“Blazing Saddles” set the world on fire when it first hit theaters in 1974, and it has since become a multi-generational classic. It took the audience by storm, shining a satirical light on social issues like no other film before it. This film has become one of Mel Brooks’ crowning achievements, this classic Western satire is gleefully vulgar and blisteringly funny.
While the jokes haven’t aged well and, at times can be cringe-inducing, it remains a riot of bad taste and one of the gutsiest comedies of our time. Blazing Saddles” defies the norms of the Western genre, injecting it with unparalleled wit and a daring approach to humor, making it a groundbreaking and memorable cinematic experience.
There are dark comedies, and then there's "Dr. Strangelove." This 1964 film, which is also known by its full title: "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," is directed by Stanley Kubrick and stars George C. Scott and Peter Sellers. Sellers, who plays three separate roles throughout the production, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.
The movie was nominated for four Oscars in total, along with six BAFTAs. Of the six, "Dr. Strangelove" took home four wins, including Best Film from Any Source and Best British Film.
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This workplace comedy that blends office politics and sisterhood was so good that it became an instant classic. Starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, the charming movie features the best dynamic as they work together in more ways than one. You might remember the theme song sung by Dolly Parton, which is still great!
9 to 5" is a timeless gem that continues to captivate audiences with its delightful humor and heartwarming camaraderie among the leading ladies. Dolly Parton's on-screen charisma and musical talents add an extra layer of magic, leaving us humming the catchy theme song even today.
This hit teen comedy found humor in the high school experience, with laugh-out-loud moments and a brilliant, zinger-filled script that Tina Fey pens. The impressive ensemble cast provides genuine insight when the new girl, Cady (Lindsay Lohan), faces the school's hierarchy, where being popular means everything. Mean Girls" is a witty and entertaining movie that perfectly captures the complexities of teenage life.
As Cady navigates the ups and downs of high school, you'll find yourself laughing and cringing at the hilariously accurate portrayal of cliques and social dynamics. Tina Fey's sharp writing and Lindsay Lohan's charming performance make this film a must-watch for anyone who has experienced the wild ride of adolescence.
Not everyone is familiar with the real definition of the term Duck Soup, and as it turns out, there is more to this than one funny movie. "Duck Soup" is a film that didn’t do so hot at the box office but gained more recognition and appreciation as time went on.
The Marx Brothers' comedy follows some silly spies trying to stage a revolution in the small nation of Freedonia. It has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 50 reviews, and holds a 7.8/10 on IMDb. Roger Ebert gives it a 4/4, including in his review that he believes it to be the best of the Marx Brothers' films.