Top 7 funniest movies of all times – Ultimate comedy
What really makes a film funny? People laugh at different things and different jokes, which is why comedies differ by genre. Not everyone finds funny what someone else does. Here is some of the funniest cinematographic work through decades.
1 Dr. Strange love or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Stanley Kubrick’s work of art starring Peter Sellers is a real satirical black comedy. Peter Sellers is actually playing multiple roles, which is what makes this film even more amusing and funny. Seller’s interpretations were highly praised and recognized and this black comedy should be on the list of the funniest films in the history of cinematography.
2 Raising Arizona
One of the first Coen brothers’ films, actually the third one. The film revolves around an infertile couple; they eventually kidnap a baby from a local entrepreneur and that is where the story complicates but becomes extremely amusing and humorous. The 1987 comedy introduces Holly Hunter and Nicholas Cage in outstanding performances.
3 A Fish Called Wanda
A fantastic and vibrating comedy written by the master of humor, the ex-Monty Python, John Cleese. The film is actually of the heist-comedy genre about a gang of jewel thieves and the cast includes one of the best comedians of contemporary film – Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. Kevin Kline won the academy award for the best supporting actor, which is a real curiosity.
4 There’s Something About Mary
A very successful comedy made by the Farelly brothers right after they did “Kingpin” and “Dumb and Dumber”. Their huge budget could support a film on the verge of being a real comedy and a, so- called, gross-out film. The plot revolves around Ted, played by Ben Stiller, who is obsessed about his high-school crush Mary, played by Cameron Diaz. What makes this story even more interesting and exciting is the character of a cheap private detective played by the outstanding Matt Dillon.
5 The Big Lebowski
Another outstanding black comedy made by Ethan and Joel Coen which has been a huge success both in Hollywood and in European theatres. We can easily say that it had become a legendary film and one of the funniest cinematographic works of all times. The plot is hilarious and completely absurd; the cast was carefully chosen – Jeff Bridges as “The Dude”, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Torturro, et al. “The Big Lebowski” actually become a cult film or a cult classic, including an outstanding cast, dream sequences, an unconventional soundtrack and originals dialogues.
6 Dumb and Dumber
This is said to be Jim Carrey’s masterpiece. The story of the film is somewhat idiotic – it revolves around two idiotic men who drive across country in a van, shaped like a dog, looking for the most beautiful woman in the world. Carrey’s partner in crime is Jeff Daniels and the film was directed by the Farrelly brothers, being their cinematographic debut.
7 Monty Python’s Life of Brian
A British comedy made in 1979 and written by the Monty Python troupe including John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Jones. The film is a religious satire and it was pretty controversial at the time and accused of being a blasphemy, which is why it was banned across the United Kingdom. The other film they made which was extremely successful in the genre was “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.