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They hit almost all of the high points in this 100 best comedies list:

https://timeout.com/london/film/100-best-comedy-movies

but I definitely don't agree with the order.

Taste in comedy is so individual.

My top 10, in no particular order:

Airplane!
The Naked Gun
Bananas
Annie Hall
Modern Times
The Great Dictator
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Rat Race
Napoleon Dynamite

My criteria is what makes me laugh the most, not what makes me leave the theater the happiest. YMMV.
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Most of the Marx Brothers

Most of Mel Brooks films (exception; Dracula, Dead and Loving It.)
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
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I like most of the top 10, but A Fish Called Wanda is far and away the comedy that brought (and brings) me the most mirth.
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For those old enough to remember....

It's a mad mad mad mad world.

Classic and hysterical.
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Actually had to struggle through that one. I know it's a classic, it just wasn't for me.
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I like most of the top 10, but A Fish Called Wanda is far and away the comedy that brought (and brings) me the most mirth.



It's not my #1, but it's absolutely got to be in my top 10.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Blazing Saddles
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National Lampoon's Vacation
Animal House
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Arthur (Dudley Moore version, obviously) is also on my top 10.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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The Royal Tenenbaums
As Good As It Gets
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Zoolander
Dr. Strangelove
The Jerk

I'd like to see Withnail and I; never heard of it.
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Mr Bean makes me laugh. The first one I watched was when coming back home from Spain on an airplane with headphones on. While I was laughing my head off nobody else was watching or listening to it. I was trying not to laugh but it was killing me.
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I would never remember them all but these come to mind.

Sherlock Holmes Younger Smarter Brother
The Court Jester
The Princess Bride
7 Faces of Dr Lao
High Spirits
Caveman
Popeye
Without a Clue
Vibes
The Jerk
Monte Python and the Holy Grail
Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

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Young Frankenstein
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I've got to,say, if I could pick only one "set of ten" it would be 91-100. Honorable mention to 11-20.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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It's not surprising that English-speaking audiences prefer English-language film. Usually, though, "best of" lists contain at least a token number of non-English works. There are none here. Is it because comedy is hard to translate?

What non-English comedies do you like? (I'm drawing a blank at the moment.)
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It's not surprising that English-speaking audiences prefer English-language film. Usually, though, "best of" lists contain at least a token number of non-English works. There are none here. Is it because comedy is hard to translate?

What non-English comedies do you like? (I'm drawing a blank at the moment.)


Can you name a non-english speaking Comedy program that was picked up and redubbed for an english audience?

I know The Simpsons, South Park, and The Office have been dubbed/recast for non-english audiences. Don't recall anything coming back this way.
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Most Extreme Elimination Challenge? (Japanese game show)
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Most Extreme Elimination Challenge? (Japanese game show)



Is it a comedy? Sounds like a game show to me.

Otherwise I would include all of the great Sci-Fi (Ultraman) that came to english audiences, but not a comedy. Smile
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