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32 minutes ago, Loik V credern said:



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I maintain this is the funniest scene in film history



the nonchalent bored indifference in the delivery of 'probably have some more cunt kids', the unexpected alliteration, Fiennes' hysterical pyscho eyes and funny voice always gets me, i've never seen him like this in anything else, he's so perculiar.


As for Lego Ninjago...the villain who has no interest in his son is so well done i think, something about the voice.


It's such a magnificent scene - the language is so unashamadely punchy and I love a good old swear-fest. Brendan Gleeson is the absolute best (not just for this scene, for the entire role - he is magnificent). Ralph Fiennes helps makes this scene so very good though - an absolute head-case, played really convincingly. Gosh, I love this film, basically.

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I’ll have a proper think about this. Chucking these here for now.


One Cut of the Dead

Young Frankenstein

My Cousin Vinny

What we do in the Shadows

Hollywood Shuffle

Trailer Park Boys


Naked Gun


Fuku-Chan of FukuFuku Flats

The Girl Chewing Gum

Lego Batman


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12. American Psycho
11. Uncle Buck
10. School of Rock
9. O Brother Where Art Thou
8. Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls
7. Borat
6. The Naked Gun
5. Dumb and Dumber
4. There's Something About Mary
3. Groundhog Day
2. Office Space
1. Jackass Part Two


That's my full list, most comedies leave me disappointed to the point where I wouldn't want to put them on any "best" list. There's sequels to the above I could have included, though, but that doesn't seem right.

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1. Step Brothers

2. Groundhog Day

3. Four Lions

4. Anchorman 

5. Home Alone

6. Shaun of the Dead

7. Napoleon Dynamite

8. Bridesmaids

9. Jackass 2

10. The Hangover

11. Zoolander

12. Superbad

13. 21 Jump Street

14. South Park

15. Emporers New Groove

16. The Wolf of Wallstreet

17. Dumb and Dumber

18. In The Loop

19. Team America

20. The Inbetweeners Movie


I refuse to be drawn on why Step Brothers is number 1 and why Groundhog Day is the oldest movie on my list.


Thank you.

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Don’t think I could do an ordered top 20, but Dumb & Dumber is my fave of all time without question. Made me laugh so hard when I was 10 I couldn’t breathe, and still makes me laugh now I’m 38. It’s got to have the most jokes per minute of any film I’ve seen, and the majority of them hit the mark.

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Final list below. Kubrick dropped off for The Inbetweeners. The heart wants what the heart wants. Tough call between the top 2 but when I think of this scene it sealed the deal.


  1. The Naked Gun
  2. Dumb and Dumber
  3. Airplane
  4. Spinal Tap
  5. There’s Something About Mary
  6. Office Space
  7. Best in Show
  8. Trading Places
  9. Kingpin
  10. The Producers
  11. Blazing Saddles
  12. Swingers
  13. Jackass 2
  14. Planes, Trains and Automobiles 
  15. The Man With Two Brains
  16. The Three Amigos
  17. Superbad
  18. Hot Rod
  19. The Inbetweeners Movie
  20. A Fish Called Wanda
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1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

2. Hot Fuzz

3. High Fidelity

4. Swingers

5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

6. In Bruges

7. Galaxy Quest

8. Office Space

9. Groundhog Day

10. Anchorman

11. School of Rock

12. Scott Pilgrim vs The World

13. Clue

14. Shaun of the Dead

15. Midnight Sting

16. The Death of Stalin

17. The Grand Budapest Hotel

18. Superbad

19. This is Spinal Tap

20. Palm Springs

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55 minutes ago, Ork1927 said:

Will extend to close of play Friday 14th for anyone else who'd like to contribute and I'll do some checks in case I have got any queries.


@Camel @MK-1601 @BadgerFarmer @paulie12 - Could you finish/order your lists.


@MarkNCan you make a call on what is 5th and what is 6th - ta.


Currently 23 lists and 210 films!

You swine! I'll put In Bruges at 5, and Lebowski at 6. That was hard. There are just so many things to love about each of them. But In Bruges has more big moments for me. Ones where on first watch you go, oh boy! Lebowski is ace. In Bruges is slightly more ace.

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On 11/10/2022 at 23:24, Loik V credern said:


How many have seen it? I haven't. Never seen it be on tv, and never thought to watch it. A lot of stuff on peoples lists i haven't seen.


Oh, sure, there's a bunch of stuff I haven't seen, but this is more like 'I've never seen Star Wars' level of 'Really!?'.


On the other hand, it is getting on a bit. I'm glad I didn't mention Duck Soup...

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20. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut

19. There's Something About Mary

18. Meet the Parents

17. Elf

16. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

15. Shaun of the Dead

14. Death of Stalin

13. Four Lions

12. The Naked Gun

11. Kevin and Perry Go Large

10. Monty Python's Life of Brian

9. In Bruges

8. Team America: World Police

7. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

5. Coming to America

4. Spaceballs

3. Dumb and Dumber

2. Young Frankenstein

1. Airplane

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39 minutes ago, Benny said:

I tried to watch Airplane! for the first time recently. It really didn't land for me and felt very of its time. I regret I don't have the nostalgia for it.

I honestly think that Naked Gun did everything better. 

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Ok.. here’s my list

20 - Coming to America 

19 - What we do in the Shadows

18 - Beetle juice

17 - Ghostbusters 

16 - Vacation 

15 - Top Secret

14 - Young Frankenstein 

13 - Midnight Run

12 - Rushmore

11 - Grimsby

10 - planes Trains and Automobiles 

9 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit 

8 - Clerks 

7 - Wayne’s world 

6 - Life of Brian

5 - Austin Powers international man of mystery 

4 - Trading Places

3 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 

2 - Scott Pilgrim versus the world

1 - Withnail and I


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Tricky one. As well as Some Like It Hot, stuff like the Pink Panther movies doesn't get aired much these days. Not quite in final order, but time to get this in.



20. The Life Aquatic, with Steve Zissou

19. Lego Batman Movie

18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

17. Life of Brian 

16. Shaun the Sheep, the Movie

15. Monsters Inc.

14. Despicable Me

13. Dodgeball

12. Lilo and Stitch

11. Hot Fuzz

10. Airplane

9. Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

8. Spinal Tap

7. Tremors

6. Belleville Rendezvous 

5. Galaxy Quest

4. Zoolander

3. Wayne's World

2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1. Some Like it Hot



Honourable mentions/random thoughts.

  • Steve Martin, either Roxanne or Man with Two Brains. No! Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!
  • Lego, I could have gone for Lego Ninjago Movie, or The Lego Movie itself
  • Jack Black has a few: Be Kind Rewind, School of Rock, Tropic Thunder (OK, a Ben Stiller movie), High Fidelity, Tenacious D and the Pick of Density (totally dumb but I love it).
  • Shaun of the Dead, but Hot Fuzz just pips it for me.
  • There are a couple of fun Aardman features - 'Pirates!', Flushed Away, Chicken Run, but it has to be W&G's only feature to date.
  • Blues Brothers.
  • Ghostbusters.
  • Naked Gun - I went for Airplane, but maybe I should swap them around...
  • Animations - you can tell from the list I like 'em. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies nearly made the cut, although I think Teen Titans Go' vs Teen Titans is as good. Who Framed Roger Rabbit should probably be in there, but.... And almost any Pixar, once you cut out the existential dread. South Park: The Movie and Team America: World Police. Kudos to @Benny for including My Neighbours the Yamadas.
  • Grosse Point Blank
  • Couple of foreign movies: Les Visiteurs and The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
  • On the subject of Luc Besson, Fifth Element nearly made it as comedy SF

So yeah, picking 20 is hard.



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16. Rush Hour
15. Elvira
14. The Girl Chewing Gum
13. Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day
12. Hollywood Shuffle
11. Lego Batman
10. My Cousin Vinny
9. In the Loop
8. Naked Gun

7. Anchorman
6. Anchorman 2

5. What We Do in the Shadows

4. Fuku-Chan of FukuFuku Flats

3. Life of Brian
2. One Cut of the Dead

1. Young Frankenstein


This was really tough because I don’t tend to re-watch comedies. The Anchormans are in that order because that’s the order I watched them in.

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