) and then maybe, if you are lucky, one or two movies that smart people like. It's a great honour to be number 25 on a list of movies that idiots like. It means you are not only good, but better than most of the top twenty.

You may comfort yourself that the movies you found funniest are not on this list or any list like it. They are smarter and appeal to a finer sense of humour. Although Airplane! is a funny movie, the jokes are broad and obvious and not particularly good. Almost any one of the movies named above in this thread are really better and funnier.

And I have always maintained that Young Frankenstein is the most perfect movie parody, if not movie, ever made. Not the best or the funniest, perhaps, but the most perfect: perfect writing, casting, acting, props, music, everything. Even the choice of B&W rather than colour is brilliant. It couldn't have been done better. Only idiots despise movies that are not in colour. Colour adds very little to most movies and subtracts from the great movies that were made intentionally in B&W or with B&W taken into consideration by the people who made the movie from the producer down to the lighting man and the best girl.
 
2012-09-06 06:31:17 PM  
Bananas!
 
2012-09-06 06:35:16 PM  

someonelse: gunga galunga: Good luck topping The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane with Martin Sheen and Jodie Foster. It was rated PG, even though Martin Sheen plays the town pedophile who spends the entire movie trying to nail a 14-year-old Jodie Foster.

He never explicitly comes onto her, though. He just hangs around being creepy and annoying. She did sleep with her boyfriend, though.


No, he's very explicitly making his intentions clear in that last scene when he shows up at her house, lets her know that he's through with games, tells her that he knows that she's all by herself, and she may as well make some tea and get used to the fact that it's gonna happen.

In Scarecrow, Charles Durning's obsession with the girl is creepy, but the only time he confronts her, he's scared of her.

/YMMV, of course. 
//have seen both movies recently
///damn, made-for-TV movies were good back then
 
2012-09-06 06:36:58 PM  

Cyno01: rummonkey: Ctrl + F
Blazing
0 results found

hmmm...

I think your in page search is busted.


Mentioned several times on the page.

List missing The Magdaline Sisters
 
2012-09-06 06:38:49 PM  

brantgoose:
And I have always maintained that Young Frankenstein is the most perfect movie parody, if not movie, ever made. Not the best or the funniest, perhaps, but the most perfect: perfect writing, casting, acting, props, music, everything. Even the choice of B&W rather than colour is brilliant. It couldn't have been done better. Only idiots despise movies that are not in colour. Colour adds very little to most movies and subtracts from the great movies that were made intentionally in B&W or with B&W taken into consideration by the people who made the movie from the producer down to the lighting man and the best girl.


This whole thread I've seen people keep bringing up Young Frankenstein, and I've been thinking to myself "It was an OK movie, but really, a Yahoo Serious vehicle as one of the top ten of all time?". Then your black and white comment made me realize that somehow the pointer in my brain for Young Frankenstein was leading to Young Einstein...
 
2012-09-06 06:39:51 PM  

coffee fiend: Pandora's Litterbox: tonguedepressor: Damn! Thats a great list!

Thanks.
I tried to make it as complete as possible and then, after sending, I realized I had omitted "...Spinal Tap". D'oh!.

No love for Some Like it Hot? Not criticizing, just wondering.


Welp, nobody's perfect!!
 
2012-09-06 07:00:50 PM  
The "laugh per minute" rule is quite flawed because it favors lowbrow mindless on-liners movies, like most on the list, to superior comedy films such as Young Frankenstein, Duck Soup and others with more of an in-depth plot.
 
2012-09-06 07:01:48 PM  
Trust me on this - go rent the original 1979 In-Laws tonight and check back with your re-written list of favorite comedies. You'll have to drop something from the list in order to add it on.

There's red tape in the bush?
Enormous red tape in the bush.
 
2012-09-06 07:09:10 PM  
i228.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-06 07:18:36 PM  
The Jerk.
That is all.
 
2012-09-06 07:22:28 PM  

Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.


It was an age of grace and beauty.
 
2012-09-06 07:22:35 PM  

dkimball: Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie have alot of laughs


Really surprised it took so long for that one to get mentioned. I loved that movie when I was young teenager and we were just about slaphappy from staying up all night at a friends house. We watched Airplane, History of the World part 1, Blazing Saddles, Kentucky Fried Movie and Holy Grail and our sides actually hurt all the next day from laughing so much.
 
2012-09-06 07:26:05 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

I don't know how it will stack up on the laugh per minute scale. But I laughed the hardest during this movie. Not just a chuckle, but LOL.
 
2012-09-06 07:26:41 PM  

r1chard3:

It was an age of grace and beauty.


And Jive subtitles
 
2012-09-06 07:30:56 PM  
To the tower?!? Rapunzel RAPUNZEL!
 
2012-09-06 07:34:02 PM  
Dumb and Dumber
The Jerk
Airplane!
Caddyshack
The Blues Brothers
Raising Arizona
Dumb and Dumber
Young Frankenstein
Monte Python's Holy Grail

I was fortunate enough to grow up with those movies. It's not quite the same if you didn't see them when they were fresh and new. Many of the movies considered funny now, like The Hangover, are just so predictable and boring to me.
 
2012-09-06 07:56:24 PM  
I'm going to give some props to Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery.
It's appeal has been diluted over time by reruns, all the later versions plus Myer's tepid The Love Guru. However, before that all Mike Myers was known for was Wayne's World and his stint on SNL.
I know the theatre was rocking when I first saw it.
 
2012-09-06 07:59:00 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: On the first viewing, Something about Mary was the funniest movie I've ever seen and I've seen everything else being mentioned in this thread. It doesn't hold up nearly as well with repeated viewings as most of the others, but I've never laughed harder than I did the first time I saw SaM. My sides hurt the next day from laughing so uncontrollably.


My experience, exactly.


Frank and Beans! Franks and Beans!!
 
2012-09-06 08:04:09 PM  

brantgoose: It would be interesting to see the list that they would get if they showed movies to an intelligent audience instead of the kind of schlubs that laugh at Hangover.

As it is, this reminds me of the top ten movies box office lists or the list of movies that are playing in town at any given time. You get a couple of blockbusters that everybody likes, about six stupid movies that idiots like (mostly male idiots, 14-25) and then maybe, if you are lucky, one or two movies that smart people like. It's a great honour to be number 25 on a list of movies that idiots like. It means you are not only good, but better than most of the top twenty.

You may comfort yourself that the movies you found funniest are not on this list or any list like it. They are smarter and appeal to a finer sense of humour. Although Airplane! is a funny movie, the jokes are broad and obvious and not particularly good. Almost any one of the movies named above in this thread are really better and funnier.

And I have always maintained that Young Frankenstein is the most perfect movie parody, if not movie, ever made. Not the best or the funniest, perhaps, but the most perfect: perfect writing, casting, acting, props, music, everything. Even the choice of B&W rather than colour is brilliant. It couldn't have been done better. Only idiots despise movies that are not in colour. Colour adds very little to most movies and subtracts from the great movies that were made intentionally in B&W or with B&W taken into consideration by the people who made the movie from the producer down to the lighting man and the best girl.


Intelligent ≠ the same sense of humor that you and your friends have. Some of the absolute smartest people I know (doctorates from Harvard, perfect scores on their SATs, etc.) also love movies like Grandma's Boy and Pootie Tang far more than I ever will. Nearly every post in this thread is a perfect example of that.
 
2012-09-06 08:13:36 PM  
Jive ass list ain't got no brains, anyhow.
 
2012-09-06 08:22:36 PM  

MAYORBOB: "I speak jive."

Okay, got my obligatory quote from Airplane out of the way. Now then, any film comedy list attempting to determine funny by counting the number of laughs per minute of film is just wrong. What were these laughs they counted? Were they giggles, guffaws, rib ticklers, cackles of belly laughs. Did they allow the laugher to remain in the seated position with the service trays in the upright position or did they force the laugher to fall out of his or her seat and begin rolling around on the floor?

Next, in what alternate universe are such pedestrian chucklefests like Hangover, Superbad and Anchorman listed while Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Animal House go unmentioned?


EVERY.
WORD.
THIS.
 
2012-09-06 08:26:52 PM  

Kurmudgeon: I'm going to give some props to Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery.
It's appeal has been diluted over time by reruns, all the later versions plus Myer's tepid The Love Guru. However, before that all Mike Myers was known for was Wayne's World and his stint on SNL.
I know the theatre was rocking when I first saw it.


Have you watched it recently? It hasn't aged very well. Just hearing "yeah baby yeah" is absolutely cringe-inducing. The "hey that looks like a (weiner)" running gag is still a classic, and a few Dr. Evil scenes.
 
2012-09-06 08:29:55 PM  

EyeballKid: MAYORBOB: "I speak jive."

Okay, got my obligatory quote from Airplane out of the way. Now then, any film comedy list attempting to determine funny by counting the number of laughs per minute of film is just wrong. What were these laughs they counted? Were they giggles, guffaws, rib ticklers, cackles of belly laughs. Did they allow the laugher to remain in the seated position with the service trays in the upright position or did they force the laugher to fall out of his or her seat and begin rolling around on the floor?

Next, in what alternate universe are such pedestrian chucklefests like Hangover, Superbad and Anchorman listed while Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Animal House go unmentioned?

EVERY.
WORD.
THIS.


Newsflash: we tend to have a more optimistic recollection of things from when we were younger. Show these six movies side by side to an audience that has never seen any of them before, I know that Hangover, Superbad, and Anchorman would perform just as well. For sure, I would choose Superbad above all those other movies when guests are over.
 
2012-09-06 08:41:53 PM  
List fails without....too bad the rest of their movies were shiat
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-06 08:50:17 PM  
Wow just wow, I guess I'm the only one that's still not over Macho Grande...
 
2012-09-06 08:58:41 PM  

GacysBasement: What's Up Tiger lily?


YES!

Worth seeking out for those of you who haven't seen it. I rank it right up there with Airplane! in terms of how funny it is.
 
2012-09-06 09:01:24 PM  
Would now be a good time to mention something concerning a blatant plug for relevant items available from a Fark store conveniently located on an interwebs near you?
 
2012-09-06 09:06:24 PM  

RockofAges: My personal list, no particular order.

Foot Fist Way
Idiocracy
Gentlemen Broncos
Anchorman
Grandma's Boy
Blazing Saddles
Robin Hood MiT
Sleepaway Camp Series (yes, these are comedy)
Hot Rod
The Big Lebowski.

That's all folks.


Some of those sound strangely like porn films. NTTAWWT.
 
2012-09-06 09:06:59 PM  
The funniest: The Money Pit
 
2012-09-06 09:08:33 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: [upload.wikimedia.org image 237x362]

I don't know how it will stack up on the laugh per minute scale. But I laughed the hardest during this movie. Not just a chuckle, but LOL.


Howwwwwdy Paaarrrrrtttnnnerrrr.
 
2012-09-06 09:18:09 PM  
Kingpin. That is all.
 
2012-09-06 09:37:44 PM  

JackieRabbit: Cyberluddite: Dr. Strangelove (not exactly a comedy, but still makes one laugh)

It was exactly a comedy. A black comedy. It's hilarious.


You'll answer to the Coca Cola Bottling Company for that.

Gentlemen, no fighting. This the War Room.

When those babies come in over the horizon. If they're really, really good.
 
2012-09-06 09:53:43 PM  

imfallen_angel: Wow just wow, I guess I'm the only one that's still not over Macho Grande...


(shakes head sadly) I don't think you'll ever get over Macho Grande...
 
2012-09-06 09:55:00 PM  
Ooh , I forgot about this one, but one of the most underrated dark comedies out there-

Death to Smoochy
 
2012-09-06 10:01:12 PM  

Thresher: List fails without....too bad the rest of their movies were shiat
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Hey, The Slammin' Salmon was pretty good. Beerfest wasn't bad, either.
 
2012-09-06 10:09:16 PM  
This may not be the funniest movie, it probably doesn't hit the top 10, but I still think it deserves to be mentioned in a thread like this. AND I think it's Myers' funniest.

"Mae! Shut it!"
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-06 10:22:38 PM  

bill4935: This may not be the funniest movie, it probably doesn't hit the top 10, but I still think it deserves to be mentioned in a thread like this. AND I think it's Myers' funniest.

"Mae! Shut it!"
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 480x360]


Absolutely could easily have been his best. His first movie he put his Scottish character in before trotting it out over and over. His supporting cast was strong. The ending was a little weak but the rest of the movie more than makes up for it.
 
2012-09-06 10:32:02 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: On the first viewing, Something about Mary was the funniest movie I've ever seen and I've seen everything else being mentioned in this thread. It doesn't hold up nearly as well with repeated viewings as most of the others, but I've never laughed harder than I did the first time I saw SaM. My sides hurt the next day from laughing so uncontrollably.


TSAM falls into my 'funny in the theater but not at home' movie category. Kind of like watching most stand up comedians on DVD, stuff you guffawed at with the crowd become "well that's kinda funny, but not laugh out loud" moments.

rummonkey: Voiceofreason01: Wellon Dowd:
Win the hand: Schindler's List

raise: Grave of the Fireflies. It's animated and was distributed in the US by Disney so it must be funny...

I still can't watch that thing without making sure Mrs. Rum monkey takes all the knives out of the house. Soooooo depressing.


Feel good movie of the year!
 
2012-09-06 10:35:42 PM  
I'm okay with this.
 
2012-09-06 10:41:14 PM  

bluefoxicy: bluorangefyre: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then

These days it would be PG-18. PG-13 basically reflects that 13 year olds are starting to become young adults.

Airplane has tits. A year or two ago, there was a shiatstorm because some 33 year old woman sent a 16 year old boy a picture ... of her tits!

Our society now behaves as if it's run by children who think anyone under 18 are the children. In VA if you boink a 17 year old 3 days before her birthday you can go to jail... wait 3 days and you can shag her rotten. That's a silly legal statute, but our whole society is starting to behave like this is what it actually believes is right and true. We act like 16 year old boys are pure, innocent children, like 6 year olds. Show a 16 year old girl your penis why don't you, while we're at it why don't you let a first grader play with it? It's basically the same thing.

Insane society.



msnbcmedia.msn.com

"I hear ya, brother. We're trendsetters. Ever seen a grown man naked?"
 
2012-09-06 10:59:15 PM  
"Hell yeah, I ain't never cornholed me a blind biatch!"

"How much for a rib?"
 
2012-09-06 11:04:39 PM  
Blues Brothers
Animal house
Caddyshack
Trains, Planes and automobiles
The Princess Bride

Movies that had a moral thread, and were funny. And had boobies, weed and brews.
An dtiming, and good writing, and boobies and more brews.
But I digress........
 
2012-09-06 11:30:20 PM  

This text is now purple: on the road: Quantity is not quality. Airplane is more or less a sequence of gags loosely grouped around a very spare story. Many of the jokes are simply based on negation or on taking figures of speech literally.

The Hangover, Superbad, American Pie, and Shaun of the Dead have fully developed plots and interesting characters. The Life of Brian and Borat get points for sophstication or originality.


Go watch "Zero Hour". It's literally Airplane! without the jokes.


I don't believe you.

What if you had some sort of video that had a comparison between the two films?

What if you had two?
 
2012-09-06 11:47:47 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: My personal list:
(list)
.

As another commenter previously stated, it is a great list (since humor is pretty subjective, I guess I mean that I agree with your choices); based on this, I highly recommend The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, which I finally was just able to find and order a DVD of on eBay a few minutes ago. I had been looking for it since 1980, when I got my first VCR.
 
2012-09-06 11:53:13 PM  
Am I the only person who thinks "MASH" is a riot. It's actually my favorite.
 
2012-09-06 11:53:26 PM  

ChubbyTiger: I think that quotability Is the better metric. Python, Airplane, Blues Brothers, Animal House, Spinal Tap, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc all rank high.

/orange whip?


Spaceballs
 
2012-09-06 11:58:48 PM  
If the formula is laughs/time then I guess Man Getting Hit By Football is the funniest movie of all time, especially with the George C. Scott voice.
 
2012-09-07 12:04:23 AM  
brain donors? no? ok
 
2012-09-07 01:06:39 AM  
Top Secret
Weird Science
Hot Shots
Naked Gun
-(ANY movie that uses Charlie and Martin Sheen--in the same scene, referencing Platoon and Apocalypse Now--then has the actors yell, "I loved you in Wall Street!" should be a lifetime recipient of ALL lists and awards.)



Any of these LONG before SuperBad.
 
2012-09-07 01:06:48 AM  

AceThunder: Why am I not on this list? [www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 780x439]



If he is still alive, he is NOT happy!
 
2012-09-07 01:24:31 AM  

mjones73: No Respect I Tell You...


Hey, Wang, I think this thread is restricted, so don't tell em you're Jewish, alright? OK!
 
2012-09-07 01:29:55 AM  

Mega Steve: dkimball: Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie have alot of laughs

Agreed on that one!

Take him to Detroit!


You have our gwatitude!
 
2012-09-07 01:46:40 AM  
Yes. Only it borrowed lot from Hellzispoppin.
 
2012-09-07 01:49:51 AM  
Role Models is totally under appreciated, so is Hot Rod.
 
2012-09-07 02:21:52 AM  

zedster: Oldiron_79: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Raise: The Blues Brothers

Raise: Duck Soup


Raise: Johnny Dangerously
 
2012-09-07 02:41:33 AM  

haken a tsheinik: Kingpin. That is all.


One of my personal favorites as well, along with Caddyshack and The Big Lebowski. I can see why these can't compete with the laughs per minute of Airplane! but Randy Quaid, Rodney Dangerfield and John Goodman should have been given Academy Awards for their performances.
 
2012-09-07 07:07:54 AM  

WeenerGord: mjones73: No Respect I Tell You...

Hey, Wang, I think this thread is restricted, so don't tell em you're Jewish, alright? OK!


Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid!
 
2012-09-07 09:16:48 AM  
Drowning Mona is an awesome comedy that no one seems to ever know about it. One of my favorites.
 
2012-09-07 09:30:49 AM  
The Jerk
Blazin Saddles
Step Brothers (stupid, but I love it)
Christmas Vacation
Friday
 
2012-09-07 10:23:53 AM  
So if you're a film maker, and you must get to the top of the list on some shiatty blog, go for the cheap laugh.
 
2012-09-07 10:56:08 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Dog Welder: Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.

PG-13 didn't exist back then, so "brief nudity" was actually okay in a PG film.

The line I always found jaw-dropping--even then--was the little girl saying she takes her coffee "black. Like my men."


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-07 11:19:36 AM  

Gleeman: WeenerGord: mjones73: No Respect I Tell You...

Hey, Wang, I think this thread is restricted, so don't tell em you're Jewish, alright? OK!

Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid!


Hey, who stepped on a duck?!
 
2012-09-07 11:19:51 AM  
My list, in no real order:

Spaceballs Absolute favorite movie. Period.
Blazing Saddles Two words: Campfire scene.
Young Frankenstein Oooooh, sweet mystery of life! At last I found thee!
Super Troopers I've made cops lose their shiat laughing when I crack out "Farva!"
Airplane! Studied pacing from masters, became the new standard in comedic pacing.
NL Christmas Vacation Jelly of the month club rant...
Princess Bride Too many quotable lines
Evolution Great Googa Mooga!
Silent Movie The only spoken line is from a mime. The beautiful irony.
Dont' Be a Menace (to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood) MESSAGE!
 
2012-09-07 11:42:57 AM  
In (sorta) chronological order:

The Bank Dick
The Strawberry Blonde
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Man who Came to Dinner
Father of the Bride
No Time for Sergeants
Mister Roberts
Some Like it Hot
One, Two, Three
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Tom Jones
Dr. Strangelove
A Shot in the Dark
Morgan!
The Producers
What's Up, Doc?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Animal House
Slap Shot
1941
Broadway Danny Rose
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
In the Spirit
Hollywood Knights
A Fish Called Wanda
Used Cars
The Money Pit
Midnight Run
The Commitments
Delicatessen
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Baby's Day Out
Mystery Train
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
Grosse Pointe Blank
Brain Donors
Rat Race
Mystery Men
The Three Stooges
 
2012-09-07 11:50:05 AM  
Add Dodgeball to the list and we're good.

And it's quotable.

/If you can dodge traffic, you can dodge a ball.
/And will someone catch a goddamn ball? It's like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob out there!
 
2012-09-07 01:42:42 PM  

Thresher: List fails without....too bad the rest of their movies were shiat
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I loved Beerfest.
 
2012-09-07 01:48:34 PM  

Demise: Add Dodgeball to the list and we're good.

And it's quotable.

/If you can dodge traffic a wrench, you can dodge a ball.
/And will someone catch a goddamn ball? It's like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob out there!


there, FTFY
 
2012-09-07 06:48:58 PM  

Drexl's Eye: [manilovefilms.com image 512x288]


Ab-so-tively!
 
2012-09-07 07:54:26 PM  
"Life of Brian" isn't even the funniest Python movie.

I would add to the list:

Black Dynamite
Kung fu Hustle
Hot Fuzz
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
 
2012-09-07 09:16:00 PM  
Like the poster above, the most shockingly ribald, nay illegal, line in Airplane! is the little girl telling the little boy that she takes her coffee black... like her men. I mean, fark!
 
2012-09-07 09:59:05 PM  
i1083.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-07 10:12:47 PM  

brantgoose: It would be interesting to see the list that they would get if they showed movies to an intelligent audience instead of the kind of schlubs that laugh at Hangover.

As it is, this reminds me of the top ten movies box office lists or the list of movies that are playing in town at any given time. You get a couple of blockbusters that everybody likes, about six stupid movies that idiots like (mostly male idiots, 14-25) and then maybe, if you are lucky, one or two movies that smart people like. It's a great honour to be number 25 on a list of movies that idiots like. It means you are not only good, but better than most of the top twenty.

You may comfort yourself that the movies you found funniest are not on this list or any list like it. They are smarter and appeal to a finer sense of humour. Although Airplane! is a funny movie, the jokes are broad and obvious and not particularly good. Almost any one of the movies named above in this thread are really better and funnier.

And I have always maintained that Young Frankenstein is the most perfect movie parody, if not movie, ever made. Not the best or the funniest, perhaps, but the most perfect: perfect writing, casting, acting, props, music, everything. Even the choice of B&W rather than colour is brilliant. It couldn't have been done better. Only idiots despise movies that are not in colour. Colour adds very little to most movies and subtracts from the great movies that were made intentionally in B&W or with B&W taken into consideration by the people who made the movie from the producer down to the lighting man and the best girl.


'Young Frankenstein' is on a very short list of films that get better for me every time. Also on the list, among comedies, the overlooked and underrated 'Better Off Dead.' Not in Young Frankenstein's class, but still good.
 
2012-09-07 10:19:20 PM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-09-07 10:22:02 PM  

macadamnut: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


we want the finest wines available to humanity! we want them here, and we want them now!

/ funniest and greatest movie of all time
 
2012-09-08 12:31:36 AM  
I still think Legends of the Fall is the least funny film of all time
 
2012-09-08 07:44:45 PM  

The Banana Thug: Have you watched it recently? It hasn't aged very well. Just hearing "yeah baby yeah" is absolutely cringe-inducing.


Not in awhile, I got wore out quite some time ago. If I hear him say, "oh behave", one more time, I'll want
very badly to hit him with a red dodgeball that goes "doink" when it connects.
I think the problem is Myers oversaturation more so than the original film.
He even played that character he does in every movie, in Inglourius Bastards.
That took me right out of the movie for just a bit. He's typecast himself.
 
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