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,
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…
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…
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.
Marcus's Spoof Binge movie number 2 is Airplane! They may never be another parody as near perfect as this one. It's just fun and silly on every level.
In a time where political correctness dominates humor, its refreshing to see that Airplane! has aged well and is as hilarious as it was in 1980.
One of the most legitimately laugh-out-loud funny comedies I've ever seen.
"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."
Some truly hilarious gags, and plenty of stuff to look out for, pick up on, and go "ahah I get it". My biggest problem with it is that whenever there isn't a joke being made, it felt like a real drag. It felt longer than 88 minutes for me. It's pretty under-produced (which sometimes makes it funnier), the main character is entirely uninteresting, the romance plot sometimes feels to serious and I just kept thinking how much better Blazing Saddles…
After the wonderfully spitfire sporadic The Kentucky Fried Movie the ZAZ team made their directorial debut with Airplane! Words cannot express how much joy this film brings me and has done since I first witnessed this as a child. From goofy visual gags to witty word-play this is a comedy I can come back to year after year and still laugh constantly throughout.
This might be the funniest movie ever made. Gets a half star demerit for being kind of racist.
Sit back and get ready to work those abs. More jokes per square foot than any other movie in existence.
Corny, but still holds up well- with hilarious moments.
Such original humor. Love the wordplay. Why don't they make films like this anymore?
- 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…
- Ace in the Hole
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
- After Hours
I don't usually post others' best-of/essential film compilations, since there are too many of them to keep track of, but…