Top 10 Funniest Movies Ever Made
Rob over at AMillionMonkeys has concocted a "Funniest Movies Ever" list (click here). It's not bad. However, I've given it some thought, and am going to offer this alternative:
10. Dumb & Dumber
9. The Big Lebowski
8. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
7. Tommy Boy
6. There's Something About Mary
5. National Lampoon's Vacation
4. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
3. This Is Spinal Tap
2. Animal House
Obviously, there's no way to do this effectively. So, fire away! I'll be interested in some alternate views. Just bear in mind that it's "funniest" (i.e. inducing uproarious laughter) not "best comedies" (in which case, Dr. Strangelove... would've won hands down). In other words, you don't have to be proud of the degree to which you find them funny (e.g. Kingpin almost made my list). And, you certainly don't have to consider them well-crafted films (# 9 and # 3 are almost too well-made). Just funny, damn it.
PS - I can't wait to see Clerks II on DVD. If my first impression (based on 1 viewing in the theater) is confirmed, it's a shoe-in to make my next revision of this list.
PPS - DAMN! No The Jerk, Fletch, or American Pie...shit, this is tough. No Will Farrell, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, or Mel Brooks. Ouch. Like I said, fire away...