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Szymon
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Best comedy you have ever watched? Humor doesn't really have to be very sublime, but it can. I loooove The hangover.

Please help.

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Rakeesh
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Mel Brooks's The Producers, either version is funny but I prefer the 2005 version which is, to my, simply hysterical across the board.
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Szymon
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thanks:)
I'll try to... find it;)

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My go-to film is Noises Off (link is to Wikipedia), the '92 film version of the slapstick play-within-a-play.

The cast alone is awesome:
Carol Burnett
Michael Caine
John Ritter
Christopher Reeve
Nicollette Sheridan
Marilu Henner
Denholm Elliott
Julie Hagerty
Mark Linn-Baker

quote:
The film follows the concept of a play within a play, in this case a dreadful sex farce Nothing On — the type of production in which young women run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers, and many doors continually open and shut. The setting has been transplanted from the backcountry of Great Britain to Des Moines, Iowa, where a second-rate theatrical troupe is preparing to perform the Broadway-bound play under the direction of Lloyd Fellowes ...

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rollainm
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Some suggestions you might like based on liking The Hangover:

Super Troopers
Tropic Thunder
Old School
Dodgeball
Superbad
Anchorman

Going back a bit and perhaps a stretch from the above:
Young Frankenstein
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

All decent hits as far as comedies go, so you may have seen them all, but I'd say at least 6 of those are worth watching more than once.

If you'd prefer something more subtle, sophisticated, indie, etc., then I can offer a ton of suggestions along those lines, too.

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If you like The Hangover then you might also like The Big Lebowski and Pineapple Express.
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Oldie: Chevy Chase & Goldie Hawn in Foul Play.

And I love Waking Ned Devine.

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Suggestion of something I found funny, unrelated to your personal taste:

Bringing Up Baby, from 1938, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. As screwball as Screwball Comedies get. Have fun.

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Sterling
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L.A. Story, The Emperor's New Groove, or Young Frankenstein all come to mind.

[ January 10, 2011, 11:40 PM: Message edited by: Sterling ]

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Stephan
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Another great Vegas gone wrong flick is Very Bad Things.
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I Love you Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_You,_Man)

That's probably the best movie I can suggest for someone that liked the Hangover (although everyone I know likes them both).

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Seconding Monty Python & The Holy Grail
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Just go on youtube and watch some standup. I recommend Dave Chappelle, Kat Williams, Jim Gaffigan, Tommy Davidson, and Jamie Fox, in that order. If you prefer funny women, try Anjelah Johnson.

Skits from In Living Color or Dave Chappelle's show are also good for improving bad moods.

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Seconding Noises Off. Christopher Reeve is a darling.
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Clue.

Nuff said.

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I recently went back and watched Clue. It wasn't nearly as enjoyable as I remembered it being.

Oscar.

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I'm partial to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but I'm slightly biased.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
I recently went back and watched Clue. It wasn't nearly as enjoyable as I remembered it being.

Oscar.

Some movies are like that for me. Clue is almost always hilarious to me. I usually find that movies I loved when I was a kid are just as good now that I'm older, unless I watch then with someone who never saw them as a kid, then it sort of breaks the spell.

Case in point, my brother and I loved watching Congo when we were younger. We still love it. I tried showing it to my roommate, and she thought it was awful, and slightly amusing. Ruined it a little bit for me. I still think it's funny, but some of the magic is gone.

They're talking about remaking Clue with Gore Verbinksi, but I'm skeptical. Casting will be hugely important.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Clue.

Nuff said.

Ah! Good one!
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Lisa
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quote:
Originally posted by Uprooted:
Oldie: Chevy Chase & Goldie Hawn in Foul Play.

Ditto Foul Play. Also, Animal House, Blues Brothers, and Stripes. Oh, and top of the list, Ruthless People. I almost peed myself.
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Dodgeball made me laugh a great deal but its humor is highly juvenile.
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If Dodgeball is juvenile, what does that make American Pie?
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Infantile.
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("If you can dodge balls, you can dodge wrenches!") //snicker
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I Love You Man and Role Models are both Hangover-era greats. I really liked Get Him To The Greek.

For old-school? Zoolander takes the cake.

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My Cousin Vinny? Grosse Pointe Blank?
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The God's Must Be Crazy.
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The 40-year Old Virgin
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When I'm in a bad mood I like to watch despondent films in order to remind myself that, on the whole, I have it pretty good. Some recommendations in that regard:

Schindler's List
Boys Don't Cry
Hotel Rwanda
The Magdalene Sisters

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Blazing Saddles.
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I would recommend Charade. Funny and enough of a plot to be interesting.
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Szymon, did you ever watch any of these?
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Seconding Blazing Saddles, for sure. In fact, it's why I opened the thread, just to say it.

(But if you want something newer, I'll third... fourth?... Dodgeball. It never fails to make me snicker like a twelve-year-old, and I love it so. [Big Grin] )

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It doesnt matter what mood your in, Earth Girls Are Easy can help.
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