100 funniest movies of all time? May 29, 2006Posted by Evil Bender in arts and culture, Humor.
I'm done with my serious posts for the day, promise. Ed Brayton has a post on Bravo's 50 funniest movies of all time. The list is criminal. Examples:
#69 The Blues Brothers
#65 Office Space (seriously? there are 64 better comedies)
#56 Young Frankenstein
#53 Dr. Strangelove (one of the funniest movies of all time, and the only one that made fun of atomic warfare during the cold war)
#50 The Princess Bride (49 better? Really?)
#43 What About Bob? (fairly funny, really, but not better than any of the above, and not an all-time great, is it? At best, its good performances proping up a lousy script).
#39 Mrs. Doutfire (gag)
#30 The Big Lebowski
#29 Legally Blonde (yeah, its MUCH better than Lebowski–sigh)
#14 Napoleon Dynamite (I know I wasn't its biggest fan, but doesn't this strike EVERYONE as too high?)
#11 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
#9 Ace Ventura (WHAT?)
#4 There's Something About Mary (no, there really isn't).
Of course there will always be disagreement about these things, but this isn't close. For the sake of debate, I give you my top ten (in no particular order) with a quote from each (because it's my blog and I can, dammit):
The Big Lebowski– "This aggression will not stand, man."
Dr Strangelove– "You can't fight here. This is the war room!"
A Fish Called Wanda–"Oh know, K-k-ken is coming to kill me!"
Office Space–"I don't really like my job, and I'm not going to go any more."
Monty Python's Life of Brian–"Always look on the bright side of life."
The Princess Bride–"As you wish!"
Blazing Saddles–"Sorry about the 'up yours, n—–.'"
Ghostbusters–"It's true: this man has no nuts."
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Because the Cohen Brothers earned it)–"I appear to be the only one who remains unaffiliated."
The Royal Tenenbaums (not as laugh-out-loud funny as the rest of the list, but whitty and with a great cast, this deserves a mention)– "I never thought you were an asshole, Royal. I always figured you were more of a sonuvabitch."
That's my list. What say you?
This list isn't perfect. For one thing, where's Vince Vaughan? But it's far better than Bravo's, I'd argue.