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What is the funniest movie you've ever seen?

Asked by mollykm (121points) December 16th, 2008
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Knotmyday's avatar

Wow, you asked a toughy. I’m waffling right now between three or four…

I’m going to start with A Fish Called Wanda, and probably change my mind shortly. Darn you!

cheebdragon's avatar

Pineapple express was really funny, but I think I’d have to say the funniest movie i have ever seen was Jackass 1 or 2 (it’s so hard to pick).

tyrantxseries's avatar

office space, Clerks 1&2, Shrek, Hancock, American Psycho, Sin City,Interview with a vampire, Lord of War, Howard Stern Private Parts, Dawn of the Dead, Groundhog day, Lords of Dogtown, Jason movies(friday the 13th), Freddy movies(nightmare on elm st), next Friday,Friday,K-PAX, The dark knight.
if you watch one after another it counts as one

Bluefreedom's avatar

I can’t decide on just one so can I give you a list of funny favorites of mine? In no particular order?

Airplane & Airplane II
Caddyshack
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Blazing Saddles
Tootsie
Animal House
Trading Places
Young Frankenstein
Top Secret
Mr. Mom
Tommy Boy
The Naked Gun

tinyfaery's avatar

Aside from stand-up I think Harold & Kumar #1 really made me laugh. Pineapple Express was great too.

buster's avatar

Ernest Goes To Camp.

trumi's avatar

Shaun of the Dead

chyna's avatar

Tommy Boy, I still snort with laughter over that one. (I’m such a lady).

gailcalled's avatar

1. Some Like It Hot 2. Tootsie 3. Dr. Strangelove 4. Annie Hall 5. Duck Soup 6. Blazing Saddles 7. M*A*S*H 8. It Happened One Night 9. The Graduate 10. Airplane!

edit: The American Film Institute’s list.^^

janbb's avatar

A Night at the Opera.

jessturtle23's avatar

The Big Lebowski. The part where they are spreading the ashes is the best.

dlm812's avatar

Blazing Saddles hands down.

skgskgskg22's avatar

My boyfriend and I couldn’t stop laughing at step brothers…everyone thought we were idiots.

DeanV's avatar

either super troopers or caddyshack… a tie

Comedian's avatar

Clue
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (of course!)
So I Married An Axe Murderer

Ugh there are more I just can’t think of them

madcapper's avatar

I have a lot of favorites but I am gonna say Run Ronnie Run

dlm812's avatar

@Madcapper: I LOVE Run Ronnie Run.. I didn’t think of that one! Definitely a favorite. We bought it as a joke because my fiancee’s name is Ronnie, but I ended up loving it.

augustlan's avatar

At the time, There’s Something About Mary was the funniest thing I’d ever seen. It loses something when you see it again, though.

hypeserver's avatar

For me it’s a toss up between Kevin Smith’s “Dogma” and Mike Judge’s “Office Space”.

queenzboulevard's avatar

It’s between Pineapple Express and Dumb & Dumber

hypeserver's avatar

@queenzboulevard I don’t mean to be a jerk, but Dumb & Dumber was a terrible film.

jessturtle23's avatar

@queenz- my cat is named Killer Boots Man

lynzeut's avatar

As much as I hate to admit it I thought that The Ringrer was pretty funny.

dalepetrie's avatar

I gotta go with Clerks

lynzeut's avatar

I meant The Ringer oops!

afghanmoose's avatar

as of the past two months:role models,step brothers,young Frankenstein.

justin's avatar

no The Gods Must Be Crazy fans?

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Justin – The Gods Must Be Crazy was hilarious. Great choice.

amanderveen's avatar

Superbad cracked me right up.

zina's avatar

sorry to be all early-90s on people, but Mrs Doubtfire was really funny :)

amanderveen's avatar

Did anyone else find Evil Dead 1 hilarious?

Trustinglife's avatar

Coming to America. Definitely old school, but Eddie Murphy is masterful.
“Good morning New York!” “Eh, fuck you.” “Yes, yes!!! Fuck you too!!!!”

@hypeserver, Office Space and Dogma are good calls. I’m sure there are others. Why are the funniest movies so hard to recall?

jessturtle23's avatar

Oh, yeah. The Holy Grail!

janbb's avatar

The Gods must be Crazy is very funny.

Aethelwine's avatar

Best In Show. Other favs: Beerfest, Anchorman, Airplane, Better Off Dead and Young Frankenstein

dlm812's avatar

“THIS is my BOOM stick!” Love Evil Dead.

Les's avatar

Evil Dead trilogy (Groovy) and Blues Brothers (The BAND, Elwood, the BAND!)

syz's avatar

Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein

Aethelwine's avatar

Love Evil Dead! Heathers is an old favorite too.

Comedian's avatar

The Austin Powers trilogy (as said by Jake on Two and a Half men lol)

dalepetrie's avatar

I know I picked Clerks, and I agree Office Space is a very close second, but I also gots to give a shout out to Waiting for Guffman.

Les's avatar

@dale: You’re my hero. No one I know likes Waiting for Guffman. That movie is pure genius.

Aethelwine's avatar

Parker Posie rocks!

gailcalled's avatar

@Dale; All of Christopher Guest’s movies rank high on the list. “Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap,“etc.

Comedian's avatar

Fried Green Tomatos
SNL’s Best of
-Mike Myers
-Will Ferrell
-Jimmy Fallon
-Chris Farley

dalepetrie's avatar

I’ve showed Guffman to a few people who clearly just don’t get the humor. All I have to say is they’re bastard people.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Spinal Tap. Oh, that entire movie is to laugh. “Yes, but this goes to 11.”

I re-watched A Mighty Wind recently. At the end of the picture, Catherine O’Hara’s folksinger character, Mickey Crabbe, earnestly warbles an ode to Sure-Flo incontinence products at at a trade show. O’Hara played it absolutely straight and I guffawed for at least 2 minutes.

Who doesn’t love some bit of work by Christopher Guest or his crew, I ask you?

queenzboulevard's avatar

I second, or third Guffman!

madcapper's avatar

@dlm yeah it’s not a well known movie but it is a spin-off of a Mister Show skit which was a hilarious show and David Cross is just plain funny! Glad to see someone else has seen it!

gailcalled's avatar

@Dale; You need to find yourself some new friends w. better taste.

dalepetrie's avatar

Well, I can think of 4 people I watched it with…my parents and my brother in law and his significant other. My dad doesn’t care for much besides Westerns and my mom is partial to the kinds of movies you’d find on the Hallmark Channel. As for my brother in law and his SO, they’re both former meth addicts and I think their brains are a bit like swiss cheese…my BIL’s favorite movie is Battlefield Earth. I just thought maybe they’d get a kick out of it because my BIL is gay and he and his SO both make fun of people like Corky St. Clair. My wife and I have been TRYING to expose them to good movies, but they always seem lukewarm on whatever we pick, and they always bring over some piece of dreck like “Epic Movie”. About the only movies all 4 of us have ever agreed on are Margaret Cho concert films.

Comedian's avatar

Scary Movie 2

amanderveen's avatar

Loved Best in Show – ”... macadamia nut. That one drove my mother craaazy!”
Christopher Guess rocks!

gailcalled's avatar

I guess he does. Mrs. Guest may disagree.

amanderveen's avatar

@gailcalled – Are you suggesting that Jamie Lee Curtis doesn’t think her husband rocks? She seems to have a pretty decent sense of humor herself, lol.

gailcalled's avatar

True. They are a wonderful pair, the Guests.

Jack79's avatar

I’ve seen many of the movies mentioned and didn’t find most of them funny. Probably because comedies are usually meant to make you laugh a bit while you watch them but are generally not memorable.
“The Life of Brian” had some lasting jokes (especially the bit with the spaghetti sauce) and I loved the “Big Lebowski”, especially the bit where John Goodman won’t work on a Saturday and Lebowski reminds him “but you’re not even Jewish!”.

A really witty film I saw recently was “Burn After Reading” which is hilarious without being slapstick, and is fast-paced but also clever. And of course it’s by the Cohen Brothers. Watch it :)

justin's avatar

Well, if you are going to demand smart & funny, I’d have to go with I <3 Huckabees.

dalepetrie's avatar

I think Office Space and all the Christopher Guest movies do qualify as both smart AND funny.

gailcalled's avatar

After brooding on this, I would have to vote for SOME LIKE IT HOT as #1.

forestGeek's avatar

What, nobody mentioned Trapped in a Closet?

shrubbery's avatar

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

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