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Old 07-29-04, 09:21 AM
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Please recommend good comedies

My DVD collection is filled with Action films and Drama but seriously lacking in Comedy. I have some Jackie Chan films but that's about it. Can anyone recommend good Comedies?
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Young Frankenstein
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Christmas Vacation
Out of Towners (Jack Lemmon version)
Some Like it Hot

Those are all really funny.
Old 07-29-04, 12:43 PM
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Rushmore
the Royal Tenenbaums
Bottle Rocket
the Big Lebowski
the Producers
Raising Arizona
Dr. Strangelove
Super Troopers
Drowning Mona
Better Off Dead
Zoolander
Airplane!
the Naked Gun series
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman
A Mighty Wind
Blazing Saddles
Caddyshack
Clerks
Mallrats
Election
the Great Dictator
the Gold Rush
Modern Times
Hot Shots 1 and Deux
Monty Python movies
PCU
Psycho Beach Party
This is Spinal Tap
There's Something About Mary
Beetlejuice
the Hudsucker Proxy
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Mallrats
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* "The Matinee Idol"

* "My Man Godfrey"

* "Pat And Mike"

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Old 07-29-04, 04:12 PM
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Comedy IMO is the single hardest genre to recommend & you didn't even tell us what movies you find funny. Everyone has different tastes, I hate Jim Carry, Mike Myers, Martin Lawrence, yet some people may recommend their movies to you.


Some of the best comedies IMO are:

Caddyshack - My all-time favorite comedy.
Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy
Wet Hot American Summer


Yet you may not like those, so tell us what you like.
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For genre requests, you'll have better luck in the Movie Talk Forum. Please post such threads there in the future.

Moving thread.

- David Stein
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Road Trip and Old School immediately come to mind.
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I'd have to agree with the earlier comment that comedy is a very difficult genre to recommend since it is so subjective. With that out of the way, I'll go old-school and say that the current Best of Abbott & Costello - Volumes 1-3 are some of the best bargains going right now; 8 films in each volume for under $20. Volume 3 is on its way to me right now.
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One that I think that just about everybody here would recommend is Office Space

Also, try:

Swingers (If you like that, try Made )
Super Troopers
Howard Stern: Private Parts

Along with others that have already been mentioned
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Raising Arizona
Old 07-30-04, 04:42 PM
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Don't we have a list we can just copy and paste when this thread comes up every week?
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I'm not big on the comedies, especially ones to own, but the ones I do have that I think are essential are (and they range from slapstick to light hearted and romantic):
1. American Pie 1 & 2
2. Austin Powers 2 & 3
3. Can't Buy Me Love
4. Galaxy Quest
5. Ghostbusters
6. Groudhog's Day
7. Kissing Jessica Stein
8. Old School
9. The Princess Bride
10. Reality Bites
11. There's Something About Mary
12. Say Anything
13. School of Rock
14. Swingers

There's a few others, some cartoon, but those 'ell do...
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Off the top of my head:

-The Big Lebowski
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-Monty Python's Meaning of Life
-Amazon Women on the Moon (dunno if it's on DvD though)
-Hollywood shuffle
-Clerks
-Election
-Annie Hall
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Adventures in Babysitting
Mr. Bean - The Whole Bean
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Spaceballs
Defending Your Life
Ed Wood
Reno 911!
Old 07-31-04, 09:11 PM
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"Tootise" is still one of the best comedies ever written

Great screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Shiskel (?)
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Originally posted by MahatmaPetey
Rushmore
the Royal Tenenbaums
Bottle Rocket
the Big Lebowski
the Producers
Raising Arizona
Dr. Strangelove
Super Troopers*
Drowning Mona
Better Off Dead
Zoolander
Airplane!
the Naked Gun series
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman
A Mighty Wind
Blazing Saddles
Caddyshack
Clerks
Mallrats
Election
the Great Dictator
the Gold Rush
Modern Times
Hot Shots 1 and Deux
Monty Python movies
PCU
Psycho Beach Party
This is Spinal Tap
There's Something About Mary
Beetlejuice
the Hudsucker Proxy
*Annie Hall - Added by Abranut
*Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - Added by Abranut
*Wayne's World - Added by Abranut
*Office Space - Added by Abranut
Great list! I made a few adjustments, but you listed most of the films that I would include on my master list.

I haven't seen Supertroopers the whole way through, but I don't know if I'd consider what I saw "classic material".

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Yeah, any of Christopher Guest's movies are great! I think all the ones i would have mentioned have already been posted.
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Originally posted by Darkfriend
-Amazon Women on the Moon (dunno if it's on DvD though)
This is definitely on DVD. It was released in (anamorphic) widescreen last year by Universal. It has some deleted scenes, including one where a war ends with no Unknown Soldier so they want this Private to kill himself.
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No love for Dumb and Dumber?
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The In-Laws
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
Young Frankenstein
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For more newer comedies....

Eurotrip
Old School
Meet the Parents
Zoolander
Austin Powers 1 & 2
Office Space
Mallrats
Jay and SilentBob Strike Back!!!!!
Billy Madison!
Big Daddy
Happy Gilmore
Tommy Boy
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Originally posted by Tommy_Harn
Also, try:

Swingers (If you like that, try Made )
You think? I loved Swingers, bought Made solely because of it, thought it stunk (and was definitely not funny). Different strokes.....

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