100 Funniest Movies (Part 19 ~ #s 10-6)

# 10 ~~~ Parenthood

The Diarrhea Song

Parenthood ~ 1989

Ah, the Buckmans. You remember them don't you? There's Cowboy Gil (Steve Martin) and his wife Karen (Mary Steenburgen) who aren't above crashing the car in the name of love. Their 3 kids are Kevin (crybaby), Taylor (exorcist child) & Justin (our favorite) who likes smashing things with his head. Gil has two sisters. Helen Buckman (Dianne Wiest) who is trying to keep her kids (Martha Plimpton & Joaquin Phoenix) from having more sex than necessary while living under her roof, be it alone or in the company of that Tod (Keanu Reeves). Gil & Helen's baby sister is Susan (Harley Jane Kozak) who's marriage to Nathan (Rick Moranis) is in jeopardy over parental control of their emerging ninja-scientist daughter Patty. They also have a brother, Larry (Tom Hulce) who they don't see very often, unless he blows into town with a gambling debt and a son named Cool. Their father (Jason Robards) is in for the biggest lesson of all, though. Last but not least, let us not forget Grandma (Helen Shaw) because she's brilliant. Question: "If she's so brilliant then why is she sitting in our neighbors car?"

# 9 ~~~ Coming To America

Here are the Top Ten Reasons why this movie should be on everyone's Top Ten!

  1. She's Your Queeeeeeeeeen tooooooooo beeeee!

  2. The Bathers / Wipers!

  3. Bark Like a Dog!

  4. Sexual Chocolate!

  5. McDowell's not McDonald's.

  6. My name is Peaches and I'm the Best, All the DJs want to feel my breast! (Beatbox Rhythm)

  7. What does Dumbfuck mean?

  8. Rocky Marciano vs. Joe Louis

  9. When you think of garbage, think of Akeem!

  10. Good Morning My Neighbors! (hey f u) Yes! Yes! F U too!

Coming To America ~ 1988

Prince Akeem of Zamunda is searching for his future bride where? Queens. Where else? He finds a nice 'common part' of town and the search begins. He finds her and is soon employed at McDowell's, her father's McDonald's rip-off restaurant.

For those of you love Eddie's multi-character performance in The Nutty Professor, just remember...it all began in the barbershop.

~~~~~~~~~F U, F U & F U! Who Next?

# 8 ~~~ Election

# 8, Isn't that kinda high?

The only way you could argue with this choice is if you never saw the film!

It is the standard by which all future comedies should aspire!

Election ~ 1999

Mr. McAllister tries to alter the course of Tracy Flick's destiny. End of Story.

Matthew Broderick takes an unflattering role for the greater good. Laughs. Reese Witherspoon proved right here that she was far more versatile than we had previously thought possible. You could have found some other actor to play Mr. McAllister I admit that. But there could only be one Tracy Flick. You will be both smitten by her and not soon after creeped out laughing watching her in Matthew Broderick's sex fantasy. You know what scene I'm talking about. Tammy Metzler's election speech before the entire school in the gymnasium is one if the funniest things I have ever seen. By the end, when the crowd cheers I have tears in my eyes. Every Time. Pick Flick!

# 7 ~~~ Airplane!

Airplane! ~ 1980

  • Surely you can't be serious? I am serious and Don't Call Me Shirley.

  • You ever seen a grown man naked?

  • Oh stewardess, I speech jive!

  • Ted's drinking problem.

  • Johnny the gay office boy!

  • Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit..... -smokin', -drinkin', --amphetimines, and finally, -sniffin' glue!

  • Roger, Victor, Niner, Vector, Clearance, Clarence, Over?

# 6 ~~~ What About Bob?

I'm a Schizophrenic and So Am I

This is really funny! I have the Chapter List from inside my DVD and all you need is the titles to the chapters to laugh. Let's put it to the test...

What About Bob? ~ 1991

  1. "I Feel Wonderful"

  2. Patient Referral

  3. Baby Steps

  4. Detective Bob

  5. Next Stop, Winnipesaukee

  6. Meet The Family

  7. A Sailor

  8. The Diving Instructor

  9. Heimlich Hero

  10. Sleep-Over

  11. Hello America

  12. Radical Therapy

  13. Birthday Boy

  14. The Death Cure

  15. For Better Or Worse

Greatest T-Shirt of All-Time:

Bill Murray as Bob Wiley for

"Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local"

BEST LINE: Hi, I'm Bob. Would you knock me out, please?

Just hit me in the face.

I Love These Movies Too!

If You Have Enjoyed this Series, PLEASE give it a Thumbs Up as you exit the theater.  Thanks a Lot!  If you ever go and rent ANY of these films because of my Hubs PLEASE come back and tell me what you thought.
If You Have Enjoyed this Series, PLEASE give it a Thumbs Up as you exit the theater. Thanks a Lot! If you ever go and rent ANY of these films because of my Hubs PLEASE come back and tell me what you thought.

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

10) Parenthood

9) Coming To America

8) Election

7) Airplane!

6) What About Bob?

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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

Okay, now I KNOW you're a movie mastermind genius...You've got What About Bob? at Number 6 ... and, yeah!, Parenthood at #10! Thought maybe you might overlook that one since it has so many of the tenser/poignant moments of parenting. But such a great movie. And...why didn't Murray and Dreyfus go on to make more movies??? They could've been a modern team like Hope and Crosby or Martin and Lewis. Alas. At least we have this one! Can't wait to see top 5!!!


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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago

Great choices! I would add "The Blues Brothers" and "Dr. Strangelove."


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billyblogthornton 8 years ago from Boston

first off, i need to see election. never even heard of it. parenthood was awesome and somebody obviously forgot to slap keanu reeves in the face w/ an electric ear cleaner. airplane is an absolute classic. and coming to america is awesome. not just eddie murphy doing multiple roles, but arsenio hall as well. my fav is def the marciano-louis battle, w/ eddie playin an old white dude. and soul glo.

but, what about bob? c'mon. just saw it again a couple months ago. very unimpressed. i remember liking it when i was a kid and it first came out. but, in all honesty i don't think it would make my top 200, nevermind the top 6. i think every movie on this list that i have seen is much funnier than what about bob!?

what ABOUT bob? don't c what the hype is about. i can think of 20 funnier movies not even on this list.


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

I can't even get through Bob's interview with Dreyfuss without laughing real hard. I love when he tries to name the people in the photos.

Blondie: my guess is that they didn't get along. Bill Murray doesn't have the best reputation as a team player. Oh well.

Billy: Hey, to each his own. I don't have any Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Farley, Mike Myers movies on MY list so i don't expect everyone to agree with me. Those films are just one-time throwaway laughs.


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Shay Govara 8 years ago from On the run

Great list. Airplain! is really funny


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

Ralph Deeds: I considered both of those films, actually but I'm using the Blues for a Hub on Musicals (it ranks very high) and as far as Dr. Strangelove goes, I never laugh out loud so...


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Tater2tot 8 years ago from ~~~

haha "Yes Yes eff you too" Funny. Yet another great hub. Keep em' coming! :) Two thumbs up from me, DJ.

P.S don't call me Shirly!


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

LOL. Thanks Tater.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Wow!! You sure put a lot of hard work into these hubs!!

It sounds like Dr. Strangelove is worth seeing....My last two films i saw that were lol, was , Little man as i have mentioned before and true lies.. I just don't have the time these days to watch any films and when i do, i find it hard to concentrate and keep up with dialogue as my mind wonders!! but when i do have some time , i sure know where to come to;)


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

Thnaks compu-smart!


crochet 6 years ago

What about Bob? --- one of my favorites of all time!!!

I sail! I'm a sailor! Dr. Marvin, I sailed -- out on the water and everything --- A-HOY!

Thanks for including in the top 10

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