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Helen Thomas
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1: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2: Pirates of The Carribean
3: Miss Congeniality

I'm sure there are others like Zoolander that ought to be placed somewhere on the list...
Dr Strangelove - Monty Pythonesque How I stopped worrying and learned to love the Bomb..

What's your funniest movie list ?
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sunitha reghu
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4.gold rush
5.Its a mad mad mad world
6.Theres something about Mary
7.Gods must be crazy
8.My big fat geek wedding
Sania Marsh
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Meet the parents
Dumb and Dumber
oh, yeah...Shrek

I like the Gods are crazy, or Gods must be Crazy... I watched it in Russian
And I like the song from There is something about Mary
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Eric Fletcher
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I'll agree with most of those and add these:

Airplane 1 and 2
Blazing Saddles


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Richard Quist
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Can't say I ever got "Something About Mary" ... probably one of the very few who didn't finish it...

Monty Python is almost always good...

Then there's "Weekend at Bernies", if you're looking for mindless entertainment.


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Office Space


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my top five not necessarily in order:

Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Dumb and Dumber
Dr. Strangelove
Young Frankenstein
Office Space


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Blues Brothers
Caddy Shack
This is Spinal Tap
Young Frankenstein
Raising Arizona
Murder by Death
Duck Soup

Wife likes (in addition to those above)
Arthur
My Favorite Year
Pink Panther Strikes Again


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Nick George
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If we're going to talk Monty Python, Life of Brian is where it's at.


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Young Frankenstein
The Princess Bride
Office Space
Joyce Lee
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It's an old movie: Money Pit starring Tom Hank. I like the movie "Miss Congeniality" too. Anyone watched the classic sitcoms "I love lucy" and "Bewitched"?
Alan Wanwierd
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Originally posted by Nick George:
If we're going to talk Monty Python, Life of Brian is where it's at.


Gotta agree here - everyone always puts "Holy Grail" up there in their list of favourites when "Brian" is a far superior film (my favourite movie of all time!)
Damien Howard
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the bird cage with Robin Williams
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You guys make all good picks.

Holy Grail
Caddyshack
Brain Donors
All of the Zucker Brothers films, Brain Donors was done by one of them.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Happy Gilmore.

I could go on and on.

Funniest line in a comedy...

Three way tie

"And I was just finished my tunnel" - Top Secret

"Deep in the heart of Texas" sung in Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

From Brain Donors
"Spell Cat",
"K-A-T",
"You need to go back to school."
"I hated Teaching."

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Jeroen Wenting
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Life of Brian is hillarious, but so is the Holy Grail.
So hard to choose between them...

Another fav is Spaceballs, but probably mainly to SciFi afficionados who recognise all the elements of other movies it's making fun of.


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Malhar Barai
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can we forget the "Crazy Boys.." series...

thats my ratings...

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The gods must be crazy. Forgot that one.


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Helen Thomas
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A Fish like Wanda, hilarious in every sense.
Jason Menard
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Recent favorite comedies (some classics have already been mentioned)...

Team America: World Police
Eurotrip
Svend Rost
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I see alot of good/funny movies, I'd like to append
"Finding Nemo" to the list.

I just saw "White Chicks" a few weeks ago - it can
defendly be recommended. Very funny.

/Svend Rost
peter wooster
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:
It's an old movie: Money Pit starring Tom Hank. ...


A very funny movie, but not half as funny as the movie its a remake of "Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream Home". Someone else mentioned "The Bird Cage", again not half as funny as "le Cage au Folles" which its a remake of.

For other really old, really funny movies, try anything directed by Preston Sturges, especially "The Miracle of Morgans Creek" or "The Palm Beach Story".
[ October 25, 2004: Message edited by: peter wooster ]
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:
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so true.. I just couldnt help bursting out laughing when the girl goes 'It's a BOMB' ....for godsakes...

For a bit of workplace fun, check out Memorable quotes from Monty Python and The Holy Grail

oh, and I thought There's Something About Mary was really funny, but it may have something to do with being in company of really good friends and the amount of beer we had consumed.


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Ashok Mash
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Shrek
IceAge
Shrek
Shrek
Shrek
IceAge


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Steve Wink
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xXx - I think they spent all the script money at a tatoo parlour. I don't know if it was meant to be funny, but it was the first film to blatently just throw in extreme sports stunts for the sake of it ( like when Vin Diesel jumped over a wall on a motorbike, did a superman move and then shot all the baddies ). It might not be so funny if I watch it again after films like Charlies Angels 2.
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Noone finds "Scary Movie" and "American Pie" funny?
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sunitha reghu
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Hoo I forgot American pie.

Then Daddy Day care and Mrs DoubtFire
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Big Trouble in Little China
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Reanimator
Better Off Dead
Arthur (overexposed but funny)

Someone did say Caddyshack, right?

Zoolander - underrated, I agree.


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Steve Wink
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Originally posted by Rita Moore:
Noone finds "Scary Movie" and "American Pie" funny?

[ October 26, 2004: Message edited by: Rita Moore ]


The originals of both were fairly good, but their sequels got exponentially worse with each release until they contain nothing humerous at all.
Ben Wood
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I agree, Zoolander was far funnier than I expected. Mugatu is just priceless

I do think Spinal Tap has to be one of the funniest of all time. I also like Withnail and I.


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That Sinking Feeling ... (by the same director who made Local Hero and Gregory's Girl) but unless you are Scottish, chances are you wouldn't find it funny.
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro - One of the best Indian comedy movies of all times. If you can find a sub-titled version at your BlockBuster, go for it.
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Dr. Strangelove?


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Sania Marsh
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Recent favorite comedies (some classics have already been mentioned)...

Team America: World Police
Eurotrip


Is it? The ads for it look so stupid
Helen Thomas
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I guess you'd have to like Thunderbirds to relate to TA.
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is hilarious

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Very Bad Things (very dark humor)
The Big Lebowski
Ratrace
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I Spy
Monsters Inc
Office Space


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Earth Girls Are Easy
Mask, The
Bruce Almighty


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Gods must be crazy II (The Kalahari? desert bush-man thing).
Father of the Bride I, II.
Home Alone series. (Thanks to MarcP).

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