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#21 of 62 Chris Perkins

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Posted December 02 2002 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for the replies! A lot of good ideas- it is hard to buy DVD's for someone else (unbiasedly!).
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#22 of 62 MichaelW

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Posted December 02 2002 - 10:20 AM

Office Space
Planes, Trains, Automobiles

and a wholehearted second to Midnight Run.
I didn't do anything. I'm a nice man, I mind my own business. So you tell me that's that before I beat the hell from you. I have so much strength in me, you have no idea. I have a love in my life, it makes me stronger than anything you can imagine. I'd say that's that, matress man!

#23 of 62 Lew Crippen

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Posted December 02 2002 - 10:29 AM

I don’t think I’ve seen any Laurel and Hardy yet. Or W.C. Fields.
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#24 of 62 Patrick McCart

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Posted December 02 2002 - 10:49 AM

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don’t think I’ve seen any Laurel and Hardy yet. Or W.C. Fields.

For L&H, start off with 2-reelers like Two Tars and Big Business. Pack Up Your Troubles and Sons of the Desert are likely their best features.

For Fields, check out The Bank Dick and It's A Gift.

#25 of 62 CaptDS9E

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Posted December 02 2002 - 11:00 AM

Bev Hills Cop Trilogy
Spaceballs
Liar Liar
Ace Ventura :-)
Tommy Boy
Blue Streak

One movie not on dvd that is a riot is Robin Hood Men in Tights. I saw it for the first time in a while the other night and i couldnt stop laughing

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#26 of 62 Greg_R

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Posted December 02 2002 - 11:15 AM

Christmas Vacation if you can stand non-OAR...

#27 of 62 Randy B A

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Posted December 02 2002 - 11:25 AM

rush hour I and II
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Posted December 02 2002 - 11:34 AM

1. Laurel and Hardy sound films are not out on DVD (Oh, god, I wish they were)

2. The 2 movies that make me guffaw every time are Dick and Get Shorty

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#29 of 62 Runar_R

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Posted December 02 2002 - 01:40 PM

Life of Brian
Monty Python and the holy grail
Fish called Wanda
"These are the moments I live for.
I put up with all the other crap just to get seconds like this.
The moments when you know the world is a better place than advertised."
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#30 of 62 Greg_S_H

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Posted December 02 2002 - 02:39 PM

Top Secret!.

#31 of 62 Randy A Salas

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Posted December 02 2002 - 02:45 PM

I love these best-of threads. By the time it has run its course, just about every film in the genre will have been recommended. (See previous threads on "best" horror or sci-fi or westerns.) You'd get the same results by accessing the "browse comedies" link at Amazon.

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#32 of 62 NickFoley

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Posted December 02 2002 - 03:08 PM

Bedazzled. The newer version takes the cake IMO.

Also got a good laugh out of Meet The Parents, Deuce Bigelow, The Animal....

#33 of 62 DeanR

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Posted December 02 2002 - 03:14 PM

The In-Laws.

#34 of 62 Chris Perkins

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Posted December 02 2002 - 05:47 PM

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By the time it has run its course, just about every film in the genre will have been recommended.


Maybe so, but I have sure gotten enough recommendations to make shopping a whole lot easier. Thanks again!
Chris

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Posted December 03 2002 - 02:48 AM

Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Naked Gun
Home Alone
Dumb & Dumber
Grosse Pointe Blank
There's Something About Mary
Dick
Meet The Parents

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Posted December 03 2002 - 06:32 AM

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My Favorite Years

I am a little surprised that no foreign flicks have been mentioned yet, just off the top of my head:

Cousin, Cousine (French) - later remade by the same director as Cousins (Ted Danson, Isablle Rosinini)

Tendre Poulet (French) - Also known as Dear Inspector.

La Boum (French) - Madcap teenage slumber party, May be hard to fine.

Women on the Verge (Spain)

#37 of 62 Lew Crippen

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Posted December 03 2002 - 06:53 AM

M Hulot's Holiday, Tati's most accessible and physically funniest film, if not his greatest.
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#38 of 62 Peter Kline

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Posted December 03 2002 - 07:21 AM

Any comedy by Billy Wilder and I.A. Diamond (even the bad ones). "Miracle Of Morgan's Creek"
Dean and Jerry Films (Come on Paramount)

Note: All the above have no fart jokes.

#39 of 62 DeeF

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Posted December 03 2002 - 08:02 AM

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
is the funniest movie ever made. Try it. (DVD next summer!)

I laughed pretty hard during
Meet the Parents
Legally Blonde
(for two recent laughfests).

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.

#40 of 62 Tom Oh

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Posted December 03 2002 - 06:39 PM

My picks are:

Meet the Parents
Some Like It Hot
Liar Liar
Austin Powers in Goldmember (hilarious in parts)
American Pie
Detroit Rock City
There's Something About Mary
Dumb and Dumber (hilarious in parts)

I picked mostly main streams.





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