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100 Funniest Movies (Part 8 ~ # 65-61)

Updated on December 16, 2011

# 65 ~ Trading Places

Other Clips were too dirty..

In 1982, Eddie Murphy's movie career began with 48 Hrs. alongside Nick Nolte. The following year he followed it up with this amazing film about a socialogical experiment between a conservative businessman and a homeless criminal. If only Eddie had stayed on this path we wouldn't have ever had to see crap like...

  1. Best Defense ~ 1984
  2. The Golden Child ~ 1986
  3. Boomerang ~ 1992
  4. The Distinguished Gentleman ~ 1992
  5. Doctor Dolittle ~ 1998
  6. Holy Man ~ 1998
  7. Life ~ 1999
  8. Bowfinger ~ 1999
  9. Showtime ~ 2002
  10. The Adventures of Pluto Nash ~ 2002
  11. Daddy Day Care ~ 2003
  12. Norbit ~ 2007

Not to mention some horrible sequels to the 48 Hrs. & Nutty Professor movies, and the 2 horrible sequels to the Beverly Hills Cop and Shrek franchises.

Trading Places - 1983

Billy Ray Valentine and Louis Winthorp III are the labrats in a rich man's game of "What Would Happen?" They frame and destroy their best empoyee while hiring and grooming a common street con to see if they will adapt or adopt the new lifestyle changes. Is it a sick bet the evil Duke brothers make too because it is for just $1. What happens though, when the labrats find out about the maze?

# 64 ~ The Money Pit

The Scaffold Debacle

The Money Pit - 1986

When sweet little Maureen Stapleton sells you a house, you better find a hotel room fast! Poor Walter. His fiancé is Shelley Long. Ha! No, I'm kidding, the reason we pity Walter so much is because he could be us. Everyone takes a leap of faith when they make a big purchase like a used home. When he finds the steal of a lifetime, and moves in well.. the repairs list begin before they even enter the house. The Money Pit has some great sight gags and Tom Hanks really lays it on the line at times. His laugh after the tub falls through the floor is for me a classic comic moment. Let us not forget the late Alexander Godunov (who some know from "DIE HARD") who is so pretentiously funny as The Maestro. This is a Hilarious Clip which i am incapable of describing with words!

# 63 ~ Private Parts


Don't tell any of the crybabies around here but there appears to be a naked lady on the hub. She also appears to be hot!! There are a lot of movies that use nudity for humor in quite a funny way. A few that come to mind immediately are..

  1. 10 ~ 1979

  2. Porky's ~ 1982

  3. Gazon maudit (1995)

    aka "French Twist" - USA

  4. American Pie ~ 1999

  5. Wedding Crashers ~ 2005

Private Parts ~ 1997

Howard Stern's rise to stardom is a far more interesting story than I would have thought and Director Betty Thomas does a fantastic job at making this movie female-friendly. Mary McCormack plays a very believable spouse (Alison Stern) to the notoriously misogynistic Howard. But come much longer can i stall before I mention the REAL reason this movie a classic. Because my dear friends, this is where we discovered Pig Vomit. Or more precisely, character actor Paul Giamatti. Robin, Fred, Jackie "The Jokeman" and producer Gary Dell'Abate all make the cut but too bad for Stuttering John who is relegated to a pissy rant during the credits.

# 62 ~ Young Frankenstein


The person who can come up with the best 50 or so word Bio for this film will get this text capsule filled with their brilliance!!

Enter in the comment section below. :)



# 61 ~ Back To The Future

Confession Time

Michael J. Fox is here on a lifetime acheivement award! He is here BECAUSE of Teen Wolf and The Secret of My Succe$s and The Hard Way and Doc Hollywood and even Mars Attacks! where he gets killed right away. Good Sport. He is also here because of the little things he does. Have you ever seen the tragic-comic character from Brooklyn that he played in Blue in the Face? [Blue in the Face btw, is a very funny movie too that was improvised and financed with leftover budget from the film Smoke.] My mom also tells me he is "just sensational" in Stuart Little as well. This is also in a small way for Alex P. Keaton, who I love and hate to this day.

Marty McFly travels back in time to 1955 where he runs into his parents, and eventually the man who sent him there in the first place. Dr. Emmett Brown or "Doc" was played so memorably by Christopher Lloyd that you are right now thinking to yourself lines like, "1.21 Gigawatts" and "88 Miles Per Hour!" aren't you? If not, it had to be, "Damn, where is that kid?" or my personal favorite, "There's that word again Heavy, in the future, is there something wrong with the earth's gravitational pull?" <Chuckles> Props too for Crispin Glover who gave a genuine non-hero some real punch.

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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

and the beat goes on...


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    • gecko_boy profile image


      11 years ago from england

      add the shaun of the dead bit where there drunk and there like dubadu ba duh (zombie) arhhatrhfdkff

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      13 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks for writing lisa. I really should have adressed this in the text capsule. THE ONLY REASON IT IS SO LOW, is because I really haven't had the chance to memorize it yet and make it REALLY is that good. I love it but I try to be very careful NOT TO BE one of those short-sighted critics who just says some new movie is SO GREAT it blows away every other movie. :P

      I hate that. New movies lose points JUST FOR BEING NEW.

      However I totally agree with you too. It willl go higher too. But not just yet. When I've seen it as many times as I've seen say a Farrelly bros. movie, then I'll know for sure.

      JUST A HEADS UP: The Movie KING OF CALIFORNIA with Michael Douglas &amp; Evan Rachel Wood is a GREAT MOVIE! I also love DAN IN REAL LIFE.

    • lisaj66 profile image


      13 years ago from Arizona

      Great List. I look forward to seeing the rest. I'm a little surprised 40 Year Old Virgin is only #85. I thought it was hilarious and launched Judd Apatow's career. The rest of his movies are funny too, but rehash what was original in Virgin. Happy to see Shaun of the Dead too. I'll be curious to see if Hot Fuzz makes the list. Thanks!

    • billyblogthornton profile image

      Steve VanReenen 

      13 years ago from Boston

      Top 5 for me, in no certain order - Borat, Annie Hall, Some Like it Hot, Duck Soup, and La Cage Aux Folles.

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      13 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      You'll have to wait and see.

    • Tater2tot profile image


      13 years ago from ~~~

      I loved Back To The Future. I agree with Funnebone, Something about Mary should Definitely be on the list. But I wanna see Little Miss Sunshine and Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and all the Scary Movies. Scary Movies 2 is my favorite.


    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      13 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Every One That You mentioned is on the way rest assured.   My Top 5 is considerably different however.  In fact, I think one of the reasons this series doesn't draw a lot of comments is because I'm sure a lot of people don't KNOW all the movies.  Some don't know any.   All the BIG BIG BELLYLAUGHS are on the way.   I must edutain, you see.   It's in my blood.  THE TOP 40 are rediculous!  And I know I'll take heat if Caddyshack isn't in the Top 10 but so be it.   I've got broad shoulders and I despise Golf.

    • funnebone profile image


      13 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

      My top 5: Caddyshack,Animal House, , Something about Mary and The Jerk.

      The dinner scene in the nutty professor is the single funniest scene I have ever watched.

      I commend you on the amount of work this list requires.

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      13 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I hope I haven't discouraged any comment with the contest idea. People usually comment within 15 minutes of me hitting publish. Tell me my friends.



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