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Movie comedies - 5 favorites

Postby Catmando » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:48 am

After seeing one of these movies again on the weekend, I just had to do this thread. :rofl:

Name your 5 favorite movie comedies.

1 - 40 Year Old Virgin
2 - Nacho Libre
3 - Little Miss Sunshine
4 - Anchorman
5 - Wedding Crashers

I'm really looking forward to seeing the new movie, "Knocked Up". Has anyone seen it?
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:53 am

1 - My Cousin Vinny
2 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3 - Duck Soup
4 - Home Alone
5 - Pink Panther

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Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:03 am

1. Sixteen Candles
2. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
3. Caddyshack.
4. Stripes
5. Monty Python And The Holy Grail.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:06 am

Shapley,

Darn... forgot about Caddyshack... that is a GREAT movie!

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Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:19 am

Now, match the famous lines to their movie:

1. "It's like going to Wisconsin." "Oh, Yeah. Well I got my a** kicked in Wisconsin."

2. "Nobody says that about you, as far as you know."

3. "Oh! Sexy American girlfriend!"

4. "It's only a model."

5. "Where's the happy little tire swing?"

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Postby jamiebk » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:06 am

1. A Fish Called Wanda
2. There's Something About Mary
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. Young Frankenstein
5. Caddyshack

Bonus pick: Dumb and Dumber
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Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:25 am

Jamie,

I would have included Dr. Strangelove in the mix, but with a limit of five, it was a hard choice.

Mel Brooks films: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The End, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, et.al. are always good choices, but I suffered 'Brooks burnout' a while back, with movies like History of the World, Part I. I also enjoy Blake Edwards films: The Pink Panther series, S.O.B.; Skin Deep, What Did You Do During The War, Daddy?, etc. are always good fun, as well.

I was going to include Secondhand Lions, but I wasn't sure if it was classified as a comedy or a drama. Whichever the case, it is a great movie.

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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:48 am

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Moonstruck
Men in Black
Oh, God!
The Muppets Take Manhattan

They're not numbered because the content and ranking of my lists change with the tides, the phases of the moon, and the weather. It's a girl thing.
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Re: Movie comedies - 5 favorites

Postby Catmando » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:03 am

Catmando wrote:After seeing one of these movies again on the weekend, I just had to do this thread. :rofl:

Name your 5 favorite movie comedies.

1 - 40 Year Old Virgin
2 - Nacho Libre
3 - Little Miss Sunshine
4 - Anchorman
5 - Wedding Crashers

I'm really looking forward to seeing the new movie, "Knocked Up". Has anyone seen it?


Bonus pick: Favorite multiple sequeled Comedy Movie - Austin Powers Trilogy :mrgreen:

My Top 5 picks are all more recent comedies.

If I were to pick some older classics, these would be mine: (in no particular order:

Dr. Strangelove
Caddyshack
Police Academy
Vacation
There's Something About Mary
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Postby piqaboo » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:48 am

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Smokey and the Bandit
Trilogy is still my name.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:36 pm

I really should have found room for Big Fish in my list. Like Secondhand Lions, however, I'm not sure that it would be defined simply as a comedy. It's much deeper than that, IMHO, probably on a par with Forrest Gump.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:39 pm

Piq,

Trilogy is still my name.


Are you talking about Trinity is still my name, the Sergio Leone classic? His films Boot Hill, My Name Is Trinity, and [/i]Trinity Is Still My Name are all classics, but I think My Name Is Nobody[/i] is the best of the Terrance Hill/Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western Comedies.

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Postby barfle » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:47 pm

Harvey
The Naked Gun
A Fish Called Wanda
This is Spinal Tap
The Jerk

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Postby piqaboo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:52 pm

Shapley wrote:Piq,

Trilogy is still my name.


Are you talking about Trinity is still my name, the Sergio Leone classic? His films Boot Hill, My Name Is Trinity, and [/i]Trinity Is Still My Name[/i] are all classics, but I think [/i]My Name Is Nobody[/i] is the best of the Terrance Hill/Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns Comedies.

V/R
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oh yeah - trinity - thats it. :oops: thanks.
I was just in a meeting using variants on quad and tetra. My brain obviously wasnt done with the game.
The one I cited waz the only one whos name I could kinda remember.
Gotta rent thos again one day.
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Postby Shapley » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:01 pm

Piq,

They are all available on DVD, but the quality of Boot Hill is really bad, to the point of being almost unwatchable. Pity, too, it's a really funny film.

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Postby Shapley » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:04 pm

Oh, I don't know how I could forget Kung Fu Hustle. One of the funniest films in years!
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:05 pm

piqaboo wrote:... a meeting using variants on quad and tetra...

For some obscure reason, that generated a visual of youse guys designing mutant fishies in the square, for the aquarium trade. I hope they turn out excessively pretty, and you make a bundle selling them. :rofl:
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Postby Shapley » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:12 pm

They sound like they're going to turn out looking like those square fish on the commercials. "That ain't natural".
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:42 pm

Shap - #3 is Sixteen Candles
I'm of the age to know all of this director's ouevre (blanking on his name right now...had it then it disappeared as I tried to write)

I agree with many of the above, let me add:
1 - Princess Bride
2 - Spaceballs
3 - Bringing up Baby (Katherine Hepburn goes kooky!)
4 - Madagascar (for the King Julian scenes alone!)
5 - can't remember title - along the lines of Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's court - line leading up to joust scene - 'the chalice with the palace........, but the vessel with the pestle contains the brew that is true' - which gets all mixed up and they end up spilling both drinks.... :rofl:

how's that for all over the place... :wink:
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Postby barfle » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:00 pm

Schmeelkie wrote:5 - can't remember title - along the lines of Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's court - line leading up to joust scene - 'the chalice with the palace........, but the vessel with the pestle contains the brew that is true' - which gets all mixed up and they end up spilling both drinks.... :rofl:

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