All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Airplane is an American comedy that parodies the airplane catastrophe films from the 70’s. The film was a huge commercial success and is one of the most important films in American cinema history.
Performances : 6/10
Story : 7.6/10
Production : 6.5/10
Overall : 6.7/10
Contrary to what I thought two hours ago, I had not seen Airplane! in its entirety. I'm glad I rectified that, because it's hilarious.
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…
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"You'd better tell the Captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital."
"A hospital? What is it?"
" It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now."
Essential comedy viewing. Airplane! stands tall as one of the funniest classic comedies to date. Yes - it’s politically incorrect in parts but this 80’s comedy has hundreds of reasons to be forgiven. Leslie Nielsen’s ability to dead pan jokes was phenomenal. This disaster spoof is one of the best comedy greats and surely will remain up there with the best for many years to come… and don’t call me Shirley.
-Surely this is the best comedy of all time?
-It is and don't call me Shirley.
What can I write about this movie that hasn't been written before? Not a lot I guess. I will just say that sitting this watching it with my girlfriend who had never seen it was a joy.
The HD transfer looked good (even though it exposes some of the wire work that goes on throughout the movie) and it still has the power to make me laugh 30 years on.
There are so many gags, most of them hit the target spot on. The performances are brilliantly deadpan, with Leslie Neilson on top form (in his first comedic role).
A top class comedy, one of the best.
This is one of those movies that is so stupid, it's funny. Some jokes worked, and some didn't, but there were so many of them that altogether, the film was decently funny.
This film amazed me with how well it has aged. I expected a cheesy 80's comedy with jokes that haven't been funny in over 20 years, but instead I was pleasantly surprised and found it to be very enjoyable. Of course it wasn't the funniest thing in the world, but a few laughs is very good for a comedy that's 34 years old.
This movie will forever exist as the perfect comedy.
Just a constant stream of puns; Also the only film to properly give me a laughter fit.
A solid contender for funniest film ever made.
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
This is one of the only movies where the spoof is more popular than the original film. I think it's a parody of Airport 77,which is a really serious movie. This movie just makes fun of that, with suicide and child molester jokes. It was really funny though. The only thing that was bad was a 15- 20 minute long flashback that turned the movie into a romantic comedy. I recommend it.
This isn't exactly my brand of humor but it's easy to see why this is a classic. At no point does a full thirty seconds pass without some clever gag.
I was actually surprised at how many of the jokes fell flat. Doesn't matter though, since it's packed full of so many that plenty managed to hit the spot as well. Enjoyably silly, would recommend for parties and groups of friends.
- 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
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Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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- My Neighbor Totoro
- The Double Life of Veronique
- Blade Runner
I thought it was about time I tackled the list. I've created plenty of top 100 genre compilations but I…