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The Lemming - on 13 Oct 2012
I'm after some inspiration of what to watch over the winter. You can go as far back as you want.
estivoautumnal - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Top Secret.
Aztec Bar - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Going back a long way, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. Classic film if you haven't seen it.
bluebealach - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Any of the Ealing comedies......jeeze I'm getting old!!! :-(
Jon Stewart - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Not exactly "classic", but I found Nurse Betty very funny. It's dark, it's strange and it's probably not what you expect (unless you're already a fan of Neil LaBute).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171580/

skarabrae - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to bluebealach:
> (In reply to The Lemming) Any of the Ealing comedies....


> I'll 2nd that, I never tire of watching them, absolute classics, every one!!

Mooncat - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

O Brother Where Art Thou
Dr Strangelove.

Neither are typical comedies but both are excellent films.
skarabrae - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Mooncat: o brother is a great film with a great soundtrack.
Phase - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: THE PLANK, stupid but funny
Bulls Crack - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Some like it hot
birdie num num - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
The Party. Peter Sellers.
jonathan shepherd - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: The Family Way has always been one of my favourites.
RockAngel on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: cant beat Monty Python and the Holy GraIL and Life of Brian!
Mooncat - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

How could I forget the Peter Sellers Pink Panther films?
stroppygob - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: The Marx Bros, (not all of them are classic.)
Rourke - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to stroppygob:

Really old style -School for Scoundrels (the Terry-Thomas original and not the awful remake)
Mal Grey - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Clerks, though its not exactly slapstick.

or Cliffhanger is starting on "Dave" just now...

graeme jackson - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to stroppygob:
> (In reply to The Lemming) The Marx Bros, (not all of them are classic.)

And in a a similar vein, Abbot and Costello movies were a staple of saturday afternoons for me. (plus Laurel and hardy).
mkean - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to estivoautumnal:
+1 TOP SECRET is a brilliant film.
Al Evans on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: The Blues Brothers.
gd303uk - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to mkean: Top secret, Crime wave, Into the night ,and let it ride, are good
But for old school classics all the Ealing films are brilliant, passport to pimlico, kind hearts, man in the white suite, etc.. Still brilliant.





aultguish on 14 Oct 2012
Whisky Galore :-)
Fraser on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/series/the-comedy-25

(Annie Hall's at #1 incidentally)
wilkie14c - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
brit flicks are the best!

Brassed off
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.
Chris Harris - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Used cars
Blue Straggler - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to gd303uk:

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
Daithi O Murchu - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

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. "
JamButty - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101700/

Delicatessen - Dig this one out - bit different from the norm!!
Daithi O Murchu - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to Daithi O Murchu:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
>
> 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

robandian - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Airplane, Sleeper, Blazing saddles
Daithi O Murchu - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to Daithi O Murchu:

Support your local sheriff
Tom V - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

The Producers (Zero)
Daithi O Murchu - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Were no angels,

the older one with Peter Ustinov & humphrey bogart in it
Blue Straggler - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to JamButty:

The Lemming doesn't do subtitled films (dyslexia)
Dom Whillans on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
in bruges
sir henry at rawlinson end
this is spinal tap
best in show
the big lebowski
the life aquatic with steve zissou
the royal tenenbaums
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

The Castle - Budget aussie comedy about a family who live right next to an international airport
Hat Dude on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to Game of Conkers:

another budget Aussie film from the 80s

"Malcolm"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091464/
Ava Adore - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to aultguish:
> Whisky Galore :-)

I was just desperately trying to remember the name of that film! Thanks!

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