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2012-09-06 01:50:57 PM
7 votes:
www.intriguing.com

Would like a recount.
2012-09-06 02:06:16 PM
6 votes:
"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 01:21:00 PM
5 votes:
Two words: Young Frankenstein
2012-09-06 02:10:59 PM
4 votes:
UHF? UHF!
2012-09-06 01:27:55 PM
4 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


Raise: Blazing Saddles
2012-09-06 02:13:02 PM
3 votes:

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 01:51:59 PM
3 votes:

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 01:47:53 PM
3 votes:
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 07:26:05 PM
2 votes:
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 06:29:11 PM
2 votes:
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 03:29:49 PM
2 votes:
collider.com

images.starpulse.com 

surely should be on the list
2012-09-06 03:16:55 PM
2 votes:
"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 02:33:59 PM
2 votes:
Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie have alot of laughs
2012-09-06 02:29:57 PM
2 votes:
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 02:29:47 PM
2 votes:

otto the bull:

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


www.n2wzb.net

Agreed.
2012-09-06 02:27:56 PM
2 votes:
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 02:23:49 PM
2 votes:
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 02:23:07 PM
2 votes:
imaguitarist.files.wordpress.com

List should've went to 11.
2012-09-06 02:17:46 PM
2 votes:

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 02:15:30 PM
2 votes:

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 02:10:44 PM
2 votes:
The Jerk.

"P.S. Is grandma still fartin'?"
2012-09-06 02:09:49 PM
2 votes:

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 02:07:52 PM
2 votes:
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 01:58:48 PM
2 votes:
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 01:58:35 PM
2 votes:

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 01:52:25 PM
2 votes:

Oldiron_79: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

Raise: The Blues Brothers


Raise: Duck Soup
2012-09-06 01:43:03 PM
2 votes:
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 01:18:13 PM
2 votes:
......but that's not important right now.
2012-09-07 11:42:57 AM
1 votes:
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 02:41:33 AM
1 votes:

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 01:24:31 AM
1 votes:

mjones73: No Respect I Tell You...


Hey, Wang, I think this thread is restricted, so don't tell em you're Jewish, alright? OK!
2012-09-06 10:09:16 PM
1 votes:
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 07:59:00 PM
1 votes:

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 07:18:36 PM
1 votes:
The Jerk.
That is all.
2012-09-06 06:39:51 PM
1 votes:

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 05:45:41 PM
1 votes:
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 05:33:10 PM
1 votes:

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 05:18:34 PM
1 votes:
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 04:56:02 PM
1 votes:

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 04:52:42 PM
1 votes:
Nick Spiceyweiner: No Spaceballs or Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Or Princess Bride. List fail.

Aaaaaaaaaaaas Youuuuuuuuu Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish
2012-09-06 04:41:44 PM
1 votes:

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 04:29:05 PM
1 votes:

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 04:18:04 PM
1 votes:
What's Up Tiger lily?
Take the Money and Run
Bruno
2012-09-06 03:55:56 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


Five words: The sheriff is a ni..BONG!
2012-09-06 03:44:28 PM
1 votes:

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 03:43:15 PM
1 votes:

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 03:04:48 PM
1 votes:
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 02:53:31 PM
1 votes:
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 02:52:57 PM
1 votes:
Also,

img2-2.timeinc.net
2012-09-06 02:48:16 PM
1 votes:
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 02:45:33 PM
1 votes:
inflate me!

t3.gstatic.com
2012-09-06 02:37:18 PM
1 votes:

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 02:35:16 PM
1 votes:
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 02:33:46 PM
1 votes:

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 02:31:29 PM
1 votes:
Bridesmaids makes the list & Holy Grail doesn't......seriously?
2012-09-06 02:29:38 PM
1 votes:
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 02:29:10 PM
1 votes:
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 02:24:54 PM
1 votes:
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 02:21:01 PM
1 votes:

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 02:20:34 PM
1 votes:

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 02:15:44 PM
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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 02:14:00 PM
1 votes:
That article was too long to read. I like nice short articles. Like lists of famous Jewish sports stars.
2012-09-06 02:11:23 PM
1 votes:
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 02:10:02 PM
1 votes:

karmaceutical: Used Cars


Truly one of the most hilarious movies that almost nobody has heard of.
2012-09-06 02:05:50 PM
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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 02:05:15 PM
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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 02:02:57 PM
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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 02:01:44 PM
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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 02:00:36 PM
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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 01:59:18 PM
1 votes:
What the actual fark?
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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 01:59:12 PM
1 votes:
Frau Blucher....

2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-06 01:59:05 PM
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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 01:58:59 PM
1 votes:
Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.
2012-09-06 01:57:46 PM
1 votes:
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 01:55:48 PM
1 votes:
Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.
2012-09-06 01:55:17 PM
1 votes:
Whoever created that list obviously has a drinking problem.

i.telegraph.co.uk
2012-09-06 01:55:08 PM
1 votes:
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 01:54:40 PM
1 votes:

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 01:53:01 PM
1 votes:
manilovefilms.com
2012-09-06 01:52:20 PM
1 votes:

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 01:51:13 PM
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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 01:50:21 PM
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toraque: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

That's another type of comedy altogether.


That's another type of comedy.
2012-09-06 01:50:17 PM
1 votes:
Don't worry, they are on instruments:

www.unc.edu

/Nielsen's "soul face" kills me every time
2012-09-06 01:50:11 PM
1 votes:
files.myopera.com
2012-09-06 01:49:21 PM
1 votes:
jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Raise: The Blues Brothers
2012-09-06 01:40:50 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


That's another type of comedy altogether.
2012-09-06 01:37:29 PM
1 votes:
This thread is all over the place...nine quotes...then thirteen...what an asshole.
2012-09-06 01:33:54 PM
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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 01:31:44 PM
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Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit reading Fark.
2012-09-06 01:28:52 PM
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Yes, I remember, I had lasagna.
2012-09-06 01:20:21 PM
1 votes:
Don't call me shirley.
 
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