Good comedies cannot be many because of the nature of humour, which is a such a subjective “thing”. Among the inumerous comedies that I’ve watched, the following list comprises some of the most memorable ones that I watched lately, without being extensive of course:
1) New Kids Turbo (2010)
Five friends from ‘Maaskantje’ are getting fired because of the economic crisis. They decide that they won’t pay for anything anymore. The film satirises the current situation of thousands of individuals, who are dependent solely on the state of social welfare and its allowances and benefits.
2) Groundhog Day (1993)
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.
3) The Other Guys (2010)
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned.
4) Men in Black I (1997), II (2002) & III (2012)
Men dressed in black suits who claim to be government agents who harass or threaten UFO witnesses to keep them quiet about what they have seen. It is sometimes implied that they may be aliens themselves. Superbly surrealistic movie, when one considers the existence of a talking dog and aliens dressed up as humans.
5) Brüno (2009)
Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America. Sacha Baron strikes again, this time as the representative of the gay community of Austria! What I liked the most about this film was the supposedly German-English accent of the protagonist, it seems to me that this is exactly how an average German would pronounce English…
6) Clerks (1994)
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
7) A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
8) Raising Arizona (1987)
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.
9) Bananas (1971)
When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
10) ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
11) The Big Lebowski (1998)
“Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. This really has to be my favorite movie…
12) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.I hadn’t laughed so much for yeaaars!
13) Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
14) We Are The Millers (2013)
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
* Brief summaries are derived from IMDB movie database…