What Countries Makes The Funniest Movies?

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  1. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    From the beginning until the present.

    I'll go with the US, and Italy.
  2. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Gotta go with Antarctica.
  3. halfjapanese

    halfjapanese Gifs moider!

    The OP didn’t ask which continents.

  4. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    For my tastes, The US and let’s also mentioned Britain/United Kingdom
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  5. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    The question can't be answered, because comedy varies so much from country to country. For instance I love Bollywood films but their comedies are absolutely awful to my white Western sensibilities. Gay characters, for instance, are all simpering nellies. But they keep making them and their audience must love this style of comedy.

    Even here in the US there's a lot of styles of comedy, apparently popular with a lot of people, but I don't find the slightest bit amusing, and I'm sure much of the stuff that I find absolutely hilarious most people would find not at all funny.
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  6. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    like, "Ha Ha" funny?

  7. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'd also say that most of the funny movies were made before 1980, with a few exceptions, such as "Buffalo '66"
  8. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Humor is the most subjective thing of all

    But IMHO if any country has ever produced a body of work to compare with the great American silent clowns, I am unaware of it.
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  9. Jerrika

    Jerrika Scream Queen

    The US makes the funniest films, followed by France.
  10. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    We had the Marx Bros, we win.
  11. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
  12. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "Harry and Tonto" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" are funny movies.
  13. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "La Strada" is a funny (and tragic) movie. And I'm not Italian.

    I still crack up over Gelsomina learning how to introduce Zampano.. From "Here he is.. Zampano!" to the underwhelming "Zampano is here" (I just laughed out loud, which I don't do very often)
  14. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    US, UK...and others.
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  16. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    Love your patriotism but I don't think Canada can claim funniest movies but rather Canada has some of the funniest "comedians" that have seamlessly integrated themselves into American big-budget productions. Consider Mike Myers, Tommy Chong, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael J Fox, and Seth Rogen just to name a small few.
  17. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    From the very beginning we had Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, enough said.
  18. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    Birdemic's got nothing on these guys
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