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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2021, 07:30:40 AM »
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Kind Hearts and Coronets[/i]

Yes! An immortal classic.

I have difficulty ranking films, because the ones I really love, and that made the biggest impact, rarely seem to have the same magic when seen again.

Many of the usual suspects have been named. To add something different:

Slapshot. Maybe you need to have played (ice) hockey to get it, though.
Best in Show. I'm a big fan of the "mockumentary" troupe (This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, etc.), and Spinal Tap is pretty much hors concours, so will go with B I S.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2021, 08:04:00 AM »
So happy to see Christopher Guest getting some love.

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A Night at the Opera
Best in Show
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2021, 08:23:29 AM »
Tati is funny, indeed.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2021, 09:41:28 AM »
Pietro Germi by Pietro Germi
Big Deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli
Getting Any? by Takeshi Kitano
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2021, 04:56:11 PM »
Tangentially:

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2021, 03:38:43 AM »
1-Crocodile  Dundee 1-2
2-99 franc( a real super classic of comedie)
3-Brewster Millions (because I love mister Richard Pryor)
4-The Money pit  whit Tom Hanks
5- The golden child

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2021, 04:06:36 AM »
The Ladykillers - original Alec Guiness version, not the awful one with Tom Hanks (an actor I generally think very highly of)
Little Miss Sunshine (tragi-comedy)
Airplane
Play it Again Sam
A Night at the Opera
Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (I have quite low-brow tastes)
The Return of the Pink Panther
(I know that's seven choices)

+1 for La Cage Aux Folles (original French version) as well - a marvellous film.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2021, 07:03:34 PM »
Since so many of my favorite movies have already been named, I will go for a totally different post style:

Funniest line reading: Gene Wilder, "The common clay of the new west" speech, Blazing Saddles
Funniest line reading of a single word: Kevin Kline, "asshoooooole," A Fish Called Wanda
Funniest drunk: Jimmy Stewart, The Philadelphia Story
Funniest silent joke: the mirrors, Duck Soup
Funniest sexual innuendo: Josh Brolin eating a frozen banana, Inherent Vice
Funniest movie where the first hour isn't very funny because it's all setup for one hilarious finale: Big Deal on Madonna Street
Funniest overall actor: Madeline Kahn
Funniest overall actor (primarily known for serious acting): Philip Seymour Hoffman
Funniest movie since 2001: Black Dynamite
Funniest last shot of movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Separately because it is nonfiction and TV:
Funniest facial expression of all time: Mel Giedroyc when she learns she has to eat a sandwich, "Taskmaster"

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2021, 09:40:21 PM »
The Producers
Arsenic and Old Lace
Dr. Strangelove
It's a Mad....World
Oliver the Eighth
The Russians are Coming

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2021, 11:41:47 PM »
Since so many of my favorite movies have already been named, I will go for a totally different post style:

Funniest line reading: Gene Wilder, "The common clay of the new west" speech, Blazing Saddles
Funniest line reading of a single word: Kevin Kline, "asshoooooole," A Fish Called Wanda
Funniest drunk: Jimmy Stewart, The Philadelphia Story
Funniest silent joke: the mirrors, Duck Soup
Funniest sexual innuendo: Josh Brolin eating a frozen banana, Inherent Vice
Funniest movie where the first hour isn't very funny because it's all setup for one hilarious finale: Big Deal on Madonna Street
Funniest overall actor: Madeline Kahn
Funniest overall actor (primarily known for serious acting): Philip Seymour Hoffman
Funniest movie since 2001: Black Dynamite
Funniest last shot of movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Separately because it is nonfiction and TV:
Funniest facial expression of all time: Mel Giedroyc when she learns she has to eat a sandwich, "Taskmaster"

You have some serious amounts of spare time, no?

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2021, 11:51:10 PM »
Nice thread idea DP  :)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2021, 07:33:02 AM »
Funniest movie since 2001: Black Dynamite

That is a serious contender  ;D

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2021, 08:30:20 AM »
Nice thread idea DP  :)

Thanks buddy , Vandermolen you're one cool guy man. like you a lot, mazel tov my friend merci vous etes super!!!

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2021, 10:25:58 AM »
Hard to stop when you get a good laugh, so here’s 7:

Snatch
La grande vadrouille
The General
(silent)
Trading Places
Ghostbusters
La Cage aux folles
(French original)
Coming to America

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2021, 02:40:05 AM »
Thanks buddy , Vandermolen you're one cool guy man. like you a lot, mazel tov my friend merci vous etes super!!!
:)

I'd like to add 'The Lavender Hill Mob':
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2021, 03:07:22 AM »
best sight-gag - Woody Allen playing cello in a Marching Band (take the money and run)

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2021, 01:59:32 AM »
best sight-gag - Woody Allen playing cello in a Marching Band (take the money and run)
I'll have to watch that again!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2021, 05:29:00 AM »
I see a lot of classics that would also make my list so I'll avoid any repeats. But I will add The Death of Stalin as one of the funniest, and honestly one of the best acted and brilliantly written films of the this century.



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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2021, 05:43:38 AM »
I really like the first three Police Academy movies, but the third has always been my favorite:

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