Top 3 Comedy Films?

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    Nov 23, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    What are your top three comedy films? When it comes to comedy, I think top notch acting is as important as a clever script. Mine are:
    1. Trading Places
    2. My Cousin Vinny
    3. The Producers
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    Nov 23, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    1. Arsenic and Old Lace
    2. Rear Window
    3. Zombieland
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    Nov 23, 2014 11:49 PM GMT
    Awesome thread!!! My list change every few minutes, but the three that spend the most time at the top of my list of late are

    1. Idiocracy
    2. Brain Candy
    3. Dealin' with Idiots

    #3 is a newcomer to my list, so I don't know how long it will stay there, but it complements the other two nicely, and it ends much better than the other two.

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    Nov 23, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
    1. Sordid Lives
    2. Airplane
    3. History of The World Part I

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    Nov 24, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    Top 3 for ME are:

    1. Some Like It Hot
    2. Bringing Up Baby
    3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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    Nov 24, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Blazing Saddles
    Drop Dead Gorgeous
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    Nov 24, 2014 1:03 PM GMT
    The Horn Blows at Midnight (with Jack Benny)

    The Court Jester (with Danny Kaye)

    The Producers (Mike Nichol's film with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder)

    These are three films of sustained humor that always come to mind, but there are others which were funny, such as Ferris Buehler's Day Off or Risky Business, which didn't rely so much on the dialogue as the situations. There were many very funny films from the 1930s with great witty dialog, such as Adam's Rib or Bringing Up Baby, which used to populate late night broadcast television, now relegated to Netflix or Turner's network.
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    Nov 24, 2014 3:39 PM GMT
    Sulla saidThe Horn Blows at Midnight (with Jack Benny).

    "Fallen angels!"

    Benny later claimed he didn't like the film, but I think it is indeed funny, a good vehicle for him. But another way to watch these films is on disc, and I own all 3 of my favorite comedies that way.

    1. Some Like It Hot
    2. Bringing Up Baby
    3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    I also downloaded a copy of "Baby" from the Apple App Store, so I have it (along with 7 other movies) on all our mobile devices.
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    1) The Producers - Mel Brooks when he still had a very mean and very funny edge
    2) Pink Flamingos - Priceless dialogue ("Murder relieves tension!")
    3) All About Eve - best repartee evar
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:48 PM GMT




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    Nov 24, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    I'm going to have to go way back here. (Modern day comedies seem to be filled with more vulgarity/shock value, than actual comedy.)

    1. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
    2. History Of The World Part 1 (1981)
    3. Foul Play (1978 )
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    Nov 25, 2014 1:08 AM GMT
    1. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
    2. RV
    3. Boat Trip
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    Nov 25, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    older but hold up to this day

    Some Like It Hot

    The Lady Eve

    Victor Victoria
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    Nov 25, 2014 3:15 AM GMT
    Young Frankenstein

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure

    Napoleon Dynamite
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    Nov 25, 2014 3:15 AM GMT
    Some like it hot

    A fish called Wanda

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    Nov 25, 2014 5:21 AM GMT
    What's up, Doc?

    The Court Jester

    Mickey's Christmas Carol

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    Nov 25, 2014 5:26 AM GMT
    The Naked Gun

    Police Academy

    Mean Girls
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    Nov 25, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    Airplane!


    Top Secret


    Shaun of the Dead
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    Nov 25, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    1 Superbad
    2 American Pie
    3 Problem Child
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    Nov 25, 2014 11:54 AM GMT
    Airplane
    Young Frankenstein
    Animal House
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    Nov 25, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    This is difficult . . .

    9 to 5
    16 Candles
    All of Me

    I am a child of the 80s!
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    Nov 26, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    1. Its a Mad Mad Mad World
    2. Caddy Shack
    3. Airplane!
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    Nov 26, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    I see "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" listed often in compendia of great comedies but frankly the "humor" in it escapes me utterly
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    Nov 26, 2014 5:36 AM GMT
    I think it was more remarkable for all the stars in it. Note that the recent remake (Rat Race) probably had more laughs, but then again, it was a remake.

    Hard to pick only three...

    Young Frankenstein
    Blazing Saddles
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    I seem to recall actually laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe the first time I saw What's Up Doc, but you know, I was just a kid.
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    Nov 26, 2014 7:50 AM GMT
    Hm, so many come to mind, top 3 favorites.

    3/ American Pie series (and its sequel)
    2/ Mean Girls
    1/ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes