Everybody loves a good laugh every now and then. That’s why I felt if neccasary to put together this list of films that are always sure to tickle your funny bone. This list is a generalized overview of the comedy genre, not a specific look at any particular sub-genre. I feel that I should also add that this list is entirely based on my own opinion.
#20 Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, John Candy, and Demi Moore star in this comedic classic. With those first three comedic geniuses in the same picture how could it not be anything but spectacular.
#19 American Pie (1999)
A group of guys gets together and makes a pact about getting laid. Sadly, I could see this happening in real life. What other movie on the market offers a guy getting it on with an apple pie? This one is a classic.
#18 Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have got to be one of the best comedic duos to ever hit the silver screen. This film has everything, except intelligent humor.
#17 Cool Runnings (1993)
This is a personal favorite of mine and one of the few films that John Candy put out in the 90’s. This film is based on a true story and is about a team of Jamaican bobsledders that dream of making it to the Olympics.
#16 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
This was Jim Carrey’s first film to really hit big so I felt I had no choice but to reserve a spot for this one. This is one of the best comedy film ideas to date in my opinion.
#15 Galaxy Quest (1999)
This film is a spoof of the ever popular Star Trek series. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman do a phenomenal job in this one. The cast of the show Galaxy Quest is taken to a real life creation of their ship that is in the middle of some galactic war. I’m not sure why, but I absolutely love this film.
#14 Wayne’s World (1992)
Not one of my favorite movies on this list, but it is worthy of #14. Dana Carvey and Mike Myers are brilliant in this film. Very few actors out there have the ability to throw themselves into character like these two.
#13 Friday (1995)
If there was a guilty pleasure film on this list, this would be it. Eighty percent of the humor in this film is based on drugs or sex. However, I find almost all of it hilarious. Chris Tucker is amazing in this one.
#12 Billy Madison (1995)
This is the first of four Adam Sandler films that made my cut. This is obviously my least favorite of them all. Adam Sandler is great though and drops some great one-liners. “Veronica Vaughn. So hot, want to touch the hiney.” I don’t think I could forget that line if I tried.
#11 Tommy Boy (1995)
This is by far Chris Farley’s finest film. He and David Spade are yet another pair of SNL (Saturday Night Live) alumni. Unfortunately, Chris Farley left us in 1997 leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.
Recently I compiled a list of my top 5 comedy films of the 90’s. I felt the list needed to be taken to the next step, so here’s the continuation of that list.
#10 Waterboy (1998)
Adam Sandler plays the loveable Bobby Boucher, a water boy that loves nothing more than to provide water to his team. Henry Winkler shows that he’s more than just “The Fonz” and Kathy Bates plays a very convincing Mamma Boucher. Bobby goes a little crazy in a few scenes while playing football and nearly kills some fellow players.
#9 Happy Gilmore (1996)
I enjoy this entire film however, it would have made the list simply due to the fight Adam Sandler has with Bob Barker. Christopher McDonald was a great choice for the the vilianous Shooter McGavin. Of course, you can’t forget Carl Weathers, Happy’s coach that had his hand savagely bitten off by a crocodile years before.
#8 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Mike Myers had a stroke of genious with this masterpiece. A good amount of the humor was taken from jokes that have been around for years in English TV and cinema. His conception of both Austin Powers and Dr. Evil absolutely brilliant and he plays both of them superbly.
#7 Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray is a name that will live on forever in cinematic history. A bitter man forced to repeat the same “horrible” day of his life unitl he gets it right was a recipe for a great film. This was one of my favorite films when it first came out and still holds a place in my heart.
#6 Son In Law (1993)
This is one of two Pauly Shore films that I’m not embarrased to say that I still enjoy. His totally outlandish behavior could not have been better used. The story is also done pretty well making this one of the greats. This is another one of those films that has some great one-liners that I will never forget. “Steven Tyler PJ’s, Steven Tyler PJ’s”.
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