Laugh out loud comedies?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Chris Perkins, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Raj_Thiara

    Raj_Thiara Agent

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    Any of Wes Anderson's three flicks are great:

    Bottle Rocket (hopes of a Criterion Collection seem to be fading)
    Rushmore (great Criterion Collection edition)
    Royal Tenenbaums (good Criterion Collection edition)

    Some others that may have not been mentioned:

    Strange Brew
    Clerks
    This is Spinal Tap
    Waiting for Guffman
    Fear of a Black Hat

    Some good dark comedies by Scorsese:

    After Hours
    King of Comedy

    For some good monologues by Spalding Gray:

    Gray's Anatomy (not sure if available on DVD)
    Swimming to Cambodia

    Some classics:

    My Man Godfrey
    The Lady Eve
    Sullivan's Travels
    Trouble in Paradise
    The Thin Man

    Lots of good Marx brothers flicks but most aren't available on DVD.
     
  2. Dan Kaplan

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    Some good recommendations in this thread, as well as some real groaners in my opinion. Just goes to show how subjective movies are in general and comedy more specifically.

    A few that I can never tire of and never manage to keep a straight face throughout (not that I've ever really tried); don't believe any of these have been mentioned above:

    See No Evil, Hear No Evil
    The Best of Abbott and Costello Live (VHS)
    Gallagher: The Bookkeeper (VHS)

    If those last two ever show up on DVD, I'd be a very happy camper...

    Dan
     

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