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#1 FCP Bob

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:40 AM

http://www.bbc.com/c...ies-of-all-time

They polled film critics from all over the World. My favorite movie ever made number 2 on their list.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
100. The Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis, 1961)
99. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
98. The Hangover (Todd Phillips, 2009)
97. The Music Box (James Parrott, 1932)
96. Born Yesterday (George Cukor, 1950)
95. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
94. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
93. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)
92. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
91. What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich, 1972)
90. A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)
89. Daisies (Vera Chytilová, 1966)
88. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
87. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)
86. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
85. Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973)
84. Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)
83. Safety Last! (Fred C Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1923)
82. Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, 1984)
81. There's Something About Mary (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 1998)
80. Office Space (Mike Judge, 1999)
79. The Dinner Game (Francis Veber, 1998)
78. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
77. Divorce Italian Style (Pietro Germi, 1961)
76. Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)
75. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
74. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
73. The Nutty Professor (Jerry Lewis, 1963)
72. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (David Zucker, 1988)
71. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
70. In the Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
69. Love and Death (Woody Allen, 1975)
68. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
67. Sons of the Desert (William A Seiter, 1933)
66. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
65. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980)
64. Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)
63. Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944)
62. What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, 2014)
61. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
60. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
59. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
58. Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)
57. Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)
56. Broadcast News (James L Brooks, 1987)
55. Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000)
54. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
53. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
52. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, 1936)
51. Seven Chances (Buster Keaton, 1925)
50. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, 1988)
49. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, 1972)
48. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)
47. Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
46. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
45. Big Deal on Madonna Street (Mario Monicelli, 1958)
44. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)
43. M*A*S*H (Robert Altman, 1970)
42. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
41. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
40. The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967)
39. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood and Edmund Goulding, 1935)
38. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
37. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)
36. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton and John Cleese, 1988)
35. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
34. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
33. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
32. Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
31. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
30. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
29. When Harry Met Sally... (Rob Reiner, 1989)
28. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
27. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
26. Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
25. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
24. Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
23. The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968)
22. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
21. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
20. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
19. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
18. Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton, 1924)
17. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
16. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940)
15. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
14. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
13. To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942)
12. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
11. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
10. The General (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926)
9. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
8. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
7. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, 1980)
6. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
5. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
4. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
3. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
2. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
1. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

Pulp Fiction probably isn't an action packed comedy film, but instead an action/drama with some funny lines.


Film critics are pretentious for the sake of it. Most of these super old movies (like the several from the 20's and 30's) probably wouldn't even make any of us smile, let alone laugh.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:07 PM

Holy shit that list sucks.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:51 PM

Duck Soup will make you laugh, don't kid yourself.

Pulp Fiction and the King of Comedy are two really weird additions. I'm not sure MASH belongs here, either. Dr Stranglove does, though it's the darkest of possible movies ( great choice as your favorite movie, Bob).

This list needed more pretentiousness, not less. No charlie kaufman movies on this list is a joke.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

I don't see Superbad or 40 Year Old Virgin. I don't see This Is The End or Hall Pass. List is ignoring the last ten years in favor of some 1940s bullshit. Not on my watch.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:18 AM

I mean seriously this list pisses me off.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Pulp Fiction is my favourite movie, and it shouldn't be anywhere near a top 100 comedies list.

Also, if There's Something About Mary is on this list, Dumb & Dumber should be on this list.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:08 PM

one thing to keep in mind is that the critics came from all over the World, not just N America
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

A film critic from Europe or even Russia is still retarded if they think Pulp Fiction is a comedy.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

Inglorious Bastards made me laugh more than Pulp Fiction
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:46 AM

View PostEssay21, on 23 August 2017 - 08:17 AM, said:

I don't see Superbad or 40 Year Old Virgin. I don't see This Is The End or Hall Pass. List is ignoring the last ten years in favor of some 1940s bullshit. Not on my watch.

Don't forget Wedding Crashers.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:47 AM

Before we call the list pretentious, let's not forget that SouthPark did make the cut.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:57 AM

South Park is the second greatest satire after Dr Strangelove, it should be much higher
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:19 AM

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Don't forget Wedding Crashers.

They really left us in th trenches taking grenades on this one.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:10 PM

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South Park is the second greatest satire after Dr Strangelove, it should be much higher

our tastes are really similiar
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:01 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 25 August 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

our tastes are really similiar

They made a Disney song about Uncle ****ing. That alone should make it a top-10 comedy
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:49 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 26 August 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

They made a Disney song about Uncle ****ing. That alone should make it a top-10 comedy

that really was the song that should have been nominated for the Oscar. Blame Canada only got the nomination because it was the only song in the movie that was PG13
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

Not crazy about this list
How "Its a mad, mad, mad, mad World" doesn't make it, is a shame. Do they not consider Home Alone and Toy Story comedies?
A couple of my obscure favorites never had a chance to make this list (Let it ride and Whose minding the mint) but are so much better then some movies that made it. Tootsie and Groundhog day are so overrated
Animal House, Princess Bride and Ghostbusters should be much higher
The worst atrocity of this list is Young Frankenstein at #22. Should be #1
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 26 August 2017 - 12:49 PM, said:

that really was the song that should have been nominated for the Oscar. Blame Canada only got the nomination because it was the only song in the movie that was PG13

1000% agree. Seeing South park the first time, and having that start off the movie... It was hysterical, i couldn't handle how funny it was. It was brilliant.
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 27 August 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

1000% agree. Seeing South park the first time, and having that start off the movie... It was hysterical, i couldn't handle how funny it was. It was brilliant.

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