100 Funniest Movies (Part 18 ~ #s 15-11)

# 15 ~ Groundhog Day

Best Scene: Let's Not Spoil It!

Groundhog Day ~~ 1993

Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a weatherman on location in Punxsutawny, PA covering the Groundhog Day Festival and he isn't planning on spending the night. He plans on getting the hell of this hokey town and never returning with his mind on an anchorman position. His new producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and smart-ass cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) will be joining him for an odyssey of repetition as Phil Conners is not only gonna spend the night, but he is gonna wake up every morning to the sound of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" forever. Or at least, that's what he thinks. He is so tortured by the idea of living this same day over and over again that he commits suicide....several times and in several ways but it is no use. He wakes up the next morning without a scratch no matter what. My only problem with this film is the ending. The resolve. There isn't one. Why is he set free? Why does the cycle end? The only flaw though. Huge props to Stephen Tobolowsky for bringing to life a classic character named Ned Ryerson who's in the clip.

# 14 ~ Best In Show

One of the funniest actresses in the world, Jennifer Coolidge!

Okay, this is a curtain call for the cast, take a bow people! Bravo!

  1. Christopher Guest - Harlan Pepper: Nut Namer.
  2. Eugene Levy - Gerry Fleck, poor triumphant Gerry.
  3. Catherine O'Hara - Cookie "I'm Not Wearing Underwear" Fleck
  4. Parker Posey - Uptight crazy wife!
  5. Michael Hitchcock - Uptight crazy husband!
  6. Michael McKean - Gay Guy #1
  7. John Michael Higgins - Gay Guy #2
  8. Bob Balaban - Dr. Millbank III
  9. Jennifer Coolidge - Gay Girl #1
  10. Jane Lynch - Gay Girl #2
  11. Larry Miller - Sleazy Ex-Boyfriend from Hell!
  12. Ed Begley Jr. - as "You Stupid Hotel Manager"
  13. Fred Willard - Buck, the one who brings it home!
  14. Jim Piddock - Hapless fellow sportscaster to Buck.

Best in Show ~ 2000

Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show is the subject of our final Mock-umentary from the "Guest-Troupe". They take those pet people and bring them to the forefront for an expose in obsession. These people who can't help themselves. We know exactly who they are and what they are about in a flash. Then we forget about them. But not these people. You'll never forget them, I promise you that. Pinenuts, Walnuts,..

# 13 ~ Bullets Over Broadway

Wiest Wins her Second Oscar, both in Woody Allen movies!

The Cast Which Again Deserves Applause....

  1. John Cusack - David, the naive playwright/auteur who loses control of his own show and never gets it back!
  2. Joe Viterelli - a gangster who wants to see his girl in a big broadway show so he front's the loot!
  3. Mary-Louise Parker - the playwright's supportive wife who is unaware of her husband's affairs...for a while.
  4. Rob Reiner - the playwright's friend who is sleeping with his wife.
  5. Joe Viterelli - a gangster who wants to see his girl in a big broadway show so what does he do? He front's the loot!
  6. Jack Warden - the guy that brought everyone together, the agent, the producer, the go to guy, etc.
  7. Jim Broadbent - the veteran actor who keeps getting fatter.
  8. Harvey Fierstein - Agent and confidant to Helen Sinclair, the aging broadway legend.
  9. Dianne Wiest - Helen Sinclair the seasoned actress who is playing David like an old pro!
  10. Jennifer Tilly - Olive, the gangster's girl. We love her but she can't act and is ruining the show.
  11. Chazz Palminteri - Cheech, Olive's bodyguard / nemesis, he is the straw that stirs this drink.
  12. Tracey Ullman - The perky actress with the annoying dog.
  13. Edie Falco - a/k/a Mrs. Tony Soprano
  14. Tony Sirico - a/k/a Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos
  15. Debi Mazar - from Entourage and Goodfellas

Bullets Over Broadway ~ 1994

I already told ya everything ya need ta know, go watch it!

# 12 ~ Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Ladies and Gentleman, the Late & Forever Great John Candy!

John Hughes strikes again! This is getting rediculous. The guy made quality movies for the most part. The story of two travelers at Thanksgiving trying to get home to their families is everything you want. Great cast? CHECK! Great Script? CHECK! Edie McClurg? CHECK! Okay let's roll!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles ~ 1987

Neal meets Del in New York City in the opening moments of the film and he can't seem to shake him, the rest of the movie no matter what he tries. Neal has a loving wife and family who he really can't wait to see again, and Del has vowed to help him get there. You gotta see it to believe it because it hasn't been duplicated since. Two equally brilliant comedic actors bouncing off one another with perfect chemistry be it through disdain or affection for one another.

# 11 ~ The Birdcage

Afriad of My Guatemalanese?

This one is for the ladies. I am a guy and my list is decidedly male to a certain extent. So I have bestowed on my better half Paula to supply me with the chick vote which I then, of course had to approve of, etc. We have given the #1 spot to The Birdcage for the ultimate movie that cracks women up. Guys, it really isn't that bad and if you haven't seen it you are missing out on one of the shockingly funniest movies ever. Nathan Lane steals the show, no way around it. Hank Azaria is also beyond funny as Agador Spartacus.

The Birdcage ~ 1996

Young guy who's parents are both men and run a nightclub on South Beach wants to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator. The Senator's partner died in the arms of a prostitute and is he is hiding out from the press...at the club! The charade lasts as long as it can ans then just dies. Too bad. A decebt ending and you could have had a classic. Oh yeah and one more thing, this movie is fuh-laming!

Trust Me, You Will Laugh!

Top Ten Chick Flick Comedies

According to me and approved by my delicious wife Paula

  1. The Birdcage

  2. Enchanted

  3. Clueless

  4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  5. Juno

  6. Legally Blonde

  7. Baby Boom

  8. Little Miss Sunshine

  9. Adventures in Babysitting

  10. Drop Dead Fred

# 10 features Rik Mayall from the classic British TV Series The Young Ones. Hub coming Soon!

Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich
The Bad News Bears
The Bad News Bears
We're No Angels
We're No Angels
Bottle Rocket
Bottle Rocket
The Aristocrats
The Aristocrats
Private Parts
Private Parts
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Waiting for Guffman
Waiting for Guffman
South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut
South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
Borat
Borat
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

The List So Far...

100) Being John Malkovich

99) Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

98) Private Benjamin

97) American Beauty

96) Brewster's Millions

95) A League of Their Own

94) Defending Your Life

93) Swimming With Sharks

92) Harold and Maude

91) The Bad News Bears

 

90) Shaun of the Dead

89) Ciao Professore!

88) About A Boy

87) Nobody's Fool

86) Ghostbusters

85) The 40-Year-Old Virgin

84) Moonstruck

83) The Snapper

82) Stripes

81) We're No Angels

 

80) Heathers

79) Much Ado About Nothing

78) Bottle Rocket

77) The Out-of-Towners

76) Finding Nemo

75) Pee Wee's Big Adventure

74) The Odd Couple

73) Party Girl

72) The Tall Guy

71) Say Anything...

 

70) After Hours

69) The Aristocrats

68) Made

67) Oscar

66) Bad Santa

65) Trading Places

64) The Money Pit

63) Private Parts

62) Young Frankenstein

61) Back to the Future

 

60) Better Off Dead

59) Frankie & Johnny

58) Crazy People

57) Welcome To The Dollhouse

56) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

55) Rushmore

54) Half-Baked

53) The Hudsucker Proxy

52) The Breakfast Club

51) Meet The Parents / Meet The Fockers

 

50) Fast Times at Ridgemont High

49) This Is Spinal Tap

48) When Harry Met Sally

47) Wild Cats

46) There's Something About Mary

45) Napoleon Dynamite

44) Waiting for Guffman

43) Wedding Crashers

42) Small Time Crooks

41) I Love You To Death

 

40) South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

39) Clueless

38) Mr. Mom

37) Swingers

36) Tootsie

35) Raising Arizona

34) The Jerk

33) Friday

32) Caddyshack

31) The Princess Bride

 

30) Monty Python and the Holy Grail

29) Foul Play

28) Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

27) Animal House

26) Annie Hall

25) A Christmas Story

24) Big

23) Clerks

22) Liar Liar

21) Ferris Bueller's Day Off

 

20) The Big Lebowski

19) The Ref

18) A Fish Called Wanda

17) The Nutty Professor

16) 16 Candles

15) Groundhog Day

14) Best In Show

13) Bullets Over Broadway

12) Planes, Trains and Automobiles

11) The Birdcage

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Lady Luthi 8 years ago from San Francisco

I love and I mean love your movie list. The Birdcage is one my favorite movies. I am so anxious to see the rest of the list. Don't worry Tater isn't the only one who cares. :)


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Tater2tot 8 years ago from ~~~

I hope I am not the only one who cares??? I have only seen Groundhog Day on this part of the list. And I thought it was all right. I mean it was funny but not funny enough to be on the list. In my opinion.

seeing Steve Martin reminds me that you should add My Blue Heaven. I think it was his best movie (that I have seen) My friend said that A Man With Two Brains (also Steve Martin) was a funny movie. I don't know because I haven't seen it. But he has good taste.

Only 10 left! Is this where you are going to make individual hubs for each movie? or is that the top 5?


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Tater2tot 8 years ago from ~~~

Ohh I forgot to mention. I don't think Little Miss Sunshine is on the top 10 comedy chick flicks because it can be for men too! It is hilarious either way. The others are pretty much women's movies. Now I really want to the Birdcage.


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kpfingaz 8 years ago from ~~~

*Planes* is spelled wrong. Groundhog Day is my fave here ....


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Thanks fingaz! I don't know WTF I was thinking.


Pauline 6 years ago

Paris Accommodation !Funniest Movies is one genre that I like, and I think everyone will love,

because when watching comedy will bring laughter, helps us relax after being at stress.this is the list of great movies,This is really the list of fantastic movie.


RenĂ© Girard 6 years ago

I was very delighed to read and look at the videos of this post. Makes me more and more convinced that cinema is a very pandore, a kind of hyper pandore of our time; the Mystic Spammer of our symbolic fonction acting at a mimetic field level.

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