comedy film canon

Also from John Scalzi, here’s the comedy list. Again, bold the ones you’ve seen (27/50), and mark the ones you own (3).

All About Eve
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Blazing Saddles
Bringing Up Baby
Broadcast News
Le diner de con
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Duck Soup
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The General
The Gold Rush
Good Morning Vietnam
The Graduate
Groundhog Day
A Hard Day’s Night
His Girl Friday
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lady Killers
Local Hero
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
National Lampoon’s Animal House
The Odd Couple
The Producers
Raising Arizona *
Shaun of the Dead
A Shot in the Dark
Some Like it Hot
Strictly Ballroom *
Sullivan’s Travels
There’s Something About Mary
This is Spinal Tap
To Be or Not to Be
Toy Story *
Les vacances de M. Hulot
When Harry Met Sally
Withnail and I

posted at 8:17 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 in Personal | Comments (2)


  1. David Brake says:

    Some rather more obscure ones in there – The General is 1927 – and some real dogs too. Tootsie? I think personal taste has a lot bigger role when it comes to comedy. And several of these are as much drama as comedy – like The Graduate.

  2. Jeff K says:

    I think we need to rewrite this list. Easily 50% are dogs, but maybe I missed something. Why is the slow paced “A shot in the Dark” any better than one of the “Pink Panther” movies? Also, owning comedy is like retelling the same joke, but fortunately, most of that list is deliberately serious satire.

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