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1. Groundhog Day (1993)
A weatherman gets stuck reliving the same day over and over in this classic family comedy. Bill Murray’s deadpan humour and the film’s thoughtful look at life – glass half empty or glass half full? – make this a movie you can watch again and again.
2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
On a fine spring day, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) feigns illness to skip school and hang out with his girlfriend and straight-laced best friend. “Life moves pretty fast,” he explains. “If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” With his lust for life and disregard for rules, Ferris became a hero of the 80s.
3. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
It’s been 13 years and Ted still can’t forget his high-school infatuation with Mary. Despite their only date ending in an unfortunate zipper accident, Ted hires a private detective to track her down. This is arguably still the Farrelly brothers’ best work; Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz shine in their lead roles.
4. Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994)
Hugh Grant plays a charmingly awkward Englishman besotted with an outgoing American (Andie MacDowell). The witty dialogue, distinctly British humour and great cast of supporting characters make this one of Hugh Grant’s finest.
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Set in Toon Town, where toons and humans live uneasily side by side, Roger Rabbit employs detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to prove his innocence in a murder. This comedy film noir, which sparked a Disney renaissance, is a great movie for adults and kids alike.
6. American Pie (1999)
This coming-of-age film follows four male high-school students on their quest to lose their virginity. For better or worse, American Pie changed teenage comedy, spawning a seemingly endless string of gross-out movies to leave you laughing or cringing according to taste.
7. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Four eccentric crooks team up in London to pull off a successful jewel heist – then try to swindle each other out of the spoils. This crime-comedy is written and directed by John Cleese, who also stars alongside Jamie-Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline.
8. The Truman Show (1998)
Truman Burbank is slowly realising that his life is not what it seems – he is in fact the star of a reality TV show, while his wife, friends and colleagues are actors. Jim Carey demonstrates his trademark comic skills, but also his versatility as an actor, in this moving and original masterpiece.
9. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
In this comedy about the dos and don’ts of dating, Kate Hudson is Andie Anderson, a journalist assigned to write an article on how NOT to keep a guy. She sets her sights on Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey), who also has a hidden agenda. This entertaining rom-com is a notch above most chick flicks.
10. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A dysfunctional family go to great lengths to allow their young daughter to compete in the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ beauty contest. Their unlikely presence in the world of childhood beauty pageants makes for some dark and insightful humour.
What do you think is the funniest film listed? Vote for your favourite comedy or add a comment below!
|liza on 19 May 2012 ,20:25 |
"3 idiots" is the most and a must see movie.
|AHMAD on 17 May 2012 ,17:20 |
How about "change up'?
|A. Patricia on 14 May 2012 ,16:25 |
How about 'When Harry met Sally'?
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