Neuman’s Movie Monday
This week's Neuman's Movie Monday is my list for the funniest movies of all time.
10. Grumpy Old Men
This movie is completely underrated. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are so funny in this movie. These rivals truly like each other but they are the quintessential guys. You don't expect it, but the hardest laughs come from Burgess Meredith.
9. Wayne's World
Wayne's World is Mike Myers at his best. Yes, better than Austin Powers and Shrek. This movie has in your face comedy and the subtle lines that comedy lovers really appreciate. It also makes the list because of how quotable this movie is. If you can use the lines in this movie in your personal conversations, it adds to the movie the next time you watch it. Be honest, you've head-banged in a car full of people to Bohemian Rhapsody.
8. Duck Soup
I was prejudice going into watching this movie. It was all over every "funniest movie of all time" list and I couldn't believe it. I didn't think that could be possible with a black-and-white movie written back in the 1930's. I was blown away with how funny this movie is. Every joke still holds up to this day and the mirror scene is the original and unmatched.
7. Jackass Number Two
All 3 of these movies and the TV show are great. I picked the sequel because that was the first time I was in pain from laughing so hard and I was sad that the movie ended. From carefully conceived stunts, to filming in the hotel room, their pain is our pleasure. We see the real fear in their eyes before the stunt and the real pain/hilarity after the stunt.
6. Dumb and Dumber
Just a pure and effortless comedy. In the sequel, they tried real hard to be funny or dumb. In the original, we just see two dumb guys trying to get by. The comic genius, Jim Carey, is teamed up well with the veteran actor, Jeff Daniels, to make this a great movie. They don't try to out-do each other, they just made a laugh-out-loud comedy.
5. Animal House
Every fraternity has tried to match the awesomeness of the Delta house and it cannot be done. Every character is great in their own respects. The next party is better than the one before it and they barely even made it to the month of October.
4. Robin Hood Men in Tights
You can pick any Mel Brooks movie to be here: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, History of the World Part 1, The Producers. But, for me, this has the most laughs mixed with the best story. What I like about Mel Brooks is that he will parody a story and not a whole genre like the movies Scary Movie or Epic Movie. The lampooning is perfect and it's the story you already know with the perfect Brooks take on it.
3. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
An R rated animated comedy musical. Just all those together make it one of the best comedies of all time. If you are even an enthusiast of the show, this is everything you want. Comedy Central lets them cruse a lot more now than they did in 1999, which make the musical such a punch in the face since they can say everything they want to.
My all time favorite movie is Caddyshack. It is the most quotable movie there is. I can find any conversation and add a line from Caddyshack to it which makes watching the movie over even more enjoyable. You look at the movie poster and you can tell how spectacular the cast is considering the main character isn't on there. There are few comedies where the villains are just as funny as the heroes.
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
It's the perfect comedy. Every scene is a home run. This movie is as smart as it is absurd. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is on another level when it comes to comedy.