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 10:16 PM ^

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)


April 22nd, 2011 at 1:50 PM ^

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.
<br>Although it's a pretty accurate depiction of what Basic Training is like(even though the T.I.'s can't swear anymore).


April 21st, 2011 at 9:03 PM ^

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)

Bird of War

April 21st, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

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.


April 21st, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

some others...

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.




April 21st, 2011 at 7:30 PM ^

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.

Michigan Arrogance

April 21st, 2011 at 7:47 PM ^

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.


April 22nd, 2011 at 2:52 PM ^

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.