Friday, January 11, 2008

Movies That Make You Laugh Out Loud!

I love watching funny movies – they can make almost any day seem better. You know great movies when you see them. They’re the ones you can watch over and over again and not get sick of them. Here’s a few of my favorites (some of which I haven’t seen in a while.) Feel free to share your favorites with me!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – (will make you want to play hooky from work).

Ferris uses his imagination and charm to entice his girlfriend and best friend to join him in some fun while they play hooky from school. His sister Jeanie just doesn’t have the same kind of luck as her popular brother. A cult classic!

The Princ
ess Bride (1987) – a movie about the power of true love. Watch this comical fairytale about Princess Buttercup and those who wish to do her harm. First Prince Humperdinck wants to marry her even though she doesn’t love him. Then three bandits kidnap her to induce war between her homeland and another. It’s inconceivable that you wouldn’t watch it!

Better Off Dead (1985) (one of my favorites)

Depressed teen Lane Meyer whose miserable life just got worse when his girlfriend Beth breaks up with him. Watch the fun as he deals with his mom’s horrible cooking, a sly and sneaky younger brother, the paperboy from Hell and his next door neighbor Ricky. Laugh out loud fun!

Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

–one of the funniest movies in recent years. (Even if you don’t like NASCAR.) Watch as Ricky Bobby pursues his dream to be one of the top drivers in NASCAR, until a horrible crash puts a stop to his career. Now he must be beat the pompous foreigner Jean Girard to return to the top.

Over the Hedge (2006) – a great romp! Those cute and cuddly forest creatures awake from hibernation to find suburbia has taken over their woods. While RJ the raccoon leads them to pilfer food from the locals, they soon find themselves in trouble as an exterminator is called in to remove them.

And a few more:

  • Young Frankenstein (1974) – Gene Wilder & Terri Garr. That’s Frankensteen.”
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938) –Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn.
  • Office Space – 1999 office classic.
  • The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) – Don Knotts is great!
  • Raising Arizona (1987) – Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter.
  • Blues Brothers (1980) – John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd.


Clubbs said...

Three words:

Waiting For Guffman.

If you haven't seen it, you must. It's especially funny to me as a "theatre person," but I think it's comic genius no matter how you slice it.

Bob @ Every, Every Minute

funspirit said...

Thanks Bob - I'll have to check it out. For those of you who haven't yet - check out Bob's site, it'll really make you smile.

Shirley (Fun Spirit)