OT: Good Comedies

Submitted by rastafari on April 21st, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I just finished rewatching the movie "What About Bob?'. I forgot how good of a comedy that was.

I need more suggestions for comedies. Good ones. I want to roll out of my Lazy Boy and wretch my stomach muscles.

We are entertaining a group of about 12 and have headlined the party as "A night of Comedy". We have loaded the bongs and prepared REALLY good food.


We need IDEAS for good DVD Comedy and we need this from the likes of MgoBlog. So, please rummage thru your wonderful brains and come up with a comedy or 2.


Thank you for your consideration. Blessings!




April 21st, 2011 at 6:36 PM ^

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.

Mr. Robot

April 21st, 2011 at 6:42 PM ^

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.


April 21st, 2011 at 6:51 PM ^

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.  

Robbie Moore

April 21st, 2011 at 7:07 PM ^

...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!"


April 21st, 2011 at 7:19 PM ^

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.

three red spiders

April 21st, 2011 at 6:45 PM ^

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


April 21st, 2011 at 10:10 PM ^

...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):

Slap Shot
Animal House
Dr. Strangelove
Major League


April 21st, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

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.