Our family is a HUGE movie family. We watch, we discuss, we argue, we quote. We just love movies.
Our top 5 list is what we consider the funniest movies we’ve seen. So come and discuss with me, share your family favorites and does your family quote? (we do it more than any family I know)
DISCLAIMER! We use the ClearPlay DVD and filters when we watch movies. This removes bad language, sex and nudity and many other filters of our choice. So there are some movies here I would NOT recommend unless they are cleaned up. But since we’ve ONLY seen them cleaned up, they are appropriate for our family’s standards.
This list is made up of combining everyone’s different lists. Kevin has movies on his list that most of the rest of us haven’t seen. A couple of months ago I shared our favorite movie scenes and, not surprisingly, several of those movies are included here.
#5 (tie) Animal Crackers/A Night At The Opera
We just love the Marx Brothers and their absolute zaniness! I remember showing my children one of their movies many years ago and they LOST IT!!! It was more fun to watch the little ones laughter than watching the actual movie! Anyway, Animal Crackers has more consistent funny scenes (but the least plot) while A Night at the Opera has a few really hilarious scenes.
#4 What’s Up Doc
This is a remake of another one we enjoy, Bringing Up Baby, but has more outrageous zaniness. Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal are a great team! And of course the funny reference at the end (for those of you old enough to remember): “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard!” is great.
#3 Arsenic and Old Lace
Cary Grant apparently never liked this movie – he felt he was too over the top. But that is what makes the movie so much fun. And these two dear sweet aunts are hilariously outrageous.
#2 The Importance of Being Earnest
The most recent version is played very outlandishly making it hilarious and charming both at the same time. Oscar Wilde’s dialogue is superb and it was performed so well by this great cast of Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon. The supporting cast is also tremendous making it just great fun (Judi Dench is one of my favorites)!
#1 My Cousin Vinny
I have seen this movie at least 20 times and I STILL laugh out loud when I watch it! Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei are fabulous! I always think they are going to be obnoxious snobs from NYC but they are sweet and kind. It is also such a quotable movie!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Court Jester, and Noises Off.
Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Back to School Monday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesdays, The Welcoming House, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, First Day of My Life , Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R, Pieces of Amy