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Old 05-28-06, 05:08 PM   #1
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"100 Funniest Movies"...Bravo TV's List?

This special debut Friday (5.26) and completed Saturday (5.27). I didn't see it all, but I didn't like the ordering too much. Putting some of the more recent successful comedies like "Meet The Fockers" and "Wedding Crashers" in the top 25. No way MTF's is that highly ranked on any list.

Well, their #1 was "Animal House" which I can get behind, but of all time or whatever year they decided to start at?

Anyone have a complete list? I don't think it is published yet, but maybe someone jotted them down. I am particularly interested in where "Young Frankenstein" was ranked as a few critics have said this is the funniest film of all time.

AFI disagrees putting it at 13 with "Some Like It Hot" at #1. I don't even think SLIH was on their list or any Marx Brothers movies. Maybe they didn't go back that far. Anyone know if there was a certain year they started from as oldies weren't there at all I don't think.

Anyway let me know. TIA.
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Old 05-28-06, 05:43 PM   #2
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I just shut the special off when Legally Blonde was listed as number 29.
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Old 05-28-06, 06:19 PM   #3
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Meet The Fockers?

Surely that was a type and was supposed to be Meet The Parents. Right?
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Old 05-28-06, 06:26 PM   #4
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Meet the Fockers in the top 25, NO SALE.
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Old 05-28-06, 06:35 PM   #5
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I watched it but only to get an idea for some films I haven't seen. I guess I'm in the minority in hating Animal House. The only time I laughed was when Bluto is giving his inspirational speech...

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!"
"Germans?"
"Forget it, he's rolling."

100. Anchorman
99. The Birdcage
98. School of Rock
97. Happy Gilmore
96. Four Weddings and a Funeral
95. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
94. Waiting for Guffman
93. The Aristocrats
92. Father of the Bride
91. Revenge of the Nerds
90. Clueless
89. Slapshot
88. Team America
87. The Kentucky Fried Movie
86. Zoolander
85. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
84. Silver Streak
83. Sister Act
82. Tootsie
81. Half Baked
80. Lost in America
79. Three Amigos
78. Bananas
77. Flirting with Disaster
76. Ghostbusters
75. Dumb and Dumber
74. Trading Places
73. City Slickers
72. Moonstruck
71. Roxanne
70. The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy)
69. The Blues Brothers
68. Broadcast News
67. Kingpin
66. Dazed and Confused
65. Office Space
64. This is Spinal Tap
63. Manhattan
62. The Pink Panther
61. Election
60. When Harry Met Sally
59. Police Academy Series
58. Private Benjamin
57. Swingers
56. Young Frankenstein
55. Bull Durham
54. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
53. Dr. Strangelove
52. Meet the Parents
51. National Lampoon's Vacation
50. The Princess Bride
49. American Pie
48. American Graffiti
47. 9 to 5
46. The Incredibles
45. Raising Arizona
44. Sixteen Candles
43. What About Bob?
42. Harold and Maude
41. Austin Powers
40. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
39. Mrs. Doubtfire
38. Best In Show
37. Dodgeball
36. Good Morning Vietnam
35. Beetlejuice
34. Rushmore
33. Clerks
32. Groundhog Day
31. The Big Lebowski
30. The 40 Year Old Virgin
29. Legally Blonde
28. Annie Hall
27. A Fish Called Wanda
26. Wayne's World
25. Meet the Fockers
24. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
23. Big
22. Beverly Hills Cop
21. Shampoo
20. The Jerk
19. Wedding Crashers
18. Stripes
17. M*A*S*H
16. Old School
15. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
14. Napoleon Dynamite
13. Naked Gun Series
12. The Producers
11. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
10. Arthur
9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
8. Blazing Saddles
7. The Wedding Singer
6. Airplane
5. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
4. There's Something About Mary
3. Shrek
2. Caddyshack
1. Animal House
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Old 05-28-06, 07:15 PM   #6
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Excuse me......The Wedding Singer in the top 10?
Young Frankenstein #56
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Old 05-28-06, 07:22 PM   #7
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Excuse me......The Wedding Singer in the top 10?
Young Frankenstein #56
exactly! one horrible list! thanks ho!

What About Bob? #43
Meet the Parents #52
Meet the Fockers #25

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Old 05-28-06, 07:28 PM   #8
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Ghostbusters #76??? At least they got #1 and #2 right.
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Old 05-28-06, 07:34 PM   #9
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THE BLUES BROTHERS is at #69 but THE WEDDING SINGER is #7?! Fuck me with a garden rake...
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Old 05-28-06, 07:40 PM   #10
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no Coming to America on the list= a fraud
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Old 05-28-06, 08:16 PM   #11
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I'll make the statement that this is the worst list ever.
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Old 05-28-06, 08:28 PM   #12
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I'll make the statement that this is the worst list ever.
Every list is the worst ever. This is no different

Ok, one more...no Trading Places? Worst list ever!
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Old 05-28-06, 08:35 PM   #13
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Every list is the worst ever. This is no different

Ok, one more...no Trading Places? Worst list ever!
74. Trading Places
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Old 05-28-06, 08:36 PM   #14
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Just some of the many crimes on the list:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail lower than Mrs. Doubtfire

National Lampoon's Vaction lower than American Pie

The Blues Brothers below Kingpin

Naked Gun lower than Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

This is Spinal Tap lower than What About Bob?

Meet the Parents lower than Meet the Fockers

Spaceballs, The 'burbs, Men in Black, Ed Wood, Army of Darkness not even on the list, but Eddy Murphy's The Nutty Professor and Sister Act are.

Edited to Add: Pixar barely even made the list with only The Incredibles charting at #46, but Shrek is #3.
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Old 05-28-06, 08:46 PM   #15
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Unless I'm missing it, there's not much love for John Candy.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles?
Uncle Buck?

Personally, Robert Zemeckis' Used Cars would be very high on my list. That is one of the funniest films I've ever seen.

Also, did not see Stir Crazy - The funniest film Richard Pryor & Gene Wilder made.

BTW, has anyone watched Airplane lately. I remember it as so funny back when I first saw it in the theater, but now it really seems dated. (I always wonder too - Are kids watching the film today wondering who the old guy in the taxi is? )
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Old 05-28-06, 09:07 PM   #16
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The fact that Zoolander is on the list negates its validity, imho.

Also, Spinal Tap at #64? That really should be in the top 20 (at least)
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Old 05-28-06, 10:11 PM   #17
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Just some of the many crimes on the list:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail lower than Mrs. Doubtfire

National Lampoon's Vaction lower than American Pie

The Blues Brothers below Kingpin

Naked Gun lower than Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

This is Spinal Tap lower than What About Bob?

Meet the Parents lower than Meet the Fockers

Spaceballs, The 'burbs, Men in Black, Ed Wood, Army of Darkness not even on the list, but Eddy Murphy's The Nutty Professor and Sister Act are.

Edited to Add: Pixar barely even made the list with only The Incredibles charting at #46, but Shrek is #3.

This is Spinal Tap lower than any movie on that list is a crime.
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Old 05-28-06, 10:17 PM   #18
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This list is comedy treason. I watched it in amazment.
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Old 05-28-06, 10:18 PM   #19
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Uh, where is Duck Soup? Or any movie made before the 1960's for that matter?
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Old 05-28-06, 10:19 PM   #20
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THE BLUES BROTHERS is at #69 but THE WEDDING SINGER is #7?! Fuck me with a garden rake...
Even worse, There's Something About Mary in the top ten? That has to be the most unfunny piece of shit ever put to film. Blues Brothers was way funnier. Shit, even Zoolander was way funnier.
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Old 05-28-06, 10:32 PM   #21
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Even worse, There's Something About Mary in the top ten? That has to be the most unfunny piece of shit ever put to film. Shit, even Zoolander was way funnier.
Well, I can't go with you on that one...
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Old 05-28-06, 10:33 PM   #22
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There's Something About Mary was funny once, the first time. It has no replay value in my opinion.
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Old 05-28-06, 10:54 PM   #23
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Spinal Tap at 64 just broke my spirit.
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Old 05-29-06, 12:18 AM   #24
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BTW, has anyone watched Airplane lately. I remember it as so funny back when I first saw it in the theater, but now it really seems dated.
Dated, yes. And hysterical. One of a handful of movies that I can put in and laugh at just about every joke that made me laugh the first and second times. It just never gets old.

Anyway, this list is almost as funny.
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Old 05-29-06, 12:18 AM   #25
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Dr. Strangelove #53? Do they know comedies existed before the 70s? These people ever heard of Peter Sellers? Charlie Chaplin? All those '30s comedians? No Ladykillers '55?
This really has to be near the top of the worst lists ever made, even other film lists had some sort of semblance among their criticisms, this is just ghastly.
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