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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.
 
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