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Posting about Withnail & I in the ‘watching’ thread has got me thinking about comedies I could rewatch endlessly without ever getting tired of them or finding them unfunny.

There aren’t many.

Withnail & I
This Is Spinal Tap
Airplane
Ghostbusters
The Naked Gun (1 and 2-1/2)
Holy Grail
Life of Brian

I can’t think of any others. What are yours?

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Anchorman

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Great list, mr Wallace.

I’ll add:

Dr Strangelove
Zoolander
Groundhog Day
Adventures of Picasso

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Shaun of the dead
Hot Fuzz

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In terms of rewatchability these always make me smile or laugh

Dumb & Dumber

The Wedding Singer

Old School

Step Brothers

Observe and Report

Norbit

The Jerk

Superbad

The Waterboy

Happy Gilmore

40 Year Old Virgin

Jay and Silent Bob

Clerks 2

Bad Santa

Meet the Parents

Planes Trains and Automobiles

Trading Places

The Man With Two Brains

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Dogma
Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure
Bill & Teds Bogus Journey

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Young Frankenstein

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Blazing Saddles
I’m Gonna Got You Sucka
Black Dynamite
Friday
History of the World Part I
The Princess Bride
Hollywood Shuffle

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Clue

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The Meaning of Life
O Brother Where Art Thou
Tropic Thunder
1941

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Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

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Young Frankenstein.

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Step Brothers, The Jerk and the Man With Two Brains make me laugh just as hard each time.

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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (all-time fave)
Go West (Marx bros.)
Kelley’s Heroes

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I haven’t watched that in the longest time, loved it when I was a teenager

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I have great difficulty watching comedies more than once, therefore, it would have to be one where there’s a decent story to go along with the humour.

Shaun of The Dead
Beverly Hills Cop
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (although I watched this again a couple of years ago, and I barely smirked)

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Super troopers

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Which kind of makes sense, once you know a joke it should diminish but really you could say the same for a plot twist or dramatic moment. Pretty much all of my most watched films are comedies. The very best of them have something new to laugh at on repeat viewings.

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True. But, for some reason I don’t have the same problem with dramatic twists. I still love Sixth Sense, for example. I’m probably just weird.

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Yeah, most of these mentioned are terrifically funny. I think YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN will always top the list.

Other stranger ones.

RAISING ARIZONA (actually, many of the Coen movies make me laugh every time even though they aren’t comedies)
BLISS (and Australian film starring Barry Otto which is just genius)
BEING THERE & SHAMPOO

More recently…

HOAX (Richard Gere and Alfred Molina)
KISS KISS BANG BANG

And the classics
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
SOME LIKE IT HOT

Hell, just about any of the classic comedies from the 40’s to the 60’s still work for me.

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