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  1. Tunescribe

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    I've come to realize how hard it is to find a good film comedy these days, with all the juvenile shlock Hollywood is churning out ("Little Man," "You, Me & Dupree," etc.). So, what are your top 10 comedies? The only qualification is that it had to make you laugh out loud. (I reserve the right to amend my list as memory serves.)

    (1). South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut

    (2). Kung-Fu Hustle (just saw this the other evening, an instant classic)

    (3). Young Frankenstein

    (4). The Blues Brothers

    (5). Airplane

    (6). Team America, World Police

    (7). It Happened One Night

    (8). Naked Gun

    (9). Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    (10). Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

    Honorable mentions: This Is Spinal Tap, Duck Soup, Army of Darkness, Men in Black, Top Secret, Groundhog Day, Animal House, Me Myself and Irene, Caddyshack, The Longest Yard (original version), Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
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    1. Baseketball

    2. MP & the Holy Grail

    3. Slap Shot

    4. South Park, the movie

    5. Animal House

    6. There's Something About Mary

    7. MP & the Life of Brian

    8. The Sweetest Thing

    9. Road Trip

    10. Dodgeball, A True Underdog Story
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    1) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (recently saw the stage play in Boston)

    and in no particular order

    2) Dumb & Dumber

    3) Young Frankestien

    4) The Princess Bride

    5) Team America World Police

    6) Blues Brothers

    7) The Man Who knew Too Little

    8) Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers

    9) My Cousin Vinny

    10) Pee Wee's Big Adventure

    11) Office Space

    ...many many more
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    1. A Fish Called Wanda

    2. Being There

    3. Annie Hall (d'jew ever see it?)

    4. Kind Hearts and Coronets

    5. Gregory's Girl

    6. A Night At The Opera or Monkey Business or Horsefeathers or Duck Soup

    7. The Thin Man

    8. Bringing Up Baby

    9. The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!

    10. The General
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    Wow! We have overlap!

    1. A Fish Called Wanda

    2. Kind Hearts and Coronets ("I always say that my West Window has all the exuberance of Chaucer with none of the concomitant crudity")

    3. A Night at the Opera ("There ain't no Sanity Clause!")

    and

    4. Annie Hall (Yes -- Jew!)

    are 'musts' for my list and Gregory's Girl and Bringing up Baby would be very close.

    If it's laugh-out-loud funny we're after, I'll have to add

    5. Animal House

    6. Blazing Saddles

    and

    7. The Producers ("Today you dine with Max Bialystok!").

    Also, I can't leave out

    8. Some Like It Hot.

    Yikes! Only two more.

    Well, I can't leave out

    9. Morgan, a Suitable Case for Treatment

    Not well known at all (but I'm pretty sure you would like it, Clonamery). Set in early sixties London, rich socialite (Vanessa Redgrave in her first film role!) divorces her left-wing artist husband (David Warner) who goes mad while fantasising about the class struggle. (His Mum is even more Marxist than he is. They sit in front of Marx's grave and she talks about Morgan's late father: "'E wanted to abolish marriage, shoot the Royal Family and put everyone who'd been to public school to work on a chain gang. 'E was an idealist, your Dad!")

    So it's number 10. Gregory's Girl is a great movie. There's also a case for another Ealing Comedy (The Lavender Hill Mob?). Then there's the screwball comedies. Bringing up Baby is great but I like Philadelphia Story even more, I think, and

    10. His Girl Friday

    best of all.

    Cheers!

    (Had never heard of "The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!" Just looked it up on Google -- will now look out for it.)
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    Not in any order

    Its A Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World
    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    Horsefeathers
    The Russians are Coming
    The In-Laws (1979)
    Annie Hall
    Theres Something About Mary
    The Errand Boy (Doo Wakka Doo Wakka Doo Doo Doo)
    The Graduate
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    History of the world part I
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    I have many of the same already listed but one I haven't seen mentioned is "Kentucky Fried Movie".
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    Schindlers List
    Angela's Ashes
    Road to Perdition
    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
    .....oh wait.....
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    A few that haven't been mentioned

    Zoolander
    Not Another Teen Movie
    Kung Pow: Enter The Fist
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    In addition to 2nding so many of the others listed here:

    Bob Roberts
    Spinal Tap
    Hudsucker Proxy
    The Jerk
    Sleeper
    Raising Arizona
    Young Frankenstein
    Adaptation
    Airplane
    Take the Money and Run
    Small Time Crooks
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