Top 50 All Time Comedies – 28/05/2020
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You know there are thousands of films out there, but at times it’s just not always easy to find an excellent movie when you really need it and more so on the genre you want!
Considering there is the likes of Netflix and Amazon and Sky and cable and a whole host of variety and YET when we want to find a film to watch – what happens?
We can spend up to an hour flicking through options and then losing interest …. but there are some truly excellent films out there … so what are they in your eyes?
Todays Topical Genre is – …
Top 50 All Time Comedy Films!
Starting with the Top of the Crop and Working down into the bottom!
My thanks to the following readers for casting their votes and selections …
|Angie of King Ben’s Grandma|
|Melanie of Sparks from a combustible mind|
|Gary of Bereaved Single Dad|
|Paula of Light Motifs II|
|Kristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian|
|1||6 Votes||Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975|
A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
|2||3 Votes||Young Frankenstein 1974|
Several years after living down his family reputation, Frankenstein inherits his grandfather’s castle, where he discovers a book full of his granddad’s experiments and starts reworking on them.
|3||3 Votes||The Blues Brothers 1980|
After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.
|4||3 Votes||Some Like It Hot 1959|
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state disguised as women in an all female band, but further complications set in.
|5||3 Votes||There’s Something About Mary 1998|
Ted, a geek, attempts to track down his high-school sweetheart Mary and hires a private detective to know her whereabouts. He soon realises that he has to compete with others in order to impress her
|6||3 Votes||Blazing Saddles 1975|
When the sheriff of a small town is killed, Bart is appointed the first black sheriff of all-white Rock Ridge by the evil Hedley Lamarr, who hopes this will chase the townspeople from their homes.
|7||3 Votes||What’s Up, Doc? 1972|
Howard Bannister travels to San Fransisco with his fiance to compete for a music research grant, when he runs into a wild, unpredictable college drop out who brings havoc into his orderly life.
The following earned a mere vote each.
|Toy Story 1995|
|Man Up 2015|
|Bagdad Cafe 1987|
German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner (Marianne Sägebrecht) argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off and travels by foot to the nearest outpost of civilization — the Bagdad Café. Upon arriving, she butts heads with the owner (CCH Pounder), but they soon forge an unlikely friendship. What begins as a few days’ respite becomes a prolonged stay as Jasmine finds her niche within this eccentric truck-stop community.
|Galaxy Quest 1999|
|Baja Oklahoma 1988|
|Absolutely Anything 2015|
|Fierce Creatures 1997|
|Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 2014 / 2017|
Peter escapes from the planet Morag with a valuable orb that Ronan the Accuser wants. He eventually forms a group with unwilling heroes to stop Ronan.
After a successful mission, Quill and his team of galactic defenders meet Ego, a man claiming to be Quill’s father. However, they soon learn some disturbing truths about Ego.
|A Fish Called Wanda 1988|
|Rustler’s Rhapsody 1985|
|The Big Lebowski 1998|
|The Jerk 1979|
|Grumpy Old Men 1993|
Max and John are best friends turned foes, but live in the same neighbourhood. The rivalry further escalates when a woman moves into the house across the street and they both end up liking her.
|Grumpier Old Men 1995|
|Step Brothers 2008|
|Analyse This 1999|
|Deadpool 2 2018|
|Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004|
A chauvinistic host of a top-rated American news programme is threatened with the arrival of an ambitious female reporter which starts a bitter battle of the sexes.
A young man, Brian, who was born one stable down and on the same night as Jesus, becomes intrigued by a young rebel, Judith. To try and impress her, Brian joins the independence movement against the Romans, the People’s Front of Judea. However, in an attempt to hide from the Romans, he relays some of the teachings he heard from Jesus, which ends up spurring a crowd to believe he is the Messiah. While trying to get rid of his followers and reunite with Judith, he embarks on several misadventures.
|The Life of Brian 1979|
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002|
|Police Squad 1982|
|Liar Liar 1997|
A successful lawyer’s entire career is built on the basis of lies. His life takes an ugly turn when his son wishes for him to not lie for a day and his wish comes true.
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on “Double Secret Probation” and secretly assigned Omega’s president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.
|Animal House 1978|
|Team America – World Police 2004|
|The Man with Two Brains 1983|
|9 – 5 1980|
|Groundhog Day 1993|
Phil, a self-centred weatherman, goes to the town of Punxsutawney for an assignment. He is later shocked when he wakes up the next morning and realises that he is reliving the same day over and over.
A cynically selfish TV executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. With the help of the ghosts of the past, present and future, he realises that he must reform himself.
|The Gold Rush 1925|
|High Anxiety 1977|
|The Music Box 1932|
|Wayne’s World 2 1993|
Heavy metal freaks Wayne and Garth are inspired by Jim Morrison’s ghost to stage a giant Woodstock-style rock festival. Wayne must also fend off a record producer who has his eye on his girlfriend.
When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria — the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains — just who is running the government?
|The Death of Stalin 2017|
|The Man in the White Suit 1951|
|Don’t Lose Your Head 1967|
|The Lego Batman Movie 2017|
|The Naked Gun Trilogy 1988/1991/1994|
Frank Drebin, an inept police detective, and Jane Spencer set out to impede Vincent Ludwig’s plan to brainwash people into assassinating the Queen of England.
Frank is on a mission to find a scientist promoting solar energy who has been kidnapped. In the process, he meets his former girlfriend and realises that her new partner is involved in the conspiracy.
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
After snitching on his boss, mafia boss Giovanni and his family are sent to Normandy as a part of the witness protection programme. But they struggle to give up on their old habits and start afresh.
|The Family 2013|
|Did You Hear About The Morgans 2010|
|The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988|
|Two Weeks Notice 2002|
|Book Club 2018|
|We’re The Millers 2013|
|Saving Grace 2000|
Brenda Blethyn stars as Grace Trevethen, whose late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast – and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when Grace is asked to tend an ailing, if illicit, plant she gets an outrageous idea.
So there we go folks our Top 50…ish Great Comedies! Were your choices in here? What would your choices be?