While Trey Parker and Matt Stone had nothing to do with this, outside of acting in it, their humor shines through. You will recognize plenty of their usual comrades, and even hear a couple of voices you may recognize from a certain animated show. May not be a masterpiece, but it is funny as hell.
Mike Judge has held a special place in my heart since I was a teenage boy who first saw Beavis & Butthead. Idiocracy is almost as terrifying as it is funny. The amount of things that have already come true definitely make me glad that I am not immortal, as I hope I don't have to see the world turn into the shit hole that Mike Judge has prophesied. All the terror aside, this movie has me shitting bricks every time I watch it.
One of the greatest college comedies ever created. Some surprises in the cast, and George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars know how to party.Remember, Don't be that guy. Get your ass out, and watch this bitch. You wont regret it.
In the old days, spoof movies were actually capable of being funny. Who knew? Hot Shots is a spoof of Top Gun, as well as others. Charlie Sheen shines, long before he drank tiger blood, or starred in the shittiest sitcom ever. I love the sequel, but in the end, this is the one I revisit more often.
John Candy makes his first of many appearances on this list. If I was an uncle, I would probably make Buck look like a saint. Granted, if they made a movie about that it probably wouldn't end up on a comedy list.
I randomly rented this one night back in the nineties. I wasn't really sure what I was getting, I knew Steve Buscemi, and Samuel L Jackson ruled, but that was about it. My balls were detached from my body, I was laughing so hard. Get this in your diet now. If you haven't seen it, you're in for some awesome. If you have, I can assure you it's time to revisit.
Seth the Zombie and I went to see this one afternoon on a whim. We didn't really know much, but it was hot, and we wanted to sit in a theater and drink a beer, and this was playing. I initially had no interest, as the trailers just made it look like generic crap. I believe it came out around the time as that Paul Blart: Mall Cop garbage, so I dismissed it based on my brain linking it to that. Once it started, I quickly realized I was wrong. A black comedy, that had me shitting out of my nose. So twisted, and hilarious.
Before Pauly Shore became a total joke(a belief I don't share with most people)he made this masterpiece. The classic fish out of water tale is told with all the weasels. I revisited this a couple of years ago, when I was spending the weekend with Sadistik. I was surprised how well it had held up, as it had been quite a few minutes since I had seen it last. Since then I have watched it at least once a year. Pauly Shore line dancing. Pure gold.
Slapstick at its finest. Leslie Nielsen in one of his finest roles. Robert Stack always rules. So many memorable moments. Lay 'em down, and smack 'em, yak 'em. Pop this bitch in, now!
Probably the funniest movie about taking advantage of someone with amnesia.KurtRussell pretty much always owns, and Municipal Waste even wrote a song about it.
I watched this movie so many times in my teens, that I thought I was starring in it. The amount of TV shows that have based entire episodes around this film is insane. I dare you to think of a Sci-Fi show that hasn't? X-Files, Supernatural, Buffy. The list goes on. Bill Murry at his best.
I wasn't a nerd in school, per se, but that didn't stop me from identifying with them. I watched this film more times than I masturbated to Porky's, well at least the same amount. Booger was always my favorite, as he was on the more obscene side, which I definitely related to. It's pretty crazy to go back and see how skinny John Goodman was in this. Followed by sequels, that were fun, but didn't quite match the level of awesome.
What can I say about this, that hasn't already been said? It is classic for a reason. Belushi, Bacon, Matheson, just to name a few. I assume you have seen this, in the off chance you haven't. Make sure to see what you're missing out on.
Based of the TV show, but plenty of new gags to keep you entertained. See OJ before he forgot how to put on a pair of gloves.
An updated version of the classic show, but fucking hilarious. One of the finest examples of a buddy cop comedy. The sacrifice scene turned me on when I was a kid, still does.
A buddy comedy, starring your grandparents. I can't help but love this. I watch it pretty much every holiday season.
A misunderstood film. I am shocked how many people I hear with disdain for this film. Elliot kills it, and Letterman is amazing. If you didn't enjoy it, I highly recommend you give it another chance. The amount of shit that leaves my body when I watch this is insane.
I generally am not a fan of Jim Carrey. I enjoy a few of his flicks, but this is the only one that stands out for me. So many memorable moments, and I am beyond excited for the sequel hitting later this year.
Arguably the first horror comedy. At least as far as the modern trend goes. Sure you had the Abbott and Costello films, and plenty of others that embraced comedy, but this is the first one I can think of that straight up spoofed the genre. The Breather is an amazing killer, and it's hilarious to boot.
John Waters makes his first, of many appearances on here. I love Pecker, take that statement however you like. The point is, Edward Furlong kills it in this loose biopic of Waters himself. Plenty of the Waters crew show up, and there are some truly amazing moments.
When I first was made aware that A Dirty Shame was happening, I shit. I have been in love with John Waters as long as I can remember. All I initially knew was that Johnny Knoxville, and Chris Issac were in it, and it was going to be a return to his roots. When I finally heard that it was rated NC-17, I knew it had a chance. In the end, it is somewhere between his initial shock films, and his later films, but it is amazing, and that is all that matters. Selma Blair has giant breasticles, Johnny Knoxville is god like, and Tracy Ullman sits on a bottle in front of a grip of seniors. Plenty of cameos from the surviving Dreamlanders, and a few other surprises.
Definitely on the list mostly due to nostalgia, but entertaining nonetheless. Some classically quotable lines,and Gwar makes an appearance.
I had no interest in seeing this, it looked insanely dumb. Well, it was, but it was also fucking hilarious.
Danny Glover had gotten too old for other shit, so he moved on to this shit. Another elderly comedy makes the list. The chemistry between Pesci and Glover is hypnotic. They are dumb as shit, and make me laugh my balls off. Classic buddy comedy.
Excuse me, I need to go walk my goldfish.
A Thanksgiving must watch. So many classic lines. Steve Martin and John Candy were/are two of the funniest mother fuckers around. Someone made a faux trailer of this. It was edited to be a reinterpretation of Brokeback Mountain. Look it up. It will have you shitting.
Never have really been a Star Trek fan, so I wasn't initially interested in this. Luckily I finally popped it in. Nerds who work at a fictional Full Moon Studios, go see theatrical screenings of classic films, and are obsessed with Laser Discs. If it wasn't for the Star Trek obsession, I would assume it was about me. Also, have you ever seen William Shatner rap about Ceaser? Well, you need to.
One of the first Hip-Hop comedies I fell in love with. A staple in my viewing during the nineties. Jeff Burr, king of the sequels even makes a cameo. So I get my horror fix, while I laugh my ass off.
I always think of this along with Home Alone. While I love Home Alone around Christmas time, this is always pleasing to my brain. John Ritter is a god, and the kid is such a little shit head. I used to put this on if I wanted to piss off Mortician Matt. He, to this day will not admit how awesome this film is. Someday I will lock him up and Clockwork Orange his ass, and make him watch this on repeat.
Everything these guys touch turns into gold. I feel like I waited forever for this to finally come out. Once it did, I hit the theater as soon as I could. It is rare fore me to laugh as hard as I did in a theater for this. The songs, the commentary, the fake cameos. All brilliant. The dicks and pussies speech at the end, had me dying.
This picks up directly after the hijinks of the first film. Nothing new, but with how much I love the first one, I never minded. I could have followed these bastards around for years. Well, I thought I could. Then Porky's Revenge happened.
I have been a connoisseur of taking animal films since I was dick high. I am always on the lookout for new ones. They are pretty sparse since their heyday in the nineties. First trailer for this, and I was hooked. Once it hit the shelves, I took it home, and goddamn. The amount of laughter coming out of me. Wow. Snoop is a hound dog. Do you need to know any more?
One of the only sports films I truly love. The twins. Yep, the twins.
One of the Kevin Smith films that gets the most hate. I don't get it. After Clerks, I needed to see this, and once it hit home video, I did just that. Instantly was in love. The amount of times this played in my bedroom in high school is only challenged by the amount of chickens that were choked in there.
This sequel surpasses the original, and I love the original. Burgess Meredith probably doesn't remember how funny he was, eating all that bacon, and making inappropriate comments, but I do.
I love all of the Vacation movies, even Vegas is great. This is the one that always gets me though. I have a weird obsession with Christmas films also, so that only helps. Very few things in this world are as funny as Eddie emptying his RV, and screaming "Shitter was full." This last year, I watched this while on mushrooms. Totally changed the experience.
Love both of these, but this has always been my favorite. The Seventh Seal homage owns me. The aliens, the butt rockers, the babes. Solid from start to finish.
This is a film that is affected by its own hype. I caught it the opening week, so I hadn't had it shoved down my throat yet. All I know is I shit my pants like seven times in the theater. Mike Tyson, wild animals, Mike Epps. Shit is great. Followed by two entertaining, but not perfect by any means, sequels.
Chevy Chase at his finest. I really don't know what to say about this. It is near perfection. Followed by the almost equally entertaining Fletch Lives.
Joe Dante kills it with this loose biopic of William Castle. John Goodman slays in this role, and the kid from Eerie Indiana is always awesome. I am grateful I grew up during the splattery eighties, but if I hadn't, I think being a monster kid in the fifties would have been amazing.
Another entry that is very nostalgia based. Parts are overly sentimental, but there are enough laughs to keep it entertaining. I saw this at the drive in, about a week after I graduated. Which made it nearly impossible to not draw parallels to my own life. I mean, I also wanted to penetrate Jennifer Love Hewitt. Some random cameos from future stars keep you on your toes as well.
Growing up a fan of the greener things in life, how can you not love this masterpiece? It is also funny as shit, so that doesn't hurt.
From what I have heard, Bob Odenkirk, and David Cross have disowned this. I know it took a christ age for it to finally come out. I loved Mr. Show, and was insanely excited when I heard that a feature based off my favorite criminal was headed to the big screen. A billion years later it finally hit, and my ass left my body from laughing so hard. It is not perfect. Plenty of flaws, and I understand why they weren't happy with the finished product. With that said. This shit is funny as hell.
Super under appreciated film. Written and directed by Louis C.K. Goes great as a double feature with Fear of a Black Hat. I swear by Pootie, Let him protect you.
The amount of times I watched this growing up. Wow! Mostly looked down upon. I don't get it. Holy shit! The cast is so great. So many heavy hitters. It is on the verge of being a horror comedy. The make up is excellent. It's almost a comedic version of the backwoods horror film. Oh, and Digital Underground kills it.
After the amazing Super Troopers, I was ready to see more from Broken Lizard. When I heard their next film was going to be a horror spoof, I leaked a little from multiple places. I waited anxiously until the time had come. I fell in love instantly. Super Troopers took me a couple views to fully love, where this was instant. Bill Paxton destroys as the fictional version of Jimmy Buffet, surprisingly effective kills, and Jordan Ladd gets all kinds of naked. This, and the fact there is a solid laugh within every five minutes of film, makes it a regular must watch.
The film that put Wes Anderson on the map. He had Bottle Rocket beforehand, but this really put him in the everyday lexicon of film nerds. Probably the first time I realized how brilliant Bill Murry was. While I have enjoyed most of Anderson's films since, very few have surpassed this one for me.
Written by Stuart Gordan, and Brian Yuzna. Yes, you read that right. I saw this shit in the theater multiple times. Funny as hell, with a bit of the atomic Sci-Fi feel. Followed by a couple of enjoyable sequels.
A childhood favorite. Michael Keaton was on a roll in the late eighties. This had everything I was in love with as a kid. It also is one of the fist times I realized I could have my horror and comedy in the same helping.
Sending talking animals to the city, is similar to sending a horror franchise to space. Probably not a great idea, but somehow ends up being pretty goddamn entertaining. I don't visit this one quite as often as the first, but it still ends up in the deck more frequently than it should at a 33 year old's house.
We start into the second half of this countdown, with one of the newer films to make the cut for me. The cast all kill it in this. Franco blows me away, but it is the collective that makes up the entire cast that really captures my heart. I really hope part two happens, especially if it is anything like their homemade version from This is the End.
While I never was a huge fan of Hogan as a wrestler, I generally love his film work. That sounded funny, even as I typed it, but I stand by it. I wouldn't dare call any of them cinematic masterpieces, but goddamn are they fun. Unless you count Santa with Muscles, which I still feel the need to watch during the Xmas season, but I digress, he was always too positive for me in the wrestling world. I didn't want to hear someone tell me to stay away from drugs, and respect my parents. I wanted someone to kick ass, and chew bubble gum. Even with my less than loving attitude towards his wrestling, I love this movie. The whole cast is great, and it is a great one to put on during a lazy day.
A staple of my teenage years. Growing up, I always wanted to work in a video store. I imagined all the hijinks I could get myself into. This movie helped me see that my imagination was just breaking the barrier. It is also one of the first movies that made me realize that anyone could make a movie, if they really wanted to. A film I revisit often would be an understatement. One last thing. Is thirty seven dicks really a big deal?
I assume many will disagree with me putting this above the first one. While I don't disagree that the first is a far superior film, this one is more of a staple for me. I absolutely loved the gopher in this, and I wore the shit out of the first tape of this, that I owned.
Emilio Estevez writes, directs, and stars in this. Part garbage man comedy, part murder mystery. This film defines the early nineties for me. Keith David is terrifying, and hilarious. You don't ever touch another mans french fries.
One day I in my early teens, I took the bus downtown to do some VHS hunting. I had just recently heard about South Park, but didn't have cable at the time, so I still had only seen bits and pieces at friends houses. Well, as I was perusing the wall of tapes, one jumped out at me. Cannibal: The Musical called to me. I snagged it off the shelf, and returned home. I popped it in the VCR, and shit quickly left my insides from laughter. It was a year later or so that I realized that it was the same madman involved in South Park that had made this. Since then, I try and watch it at least once a year. I am always excited to go hunting for gold. Fudge, Packer?
Few movies sum up my childhood like this one. I think the only thing I rented more than this was Dream Warriors. Simultaneously terrifying, and hilarious.
John Waters is one of my gods. While not my favorite of the Waters films, this one is one of my most watched. It was in heavy rotation in high school. I love the homages to classic horror such as H.G. Lewis, and other pioneers of the drive in age. Matthew Lillard fresh off the success of his cameo in Ghoulies III, is hilarious. I love John Waters use of stunt casting, and I think Kathleen Turner in this, might be his masterpiece.
Most Coen Brother films slay me, but this is the first one I remember seeing. I assume most have seen this, if you haven't, leave your bunker, and change your life.
Who hasn't wanted to give strangers orgasms without going to jail? Who hasn't wanted to get cast into a porn movie on pure chance? Who hasn't seen this masterpiece? Kill yourself. Well, at least go rent or buy this now.
Definitely a staple of my childhood. I watched this so many times as a kid, I had to take about a decade off from it. I have since revisited it multiple times, and instantly fell back in love. Anytime I hear a bell, I quickly hear "Bring out your dead." It is only in my head, I assume, but it is amazing every time.
I have always loved Alex Winter. Mainly due to Bill and Ted, but it was Freaked that really gave me a huge man boner for him. I saw this when I was a kid, and never could remember the name. I always pictured it in my head, but could never figure out the title. Then when Anchor Bay released the DVD, I quickly knew I had found one of my lost loves. After plenty of reunited sex with it, I have fell in love with it again.
Holy shit! I love this movie. I enjoy most of the eighties parody/slapstick films, but this has always been the standout for me. It definitely helps that it is a spoof of The Exorcist, and even has a few of the stars, including Linda Blair. Leslie Nielsen shines as the priest. So much pee soup. I also have a fond memory of the boobs. I miss PG-13 Boobs.
I assume I will get a lot of shit for putting this higher than the first one. I love Clerks, for it's time it was pretty genre defying, and started Smith's career. I however, can't deny the amount I shit the first time I saw this, and every time after. I felt like Dante and Randal had never left me. So fucking funny, and so many great cameos. The beginning, and the end are a perfect capture of nostalgia from the first one.
A who's who of 80/90's Hip Hop. Even has the other Dr. Dre, the fat and hilarious one. I don't hear people talk about this as much as I would expect, with how fucking awesome it is. Dennis Leary is amazing as the chief, just don't ask him for anything round with a whole in it.
I almost like this more than the original. It is close, but I can't argue with the perfection of the first, but we will get to that soon. As mentioned before, I love Xmas movies. I have a weird obsession for them. When I found out that there would be a new Friday film, this time on Christmas, I was happier than a pig in shit. I have written about my love for this film before, during Shit Movie Fest's "Shitmas." The returning cast from the previous films are amazing, and made better with all the new additions. Terry Crews kills me in this. He loves 2Pac. I mean loves.
Ernest makes his first, of many appearances on this list. In his third theatrical excursion, he gets tricked into going to jail. Ernest is a god in my world. I bow to him. I even love his later shitty direct to video films. Jail is somewhere in the middle for me. It is definitely not my favorite, and the middle drags a bit, but there is more than enough hilarity to keep me coming back. The scene where he accidentally eats a pen during jury duty has me on the floor every time.
Steve Martin shows perfection in this. I am always happy to watch this beast. Just watch out, I hate those cans.
Definitely my favorite Anderson film. Billy Murry. No need to say anymore. The supporting cast is exceptional as well. Willem Dafoe is probably my favorite, and the Bowie covers. Yep.
Adam Sandler once tried to remake this. Well, that is an assumption, but either way, he failed. This is a masterpiece. John Ritter always owns. There are moments as terrifying as funny, but all that does is help me love it more.
Sidney Poitier directed this. Yep you read that right, Mr. Cosby is coming to dinner. Horror comedy may be stretching the term a bit, but he is ghost, so I will go with it. Dana Ashbrook has a small role, and that is just one of many reasons to watch this badass flick.
Goddamn! So good. The Dude Abides, and so do I.
The amount of times I dreamt of having my own TV station is astronomical, and largely in part to UHF. I want to drink from the fire hose. Hit me up, you can come by and eat a hot dog, covered in cheese wiz, out of a twinkie.
Even though this film takes place four years before I was born, it feels hugely nostalgic to me. That feeling of school being out, heading to a party, not knowing what you are gonna do with your life. It probably helps that I saw this first, when I was in high school. Smartly written, and hilarious on top of that. Oh, and the soundtrack kills.
Who hasn't wanted to just up and quit their job? Just live life, no pressure, no responsibility. I know I have. While not realistic to do, it is fun as hell to watch. I remember renting this late one night off of the satellite, and dying. I then watched it three more times before my 24 hour rental expired.
I loved The State so much. When this hit I knew I had to see it. It is insane to go back now, and see so many people that have went on to huge celebrity status. The theme song is played constantly at the house of grog.
A must watch on Christmas. I was shocked when I went to see this, and saw that it was Terry Zwigoff. I then lost my shit for two hours. Billy Bob recently reminded me why I love him so much, with the Fargo TV show. This is the movie that really made me fall in love with Billy Bob. Hidden beneath all of the tasteless jokes, and Santa fucking, is a pretty smart, sincere, and hilarious film.
So many memories. So many moments of amazing. Make sure to check Mortician Matt's list for a full story about an epic evening with this flick.
Damn near close to my favorite Water's flick. As far as his older ones go, it is the most subtlety brilliant. The sex scene with Jean Hill and Mink Stole is one of cinema's best.
I want Harry to be my best friend. I only lived an hour and a half outside of Seattle when this came out, that just made it more reasonable in my head, that someday we would become pals. Lithgow is amazing. Someday I will have a tattoo of Harry. Yes, it will happen.
Shit everywhere. That is what happened the first, and every time I watched this. Breathing is a difficult thing to accomplish during Superbad. Every word that comes out of their mouths, is hilarious. The amount of times Jonah Hill is hit by things. Wow. Best part of the whole movie is him tripping over the tent in a random back yard. So perfectly timed.
The film that put Ernest on the map. So many amazing moments. The song he sings is surprisingly touching, and parachuting turtles always excite me.
This is a film I stumbled across, perusing the walls at the video store. I knew nothing about it, but the title ruled, the cover had a pretty girl on it, and it claimed to be better than Dazed and Confused. I didn't really expect that quote to hold any truth, as I was in love with Dazed. Once I watched it I knew two things. It was amazing, and comparing it to Dazed was not really valid. They both take place in the 70's, besides that, not a lot in common. Over the years, this has become a staple around my place. I have to watch it at least once a year, and the quotes never end. Beware the eyeball.
A spoof of Sherlock Holmes, in a haunted house, with Don Knotts. Do you really need to know anymore?
The most infamous of Waters' films. I have always loved the idea of people competing for the title of "filthiest people alive." Every time I watch this I laugh harder, then I did the previous time. Singing assholes, shit eating, family blow jobs, eggs, and so much more.
I think I can safely assume that this is the darkest comedy on the list. Calling this a comedy, is a bit of a stretch. With that said, I can't help but laugh my ass off, in between cringing of course. The opening with Jon Lovitz has be rolling on the floor every time. It is so awkward, and perfectly executed. After you have watched this, make sure you search for the video of Bert and Ernie, with the "cum" conversation overdubbed. Jaw dropping.
I have watched this so many times. I can pretty much quote it from start to finish. The tomfoolery between these three pets is non stop. All of the others they meet on their journey just add to the awesome. Watch out for Birdzilla, and remember "cats rule, and dogs drool."
Never in a million years would have thought that this title would make it so high on my list. I don't really enjoy Russel Brand, and romantic comedies are not my go to, in the comedy genre. The writing in this is brilliant though. Jason Segel straight kills it, and the jokes never stop. The vampire puppets are an amazing touch as well.
I never got snow days when I was growing up. The city was way too prepared, and at best school would be delayed for a couple of hours, but I believe that only happened once. I did create my own snow days, but I did that year round, didn't really matter the weather.
The cast in this is great. Chris Elliot as Snow Plow Man, Chevy Chase as the bumbling meteorologist, and Iggy Pop as the uptight ice rink manager. So many great jokes, and hearing Iggy Pop scream "Metallica sucks" is a highlight of my personal life.
I can put this on anytime. It has, and always will entertain me, like few films do. When I was a kid, I enjoyed the nudity, and the gang seemed like a group of people I would love to hang out with. Now I enjoy the....oh who am I kidding, I still love it for the same reasons.
It is always very difficult for me to pick my favorite John Waters flick. This, Pink Flamingos, and Desperate Living are always the three that fight for the title in my head. Pink Flamingos is his most famous, and most shocking, mostly due to the shit scene. I love everything about it. Desperate Living is insanely underrated in my opinion, but it always comes back to this one, for me. It has all of the shock of Flamingos, but just seems smarter, and it is easier for me to identify with the characters. I love the duel role of Divine, and the Christmas opening gives me an excuse to watch it every holiday season.
More Ernest. There is no such thing as too much Ernest in my world. As stated previously, I love Christmas movies. I have a weird affinity for them. So mixing that with Ernest. Well, lets just say I have had to call the doctor, because this thing has definitely lasted longer than four hours.
I'm a dude....who is obsessed with Good Burger. It is rare for me to go a month without putting this on. Start to finish, I shit.
I struggled putting such a new movie so high on the list, but with the amount of times I have watched it, during its short life, made it seem valid in my head. The laughs just don't stop for me. I love that everyone basically plays the stereotype, most associated with them. I love the horror references, I love Satan's cock. I am not sure how to feel about the fact that that statement doesn't seem out of place, when coming out of my mouth. Never mind, I am Okay with that.
This is one of those films that took multiple watches to fully fall in love with. I liked it initially, but it wasn't until I had gotten to know the characters that it really shined for me. It also gave me a new goal in life. Someday, I will send someone a giant cotton candy. Someday.
I had no interest in seeing this initially.The trailer didn't really make it look all that great, and I was pretty over Adam Sandler, by the point it came out. Once I watched it, I realized two things. It was fucking hilarious, and outside of his name being attached, Sandler wasn't really involved. I love when films play insane shit, straight. Like a monkey driving the two most stoned individuals you have ever seen, to a video game competition.
A movie that not many have seen, but everyone should. It is so bat shit insane. Frank Stallone kills it. The scene where he does a flip of the balcony.....beautiful.
Another film I can quote from start to finish. So many brilliant characters, and the cast all own their roles. Goddamn, I really want some pig's feet.
I remember being about ten or eleven, and I was up late watching films in my room. That was nothing new. Basically how I spent my evenings. I had to be up early the next morning, to meet with a friend. I was about to turn off the USA Network, where I had been watching some schlock film. Then I heard a couple of Canadians talking to a lion. I knew right then, sleep wasn't an option. I sat there with my eyes glued to the screen. To this day, I can't take my eyes away, if this is on the tube.
I had already become obsessed with Poolboy, when I first heard about this. I loved the idea, and the trailer had me rolling on the ground. It finally hit shelves, and I had a party at the house of grog. A group of us put it in, and the laughter basically didn't stop until it was over. I couldn't breath. I couldn't talk, I could barely see, I was laughing so hard. I had to instantly watch it again alone, as I knew I had missed at least half the jokes due to the shitting going on in my living room. Ray Wise calling Einstein names, the Axis of Evil being werewolves, and the mystery of if FDR's cack, and if it was able to work. These along with every other second kept me playing this on repeat for days. Marco......Polio!
The amount of shitty movies this guy has directed, is kind of insane. Especially when you look at this, or his other masterpiece, which was Problem Child. It just baffles my brain. Oh well, that doesn't change the fact that this film is perfect. Truly bizarre, insane cinema. I have worn numerous copies of this tape out.
I watch this every Halloween, and have every year since I was a little tike. I also end up watching throughout the year. I never have, and never will get sick of this. The aliens are hilarious, and Royal Dano reprises his role from Killer Klowns, basically.
So classic. Never really fancied myself a Tom Hanks fan, but when he is good, he nails it. This is definitely one of those times. Watching him, and his decent into madness, is mesmerizing. When he loses his shit, and is throwing a hissy, I can't breathe. The neighbors are creepy as shit, and I love the idea of throwing a party to watch your crazy neighbors.
I had a hard time not putting this at number one. There are two reasons it didn't make it, and those are revealed below. A modern day eighties comedy. Not because it's an homage, or because part of it takes place in the eighties, but because it is pure insanity plot wise, that generally is only found in an eighties comedy. Crispin Glover is so fucking good. Waiting for him to lose his arm is comedic genius. So many quotes are now part of my everyday lexicon.
Good goddamn! I will never get sick of this flick. I watched this so many times in my childhood. Mortician Matt, and I would watch this shit three times a day, at certain points. Joe Spinell has a small role in it, as well as Eddie Dezzen. If you haven't seen this. Watch it. Pure eighties perfection.
It had to be number one. Ernest is God, and this is his masterpiece. I love everything he has done, but nothing can beat this for me. The troll is pretty terrifying, Eartha Kitt is amazing, and MIAK will save your life.
Thanks so much for reading along as I went down memory lane within the comedy world. I am in no way claiming the quality of these films. These are in order, based on my taste, my nostalgia, and my insanity.