Monday, June 22, 2009

World's Best Comedy Films

[* = new additions]
  • Airplane!
  • Auntie Mame
  • Babe
  • Baby Boom
  • Beautiful Girls*
  • Beetlejuice
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Born Yesterday
  • City Slickers
  • Clueless
  • Dr. Strangelove (bw)
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Duck Soup (bw)
  • Ghostbusters
  • Going in Style
  • Good Bye, Lenin!* (Germany)
  • A Great Wall
  • Hannah and Her Sisters*
  • Heathers
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (bw)
  • M*A*S*H
  • Midnight Run
  • Mister Roberts
  • Parenthood
  • The Producers (original)
  • Raising Arizona
  • The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
  • Singles
  • Thank You For Smoking
  • The Thin Man (series)
  • Tootsie
  • Wall-E*
  • When Harry Met Sally*
Runners-Up: Animal House, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Gung Ho!, La Cage Aux Folles (France), A Night at the Opera*, Smoke Signals, The Sunshine Boys, The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe (Italy), Young Frankenstein The Thin Man series is hard to classify, is it crime/mystery or comedy? It certainly stood out for the cleverly sarcastic repartee of the two characters, Nick and Nora Charles, expertly played by William Powell and Myrna Loy. The first two in the series are the best; the thin man actually refers to a victim, not to William Powell, and the dog Asta is the true scene stealer of the series. In all honesty, I like the series for its bizarre romance (he's always leaving her with ex-cons he helped put away), but without their humor they would be droll mysteries indeed. [Updated: 6.22.09]


Nothing Profound said...

Some Like it Hot-#1
The Apartment
Groundhog Day
To Be or not to be-Lubitsch
Heaven can wait-Lubitsch
Modern Times
You Can't take it with you

Some of my favorite comedies

...and so many more

Killjoy said...

I don't know how to reactive to somebody who, with what appears, with forethought and malice, creates a list of the worlds's best comedy films with entries including Beetlejuice, City Slickers
Parenthood (Honest I thought When Harry meet Sally and comedy was an oxymoron) and yet excludes Life of Brian.

Have you seeked medical advice for your condition ?

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