Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top 10 Comedy Movies


Top 10 Comedy Movies

What’s so funny?  I can hear you laughing through your webcam. Are you on YouTube watching that funny Van Wilder scene?

Van Wilder is great. Of course, it is a loose remake of the classic Animal House. Animal House is the # 1 college comedy of all time. But, that’s another story.

By the way, I’m just joking. I’m not spying on you. I leave that to the governments of the world. Their job is to keep you in line. My job is to entertain you.

Hopefully, my story will make you laugh to the point you start crying. Don’t you love tears of joy? So, ease up, relax your shoulders and have fun.

Movie Analyst

I am the first ever Movie Analyst.  Don’t ever call me a movie critic. Why?

No offense to movie critics, but who pays attention to you? Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t affect the box office results. If a movie has a big enough budget it won’t fail. And, that’s why I’m not a movie critic.

I’m a Movie Analyst. Movie critics do not have clout. On the other hand, as a movie analyst I have a small amount of sway. I analyze films for my audience.

I love movies. You see filmmaking is an art, a science and a business. If you love movies too, there is a job for you. It takes an army to make a movie.

I appreciate fine arts. And, I present the finest material. I am your source for entertainment, celebrities and pop culture. 

The following list consists of my favorite comedy movies. I analyzed all these films to their inner core. These are the funniest films of our generation. Enjoy.

#10 Bruce Almighty

It’s no secret Morgan Freeman thinks he’s God. Seriously, Morgan’s huge ego stems from Bruce Almighty. Anyway, Freeman is believable as God.

Bruce Almighty is one of my favorite Jim Carrey movies. We forget Jim was God too. I like this movie because of the clever concept. It is somewhat original.

The film is superbly written. The acting is fantastic. What more do you want?

#9 Bad Boys

Bad Boys starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith is a hidden gem. Lawrence and Smith play two budding police partners. In the movie, Martin is jealous of Will’s money, success and luck with women.

Smith is called a bad boy because he magnetizes ladies. On the flip side, Martin is unlucky and unhappy and he is bad for a different reason. Martin and Will are a great combination.

#8 American Pie

American Pie was an instant classic. Iggy Azalea would have named it the new classic. But you see the film had a unique flavor of sour green Apple Pie.

You have never tasted a movie quite like American Pie. It is the second greatest comedic ensemble of our generation. Here’s a clip for your viewing pleasure.

#7 40 Year-Old Virgin

40 Year-Old Virgin is the movie that made Steve Carrel famous. The film is in its own class. It is very original. Can you name another movie just like it?

I applaud creativity in the entertainment industry. It is real difficult to do something that has never been done. But 40 Year-Old Virgin is an exception.

#6 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Austin Powers is an absolute must-see. The movie is a parody of the James Bonds film series. Mike Meyers plays an eccentric character with a sweet spot.

Austin Powers is definitely the goofiest movie on my list. Sometimes though goofy is funny. Mike Myers is the man about town. This is his magnum opus.

#5 Men in Black

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith play super secret agents. They are so secret no one knows they exist. In other words, they make sure you don’t know the truth.

With a push of a button, the Men in Black can erase your memories. They are so called “galaxy defenders.” Anyway, Men in Black is the perfect summer comedy.

#4 Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

I don’t care if you are a vegan or vegetarian. After watching Harold and Kumar, you will crave White Castle like Prince William. John Cho and Kal Penn deserve royalties from the fast food chain.

Harold and Kumar touches on sensitive material such as racism, sexism and drug use. The script is solid. And what’s more, the jokes are funny and timely.

#3 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Did you say Saturday Night Live? Forget that. You mean Talladega Nights.

Will Ferrell is one of the funniest men on planet Earth because of The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. You don’t have to be remotely interested in NASCAR in order to appreciate the film. Talladega Nights takes funny business to a higher level.

#2 Rush Hour

“Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” Watch a clip from Rush Hour. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are the funniest cop partners in cinematic history. They come from different worlds.

I liked Rush Hour 2 and 3 almost just as much. But, the first one is always the best. You’re introduced to new characters and you have no idea what to expect.

#1 The Hangover

The Hangover set and broke records. It is the funniest movie of our generation. In my mind, nothing comes close. From start to finish, the script is flawless.

One word: Galifianakis. Heck, even the actor’s name is humorous. Pop a beer can and some popcorn while you watch the film. You’re in for a treat with The Hangover. You will be entertained beyond belief. 

If I could see only one comedy movie for the rest of my life, The Hangover would be that one. If you haven’t seen it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Everybody makes a valuable contribution- even Doug!

What are your favorite comedy movies? Do you have a favorite comedian?

This is The Guru Jay launching off to outer space in 5-4-3-2-1. Feel free to comment and ask questions. Thank you for reading and sharing. Meet me @ Mars.

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