Sunday, August 20, 2006

Very Funny Movie list

As promised, here is a list of very funny movies. They're my favorites, of course; see if they are on your list, too! The first four are in order by preference, the rest are in no special order.

I love classic movies, and judge ALL comedies against “Bringing Up Baby.” That is my all-time favorite film, a brilliant “screwball comedy” featuring consummate comedy performances by my two favorite actors, Kate Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Popularity Rating *

Title

Cast

Year

8.0

Bringing Up Baby

Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant

1936

8.0

Arsenic and Old Lace

Priscilla Lane, Cary Grant

1944

8.0

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant

1940

8.1

The Philadelphia Story

Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant,

James Stewart

1940

First: 7.9

Last: 6.7

all of The Thin Man movies

Myrna Loy, William Powell

1934 to 47

8.1

My Man Godfrey

Carole Lombard, William Powell

1936

7.4

Woman of the Year

Katherine Hepburn

Spencer Tracy

1942

7.5

Adam’s Rib

Katherine Hepburn

Spencer Tracy

1949

7.2

The Trouble With Harry

Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe

1955

8.4

Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Graham Chapman, John Cleese

1975

6.1

Mars Attacks!

Glenn Close, Jack Nicholson

1996

6.6

Pretty Woman

Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

1990

8.3

Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

1959

7.6

The Odd Couple

Jack Lemmon, Walther Matthau

1968

7.3

Trading Places

Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd

1983

8.1

Back to the Future

Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd

1985

7.4

Tootsie

Jessica Lange, Dustin Hoffman

1982

6.5

Working Girl

Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford

1988

6.5

The Birdcage

Robin Williams, Nathan Lane

1996

5.7

Laws of Attraction

Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan

2004


*Popularity as rated on the IMDb (Internet Movie Database)

A tidbit of trivia for you: the same dog played "George" in Bringing Up Baby and "Asta" in the Thin Man movies.

Pick up a comedy tonight and watch it with a friend over the weekend. You'll be glad you did!

1 comment:

Geraldine said...

Id pick the Odd Couple from your list, as my fav. out of the bunch!!! These guys were sooooo funny.

G