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The Grumpy Old Man [userpic]
On Comedy

John Scalzi lists the comedy canon. I respond by boldening those I've seen.


Airplane!
All About Eve
Amelie -> Now seen. 06 Feb 2007
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Blazing Saddles
Bringing Up Baby
Broadcast News
Caddyshack
Le diner de con
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - more satire than comedy really
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Duck Soup
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The General
Ghostbusters
The Gold Rush
Good Morning Vietnam
The Graduate
Groundhog Day
A Hard Day's Night
His Girl Friday
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lady Killers
Local Hero
Manhattan
M*A*S*H
Monty Python's Life of Brian
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Odd Couple
The Producers
Raising Arizona
Roxanne
Rushmore
Shaun of the Dead
A Shot in the Dark - which one? I'm assuming the Peter Sellers film and not the William Lundigan/Regis Toomey film
Some Like it Hot
Strictly Ballroom
Sullivan's Travels
There's Something About Mary
This is Spinal Tap
To Be or Not to Be
Tootsie
Toy Story
Les vacances de M. Hulot
When Harry Met Sally...
Withnail and I -> Now seen. 14 Feb 2007

Why the hell isn't Monty Python and the Holy Grail here? Why is Young Frankenstein missing? What about the 1940's classic Adam's Rib? For shame on the person who came up with this list!

More films that should have been there but were overlooked:
* It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
* City Slickers
* The Court Jester
* The Nutty Professor
* Any of the 'Road' films with Bob Hope & Bing Crosby
* Mrs Doubtfire
* Finally, one of the best Jimmy Stewart films: Harvey

Comments

(insert obligatory 'you haven't seen... !?!' here)

Any films in particular that deserve a higher priority? With three sprog to care for, film-viewing time is limited

I would argue for Amelie, Shaun of the Dead, A Hard Day's Night, and Withnail and I.

Hooray for Harvey

How I love you, netflix.

Airplane!
All About Eve
(this was comedy? huh)
Amelie
Annie Hall

The Apartment
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Blazing Saddles

Bringing Up Baby
Broadcast News
Caddyshack

Le diner de con
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - more satire than comedy really
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Duck Soup
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Four Weddings and a Funeral

The General
Ghostbusters
The Gold Rush
Good Morning Vietnam
The Graduate
Groundhog Day
A Hard Day's Night
His Girl Friday

Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lady Killers
Local Hero
(Holy cow! YAY YAY YAY)
Manhattan
M*A*S*H
Monty Python's Life of Brian
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Odd Couple
The Producers
Raising Arizona
Roxanne
Rushmore

Shaun of the Dead
A Shot in the Dark - which one? I'm assuming the Peter Sellers film and not the William Lundigan/Regis Toomey film
Some Like it Hot
Strictly Ballroom

Sullivan's Travels
There's Something About Mary
This is Spinal Tap

To Be or Not to Be
Tootsie
Toy Story

Les vacances de M. Hulot
When Harry Met Sally...
Withnail and I


Actually, less than half of those were netflix rentals. But it would be a lot sparser without.