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Mine 8)
1-Caddyshack
2-Space Balls
3-Big Lebowski
4-Strange Brew
5-Friday!
6-Better Off Dead!
7-Airplane
8-Airplane 2
9-Half Baked
10-Police Academy 1
11-Police Academy 2
12-Waterboy
13-Happy Gilmore
14-Back 2 School
15-Ace Ventura-Pet Detective
16-Ace Ventura-When Nature Calls
17-Naked Space (Spaceship)
18-Austin Powers 1
19-Austin Powers 2
20-Austin Powers 3
21-Wayne’s World 1
22-Wayne’s World 2
23-Top Secret!
24-Animal House
25-Stripes


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#1 was no surprise. The less funny sequel made the list. And if Airplane had not made the top 50 then it would have been the suggested viewing selection instead of Dark Star

My list
#1 Mr Hulot's Holiday ( 1953 )
#2 Risky Business ( 1983 )
#3 A Fish Called Wanda ( 1988 )
#4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail ( 1975 )
#5 Clerks II ( 2006 )
#6 Monty Python's Life of Brian ( 1979 )
#7 Blazing Saddles ( 1974 )
#8 National Lampoon's Animal House ( 1978 )
#9 Monty Python's Meaning of Life ( 1983 )
#10 Electric Dreams ( 1984 )
#11 Leap of Faith ( 1992 )
#12 Rat Race ( 2001 )
#13 The Man With Two Brains ( 1983 )
#14 The Illusionist ( 2010 )
#15 Blockheads ( 1938 )
#16 The General ( 1926 )
#17 Airplane ( 1980 )
#18 This Is Spinal Tap ( 1984 )
#19 Son's of the Desert ( 1933 )
#20 Fierce Creatures ( 1997 )
#21 The Naked Gun: From The Files of Police Squad ( 1988 )
#22 South Park Bigger Longer Uncut ( 1999 )
#23 The Blues Brothers ( 1980 )
#24 Brazil ( 1985 ),
#25 MST3K The Movie ( 1996 )
I felt obligated to have this on my list. So basically, this is the reason why Playtime is not on my list.

Just missing my list:
Playtime ( 1967 ), Little Shop of Horrors ( 1986 ), 1941 ( 1979 ),  Safety Last ( 1923 ), Steamboat Bill Jr ( 1928 ), Time Bandits ( 1981 ), The Iron Giant ( 1999 ), Empire Records ( 1995 ), The Strong Man ( 1926 ), Modern Times ( 1936 ), Young Frankenstein ( 1974 ), Kingpin ( 1996 ), Team America: World Police ( 2004 ) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High ( 1982 ).

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My List
1.   UHF
2.   Hot Fuzz
3.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4.   MST3K: The Movie
5.   The Naked Gun
6.   Deadpool 2
7.   The Big Lebowski
8.   Ghostbusters
9.   Groundhog Day
10. Airplane!
11. The Blues Brothers
12. Monty Python’s The Life of Brian
13. Team America: World Police
14. Raising Arizona
15. National Lampoon’s Animal House
16. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
17.   Ferris Bueller’s Day off
18. Hot Shots
19.   The Great Muppet Caper
20.   Trainwreck
21. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
22. The Lego Movie
23.   The World’s End
24.   Zootopia
25.   The Peanuts Movie

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I like Galaxy Quest and Better Off Dead from others lists. And I love the Strong Man from stethacantus' "just missed" list.

Mine...
1. The General (1926, Keaton)
2. The Freshman (1925, Harold Lloyd)
- I didn't contribute much, but I at least helped get a couple of silent classics on the ding-dang list!

3. The Navigator (1924, Keaton)
4. Groundhog Day (1993, Bill Murray)

5. The Good Fairy (1935) – cute movie directed by William Wyler from a screenplay by Preston Sturges. Margaret Sullavan is pure joy on celluloid and Herbert Marshall's a kick with all his quirks. Yes, I ranked it too high, but this is a movie I've come to treasure more and more with each viewing. I'd recommend it if only for Sullavan and Marshall's great work.

6. Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928, Keaton)
7. The Apartment (1960)
8. Sullivan's Travels (1942)

9. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

10. Bringing Up Baby (1938) – I'm sooo disappointed that not a single, solitary screwball comedy from the 30s made the top 50.

11. Easy Living (1937) – my favorite Jean Arthur performance. Lots of laughs in this one.

12. The Doll (1919 Ossie Oswalda) – This was the one I was speaking of with the conflicting run times. I think I can safely lay claim to having the oldest film on a list. It's an early Lubitsch flick. And Ossi's a revelation. She had such a knack for physical performance that she had me in stitches throughout.

13. Annie Hall (1977)
14. Love and Death (1975)
15. Young Frankenstein (1974)
16. His Girl Friday (1939)
17. Safety Last (1923, Harold Lloyd)

18. Why Worry (1923, Harold Lloyd) – the one with the giant. I think I got this turned around in my rankings somehow, because this is actually my 2nd fave Lloyd movie.

19. The Patsy (1928, Marion Davies) – King Vidor just points the camera at Davies and lets her go wild. She's a hoot in this fun, crazed movie. (why did Hearst insist on getting her in dramas, when she was so good in things like this. Aint no shame in making people laugh, Willy)

20. The Kid (1921, Chaplin) – While not my fave silent clown... What, no Chaplin? Not surprising though, I figured he'd be spread out. Unlike Keaton or Lloyd, who have these go-too pictures, I figured if he made any lists, some of us would go with the Kid, some with Gold Rush, some with Modern Times or City Lights, etc. There wouldn't be this concentration of votes on 1 or 2 movies.

21. It Happened One Night (1934)
22. MST3K The Movie (1996)
23. Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
24. The Awful Truth (1937)
25. To Be Or Not to Be (1942)

The painful cuts: I could have added more Keatons (The Cameraman, Go West, 3 Ages)

Tommy Boy, Bedazzled, Kid Brother, Pee Wees Big Adventure, When Harry Met Sally

I  would have liked to have put a Martin & Lewis or Abbot and Costello flick on the list... but I couldn't remember which ones I enjoyed best, or if any were top 25 list worthy. (and there wasn't time to search for, and go through their filmographies)

Breakdowns by Decades
1 from the 1900s
8 from the 1920s
6 from the 1930s
3 from the 1940s
0 from the 1950s
1 from the 1960s
3 from the 1970s
0 from the 1980s
2 from the 1990s
1 from the 2000s
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Here's mine:

1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
2. Ghostbusters
3. UHF
4. The Naked Gun
5. Gremlins 2
6. Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
7. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
8. The Muppet Movie
9. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
12. The Muppets
13. Team America World Police
14. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
15. Naked Gun 2 1/2
16. Anchorman
17. Wayne's World 2
18. The Simpsons Movie
19. Wayne's World
20. Naked Gun 33 1/3
21. National Lampoon's Vacation
22. Airplane!
23. Office Space
24. Ghostbusters 2
25. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Of all the omissions on my list, I'm most surprised that Vacation didn't make the cut. I thought that one was more universally beloved.
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Great countdown, Johnny! Rock on everybody.

01. Repo Man
02. The Big Lebowski
03. Clerks
04. Army of Darkness
05. Anchorman
06. Vampire's Kiss
07. The Toxic Avenger
08. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
09. Tommy Boy
10. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
11. God of Cookery
12. Entourage (2015)
13. Borat
14. Anchorman 2
15. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
16. UHF
17. Caddyshack
18. Beavis and Butt-head Do America
19. The Jerk
20. Return of the Living Dead
21. Gremlins 2
22. Kung Fu Hustle
23. Manborg
24. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
25. 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife (1986)


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Honorable mentions go to these films, which were on more than one list, but not ranked high enough to make the final list.  Sorry about the bad formatting.

Title                                                 Lists ----->      Score

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World             3----->          23
Beavis and Butthead Do America         2----->        23
Better Of Dead                                         2----->          23
Harvey                                                   2----->   22
Safety Last                                         2----->   22
Trading Places                                         2----->   22
Bringing Up Baby                                   2----->          21
Some Like It Hot                                 2----->   21
The World's End                                 2----->    21
The Producers (1967 Version)                 2----->   20
The Naked Gun 3                                 2----->   18
The Philadelphia Story                         2----->   18
Wayne's World 2                                 3----->   16
Austin Powers (first one)                       2----->   16
Galaxy Quest                                         3----->   12
A Shot in the Dark                                 2----->   11
Local Hero                                         2----->   11
Ferris Bueller's Day Off                         2----->   10
The Awful Truth                                 2----->   9
Kung Fu Hustle                                         2----->   8
It Happened One Night                         2----->   6
Stripes                                                 2----->   5


Additional honorable mentions go to these items, which were #1 on a single person's list but not enough to make the cutoff (minimum was 25 points, 2 or more lists).

Title -----------------------> List

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well at least some 30s comedies made Hon Mentions. Oh if I'd only slotted Bringing Up Baby 4 spots higher.


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My list:

1. The Jerk
2. Hot Fuzz
3. Ghostbusters
4. The Muppet Movie
5. Groundhog Day
6. The Princess Bride
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou
8. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

9. Hunt for the Wilderpeople - If you haven't seen it yet, check it out.
10. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
11. The Lego Movie
12. Raising Arizona

13. A Night at the Opera
14. The Trouble with Harry
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel
16. This is Spinal Tap
17. The Blues Brothers
18. Duck Soup
19. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
20. The Big Lebowski
21/ Dr. Strangelove
22. Harvey
23. Black Dynamite
24. Local Hero
25. A Shot in the Dark


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Spaceballs had to be  my number 1.  When I was a kid, we had a copy on a VHS that we taped off HBO.  We would watch it over and over and over again, dozens of times.  It was one of Mom and Dad's reliable standby movies when they needed to keep the kids calm and occupied.  Me and my younger brothers and sister loved it.  We never realized it was supposed to be a parody of Star Wars because none of us had ever seen Star Wars.  I didn't see any Star Wars movies until 1998.  I didn't get what Mog was saying when he guessed that Yogurt was talking about "The Force".  I was like "what the heck is The Force?".  I didn't realize that light sabers were supposed to cut through things.  I didn't know that "Pizza the Hut" was a parody of Jabba the Hut.  I did know who Darth Vader was, but I thought the name "Dark Helmet" was just a coincidence.

It was high on my list too. I love parody and satire. And your story here matches my own.
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well at least some 30s comedies made Hon Mentions. Oh if I'd only slotted Bringing Up Baby 4 spots higher.

I was just thinking the same thing.

Also I'm kind of sad none of the original Pink Panther movies made it.  And only one made honorable mention. 


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My list's content was mostly absent (I chose the one Monty Python movie that didn't make it) and I can't believe I managed to leave out The Big Lebowski... But it was made up for by having Repo Man show up so high by the presence of another #1 fan alone, and one of my favorite '70s comedies hit the #1 slot. I was disappointed to see NO John Waters movies at all! WTF?!

Anyway, here's my list:


1. Repo Man
2. Desperate Living
3. Airplane!
4. Female Trouble
5. Spaceballs
6. The Sting (maybe more of a dramedy, I know...)
7. Phantom of the Paradise
8. Americathon  (Obscure film that could only have been made in 1979)
9. Nine to Five
10. Monty Python - And Now For Something Completely Different
11. Beavis and Butthead Do America (Yeah, I know...but God help me, I laughed out loud.)
12. Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke
13. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
14. Fritz the Cat
15. Sausage Party
16. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
17. Foul Play
18. Raising Arizona
19. Kentucky Fried Movie
20. The Bad News Bears
21. Hairspray
22. Dazed and Confused
23. South Park Movie
24. Brazil
25. Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams

I think my ordering was off...I was in a hurry, and too stoned to catch this.  :o

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Here's my list:

1.   Airplane!
2.   Broadcast News
3.   Defending Your Life
4.   The In-Laws (1979)
5.   Seems Like Old Times
6.   The Sure Thing
7.   A Thousand Clowns
8.   Waiting For Guffman
9.   This is Spinal Tap
10.   Office Space

11.    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
12.   The Jerk
13.   Young Frankenstein

14.   Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
15.   Some Like it Hot
16.   The Producers (1967)
17.   Local Hero
18.   Mr. Mom
19.   Groundhog Day
20.   In Bruges
21.   Wayne’s World
22.   The Philadelphia Story
23.   Better Off Dead
24.   Galaxy Quest
25.   Hot Shots!

Decent representation, though bummed some of my top ten failed to chart -- you all really should check those out (Broadcast News, The In-Laws, Seems Like Old Times, The Sure Thing, A Thousand Clowns)
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