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Posted on 12-31-06 06:06 PM Link | Quote
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Total Film Magazine's List of the 50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time
In 2000, readers of the British film magazine Total Film voted on the 50 greatest comedy films of all time. Here is that list:
1. Life of Brian
2. Airplane!
3. Withnail and I
4. There's Something About Mary
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
6. American Pie
7. Groundhog Day
8. Some Like It Hot
9. Blazing Saddles
10. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
11. This Is Spinal Tap
12. The Austin Powers series
13. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
14. The Blues Brothers
15. Dumb & Dumber
16. Clerks.
17. The Pink Panther
18. Pulp Fiction
19. National Lampoon's Animal House
20. The Big Lebowski
21. Grosse Pointe Blank
22. Stir Crazy
23. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
24. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
25. Kind Hearts and Coronets
26. Way Out West
27. Four Weddings and a Funeral
28. Young Frankenstein
29. Duck Soup
30. Sleeper
31. Happy Gilmore
32. Heathers
33. Trading Places
34. Evil Dead II
35. The Man with Two Brains
36. The Ladykillers
37. A Fish Called Wanda
38. The Princess Bride
39. The Naked Gun
41. Wayne's World
42. Annie Hall
43. The Wedding Singer
44. Ghostbusters
45. When Harry Met Sally...
46. National Lampoon's Vacation
47. Bringing up Baby
48. The Jerk
49. The Full Monty
50. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure


I've seen 31 of them, and heard of 43.
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Posted on 12-31-06 06:48 PM Link | Quote
Honestly... am I the only person in the world that didn't like Airplane?!
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Posted on 01-01-07 09:36 PM Link | Quote
While I can see why most of those would be there, I simply don't agree with the placement of some and the order in general.

Really it is all a matter of personal taste, but films like "There's Something About Mary," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," and "Bill and Ted" definitely wouldn't be anywhere on my top 50 list.

Then again it is a British list, and the Brits (and Australians and Europeans, in general) find all sorts of things funny that we don't. Hence Mr. Bean's popularity.


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Posted on 01-01-07 10:09 PM Link | Quote
a) Mr. Bean is hilarious

b) Bill and Ted would be so much higher on my list. That movie fucking owns.
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Posted on 01-01-07 10:10 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Wikipedia
1. Life of Brian
Own.

I don't agree with American Pies standing. I thought that movie was just "okay".

Addition: About Mr. Bean, I love him. I watch his shows and it doesn't really bring a bucket full of laughter, but it makes me happy. My grandma has tapes of the show, and I used to watch them all the time as a young lad. It brings back good memories, yo.


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Posted on 01-01-07 10:32 PM Link | Quote
I've never seen Life of Brian. T_T

I'm glad that South Park is on there! ^______^ YAAAAAY!
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Posted on 01-01-07 10:41 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by DragonXander
a) Mr. Bean is hilarious

b) Bill and Ted would be so much higher on my list. That movie fucking owns.


Rowan Atkinson is funny, but I don't care for the Mr. Bean character. I don't know what it is, and I'm glad it evokes happy memories for you, TP, but it's just not me. Naked Gun either.

Bill and Ted, while also amusing, aren't the greatest for me either. They're sort of like Napoleon Dynamite humor, pre-Napoleon Dynamite, in that they're all about righteousness and not swearing so much. Bogus Journey was pretty campy, though.

To add to my earlier post, Dumb & Dumber before Clerks., Dr. Strangelove, Pulp Fiction, Big Lebowski, Princess Bride, Heathers, and Evil Dead II? I think not.

Furthermore, the list is interestingly lacking in Robin Williams. While I'm not really a fan, he did put out quite a bit of great things.

I'd add to the list:
Tootsie
Galaxy Quest
As Good As It Gets
Waiting for Guffman (or in place of that A Mighty Wind)
Krippendorf's Tribe
Kentucky Fried Movie
Orgazmo (or even Team America)

The list could go on.

Sorry, I'm just picky when it comes to entertainment sometimes.

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Posted on 01-02-07 12:49 AM Link | Quote
You have to remember that this list came out 7 years ago. Some of those movies weren't out yet.
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Posted on 01-02-07 12:50 AM Link | Quote
I do not see Spaceballs on this list.
It is clearly made of poor judgement and fail.
D:
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Posted on 01-02-07 12:55 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by DragonXander
You have to remember that this list came out 7 years ago. Some of those movies weren't out yet.

Aside from side references to A Mighty Wind and Team America, all those on the list came before 2000.

EDIT: Here's the American Film Institute's idea of the 100 greatest. Also put out in 2000. What kind of gets me about this list is that although I love many of these movies, I wouldn't really consider them comedies (Harold and Maude, for instance):

1. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
2. TOOTSIE (1982)
3. DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)
4. ANNIE HALL (1977)
5. DUCK SOUP (1933)
6. BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
7. M*A*S*H (1970)
8. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
9. THE GRADUATE (1967)
10. AIRPLANE! (1980)
11. THE PRODUCERS (1968)
12. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)
13. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)
14. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
15. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
16. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
17. THE ODD COUPLE (1968)
18. THE GENERAL (1927)
19. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)
20. THE APARTMENT (1960)
21. A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
22. ADAM'S RIB (1949)
23. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
24. BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
25. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
26. BEING THERE (1979)
27. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
28. GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
29. THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)
30. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944)
31. RAISING ARIZONA (1987)
32. THE THIN MAN (1934)
33. MODERN TIMES (1936)
34. GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)
35. HARVEY (1950)
36. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
37. THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)
38. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
39. SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941)
40. IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963)
41. MOONSTRUCK (1987)
42. BIG (1988)
43. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
44. MY MAN GODFREY (1936)
45. HAROLD AND MAUDE (1972)
46. MANHATTAN (1979)
47. SHAMPOO (1975)
48. A SHOT IN THE DARK (1964)
49. TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)
50. CAT BALLOU (1965)
51. THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955)
52. NINOTCHKA (1939)
53. ARTHUR (1981)
54. THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (1944)
55. THE LADY EVE (1941)
56. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
57. DINER (1982)
58. IT'S A GIFT (1934)
59. A DAY AT THE RACES (1937)
60. TOPPER (1937)
61. WHAT'S UP, DOC? (1972)
62. SHERLOCK, JR. (1924)
63. BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)
64. BROADCAST NEWS (1987)
65. HORSE FEATHERS (1932)
66. TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (1969)
67. MRS. DOUBTFIRE (1993)
68. THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937)
69. BANANAS (1971)
70. MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936)
71. CADDYSHACK (1980)
72. MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948)
73. MONKEY BUSINESS (1931)
74. 9 TO 5 (1980)
75. SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933)
76. VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982)
77. THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942)
78. ROAD TO MOROCCO (1942)
79. THE FRESHMAN (1925)
80. SLEEPER (1973)
81. THE NAVIGATOR (1924)
82. PRIVATE BENJAMIN (1980)
83. FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950)
84. LOST IN AMERICA (1985)
85. DINNER AT EIGHT (1933)
86. CITY SLICKERS (1991)
87. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
88. BEETLEJUICE (1988)
89. THE JERK (1979)
90. WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942)
91. THE HEARTBREAK KID (1972)
92. BALL OF FIRE (1941)
93. FARGO (1996)
94. AUNTIE MAME (1958)
95. SILVER STREAK (1976)
96. SONS OF THE DESERT (1933)
97. BULL DURHAM (1988)
98. THE COURT JESTER (1956)
99. THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)
100. GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (1987)


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Posted on 01-04-07 01:40 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by DragonShaddow
Honestly... am I the only person in the world that didn't like Airplane?!


Go to hell...

There are quite a few films in that list I have never heard of, and all the ones I HAVE heard of are ones I've also seen. :-P

Although surely Ghostbusters and Dumb and Dumber should've been higher up...
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Posted on 01-04-07 05:48 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue's List
3. DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)


YAY!! ^____^
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Posted on 01-04-07 08:41 PM Link | Quote
I've heard of and/or seen every movie up there except for Life of Brian. Some of those movies I expected to be up there, like Monty Python, Pulp Fiction, Airplane!, and Naked Gun. All of them very good movies. Now all you need to do is find a more recent list.
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Posted on 01-11-07 12:45 PM Link | Quote
Grosse point blank made it!!! wooooo!!!! (favorite movie favorite actor ect)



Ghostbusters should be up there though
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Posted on 01-25-07 06:49 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by venomouslobster
Grosse point blank made it!!! wooooo!!!! (favorite movie favorite actor ect)




Finally I have met another person who like John Cusack. If you are a girl please marry me. If you are a dude, yeah i could probably be gay for you so same for that as well.
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Posted on 01-25-07 09:06 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Malons Knight
Finally I have met another person who like John Cusack. If you are a girl please marry me. If you are a dude, yeah i could probably be gay for you so same for that as well.


You're having a hard time finding someone who likes John Cusack? I was not aware that was a problem.
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