HILARIOUS COMEDY FILMS
Added on: 17th Dec 2016
TRADING PLACES (1983)
In this classic ’80’s film, a snobby investor (Dan Aykroyd)
and a wily street con artist (Eddie Murphy) find their
positions in life switched as part of a bet by two callous
millionaires. The cast is great, and the two leads make
the most of their characters (both as brokers and bums)
but never overstep the mark, thanks partly to the tight
editing. The plot becomes a little bizarre, but by that
time you’re already hooked and the ending is pure joy.
To make a long story short, this might be
Eddie Murphy’s finest moment.
A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
This extremely underrated movie is literally a work of
comic genius. Like any good film, the screenplay is at the
heart of the belly laughs. Every character is given a
detailed personality quirk or two, and then it is
shamefully exploited for laugh after laugh.
British humour at its best, indeed.
TROPIC THUNDER (2008)
Through a series of freak events, a group of actors
shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become
the soldiers they are portraying. Robert Downey Jr. playing
a hard-core African American soldier is simply epic.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)
“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire with the
same surname, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and
enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Tons of people
consider it one of the greatest comedies ever.
THE HANGOVER (2009)
In what many consider the greatest comedy of this
generation, three buddies wake up from a bachelor
party in Las Vegas with no memory of the previous night
and the bachelor missing. They make their way around
the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Zach Galifianakis is simply hilarious to watch.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)
Young Frankenstein might not be your typical Mel Brooks
film because Gene Wilder, who not only stars but also
co-wrote it with Mel, was the inspiration behind the movie.
This is one of those odd films that is so outlandish
and makes fun of itself so much that it sucks the viewer
into its twisted world and doesn’t let up until the final
credits roll. If you love comedies but haven’t seen Young
Frankenstein, you’re in for a real treat. After four decades,
it still makes people who see it for the first time laugh
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)
The gritty, ugly reality of rock music is on display in director
Marty DiBergi’s unsparing rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap,
which chronicles the British metal band’s tour through the
United States in the latter part of 1982. Rolling Stones called
it the funniest film ever about rock ‘n’ roll.
THE JERK (1979)
An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in
St. Louis, and this is the best Steve Martin movie ever.
Now that we think about it, Steve was pretty funny back then.
THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)
In this side-splitting film, dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to
expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid
persecution by Hynkel’s regime. This is arguably the best
film of the king of comedy Charlie Chaplin, where he
picks on Adolf Hitler and delivers a comedic masterpiece.