Our Top 5 Funniest Movies & a Link-up

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Honorable mentions:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Court Jester, and Noises Off.

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  1. Good Morning, Kate! Court Jester is one of our favorites too! Hope you have a great week!

    I’m hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you’d like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

    • Thanks, Sarah! I’ll be over this week.

  2. Kate, I learned something from this post: the ClearPlay DVD and filters. How do these work? I’m interested to know ’cause, like you, I’m concerned with the things you mentioned – bad language, nudity, etc.


    • Rina, I’m not sure how it would work out of the country…some DVDs are location specific. Anyway, you purchase their DVD player (~$150 US dollars) and then a subscription (if you want ~$85 a year) and you use their filter stick or any USB thumb/pen/flash drive.

      Their DVD player has the capability of reading filters and implementing them in the playing of the DVD. You get to choose which (and how much: complete filtering, some filtering, no filtering) filtering you want. They are things like: nudity, profanity, blasphemy, violence, blood/gore, smoking, drugs, disrespect for parents, mushiness (we have NO idea what that one is!) and more. You can change your filters for different movies or turn them off altogether.

      The subscription pays for new movies that come out where you insert your filter stick to the computer and it uploads all new (or you can choose the specific movie you want) movies that have filters for.

      There are some movies they won’t filter. And sometimes plot points are missing from movies because of what is filtered. But for the most part, it has worked very well for us. You can find them at: https://www.clearplay.com/ but I would talk to a person to see if it would work in Peru before I bought anything.

      For us, it is the BEST $200 we spend for our family!

  3. I have never heard of ClearPlay! It sounds like a great invention. Gonna check it out. Thanks for the tip!

    • Sylvia, read the response I wrote to Rina above. It will give you more information about it.

  4. Loved the newer version of “The Importance of Being Earnest”, you mentioned. One of our favorites in the comedy category, (and no need for a filter) is “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. Lots of old movie star cameos, as well as several “old stars” in the main story. Ethel Merman was hilarious, as an obnoxious mother-in-law. Have you ever seen it? i recommend it if you like slapstick comedy and just plain good ol’ humor. Some of the ‘old’ stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Sid Caesar, Jimmy Durante, etc….

    • Cathy, I saw that movie but so many years ago I cannot remember. I’ll tell you, it is SO HARD for our family to narrow down lists like this!! 😀

  5. Great list! Though I am a but embarrassed to admit I have only seen your #1 pick. However when they start talking about the “Youts” (youths) I bust out laughing EVERY TIME.

    • NO KIDDING!! I still laugh every time I see that movie! “Would you like me to explain??”

  6. Kate…Love Arsenic and Old Lace. We’ve even done a school study on the movie. And last year my Love took me to see it theater form. So, yes, I enjoy that movie much. My Cousin Vinny is hilarious, too. I watched it primarily for Ralph Macchio and enjoyed all the banter between Marisa and Joe. A favorite line: “Did you say youths or utes?” Hahaha. Thank you for the link up. Blessings friend.

    • Naomi, you are the Queen! Doing a school study on Arsenic and Old Lace is WAAY COOL!!!

  7. What?! No Princess Bride?!! Inconceivable!

    • I know, Stephanie…we were KICKING ourselves that we left that off at least as an honorable mention!! And we watch it all the time!!


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