Tagged: Comedy

The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy filmmaking and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. In fact, that is why they are re-booting the hell out of them right now. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Howard Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. Apparently “Ghostbusters” is still so popular that people are awaiting the third in the trilogy to come out any day now. Pee-Wee also scored big laughs on the big screen in two separate films, as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks did some of their funniest movies in the 80s. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski Quote: “Obviously you’re not a golfer” — The Dude Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of...

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Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs Quote: “I knew it. I’m surrounded by assholes! [Dark Helmet pulls his face shield down] Keep firing, assholes!” – Dark Helmet Spaceballs wins our Best of John Candy category, bringing Roger and Gene together against Big D for the first time ever. Hop aboard the Spaceball One as we...

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Real Genius (1985)

Real Genius Quote: “It is God!” – Kent A deliciously young Val Kilmer, an even more delicious young Sarah Jessica Parker (played by Gabriel Jarret), a billion lasers, boring montages, horny cosmetologists, unreal liquid nitrogen, unbelievable penis hammering, Jesus in the teeth, Tear for Fears, and the most famous popcorn...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quote: “Cricket? Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket!” – Raphael Did you know 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the highest grossing independent film of all time? It was. Did you know creature master Jim Henson lent his magic...

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A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story Quote: “The bitch hit me with a toaster!” – Frank Cross  What goes great with a holiday hangover? How about a scathing edition of Shat The Movies? “A Christmas Story (1983)” is quoted, celebrated, immortalized, worshiped, and even has its own museum in Cleveland. After careful...

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Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged Quote: “The bitch hit me with a toaster!” – Frank Cross Caught in the doldrums between Christmas and New Year’s Eve? We’ve got one more present for you! “Scrooged” might be the sleeper holiday comedy you need this winter. It certainly surprised us. Bill Murray is at his best,...

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Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Planes Trains & Automobiles Quote: “Her first baby came out sideways, she didn’t scream or nothin.” – Owen  Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is...

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Porky’s (1981)

Porky’s Quote: “This boy is deformed!” – Cherry Forever Surprise: We kinda liked Porky’s. Also surprise: It’s wasn’t because of boobs (hardly any, actually) or jokes (so many bad ones). The 1981 Canadian-American teen sex comedy actually had some depth to it, dealing with child abuse, misogyny, racism, and possibly...