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What your top five funniest movies ever?
« on: July 27, 2021, 05:39:23 AM »
1- Mars Attack
2- A fish called Wanda
3- Roger Rabbit
4- La cage aux Folles  (the original French movie)
5-Rabbi Jacob Whit Louis De funes

Tell me if my list of movie are funny, I like to point out americans  did a flop whit '' La Cage aux Folles'' whit there americans version, here my point what make it  that funny in the original is one of the two gay is masculine the other one feminine, americans did not understand the idea and put two super feminine gays this is not like the original idea.

What are your funniest movie ever you laught until your ribs hurts, Mars Attack was my all time favorite movie I never laugh so loud I almost died I magine , me the boy laughing for 10 full minutes I almost collapse.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 08:55:31 AM »
1. Casablanca (Yes, it's not really a comedy, that doesn't change that it's often extremely funny)
2. Dr. Strangelove
3. There's something about Mary
4. Any of the 3 Austin Powers films
5. Die Hard With a Vengeance (action film rather than comedy but freaking hilarious)

That's my list for today. It may change.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 09:32:45 AM »
The Odd Couple
Airplane
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
The Pink Panther
The Naked Gun

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 09:41:29 AM »
The Odd Couple
Airplane
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
The Pink Panther
The Naked Gun

Nice!
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 09:47:47 AM »
The In-Laws (Alan Arkin and Peter Falk) (though I do enjoy the remake as well)
Earth Girls Are Easy (really the only Jim Carrey performance I enjoy)
The Trouble With Harry
Life of Brian
Arsenic and Old Lace
Kind Hearts and Coronets
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 11:37:57 AM »
First to come to mind:

- Duck Soup
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- Patrimonio Nacional
- La grande vadrouille
- Blazing Saddles
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 12:05:38 PM »
Airplane!
Top Secret
Love and Death (Woody Allen)
Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen)
Dr. Strangelove
Pink Panther Strikes Again ("Does your dog bite?")

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 12:12:45 PM »
The In-Laws (Alan Arkin and Peter Falk) (though I do enjoy the remake as well)

That's a great one!

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 12:22:14 PM »
First to come to mind:

- Duck Soup
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- Patrimonio Nacional
- La grande vadrouille
- Blazing Saddles


I shoud have known I would rue omitting the Bros. Marx and Mel Brooks!
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 12:22:43 PM »
Les Tontons Flingueurs
La Grande Vadrouille
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Le Dîner de Cons
Death at a Funeral (UK version)

Other worthy mentions : Planes, Trains & Automobiles -  Burn After Reading
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2021, 12:22:48 PM »
Airplane!
Top Secret
Love and Death (Woody Allen)
Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen)
Dr. Strangelove
Pink Panther Strikes Again ("Does your dog bite?")

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... and Woody Allen.
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2021, 05:42:15 PM »
What's Up Doc
Ruthless People
Weekend at Bernie's
Fish Called Wanda
Death By Murder

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2021, 10:17:54 PM »
I think the remake of La cage aux folles is decent and Robin Williams is not effeminate, so I don't quite understand this complaint. Although I agree that the original is superior the differences I recall as more subtle. I wonder if with the strongly changed attitudes toward gayness these films work nowadays at all.

I don't rewatch movies that frequently, so I don't know how I would react to Naked Gun or Roger Rabbit (because at a similar time as a teenager I also found Police Academy funny...). Louis de Funes was really popular as well but I recall some as very silly and have not seen them in ages. I also liked Fish called Wanda but Life of Brian or Holy Grail I found too silly.

Modern Times
Arsenic and old lace
Some like it hot
One, two, three
Snatch (although I haven't seen this in 20 years either, maybe the late 1990s comedies aged as badly as the ones from the 80s) I think I like the top 4 anytime I caught them again on TV and there are many more candidates but see above.


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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2021, 11:26:53 PM »
The Closeau movies
Dumb and dumber
Some like it hot
Naned Gun (The first one is probably the best)

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2021, 10:24:21 AM »
I think the remake of La cage aux folles is decent and Robin Williams is not effeminate, so I don't quite understand this complaint.

I like The Birdcage a lot.
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2021, 10:46:45 AM »
I like The Birdcage a lot.

The French and American films have different strengths and weaknesses, but the differences often boil down to one was a French movie of the late 70s and the other an American film of the mid 90s.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2021, 11:37:12 AM »
The French and American films have different strengths and weaknesses, but the differences often boil down to one was a French movie of the late 70s and the other an American film of the mid 90s.

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2021, 08:50:15 PM »
Play it again Sam and What's up Doc are inspired choices for very funny movies I haven't  seen for 40 years and totally forgotten about.

Talking about oldies, another one is It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world.
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2021, 12:08:05 AM »
Obscure as hell, unavailable anywhere, unheard of except by me and maybe two or three Québécois: Keep It In the Family. Cult comedy from the 1970s. Wish I could find it to stream or on DVD!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132265/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl


Would also add:

The Big Lebowski
Fargo
Dr Strangelove
The Jerk


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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2021, 06:56:38 AM »
Here are mine in no particular order:

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Uncle Buck
Airplane!
The Naked Gun
Blazing Saddles


Special mentions to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and those wonderful Pink Panther films.
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