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Laugh out loud comedies?

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

  1. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Supporting Actor

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    Rat Race, I truely LOL the whole movie. Although hit and miss I enjoyed Goldmember last night. The Emperor's New Groove.

    I don't see what's funny about "Some Like it Hot" Must be a generation gap thing.
     
  2. Jalil

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    Planes, Trains and automobiles.
    Throw mama from the train.
    national lampoons christmas vacation
    Dirty rotten scoundrels.
     
  3. Mark Zimmer

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    The rumor at alt.movies.silent is that the sound Laurel & Hardy films will be coming out on DVD in R1 next year. So that should take care of Xmas 2003...
    For this year, though, since your father-in-law is apparently a guy [​IMG] you can't go wrong with one of the Columbia collections of Three Stooges shorts. No guy worth his salt can resist a good woo woo and an eyepoke. Stay away from the non-Columbia ones, which are poor quality, though.
     
  4. Jeff Adams

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    1. Snatch
    2. Bowfinger
    3. Bowfinger
    4. Office Space
    5. Meet the Parents[/list=1]
     
  5. Lee_eel

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    Airplane and Naked Gun. Can't think of too many others though. Comedy on tv is a different matter however. Most episodes of Only Fools and Horses, The Royle Family and Fawlty Towers to name three. As far as US tv goes i only really found Roseanne funny and occasionally Friends! No offence, but you guys don't make very good comedy shows.
     
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    MEET THE PARENTS!!!

    The DVD has a couple commentaries & features.

    The movie was so funny (and I like gross-out comedies, but I still enjoyed this greatly) that I was laughing at parts that I shouldn't have laughed at because I was laughing at something that happened 5 minutes earlier!
     
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    I thought Meet the Parents was great!
     
  8. Peter Kline

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    "The Critic", an animated short film narrated by Mel Brooks circa the 1960s. Also "The Dove" a short Bregmanesque film with double-talk Swedish language and English subtitles. Anybody old enough to remember these?
     
  9. Ralph Summa

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    Midnight Run

    The Big Lebowski

    Let it Ride

    Monty Python and The Holy Grail

    Meet the Parents

    Kentucky Fried Movie

    Barfly
     
  10. LukeB

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    Midnight Run
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Groundhog Day
    Big
     
  11. Rob-Gr

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    Depends on if you want classic comedy, stupid comedy, or new comedy.
    Classic
    His Girl Friday
    Arsenic and old Lace
    most Cary Grant movies are good choices
    Stupid
    Any Pink Panther movie with Peter Sellers, esp Pink Panther Strikes Again.
    Spaceballs
    History of the World Part 1
    Blazing Saddles
    There's something about Mary
    Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
    The Blues Brothers
    Mallrats
    Tommy Boy
    Half Baked
    The Naked Gun
    Airplane!
    New
    Rush Hour 1 and 2
    MIB 1
    Super Troopers
    This should get you started
     
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    OFFICE SPACE!!!!! Thats an awesome movie![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Steve_Ch

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    >>Probably the funnest time I ever had during a first-run movie was
    Animal House.
    I don't know if it's available on DVD or not.
     
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    Don't forget;
    Stripes
    Real Genius
    The Hollywood Knights
    Where the Buffalo Roam
    So I married an Ax Murder
    Major League
    Trading Places
    Wonder Boys
    All these movies have me quoting for days
     
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    I usually stay away from "awesome" movies. The word is so over-used it means nothing to me anymore [​IMG]
    Although not films, for low-down silly, "dirty" stuff you can't beat Benny Hill. True burlesque, slapstick humor.
     
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    Wow! fifty-something responses and no Raising Arizona!
    You guys are slipping. [​IMG]
    Gale: Alright ya' hayseeds, it's a stick-up. Everybody freeze. Everybody down on the ground.
    Old Man In Bank: Well, which is it young feller? You want I should freeze or get down on the ground? Mean to say, if'n I freeze, I can't rightly drop. And if'n I drop, I'ma gonna be in motion. You see--
    Gale: Shut up!
    Old Man In Bank: Okay then.
    Gale: Everybody down on the ground!
    Evelle: Y'all can just forget that part about freezin' now.
    Gale: Better still to get down there.
    Evelle: Yeah, y'all hear that, don't ya'?
    [Everybody lays down. Gale looks at the now-empty teller windows.]
    Gale: Shit! Where'd all the tellers go?!
    Teller's voices: We're down here sir.
    Evelle: They're on the floor as you commanded, Gale.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Airheads
    Animal House
    Big Daddy
    Billy Madison
    Caddyshack
    A Christmas Story
    Ghostbusters
    Happy Gilmore
    Meatballs
    Mr. Deeds
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    One Crazy Summer
    The Sandlot
    Summer School
    Up the Creek
    The Waterboy
    The Wedding Singer
     
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    Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise and The Shop Around the Corner are simply peerless and both available on excellent DVDs.

    Even though it's not a comedy per se, The Blob (the original 1958 version with Steve McQueen) never fails to have me in stitches.
     
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    What About Bob? (Richard Dreyfuss is so funny in this flick)
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Galaxy Quest (one of my faves)
    Ghostbusters
    Meet the Parents
    Young Frankenstein
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (laugh a minute)
    Office Space
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Airplane
    The Naked Gun
    Army of Darkness
    There's Something About Mary
    Couple of guilty pleasure comedies
    The Burb's
    Zoolander
     

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