Apr 13 2011
I think that people throw around the “LOL” tag a little too much. I mean are you really laughing out loud when you write this or are you just smirking? In order for a person (at least me) to laugh out loud it takes a hell of a lot to make it happen.
And movies are no exception. You could be watching the funniest movie in the world at home alone and you won’t laugh out loud once. Which is why the movie that does get a huge sounding laugh is a special one.
These are five movies that literally got me off my chair in the theaters….
There’s Something About Mary
Talk about a movie with one of the biggest shock factors. From the frank and beans scene to Mary’s gel in her hair, this movie had shock value all the way through. I mean just the visual stuff had me cracking up left and right. Then there’s the one liners that got everyone up in a tizzy. “He was masturbating!” Seriously, the amount of comedy in this movie is unheralded.
Of all the movies on this list I’m pretty sure this is the one that hurt my stomach the most. When you talk about seeing a movie for the first time, American Pie is way up there on everyone’s list as having the highest laugh out loud ratio. I seriously can’t remember a moment I wasn’t at least smiling during this film. Right off the bat we had it going with the masturbating to fuzzy porn. What an amazing movie.
Dumb and Dumber
This was the Farrelly’s first hit (and clearly not their last). Who better to star in this movie than the up and coming Jim Carrey? Surprisingly Jeff Daniels really held his own in this movie too. I mean the snowball fight? How about when he had to take a dump? The cane fighting at the charity event? Hell I laughed out loud when Carrey was wearing a big cowboy hat talking to the little old lady on a motorized cart. Too many laughs to list here.
Old School was one of the first comedies in a new wave of comedy. A comedy that brought as back to the 80s. We have guys like Judd Apatow and Todd Phillips to thank for these movies. I’m pretty sure every single time Will Ferrell yelled in this movie, I laughed out loud. “Snoop a loop!” how about Andy Dick’s short appearance? Awesome.
You didn’t think I’d miss an Adam Sandler movie here did you? What better a classic than Billy Madison? I laughed more for the sheer weirdness of this movie than anything else. I think with the old school Sandler movies you either got it or you didn’t. I’m still not sure which I am but I do know that I loved Billy Madison.
*Please send in your favorites as well. Remember these are my choices, not necessarily the right ones but memories of mine nonetheless.
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