Funniest Movies of All Time – Part 4

Posted on 13 Nov 00:00

Some of the activities include reading novels, skiing, skating, playing ballgames, drawing, and watching movies. The list is endless, and those are just some of the activities. Films have entertained us for more than a century now and remain one of the most vitally significant parts of human enjoyment. 

1.  Shaun of the Dead (2004)

The 2004 horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead movie would definitely make the list of funniest movies of all time. This film focuses on two men caught unaware by the zombie apocalypse and their attempts to take refuge in a local pub with their loved ones. The two are electronic salesman Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his friend Ed (Nick Frost). Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg wrote the screenplay that Wright used for the movie’s direction. The film was a tremendous success upon shooting, earning awards and nominations. It won two Saturn Awards (Best Horror Film and Best Screenplay) and one British Independent Film Award (Best Screenplay) among other awards and nominations.


2.  Singin’ In the Rain (1952)

The Funniest Movies of All Time list cannot be whole without the 1952 musical romantic comedy 'Singin’ In the Rain'. Directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, the classic movie depicts typical Hollywood in the late 1920s. The film features three Hollywood stars Gene Kelly (as Donald (Don) Lockwood), Donald O'Connor (as Cosmo Brown), and Debbie Reynolds (as Kathy Selden), who make a transition from silent films to 'talkies.' The film was a commercial success and received many awards and honors. For example, it received Academy Awards nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Music Score. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Award. Besides, the Library of Congress deemed the film aesthetically and historically fit and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.


3.  Some Like It Hot (1959)

The 1959 'Some Like It Hot' movie is one of the funniest films ever made. This black-and-white romantic comedy film is based on a 1935 Fanfare French film. Its storyline revolves around two musicians who witness a mafia gangster commit a crime. The musicians are scared and dress in rags to disguise themselves and escape from the gangsters. Billy Wilder directed and produced this movie. The film's starring actors are Marilyn Monroe (Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk), Tony Curtis (Joe/ "Josephine" /"Shell Oil Junior”), and Jack Lemmon  (Jerry (Gerald)/"Daphne"). The film received nominations from organizations like the British Academy Film Awards (Best Film from any Source), Bambi Awards (Best Actor- International), and Laurel Awards (Top Male Comedy Performance), among other bodies. It won the Top Ten Films Award by the National Board of Review Awards.


4.  Superbad (2007)

Most movie buffs will find the 2007 coming-of-age teen comedy titled 'Superbad' entertaining. The movie’s plot revolves around two teenagers Jonah Hill (Seth Rogen) and Michael Cera (Evan Goldberg), who are on the verge of graduating from high school. The duo intends to party and lose their virginity before saying goodbye to high school, but things prove harder than they expected. Greg Mottola directed the movie from a script written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film won several awards, including the Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Writing and Best Male Performance and the Young Hollywood Awards for Exciting New Face. It was also nominated for several awards, such as the MTV Movie Awards for Breakthrough and Best Movie and Empire Awards for Best Comedy.


5.  Trainwreck (2015)

Any movie lover will enjoy the 2015 American comedy-drama film that features the promiscuous, hard-drinking and free-spirited Amy Townsend (Amy Schumer) and Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), the prominent orthopedic surgeon that Amy has the first committed relationship. The cast includes Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, John Cena (Steven), to develop the film's storyline. Judd Apatow was the director. Amy's and Hader's performance were outstanding, and alongside the screenplay, it helped the film's success. Amy Schumer won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in Comedy and the Hollywood Comedy Award. The Trainwreck was also awarded the Best Comedy Film Award by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society.


6.  This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Watching the 1984 American mockumentary film named 'This Is Spinal Tap' will is a delight. The film focuses on the three members ( Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and Derek Small (Harry Shearer)) of a fictional rock music band named Spinal Tap on their tour to America, and Martin "Marty" Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), a documentary film-maker who films the band while on the American tour. Rob Reiner is the film’s director. The movie was nominated for the Video Premiere Best DVD Design and Best DVD Overall Original Supplemental Material Awards, but it lost the awards. However, it won the Video Premiere's Best DVD Audio Commentary Award.


7.  Wayne’s World (1992)

The 1992 American comedy film named Wayne's World couldn't never miss the Funniest Movies of All Time list. To write the movie’s screenplay, Michael Mayers used a Saturday Night Live sketch called Wayne’s World. The movie features two rock music fans Wayne Campbell (Mike Mayers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), who broadcast a public-access television show. The film had tremendous financial success, becoming the tenth-highest-grossing film in 1992. As of today, it remains the highest-grossing film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch. Following the success it experienced, a sequel called Wayne’s World 2 was produced on 10th December 1992. Although the film did not receive any special awards, it was recognized by the American Film Institute for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs, AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes, and AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs.


8.  When Harry Met Sally (1989)

The film stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The two are featured in the movie from the time they meet in college in Chicago, share a cross-country drive, and the many encounters they have for twelve years before deciding to wed and settle down. The film looks at various relationship concepts such as 'high-maintenance' and 'transitional person,' while trying to answer the big question, 'Can men and women ever just be friends?' The movie was directed by Rob Reiner. The film acclaimed many awards, including the Academy Film Award, an Oscar nomination, and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination that Nora Ephron earned for her screenplay.

Conclusion

Movies have proved to be and will always be one of the most vital elements of man's enjoyment. We will always enjoy movies whose production teams have worked hard to make the films successful and funny.


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