Here’s my list of the top ten comedy movies in no particular order. I had a tough time narrowing it down to just 10! What movies would you put on your top ten list?
1. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
This is one of the few movies that I can watch over and over again. Even the commentary on the DVD is hilarious. It’s cleverly made, bizarre and random. And hilarious. I hope the sequel Kung Pow 2: Tongue of Fury to be released later in 2010 is as funny as the original!
2. Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Pretty much nonstop gags throughout the movie.
3. Spaceballs (1987)
It was hard to choose one Mel Brooks movie. Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles were also very funny, but Spaceballs is my favorite. Rick Moranis as Lord Helmet and John Candy as Barf were great!
4. Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! started a whole new genre of comedy films - constant random silliness from start to finish. The old lady who could translate “jive”, “Don’t call me Shirley” and Otto Pilot were some of the many jokes.
5. Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail (1975)
A comedy masterpiece full of quotable scenes. The Knights that say “Ni,” the troll at the bridge, the witch trial, the killer bunny - so many more!
6. Tropic Thunder (2008)
A ridiculous spoof on war movies with an amazing performance by Robert Downey Jr. Ben Stiller wrote, directed and starred in it. Tom Cruise’s best role ever!
7. Animal House (1978)
The best of the National Lampoon movies and no holds barred fun!
8. Wayne’s World (1992)
So many classic scenes from this movie! Garth’s “Foxy Lady” daydream and the Bohemian Rhapsody scene are a couple great examples!
9. Team America: World Police (2004)
The best puppet movie too. And great songs!
10. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Dr. Evil was brilliant!
I have left out many great movies so feel free to add your favourites to the list!