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post #151 of 181

Nope, it wasn't.

post #152 of 181

Yeah, someone said earlier that they couldn't decide between "Bridesmaids" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin", but didn't actually pick one.

post #153 of 181
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I don't know if "Toy Story 3" is eligible, because someone said earlier in the thread that the list is supposed to be about funny movies from between 2000 and 2009 only.



Gabe T clarified in post #141 that the cutoff is "present". Since he started the thread, I'm taking him as gospel.

post #154 of 181

Come on, folks! We're so close! Let's not give up now with only ten to go! Are we really out of great funny movies? Here's another choice from me:

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"Put that thing back where from it came from or so help me! So help me!"

 

90. "Monsters Inc." is my favourite of the Pixar movies. I wish it hadn't lost the "Best Animated Feature" Oscar to "Shrek". Billy Crystal and John Goodman were a delightful team, and Jennifer Tilly's casting seemed to be a fun inside joke (As Ebert said, "if there is anyone who can figure out how to have sex with a green eyeball, that would be Jennifer Tilly"). Steve Buscemi gave an appropriately slimy and conniving performance as villain of the piece, scary despite his small stature.

 

What made this movie work so well both on a comedic and dramatic level was the triangle of Boo, Sully, and Mike. That's why I'm pessimistic about the prequel. It's a nice little movie before Boo shows up, but once she does, the dynamic between her and the two monsters gives it that extra special pizzazz and heart.

 

I just love the sight of those two much larger monsters running around terrified of this harmless little toddler, convinced she's a wild beast that can destroy them with a touch. The running gag of her constantly saying Mike's full name was simultaneously funny and adorable too, like most of what the character did. The very last shot is one of my favourite sweet movie endings ever.

post #155 of 181
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I think if we were shooting for BEST comedy by the standards of this website and forum, In Bruges takes the number one spot.

 

Can't believe my mind skipped over Huckabees.


After reading those entries, I kicked myself.  Those two films definitely belong on the top of such a list.  Can't believe I didn't think of them.

post #156 of 181

 

91) The Tao of Steve

 

This is a pretty small movie, but it's got some great dialogue and I think it's a pretty "cute" movie. WOrthy of this list in my opinion.

post #157 of 181

If the cutoff is "current", then I submit Horrible Bosses.

 

91) Horrible Bosses

 

I've seen it twice already, and I'm pretty sure it's my favorite comedy since Anchorman. Everyone seems to be on their A-game, from the 3 conspirators (I know Charlie Day isn't for everyone, but I absolutely loved him in this) to the bosses (Farrell is so, so great in his small role) to Jamie Foxx (who kills every scene he's in). The cocaine scene, the allergic reaction scene, the scene in Spacey's office, all solid gold. I loved every minute of this, and I imagine I'll be going back to it many times in the future.

post #158 of 181

I realize I'm in the minority on this one, but Gran Torino is funnier than half of the films chosen.

post #159 of 181

93. Bridesmaids

 

If Horrible Bosses makes the cut, then Bridesmaids more than belongs. Deservedly as it actually has something to say amidst the more crude moments.

post #160 of 181
Thread Starter 

1. In The Loop

2. Wet Hot American Summer

3. The Aristocrats

4. Tropic Thunder

5. Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

6. The Royal Tenebaums

7. Bad Santa

8. Super Troopers

9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

10.Foot Fist Way

11. Superbad

12. Idiocracy

13. Shaun Of The Dead

14. Death To Smoochy

15. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

16. Black Dynamite

17. Hot Fuzz

18. Borat

19. Burn After Reading

20. Scary Movie

21. Adventureland

22. Wonder Boys

23. The Hangover

24. Observe And Report

25. Me Myself And Irene

26. Zombieland

27. Best In Show

28. Macgruber

29. OSS 117: CAIRO NEST OF SPIES/LOST IN RIO

30. Wedding Crashers

31. A Mighty Wind

32. The Wicker Man

33. Amelie

34. Mystery Team

35. Orange County

36. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

37. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

38. Wallace And Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

39. Pineapple Express

40. School of Rock

41. Team America: World Police

42. High Fidelity

43. Shaolin Soccer

44. The Room

45. Waiting

46. Bruno

47. Slither

48. Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle

49. Down With Love

50. Step Brothers

51. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

52. O Brother Where Art Thou

53. The Incredibles

54. A Serious Man

55. Bubba Ho-Tep

56. Adaptation

57. Hot Rod

58. Happy Go Lucky

59. Fantastic Mr. Fox

60. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

61. The Other Guys

62. Kung Fu Hustle

63. Elf

64. The Woman Chaser

65. Zoolander

66: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

67. Thank You For Smoking

68. Smiley Face

69. Sideways

70. The Jackass Saga*

71. About A Boy

72. About Schmidt

73. Nacho Libre

74. In Bruges

75. Knocked Up

76. The Rundown

77. I Heart Huckabee's

78. Meet The Parents

79. American Psycho

80. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

81. Away We Go

82. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

83. Death At A Funeral

84. Four Lions

85. The Whole Nine Yards

86. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon

87. Old School

88. Toy Story 3

89. The Emperor's New Groove

90. The 40 Year Old Virgin

91. Monsters' Inc.

92. The Tao Of Steve

93. Horrible Bosses

94. Bridesmaids

 

Notes...

*The numbering was off, so we have six slots left.

*Only the first Jackass was mentioned, but I combined them all into one entry.

*"Waiting" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" still suck dick.

*I feel like "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog" should be disqualified, as I don't believe it's even feature length.

post #161 of 181
Thread Starter 

95. The TV Set

A SAVAGE satire of network television group-think, with David Duchovny giving a hilarious deadpan performance as, essentially, Judd Apatow. Surprised this hasn't achieved classic status.

post #162 of 181

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Originally posted by Gabe T

 

*I feel like "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog" should be disqualified, as I don't believe it's even feature length.

 

According to the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a feature length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes to be eligible for an Academy Award. "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is 42 minutes. If it's good enough for the Academy, it's good enough for this list.

 

"It's fine for your father and I to disagree. That's what a democracy is. Your father defends the right wing of the Republican Party and I happen to think you've almost got to be like a demented lunatic. But it doesn't mean we don't respect each others' views." - Gil

 

96. (Woody Allen, 2011)

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Woody Allen's best and most commercially successful film in years. The writing, directing, casting and performances are just right. Luke Wilson plays the Allen persona well without doing an impression of him.


Edited by Barry Woodward - 7/30/11 at 6:58pm
post #163 of 181

97. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE (2010)

 

"Hey look, it's the douchbag from Karate Kid 3."

 

Truly brilliant ensemble, but Clark Duke and Crispin Glover absolutely make the movie.
 

post #164 of 181

98.

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Ultra-violent, yet humanistic. Cynical, yet heartfelt. Tragic, yet exhilaratingly funny.

 

 

99.

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This was pretty much overshadowed & roundly ignored after the release of the similiar Kick-Ass, but this $2 million indie is arguably the stronger, more emotionally resonant film. It's Kick-Ass meets About Schmidt. And like the former, it's wildly funny, tragic, uber-violent, whip-smart, terrifying, & charmingly optimistic.

 

One the best films I've seen this year.

 


Edited by Art Decade - 7/30/11 at 6:24pm
post #165 of 181

Instead of counting more than one film from a series as a single entry (Jackass / OSS 117) or complaining about what wasn't included, why don't we push on past the thread title's 100 film restriction?


Edited by Barry Woodward - 8/4/11 at 3:51am
post #166 of 181
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I realize I'm in the minority on this one, but Gran Torino is funnier than half of the films chosen.


Count me in on that minority.  

 

post #167 of 181

100. SEX DRIVE

 

"There's no service out here. I can't even tell her I'll be late."
"Good. That's perfect. Keep her waiting. You don't want to come off as desperate."
"I'm driving nine hours. How am I not coming off desperate?"
"We had shit to do?"

 

Nice throwback to the Golden age of the teen comedy. Good ensemble. Another great Clark Duke performance, and James Marsden brings a touch of crazy hilarity. One of the sleepers of '09.

post #168 of 181

Huzzah! We've hit 100! I wasn't sure there'd be enough choices, but wow, sudden explosion at the end. I was on the fence about adding this one, so I hesitated too long, and now the list is complete before I had a chance to suggest it. Anyway, I still want to ask, did anybody like "Made"?

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It wasn't nearly as good as "Swingers" (as few movies are), but I thought it captured some of the same fun comedic chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, and I enjoyed Sean "Puffy" Combs and Peter Falk in their very funny, yet subtle and natural supporting performances as criminals. I know some people thought Vince Vaughn was infuriatingly annoying in this movie, and I totally understand why they would, but I found his character's fast-talking nincumpoopery amusing.

post #169 of 181

Motherfucking "Waiting"...

post #170 of 181

I'm counting Naisu Baddi's selection of "Made" as 101.

 

102. (Judd Apatow, 2009)

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Adam Sandler's gives his best performance in Judd Apatow's first financial failure. Many think it's the least of Apatow's films. Those people are wrong. The much maligned Leslie Mann / Eric Bana misadventure is the best part of the film. Cancer didn't fundamentally change George Simmons and that's a nice change from the usual cliché.


Edited by Barry Woodward - 8/4/11 at 6:18pm
post #171 of 181

If we're going to keep going,

 

103. Terribly Happy

 

The closest movie to Fargo storywise that did everything right. The cinematography is dreary, the characters even more so, and the comedy is darker than a black hole.

post #172 of 181

104. Little Miss Sunshine

 

C'mon you all laughed and smiled during the dance performance at the end. Fine performances throughout a deep ensemble made it a true feel good film.

post #173 of 181

105. The Happiness of the Katakuris  (2002)

 

Best Sumo death scene ever...

post #174 of 181
Thread Starter 

106. WORLD'S GREATEST DAD

 

Controversial opinion: I don't think Robin Williams has EVER been funnier. One sick, disturbed, funny movie, and Williams is nearly matched by the extraordinarily toxic performance by Daryl Sabara as the spawn from Hell.

post #175 of 181

God, the scene where he finds Kyle's body just crushed me. And then you're laughing ten minutes later! Amazing film. How in fuck did this take longer than WAITING and OLD SCHOOL and half the rest of the list?!

post #176 of 181

Maybe the funniest film of the 00s, maybe second funniest after Black Dynamite ... from the brother of the director of In Bruges.

 

107. THE GUARD

 

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106. WORLD'S GREATEST DAD

 

Controversial opinion: I don't think Robin Williams has EVER been funnier. One sick, disturbed, funny movie, and Williams is nearly matched by the extraordinarily toxic performance by Daryl Sabara as the spawn from Hell.



I was wondering a while ago why that one hadn't turned up yet. Unfortunately I was too stupid top realise that I was allowed more than one pick so it stayed off until you brought it here where it belongs.

post #177 of 181

Oh yeah, and

 

108. IN BRUGES

post #178 of 181

In Bruges is already on the list. Need to check out The Guard, hadn't even heard of it.

post #179 of 181
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In Bruges is already on the list. Need to check out The Guard, hadn't even heard of it.



God damn ... I guess my ability to skim lists at 1 in the morning ain't what it used to be.

 

And fuck yeah Evi, EVERYBODY needs to check out The Guard. It's kind of In Bruges meets Hot Fuzz set in small town Ireland but twenty times more fun that even whatever that puts into your head. Very dark, very rude and very, very hilarious.

post #180 of 181

108. (Taika Waititi, 2010)

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The highest grossing New Zealand film of all-time. A funny yet poignant coming-of-age story about a boy (named Boy) who concocts elaborate fantasies to explain his father's absence but must come to terms with the real man when his father is released from prison.

 

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Edited by Barry Woodward - 8/4/11 at 4:21pm
post #181 of 181
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward View Post
 

108. BOY

 

The highest grossing New Zealand film of all-time. A funny yet poignant coming-of-age story about a boy (named Boy) who concocts elaborate fantasies to explain his father's absence but must come to terms with the real man when his father is released from prison.



Holy shit, you're right Barry, my shame knows no bounds that I didn't nominate Boy. Cool to see someone from outside these shores digs it too - to me it's a very NZ film and I don't know how it comes across to non-NZers.

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