Your Favorite Funny Movies?

Steph and I have had a bit of the January doldrums lately. It’s dark and cold outside, we’re kinda poor, and we could use a good laugh.

What are your favorite comedies that are available on DVD right now? Leave a comment, and we’ll Netflix the ones that sound good. Here’s to a whole month of laughs!

4 thoughts on “Your Favorite Funny Movies?

  1. Two fun and fairly family friendly movies I’m partial to are Mystery Men and Josie and the Pussy Cats (don’t worry, the latter is based on the Archie comic books). Both are very, very tongue-in-cheek and they tend to be “love’em or hate’em” kind of deals.

  2. Jon and I like Christopher Guest movies. Our favorites are “A Mighty Wind” which is a parody of folk music and its musicians, “Waiting for Guffman” which is about local small town theater and “Best in Show” which is about a national dog show. These have some off color comments and relationships that are questionable. “Best in Show” is probably the worst that way. However, they are funny and fun to watch. They are dead on in showing the quirkiness in the people involved in music and theater (I cannot personally speak to the dog show persona). Have fun. Let us know what you think.

  3. Maybe try some Old Hollywood comedies to see what you like. I’d start with these:

    The Gold Rush – Charlie Chaplin – some say this is the closest anyone has every come to doing a comedy with no dead moments

    Duck Soup – the Marx Brothers – gleeful anarchism (social, political, linguistic)

    His Girl Friday – Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell – rapid-fire screwball dialogue at its best

    The Lady Eve – Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck – Preston Sturges at his best

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