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.
Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively sentimental and even silly as we're writing this. Along with Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, Robin Williams shines brightly as a dad who tries to stay in his kids’ lives by hatching an elaborate plan. He dresses up as an older woman so he can get hired to be their nanny.
What follows is a lot of meddling from Robin Williams as he can't help but take many risks. Fun facts: many of William's lines in the movie were improvised, it took almost four hours to do the makeup, and his paycheck for the role was an astonishing 20 million big ones.
School of Rock
In 2013, "School of Rock" was the highest-grossing music-themed comedy, and it held on to this title until 2015. It is one of the best entries in Jack Black's ongoing attempt to dominate the comedy genre in this underdog story. At his most endearing, Jack Black's character is an overly enthusiastic musician who desperately needs work, so he poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious private school.
What starts out as a sneaky plan to earn some extra cash soon turns into something completely different. Black's character ends up coaching a class of misfits that go on to compete in a Battle of the Bands.
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.
"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.