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(Telegraph)   Surely Airplane is the funniest movie of all time   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 369
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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...

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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
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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.
 
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