Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Humour is probably the hardest thing to define, in as much as what makes one person laugh and not another The American Film Institute polled it's members and this was the top twenty funniest films as voted for by the great and the good of the Institute


  1. Some Like it Hot
  2. Tootsie
  3. Dr Strangelove: or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the bomb
  4. Annie Hall
  5. Duck Soup
  6. Blazing Saddles
  7. M*A*S*H
  8. It happened one night
  9. The Graduate
  10. Airplane!
  11. The Producers
  12. A Night at The Opera
  13. Young Frankenstein
  14. Bringing up baby
  15. The Philadelphia story
  16. Singin’ in the rain
  17. The Odd Couple
  18. The General
  19. His Girl Friday
  20. The Apartment

    Pretty good. With this in mind I tried to formulate my own list and see how it would compare. There will never be any two lisats of funny movies that will match. Thrillers westerns and other genres are easier to quantuify, but funny, well that's all down to what tickles your funny bone.

These tickle mine. For today anyway; i find humour in the strangest of times (I found Blue Velvet and American Psycho very funny)


  1. Some Like it Hot
  2. Young Frankenstein http://youtu.be/gBx8JNarOlg
  3. The Nutty Professor (1963)
  4. Love & Death
  5. The Producers http://youtu.be/UYyc1Ib9LuI
  6. Airplane!
  7. There’s something about Mary
  8. The Life of Brian
  9. This is Spinal Tap http://youtu.be/XuzpsO4ErOQ
  10. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  11. Animal House
  12. Bananas http://youtu.be/I4zP7247W7o
  13. Sons of The Desert
  14. Borat: Cultural learnings of America for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan
  15. The Heartbreak kid (1972) http://youtu.be/9BULK45xWgk
  16. Ferris Bueller’s day off
  17. The Apartment
  18. The Odd Couple
  19. Tootsie http://youtu.be/xLCUknHBvC0
  20. Four Lions

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