"Funny how? How funny am I … like I'm a clown for you? “
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Like Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta  before us, we could all use a good laugh lately – a welcome escape from our current home-made drums. There may never be a better time to curl up on the couch and revisit some legendary comedy films. And whether or not you agree with each entry, I hope you will have as many giggles as I have put it together.
Here are ten of the funniest films in film history, presented in chronological order with such a bad wildcard at the end.
0 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
No, it's not just a flesh wound.  It is a comedic genius and a simple addition to this list.
No comedy group does "idiots on a mission" better than Monty Python. Half a dozen knights dutifully crouch behind a boulder and carefully look at "the beast", which is ultimately a hare ("This is the worst, most cruel and bad-tempered rodent you have ever seen!"). Antioch's Grenade of the Holy Hand is one of the efforts to defeat the villainous rabbit.
When the gang bumps across the Bridge of Death, they have to answer three questions from a troll in order to obtain crossing privileges. The troll spares the first knight before asking the second two simple questions, followed by "What is the capital of Assyria?" From there, the questions become more ridiculous ("What is the air speed of a loaded swallow?"). And of course the attempt to besiege a castle is viciously blocked by catapulted cattle. 
One of the reasons Holy Grail is widely regarded as the funniest film, I think, is that this comedy often doesn't age well. This creates something that was established in the Middle Ages and eliminates decades of references that become obsolete over time.
9 Airplane! (1980)
Surely you didn't think that  I would get off the plane! from this list. Produced for the astonishingly low budget of $ 3.5 million 40 years ago, the ensemble's laugh festival gets my vote for the funniest movie ever.
If comedy boxed, plane! is a lightning-fast bantamweight that spices up rapid-fire impacts. Plane! is spaghetti on a wall that was shot with a machine gun: the comedy comes so quickly that the audience is not ready to laugh before the next joke lands.
Of course, this recipe can only work if enough jokes are good. And from the alcohol problem of the main character  to an old lady who helps the stewardess to translate Jive,  plane! is so fast and loudly funny that it is difficult to catch your breath.
Remarkable, plane! is characterized by a comedy welded to pun. When a flight attendant informs the passenger and the disgraced fighter pilot Ted Striker that "there is a problem in the cockpit," he replies, "The cockpit? What's going on?" And asked them to explain that "there was a small room in front." the plane the pilot is sitting in. "
This device, in addition to recurring jokes like" I chose the wrong week to stop … " allows Airplane! to fill 90 minutes with an action that occurs in 15 could have been told "Airplane in danger, kidnappings occur" is an easy way to put the plot on a (sexually satisfied) autopilot  and to clear the way for undisturbed comedy brilliance.
8 Caddyshack (1980)
Every film that makes fun of golf – according to George Carlin,  an "arrogant, elitist game that takes up too much space in this country" – is in mine Book okay. Caddyshack from the 1980s rides Rodney Dangerfield's gross disrespect and does so with a style that smacks a country club member's smarm right in the face.
As a brazen, disgusting, new-rich protagonist Al Czervik, Dangerfield is both fish from the water and a bull in a china shop. After saying "Fore!" A complacent Dangerfield hits the nuts in one of his antagonist's fields and explains: "I should have shouted two!"  Later, at a posh party full of snooty Septuagenarians, Dangerfield considers the Shindig "The Dance of the Living Dead." "
The film also featured two early Saturday Night live actors. Chevy Chase shows his unmatched ability to deliver dead lines as an unconventional heterosexual man." Are you taking drugs, Danny? "He asked the Caddy. When Danny says yes, he answers Chase, "Well … so what's the problem?" In the meantime, Bill Murray takes a break from his horticultural hole maintenance job in one and chops on flowers  while mimicking a muted television announcer ("He's got it all ! ").
As a bonus in 1988, Caddyshack 2 was one of the rare sequels that were worth doing. Not as fun as the original, but in the same ballp … I mean, on the same fairway.  7 The Naked Gun (1988)
No, that's not Enrico Palazzo.  It is Leslie Nielsen again who rightly made his second appearance on this list.
A side-splitting large-screen successor to the comedy series Police Squad !, The Naked Gun is the funniest TV movie adaptation ever. The highly unorthodox foursome of Nielsen, Ed Williams, Priscilla Presley and a suspected double-murder OJ Simpson  made the audience laugh – and wondered why the police! was canceled after only six episodes.
Like Airplane !, The Naked Gun has a spaghetti-at-the-wall rapid-fire style in which dead one-liners, silly slapstick and general stupidity approach the audience at full speed. Nielsen plays the perfect idiotic protagonist – an awkward investigator who draws parallels to Maxwell Smart. 
While many comedies have difficulty closing a film because the need to sew the plot tends to apply the comedy brakes, The Naked Gun & # 39; s saves its best at the end. Punctuated by a garbled stars and stripes  ("And the red Blend / Buncha bombs of the missiles in the air"), a Pregame Bloopers role with a decapitated outfielder ("How about this?") And Nielsen As a break dance referee, the baseball game at the film's finale is one of the funniest fifteen minutes in cinema history.
6 Christmas Holidays by National Lampoon (1989)
The question was not whether National Lampoon would make the cut, but which film. I chose Christmas Vacation, which includes the award for the funniest vacation movie ever (honorable mention of Will Ferrell's crazy classic Elf).
This film has so many quotable lines that you can't know where to start, but how about Randy Quaid? He played Ellen's white cousin-in-law and emptied a RV tank into the street grate while beckoning Clark's nervous neighbor : "Merry Christmas! Shitter was full! “ 
Christmas vacation could be the funniest cascade disaster film ever made. Clark's older uncle burns his tree down with a "stogie", a final straw that causes Clark to get angry with a chainsaw and cut the evergreen on his lawn that smashes his neighbor's window when it falls. He drags it in … and a squirrel jumps out, causing Eddie's dog, the aptly named snot, to hunt the rodent and destroy the rest of the house. The solution? Clark opens the door and both the squirrel and dog jump out … into the arms of Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  who came over to confront Clark over the tree that fell through her window.
Christmas Vacation is one of those films that more than 30 years later can and will feel out of date. It will be there year after year and comfort us in the midst of a sea of annoying in-laws. Be thankful for it – and say mercy. ("Grace? She died 30 years ago!") 
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5 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Yes Baby. Mike Myers' James Bond parody was the funniest live action movie of the 90s (a special mention to Tommy Boy with the late great Chris Farley).
The film works on so many levels – the bad espionage-mocking fight scenes ("Judo CHOP!") And Myers & # 39; flawless comedic character development, to name just two. But perhaps the most successful element is the element "double fish from the water". Myers plays both the protagonist Austin Powers and his arch enemy Dr. Evil that have been revived after 30 years of freezing.
The result is an additional layer of cluelessness that allows Myers' talent to really burst for uncomfortable moments. For example, Dr. Evil, holding the world's ransom for … "a MILLION dollar!"  – a meager price to prevent a maniac from burning civilization with hot, liquid magma.
Practically nothing that Myers tries in this film just falls. From the pairing of Dr. Evil with a clone 1/8 his size ("I will call him … Mini-Me") about his right wife, Ms. Farbissina ("Head of the Salvation Army militant wing") to punching in Austin An old woman in the face  from suspicion that she was really a "man, baby!". The film swings wildly and lands every punch line that it throws. The funniest scene could be Dr. Evils insane chatter  during a father-son therapy session in which he describes his childhood ("Summer in Rangoon, luge lessons … actually quite normal.")
4 South Park: Larger, longer and uncut (1999)
By far the funniest animated film ever is Trey Parker and Matt Stone's adaptation of their cover-shifting cartoon series South Park. At a time when musical performances such as Eminem and Marilyn Manson caused parental turmoil, Parker and Stone decided to troll the audience and society with one of the most subversive comedies of all time.
I was in college when the film came out. When I was sitting in the theater, I was surprised to see parents with young children there. After all, the film was rated R. Then it hit me: Parker and Stone had done this on purpose and  made unsuspecting parents take their children with them. How slippery could a cartoon really be?
About ten minutes later, "Uncle F * cker", the film's second music number (yes, it is a musical – a brilliant musical with a bad mouth) answers this question with authority. ("Shut your damn face, uncle, you're an ass fuck uncle …") From there an entire album full of exciting songs, including the Grammy-nominated amount "Blame Canada"  for the funniest soundtrack in film history.
The plot of the film – the South Park children have to save a couple of scapegoat comedians from executing fart jokes – brilliantly reflects the reception that Parker and Stone knew received the film would. So the film causes controversy and reacts to it. And if you don't like it, Cartman has a message for you. 
3 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
"I am Ron Burgundy?" 
His portrayal of an unsuspectingly misogynist news anchor from the 1970s in 2004 is the high point of Will Ferrells comedic career – and that says a lot. Like Austin Powers before, for ten minutes you feel like Anchorman will be a really stupid movie. And it is – it is just stupid, an achievement that was only accomplished with a terribly funny front man. From happy, vulgar jokes about the end credits of the news program  ("You are a real hooker and I will hit you in public") to longing thoughts that the name of his hometown San Diego means "Wals Vagina" "Ferrells Delivery is a genius.
However, it is the famous royal rumble of the news anchor  that brings Anchorman to the top ten of all time, with Tim Robbins as the publicly available news editor ("No ads … no mercy!") Luke Wilson a machete chopped off his arm in a machete-laden street fight while Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), a mentally disabled weatherman, kills a rider with a trident. "Boy," Burgundy told his team the next day, "the situation escalated quickly." . "
Still don't think Anchorman is on this list? Then fuck yourself, San Diego. 
2 Borat (2006)
Sacha Baron Cohen's brilliantly insulting account of a foreigner researching American society is the most divisive mockery of all time (Honorable mention from 2000’s Best in Show). As in his groundbreaking TV series Da Ali G Show, the film's biggest advantage is that its subjects are not involved in the joke.
As Borat Sagdiyev of Kazakhstan, Cohen uses America's faux inclusion and racism in a way that is revealing and repulsive, but still hysterical. At a dinner party, Borat pleads not only to ignore the American customs, but also to ignore the American interior installations, and gives the host a bag with his droppings after using the toilet. At a rodeo, he declares his support for the controversial Iraq war in America by saying to a starved crowd of rednecks: "We support your war of terror" and hopes that "George W. Bush will be the blood of every man and woman and every child from Iraq drinks! "
Borat plays a song titled" There is a problem in my country "for a Honky Tonk, which finally makes the crowd of cowboys wearing fools clap and sing along to the chorus" Throw the Jews into the well " ,  so that my country can be free! “When he meets a real Jewish couple – a kind old man and a kind woman who rent a room in their house to overnight guests – Cohen mocks the rampant hatred of Jews in the Middle East by throwing money against cockroaches that Borat believes in that they have changed the shape of hosts  ("You could hardly see their horns").
1 Superbad (2007)
When we turn to the latest group of large-screen comedians, we shouldn't put Seth Rogan anywhere on this list. And while the 40-year-old virgin is duly considered (and Paul Rudd has – whom everyone loves), the Superbad from  2007 beats the tip of an obsessively drawn penis  from a Jonah Hill elementary school.
Superbad is one of the rare comedies that manages to integrate and dissolve a variety of plot changes without compromising humor. The difficulty in getting alcohol for a high school graduation, the tension between the two main characters, each going to different colleges, the ambitions of teenagers, and the uncertain police stubbornness are A, B, C, and even D -Tales that make the film together are both heartwarming and side-splitting – a rarity for comedies with an R rating.
Superbad's physical humor is particularly outstanding. Fogel's nervousness as an apparently underage customer of a liquor store, including his ridiculous attempt to appease the cashier  ("I've been drinking this stuff for years … I've heard they added more witches recently") is interrupted by one than that When the bulls turn up to question the witnesses, his only false ID card attracts suspicion and then pity, and the legend of McLovin & # 39; is born.
+ The Room (2003)
"It's & # 39; The Room & # 39; bad. ”
That was a friend of the film industry of mine who responded to the 2019 film Cats, which was ridiculed as one of the worst films ever. 
2003 & # 39; s The Room – written, directed by and with the eccentric Tommy Wiseau with marble mouth, who invested millions of his own money to produce and release – was so bad (and so ridiculous) weird) that it sparked a cult following (including a talking bobblehead)  and even a hit film about its creation, The Disaster Artist 2017.
It's terrible. The dialogue, whose weaknesses include a prominent character who announces that she has cancer and will never relate to it again, seems to have been written by a bot that has examined human behavior, albeit poorly. Two unpleasant, too long love scenes make the audience wonder if Wiseau is familiar with the basic human anatomy, and for some strange reason there are pictures of spoons in the background  – which causes cult followers to throw cutlery at indie theater performances .  "So what?", You might think. "A lot of films are terrible." That's right, but The Room wasn't just parodyed by the Hollywood mainstream: it was torn from the cast of the Mystery Science Theater 3000. The trio is now called RiffTrax and kills by killing bad films. Watching RiffTrax roast The Room  is the funniest cinema experience I've ever had. I highly recommend it.
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