If you’re a comedy fan and you haven’t seen these movies then you are definitely missing out.
National Lampoon’s: Vacation (1983) – This movie brings an all-star cast together including Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall and John Candy. The Griswold’s travel across the country to Walley World on their annual family vacation. However the trip is plagued by accidents and misunderstandings that take the family to the brink of insanity.
Young Frankenstein (1974) – Another great Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein brings together Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle and Richard Hayden in this first of it’s kind horror spoof. Wilder’s over the top Dr. Frankenstein pronounced (Frank-en-steen!) really makes the film.
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – This political-satire is from legendary director Stanley Kubrick and was shot at the height of the “Red Scare”. It uses politics, foreign policy and public fear to paint a hilarious portrait of the American obsession with communism at the time. It was ranked number three on AFI’s 100 years . . . 100 laughs list.
Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a middle-aged electronic store sales associate trying to hold on to his job, girlfriend and sanity. Ed (Nick Frost) is Shaun’s deadbeat, weed selling friend who lives on the couch and gets mostly in the way of things. When a zombie outbreak hits London, Shaun and Ed have to team up to save Shaun’s girlfriend, his mother and their friends. This horror/comedy has so many great jokes and tips of the hat to classic zombie films, it’s amazing it isn’t more well regarded.
Midnight Run (1988) – Jack Walsh (Robert DeNiro) is a bounty hunter looking for Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin). After locating Mardukas, Walsh begins to escort him back to Los Angeles only to find out the man he was paid to grab might be innocent. This is one of the best action/comedies and also a great buddy/traveling film.
via – acidcow