/ Classic comedy films
Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Going back a long way, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. Classic film if you haven't seen it.
O Brother Where Art Thou
Neither are typical comedies but both are excellent films.
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The Party. Peter Sellers.
How could I forget the Peter Sellers Pink Panther films?
Really old style -School for Scoundrels (the Terry-Thomas original and not the awful remake)
Clerks, though its not exactly slapstick.
or Cliffhanger is starting on "Dave" just now...
And in a a similar vein, Abbot and Costello movies were a staple of saturday afternoons for me. (plus Laurel and hardy).
+1 TOP SECRET is a brilliant film.
But for old school classics all the Ealing films are brilliant, passport to pimlico, kind hearts, man in the white suite, etc.. Still brilliant.
(Annie Hall's at #1 incidentally)
brit flicks are the best!
East is East
Rita, Sue and Bob too
Lock, stock and 2 smoking...
Snatch <do ya wanna buy a dag?>
Although not a comedy i really enjoyed Among Giants <Pete Postlethwaite> about a painting gang painting pylons. They are climbers and some Peak Grit action in the film too.
Good calls (remind me what Let it Ride is though, not sure that I know it)
I used to be addicted to watching Let it Ride.
I think there are an awful lot of dull moments within the Ealing classics, and some forgotten ones which can put the lie to "any Ealing comedy is great", but your examples are grand (though The Man in the White Suit is as much downbeat conspiracy as it is comedy)
I think The Lemming would do well to watch Condorman and Mystery Science Theatre 3000: THe Movie
Airplane cant be left of the list , low brow gags so thick and fast you cant resist
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. "
> Airplane cant be left of the list , low brow gags so thick and fast you cant resist
> "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. "
Blazing saddles for many of the same reasons but in typing that i think also of Young Frankenstien or is that Frankenstein?.
who mentioned Annie Hall? for Woody Allen id go for Take the money and Run or maybe Love and Death
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The Producers (Zero)
Were no angels,
the older one with Peter Ustinov & humphrey bogart in it
The Lemming doesn't do subtitled films (dyslexia)
sir henry at rawlinson end
this is spinal tap
best in show
the big lebowski
the life aquatic with steve zissou
the royal tenenbaums
The Castle - Budget aussie comedy about a family who live right next to an international airport
I was just desperately trying to remember the name of that film! Thanks!
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