Top 7 Comedy Movies of All Time
They say laughter is the best medicine. When you laugh and make people laugh you feel good and the people feel good. And speaking of laughter, who doesn’t love comedies? We all do. There are comedies and then there are comedies! Some are timeless and the audiences go to watch them again and again. Hollywood’s created some masterpieces like Some Like It Hot and Annie Hall, not to mention others that have been equally entertaining and got a laugh out of us. Would you rather laugh or cry when watching a movie? Laugh, maybe. Well then let’s get serious about comedy.
Here’s a list of the top 7 comedy flicks you’ve probably seen and enjoyed.
1. Some Like It Hot
Directed and produced by Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American romantic comedy set in 1929. Starring is Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon with George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee, and Nehemiah Persoff in supporting roles. The story is about two musicians who dress as women to escape mafia gangsters whom they witness commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
This movie depicts what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button. Strategic General Jack D. Ripper orders the Burpelson Air Force Base on alert and seals it down so that no one, including the President, can contact him and countermand his orders. He orders bomb-carrying planes under his command, with a secret code only he knows, to attack Russia as he believes the Soviets are plotting to pollute Americans’ “precious bodily fluids” during “the physical act of love.” The Pentagon’s war room comes alive as the Chief Executive tries to stop the maniacal general from fueling a nuclear war.
3. Annie Hall
Alvy Singer is a neurotic New York comedian who falls in love with the scatterbrain Annie Hall. Singer tries to figure out why his relationship ended with Hall who he meets playing tennis doubles with friends. She finally moves in with him, but things become very tense. He finds her arm in arm with one of her college professors and the two argue. They break up, and he tries to understand the truth about relationships.
4. Groundhog Day
A 1993 American comedy directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who while covering the annual Groundhog Day event finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott co-star. The term “groundhog day” is now used to describe a recurring situation in government and military arenas. A stage musical adaptation premiered in 2016.
5. Duck Soup
President and dictator of bankrupt Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of the wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont). Mrs. Teasdale wants Firefly to lead the small and bankrupt country of Freedonia otherwise she won’t give them the financial aid they need. While all this is going on, Sylvania is trying to annex the country. Sylvanian ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern) tries to incite a revolution, and like Firefly, is eyeing Mrs. Teasdale’s late husband’s wealth. He sends in spies Chicolini (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo) to get as much information on Firefly as he can. The film stars all four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) and also features Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy. This was the last film that Zeppo did with the Marx Brothers, and it was also the last of five the Marx Brothers movies they did with Paramount Pictures.
6. Life of Brian
Monty Python’s Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British religious satire starring and written by the Monty Python comedy group (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin). Directed by Jones, the film tells the story of Brian Cohen (played by Chapman), a young Jewish man who is born on Christmas, and next door to Jesus Christ, who is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah.
This 1980 comedy, alternatively titled Flying High!, is about an ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker, played by Robert Hays, who is afraid of flying, is a drunk, and can’t hold a job. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson played by Julie Hagerty, wants to get out of the relationship and gets on a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Ted gets on the same flight to get her out of his mind but to no avail. Although afraid to fly, Striker must make sure the plane lands safely as the pilot, crew, and passengers fall ill after the in-flight meal is served. The other stars of the movie are Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson.
So, if movies are your thing, especially comedies, Mediacom Cable is for you. Most of these movies are available on Mediacom TV that you and your family can enjoy at your own leisure.