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My favorite comedies

  • Jul 18, 2010
It's hard for me to find movies that make me laugh anymore. Be they action comedy or drama comedy or stupid comedy, if it made me laugh, it goes here. In NO particular order.
A "Weird" Al fan growing up, this movie was peppered with silly sight gags and parody ideas of gameshows, talkshows and anything TV in general with Weird Al's own bent take on things. Panned and ignored when it debuted in the bloated Summer of 89, it has achieved cult status now.
See the full review, "Would UHF gone satelite if it was made today?".
Bad Santa (2003)
The movie that bumped my former favorite Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story" for first place and it's a scream with it's slovenly and foul mouthed attitude. Billy Bob Thornton is a lecherous and boozing mall santa, who along with his diminutive partner rob dept stores on Christmas Eve.
See the full review, ""Mommy! Santa smells like beer!"".
Beverly Hills Cop
One of the biggest comedies, nay MOVIES of the 80's and it's reputation is well worth it as Eddie Murphy in his best role and acting job ever is a cop from Detroits dirty streets who heads to the sunny and snotty Beverly Hills to find his friend's killer. Makes a comment on both sides of social status and keeps action and laughs going. It doesn't talk down to the audience either like a lesser movie would.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Jim Carey's other big movie at the time along with Ace Ventura is just as funny but has some great gags to work with in his costar Jeff Bridges in this tale of two imbicles on the road to Aspen to return lost property. Tasteless as hell, but the Farrelly brothers had another one for us....
See the full review, "Exactly what it says on the tin.".
in this comedy about BOWLING. Woody Harrelson stars as a washed up 70's bowling star and Randy Quaid is his Amish prodegy. Add Vanessa Angel to the mix to help sex things up and you have this sleeper hit from the mid ninties that piled on gross and funny gags. Oh and BILL MURRAY is here too. How could this NOT be good?
See the full review, "Only Bill Murray could make a bad combover rocking".
48 Hrs.
Murphy again and made and excellent pairing with Nick Nolte as a hard boiled cop in this prototype cop/buddy movie where the buddys have no problem berating and beating each other up, or in Nolte's case using racial stereotypes and other UNPC remarks. The whole thing is pretty UNPC and it's pretty funny as Eddie and Nick are on the trail of a cop killer/former gang member or Murphy's. Ignore it's lame sequel and enjoy this one.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated Widescreen
A movie the lived up to it's hype and made Steve Carrell an A list star and he's a wonderful lead who is playing the titular character, a nice guy who gets coaching from his friends on how to finally lose his cherry, but to who. Full of laughs and thankfully doesn't rely on dumb cameos and injokes for it's laughs.
See the full review, "You listen to too many people, listen to yourself.".
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Never did I laugh harder at a movie that if I knew my parents would see, knowing I saw it-they would have a fit. But the fit would have been worth it for this story of the famous foursome of Colorado youths and their battles with over protective parents, the gay couple of Satan and Saddam Hussein and a war with Canada and the US. The movie goes full throttle with what they can get away with and it was real hard to watch the TV show again after this seeing how they had to scale back.
The Blues Brothers
John Landis's landmark film about two blues musicians/brothers who must raise money to save they're orphanage from being torn down. Great lines from Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, another great cast of characters and plenty of great car chases and car smashups. OH and it's a musical too. Ray Charles, James Brown, and others provide a memorable soundtrack.
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
A controversal choice but I'm a fan of Larry's and his first movie as amaturish and corny but again a great cast is on hand, not to mention protect Larry in this tale of an Ironchef tournament in danger with a food poisoning threat sweeping the city. Larry tones it down a smidge for the movie's sake but it's still his humor making the movie go. We really do need to see more of Tom Wilson.
See the full review, ""Well da'gum what do we have cook'in in here?"".

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July 19, 2010
Just wanted to comment on Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. I turned on the tv randomly one morning to find this waiting for me. I was skeptical, but I LOVED IT. It's hilarious. Crude but so so funny.
July 20, 2010
Larry's first move and arguabbly his second ARE funny. Larry for the most part is a harmless guy and it still amazes me how people get bugs up their butts about him. I would like to see Iris Bahr and Tom Wilson be in more movies. Iris does a lot of plays and Tom is here and there.
July 19, 2010
Great list!! I agree with Aerin on Larry; I think we all know a Larry in our lives and he's a loveable guy too. I loved Dumb and Dumber, Carey doesn't always deliver for me, but I loved him in this one. 48 Hours I remember was great too. I need to see Bad Santa; this one sounds goods. And you're right; it is way too hard to find a good comedy these days!!
July 19, 2010
Carey doesn't deliver lately for me. Bad Santa rocks.
July 19, 2010
Great list, I don't know why, but I love Dumb and Dumber and the 40 year old Virgin a classic! Great list!
July 19, 2010
thank you.
July 19, 2010
Absolutely love Beverley Hills Cop. Fun list, John!
July 19, 2010
I still need to see 2, I've seen 3 a few times, why I don't know.
July 19, 2010
I own 1 and 2. I still need to find 3. I think they show 3 a lot on television because it was the most popular one. For some strange reason, though, I can't find the blasted DVD of it. ;)
July 20, 2010
by 3, if you mean Beverly Hills Cop 3, I think it gets on tv and cable alot becuase cable companies buy it cheap since it was such an expensive flop. I know all three can be picked up on a sole DVD set.
July 20, 2010
Yeah, I mean "Beverly Hills Cop 3." I need to find this sole DVD set. I've bought one and two as separate DVDs.
July 19, 2010
wow! you are quick, John! Thank you for this list! I've featured it in the newsletter.
July 19, 2010
Thank you. Made an action movie list too.
July 18, 2010
Great list, John! There are just a couple on here that I haven't seen, so I'll have to check it out. I wanna check out #1 in particular. Thanks for sharing!
July 18, 2010
By the way, this list would go great in Movie Hype! ;)
July 18, 2010
submitted. Thanks. UHF is great and the DVD is chock full of special features for a budget disc.
July 18, 2010
Awesome! Thanks for the tip :)
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Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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