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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