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#1 of 62 Chris Perkins

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Posted December 02 2002 - 05:38 AM

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.
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#2 of 62 Tommy G

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Posted December 02 2002 - 05:52 AM

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

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#3 of 62 Richard Travale

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Posted December 02 2002 - 05:53 AM

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 .
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#4 of 62 Richard Kim

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Posted December 02 2002 - 05:57 AM

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

#5 of 62 Travis Olson

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Posted December 02 2002 - 06:02 AM

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 of 62 Rob Gardiner

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Posted December 02 2002 - 06:04 AM

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

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#7 of 62 Dean Kousoulas

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Posted December 02 2002 - 06:06 AM

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

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#8 of 62 John Spencer

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Posted December 02 2002 - 06:08 AM

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.

Never heard of this. I'm a honky.

#9 of 62 John_Lee

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Posted December 02 2002 - 06:36 AM

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

Noises Off
Buster Keaton's - The General

#10 of 62 Ken_McAlinden

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Posted December 02 2002 - 07:02 AM

"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. Posted Image

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.

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#11 of 62 Jussi Tarvainen

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Posted December 02 2002 - 08:00 AM

One, Two, Three is also a riot. As is A Shot In The Dark (the best of the Pink Panther movies).
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Posted December 02 2002 - 08:02 AM

The Pink Panther movies
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Posted December 02 2002 - 08:36 AM

Can't go wrong with ....PLANES,TRAINS and AUTOMOBILES

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Posted December 02 2002 - 08:38 AM

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.

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#15 of 62 Louis C

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Posted December 02 2002 - 08:52 AM

A few you cannot go wrong with:

Airplane!
Midnight Run
City Slickers
Beverly Hills Cop
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Posted December 02 2002 - 08:58 AM

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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#17 of 62 Tony-B

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Posted December 02 2002 - 09:02 AM

Caddyshack
Airplane!
Naked Gun
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#18 of 62 Patrick McCart

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Posted December 02 2002 - 09:06 AM

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 of 62 Keith Helms

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Posted December 02 2002 - 09:14 AM

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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Posted December 02 2002 - 09:24 AM

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Money Pit
A Christmas Story
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