Top10 Best English comedy Movies of all Time
Everyone has a different genre of movie they are fond of. Some like the thrill and the adrenaline rush that comes with horror movies, some like the complexity of mysteries; some like the blood and gore accompanying action movies while some like the sweetness of romantic movies. But if there was one genre that was universally appreciated by all, old, young, male, female, that would be comedy. They have the magical ability to keep you in splits until your sides hurt with all the laughter and you end up mumbling gibberish when you try your best to retell the scene to someone, but fail because you can’t get past your own laughter. We’ve all experienced it, and we love it. Though mind you, comedy movies aren’t easy to make. You need the right kind of humour, that’s funny and sarcastic but not insulting, you need good actors, because let’s face it, keeping a straight face during a comedy scenes is one of the hardest things an actor ever has to do. And last but not the least, perfect comic timing. So here is a list dedicated to those movies whose humour never fails to crack us up, irrespective of the number of times we watch it. Hopefully only the names of some of these movies will be enough to jog up your memory and have you laughing out loud.
10) Harold and Kumar:
This is a successful movie trilogy, keeping audiences in splits three times over. These movies are often called as the stoner movies, namely because Harold played by John Cho and Kumar played by Kal Penn are stoned through most of the movie. But what makes this a good comedy is the ridiculous situations that these seemingly nerdy and lacking street smartness duo find themselves in, time and again. And to make matters funnier there’s always a guest appearance by Neil Patrick Harris, as Neil Patrick Harris, who always seems to be out of control read ‘stoned’.
9) Groundhog Day:
Imagine being stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day again and again and then again. Scary right? Wrong. Especially if you’re Bill Murray (that’s right your famous Ghost buster). This seemingly eerie concept of a time loop has never been funnier. This movie follows the witty and sarcastic self centred TV meteorologist as he ends up reliving the same day, numerous times, resulting in some seriously hilarious situations. After watching this movie, you won’t find the concept of a time loop scary anymore, but in fact a simple mention of it will crack you up. And you have this movie to thank for that.
8) Ace Ventura:
You know a movie is going to be hilarious when it stars Jim Carrey and even more so if it is written by him as well, as is the case with this movie. Though it received mixed reviews from the critics, it was thoroughly appreciated by the general public and developed a sort of a cult following. Who can forget all the funny scenes from the movie, and Jim Carrey’s experimentation with his hairstyle and of course the weird ballerina inspired mental hospital gown. This movie stays with you long after you’ve watched it, cracking you up at weird intervals as and when you remember something funny.
7) Horrible Bosses:
This is a movie of three young men, who after a night of heavy drinking come up with the genius idea of murdering their bosses who are like the bosses from hell. They even go as far as hiring an ex-con as their murder consultant. Sounds simple right? Apparently not so much. This movie is filled with hilarious situations as the trio very unsuccessfully try to do away with their bosses. And also one of the least scary murder consultants you’ll come across in movies. This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat with their witty one liner and not so witty plans regarding their murder executions. There’s a talk of a sequel coming up, I for one cannot wait for it.
This is one of those crass comedies that Hollywood is so well known for shelling out. But what makes this movie different from the rest is that this is one of the very first slapstick, cheap humoured comedy film to be so successful with an all female cast. You heard it right, this film is filled with cheap dirty jokes, hilarious rough scenes and the kind of humour that you can’t help but laugh at. And all of this handled skilfully by a female ensemble cast. Who said crass comedy was only meant for guys?
5) Dumb and Dumber:
This cult road buddy comedy movie was responsible for giving a push to Jim Carrey’s career and making him the king of comedy as we know him today. All you have to do is hear the plot to know it’s going to be hilarious; a story of two friends, one dumb and the other dumber than the dumb one set off on a road trip to return a bag. Each scene is bound to crack you up as you see the duo having conversations that will ensure you don’t stop laughing, even long after the movie is over. This is one movie you have to watch to know how funny it actually is, and no review can ever do complete justice to its hilarity.
4) Liar Liar:
This movie stars Jim Carrey, (again) as a lawyer who is adept at lying. And what happens when one day he can’t lie because of his son’s wish? But of course, hilarity ensures. This movie is one of the funniest as you see Jim Carrey struggling to tell a lie and the hilarious consequences that ensure when he can’t help but blurt out the truth. One of Jim Carrey’s finest movies, his over the top expressions are enough to keep you laughing.
3) Pink Panther:
There have been many versions of this movie over the years, all funny and hilarious but the one I am referring to stars Steve Martin. Once you start watching this movie, you won’t be able to stop laughing as Steve Martin plays the clumsy yet smart inspector Jacques Clouseau stumbling from one problem into another as he tries solving the case. One of the most iconic scenes in the movie is his attempt to learn an American accent and the hilarity that ensues because of it. Hamburger anyone?
2) Naked Gun:
It’s a series of comedy films. This movie trilogy is filled with slapstick comedy and parodied situations. It’s filled with comic scenes after comic scenes each with their won exaggerated slapstick humour. Once you start laughing you won’t be able to stop and even a simple drop of a hat will crack you up. This is one of those movie series to watch with your friends on a lazy Sunday. Get some popcorn and the movie DVD’s and get ready for a comic ride.
1) Hot Shots:
Hot Shots is a comedy genre within itself. A film released in 1991 and two decades hence it still remains one of the funniest movies ever made. It’s a comedy spoof starring Charlie Sheen and its one spoof after another throughout the film. You won’t find a single serious moment or a scene in the entire film. You have to watch it to understand the cult following it has. And once you do watch it, you’re going to want more. And the solution to that is Hot Shots Part Deux, which is funny as hell too.