What's the funniest movie you ever saw?

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  1. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It's just a coincidence that my funniest movies star Peter Sellers.

    Dr. Strangelove (1964) is insane. Clinically insane. And hilarious. Especially General Jack D. Ripper's speech about flouridated water and denying women his essence. I used to see this film in repertory screenings, and it never failed to floor me.

    The Party (1968) could almost be the story of my life. How hard can you push a one-joke idea? Blake Edwards's most sustained comedy about the movie business.
  2. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    The Gods Must Be Crazy[hilarious].
  3. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I should have thought of that one.
  4. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    I love dark comedies, so I'll take:

    The War of the Roses

    After Hours
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  5. Michael

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

    an impossible task, but I laughed my ass off at Murder He Says...and thousands of others..
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  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Top Secret
    Naked Gun trilogy
    Loaded Weapon 1 (no, not the action flick)
    ...and the list goes on.
  7. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    Lots of funny movies but one in particular that comes to mind is an 80s one called Big Business. Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler play dual roles as sisters in two sets of twins with very different backgrounds and upbringing. Both Tomlin and Midler are great, each playing 2 characters with such different personalities. They all end up at the Plaza Hotel trying to support/fight a major business deal at a shareholders meeting.
  8. eflatminor

    eflatminor Forum Resident

    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    Animal House
    Up in Smoke
    Life of Brian
  9. Malinky

    Malinky Forum Resident

    `It`s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World`

    The astounding cast....this scene with the brilliant Terry Thomas....."So it`s fisticuffs you want is it?`

    "Can anyone hear me?"
    "I can hear you."
    "I don`t care if you can hear me!"
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  10. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Young Frankenstein and The Princess Bride have to be tied for me. I still find them humorous even after all these years.
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  11. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Forum Resident

    Animal House
    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    Naked Gun
    Evil Roy Slade
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  12. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    The Return of the Pink Panther
  13. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot Paddlin’ the school canoe? That’s a paddlin’.

    Tryon NC
    The one funniest is hard.... I gotta say Super Troopers.

    Next would be Blazing Saddles or The Cheap Detective. Christmas Vacation is up there, too.
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  14. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans

    Glad to see someone love Top Secret as much as I do!
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  15. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    40 Year Old Virgin, but Life of Brian is up there too.
  16. Gord D

    Gord D Forum Resident

    The Out of Towners (1970)
    The Patsy
    The Party
    Blues Brothers (1980)
  17. agaraffa

    agaraffa Forum Resident

    Off the top of my head, here are a few my favorites...

    The In-Laws (1979)
    Arthur (1981)
    Midnight Run (1988)
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  18. BradF

    BradF Forum Resident

    SW Ontario
    A Fish Called Wanda (John Cleese)
    Sons of the Desert (L&H)
    A Night at the Opera (Marx Bros)
    Twentieth Century (Carole Lombard)
    Get Shorty (Travolta)
  19. Borgia

    Borgia Forum Resident

    I agree a lot of these movies are funny, but Team America: World Police made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to have a stroke.
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  20. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    City Lights
    Modern Times
    Duck Soup
    Monkey Business
    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    My Favorite Year
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  21. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert

    Wellington , NZ
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Duck Soup

    While I love a good laugh (admittedly a rather stupid claim), most comedies do not make me laugh.
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    LEONPROFF Forum Resident

    A Fish Called Wanda
    Trading Places
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    There’s Something About Mary
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  23. Victor/Victrola

    Victor/Victrola Makng shure its write

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The script is crammed full of jokes. The way the jokes come back later on is so ingenious, that it turns out to be a very well-thought out script. The first time I saw it, I was really angry about the ending though. I thought it was a real cop-out to end the film right before the inevitable fight scene. (Sorry, spoiler.) But when you think about it, how else would a Monty Python movie end? So many people - even casual fans of MP - can quote at least one joke from this movie. Whether it be about the coconuts, the three questions, the killer rabbit, the Black Knight or (for hard-core fans) Castle Anthrax, this movie has lived on through the years.
  24. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    What's Up, Doc?

    It's perfection.
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  25. Not AJB

    Not AJB Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    Like the OP, I first thought of Peter Sellers: Being There

    Any Marx Brothers up to “A Day At The Races”.

    Chaplin up through “The Kid”. (These are my favorites, but there’s lots to love after that, too.)

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