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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2021, 10:01:02 AM »
Did I miss it, or did no one list Animal House? personally, I found it a lot of fun the first time, in the cinema, but I don't think it wears well.
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2021, 10:04:47 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.




My girlfriend and I laughed our asses off at this movie.

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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2021, 11:38:23 AM »
Ooh, Death of Stalin is a GREAT answer, as is his previous movie, In the Loop.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2021, 01:53:54 PM »

     No one has mentioned Withnail and I until about 2 inches to the left.
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2021, 02:42:34 PM »
Good ones. I agree, having seen both, Death of Stalin and Withnail and I should have come up earlier.

Though it wasn't strictly a comedy, Wonder Boys had many hilarious moments...e.g. Terry Crabtree (Robt. Downey Jr.): I gather you two staged a little raid on the Crabtree pharmacopoeia...

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2021, 06:13:34 PM »


Though it wasn't strictly a comedy, Wonder Boys had many hilarious moments...e.g. Terry Crabtree (Robt. Downey Jr.): I gather you two staged a little raid on the Crabtree pharmacopoeia...

"Are you drunk professor Tripps, right now?"
(smoking weed)"No"

Wonder Boys is one of my all time favorite films.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2021, 08:50:40 PM »
Death of Stalin was wonderful. Hilarious but also thought provoking.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2021, 01:08:31 AM »
"Are you drunk professor Tripp, right now?"
(smoking weed)"No"

Wonder Boys is one of my all time favorite films.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2021, 01:40:23 AM »
Death of Stalin was wonderful. Hilarious but also thought provoking.
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Good soundtrack too.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2021, 05:34:08 AM »
Bullets Over Broadway.
The Teahouse of the August Moon.
The Shakiest Gun in the West.
The Death of Stalin
Tampopo.
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2021, 08:46:39 AM »
Somebody needs to mention Preston Sturges. An amazing director I found thanks to GMG's own Ken B, who would have said here that his favorite movie of all time is The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2021, 09:07:04 AM »
Somebody needs to mention Preston Sturges. An amazing director I found thanks to GMG's own Ken B, who would have said here that his favorite movie of all time is The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2021, 01:06:49 PM »
Airplane!
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Producers
( 1967 )
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2021, 01:59:46 PM »
Airplane!
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Producers
( 1967 )

Frau Blücher!
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #55 on: August 09, 2021, 09:41:06 AM »
Airplane!
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Producers
( 1967 )

Humour is SO personal but that is a GOOD list!!

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #56 on: August 09, 2021, 10:00:49 AM »
Humour is SO personal but that is a GOOD list!!

You're darned tootin'!
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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #57 on: August 09, 2021, 09:21:50 PM »
Another long-standing favorite, which I should've mentioned in my ‘honorable mentions’:

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Re: What your top five funniest movies ever?
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2021, 12:05:54 AM »
Another long-standing favorite, which I should've mentioned in my ‘honorable mentions’:


That reminds me of this one which I found very funny indeed. Fine performances from Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, sending themselves up:
"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 #59 on: August 10, 2021, 12:11:54 AM »
This might be rather British humour but I find the first two minutes of 'Mike Bassett, England Manager' when the open-top celebrations goes horribly wrong, when the team bus goes the wrong way into the one way system, absolutely hilarious (the opening was filmed just before they demolished the old Wembley Stadium):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33G8rUpUI08
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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).