Comedy recomends

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  1. Tom McDonald

    Tom McDonald Stunt Coordinator

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    I am new to HTF and I'm sure this subject has been asked before but I will ask it again. Some of my favorites comedies are

    The Big Lewbowski

    Office Space

    What About Bob?

    based on these can anyone recomend some others? Thanks
     
  2. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    anything by the Farrelys, Kevin Smith, Bevis and Butthead: Do America and South Park Bigger, Longer And Uncut
     
  3. Jason Whyte

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    Another good reference is to try AFI's 100 Funniest Films list, available here.
    Among my favorites:
    Airplane
    Some Like It Hot
    Dr. Strangelove
    Blazing Saddles
    The Blues Brothers
    The Producers
    Swingers
    All comedies by Woody Allen: Bananas, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Take The Money and Run, Sleeper, many more

    Jason
     
  4. Raphael

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    Please be sure to check out:

    The Hudsucker Proxy

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Hudsucker especially since you already like one Coen bros movie. Also, people really like O Brother Where Art Thou although personally I wasn't as affected by it as I was hoping I would be.
     
  5. JohnRice

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    O' Brother, Where Art Thou had me rolling

    Raising Arizona is also hilarious

    They're both Coen Bros films like Lebowski so you'll probably like them.

    5th Element isn't generally considered comedy, but I think it is very funny.

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension and Army of Darkness. Some people love them, some can't stand them. I think they are great.

    Those are some of my favorites.
     
  6. Jeremiah

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    Tom if you haven't seen these than you must check them out....

    1. Caddyshack-doesn't get any better than this.

    2. The Cannonball Run

    3. Clerks

    4. Groundhogs Day

    5. Stripes
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

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    Welcome to the HTF, Tom.
    Here are my mega-favorite comedies, some of which have already been mentioned:

    Young Frankenstein
    Airplane!
    Animal House
    Blues Brothers
    Caddyshack
    Stripes
    Diner
    After Hours
    Raising Arizona
    Dazed and Confused
    Trading Places
    Blazing Saddles
    War of the Roses
    A Fish Called Wanda
    This is Spinal Tap
    Heathers
    The Producers
    Ruthless People
    Top Secret!
    Ghostbusters
    Roger & Me
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Annie Hall
    Sleeper
    Love and Death
    1941
    Clerks
     
  8. Ashley Seymour

    Ashley Seymour Supporting Actor

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    If you are not too politically correct and get the double meaning of many of the jokes and situation, try my favorite comedy of the 90's Coneheads
     
  9. Scott Leopold

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    It would be extremely easy to ramble on for hours about which comedies I'd recommend, so I'll just list my favorite:

    Blazing Saddles. I've seen it dozens, if not hundreds of times, and it still leaves me in tears.
     
  10. Rod Melotte

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    Blast from the Past is a sleeper.

    I can not see what people see in Blazing Saddles - but then again I've watched both Austin Powers movies 10 times (about).

    One to watch for is Bandits!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Stan Webber

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    I like the movies included on your list. Some of my favorites include:
    South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut (I know this one has been mentioned a few times!)
    Nurse Betty
    The Awful Truth
    Hopscotch
    There are a lot more, but I think other people have mentioned all the others!
     
  12. Adam Lenhardt

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    Dogma and Clerks.
     
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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Chasing Amy

    Clerks: Uncensored (Animated series)

    Young Frankenstein
     
  14. Scott Merryfield

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    The Monty Python contingent has not been heard from! My favorites from the Pythons are Monty Python & The Holy Grail and The Life of Brian. The Criterion version of "Brian" is the one to get.
     

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