Laugh out loud comedies?

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  1. Chris Perkins

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    Alright, I know everyone's taste in comedies varies, but I need some recommendations for my father-in-law. His only request for Christmas is funny DVD's. I myself like "Mallrats", but he likes more straight forward comedies. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Chris
     
  2. Tommy G

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    I found that Liar Liar appealed to even the non-Carrey lovers. I laughed out loud several times. If he likes some of the classics, Some Like It Hot is a scream. Here are some other honorable mentions:
    Caddyshack
    Home Alone
    The Princess Bride
     
  3. Richard Travale

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    I know a lot of people will disagree but I guess that is the nature of the beast but one movie that has me laughing out loud constantly every time I see it(which is somewhat often) is Dumb & Dumber .
     
  4. Richard Kim

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    The Big Lebowski (You'll be quoting from this film for weeks!)
    Blazing Saddles
    Office Space
     
  5. Travis Olson

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    A few that make me laugh non-stop:

    Airplane!
    BASEketball
    Spaceballs
    Kingpin
    Dumb & Dumber
    Ace Ventura
    Scary Movie 1 & 2

    But like you said, everyone's taste in comedies varies.
     
  6. Rob Gardiner

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    YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

    TAKE THE MONEY & RUN

    SLEEPER

    LOVE & DEATH

    MONTY PYTHON HOLY GRAIL
     
  7. Dean Kousoulas

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    Caddyshack
    The Odd Couple 2
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    There's Something About Mary
    Half Baked

    Dean
     
  8. John Spencer

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    If he's more into comedies a little older, I know a few that still have me laughing out loud when I see them:
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Dr. Strangelove
    Yours, Mine, And Ours (Of course, it helps if you come from a big family.)
    Duck Soup
    Harold & Maude
    And I definitely second Some Like It Hot.
     
  9. John_Lee

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    For 'laugh out loud' comedy without regard to culture or generation;

    Noises Off
    Buster Keaton's - The General
     
  10. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
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    "The Producers" is being released on DVD tomorrow.
    Those early Woody Allen movies like "Sleeper" and "Bananas" are also pretty funny.
    Some pretty reliable classic comedies are "It Happened One Night", "His Girl Friday", "Some Like it Hot", and "Sullivan's Travels".
    For more recent stuff, I liked "Bowfinger" and "Meet the Parents". The latter might be either an especially appropriate or especially inappropriate choice depending on your relationship with your father-in-law. [​IMG]
    Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure I will admit that I laughed my head off at "Tommy Boy" on more than one occasion.
    Regards,
     
  11. Jussi Tarvainen

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    One, Two, Three is also a riot. As is A Shot In The Dark (the best of the Pink Panther movies).
     
  12. Todd Phillips

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    The Pink Panther movies
     
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    Can't go wrong with ....PLANES,TRAINS and AUTOMOBILES
     
  14. Rain

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    Another vote for
    The Big Lebowski.
    I've seen it 6 times and it still makes me laugh out loud.
    Plus, as has been mentioned, it is endlessly quotable.
     
  15. Louis C

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    A few you cannot go wrong with:

    Airplane!
    Midnight Run
    City Slickers
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
     
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    Although it is great, you have to be weary of The Big Lebowski, I've now had quite a few "white russian nights" while watching this flick.
    Yours, Ours, and Mine is also a classic.
    And I must admit watching the Ladies Man made me laugh. Or maybe it was just the way we all imitated his character afterwards.
     
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    Caddyshack
    Airplane!
    Naked Gun
     
  18. Patrick McCart

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    I smell poll, but here it goes...

    A Shot In The Dark
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    City Lights
    Some Like It Hot
    Harvey
    It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    A Hard Day's Night
    Singin' In The Rain
    Modern Times
    The Circus
    The Great Dictator
    The General
    Sherlock Jr.
    The Producers

    As for some not on DVD...but still hillarious:

    Pack Up Your Troubles (Laurel and Hardy)
    The Sin Of Harold Diddlebock (AKA Mad Wednesday)
    Safety Last
    Duck Soup
    Sons of the Desert
     
  19. Keith Helms

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    Maybe it's not everybody's cup of tea, but I laugh so hard I hurt every time I see the scene in the coaches office talking about a lineup and sketch artists in the movie Porky's
     
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    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    The Money Pit
    A Christmas Story
     

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