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The Lemming - on 05 Aug 2012
Quite a tricky one seeing as comedy can span all the genre of the movie industry but what would you put in your top two films?

For me Blazing Saddles has to be up there in my top two.
Andy Mountains - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Personally:

Withnail & I
Shaun of the Dead
Mooncat - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

The Jerk.
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Life of Brian

"Her name is incontinenta..."
bouldery bits - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Blazing saddles
Blues brothers
Life of Brian

in that order.
Tim Chappell - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Finest, or funniest? I get a lot more out of rewatching Four Weddings... or Hannah and Her Sisters than I do out of rewatching Airplane, but there's no question which makes me laugh more.
gunbo - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Need to be mousehunt with lee Evans and the original home alone film both had me in tears from laughing so much
Hairy Pete on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Has to be Spinal Tap.
Frogger - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Maybe not the funniest film, but my favourite funny film has to be Trading Places. Quality!
Yrmenlaf on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Y.
Simon Caldwell - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Life or Brian
Delicatessen (if that counts as a comedy)
Otherwise, Some Like It Hot. Or maybe Duck Soup.
liz j on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Vacation
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
In reply to The Lemming: Philadelphia







(points if you can spot why)
Sam Beaton on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Play It Again Sam ("you were out of bourbon so I just got you a straight water")

or

The Man With Two Brains ("get that cat outta here!")
birdie num num - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Weekend at Bernies was a good laugh
Dominion - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:


The Life of Brian
Sleeper

stonemaster - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Carry on Cleo... "Infamy, infamy...etc" takes some beating....:)
The Pylon King on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
Dom Whillans on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Anchorman
John_Hat - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Blues Brothers
Life of Brian
Shaun of the Dead

No particular order though. I'm aware that's three rather than two.

Blazing Saddles? Erm, it was funny, but not *that* funny.
Alex Slipchuk on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: braindead. "time for some divine intervention, i kick ass for the lord" spoken by the soon to be zombiefžed vicar. Only watched it once, fell of seat laughing. Skiving whilst working night shift in 5 star hotel.
zukator - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Another for Duck Soup!
Pyreneenemec - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to Frogger:
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> Maybe not the funniest film, but my favourite funny film has to be Trading Places. Quality!

Got to agree with that one !

Pyreneenemec - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

My own choice would go to 'Le Diner de Cons'.

OK, to really appreciate it, you have to understand french, but it kills me everytime I see it !
Pyreneenemec - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:
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> Personally:
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> Withnail & I
> Shaun of the Dead


I always think of 'Shaun of the Dead' as a film for/by autists.
Tom V - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to Yrmenlaf:

Great choice.
Unfortunately it would have to take second place to "The Producers ", with all its concomitant vulgarity. :)
winhill - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Clockwise is under rated IMHO.
paul-1970 - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Annie Hall is my favourite comedy film of all time. Watching Woody Allen trying to kill the spider in the bath is both wonderful slapstick and very well-observed comedy.

Not strictly a comedy, but I can't watch Gregory's Girl without tears rolling down my face. So many small lines that are pure comedy gold:
"What about Alan, do you think he's still a virgin?"
"No, he's been in the school orchestra for over a year now..."

Enty - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Animal House

E
Tim Chappell - on 06 Aug 2012
I've never understood why people find Withnail and I funny. I tried watching it and it left me stone cold. I went out to make a cup of coffee, came back and looked at it, asked myself "Can I be bothered with this?", and answered "nope".

If there's anything funny about watching whiny pretentious Londoners trapped in a remote countryside that they don't understand, you've probably already seen it if you live near St Andrews :-)
wilkie14c - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
WOW 30 posts and no takers for Austin Powers or National Lampoons
Pyreneenemec - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to blanchie14c:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
> WOW 30 posts and no takers for Austin Powers or National Lampoons

I guess most UKC users are adults :-;

mkean - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Top Secret.
Monty Pythons Quest for the Holy Grail

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid would probably be the film that made me laugh the most recently :-)
yogi2749 - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Anchorman is pretty good, But have none of you seen Ted yet?

Funniest film I'v seen and ages!

Oh and Goon.

Yogi
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to yogi2749: Don't know about funniest, but these are some of my favourites

Old School
The Imbetweeners movie
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Wedding Crashers
American pie (mainly for Stiffler)
Road Trip
Dumb and Dumber
Jaberwocky
Spinal Tap
Alex Slipchuk on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to paul-1970: I'm in that film. Mind you i was just a sprog
Padraig on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

The Odd Couple (Lemmon & Matthau @ their best!)
crustypunkuk - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to yogi2749:
Agree, Ted was pretty good.
Team America World Police is the one that makes me cry with laughter every time.
Also, most of the Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder films.
Pursued by a bear - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Two of my top five films are the Life Of Brian and Carry On Up The Khyber; so you can have those.

My other half might nominate Some Like It Hot if asked; I may do just that later on.

T.
paul-1970 - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Big Man:
> (In reply to paul-1970) I'm in that film. Mind you i was just a sprog

You weren't the penguin, were you?

graeme jackson - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to blanchie14c:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
> WOW 30 posts and no takers for Austin Powers or National Lampoons

Enty 9.39 - two posts above yours :-)

wilkie14c - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to graeme jackson:
Ah. I'm forgetting how to use UKC as I've not been on much of late. Nowt wrong, just too busy with other stuff at the mo <none of it climbing though!> :-)
LastBoyScout on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:
> Carry On Up The Khyber

Definitely one of my favourites - the dinner scene at the end with the battle raging outside is priceless.

Struggling to think what else I'd choose - so many brilliant films to pick from...
ajsteele - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Black Dynamite is my favourite, you can't beat the line "you diabolical d*ck shrinking motherf*cker"

Other than that Monty Pythons Holy Grail is hugely funny.
Clarence - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

It's a struggle to get it down to two but I would guess my favourites are Hot Fuzz and Slapshot with Withnail just outside the medals for the moment (seen it too many times just lately).
Flinticus - on 06 Aug 2012
There's some real duds mentioned above. Four Weddings... Blues Brothers! Watching either would place me on the inner circle of Hell.

My fav would be Galaxy Quest.

Honourable mentions to Spinal Tap, Withnail & I, Zoolander & Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Alex Slipchuk on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to paul-1970: na, i was Gregory girl's tampon.
SteveSBlake - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I never fail to enjoy 'Young Frankenstein'

So that's my top, second hmmm, That's much harder......

On reflection, Some Like it Hot

Steve
SGD - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I agree with Blazing Saddles - a classic, but I think 'The Party' is comedy genius.
mkean - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
One night in Paris?
wilkie14c - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to paul-1970:
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> You weren't the penguin, were you?

Second floor, room 7
jonathan shepherd - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Another vote for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Tim Chappell - on 06 Aug 2012
Ferris Bueller's a brilliant film.

"Gee, Mr Rooney, for a moment there you looked like Dirty Harry!"
rustaldo - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: dumb and dumber
PeterM - on 06 Aug 2012


Bad Taste
Dogma
Austin Powers ... particularly Fat Bastard
The Big Lebowski
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.... Bill Murray's just brilliant
Tim Chappell - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to Tim Chappell:

And I love the Charlie Sheen as young-spaced-out-punk cameo. Every time Ferris's sister tells him to "shove his thumb up his ass" or whatever you can see him seriously considering it :-0
Kimono - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
definitely Lebowski and the great Planes, Trains and Automobiles
balmybaldwin - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

In Bruges had me laughing at things I know I shouldn't
victorclimber - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: blazing saddles or young frankeistein ..
The Lemming - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Lets not forget "A fish called Wanda"
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Aztec Bar - on 06 Aug 2012
In reply to jonathan shepherd:
> (In reply to The Lemming) Another vote for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

another vote for Dirty Rotten Scounderals.
bullybones - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Love and Death
Lebowski

Hon mention: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, for the all-time funniest moment (coffee making for Burt Lancaster's hangover).
Wonko The Sane - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Life of Brian
Withnail and I
Local Hero
The one with the tramp steamer 'The Maggie' (B&W film) where they are delivering a rich American's bathroom to a remote Scottish island....... and the shennanigans which ensue
matt25 - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Dom Whillans:
Anchorman By Far!!

http://bondringo.com
Offwidth - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

My fave ten in no particular order:

Python's Life of Brian and Holy Grail, Catch 22, Mash, Dr Stangelove, Blues Brothers, Clerks, Little Miss Sunshine, Some Like It Hot, Withnail.

Honourable mentions to: Dark Star, the best of the Gillian, Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Reiner and Brookes movies and the old black and white classics from late Ealing back to Chaplin.
Blue Straggler - on 08 Aug 2012
The Blues Brothers is at best a "fun" film, but barely any of it is laugh-out-loud funny, is it?

Those of you have nominated it - can tell you me why you think it is one of the funniest every film comedies?
Blue Straggler - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

MSTK3000: The Movie
The Lemming - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
> The Blues Brothers is at best a "fun" film, but barely any of it is laugh-out-loud funny, is it?
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> Those of you have nominated it - can tell you me why you think it is one of the funniest every film comedies?

Probably because we think it is a funny film.
ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I can watch Coming To America all the way through without cracking a smile, and then right at the end you get the barbershop '..and the waiter brought me my soup...' joke, and I piss myself every time.

ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
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> Probably because we think it is a funny film.

This is a very subjective thread....we're not going to get into a flame war because someone disagrees with another posters opinion are we?
The Lemming - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

Hope not because there are some interesting suggestions. Not much slapstick belly laughs though.
ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:
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> This is a very subjective thread....we're not going to get into a flame war because someone disagrees with another posters opinion are we?

I'd like to say that I find the majority of stuff by Mel Brooks to be about as funny as being forced to eat my own faeces, and I'm amazed that when I tell people this, they look at me as if I'd just wiped a fairly large portion of said material under their noses.

I think Dumb and Dumber and Stir Crazy are proper laugh out loud movies.
ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

(but I respect people who disagree with me...)
In reply to The Lemming: Me, Myself & Irene.
Blue Straggler - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
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> Probably because we think it is a funny film.

Which bits though? Seriously. I am interested to know which scenes in The Blues Brothers make people really LAUGH.
I mean, the thwacking of "Ruprecht's" legs in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a good example of a proper comedic scene you can laugh at. The Blues Brothers doesn't have anything like that, does it? At best, there's the Mother Superior smacking their hands. The "Rawhide" scene is FUN, but not that FUNNY. etc. etc.

And for the umpteenth time: Withnail and I is a tragedy, not a comedy!


gggggaaaaaaaghhhh

ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
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> And for the umpteenth time: Withnail and I is a tragedy, not a comedy!
> gggggaaaaaaaghhhh

Not sure of the distinction...The bit where he gets pulled over on the motorway makes me piss myself.


ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
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> Which bits though? Seriously. I am interested to know which scenes in
> And for the umpteenth time: Withnail and I is a tragedy, not a comedy!
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Wiki describes it as a black comedy


ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
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> And for the umpteenth time: Withnail and I is a tragedy, not a comedy!
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IMDB describes it as a comedy drama.

ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
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> And for the umpteenth time: Withnail and I is a tragedy, not a comedy!


"One of the funniest and most original British films in the second half of the 20th Century" (allmovie.com)

The Lemming - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I have to agree, its an awful film. :-(

Putting the films to one side, who is the best male or female comedic actor in a film?
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ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
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> I have to agree, its an awful film. :-(
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> Putting the films to one side, who is the best male or female comedic actor in a film?

Eh? Withnail and I? I love it!


Hooo - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Buster Keaton
jonathan shepherd - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I forgot all about Rita, Sue and Bob too, that was a classic.
Darren Jackson - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

"At some point or another, I want to stop and get hold of a child."
Blue Straggler - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:


Oh well, you have quotes and links. I guess I can't argue with that.
Sam Mayfield - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Hot fuzz

I made the kids watch it after living in Spain for 9 years then moving to Devon! Very true to life movie ;0)

Sam orange
ThunderCat - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
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> Oh well, you have quotes and links. I guess I can't argue with that.


You can argue by all means, or you could just not bother and post a sarcastic comment instead. Choice is yours.

Oh wait, your just plumped for the second option. :)

Blue Straggler - on 08 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat:

I've made my case for this one before. If you are interested, do a search on the forums. If you just want to trade barbs, try picking on someone else. I have better things to do than to argue about Withnail and I with a stranger on the Internet.
Tom V - on 09 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I don't care if it's on TV every other week - I still get creased by -

"These things go DOWN!"

" So here come two words for you - shut the f*ck up!"

" Is that moron number one? Put moron number two on."
Chris.Allott - on 09 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World...
I still can't watch this without cracking up..and I've seen it a "few" times..I even laugh when I read the Wiki entry!

- and Spinal Tap!
Al Evans on 09 Aug 2012
In reply to bouldery bits:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
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> Blazing saddles
> Blues brothers
> Life of Brian
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> in that order.

I think I agree with that selection!
Al Evans on 09 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
> The Blues Brothers is at best a "fun" film, but barely any of it is laugh-out-loud funny, is it?
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> Those of you have nominated it - can tell you me why you think it is one of the funniest every film comedies?

Because I can't think of a funnier film that I can watch over and over and still find funny?
almost sane - on 09 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Comedies which are the best movies would include Galaxy Quest and Gregory's Girl.

Comedy movies that still make me laugh even though I have seen them often: Carry on Up the Khyber (even the characters' names are awesome). Anything by Laurel and Hardy. Anything by the Marx Brothers.
Blue Straggler - on 09 Aug 2012
In reply to Al Evans:
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> Because I can't think of a funnier film that I can watch over and over and still find funny?

can you describe some scenes from the film that make you really laugh a lot please?

I have asked this above and nobody has yet come forward with one suggestion!
Rob Davies - on 10 Aug 2012
In reply to ThunderCat: I thought Withnail and I was a documentary.
ledifer on 14 Aug 2012
I may have missed it, but no ones said hot shots!





or hot shots part deux!
Minneconjou Sioux - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Brave.

Took the kids last Sunday and giggled most of the way through it.

Admittedly not the finest (which has to be Life of Brian) but worth a mention.

Another worthy contender is "The Tin Men" with Richard Dreyfus and Danny Devito.
aln - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominion:
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Woody Allan? If so that's one of my all time favourite films and it never seems to get much credit when people are talking about his work. The scene with the Orgasmatron has made me cry with laughter. Bananas from the same period is also excellent.

Skyfall - on 15 Aug 2012
Some Like it Hot
American Pie - ok I'm embarrassed but I love it (band camp anyone?)
Airplane
Ghostusters
Life of Brian
The Hangover
Four Weddings
Carry on Screaming
groundhog Day
Shaun of the Dead


I laugh very easily but I just don't get Withnail. There are one or two funny lines in it but it's one of the dullest films ever. I've tried to watch it and like it and failed, several times.
mkean - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Because it hasn't been mentioned enough, this is undeniably the finest film ever:

TOP SECRET

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dunc56 - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to winhill:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
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> Clockwise is under rated IMHO.

I'm with you on that one. Clever farce, which builds nicely. Some wonderful characters. "You know she was only ever interested in the sherry glasses."
The Lemming - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I quite like "Grumpy old men" too
Skyfall - on 15 Aug 2012
The worst 'comedy' I ever had the misfortune to see was the Three Amigos. We went to see it on someone's recommendation. That ended that friendship ...
MHutch - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to JonC:

Animal House +1

I was sent to review 'Dumb and Dumber' by my newspaper, was expecting, and half-hoping to hate it (can make review easier to write). Pissed myself laughing.
MonkeyPuzzle - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to JonC:

I'm glad someone mentioned Ghostbusters!

Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
Mayor: Is this true?
Peter Venkman: Yes it's true. This man has no dick.

Gets me every time.
MHutch - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:

The 'Rawhide' Scene playing the hick bar
The scary nun scene at the start with Belushi stuck in the desk
Various bits with the 'Illinois Nazis'

OK, not many, but there's a few amusing bits.

It's not a stunningly funny film IMO, but not utterly devoid of humour.

And W&I is a tragicomedy. And No Country for Old Men is not based on Charley Varrick.


ericoides - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

A Wedding
Fargo

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