Comedy Film Recommendations

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  1. TheEpicFilmCo macrumors regular

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    Hello
    For 3 months I have free DVD rental and I am looking for some ideas for DVDs to rent. I like the actor Simon Pegg and have watched Shawn of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and Run Fat Boy Run. Are there any other comedy films he is in? Can you recommend me any comedy films that I might like?
    Thanks a lot.
     
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    I thought Burn After Reading was pretty funny, but not laugh-out-loud funny. Otherwise......maybe Tropic Thunder? That's more of a really dumb American-style comedy. I don't mind those at all, but I know a lot of people think they're well beyond the point in their lives where they can't laugh at that stuff anymore. :eek:
     
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    Pineapple Express. :D

    It's just the first thing to come to mind.
     
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    I hope I never get to that point! :)

    I'm a lead farmer, motherf***er!
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They really don't make enough comedies anymore, not pure comedies, anyway.
     
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    "I know who I am. I'm the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude." :p
     
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    Oh yes, all this DUDE talk reminded me of an epic: The Big Lebowski. If you've not seen it, run, don't walk, and get it.

    I was more thinking of new comedies but classics are just that. :)

    There needs to be more funny films. Life sucks, we need funny!
     
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    Weekend at Bernie's is hillaric.

    It's the first movie that pops in my mind.
     
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    Frat Pack comedies i.e. ones starring Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Owen and Luke Wilson, Steve Carell etc. like Wedding Crashers, Meet the Fockers, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Starsky & Hutch, Old School, Zoolander, Meet The Parents and Tropic Thunder which Abstract suggested.
     
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    He is also in "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People"
     
  11. oscillatewildly macrumors 68000

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    Pegg - TV series - Spaced and Big Train

    Other films - Sleeper (Woody Allen) and Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks)

    Blazing Saddles - Replace Sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) with Obama, the Governor (Mel Brooks) with Bush, and Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) with Cheney :)

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    I can never really get into comedy films since theres little character development and its usually established too quickly so I don't find them as funny as TV shows usually. That's why I prefer Peggs films because they're really all just a continuation of Spaced :D
    But anyways...
    Borat made me laugh, probably too much :D
    Meet the Parents, Little Nicky, quite a lot of Adam Sandler films.
    Anchorman was ace.
    Muriels Wedding is a bit dark but quite realistically surreal.
     
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    Warning: Old School Response

    Raising Arizona
    Caddyshack
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Dr Strangelove
    MASH (original movie)
    Young Frankenstein
    Monty Python
    The Blues Brothers
    Trading Places
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Big
    Groundhog Day
    Office Space
     
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    The Holy Grail, What About Bob..

    I don't really know that many comedies.
     
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    Roar too slow, agree with the guy ABOVE Melrose, Groundhog Day was funny(not fall off the couch laughing, but was a great movie), also with Melrose though, yeeha Castle Anthrax:)

    Also:

    Spaceballs / A Night at the Roxbury

    Nothing made lately is really any good in my opinion, the amount of amusement I can get out of crap like Wedding Crashers is limited.
     
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    Definitely this. It's such a wonderful movie :).
     
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    ^^ I forgot about Young Frankenstein. That would also be on my top ten list.
     
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    One of my favorite comedies is "Nothing To Lose" with Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence.
     
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    It's not amazing or anything but Joe Dirt left a smile on my face. Underrated feelgood comedy that.
     
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    Just to name a few: Wet Hot American Summer, The Big Lebowski, Office Space, Old School, Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
     
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    ...no-one mentioned The Love Guru? ??!!! :eek:

    They're saying Mike Meyers is past his prime.
     
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    Nobody mentioned it because it was god awful.

    On that note: Austin Powers *ANY*
     
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    You don't mess with the Zohan is fun, if brainless. Also old school and sort of obscure, unless you grew up with HBO in the 80's: Three O'Clock High. I had been looking for this for years, and it's finally been released on DVD.

    Don't forget Spaceballs and Vacation. ;)
     
  24. TheEpicFilmCo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whoah. Thanks everybody. I just got back from school and there's all these replies. Thanks a lot everyone. I'll check them out.
     
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    Idiocracy just gets funnier to me every time I see it (and it's fairly rare that I'll watch a movie more than once).

    It's got electrolytes!
     

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