maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
2. blazing saddles
3. young frankenstein
5. Jeepers Creepers 2 - for some reason, this movie is hilarious to me. Watched it with a group of 5 or 6 guys when we were about 16 years old, almost cried laughing so hard. The movies Big Bad Wolf (2006) and, to a lesser extent, The Descent (2005). Final Destination 3 is also good for a laugh
1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
2. Deep Blue Sea
3. Blues Brothers 2000
4. Witless Protection
5. Snakes on a Plane
I saw Paul Blart in the theatre. Breathtaking really. A pure cinematic achievement. I laughed, I cried, better than Cats.
My kids loved it. I'm not taking their advice on movies anymore - between that, Night at the Zoo and Bedtime Stories, I'd rather run a wood rasp up my ass while singing Manilow.
I'd have to go as follows (idk about the order exactly but here it is)
1. 40 Year Old Virgin- It never gets old after watching it many times since it has come out.
2. Team America- Nuff above to explain it.
3. Anchorman- Love it, but it does get a little old after you watch it like 10 times.
4. Tommy Boy- Tommy Boy is way better than Black Sheep IMO.
5. Wayne's World/Office Space
Sweet list of movies in this discussion though.
Animal House - duh
Monty Python and the holy grail - the best stuff they ever did, which is saying a lot
grandma's boy - adam sandler should have realized how funny this was and put himself in it someplace
Mallrats - clerks was good, but this was better
mystery science theater 3000 - i know it's an acquired tatse, but i like it
+10 on MST 3000. One of my favorite ones was when they did "Escape From The Bronx" some years back.
good golly, more like +40,000. i prefer the episodes that covered late-80s crap like Hobgoblins and Soultaker. Those episodes dominate. But the best might just be Time Chasers.
What an epic show.
Great picks by everyone.
My top five-
4.the Blues Brothers
"It's not about the money... IT'S ABOUT A SHITLOAD OF MONEY!"
1. 40 Year Old Virgin
2. Team America
3. Trading Places
4. Old School
- Office Space
- The Big Lebowski
Even though it wouldn't come anywhere near my top 5, I laughed a LOT during Blades of Glory...and didn't find Anchorman very funny at all. Maybe I need to see it again, but I dunno...with the exception of one or two scenes, it didn't do much for me. Anyway...here are my choices:
1. The Big Lebowski. My favorite movie of all-time, period, comedy or otherwise. One of the few films I can watch anytime, anyplace, and NEVER get sick of it. It just puts me in a damn good mood.
2. Animal House. 'Nuff said.
4. National Lampoon's Vacation/NL Christmas Vacation. My friend and I can quote the entire first film. And I mean the whole thing. We made the mistake in college of agreeing to watch this with some people who had never seen it...and basically ruined their entire viewing experience. :-) "Rusty...the bed was very soft."
5. The Blues Brothers
Now that I think about it, all five of those films bear one important common trait -- they are infinitely rewatchable. If ever I happen across one of those on TV, forget about it. Censored or not, I'm watching it.
You guys looking for a great movie to go to in the theaters NOW? My girlfriend (who I LOVE) was nice enough to let me pay for us to see "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."
Even she fell asleep. But damn is Matthew McCaugnehy dreamy.
I really don't think too many people can disagree about Animal House, The Big Lebowski, Caddyshack, Dumb & Dumber, Clerks, etc. I have a few favorites, maybe not in my personal top 5, but definitely up there, that I haven't seen mentioned yet that I think merit recognition...
-Bottle Rocket/Royal Tenenbaums/Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Someone did mention Rushmore, but these are Wes Anderson's other films (didn't inlcude Darjeeling Limited since I thought that one was a drama more so than the others). These movies definitely aren't for everyone, seems like everyone either loves or hates them. I just happen to fall in the love category.
-Wet Hot American Summer: A movie that went largely unnoticed, but was directed by David Wain, who recently brought us another pretty good comedy in Role Models. A lot of obsurd laughs in this one and, for my money, I don't think it gets better than when Paul Rudd throws the little kid out of his van after his swimming buddy drowned.
-Step Brothers: I'm not one of those guys that loves everything Will Ferrell does, but I thought it was definitely his funniest film yet, edging out Talledega Nights.
-Dazed & Confused: Quite simply my favorite movie of all time. I just love everything about it.
-Slap Shot: I can't believe this one hasn't been mentioned. By far the funniest team sport movie of all time, with Major League coming in as a distant second. The scene with the bloodied Hansen brother screaming at the ref during the Star Spangled Banner gets me every time.
Anyone ever see Miami Blues with Alec Baldwin? Great and hilarious movie.