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100 Funniest Movies (Part 3 ~ # 90-86)

Updated on December 16, 2011

# 90 - Shaun of the Dead

There aren't a lot of horror movies that will make us laugh til it hurts but there are quite a few. The ones that did not make this list but genuinely funny are...

  1. Army of Darkness ~ 1993 (Funnier than Evil Dead I & II)
  2. Zombie Honeymoon ~ 2004
  3. From Dusk Till Dawn ~ 1996
  4. Death Becomes Her ~ 1992
  5. Beetlejuice ~ 1988
  6. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein ~ 1949

Shaun of the Dead ~ 2004

Simon Pegg is the writer-actor behind the greatest romantic comedy ever to feature zombies. That's right, comedy fans! Someone has made a hilarious zombie movie that is listed as a romantic comedy but it's really the ultimate buddy picture too. It's about how sometimes our friends become inconvenient but they are still friends and nobody survives a zombie flick without 'em. Shaun & Ed are roommates, video game partners and co-celebraters of a beloved little genre called Electro music.

# 89 - Ciao Professore!

I thought about just keeping this list to English-speaking films only but what the hell for? Funny is funny in any language anyway.

Ciao Professore ~ 1999

Ciao Professore! is a 'fish out of water' water comedy about an elementary school teacher who is sent by mistake to the impoverished region of Italy called Naples. Paolo Villaggio plays a role for the ages as the teacher chasing truant kids all over the marketplace to get them back in class. This film is rated R despite the fact fact that it's about kids and has no violence or sex related stuff in it. So why the R rating? Wait until you hear these kids talk. Whoever did the subtitles for this movie really knew the nuances between vulgarity and hilariously lewd. Four letter words like this don't even come out of South Park. It was directed by the legendary Lina Wertmuller who was the first female director nominated for an Academy Award for Directing by the way. If you like teachers and kids, you will truly LOVE THIS FILM. Enjoy!

# 88 ~ About A Boy

British Comedies

The ones that didn't make my list but are worth mentioning are..

  1. Brassed Off ~ 1996
  2. The Full Monty ~ 1997
  3. Four Weddings and a Funeral ~ 1994
  4. Bridget Jones's Diary ~ 2001

About a Boy ~ 2002

Will is a selfish bachelor of 38 who's been living off of royalties from an old Christmas song and has never had a job. While out enjoying his latest discovery, (Single Moms) he meets a boy named Marcus. Marcus is an awkward picked-on teen who's mother is on the fast track to a successful suicide. Their friendship is a two-way tutorial in life much like the 2002 film Roger Dodger. This movie is About a Boy, but which one? The man-child or the grown-up kid? Answer: BOTH. Another Boy worth mentioning is Badly Drawn Boy who does a fantastic job with the score of the film as well. A-List cast includes Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz & introducing Nicholas Hoult as Marcus. Based on the hilarious novel by Nick Hornby. Fans of the book might be disappointed to find the music of Nirvana missing here. The title of the movie, after all is a play on the Nirvana song "About a Girl". Oh well. The Mystikal thing works too.

# 87 - Nobody's Fool

Newman's classic comedies that did not make this list are...

  1. Slap Shot ~ 1977 (Possibly the Best Sports Movie Ever)
  2. Blaze ~ 1989
  3. Where the Money Is ~ 2000

Nobody's Fool ~ 1994

Paul Newman is one of the funniest actors of all-time. He doesn't always play a funny character but you still know it's there. He's seemingly always on the verge of a smart-ass comment in this small-town classic. Featuring a supporting cast of Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Pruitt Taylor Vince & in her final piece of genius Jessica Tandy. This film is about a father who is dealing with his own demons when his son and grandsons show up to make things considerably more complicated. The role of Donald J. "Sully" Sullivan is one for the ages. Newman recieved a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor for playing him. I LOVE IT!

# 86 - Ghostbusters

Bill Murray has a lot of great movies that did not make the list.

  1. Meatballs ~ 1979
  2. Where the Buffalo Roam ~ 1980 (Hunter S. Thompson)
  3. Scrooged ~ 1988
  4. Kingpin ~ 1996
  5. Osmosis Jones ~ 2001
  6. Lost in Translation ~ 2003
  7. Broken Flowers ~ 2005

Ghostbusters ~ 1984

Ghostbusters is one of those movies you take for granted. You know what to expect with Bill Murray but when you add screenwriters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and my favorite comedic-movie villain William Atherton, you've really got it all. Throw in Sigourney Weaver for sex appeal, Ernie Hudson for soul and Rick Moranis for lines like.. "Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!" and you have a classic comedy. My favorite part is when Venkman rips off the tablecloth and says, "The flowers are still standing!"

The list so far is..

100) Being John Malkovich

99) Weird Science

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

stay tuned for more!

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    • Peter M. Lopez profile image

      Peter M. Lopez 10 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

      Okay, Four Weddings and a Funeral rates more than mere honorable mention.

    • DJ Funktual profile image
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      DJ Funktual 10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      It's not the nudity that kept it off the list, there's just so many good ones still to go.   I pared down this list for almost two weeks.  If there's a movie on this page that I'd be mad about though, it would be Slap Shot.   The three nerdy brothers crushing everything in sight.   Classic.

       Regarding The Full Monty:  The one complaint I commonly here about that movie is how they DIDN'T show the full monty!   I saw quite enough with the freeze-frame ending but a lot of people felt gypped. 

    • amy jane profile image

      amy jane 10 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi DJ, I like your list! I have to say though, that I LOVED The Full Monty and think you should reconsider! :) Really, do you remember the scene when the "Dave" is hiding in the garden shed eating a candy bar, wrapped in cellophane? Men taking off their clothes doesn't do it for you? That's okay then. :)

      Anyway, fun hub! :)

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