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    Your favourite comedies?

    Laughing is good for our health right? So I'm making a list of the most hilarious comedies to watch. Off the top of my head I've got:

    - The Big Lebowski
    - Anchor Man
    - Blades of Glory
    - Birdcage
    - Coming to America
    - Monty Python: Life of Brian
    - Monty Python: Quest for the Holy Grail
    - The Princess Bride
    - Shaun of the Dead (British Zombie film)

    (and ones I'd class as most overrated)

    - The Royal Tenenbaums
    - Little Miss Sunshine
    - The Hangover
    - Some Like it Hot

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    the big lebowski (obviously)
    forgetting sarah marshall
    the first 2 Austin powers movies
    groundhog day
    raising arizona
    national lampoon's vacation
    coming to america
    office space
    there's something about mary
    waynes world

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    All Wes Anderson is overrated, Kevin Smith too.

    I'd add Airplane, Top Secret, This is Spinal Tap and the original Bedazzled.

    Also an underappreciated classic: The Loved One with Jonathan Winters. It's based on an Evelyn Waugh novel, directed by Tony Richardson, and the screenplay is by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood.
    Last edited by Rojo; 05-29-2013 at 12:24 PM.

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    Super Troopers

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    Fargo - it's a black comedy
    Animal House
    Ground Hog day
    Any Monty Python Movie
    Trading Places
    Princess Bride
    Young Frankenstein
    The Santa Claus
    Time Bandits

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    Airplane, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python and the Life of Brian, Monty Python Flying Circus, Monty Python and the Meaning of Life, Princess Bride, Office Space, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Naked Gun, Shaun of the Dead, Rocky Horror Picture Show (with audience partici...pation), Dogma, and several others I can't remember right now.
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    Noises Off.

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness

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    Anything Monty Python
    Time Bandits (part of the Monty Python crew)
    Anything with Robin Williams
    City Slickers (well, anything Billy Crystal)
    Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Larger Than Life )
    Rocky Horror Picture Show (It's just a jump to the left...)
    All the Disney Pixar stuff (Wall-E, Meatballs, Up, etc.)
    I liked Fargo but that was pretty dark
    A Fish Called Wanda
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    omg I love the Birdcage. (the Robin Williams one)

    The Sweetest Thing
    8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
    When Harry Met Sally
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Along Came Polly
    There's Something About Mary
    Pulp Fiction
    Men in Black (all of them have scenes of awkward comedy gold, imo)
    History of the World Part 1
    Austin Powers (especially AP2)

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