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.
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:ElectionJay and Silent Bob Strike Back (good lord that movie sucks.)Clerks IIPCUHalfbakedHarold 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 ProducersSouthpark: Bigger Longer UncutBlazing 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.
author1701: Why isn't "The Exorcist" on that list?/Keeps gettin' funnier...
frepnog: crzybtch: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young FrankensteinRaise: Blazing SaddlesYou 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?
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 collectionAirplane!AnchormanAnimal HouseBig LebowskiBlazing SaddlesThe Blues BrothersCaddyshackArmy of DarknessFast Times at Ridgemont HighFerris Buellers Day OffThe HangoverHarold and Kumar Go To White CastleHigh FidelityHot FuzzLife AquaticMallratsMonty Python and the Holy GrailNaked GunOffice SpaceSpaceballsShaun of the DeadShoot Em UpSuper TroopersThis is Spinal TapTropic ThunderTrue LiesWet Hot American SummerYoung FrankensteinZombielandFlame away.
Quiefenburger: [jackspackagestore.com image 500x282]That list is just like, your opinion, man.
angry_scientist: halfof33: Platoon./obscureSgt. Barnes is one of my role models
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 thenbut the Rain Song performance makes up for all of that, and Page's double neck guitar/violin bow, and and and
AgentBang: Caddyshack (if you could remove the faux Irish girlfriend)
phlegmmo: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young FrankensteinRaise: Blazing SaddlesNeither of these made the top 10? Superbad was number 4? That's farked up.
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 themPandora's Litterbox - great listyou, too Cyno01 including a few I've never heard ofthis whole thread is a great PSA, really
Harry Freakstorm: This text is now purplejchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young FrankensteinRaise: Blazing SaddlesI think Young Frankenstein is better, actuallyI 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.
Uff_Da: No love for Grandma's Boy ?
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.
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.
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.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein
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?
JayR30: Hangover, Borat and Anchorman should not even be allowed within sniffing distance of this list. Hangover is a dumbed down Very Bad Things.
on the road: Quantity is not quality.
Cyno01: Wet Hot American Summer
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