What is the best comedy movie you ever saw?

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  1. Magic of tennis

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    Last night I was craving for some good laughing movies. I couldn't think of that much. Some people say Austin power series is funny but I didn't think it was that funny.
    My list goes:
    1 There is something about Mary.
    2 Election
    3 Role model
    4 Bad teacher
    5 bridesmaid
    What is your top 5 or 10 best comedy movies?
     
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    Sleeper
    Idiocracy
    Groundhog Day
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
    Good Morning, Vietnam
     
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  3. Agent Orynge

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    1. Blazing Saddles
    2. Blazing Saddles
    3. Blazing Saddles
    4. Blazing Saddles
    5. Blazing Saddles

    Hedley Lamarr: "You said [Blazing Saddles] twice."
    Bandit: "I like [Blazing Saddles]."
     
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    Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski & Oh Brother Where Art Thou


    Sherry in 'Logjammin': [on video] You must be here to fix the cable.
    Maude Lebowski: Lord. You can imagine where it goes from here.
    The Dude: He fixes the cable?
    Maude Lebowski: Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey
     
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    The Princess Bride
     
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    pulp fiction
     
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    Twilight....................
     
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    Anchorman, Animal House, Grandmas Boy, 40 yo Virgin, Idiocracy
     
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    So funny throughout, but my personal highlight is seeing Peter Bull struggling to keep a straight face at the end when Peter Sellers loses control of his limbs.
     
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    Johnny English 1, hands-down.
     
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    Get Him To The Greek (Only movie I've cried because I laughed so hard!)
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    Any Sacha Baron Cohen movie makes me laugh as well.

    Only ones I can think of off the top of my head!

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    Scary Movie 1 and 2.
     
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    1. Birdcage
    2. Deathtrap
    3. Dumb and dumber
     
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    That is a Love story not comedy. It was kind of similar to Casablanca
     
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    The latest Rambo. Especially when Stallone is being super serious and mumbles to the chick "When your pushed, killin's as easy as breathin"
     
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    Except those two are nothing alike...
     
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    'The Great global warming Swindlers' or was it called 'The Great global warming Swindle'
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    YES!!!!! Best comedy ever!
     
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    Let it go man.
     
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    I think the original Naked Gun would be tops on my list. Honorable mentions for Top Secret and Airplane.
     
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    It's between A Shot in the Dark, or The Pink Panther Strikes Again. Although it's not in the same league as those films, I found Ghost Town very funny, even though it was not generally well received.
     
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    No love for Hot Shots?
     
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    Hot shots was awesome!
     
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    HA HA HA HA HA HA
     
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    That is a good one too. Probably in my top 10.
     
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    Having been airborne myself, I especially loved the part in the second movie where the Native American jumps out of the airplane and shouts "Me!".
     
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    Groundhog Day is good.
     
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    Since I'm 57 and an old-timer:
    Love and Death (Woody Allen)
    Caddyshack
    Animal House
    Office Space
    Walk Hard (The Dewey Cox Story)
     
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    Young Frankenstein
    The Producers (the original one)
    Airplane
    Happy Gilmore
    Walk Hard
     
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    LOL. Great movie
     
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    To me, a classic comedy is one where you can still quote lines from the movie years later and it will still make you laugh. Holy Grail and Airplane definitely qualify. Just thinking about some of the lines from Holy Grail is making me chuckle as I type this.

    Caddyshack, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Office Space also qualify for me.
     
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    The Producers (the original)
    Some Like It Hot
    What's Up Doc?
    Bringing Up Baby
    This Is Spinal Tap
     
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    Animal House
    Blazing Saddles
    The Producers (original with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder)
    Young Frankenstein
    Arsenic and old Lace (awesome 1940's flick with Cary Grant at his best and cast of nuts)
    The Waterboy (Only Sandler flick I find funny)
     
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  43. Agent Orynge

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    Everything by Mel Brooks is pure genius. I still get a kick out of hearing the Blazing Saddles theme play at Disneyland, and I even have Cleavon Little singing as my ring tone. The Producers is probably my second favorite (Brooks film, that is), with Men in Tights a distant third - mostly because it's so quotable. I wonder if it's the inclusion of Gene Wilder that makes a difference. Have you seen The Frisco Kid? Also a classic film, and costarring Han to boot!

    One of my old 1SGs once asked me what my favorite comedy is, and when I told him Blazing Saddles, he replied "Well that figures." I'm not sure what he meant...
     
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  44. Breaker

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    Best in Show is up there with funniest movies I've ever seen.
     
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    +1. I didn't get most of the humor when it first came out and I was a young child. Every time thereafter I would understand a little more of the humor until one day I realized this movie was absolutely brilliant.
     
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    I was just going to add that one to the list.

    Best in Show
    Blazing Saddles
    Major League
    Along Came Polly
     
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
     
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    Actually, I think The Producers is the top Mel Brooks production for me because it had a dark serious element to contrast with the hilarity.

    I'm guessing your 1SG is referring to the sheer silliness of Mel Brooks humor. Let's face it, it's not the most introspective comedy (see Woody Allen).
     
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    Are you saying that racial humor and fart jokes aren't subtle?
     
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