In my book, there is a fine line between comedy films and funny movies. Funny movies are those that leave audiences in stitches from beginning to end (think American Pie) and comedies are those that don't have me laughing all the time but are still funny. In this post, I will my list of favorite comedy films of all time.
Caddyshack is a classic comedy film starring Bill Murry, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael O'Keefe and many more. While this film has received a lot of criticism from film reviewers, I still think it is one of the best comedy films of all time. How can it not be seeing as stars some of the most talented comedy actors of this generation?
What I love about Caddyshack are the witty one-liners that are still quoted in films to this very day. Caddyshack quotes can also be seen in memes posted all over social media sites. I bet most people don't even realize that those memes came from this film. If you haven't seen this film yet, shame on you! Go get a copy now and see for yourself why this is included in my list. A word of warning though, this is a rated R movie so don't watch it on family movie night.
2. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Do I need to explain why I love this movie? In my honest opinion, anything with Jim Carrey in it is a sure hit. However, not a lot of people appreciate Ace Ventura: Pet Detective because the humor is a bit outrageous to say the least. Remember that rhino scene? Yeah, that one's a little too graphic for some people but that is one of the reasons why I love this film so much.
3. Austin Powers Franchise
Who can forget Mike Meyer's "Yeah, baby!" and "Oh, behave!"? I find myself quoting this film from time to time without even realizing it. Let's not forget Mini Me. All the movies in the Austin Powers franchise have a mix of British and American humor which is probably why it was such a success. Everyone got it! However, I don't think this film would be what it was if it weren't for the costumes and hot women who were smitten by Mike Meyer's character despite the bad teeth. That still baffles me, by the way.
4. There's Something about Mary
There's Something about Mary is a perfect example of a comedy film. In fact, probably all of Ben Stiller's movies are. The storyline of this movie does not involve ridiculous funny antics. Instead, they're things that happen unintentionally in real life. Yes, scrotums getting stuck in zippers do happen.
5. White Chicks
While this film may seem a little racist seeing as it's about two black men dressing up as dumb blonde teenage girls, it's still pretty funny nonetheless. This movie has very light but effective humor. You know what they say, sometimes the most effective tactics are the simplest ones. Sadly, this movie has received a lot of flak from critics because of reverse racism. But from my point of view, it's a comedy film so there's absolutely no need to involve social injustice issues into the mix.