Let's see the taste level of the mgofilmwatchers regarding comedy films. For the purpose of the discussion I'm excluding romantic comedies and brainier comedic fare like Woody Allen films, some of which are great. I will include filmed stand up comedy only because one made my list, as you'll see soon. Also I'm keeping it to five to promote discussion, there are at least 10 films that I wouldn't argue with in someone else's top five. Here is my list of top five laugh out loud comedies that I would happily sit through again:
5. Eddie Murphy Delirious
Clever, completely raunchy comedy from when Eddie Murphy was funny. This is better than any of his comedy films, some of which are quite good, but this rules for me. Key bit: Mr. T.
4. Team America World Police
Satire that skewers the right and left alike. Some jokes fall flat, but most shine. This film tends to be polarizing, with some people I know hating it, but for me it is top notch.
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Will Ferrell is brilliant here. Too many great lines to quote. Favorite scene: the rumble between the stations, particularly when Public TV shows up.
2. Young Frankenstein.
"Put... the candle... back". This is a classic that holds up today.
1. Animal House
The classic that started an entire genre of comedy. Old School and many other funny comedies wouldn't exist without it. I think beyond the jokes, that the anarchist spirit throughout it is what I enjoy the most. Impossible to watch without it changing your mood for the better.
Show me yours I showed you mine.