Here are my top ten funniest films of all time (that I have seen). Jason’s list is HERE.
10. Arsenic and Old Lace
Few movies are more classically hysterical than this masterpiece starring Cary Grant. No matter how many times I watch it, it will always be hilarious. Of course that holds true for all the films on this list but this one in particular is just fantastically done. When Cary Grant is tied up in the chair…..wow…or when he is talking on the phone in the midst of a brawl…..SO FUNNY!!
9. Talladega Nights
This might rank higher if it weren’t for the fact that I have watched it so many times. Probably more than any film on this list. Absolutely fantastic. I love all the great lines.
“Sky rockets in flight….” My favorite Will Ferrel performance. Truly great. So many great lines.
My favorite Mel Brooks film. Lord Dark Helmet is one of my all time favorite movie characters. “What’s all that churning and bubbling? You call that a radar screen?”.
“I guess I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.”Honestly, can anyone NOT have this on their list? I mean this is unbelievably funny. The wordplay in this film is legendary.
5. Dumb and Dumber
Gosh….I am sure there is not another movie that I have quoted more often than this. George and I used to have the argument about two pairs of mittens EVERY time we were out in the cold.
4. Strange Wilderness
I don’t know if this movie could be any funnier. Not many people I know have seen it but I laughed until I HURT the first time I saw and the second time too!
3. Monty Python’s: The Life of Brian
Monty Python is as funny as it gets. Period. They certainly did not miss with this epic comedy that features some of the very best performances by the MP gang. “Welease Bwian!”.
2. Monty Python’s: The Holy Grail
I don’t think many people will argue with this. I mean this is the Holy Grail of comedy.
1. Hot Rod
Genius. Classic. Gut busting. Perfection. This is how I describe Hot Rod. I have yet to see anything I enjoy more than this awesome movie. What can I say? “I like to party”.
Honorable Mentions: Idiocracy, Walk Hard, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Starsky and Hutch, Zoolander, Old School.