OT: Good Comedies
would you like some sausage? Daddy would you like some saus-a-ges?
Where's your LeBaron, Freddy?
Is the funniest film I've ever seen, as well as one of the most inteligent. A Michael Bay film, with puppets and musical numbers? Random at a level only Trey and Matt can achieve. Hiring the cinematographer from Bay's films only made it sweeter.
And it's even better drunk.
And even more better stoned. My face hurt from laughing at the sex scene.
This, along with Superbad and Talladega Nights, are the funniest movies I haven't seen yet. One day...one day
Funniest movies you haven't seen?! How do you come to that conclusion about movies you haven't seen?
Blazing Saddles, Caddyshack, Airplane, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Should be 5. You only have 4. May I suggest adding History of the World: Part 1? Or Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Mel really does deserve a second title in there, unless you want to go really old school and pick and throw something from the Marx Brothers in or something.
typo (unintentionally). I F'd it up because I was going to have a "Trinity", and remembered my 4th. And just didn't think enough to put "Quartet". But going with your lifeline, I would agree about Mel, but would probably go with Young Frankenstein.
...nothing, and I mean nothing, that Mel Brooks has ever done equals the original "Producers." An absolute member of my Top Three comedies. Zero Mostel was hilarious from beginning to end. Gene Wilder was great. And the remarkable Dick Shawn, who died way too young, as Hitler.
"I'm wet! I'm wet! I'm hysterical and I'm wet! I'm in pain! And I'm wet! And I'm still hysterical!"
And probably would rank that higher...but he cheated, and did it twice. Because the musical's pretty damn funny too. Though you can never have too much Springtime for Hitler....
I totally forgot about The Producers. Good call, that's definitely in the Mel Brooks Top 2.
another non-mainstream Mel Brooks comedy "Start the Revolution Without Me". This also has Gene Wilder in it and he plays two twin brothers. I love everything by Mel Brooks, if you are just looking to laugh play one of his or a Monty Python flick!
I 2nd Trading Places. Eddie Murphy's best movie in my opinion.
a young, topless Jamie Lee Curtis.
Coming to America is a pretty dam good Eddie Murphy movie as well.
but everyones sense of humor is different..
Dumb and Dumber
those 4 stand above everything else ever 2 me
This is a good list.
Total stoner movies
I'm also a fan of a few of the kevin smith films, especially mallrats and the clerks series. Observe and Report was also pretty good, but it was incredibly dark.
In more obviouse choices, most of the apatow stuff is ok, although anchorman and walk hard stand out to me. If that isn't enough, you could always watch the first half or funny people.
Attacks by salmon on bears are much more rare.
Super Troopers....am I right?
Am I right?
Meow that is a good comedy.
For $20 I'll call the guy a chicken fucker.
License and Registration...CHICKEN FUCKER! BCCCKAAAAAAAAAA!
TASTES LIKE SNOZBERRIES!
The snozberries guy is married to Christina Hendricks...still can't figure that one out
2 traditional chocies:
Trading Places (My far and away #1...nothing else is even close)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
2 that no one else but me will probably pick, but whatever...
Death to Smoochy
Though it is, my first thought of it is never "funny", but -
(Many other Not Safe for Anything on the web...you get the idea).
Take it from an old @#$%er like me: Phoebe Cates in her prime was unbeatable.
Saved and Death to Smoochy are both tremendous.
Coming to America
Still gets me every time.
they have the Golden Arches... we have the Golden Arcs
The barber shop scenes are classic.
Super Troopers for sure and can never go wrong with Wedding Crashers.
...and the first half of Wedding Crashers. But man, does the latter movie take a hard left at "chick flick" about halfway through. Still good for some laughs, but doesn't make my group of classics.
To throw some up there that I haven't seen so far (I admittedly haven't scrolled through all of them):
The Jackass movies. They are ridiculous, but I can't stop laughing during them.
I found "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" to be absolutely hilarious, but it's not for everyone. Definitely have to pay really close attention to all the dialogue, especially since everyone has a really heavy accent.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Role Models is great.
Snatch might be more accessible and is at least as funny. I love both, of course, but I could watch Snatch every night and never get bored.
I agree with Snatch. Awesome movie. Another good one that is pretty recent is The Other Guys. Some might disagree but I couldn't stop laughing during this one.
Snatch is the movie that gets quoted around my work more than anything else. Its almost daily that I'm asked, "What do I want with a caravan with no f***ing wheels?" or I'll overhear somone in the parking lot saying, "Too tight? You could land a jumbo f***ing jet in there, Tyrone..."
The only other ones that come close for most quoted are Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and Full Metal Jacket. (the first half hour, until R. Lee Ermey dies, anyway)
First half of Full Metal Jacket can be funny in parts, but you can't call it a comedy. It's too dark and depressing and it's not meant to be a comedy.
Although it's a pretty accurate depiction of what Basic Training is like(even though the T.I.'s can't swear anymore).
Totally agree about The Other Guys...completely came out of left field and turned out amazing. Undercover Brother has that same quality, btw
Great point. It's definitely a little less of an acquired taste. Both fantastic.
Very Bad Things
Anchorman and The Hangover.
"No touching of the hair or face! And that's it!"
Am I the only person who didn't think Anchorman was funny? Friends will quote it and I'll laugh, but sitting down and watching it, it just wasn't funny.
I honestly couldn't stand [Anchorman] the first time I tried watching it. Somehow, after initial disappointment, it grew on me. It might be that the humor is a little different from typical comedies and therefore takes some adjusting.
My suggestion: Death at a Funeral (United Kingdom version)
yea i think so
I only watched half of it the first time. I had to watch the rest to know the lines people always quoted. There are some funny scenes but I wouldn't put it on an all-time list.
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
It's so good it's stupid, or maybe the other way around.
"Tell me, if you see, a Radioshack."
I pissed off five or six of my friends during high school by insisting we rent this movie and laughing hysterically throughout the entire thing. They did not enjoy it.
Piss me off.
Slap Shot 2?
(And I can't find on YouTube the classic "best golf movie ever made? worst golf movie ever made?" commercial...)
is a great movie but it can only be watched on a movie channel... when its on normal cable TV with all of the swearing edited out its just not the same...
Spies Like Us
And Black Dynamite is a must see
Planes Trains & Automobiles.
Half-Baked if you are gonna be fully baked.
Office space as well.
Not a movie, but you should have a marathon viewing session of the Trailer Park Boys DVDs (all seasons are available on Netflix now as well). I'm sure JimLahey will agree wholeheartedly with me on this one.
One of the funniest shows I've ever seen, hands down. Definitely inspired many of today's hit comedy shows such as It's Always Sunny (the intro seems like a direct ripoff of TPB).
As far as movies go, I've always got a special place in my heart for BASEketball.
Trailer Park Boys + Netflix Instant Watch = Instant ROFL
Yes! The best thing to come from Canada since.... Ever.
BASEketball is the worst movie ever made. Just seeing that title brings me back to it. I can't believe that I sat through it hoping there would be some redeeming moment. Scarred for life.
I'm going to give an honorable mention to "Date Night." Even with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey, I didn't have high hopes when I rented it, but the strip club scene had me rolling.
You railed off 4 that I was going to post. +1. Surprised The Jerk didn't get mentioned more considering Brian's post the other day. Hot Tub is underrated. "Is cox still there? Is dix still there?"
Throw in Superbad, Hangover, Big Lebowski and Something About Mary.
Most of these are 15+ years old haha
Can I get a vote for Fired Up for new movies?
They make great action, drama, et al. Movies now, great comedies are few and far between. Hangover might get there, Anchorman...but classics don't come along as often as in other genres. I remember when There's Something About Mary came out, and thinking something that funny hadn't come out in a long time.
Scarecrow. Seriously, it's so bad it's funny.
More that come to mind:
Not Another Teen Movie
Almost Heroes - if you like Chris Farley and don't mind Matthew Perry
SuperTroopers (already said but I still agree)
The others mentioned above are all pretty good choices as well though.
Not Another Teen Movie is awesome. It seems like it never gets its due.
anyone remember Dont be a Menace While drinking Ginn & Juice in the Park.. or something close to that..
Don't be a Menace to South Central while drinking your juice in the Hood. Great title, okay movie. The best Wayans movie has to be I'm gonna get you Sucka!
who enjoyed "Your Higness"...for when you need some low-brow stoner comedy with good cgi, but when you want something with more substance than Scary Movie 3/4.
Yellowbeard. Mel Brooks movie, Monty Python cast, David Bowie plays a shark.
Young Frankenstein not being mentioned until now? neg yourselves, people.
also, Blazing Saddles has to be the top one. you have to find an unedited version tho.
Harold & Kumar is a good one not mentioned.
Strange Brew is a cult classic, probably not in a traditional top 10.
Stir Crazy & The Woman in Red are good Gene Wilder flicks, i'd lean toward Stir Crazy b/c duh Richard Pryor.
The Toy is also classic Pryor.
Young Frankenstein was mentioned an hour ago.
eh, i skimmed the thread.
how about austin poweres & waynes world as a make up?
But I like your lists. Harold and Kumar underrated. Reminds me of an amalgam of my friends in college. Wayne's World 1 is a classic, if for no other reason Tia Carrere.
And Austin Powers 2, when he realized Dr. Evil and all the other characters were funnier than AP himself.
Take Off, ya hoser!
IMHO, Hot Rod and Zoolander are up there along with Dumb & Dumber, SuperTroopers, Wedding Crashers and some of those other classics.
Zoolander is great.
Oh also Get Him to the Greek and Malibus Most Wanted.
Stripes is a MUST on this list. Bill Murray at the top of his game.
Any movie watching comedy -fest also requires monty python.
Holy shit, that looks awesome. Is it out yet? Did it come out and I missed it? I must watch this movie. I will do some investigating. Danny McBride, playing a similar type of character to Kenny Powers, it seems. FTW.
Came out before East Bound and Down if I'm not mistaken. It is hilarious
The Princess Bride
National Lampoon (Chevy Chase versions)
Spies Like Us.
Srsly, you have to show that one. Just for the Bob hope scene.
Glad I'm not sick.
Dumb and Dumber of course!
Freddy Got Fingered
Another stoner movie would be Pineapple Express, besides that all of the other choices have been good.
Kingpin is a classic, hadn't seen it mentioned yet.
I also enjoyed zombieland.
Umm...oh yea, "theres something about mary" is a good one also, with a young Cameron Diaz in it.
Oh and duh, Pulp fiction.
life, step brothers, old school
The bowling flick with Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid.
Rat Race except for the last bit - and especially all the Jon Lovitz stuff.
Best In Show and anything really by Guest - even his commercials are funny.
Eddie Murphy in Nutty Professor part 1 - all roles.
Bernie Mac standup (OK not a movie).
Tattoogate: 5-star hilarity, hope it never ends.
EDIT: Doh! MichFaithful beats me to Kingpin by a nose!
But then who doesn't love singing vampire Muppets?
The Ref, with Dennis Leary and Kevin Spacey
The Blackadder series with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie
The Hangover is absolutely hysterical, IMO. Old School and Dodgeball are also very funny.
Dumb and Dumber, Airplane! and The Big Lebowski. Not mentioned about are Dr Strangelove and Duck Soup, two great black and white comedies that are hilarious, though probably not the best comedies to watch while high.
Maybe funniest movie I've seen though in the so bad it's funny: Plan 9 from Outer Space. Brilliant stuff there
The Naked Gun: Nice Beaver! Thanks, I just had it stuffed
Airplane!: Surely you must be joking. I'm not, and don't call me Shirley.
The Big Lebowski: Shut the f*** up, Donny.
Strange Brew: This movie was shot in 3B - three beers - and it looks good, eh?
Grosse Pointe Blank: I'm a professional killer. Do you have to do postgraduate work for that?
Roy: Hey, I hope you don't mind, I got up a little early, so I took the liberty of milking your cow for you. Yeah, it took a little while to get her warmed up, she sure is a stubborn one, whew.
[Takes a drink from the bucket]
Mr. Boorg: We don't have a cow. We have a bull.
Roy: I'm gonna brush my teeth
I haven't seen Beerfest in here anywhere.
Easily Hangover. It's one of the best comedies of the last decade. So is Team America,
Borat, Tropic Thunder, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Role Models, Elf, and Superbad are among my current favorite comedies. I also love Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, I Love You Man, Knocked Up, Beerfest, Harold & Kumar.
I'd like to second this.
I pretty much just think Paul Rudd is hillarious when he plays 'I dont give a shit' roles like this movie and Knocked Up. Don't like him as much in I Love You Man
bad santa, step brothers and grandma's boy
Just watched it recently for the first time in years. It is often overlooked but a great.
With Bobcat Goldwaith
"I'm freaking out man!"
"The snozz berries taste like snozz berries! "
make anyone's list?
Do the chickens have large talons?
The original, not the sequel. Why do sequels almost always suck? Star Trek II is one obvious exception.
This is Spinal Tap, and of course, Airplane.
When Stonehenge was in danger of getting crushed by a dwarf.....
Step Brothers. Totally underrated, insanely awesome.
Grumpy Old Men
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, History of the World Part 1....
Absolutely, and if there is "herb" offered at this party, the "chase scene" in the chariots (or - more particularly - the manner in which our heroes make their escape) will be particularly funny.
My best friends girl. Bad Santa. Royal tenenbaums. Waiting.
Blazing Saddles, Zoolander, and (of course) Airplane.
bottlerocket rushmore probably have a place on this list as well as the better Pink panther movies.
Caddyshack, Airplane!, Vacation, Stakeout, Something about Mary, A Fish Called Wanda, Stripes, Clerks.
All classic comedies. The pinnacle of comedy was in the late 1970's through 1990's.
For later comedies, you gotta go with Analyze This, Zoolander, Anchorman or Semi-Pro.
The Jerk is possibly the best movie you can get if you are stoned... It is classic, and you probably havent seen it in a while, or ever, but you will laugh, and laugh, and laugh.
I like The Other Guys too, was pretty good. The Hangover is great, but Ive seen it about 400 times.
Quite possibly the funniest movie I ever saw stoned, and a first time viewing, was Superbad. That shit had me crying. Thats also in The Hangover category, seen about 400 times.
Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison are great. Super Troopers and Beer Fest are awesome, made by the same people. Step Brothers is way under rated, as someone already said, but great to watch while stoned.
I guess if I had to pick one movie, while baked, it would have to be The Jerk.
I have that photo as a poster in my living room. Hell yes, great band and great movie.
Not one that really jumps out at you, but I never get sick of watching Groundhog Day. Classic Bill Murray.
I never get tired of Tommy Boy or Billy Madison. Chris Farley kills me!
You really cant go wrong with any of these suggestions. Mgobloggers seem to have some good taste in Movies. I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one yet though, or maybe I missed it, but if your going to get stoned and watch comedies you have to include Grandma's Boy. It is one of my favorite comedies of all time and goes perfectly with some nice buds.
Monty Python and the Life of Brian. A peasant named Brian is born in the manger next to Jesus Christ's, and is briefly mistaken for the Savior of Mankind. From this extraordinary opening scene, the movie lampoons Western culture, religion, and thought for 93 minutes of hilarity.
Always look on the bright side of life...
Just skimmed through and didn't see Chappelle. Some outstanding memories from the suggestions on here. Love me some Chappelle Show.
In 2000 the AFI came up with a list of 100 funniest American comedies. Here's the Top Ten:
1. Some Like It Hot
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. Annie Hall
5. Duck Soup
6. Blazing Saddles
8. It Happened One Night
9. The Graduate
that puts Some Like it Hot, Tootsie and The Graduate in their top 10 comedies. Dr. Strangelove? MASH? Sure it was a movie, but it wasn't much of a comedy AFAIC. Duck Soup is good stuff though.
I wouldn't disrespect those who felt otherwise.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!
- President Merkin Muffley
Major TJ 'King' Kong : Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies... I reckon you wouldn't even be human being if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.
The Big Lebowski OVER THE LINE!!!
Caddyshack, The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it
Ace Venture: Pet Detective, I came to Confess, I was the second gunman on the grassy knoll
Liar Liar, I've Had better
Also would agree with Super Troopers and Trading Places, and would also suggest the Hot Shots! movies, a hilarious documentary called American Movie, and all the Naked Guns, Machete is also ridiculous.
Gotta have The Big Lebowski, it's a classic, and there's reason to believe The Dude attended Michigan as he claims he is one of the authors of the Original Port Huron Statement (not the compromised second draft) and we all know SDS started in Ann Arbor, damn hippies.
I saw my pimp today.
for apparently being the first to mention Real Genius, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller AND Fletch in a thread with 150 replies. How could we all miss Fletch??
Aside from the fashion trend, some good things came out of the 80's.
Try the The In-laws, but for goodness sake the 1979 version with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. It isn't slappy like Airplane, so maybe it's not the number one choice for what you're setting up. But, I thought it deserved a mention.
BTW, how the hell is The Graduate a comedy? That movie deserves to be on a top-ten list, but not that one.
Accepted and while it's not a movie do yourself a favor and watch the Jim Gaffigan stand-up. It's hilarious and at least one is available streaming from Netflix
Grandmas Boy- hilarious Kung Pow- So stupid that it is great. The Other Guys was funny as hell too. Coming to America, Caddyshack, Naked Gun, Airplane, Black Dynamite, Team America, Step Brothers, Beerfest and Super Troopers. just to name a few.
Some Tv Shows- South Park That's my Bush- made by the South Park guys. I thought it was hilarious as it's a send up to all cheesy sitcoms, and also rips on George Bush in the nicest way possible. Spaced is another good one. It is a british comedy from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Hilarious and Warped.
Beverly Hills Cop.
(And Cannonball Run II, for the cleavage if nothing else.)
Anything with Will Ferrel.
I would have to go with Orgazmo and Team America. I also love both of the Fletch movies and any of the Chevy Chase National Lampoon's Vacation movies.
Walter and the Dude Lebowski........the coens dark comedies are paramount.
lest we forget a serious man and burn after reading. Fargo perhaps
Is this anyone elses favorite show? I can't get enough. got me cheesin from ear to ear.