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Top 5 Funniest Films Over 120 Minutes
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:37:45 AM »
I first thought of Top 5 Comedies over 2 hours, but Comedy is such a broad definition, which can be mixed with drama or other genres to give you something like Forrest Gump or The Apartment.

I'm looking for long films that remain laugh riots through to the end.


My Top 5:
1. The Blues Brothers
2. Love Exposure
3. Parenthood
4. Operation Petticoat
5. Victor Victoria
6. Midnight Run

Love Actually would make the list with some debate. It's a comedy front to back and the end has some of the funniest scenes, but there's also a fair bit of drama wedged inside. Similar to Parenthood, but Parenthood's a superior film and it gets in because of that.
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Re: Top 5 Funniest Films Over 120 Minutes
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 11:23:57 AM »
Love Exposure is funny at times, but feels out of place on this list. "Laugh riot through to the end"? I dunno about that.

I'm finding "laugh riot through to the end" to be a barrier. Most of the ones that come to mind have a fair bit of drama in the mix (The Apartment, Devils on the Doorstep, a number of Kusturica films). The one I'd say for sure is Blues Brothers.

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Re: Top 5 Funniest Films Over 120 Minutes
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
And right off you remind me of the obvious. Of course Blues Brothers goes well above Midnight Run.

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Re: Top 5 Funniest Films Over 120 Minutes
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 10:48:29 PM »
Hot Fuzz is 2h 1m. I'd call it consistently hilarious.
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Re: Top 5 Funniest Films Over 120 Minutes
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 10:59:42 PM »
Hot Fuzz is 2h 1m. I'd call it consistently hilarious.
This topic keeps surprising me. I never thought Hot Fuzz ran that long and it's in my Top 100.

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Re: Top 5 Funniest Films Over 120 Minutes
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 11:05:44 PM »
The best ones don't feel long, even if they are.
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