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Each of us, at least once in our lives, got into a situation where they ended up feeling terribly uncomfortable.

Fortunately, that unpleasant taste in the mouth due to what happened suddenly changes when we observe that many of us have felt this way, which means that there is

We at Bright Side collected a selection of fun situations for you that people from all over the world did not hesitate to share.

I am studying to become an interpreter in France.

My only pending subject at the moment is Spanish.

Everything would be fine, but it turns out that I am a native Spanish.

I punished a student for falsifying his parents’ signature.

The next day, these formalized a complaint against me to the director.

Well, how could I know that his mother’s real last name was Batman?

I opened a jar of Nivea cream and licked the foil.

I decided to take a funny photo of a sheep with my glasses.

I mean if you come across a sheep in black Ray-Ban …

I don’t know how he does it, but every day the computers at work end up showing a screen saver in which a new photo of him on the

After a year without a partner, I met a very nice 24-year-old girl.

When she found out that I had no smartphone, no TV, no Facebook account, she got scared and left me.

When she said goodbye, she said it was better that she find someone “normal”.

Four days before our wedding, my girlfriend broke her left ring finger.

I bragged in front of the new suitor of my unpredictability and spontaneity.

Then, slowly, he brought his lips to mine and whispered voluptuously, “Come on, surprise me.” I still don’t understand why I belched him in response.

When I told her about it, she threw the already made copies in the trash and went to make new ones.

Today I met a classmate in the park whom I had not seen since the time of school.

She was with her husband and two children.

Today a Russian asked me if I was from Russia.

She explained to me that my tattoos meant belonging to the mafia.

When I woke up, the whole car looked at me with a strange smile.

I still don’t know what I did.

An incredibly huge and terrible insect crawled across my bed and then disappeared.

That night was the longest of my life.

Today customers wrote in the complaint book that the water in the sea was too salty.

One of them said, “Give me your cell phone.” And I responded by hitting him in the face.

It turned out that they were promoters distributing brochures with an invitation to a self-defense course.

My daughter-in-law taught my 4-year-old grandson to cry and scream, “Am I not good enough for you?

Furthermore, she says that each time I inquire as to whether she needs to have more children.

Starting today, my husband and I decided to share domestic responsibilities equally.

It was his time now to wash all the dishes.

He turned on the tap, got his hands wet, turned off the tap, wiped his hands, took the car keys, and left.

Today a customer came up and gestured that he was deaf.

Fortunately, I know a bit of sign language and tried to start a conversation.

Suddenly, she couldn’t stand it and said aloud: “My God, my brilliant plan failed.

Cut my hair in silence, I beg you!

To get revenge after an argument, my wife wrapped the slippers in aluminum foil instead of the usual sandwich I take to work.

I got there especially to see the beautiful fireworks on the beach.

Just before midnight, I decided to quickly return to the hotel on my camera.

I have been to Tahiti all my life.

Today, suddenly, I really wanted to buy flowers for my wife.

She received them with tears in her eyes: “Dear, you have not forgotten.” The most interesting thing is that I still don’t understand what she was talking about.

I told my boss that she had made a mistake with the shifts, since this year there is no February 29.

On December 31 I drove from the city to my hometown to celebrate the New Year with my family, but I did not arrive.

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Are you looking for funny stories to tell peoples or make them laugh? If yes, then you are at the right place.

Best Funny Stories to Tell

This was read on the “Gomaespuma” radio program and according to them it really happened

It happened at ITESM last October in a Medicine career class; the teacher was talking about the high glucose levels found in the semen. An assistant raised her hand and asked:

If I have understood you correctly, you are saying that there is a lot of glucose, as in sugar, in male semen.

– It is correct- answered the teacher.

Raising her hand again the girl asked:

– So why doesn’t it taste sweet?

After a stunned silence, the entire class burst out laughing. The poor girl’s face turned bright red when she realized what she had inadvertently said. She picked up her books, without saying a word, and left the class never to return. However, as I walked through the door, the teacher’s response was classic. Completely serious, he answered his question:

– It does not taste sweet because the taste buds for sweetness are on the tip of the tongue and not at the bottom of the throat.

Another university student

A university professor was finishing giving the latest information to her students about the final exam they would take the next day. She ended by saying that there would be no excuses for those who did not go to the exam unless it was a serious accident, illness or death of a close relative.

A funny man sitting at the back of the class asked with that typical air of cynicism:

– Among those justifying reasons … can we include extreme fatigue due to sexual activity?

The class exploded with laughter, while the teacher waited patiently for everyone to shut up. Then she looked at the clown and replied:

– That is not a justifying reason. Since the test will be a test, you can come and write with the other hand or you can answer standing up if you cannot sit down.

You never listen to us!

On the highway, a lady driving her luxury car. A man is on the same road, but in the opposite direction. When they cross the man, he lowers the window pane and shouts:

– VAAAAAACA !!!

The woman lowers the glass of her window and answers:

– CAAABBBROOOOON !!!

Each one follows his path, but the woman, who is very angry, when turning the first corner, collides with a gigantic cow lying in the middle of the road.

A very fat truth

a) In Japan, very little fat is consumed and the rate of heart attacks in that country is lower than in England and the United States.

b) On the other hand, in France, enough fats are consumed and even so, the rate of heart attacks in that country is lower than in England and the United States.

c) In India, red wine is hardly drunk and the rate of heart attacks in that country is lower than in England and the United States.

d) In Spain too much red wine is drunk and the rate of heart attacks in this country is lower than in England and the United States.

f) Algeria hardly makes love and the rate of heart attacks in that country is lower than in England and the United States.

g) In Brazil, love is made a lot and the rate of heart attacks in this country is lower than in England and the United States.

CONCLUSION: Drink, eat, and make love what you want; It is speaking English that kills you.

Always Judas

Jesus, very concerned, calls his disciples to an emergency meeting due to the high consumption of drugs on Earth. After much thought, they come to the conclusion that the best way to face the problem is to try the drug themselves and then take the appropriate measures. It is decided that a commission of disciples go down to the world and get different drugs. The secret operation is carried out and after two days the commissioners begin to return. Jesus waits at the door and the first disciple arrives:

– Who?
– I’m Pablo.

Jesus opens the door.

– What are you bringing, Pablo?
– I bring hashish from Morocco.
– Very good son, come in.
– Who?
– I am Marcos.

Jesus opens the door.

– And what are you bringing, Marcos?
– I bring marijuana from Jamaica.
– Very good son, come in.
– Who?
– I’m Mateo.

Jesus opens the door.

– And what are you bringing, Mateo?
– I bring cocaine from Colombia.
– Very good son, come in.
– Who?
– I’m Juan.

Jesus opens the door.

– And what are you bringing, Juan?
– I bring a crack from New York.
– Very good son, come in.
– Who?
– I am Lucas.

Jesus opens the door.

– And what do you bring, Lucas?
– I bring speed from Amsterdam.
– Very good son, come in.
– Who?
– I am Judas.

Jesus opens the door.

– And what do you bring, Judas?
– TO THE CIVIL GUARD !!! ALL AGAINST THE WALL !!!

 

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33 Best Comedy Movies Of All Time

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Are you looking for the best comedy movies of all time? As an essential genre not only in the history of cinema but directly in human creation, comedy has shaped some of the great successes and fashions of cinema in the 21st century and has helped define many of its great stars and creators. So to honor the genre we have listed some of our favorites from recent times so that you remember the best ones and, of course, you point out the ones that we have forgotten.

Best Comedy Movies Of All Time List

In this list, whose presences and absences are exclusively due to our opinion (and with comedy, you know: it seems brilliant to us, to you intolerable, and vice versa), we have tried to be minimally varied: we have included different countries and different sub-genres ( from satire to silly parody, from comedy for all audiences to adult-only oddities).

We have also tried, as far as possible, not to repeat the protagonists, directors or screenwriters too much, so you will miss many titles, but you may have other films on the list of their managers. With the lists you already know what happens: the best thing to do is to laugh at them. In this case, we provide you with all the necessary tools.

Zoolander (2001)

The century opened with this absolute wonder, already considered a modern classic of the genre, the work of a Ben Stiller who had already demonstrated his talent in the sensational ‘A crazy man at home’ (‘The Cable Guy’) but without curdling at the box office (rather the opposite). In ‘Zoolander’, he combined devastating satire from the fashion world and celebrities with a parody of James Bond and the creation of an icon, Derek Zoolander, according to the lessons learned in ‘The Ben Stiller Show’. It caught on in pop culture almost immediately with magnificent gags such as the look catalog. In ‘Tropic Thunder’ he would repeat in intentions and findings, but the result would not be so absolutely round.

My Sassy Girl (2001)

Our idea of ​​Korean cinema in the West is somewhat warped by the one thing that (to the despair of distributors) succeeds here: the dark and violent thrillers and the occasional extravagant family fantasy. But there they have a commercial cinema of all genres, sometimes as affordable as ‘My Sassy Girl’, which abounds on the topic of the manic pixie girl, but in a much more manic key than we are used to in the West. The result is highly absurd and became the highest-grossing comedy in history in South Korea, spawned sequels, a TV series, a bland American remake, and a new golden age for the genre in her country.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

It is understandable, given his filmography, that Adam Sandler arouses a much more pronounced annoyance than that raised by any generation partner. It is true that his films in this century are almost all of true demolition (except for specific titles such as Zohan) and his genuine moments of glory are in jewels of the nineties such as Terminagolf (Happy Gilmore), The ideal boy (The Wedding Singer) or Billy Madison. But the truth is that in ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ Sandler made it clear that his classic big-boy, intractable, and irritating character can distill emotional gold without being known to squeeze.

Paul Thomas Anderson had only directed ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ when he faced ‘Punch Drunk Love’. And although to the most prickly fan of mindless comedy it may seem that the film sometimes sins of wanting to dignify a style of comedy that does not need it and has not asked for it, the truth is that its mixture of emotional outsider romanticism and comedy without punchline She is unique, and she sighs for a Sandler who could have shot things that were not just videos of his vacations with his buddies.

Strange coincidences (I Heart Huckabees, 2004)

An exceptional and toned cast (Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Isabelle Huppert) is responsible for this rare metaphysical comedy, starring a pair of existential detectives, working so well. ‘Strange Coincidences’ overflows with very sharp but also very funny philosophical disquisitions, and it is a perfect movie to start with David O. Russell: from here on, you either don’t part with him again or you get a sharp annoyance – and it will condition what that you think of ‘The good side of things’ (‘Silver Linings Playbook’), which must also be picked up with tweezers.

Kung Fu Sion (Kung Fu Hustle, 2004)

It is a real dilemma to choose between ‘Kung Fu Sion’ (‘Kung Fu Hustle’) and ‘Shaolin Soccer’, two extraordinary samples of the perfection and precision to which the Hong Kong comic Stephen Chow has arrived (much more if it continues from the eighties and nineties, where he signed magnificent works such as ‘Love on Delivery’ or ‘From Beijing with Love’, among many others). But we are left with this one because of how well it understands classic martial arts cinema, its resounding action sequences and its extremely eccentricity and capacity for continuous surprise, a hallmark of the house that the comedian has not abandoned even in recent films such as La Tronchante ‘The Mermaid’

Mean Girls (Mean Girls, 2004)

A decade after ‘Clueless’, the film about the institute’s perverse codes of behavior for this century came scripted by none other than Tina Fey. Much more poisonous than it sounds, this story of a newcomer to a high school (Lindsay Lohan before becoming that Lindsay Lohan) who does her best to integrate, including being intimate with the vipers at the center, is almost a rehearsal in-depth on the social complications of adolescence. Of course, it was pre-social media times and it’s been outdated in the details, but the fact that a musical inspired by it is triumphing in the United States right now shows that its essence is rather timeless.

Team America (2004)

In the late 1990s, with ‘South Park’ on the cusp of its success and with the incredible feature film of the newly released series, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were the great promises of American comedy. It is not that they have disappeared, precisely: ‘South Park’ is still there, about to start its season 22, and the musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ has been a success. But the truth is that they have not returned to direct a feature film.

And it’s a shame: technically delicious, making the most of the idea of ​​an adult puppet movie, and with the humorous elephant style in a couple’s usual crockery, ‘Team America’ is a shattering satire that if in its day it was accurate, today it is directly chilling. Almost fifteen years later, it is not necessary to change a single line of his script for his devastating criticism of US military imperialism and its ridiculous and self-centered foreign policy to continue working.

Borat (2006)

Although Sacha Baron Cohen is demonstrating right now with ‘ Who is America? ‘(‘ Who Is America? ‘) Who hasn’t lost a bit of his poison, Borat remains his most remembered character. The perfect symbol of culture shock and that if something that helps us understand multiculturalism is that there are assholes in every corner of the globe, it marked the grammar of comedy with its false documentary texture, unrelenting cruelty, and the intelligent eye of Baron Cohen to destroy the social conventions.

Giving the note (Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, 2006)

The strength of the cinematographic adventure of Tenacious D (the mock rock or parody rock duo formed by Jack Black and Kyle Gass) is not in the cameos, nor in the plot (a road movie with supernatural overtones in which the duo of hard Acoustic rockers face Satan, in the style of the old bluesmen and their crossroads), but in great songs. Very loving parodies of different variants of hard rock that consecrated Jack Black as one of the most peculiar presences of the comedy of this century. Along with his ‘School of rock’ (‘School of rock’), he forms a pair of extraordinary rock comedies (one from inside, one from outside) that far surpass the most famous ‘High fidelity’ (‘High Fidelity’ )

Supersalidos (Superbad, 2007)

An almost foundational film, which with its success firmly placed the genre’s names in the scene and until today, such as the actors Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, the habitual scriptwriters and cronies Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and the producer Judd Apatow ( one of the big names in the shadows on this list), on a hot streak after directing ‘ Virgin at 40 ‘ (‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’) just two years earlier. The director, Greg Mottola, would not be as lucky, although it would go further in terms of quality with the superb cult teen drama ‘ Adventureland ‘.

‘Supersalidos’, written by Rogen and Goldberg when they were teenagers and based on real events, is a delicious reformulation of the teen comedy of big parties and loss of virginity. With the inevitable residue of bitterness and nostalgia but great discoveries of pure comedy, like the ineffable McLovin. Its success would mean that in countries like Spain, films with nothing to do with it, such as the also great ‘ Superfumados ‘, were deceptively linked from the title … in the purest style of the teen exploits of the eighties.

Fatal Weapon (Hot Fuzz, 2007)

Without a doubt, our great drama when preparing this list has been to choose a single Edgar Wright movie, because both his Cornetto Trilogy – ‘Zombies Party’ (‘Shaun of the Dead’, this one and ‘Welcome to the end of the world ‘ (‘ The World’s End ‘) – as ‘ Scott Pilgrim against the world’ would have figured with all the honors in a list of the best comedies of the century. As they all have similar values ​​and are highly recommended in their entirety, we chose one and we are left with ‘Fatal Weapon’

A round parody of the police buddy movies, with a work of tone and monumental character description (the chemistry between the two protagonists is of real goldsmithing). But that thanks to the work of Wright ends up far transcending his initial static intention thanks to his work of setting, editing, interpretations, and script, and it becomes one of the comic milestones of the century.

Dewey Cox: A Long and Hard Life (2007)

Written by Judd Apatow (perhaps his finest screenplay) and starring a polyhedral John C. Reilly, ‘Dewey Cox’ takes the best of the wrong comedy of the new century, but drinks, in his painstaking parody of the enlightening artist’s glorifying biopic, from the great moments of the classic Mel Brooks. An impeccable comedy at all levels (the setting, the soundtrack, all the supporting ones) that deserved much better luck.

A Good Day Has Anyone (2007)

 

Undoubtedly, one of the great losses of Spanish comedy in recent times has been that of Santiago Lorenzo, who after signing that absolute masterpiece that was ‘Mamá es boba’, said goodbye to the cinema with this other gem, somewhat irregular because transpires all the problems and frustrations that Lorenzo lived during his production, and that motivated him to leave the cinema. All in all, it is a small wonder, pure Santiago Lorenzo, who tells how a young man who runs out of a flat masquerade as a student to enjoy government aid that will force her to live with an old man. Lorenzo’s typical cocktail of caricature, customs, and tenderness and how well he has continued in his extraordinary novels.

Hidden in Bruges (In Bruges, 2008)

‘Seven Psychopaths’ (‘Seven Psychopaths’) is more beast and ‘ Three Billboards Outside ‘ (‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’) has earned him critical recognition, but this black and unclassifiable comedy by Martin McDonagh is the real deal. a hidden gem of your cinema. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes star in a unique ‘Waiting for Godot’ with hitmen in a beautiful but insufferable city, where two thugs await a call from the boss, and wait, and wait. Very special and with extraordinary action sequences combined with strong and acidic satire.

Brothers by balls (Stepbrothers, 2008)

Adam McKay is one of the undisputed greats of American comedy today. A regular contributor to Will Ferrell, with whom he co-founded ‘Funny or Die!’, He has a glorious filmography in which only milestones fit: ‘The reporter’ (‘Anchorman’) and its sequel or ‘Past of turns’ (‘Talladega Nights’ ), in addition to a long experience as a screenwriter ranging from mainstream productions such as ‘Ant-Man’ to a spectacular resume on television programs of the caliber of ‘Saturday Night Live’.

However, and making it clear that ‘El reporters’ takes a very honorable position on this list, ‘Hermanos for Pelotas’ (horrendous Spanish title for ‘Stepbrothers’) is featured here with its very strange and very funny story of a conflict between two adults who behave like spoiled kids, embodied with cruel tenderness by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Golden moments of comedy like the improvisation chorizos or the video clip of ‘Boats and hoes’ are combined with a few certain and bitter reflections on the character-type of the immature forties that is so abundant in today’s comedy.

Shoddy People (2008)

After the charming but imperfect ‘The Amazing World of Borjamari and Pocholo’, Juan Cavestany found a unique voice in ‘Poor Quality People’, one of the most bastard comedies in recent Spanish cinema, and with which he started a film streak surreal and ruthless humor that has lasted until his recent series ‘ Shame ‘. In between, Cavestany has tested the low-cost honey by flirting with the experimental in films such as ‘The Lord’, ‘People in places’ or ‘That feeling’ and shaking hands with rare and flabby comedy titans, such as Julián Génisson or Pablo Hernando.

‘Poor Quality People’ is perhaps one of its director’s formally least risky works, but it’s also unforgiving and leaves an icy smile on his lips every few minutes. Its cast (Alberto San Juan, Javier Gutiérrez, Antonio Molero, Fernando Tejero, Pilar Castro, some regulars of his cinema and others not so much) is the great asset of a film that shows a handful of miserable people trapped in filthy lives, overflowing with conventions, mopping stabs and gotelé.

Canine (Kynodontas, 2009)

Maybe not so obviously installed in comedy codes like ‘Lobster’ (The Lobster), but still lighter than ‘Alps’ or ‘The Sacrifice of a Sacred Deer’ (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), ‘Canine’ It is the debut, still elusive and fascinating today, of the Greek Yorgos Lanthimos. Perhaps his most abstract and also most absurd film, he talks about the family as a potentially strange and dysfunctional entity, and he does so through the portrait of one who is completely secluded in herself, and where the children have been perverted and without contact with the outside world.

Black Dynamite (2009)

Although on paper (a parody of the blaxploitation genre set in the 1970s) it may not attract too much attention, this incredible comedy by Scott Sanders starring Michael Jai White is a wonder that went completely unnoticed in its day. The trick is not only to accumulate the greatest nonsense with total seriousness (a lesson well learned from the ‘Grab it as you can’) but to invoice an adventure in which eroticism, kung fu, and violence also work by themselves, as in real blaxploitation. To the point that, in that sense, it works much better than revivalist experiments like the reboot of ‘Shaft’.

A serious guy (A serious man, 2009)

Once again it has been complex to decide on a Coen comedy of this century: they started with ‘O Brother !, but from the once defiled but increasingly valuable’ Intolerable Cruelty ‘to the recent and delicious ‘Hail, Caesar!’, going through the cutting edge ‘ Burn after reading’, the Coens still have the muscle of comedy in shape. And we talk about the directors of ‘Arizona Baby’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’.

However, his most eccentric and unclassifiable comedy is ‘A serious guy’, a black satire of low intensity, deeply disturbing and full of winks to the most esoteric part of his cinema. The story of a 1960s math teacher (gigantic Michael Stuhlbarg) going through an existential crisis and entrusting three rabbis to find answers is one that causes both mischief and bewilderment. And a huge question mark floating over the head of the viewer, who requires a concept of humor, at least, elastic.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009)

Virtually every Wes Anderson film has been released in this century, except for its 2009 debut, ‘Rushmore Academy’ (perhaps the most overtly in keeping with the classic canons of comedy). Wes Anderson films are not strictly comedies, but … Wes Anderson movies. Among all of them we are left with the brilliant ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ (superior even to the also brilliant ‘ Isle of Dogs ‘), a stop-motion animated film with a very particular comic vision, half inherited from the hieratic body hyperexpressivity from Anderson’s cinema, half poisonous irony from Roald Dahl’s original tale. All this seasoned with an excellent roster of actors who put voices to this story of fox thieves who do not want to mature.

In the Loop (2009)

A hilarious political comedy born as a spin-off of one of the pinnacles of British humor of this century, ‘The Thick of It’. ‘In the Loop’ raises a diplomatic conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom, which is growing at a fast rate like a snowball down the hill with some of the sharpest, fastest, and lame dialogues of recent times. The credit goes not just to regular screenwriters for the series Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche, but also to the extraordinary cast, where a Peter Capaldi on the brink of a nervous breakdown especially shines.

Super (2010)

Okay: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and sequel are stupendous, but James Gunn’s true superhero wit, without Disney interference, is in ‘Super’, the story of a worldly loser who decides to fight crime without powers of any kind, only with a costume (and a wrench). A perfect cast (Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker) embroiders this brilliant parody that only in its animated credit titles has more superheroic bad milk than all the filmography of Marvel.

Four Lions (2010)

A satire on terrorism, the perception of it in the media, and the motivations of those who kill. Very black and very brave humor, decidedly not for all audiences but that perfectly demonstrates that you can do very essential and basic comedy (sometimes it seems like a comic) and at the same time be very intelligent. Christopher Morris, director of the film, is one of the great geniuses of comedy today: if you are interested, look for the incredible series he wrote for the BBC, ‘Brass Eye’, especially the chilling, even better than ‘Four Lions’ episode about pedophilia. Yours is also Waldo’s famous and disturbing episode of ‘Black Mirror’.

No controls (2010)

Although ‘ Pagafantas ‘ is more iconic and ‘ Negociador ‘ more forceful, we owe it to ‘No Controles’, a bitter, poopy and very funny romantic comedy, the creation of a true icon of national humor: Juan Carlitos, a transfiguration of Julián López that he drinks from some of his great changes creations and that perfectly summarizes the best humor of Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José. That colleague that we all have (or that we are ourselves in our most terminal moments), which is that he does not stop, who is at the top with his colleagues from the movidajarta.com forum is in the soul of Juan Carlitos and is the responsibility of Cobeaga, San José and López have shaped it. A milestone of disgust, grief, and ridicule.

The Trip (2010)

Another stupendous display of British bass humor, which is a re-montage of a television series that is preferable to watch in its entirety. It had a couple of sequels, ‘Viaje an Italia’ (‘The Trip to Italy’) and ‘The Trip to Spain’, and it tells the journey with a gastronomic-professional excuse from a couple of not very close friends, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, interpreting themselves. A delicious misanthropic delusion that comes to our hair to recommend, as a comedy giant, to Coogan: his DJ and full-time jerk Alan Partridge are one of the great jester creations of this century.

Young Adult (2011)

Except for the sardonic and underrated ‘Jennifer’s Body’, Diablo Cody always injects into his comedies (like ‘Juno’ ) a few drops of drama, sometimes fusing genres and making them indistinguishable. But in no one does he strike a balance as perfect as in ‘Young Adult’, a farce with which any thirty-year-old (or more) will know to be bitterly reflected. The limits of adulthood, if any, are dissected with a masterful pulse and great sensitivity by the fantastic trio of Cody, Jason Reitman, and Charlize Theron, an actress who should also be recognized as having a very peculiar comic vision that is afloat at the most unexpected moments.

My best friend’s wedding (Bridesmaids, 2011)

The representative of the latest generation mainstream comedy, Paul Feig has popularized certain codes that in none of his films shine as much as in his hilarious first blockbuster, ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’: female lead, castings brimming with talented comedians ( here all the main actresses, headed by Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy), which leads to thunderous improvisations. Although he has not yet produced an round comedy (and both this one and ‘Ghostbusters’ -‘Ghostbusters’- are approaching), he is a creator to consider.

R100 (2013)

All of Hitoshi Matsumoto’s films are author comedies to a greater or lesser degree, from the slapstick metaphysics of ‘Symbol’ to the very personal parody of the kaiju eiga conventions in ‘Big Man Japan’. ‘R100’, however, with his story of a small Japanese who joins an exclusive club of dyes sado whose only rule is that his membership cannot be canceled in a year, he makes a dissertation on the ridiculousness and necessity of the disturbing private pleasures and hilarious.

The LEGO Movie (2014)

All animation films aimed at a family audience, from Pixar to Disney through Dreamworks or European attempts, include elements of comedy. However, ‘The LEGO Movie’ and its spin-off ‘Batman: The LEGO Movie’ has a different spirit, more or less pure comedy. Those responsible are the directors of the first part, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, expelled from ‘ Han Solo ‘ excessive inject mood (!!), the also stunning ‘ Rain of Meatballs ‘ ( ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’) and the two installments of ‘ Infiltrated in class ‘.

The result is a film obviously for all audiences, which starts from the usual wickerwork of mainstream animation, with its story of overcoming and meeting the dormant inner hero. But at the same time it has a pure comedy rhythm, as demonstrated by the already imitated multi referential and parodic attitude, which squeezes the expressive possibilities of the LEGO with moments of glorious physical gags or that devastating ending that, frankly, we find it difficult to imagine how it will be overcome in the sequel.

Force majeure (Turist, 2014)

The marital crisis that triggers a terrible avalanche in which a father prioritizes his safety over that of his family is the core of this black comedy that flirts with domestic drama. ‘Force Majeure ‘ is unclassifiable and remains the best piece by its increasingly established director Ruben Östlund, responsible for the recent and also stupendous ‘The Square’. For its tone, coldness, and cruelty, it is not exactly a comedy, but if Haneke’s cinema seems funny to you, it is for you.

What we do in the shadows (What We Do in the Shadows, 2014)

The perfect proof that it’s not about what you do, but how you do it: Taika Waititi (the third genius after ‘Flight of the Conchords’ in the shadows) can grab a very old grammar of comedy, the fake documentary, extract gold from the story of some vampires, each parodying a different type of bloodsucker, who share a flat.

Another Conchord, Jemaine Clement, co-directs and co-stars in this fantastic, breathtaking, surprising and very classic ‘What we do in the shadows’, which opened the doors to Waititi to inject a welcome dose of lightness into the Marvel universe with’ Thor: Ragnarok ‘

Mortadelo and Filemón against Jimmy el Cachondo (2014)

An absolute gem that went slightly unnoticed and whose failure at the box office guarantees that it will not go from an isolated experiment (especially with the Spanish animation cinema destroying such bland products as ‘Tadeo Jones’ and company). Everything is in its exact place as a perfect translation of the original comics of ‘Mortadelo and Filemón’, but redounding in the peculiar authorial eye that Javier Fesser already tried in his first and also considerable adaptation in the real image. Less flamboyant, but much more balanced, violent, and faithful to the originals, ‘Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo’ is a delight in visual humor, a well-understood cutrerío and a tribute to the horn in its purest form.

Two good guys (The Nice Guys, 2016)

A new choice when it comes to including in this list: ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ or ‘Two good guys’ in the list, both extraordinary samples of the good work of Shane Black, always bordering on parody, but in the end delivered to devotion for their references. In this case, the seventies are the framework of a buddy movie in which a detective and a thug have to locate a missing girl and investigate the death of a porn actress. Apart from Black’s incredible ear for dialogue and his construction of a pulp universe that is sustained without irony, the strong point of both films is in their protagonists, in this case, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

And so far our list, which obviously could have been much more extensive because the genre is endless. As always, it obeys my tastes, but there is a lot to discuss, and we invite you to share in the comments what you think are the best comedy movies of all time.

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