Poll Your Favourite Comedy Movies

elanor

Member: Rank 3
I present you my top 4 of favourite comedies. You might answer with your own list. But it would be nice if you could also recommend me some new comedies based on my preferences.

1. -4. (ordered by year)
The Philadelphia Story 1940
When Harry Met Sally... 1989
Strictly Ballroom 1992
Groundhog Day 1993



next rung (ordered by year), in bold my favourites in this rung:
The General 1926
Woman of the Year 1942
Arsenic and Old Lace 1944
Christmas in Connecticut 1945
I Was a Male War Bride 1949
Adam's Rib 1949
Sabrina 1954
The Trouble with Harry 1955
Do Ankhen Barah Haath 1957
The Apartment 1960
One, Two, Three 1961
The Hallelujah Trail 1965
Barefoot in the Park 1967
The Sting 1973
Hair 1979
Moonstruck 1987
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989
The Eagle Shooting Heroes 1993
Much Ado About Nothing 1993
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994
Babe 1995
French Kiss 1995
Zamaana Deewana 1995
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996
Samurai Fiction 1998
Galaxy Quest 1999
10 Things I Hate About You 1999
2002 2001
Guns & Talks 2001
The Abduction Club 2002
Tokyo Godfathers 2003
Main Hoon Na 2004
Windstruck 2004
Arahan 2004
George and the Dragon 2004
Duelist 2005
You Are So Beautiful 2005
Little Miss Sunshine 2006
The Perfect Couple 2007
Jab We Met 2007
Lars and the Real Girl 2007
Fine, Totally Fine 2008
Love Exposure 2008
Tropic Thunder 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird 2008
My Girlfriend Is an Agent 2009
Despicable Me 2010
Petty Romance 2010
Little Big Soldier 2010
Tangled 2010

How to Train Your Dragon 2010
You're My Pet 2011
The Artist 2011
The Woodsman and the Rain 2011
All About My Wife 2012
I Am a King 2012
Big Hero 6 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014
The Boxtrolls 2014
 

sitenoise

Member: Rank 5
Comedy is so spongy.

1984 - This Is Spinal Tap Director: Rob Reiner
1988 - Punchline Director: David Seltzer
1990 - Trust Director: Hal Hartley
1992 - Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer Director: Ted Demme
1992 - The Larry Sanders Show
1993 - Groundhog Day Director: Harold Ramis
1995 - Living in Oblivion Director: Tom DiCillo
1996 - Swingers Director: Doug Liman
1997 - Mr. Jealousy Director: Noah Baumbach
1998 - The Big Lebowski Director: Joel Coen
2000 - Snatch Director: Guy Ritchie
2002 - Punch-Drunk Love Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
2003 - Like Asura Director: Yoshimitsu Morita
2004 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Director: Wes Anderson
2004 - Sideways Director: Alexander Payne
2005 - The 40-Year-Old Virgin Director: Judd Apatow
2005 - A Stranger of Mine Director: Kenji Uchida
2006 - Stranger Than Fiction Director: Marc Forster
2008 - Burn After Reading Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2008 - Synecdoche, New York Director: Charlie Kaufman
2008 - The Grand Director: Zak Penn
2008 - Crush and Blush Director: Kyoung-mi Lee
2008 - Good Dick Director: Marianna Palka
2010 - Greenberg Director: Noah Baumbach
2010 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Director: Edgar Wright
2010 - Let the Bullets Fly Director: Wen Jiang
2012 - Seven Psychopaths Director: Martin McDonagh
2014 - My Ordinary Love Story Director: Kwon Lee
2015 - While We're Young Director: Noah Baumbach
 

Hux

Member: Rank 6
You might like the work of Taika Waititi. What we do in the shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople in particular (he's now moved on to directing the next Thor movie).

 

Janine The Barefoot

Wacky Norwegian Woman
I present you my top 4 of favourite comedies. You might answer with your own list. But it would be nice if you could also recommend me some new comedies based on my preferences.

1. -4. (ordered by year)
The Philadelphia Story 1940
When Harry Met Sally... 1989
Strictly Ballroom 1992
Groundhog Day 1993



next rung (ordered by year), in bold my favourites in this rung:
The General 1926
Woman of the Year 1942
Arsenic and Old Lace 1944
Christmas in Connecticut 1945
I Was a Male War Bride 1949
Adam's Rib 1949
Sabrina 1954
The Trouble with Harry 1955
Do Ankhen Barah Haath 1957
The Apartment 1960
One, Two, Three 1961
The Hallelujah Trail 1965
Barefoot in the Park 1967
The Sting 1973
Hair 1979
Moonstruck 1987
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989
The Eagle Shooting Heroes 1993
Much Ado About Nothing 1993
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994
Babe 1995
French Kiss 1995
Zamaana Deewana 1995
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996
Samurai Fiction 1998
Galaxy Quest 1999
10 Things I Hate About You 1999
2002 2001
Guns & Talks 2001
The Abduction Club 2002
Tokyo Godfathers 2003
Main Hoon Na 2004
Windstruck 2004
Arahan 2004
George and the Dragon 2004
Duelist 2005
You Are So Beautiful 2005
Little Miss Sunshine 2006
The Perfect Couple 2007
Jab We Met 2007
Lars and the Real Girl 2007
Fine, Totally Fine 2008
Love Exposure 2008
Tropic Thunder 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird 2008
My Girlfriend Is an Agent 2009
Despicable Me 2010
Petty Romance 2010
Little Big Soldier 2010
Tangled 2010

How to Train Your Dragon 2010
You're My Pet 2011
The Artist 2011
The Woodsman and the Rain 2011
All About My Wife 2012
I Am a King 2012
Big Hero 6 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014
The Boxtrolls 2014

Forgive me for not including years, message me if you need them (I'll go find them so I'm ready)
Also.... love, love, love that you go old-school studio days! Hopefully you'll find things on my list
that you haven't already seen. There are a number of them I genuinely wish I could watch for the
"first time" all over again. But I did put it together in the hope you'll find new treasures in my list
that you can add to yours. Many got no marketing and are under-appreciated gems.

Bringing Up Baby (Hepburn & Grant)
Nothing Sacred (Lombard)
My Man Godfrey (Lombard & William Powell)
Libeled Lady (Harlow, Powell, Tracey & Myrna Loy)
Death at a Funeral 2007 (Make sure it's the Brit version! The remake is worse than Uncle Alfie's poo!)
Noises Off (C. Burnett, M. Caine, J. Ritter, N. Sheridan, M. Linn-Baker, M. Henner, C. Reeve, et. al...)
I have to "second" Stranger Than Fiction, it's just that good.
The entire "Thin Man" series (Loy & Powell)
Dodgeball (V. Vaughn, J. Long et. al... quirky and hysterical)
Easy A (E. Stone, S. Tucci, P. Clarkson, et. al...)
Big Trouble (S. Tucci, D. Farina, R. Russo, T. Allen, et. al...)
Get Shorty (J. Travolta, R. Russo, D. Devito, G. Hackman, D. Lindo, et. al...)
State & Main (A. Baldwin, P.S. Hoffman, S.J. Parker, W. Macy, et. al...)
Gun Shy (S. Bullock, L. Neeson brilliant ensemble)
His Girl Friday (C. Grant, R. Russell)
Fido (C.A. Moss, B. Connolly) tongue-in-cheek 50's "Zombie Pet" movie
Shrek (M. Myers, C. Diaz, E. Murphy)
Very Bad Things (1998 pitch-black comedy by Peter Berg)
Major League (R. Russo, T. Berenger, D. Haysbert, W. Snipes, et. al...)
The Incredibles (turns the whole notion of "superhero movies" on it's ear!"

I really, truly hope you find new things to love somewhere in the list! :emoji_hugging: :emoji_fingers_crossed:
 

High Plains Drifter

The Drifter
VIP
A few of mine......

1941
Used Cars
Blues Brothers
MccLintock
Cat Ballou
Blazing Saddles
The Quiet Man
Son of Flubber
Spaceballs
Zombieland
Tropic Thunder
Dazed and Confused
 

chainsaw_metal1

Member: Rank 8
What we do in the shadows
I've been trying to find a copy of this, because it looks great. Have you seen a 2010 Belgian film called VAMPIRES? It's kind of the same, but the humor is more subdued. It gets pretty dark at times, but a pretty good watch.

 

Carol

Member: Rank 5
I'm boggling so much at the overlap of films I'd say are my all time greats + stuff I've never heard of, in the same lists> Thank you Elanor, for starting this thread.
My list - for today, maybe not tomorrow though:

Mellow chuckles: Sense and Sensiblilty, Genevieve, Four Weddings
Belly laughs: Gregory's Girl, Young Frankenstein, Amelie
Falling down hooting: Blues Brothers, Princess Bride, Sexy Beast
 

divemaster13

Member: Rank 4
In no particular order, my 4.5 or 5-star rated comedies are:

Airplane!
Tropic Thunder
Ruthless People
The Naked Gun
A Fish Called Wanda
Hot Shots!
The Hudsucker Proxy
L.A. Story
Major League
Flying Dagger
Top Secret!
The Wedding Singer
Beerfest
The Hangover
The Kentucky Fried Movie
Happy Gilmore
Office Space
Wayne's World
A Chinese Torture Chamber Story
Dr. Strangelove
Men Suddenly in Black
My Sassy Girl


I tried to stick with films that are pretty much comedies through-and-through, rather than other 5-star films that have comedic moments, such as A Christmas Story or Election or The Princess Bride or Scream or Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Some of these are a judgment call.
 

Carol

Member: Rank 5
Love your list - pretty much an interesting combination of "totally agree" and "never heard of" - so that means I share a lot of your taste and the ones that are new to me should probably work for me too.
Love that you have LA Story in there, so puzzled that you'd put Princess Bride as a judgement call - my ruie of thumb is that any film that mostly makes you hoot out loud then also makes you cry (a bit - |I'm an as tough-as-parkin Yorkshirewoman) is a winner.
Lock Stock for me was a once-is-enough fan-fic attempt at The Italian Job, even though I actually worked once with one of the hard nut cockneys in the opening poker game (respect to the late Syd G.- he furthered the cause of fringe theatre in the outskirts of Sarf London by means one could only call Mob-handed...)

Where are you on Python films? If I'm right all but 2 on your list are American - I think you;d enjoy branching out a bit more! ( I PROMISE the Brits aren't all about Bridget Jones and Love Actually.
 

divemaster13

Member: Rank 4
Where are you on Python films? If I'm right all but 2 on your list are American - I think you;d enjoy branching out a bit more! ( I PROMISE the Brits aren't all about Bridget Jones and Love Actually.
Well, A Fish Called Wanda, while not Python per se, certainly has Python fingerprints on it, and I love this movie. I've seen episodes of MP, and I do like a lot of their sketch comedy. Holy Grail was good, but not quite reaching my rating threshold.

From my list, Flying Dagger is a Hong Kong wuxia comedy/spoof; and A Chinese Torture Chamber Story is a Hong Kong Category III film that had me rolling. I post a review every Monday in the Asian movie forum. Tell you what--next Monday I'll post a review of it; perhaps you will check it out. Men Suddenly in Black is a Hong Kong comedy (which I will also post a review of at some point); and My Sassy Girl, of course, is a Korean romantic comedy. I could actually list a number of other Korean "comedy" films, but so many are genre amalgams that start off one way and then turn into something quite different (melodrama for instance).
 

Carol

Member: Rank 5
perhaps you will check it out.
Thanks for the heads up - will do my best to catch up with that (heading away from my computer for the Easter hols at the weekend - some call it "digital detox", I say "oh shit - the weeds in the garden need to be oppressed and replaced...."
 

chainsaw_metal1

Member: Rank 8
My rambling list of favorites:

-Anything with the Marx Brothers. Even at their worst, they're pretty funny.
-Clerks
-The Princess Bride
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-Life of Brian
-Office Space
-Four Weddings and a Funeral
-Airplane
-The Naked Gun
-Dr. Strangelove
-MASH
-Blazing Saddles
-Young Frankenstein
-The Blues Brothers
-Animal House
-Wayne's World
-Mallrats
-Trading Places
-Noises Off
-Fanboys (this one also makes me cry like a little girl with a skinned knee)
-Step Brothers
-South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
-Team America: World Police
-Mixed Nuts
-The Birdcage

I know there are many others, but I had a bad night at work. My brain is not itself.
 

TheSowIsMine

What an excellent day for an exorcism
Staff member
VIP
Groundhog Day
Airplane
Top Secret
Office Space
Erik the Viking
the Bill and Ted movies
Bridget Jones's Diary
Trading Places
Dr. Strangelove
Four Wedding and a Funeral
About a Boy
Strictly Ballroom
Eulogy

Anyway, I have to restart my computer for an update and I can't think of any other movie. I might get back to this.
 

divemaster13

Member: Rank 4
A Chinese Torture Chamber Story is a Hong Kong Category III film that had me rolling. I post a review every Monday in the Asian movie forum. Tell you what--next Monday I'll post a review of it; perhaps you will check it out.
Thanks for the heads up - will do my best to catch up with that (heading away from my computer for the Easter hols at the weekend - some call it "digital detox", I say "oh shit - the weeds in the garden need to be oppressed and replaced...."
As promised, review posted here:

A Chinese Torture Chamber Story
 

Janine The Barefoot

Wacky Norwegian Woman
-Noises Off
Honestly CS, I thought I was the only person on the planet who knew of and loved this movie! If you haven't seen it, check out: Death at a Funeral (UK version came out before the US remake and is far superior).... we laugh till we cry every time we watch it. And since you've listed everything I could think of at the moment I'll only add:

Libeled Lady (Jean Harlot, Spencer Tracy, William Powell, Myrna Loy) it's worth it for the fishing scene in the river alone!

:emoji_kiss::emoji_dancer:
 

chainsaw_metal1

Member: Rank 8
Death at a Funeral (UK version
I have been meaning to watch this one. I think it was on Netflix for a while, and I never got a chance to view it. I saw the US version on night on TV, and thought it was decent, then I found out it was a remake, and after looking it up, realized that it had to be better. As always, US producers figure our audiences are too stupid to understand foreign properties, or they honestly believe they can do it better. They can't.
 
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