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#1 of 73 Old 07-24-2002, 06:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Heck, they don't even have to be dark.

I'm looking for some suggestions. After our depressing movie thread I need something that will make me giggle. :LOL
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Donny Darco

Being John Malkovich is really weird..it is damn funny but I am not sure it is "dark"

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Legally Blonde was really cute/funny
the new MIB 2 movie is funny

um.
Any comedy with steve martin
Strange Brew with Rick Moranis



Dark comedies:
The young poisoner's handbook
Heathers
Ghost World

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i don't know what a "dark" comedy is, but i LOVE "dirty rotten scoundrels" (or whatever teh spelling is)
"heartbreakers" was teh same type of movie too and was funny as well.

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All Kevin Smith movies - not dark - but funny. Fish Called Wanda....one of my faves. Four Rooms...That is good.
Can't think of anything else right now...

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Beetlejuice

Muriel's Wedding (which isn't that dark, but it's hella funny)

I have to agree with Heathers, and Being John Malkovitch
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For a dark comedy, I really loved "Nurse Betty" with Rene Zellweiger (sp?). "Analyze This" was also pretty funny without being *too* dark. It has Billy Crystal and ummmm, I think, Robert DeNiro in it. For the darkest of the dark comedies, "Pulp Fiction" was a masterpiece, but parts are just so disgusting that you really have to want a dark comedy to get into it.

Good luck finding something fun to watch!

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BETTER OFF DEAD! A hilarious movie! Watch that one!

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Number One favorite is 'The Man Who Knew Too Little' with Bill Murray. Every time I watch that I end up on the floor laughing so hard my tummy hurts LOL!

Also, 'Scrooged', another Bill Murray.

"Mr. Magoo" with Leslie Nielson. There is a part in there when Mr. Magoo is cooking a chicken. My DD (then 5 yo) was watching and she turns and asked me, "Mother, why is that man cookin' his dog?" I laughed soo hard!! I can see where she thought it was the dog, cuz it shows a shot of the dog, then the next scene is Mr. Magoo putting the chicken in his pot LOL! I think if I hadn't watched it with DD then it might not have been as funny, KWIM?
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Citizen Ruth was fantastic.
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Too wierd, Ladylee, I almost picked up "Citizen Ruth" tonight at the video store but I figured I was too tired to watch a whole movie tonight. Then I logged in here and saw your recommendation!

Etoile- I was looking for "Better off Dead" since you suggested it but it was out of the store. That movie sounds so familiar. Who was in it? And "Legally Blond-" I couldn't believe I actually liked that movie but I did! For some reason some friends and I went to see it in the theater when I was pregnant and it was fun.

khrisday- Muriel's Wedding is one of my all time favorites!!! I LOVE that movie!

Yammer- I thought "Ravenous" was kind of scary. There were some creepy scenes, some funny ones too. And gross. The guy from "trainspotting" was scary in some parts

Thanks everyone for your ideas. I love good comedies but dp always scoffs at me when I go to that section of the video store. Cheesy 70's and 80's horror flicks are more his speed, so I guess he gets his laughs there.

I like to hear everyone's responses, so keep 'em coming! It's very interesting to learn what tickles different people's funny bones.
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NewMa, I think you'd really like it. Pokes fun at both sides, which I always enjoy. And I loved Legally Blonde, too-in my estimation not quite up there with Clueless, but close!
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after hours (posted earlier...so fabulous)
into the night
bottle rocket (hard to find)
she's having a baby
the one where chevy chase goes to write in the country
Harold & Maude
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Fargo! And any other Coen bros. film.
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Not dark, but one of my favs

My Cousin Vinny
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I got some laughs out of 'True Romance' and it was certainly dark.

I liked 'Citizen Ruth', too...not laugh-out-loud funny, but definitely food for thought.

I liked 'East is East' (about a Pakistani family in 70's Manchester).

'Raising Arizona' is a favorite...'Fargo', too.

And I'm drawing a big ole blank on the rest...wow, just like when I'm at the video store and can't remember anything I wanted to see!

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yes, east is east is terrific...
as well as True Romance...one of my favorites
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Another vote for Heathers.

Also, Buffalo 66, although you might have to be from Buffalo to appreciate it. My sister tried out to be an extra in Buffalo 66. The movie people picked the ugliest people in the room. (Not my sister.)
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I was just going to say Harold and Maude!!

Yammer, DH and I love the Evil Dead movies....I got him Army of Darkness for valentines day one year...

and yes definetly the Coen brothers....

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heartbreak kid....
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Definitely Fargo! Marge is one of my all time favorite movie heros. as a matter off fact, I think it's time to see it again!
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I second any Coen brothers movie, and Harold and maude is one of my all time favorites!

Better off dead: 80's teen comedy starring John Cusack. But not your regular cheesy 80's comedy. It's hilarious.

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Seems there's a good one on the tip of my tongue, but I can't remember. Ones that I can remember are:

Very Bad Things
The Last Supper
Eating Raoul
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I forgot the very darkest, very best dark comedy-

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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  • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  • The Lost Boys
  • Shadow of the Vampire
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Happiness (will freak you out! be forewarned!)
  • Local Hero (not dark, but super funny)
  • City of Lost Children
  • Delicatessen (the ultimate dark comedy!)

Okay, now that you all think I'm some kind of weirdo....
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Nope, those are some of my all time favorites, SueZVudu!!!
Or maybe I am some kind of wierdo too!!!!
I am would love to see another movie like "Happiness." Hard to watch at moments, but I really, really loved that flick. And "Delicatessen" and "City of Lost Children" I haven't seen in ages , but they are such great movies!!

If you liked "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," did you see "Snatch" too?
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I LOVE City of Lost Children and Delicatessen. I have to force people to watch them - but they are great. Actually saw City of Lost Children in the theatre....i didn't really know what I was in for. Loved it!!

Thought of another one
Thing to do in Denver When You're Dead. Great movie! Amazing people in it - Andy Garcia, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Walken....Though not for kids - a little violent.

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Welcome to the Dollhouse---don't know whether to laugh or cry at some parts of this movie.

One of my all-time favorite comedy's is The Jerk with Steve Martin. Also, any of Pedro Almodovar's movies are pretty funny if you don't mind sub-titles (I speak Spanish, so it doesn't bother me)
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