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Funniest Comedies Ever

Can you name the 50 funniest comedies as chosen by Empire Magazine in 2012?
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Last updated: March 10, 2013
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Actors
Film
1
Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays
Airplane!
2
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Anchorman
3
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman
The Big Lebowski
4
John Cleese, Graham Chapman
Life of Brian
5
John Cleese, Graham Chapman
Monty Python
and the Holy Grail
6
Bradley Cooper,
Zach Galifianakis
The Hangover
7
Leslie Nielsen, O. J. Simpson
The Naked Gun
8
Sacha Baron Cohen,
Ken Davitian
Borat
9
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Dumb & Dumber
10
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Shaun of the Dead
11
Christopher Guest,
Michael McKean
This Is Spinal Tap
12
Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little
Blazing Saddles
13
Michael Cera, Jonah Hill
Superbad
14
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon
Some Like It Hot
15
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
Groundhog Day
16
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Hot Fuzz
17
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott
Dr. Strangelove...
18
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters
19
Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman
Young Frankenstein
20
Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Team America:
World Police
21
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn
Dodgeball
22
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Zoolander
23
Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
The 40 Year-Old
Virgin
24
Richard E. Grant,
Paul McGann
Withnail & I
25
Steve Martin, John Candy
Planes, Trains &
Automobiles
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Actors
Film
26
Trey Parker, Matt Stone
South Park
27
Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson
Old School
28
Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz
There's Something
About Mary
29
Jason Biggs,
Sean William Scott
American Pie
30
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
31
John Cleese, Kevin Kline
A Fish Called
Wanda
32
Kevin Smith, Jeff Anderson
Clerks
33
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi
Blues Brothers
34
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx
Duck Soup
35
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox
Ace Ventura:
Pet Detective
36
Riz Ahmed, Kayvan Novak
Four Lions
37
Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson
In Bruges
38
Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck
Ferris Bueller's
Day Off
39
Val Kilmer, Peter Cushing
Top Secret!
40
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase
Caddyshack
41
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey
Wayne's World
42
Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr.
Tropic Thunder
43
Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi
In The Loop
44
Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley
Austin Powers
45
Steve Martin,
Bernadette Peters
The Jerk
46
Seth Rogen, James Franco
Pineapple Express
47
Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl
Knocked Up
48
Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen
Happy Gilmore
49
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
Bringing Up Baby
50
Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson
Kingpin
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level 75
Jan 18, 2013
What? No "Animal House"?
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level 62
Mar 9, 2013
That was the first movie I typed in. I can't believe it's not on this list.
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level 51
Sep 15, 2013
That was my thought too!
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level 75
Jan 18, 2013
Or "My Cousin Vinny"?
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level 16
Sep 18, 2014
agreed
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level 73
Nov 9, 2017
or "Office Space"? I'll write a letter to empire with all of our suggestions.
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level 71
Oct 16, 2018
The two utes...what's a ute? Youths...youths...
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level 43
Mar 8, 2013
Take it up with Empire
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level 40
Mar 9, 2013
Well said! I didn't agree with alot of it either... but it is ImDB's choice after all. If you don't like the list - write your own list. Enjoyed the quiz... but maybe a little more time!?
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level 80
Mar 9, 2013
Why isn't Ferris Bueller's Day Off not working?
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level ∞
Mar 9, 2013
Sorry. Fixed now!
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level 77
Mar 9, 2013
Obviously any list like this is going to be highly flawed and completely subjective... but... even given some horrifically glaring omissions, puzzling inclusions, and odd ordering.... this isn't altogether a terrible list. At least they got South Park and Team America on here. Nice to see the nod to Duck Soup, as well.
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level 80
Nov 25, 2014
And Top Secret!!! Really glad to see that.
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level 67
Jan 29, 2015
I was, however, hoping "Cannibal! The Musical" was going to be one of the answers for the Matt Stone & Trey Parker clues. Alas...
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level 77
Mar 9, 2013
Agree with all of the films already mentioned... they should have been included over some that made it on here. I'd also add Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey, The Princess Bride, Scrooged, Rushmore, O Brother Where Art Thou... maybe The Great Outdoors, Tommy Boy, Harold & Kumar... so many...
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level 43
Mar 10, 2013
I agree with The Princess Bride
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level 61
Apr 2, 2013
Definitely Tommy Boy!
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level 50
Aug 7, 2014
The Princess Bride... was neither funny, nor good.
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level 54
Apr 20, 2017
I was unaware that anyone didn't like that movie.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2017
I think cookie as Asperger's? He mentioned something like that before. I think the sort of subtle humor of the Princess Bride would be hard to appreciate given this.
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level 59
Jul 14, 2016
I found the phantom menace really funny.
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level 77
Nov 27, 2018
If I try to think of the one movie that had me laughing the hardest non-stop start to finish I think it would have to be The Blair Witch Project. The other people in the theater kept giving me the evil eye but I couldn't stop it was so friggin stupid.
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level 44
Mar 9, 2013
40/50 and the average is 20. Not bad :)
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level 43
Aug 8, 2013
Congrats!
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level 24
Mar 9, 2013
How did you get a picture next to the name of the quiz @ImDB?
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level 43
Mar 9, 2013
Up to the Quizmaster, if he likes the quiz, he will feature it
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level 32
Mar 9, 2013
God what an akward list. Silly teen-comedies mixed with satire, classic comedies with modern cartoons... way too arbitrary.
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level 43
Jun 3, 2013
You can't spell awkward... That's awkward
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level 73
Mar 6, 2017
You are a DB.
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level 62
Mar 9, 2013
I was a film major in college, so I've seen a lot of these lists. Other than the glaring omission of Animal House and the questionable ordering, I'd say it's one of the best I've seen. It leans a little too heavy on hip new comedies that likely won't stand the test of time (Pineapple Express?), but it's good to see some new classics on here in lieu of the old and outdated comedies like Sullivan's Travels that usually litter these lists to give an air of credibility to the writers. Some of them, like Blazing Saddles and Some Like It Hot, are still great watches, but most of them just don't hold up. And they're certainly not as funny as Old School.
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level 40
Mar 9, 2013
I believe Airplane was released as Flying High in Australia and maybe other places. Could that possibly be accepted?
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level 44
Mar 10, 2013
It was indeed released as Flying High - I live in hope that one day I will enter it and it will be accepted.
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2013
We are nothing if not accommodating. :) That will work now.
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level 77
Mar 11, 2013
I think Airplane! is probably the best example of the odd ordering here. I mean... it's a fine movie... but #1 funniest film ever? That's a pretty big stretch. Personally I'd put Spaceballs over it and that didn't even make the list. Also, I don't think I've ever met anyone who thought Life of Brian (another fine movie) was funnier than Holy Grail. but... whatever... :)
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level 74
Nov 20, 2013
Hello Kalbahamut, I'm The Wombat. Pleased to meet you. There, now you've met someone who thinks Life of Brian is far funnier than Holy Grail.
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level 73
May 12, 2016
Necropost - Life of Brian is far funnier
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level 75
Jul 25, 2018
Wombat, remember me from the convention? A lot of us think The Life of Brian was better thought out than The Holy Grail or the sporadic Meaning of Life. The Life of Brian is as focused as Minty Python could conceivably get for more than 30 seconds. Yeah, so then they threw in aliens with a rescue from certain death just to torpedo me 39 years on.
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level 29
Mar 11, 2013
It's a shame that an Adam Sandler film made it onto the list. But I'm glad to see Four Lions on there, although judging from the fact that only 3% got it I'm guessing it wasn't particularly popular outside of the UK!
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level 43
Jun 3, 2013
Four Lions is a personal favourite
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level 71
Jun 2, 2014
As soon as I saw Sandler's name, I knew it wasn't a serious list.
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level 50
Aug 21, 2014
Of course it's not a serious list. It's a 'Funniest Comedies Ever'! How do you expect that to be serious?
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level 54
May 31, 2016
I got down to number 8, realized it was Borat, and finished early. I knew there wasn't much of a reason to continue.
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level 67
Oct 19, 2017
@PrinceEric I should have done the same. None of Sacha Baron Cohen's films belong on a funniest movies list.
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level 67
Jun 29, 2018
And for that matter, neither do Steve Carrell's.
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level 72
Mar 11, 2013
Is no one else surprised by In Bruges being classified as a comedy? Yes, it's funny, but I didn't exactly double over with laughter when Gleeson jumped from the bell tower. I have no idea what category it should go in, though.
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level 43
Jun 3, 2013
It is a dark comedy
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level 41
Mar 11, 2013
planes,trains and automibiles- great film, but if im honest not that funny
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level 21
Mar 12, 2013
Would probably replace Old School, Kingpin and Tropic Thunder with Animal House, Napoleon Dynamite and Step Brothers. Also Zoolander, The Naked Gun and Dumb & Dumber are a bit too high
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level 77
Mar 13, 2013
Dumb and Dumber definitely too high. It was just on TV the other night... hasn't gotten any funnier with age. Old School was never very good, I agree there. But Kingpin and Tropic Thunder are both hilarious. The latter is so underrated.
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level 67
Jun 22, 2017
I love tropic thunder, but I was surprised to see kingpin. it's been a long time since I watched it though, so maybe I should rewatch it before I judge.
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level 77
Oct 7, 2018
Actually I just rewatched Kingpin and I think I take back what I said about it. It wasn't very good on 2nd viewing. But I still love Tropic Thunder and I've seen that one about 10 times.
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level 21
Mar 29, 2013
13/50, but I was one of the few that got Top Secret!
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level 46
Apr 20, 2013
where's hot shots
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level 61
Jun 22, 2017
i was also surprised not to find it
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level 36
May 26, 2013
Zoolander?????????????? Really?????????
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level 75
Jul 25, 2018
Except for seeing them all have a gasoline hose fight and dying, an exceptionally hard movie to watch.
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level 10
Jun 13, 2013
Pineapple Express - one of the worst movies i ever seen.
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level 30
Feb 24, 2014
I was going to stop playing if 'Borat' wasn't on here. Carry on.
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level 41
Apr 14, 2014
airplane has always been my favorite movie!!
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level 78
May 10, 2014
Ha. You don't know any Louis de Funès movies... your loss :p.
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level 77
Jun 17, 2014
For Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, all I could think of was "A Night at the Museum."
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level 44
Sep 9, 2014
Pineapple express, Tropic Thunder, Southpark and Hangover?! I think I laughed maybe 5 times during all of those movies combined. Really surprised by the exclusion of Fletch, Man with Two Brains, Grosse Point Blank, L.A Story, etc.
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level 42
Sep 18, 2014
I really didn't find In Bruges to be a comedy. It was a really good movie, hardly a comedy though.
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level 60
Nov 13, 2014
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead!
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level 57
Nov 27, 2018
Heads....heads.....heads......heads......heads.....heads....heads....heads....heads.....heads.....heads..... heads.....heads.....heads....heads.....heads..... heads....heads....heads.....heads.....heads...
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level 61
Dec 18, 2014
In the Loop - a great British comedy!
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level 68
Feb 1, 2015
'Tis but a scratch... a flesh wound.
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level 72
Jun 12, 2017
You're a looney!
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level 67
Jun 1, 2015
I agree. I can't believe Animal house did not make this list.
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level 67
Jul 29, 2015
Has no one seen 'Death at a Funeral' (the English version) not the USA version........ far better comedy than many listed (In Bruges was a comedy?)
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level 47
Oct 18, 2015
I didn't even smile when I was watching wayne's world. It is SOOOO boring movie.
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level 59
Dec 24, 2015
I feel ashamed to live in an era where some twat pretending to be Kazakhstani or Austrian is more well known than The Blues Brothers.
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level 67
Jun 22, 2017
Who are the 'blues brothers'?
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level 67
Jun 29, 2018
Malbaby, please stop what you're doing right now (yes, I realize your comment was a year ago, doesn't matter) and watch The Blues Brothers immediately.
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level 65
May 20, 2016
What a terrible, terrible list.
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level 47
Jan 8, 2017
It made me ill to see "Annie Hall" below "American Pie". Almost anything by Woody is better than AP. I must be old
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level 72
Jun 12, 2017
Sleeper....Bananas.....several Woody Allen movies should rate.
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level 78
Jan 26, 2017
More people need to watch Top Secret!
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level 60
Feb 19, 2017
Not sure how there are no Pink Panther movies on this list.
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level 67
Jun 22, 2017
I agree, 'Shot in the Dark' is one of the funniest movies ever, compared to such films as 'In Bruges' I cannot believe they are not included.
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level 76
Mar 6, 2017
I watched Blazing Saddles as a college student when it first came out. I thought it was the funniest movie I'd ever seen. I watched it twenty years later with my kids and thought it was the dumbest movie I'd ever seen. I think age and life experience makes a difference on what seems humorous. I should watch it again to see what difference another twenty years or so has made.
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level 69
Feb 1, 2019
Great, funny movie, but they edit (censor) it so much when showing it on TV that is sacrifices all of the satire and social commentary. It is completely unfunny and pointless like this, and I don't understand why they bother to show it.
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level 34
Jun 7, 2017
Empire Magazine is a joke. This list is awful.
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level 67
Oct 19, 2017
What a godawful list. There are some good movies on it (although many of them are ranked too low), but then there are a lot of absolute garbage films on it too. About the only nice thing I can say about this list is that at least they didn't include Fargo.
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level 59
Oct 30, 2017
Certainly not the list that I would compile but kudos for including "Top Secret".
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level 69
Mar 20, 2018
Well there's plenty I disagree with here, but I have trouble faulting number one. I can't think of another movie that has a greater density of laugh-out-loud jokes than Airplane! And it is endlessly quotable. The rest of the top five I pretty much agree with, except for maybe Anchorman, which I liked, but wouldn't consider number two of all time good. I'd be tempted to swap it with Dr Strangelove. It's sad so few people guessed In the Loop, because it is a truly brilliant movie and spectacularly funny. In Bruges is also not getting as much love as it deserves. Personally I'd consider it amongst my all time favourite movies of any genre, but this list doesn't ask for the best films that are comedies, but the funniest comedies, and in straight up hilarity stakes the likes of Airplane beat In Bruges hands down.
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level 1
Mar 27, 2018
how can you not put the movie central entelegance on the list
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level 75
Jul 8, 2018
Very short time limit (7 seconds per title) for a quiz that makes you type out long titles like Trains Planes and Automobiles.
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level 75
Jul 25, 2018
I don't think anything but Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb should be accepted. That's the title and cheaters shouldn't get points for only getting only 25% of the title right.
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level 80
Oct 7, 2018
Your own comment above begs to differ.
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level 75
Feb 28, 2019
I used perhaps a little sarcasm. Do find it....wisible?
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level 68
Sep 20, 2018
If all of those films are better than "A shot in the dark", then they must be good.
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level 57
Nov 27, 2018
So glad to see' Withnail and I', 'In the Loop', 'Dr Strangelove', 'This is Spinal Tap' and 'Clerks' here, so sad to see that Adam Sandler garbage here. 'The Castle', 'Manhattan', 'Les Fugitifs', 'Burn After Reading', 'O Brother Where Art Thou', 'LA Story', 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels', 'Micmacs', 'Delicatessen', 'Napoleon Dynamite' and 'A Night at the Opera' are all sadly missing. I also don't remember 'In Bruges' or 'Kingpin' being particularly funny, even though they were both good movies.
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