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,
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.
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…
"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."
Absurd comedy to enjoy with friends.
It's easy to see how comedies have evolved over the years when watching this movie... These days, our comedies seem heavily populated with fart jokes and comedians "stepping" to some sort of rap track.
Airplane is a simple, buy definately effective comedy, with the gags and punchlines coming through effortlessly. I recall watching this in my childhood, but I've watched it a couple times in my adult years and must say, I've really gained an appreciation for it.
One thing I really enjoyed was Leslie Nielsen.... He is funny, but a subdued funny - not over the top like in his Naked Gun movies. Also, alot of jokes stemming from play on words and signage... It gives the viewer something to think about and take in, as apposed to our modern era where everything has to be in your face.... 3/5
"Joey, you ever been in a Turkish prison?"
Feeling tipsy after a few pints, I figure I'll make this one pretty quick.
Yeah, I've never seen Airplane until now. The comedy that Airplane serves up is not really my thing, at least that's what I thought. Turns out, it can be very funny. There were points where I straight up fucking lost it. Airplane! is the kind of film that absolutely revels in it's own stupidity, and doesn't feel wrong for doing so. It's the trailblazer for all spoof movies to come after it.
While at times it felt a little dated or too cliche, there were many moments to combat that where it was hilarious.
Not as good as people say.
Raunchy, stupid, and almost 100% hilarious, Airplane! consistently takes my expectations of predictable humor and smashes them against a wall of anarchic, dadaistic, and surreal funny.
Always a pleasure to watch this uncut and uncensored so I can remember what comedy used to be like before PC killed it. I'm trying to imagine a contemporary film with the "Jive" scene, little girls with a Mandingo fetish, and Peter Graves doing pedophilia humor...it just couldn't happen now, which makes me wistful for a time when we could all laugh at ourselves and offend everyone equally without fear of repercussions.
It's hard to pick a favorite bit, but the scene where Robert Stack punches, kicks, and Judo chops his way through a…
Good, but honestly I think it's overrated.
All the potshots at Ronald Reagan and Anita Bryant make me sad because they remind me that a once brilliant comic mind (David Zucker) is now a humorless shill for the type of folks he once rightly lampooned. Still wall to wall hilarious!
Absurdism has long been my favorite form of screen comedy, but it's hard to find shows or films that do it well. When everyone commits fully to the joke, when there's no winking or pulling back of the throttle-- when one goes "whole hog" or "totus porcus"-- there's basically nothing better (see: Snuff Box, Wet Hot American Summer). Conversely, I absolutely hate when the entire scenario/setup consists of "character does or says something silly, other characters comment and point out how silly said thing is." It totally infuriates me. You see it a lot in sketch comedy; it has basically become SNL's go-to premise. It's insulting and lazy and reductive, and it defuses any momentum. This rambling is all to say that Airplane! has none of these problems. As mainstream film comedy changes and evolves I think this will only become more vital and fresh. Age will only increase the appeal.
Released on July 2, 1980 - this satirical disaster comedy film was written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker - a trio collectively known as "ZAZ". Primarily parodying big-budget disaster ensembles like "Zero Hour!" and "Airport", this $3.5 million dollar production was a huge success - earning $80 million in profit. When the crew of airplane is taken ill, the only person capable of saving them is an ex-pilot traumatized by his service in the war; but he overcomes his drinking problem, and personal demons to assist the flight.
Playing everything entirely straight, the mammoth group of dramatic actors take their first swing at comedy, and absolutely nail it. The relatively unknown Robert Hays and Julie…
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- 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)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- A Matter of Life and Death
- 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…