Given its recent renaissance in tackling social issues, and red-lined status in the box office, you’d be hard-pressed to claim that comedy is, by any means, the most creatively versatile genre in movie history. So given the diversity of styles within comedy, how did this writer choose the best comedy movies ever? Well, like many others, I tend to lean towards the slapstick approach to comedy, even though there’s always a little bit of silliness in there too. Perhaps a better way to put it is that there are comedy movie that deal with serious topics but still manage to be laugh out loud funny in their own right.
There are many great examples of how a comedy movies should be structured. Take Top Five Best Comedy Movies, for example, which picks out five of my personal favorite comedies ever. They’re all fantastic examples of how a comedy can handle a social issue with humor and originality, all while providing the audience with an enjoyable time while doing so. These are masterfully crafted examples of comedy movies that I would recommend to anyone looking for a great comedy movie.
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This We’re the Millers review will discuss the movie as it was meant to be seen. There are many great comedy movies out there, but none quite like We’re the Millers. Dave Chappelle is a beloved figure in online comedy and his sense of humor shines through on this movie as only he can. He took a screenwriting career and turned it into an internet sensation with this film. It may not be at the same level as other Chappelles, but it will always have a special place in the hearts of fans of online comedy.
The movie follows Chappelle as two middle aged friends set out to get high on life, only to run into a problem when they try to purchase drugs from a black market dealer. Chappelle decides that they should rob the store so that they can buy what they need, but as usual things go wrong. They manage to get away with stealing money and drugs, but they are soon caught by the authorities. They are each sentenced to thirty days in jail, but Chappelle manages to get out way more than the others because of good timing.
Chappelle has said that he wrote this movie for his fans, who in turn are guaranteed to laugh until their faces hurt. This movie is definitely one that you should not miss. It will make you think and laugh while providing a very serious message at the same time. If you ever want to see a movie that will make you feel all warm and cuddly, then this is a great pick. Chappelle will definitely hit his target audience and give them something to laugh about.
The Pursuit of Happyness follows the life of a young man who is thrown into a competitive swimming pool tournament after missing a semester at college. As the tournament progresses, things go from bad to worse for our young man, until he realizes the true meaning of happiness. Sporting some of the best comedic performances in comedy movies history (not to mention a real breakthrough in the casting industry), Jeff Daniels takes on one of the toughest roles of his career, while winning him over as the true winner of the tournament. While not one of my favorite comedy movies, The Pursuit of Happyness is a definite must-see for any fan of comedy movies (it’s just damn funny). If you have never seen this movie, then you are in for a real treat.
One movie that always ranks at the top of my list when it comes to funny movies is A History Of Violence. While A History Of Violence does have some very funny moments, especially during its trailers, the real strength of the film derives from its treatment of gun violence throughout the movie’s entire run. director Michael Moore manages to tell a sensitive and thought provoking story about the deadliest mass shooting in modern history using a mixture of humor and sentimental story telling.
Another one of my all-time favorite comedy movies is Mr. Nobody. Starring as Jim Carrey as the title character, Mr. Nobody is a memorable comedy classic that just about every person I know has loved throughout their lives. It’s perfect for those people who don’t appreciate humor in their movies, but enjoy watching good comedy movies nonetheless. Like A History Of Violence, Mr. Nobody also features some wonderful comedy sequences throughout its run, with Carrey and company creating some of the best comic comedy sequences of the last decade or so. No other movie from either the Disney Company or Dreamworks would come close to matching the heights of humor achieved through the presence of such unforgettable characters as Mickey Mouse, Albert Brooks, John Tutturro, and the late Frank Capra.
Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 comedy film starring Michael Caine, Kevin Pollack, and John C. Reilly. The movie follows Lloyd Christmas (Caine), an unemployed man who works at a call center and is found to be above average in intelligence. To make him conform to certain society’s ideas about disability, he enrolls in the dumbest and most popular education program of all-Dumbingector. Lloyd also teams up with his new teacher, played by Kevin Pollack, and creates a new course for dumb people called “The Dumber Network.”
The premise of the movie is that Lloyd Christmas gets so good at answering questions that his customers refer him as “Dumb and Dumber.” He teams up with other oddballs like a blind man who calls him “inky,” and an aspiring author who wants to call himself “Ezra,” after the name of his dead dog. The movie becomes quite successful due to its witty dialogues, unique twists on common stereotypes, and hilarious acting. Although the lead character is portrayed as a stereotypes of the disabled, his interaction with the rest of the characters makes him more lovable.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics, with some criticizing it for being too slow. However, other viewers love it for its witty dialogue and fine performances. In terms of overall quality, Dumb and Dumber is a definite must-see movie. Not only does it have some of the best dumb lines ever spoken on film, but it also has some great visual effects and a well-paced plot. If you want to see one of the top 5 best comedy movies of all time, then Dumb and Dumber is your answer.