Dr. Strangelove (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb) 1964:
Depicts the story of an insane general who triggers a nuclear holocaust. Stanley Kubrick’s name needs no introduction. The genius has created a comical masterpiece out of very serious issues. This Comedy illustrates the idiocy of nuclear war and the idiots who orchestrated them. The Characters such as General Buck Turgidson, General Jack D. Ripper, Major T.J King Kong and President Merkin Muffley are the one which won’t be ever forgotten. It won’t be incorrect if we say that the film is not only one of the best comedy but also one of the best film by the Greatest American Director.
Don’t get skeptical people. It’s not another teen movie. It’s the best teen movie ever produced. Michael Cera and Jonah Hill play the characters of two high school co-dependent friend who are trying to grab their peer’s attention by throwing a party full of booze.
The movie is not a typical loosely based and poorly acted high school based movie. The plot is smarter and the performance by the actors is great. It is one of those high school comedies that are actually funny. Enough said.
Animal House (1978):
A frat comedy. Delta Tau Chi Fraternity is one trouble making house and Dean Wormer wants them off the campus. Things get rough when the dean involves another frat house to drive them off the campus.
If you really want to experience this funny piece you should gather you high school or college folks and watch with them and I am sure you will thank us for the experience. The film is under rated and not considered as a superior comedy classic but it a real landmark.
The story is based on a foul mouth, childish, potty mouth and baby faced Mark Wahlberg and his equally immature talking teddy bear. The movie despicts the story of two best friends or lets say “Thunderbuddies for life”. Most of the humor originates from the talking Ted who is soul of the movie. This movie will give you stomach aches. The reason for it making into our list is because of its over the top hilarity.
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997):
Mike Myers plays a 1960’s hipster secret agent, Austin Powers, who is brought back from Cryofreeze to face his greatest enemy Dr. Evil which is also played by Mike Myers. The out of place social attitude and behavior of Austin Powers is the biggest source of comedy in this comedy classic. The awkward and lame behavior gives perfectly timed comedy and makes this a must watch.
Blazing Saddles (1974):
The story of this film is based on a town which is run by an evil and politically corrupt governor who wants to make it unlivable and thus appoints a Black Mayor to the town.
This is one of the first in long line of spoof comedies. Blazing Saddles pokes fun at all the western cliché and is full of visual gags, satirical punchlines and lots of one liners. This films contains lots of hilarious dialogues and puns. Also contains a combination of Fart jokes and Political jokes.
Dumb and Dumber (1994):
1990’s comedy would have been barren without Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey delivered a lot of comedy hits in 1990’s but the best of those is Dumb and Dumber. The film is based on a cross-country adventure of idiotic and stupid friends. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels portrayal of brainless best friends is the best depiction of any such character which is second to none.
Liar Liar, The Trueman Show and Me Myself and Irene are worth mentioning works of the comedian Jim Carrey and highly advisable for a fun watching experience.
21 Jump Street (2012):
Based on 1980’s show of the same name 21 Jump Street disappointed a lot of people when it actually became a success and was hilarious. The movie is based on young looking cops who are sent to high school to take down a drug racket. Ice Cube has played the hilariously funny and always angry boss which is an over the top performance. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are also equally impressive.
You better not miss on this one.
The story is based on a man who is afraid to fly. He must land the plane after the Pilot becomes sick.
Based on the 70’s craze of disaster movies, Airplane is a parody of such movies. Jim Abrahams and the Zucker Brothers have upped the ante on Visual Gags and lyrical puns. The acrobatic dialogue and puns gives the movie its crude humor. Sudden visual gags mixed with unapologetic religious, racial and gender taboos give may have given Hollywood a unique genre and some balls too. The vast mixture of ignoramus acting, silliness and satire is handled to make a comedy such memorable. Airplane also contains some of the best one-liners.
The Great Dictator (1940):
Any comedy film list is incomplete without the mention of Charlie Chaplin and his work.
The Great Dictator is the greatest satirical comedy by the ingenious Charlie Chaplin. The film needs no introduction. Historically this film carries greater importance than any comedy as Chaplin plays the character of Adenoid Hynkle ( Dictator of Tomania- A Hitler caricature) and also of a Jewish Barber who tries to avoid being persecuted by Tomanian Regime. This bold film by Chaplin is a show of his love for the Europe and a slap on the face of Fascism and dictatorship. It can be referred as Chaplin’s Movement against Nazism in his own style.
The movie is our favorite comedy and we are sure it would be yours as soon as you watch this masterpiece by Chaplin.