Category: top 50 comedies

BP Top 50 Comedies List 3

BP Top 50 Comedies List

1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 2. Groundhog Day 3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 4. Airplane! 5. The Big Lebowski 6. This Is Spinal Tap 7. Duck Soup 8. Young...

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2. Groundhog Day

directed by Harold Ramis Is there any actor, comedian, person or living creature better at simply reacting to things than one Bill Murray? I think not, and if you dare field a competitor, I beg of you to re-watch Murray...

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4. Airplane!

directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker Airplane disaster movies surely were serious business in the 1970s. The success of Arthur Hailey’s 1968 novel Airport birthed a quartet of films in which airplanes run into trouble in the...

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5. The Big Lebowski

directed by Joel and Ethan Coen The Coen Brothers take the hard boiled film noir formula from The Big Sleep, twinge it just enough and somehow one the funniest movies ever pops out. The Big Lebowski isn’t exactly a spoof, and...

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6. This Is Spinal Tap

directed by Rob Reiner Rob Reiner didn’t create the mockumentary, but he created the most famous one in This Is Spinal Tap. With the help of genius improvisers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer, Riener’s film gave us unbelievably...

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7. Duck Soup

directed by Leo McCarey The Marx Brothers had a spark of impishness that none of their contemporaries could really touch. Their films always brought them into the world of high society, and watched them spin chaos just for fun. Duck...

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8. Young Frankenstein

directed by Mel Brooks Mel Brooks’ films are always funny and always clever but some of them really take the cake and Young Frankenstein is a stand out among his work. Not only is it the only film he directed...

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9. Blazing Saddles

directed by Mel Brooks The King of Parody takes on the Western. Mel Brooks’ movie world is one populated with physical comedy, puns, sight gags, and all the trappings of broad madcap comedy. Blazing Saddles is one of his most...