All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Still craving for the love of his life, ex-Air Force pilot Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, Ted might be the only one who can save them.
1) It's been scientifically proven that this is the funniest movie of all time, so we don't need to have that conversation any more.
2) I thought jive was an actual language until I was maybe 13.
3) For some odd reason the visual gag of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being pulled away from the cockpit wearing his Lakers gear and goggles is one of my favorite jokes in the movie.
4) This movie is rated PG but has boobs in it, as well as tons of other stuff not really appropriate for children. Luckily, the 80s were a different time and I was allowed to watch this about a billion times.
5) I've seen this a billion times and still caught a joke I had never noticed before.
You are so funny.
I love you very much.
Kisses on all your pink parts,
This picture is pretty damn hilarious in my opinion.
(What really interests me, though, is the way that parody turns into non sequitur over time, as the source of the parody gets forgotten. Arguably, there are jokes that are even funnier today than they were in 1980, because now they seem completely random. Best example is the recurring bit in which a female passenger's thoughts about her husband are heard in voiceover, which I'm old enough to remember is spoofing a then-recent Yuban ad, but which probably plays better to younger viewers who'll have no idea why it's happening. This is a phenomenon I've experienced from the other side watching SCTV—some of my favorite sketches, like Crazy Hy's, are…
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker's "Airplane!" is a near-iconic parody of disaster films of the 1970s. While iconic might not necessarily mean classic, this spoof is built on wall-to-wall gags that are memorable, usually funny, and have stood the test of time.
The film puts a premium on its comedy, and, as such, its story is of little consequence. It follows war-damaged fighter pilot, Ted Striker, as he is pressed into service in an attempt to land a jetliner after its pilots fall ill. The narrative is no more than a foundation for comic beats, but it is enough of a foundation to do its job.
Robert Hays, Julie Haggerty, and Leslie Nielsen lead the film which also…
There's a reason you hear or have seen parts of this movie referenced so many times across so many mediums. Practically every joke hits. They don't always have to be laugh out loud funny, but they're hardly ever not funny.
Review In A Nutshell:
The film was certainly groundbreaking during its time but I felt some of its sequences has lost its sizzle as time have passed, leaving them feeling dated and stale. Though there were still some moments that left me in surprise, even if I have seen this film more than twice. This would be the type of film I would see myself coming back to only when I have specific craving for it.
Typischer 80er Jahre Humor, teilweise unfassbar komisch, teils so unglaublich flach, dass es irgendwie dann doch wieder witzig ist. Und manchmal muss man nochmal über einen Witz nachdenken, bevor man ihn versteht.
¿Oficialmente soy una señora si me reí durante una hora y media?
Nope, not even close to how funny it was back in the day. While I hold films like "The naked gun" or "Hot shots" as indefinitely rewatchable, "Airplane" has dated substantially. Apart from literally a handful of chuckles (don't call me Shirley) all of which somehow involve Leslie Nielsen's character, and a few genuinely comedic moments, this film no longer works for me. Shame...
Classic comedy gold.
Quite a few of the jokes have not aged well but there are still plenty that have stood the test of time. Also, parents should be aware that it is a little racy for a PG film.
Has aged very patchily. Jokes about blowjobs will always be funny. Jokes that are unabashedly racist, not so much.
So i thought this was supposed to be funny and I could see how hard they were trying but I didn't enjoy it at all. I'd like to cancel this flight.
-I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down court. And that you don't really try... except during the playoffs.
-The hell I don't! LISTEN, KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
Hilarious send up of disaster movies made all the more special by convincing performances from a cast totally on board with the surreal world created by the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker combo. I loved Graves, Nielsen and Bridges in this film - they each brought a legitimacy to the absurdity and made their gags all the more amusing.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game