Sunday, June 11, 2000

McGurk's 100 best

        Here are Film Critic Margaret A. McGurk's list of 100 titles culled from the AFI ballot of 500. She divided them by category, in alphabetical order.

        Falling-Down-Rolling-On-Floor Hilarious

        Airplane! (1980)

        Blazing Saddles (1974)

        A Christmas Story (1983)

        A Day at the Races (1937)

        Flirting With Disaster (1996)

        A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

        Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

        Lost in America (1985)

        Midnight Run (1988)

        A Night at the Opera (1935)

        The Producers (1968)

        The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

        Some Like It Hot (1959)

        Sullivan's Travels (1941)

        This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

        Waiting for Guffman (1996)

        Where's Poppa? (1970)

        Young Frankenstein (1972)

        Hilarious Enough to Cure Disease

        Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

        Bringing Up Baby (1938)

        Born Yesterday (1950)

        Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (1964)

        Fargo (1996)

        His Girl Friday (1940)

        It Happened One Night (1934)

        It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

        The Fortune Cookie (1966)

        My Man Godfrey (1936)

        Pat and Mike (1952)

        The Seven-Year Itch (1955)

        Silver Streak (1976)

        The Twelve Chairs (1970)

        We're No Angels (1955)

        Hilarious and Smart

        Adam's Rib (1949)

        Annie Hall (1977)

        The Brother From Another Planet (1984)

        Defending Your Life (1991)

        Being There (1979)

        Bus Stop (1956)

        Broadcast News (1987)

        Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

        Catch-22 (1970)

        The General (1927)

        The Gold Rush (1925)

        Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

        Groundhog Day (1993)

        The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

        The Loved One (1965)

        M*A*S*H (1970)

        Play It Again, Sam (1972)

        Paper Moon (1973)

        Raising Arizona (1987)

        Shampoo (1975)

        She's Gotta Have It (1986)

        Smile (1975)

        Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

        A Thousand Clowns (1965)


        Hilarious and Romantic

        All of Me (1984)

        Barefoot in the Park (1967)

        Moonstruck (1987)

        My Favorite Year (1982)

        The Princess Bride (1987)

        Romancing the Stone (1984)

        Roxanne (1987)

        Victor/Victoria (1982)

        When Harry Met Sally (1989)

        Woman of the Year (1942)

        Flawed, But Hilarious Anyway

        Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994)

        Bananas (1971)

        The Blue Brothers (1980)

        Caddyshack (1980)

        Cat Ballou (1965)

        Eating Raoul (1982)

        Hairspray (1988)

        Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

        Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

        National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

        Pink Flamingos (1972)

        The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


        Just Plain Hilarious

        The Bank Dick (1940)

        City Lights (1931)

        The End (1978)

        A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

        Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (1953)

        Ghostbusters (1984)

        Harvey (1950)

        How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

        The Inspector General (1949)

        The Muppet Movie (1979)

        The President's Analyst (1967)

        The Odd Couple (1968)

        A Shot in the Dark (1964)

        Sleeper (1973)

        Take the Money and Run (1968)

        The Sunshine Boys (1975)

        To Be Or Not To Be (1942)

        Tootsie (1982)

        Toy Story (1995)

        Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

        Where's Charley? (1952)

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