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What is the funniest movie you have ever seen?

Asked by Kardamom (33315points) May 16th, 2018
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I love a good comedy. Two of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen were Young Frankenstein, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Of course those two were live action, but there have been some marvelously funny animated movies including: Despecable Me, Toy Story, and Ice Age (and all of the sequels for these), and more recently, Coco.

What are the funniest movies you guys have seen?

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

My vote is for, Ruthless People!

filmfann's avatar

Some Like It Hot
Ruthless People
The Producers
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

zenvelo's avatar

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
The General (Buster Keaton)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Blazing Saddles

ragingloli's avatar

What we do in the Shadows.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

The new Jumanji.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Blazing Saddles
Mrs Doubtfire
Patch Adams
Ruthless People
Police Acadamy (ALL)

cookieman's avatar

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

JLeslie's avatar

I remember laughing hysterically the first time I saw Airplane, but I’m not so sure I would think it funny now?

Easy Money and Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield were really good, especially if you watch them with my parents. My mom’s cackle will crack you up even if the movie doesn’t.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Alfie: The Loved One: Come Back Charleston Blue: Where’s Poppa: The President’s Analyst: Watermelon Man

jonsblond's avatar

I’m torn between Best In Show and Tropic Thunder, then @ragingloli had to remind me of another favorite of mine.

I’m so indecisive.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Blazing Saddles
The Producers

Monty Python and the Holy Grail was more funny to me on first viewing. But in years since I like the Mel Brooks movies more.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Blazing Saddles never seems to grow old!!!

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I Googled for “funniest movie” and perused some lists. One HUGE standout I noticed is Dr. Strangelove. Yeah, that is a BIG deal.

I think when I first answered the question Dr. Strangelove did not come to mind because it seems more important than a mere comedy. More important as a movie-making feat and as a cultural event.


Blazing Saddles, still #1 on my list.

flutherother's avatar

Withnail and I and This is Spinal Tap. I also liked the black humour in films like Fargo or Burn after Reading.

Brian1946's avatar

I Shirley feel that for me, it’s Airplane!

janbb's avatar

A Night at the Opera and The Gods Must Be Crazy

SQUEEKY2's avatar

The Gods must be crazy was a super funny movie^^but I still think number 1 is Ruthless People.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Airplane is my pick as well.
The second one is funny too.

gorillapaws's avatar

Probably not the funniest movie ever, but the dancing scene at the end of Little Miss Sunshine had me laughing so hard I really did come close to pissing my pants.

stanleybmanly's avatar

paper moon

gondwanalon's avatar

The Producers
Brazing Saddles
American Graffity
High Anziety
Oh Brother Where Out Thou
The Ruttles

Zaku's avatar

I think overall probably Young Frankenstein.

Others that come to mind, more or less in order:

Young Frankenstein
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Meaning of Life
Blazing Saddles
Doctor Strangelove
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
The Ladykillers (1955, not the Hollywood Tom Hanks remake)
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972, not the Hollywood Tom Hanks remake)
The Return of the Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Strikes Again

anniereborn's avatar

This is Spinal Tap
The Big Lebowski
Waiting for Guffman

LadyMarissa's avatar

Although not the best movie I’ve ever watched,, I found myself laughing through a lot of
The Rock Horror Picture Show

Brian1946's avatar


Duane Johnson made a horror picture show? ;-o

LadyMarissa's avatar

Rocky NOT Rock. I need to stop responding when I’m tired!!!

IF The Rock made a horror picture show, I wouldn’t have time to laugh because I’d be too busy drooling!!!

Kardamom's avatar

@LadyMarissa Hmmmm, now I’m picturing the Rock wearing a corset and fishnet stockings : )

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Kardamom THANK YOU for now I am too…I’m going to have the sweetest dreams ever tonight!!! grinning

LadyMarissa's avatar

Night Night everyone. May your dreams be as sweet as mine!!! wink

Kardamom's avatar

My pleasure : )

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Kardamom Actually, it was MY pleasure…THANK YOU for the lovely night!!! :)

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Army of Darkness.

Jaxk's avatar

No list of comedies would be complete without Caddyshack.

LadyMarissa's avatar

It has been so long since I’ve watched Caddyshack, that I had forgotten that one. It was a classic comedy!!!

Thanks for reminding me. Guess what I’ll be watching tonight??? :)

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Kardamom BTW, I enjoyed the trip down memory lane while watching Caddyshack. It cost me 99 cents to watch; but, it was soooo worth it…thanks for jogging my memory!!!

SimpatichnayaZhopa's avatar

“The Girl With The Long Hair” is a sexy Chinese comedy made in 1975. It concerns a man and his blind bride who vacation in Macao. At the hotel, he meets a very sexy girl who flirts. He is the most inept cheater on a wife I have ever seen. He disrupts another honeymoon with his comical antics. .

Jaxk's avatar

@LadyMarissa – Glad to remind you of it’s merits. I’ve seen Caddyshack maybe a hundred times and it never gets old.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Jaxk It never gets old…just gets funnier!!! :)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

It’s the French film, “Playtime” by Jacques Tati. It’s brilliantly hilarious.

LadyMarissa's avatar

^^^^^ Never heard of that one; but, I’ll be checking it out if I can find it…I can use a good laugh today!!!

Zaku's avatar

Jacques Tati is hilarious when appreciated, and I’ve quite enjoyed several of his films, though I don’t remember their titles. I think typical American audiences might tend to have trouble because of the forms, style and pacing, which are very unlike Hollywood films and are often subtle and wanting full attention, patience, a sense of irony and absurdity about (past, French) social norms, etc. But he is really brilliant and funny.

janbb's avatar

@Zaku M. Hulot’s Holiday is one I remember enjoying a lot.

Zaku's avatar

@janbb Yes, I remember enjoying that one. Hmm, I’ll look up his work… oh, there aren’t many – too bad. The one’s I remember seeing are:

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

Jour de Fête – about a small town festival day

The School for Postmen – funny sympathetic postman comedy

Mon Oncle – about not relating to modernism in 1958 France (I thought it was delightful, but I can imagine some modern Americans struggling with it)

Playtime – also about reacting to modernism, but now in 1967 France.

Trafic – a funny and more accessible (IIRC) film/parody about driving misadventures

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I’ve seen four of Jacques Tati’s films so far. Playtime is the best, in my opinion. There are so many tiny episodes going on all at once in just about every scene, all clever, that it takes full concentration, and perhaps multiple viewings, to capture and appreciate them all.

An old film, in black and white, and silent other than a few lines in English.

janbb's avatar

I think I’ve seen three or four of them but not Playtime. Will look it up.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I found Playtime on Amazon Prime streaming, I think it said it would cost $2.99 to watch & it’s 2 hours long. I’m going to do my best to watch it tonight!!!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Jumanji 2 out of the

LadyMarissa's avatar

Good, bad, or indifferent, if the Rock is in it, I’m going to ENJOY it!!! :)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

He is hilarious! I love that he has the confidence to make fun of himself (speaking of exceedingly good looking people!)

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