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?
An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.
What's not to like?
A rapid fire gag-fest averaging a joke about once every 27 seconds (including visual gags).
The Jaws homage at the beginning.
The plane's sound effects being made by a plane with a propeller, even though the plane has jet engines.
Walking through a mirror you've just spent time putting your hat and coat on in.
Talking to each other on the phone even though you're just across the desk from each other.
Ice cream cones as microphones.
Doing your laundry in an air traffic control room.
"Don't call me Shirley..."
Crediting Charles Dickens for writing a tale of two cities in the ending credits.
"I picked the wrong week to quit smoking/drinking/taking…
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…
You are so funny.
I love you very much.
Kisses on all your pink parts,
"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."
Finally! A comedy that actually lives up to its critical reception (Because film critics also happen to be critics of comedy as well). Not only is Airplane! absurdly hilarious it's.. well, it doesn't matter what else it is, because it's hilarious. And that's all it tries to really be.
Of course I didn't laugh everytime, but more often than not I did. My favourite moment being when the crew are looking for a doctor, and when she asks if Leslie Nielson is a doctor, he's just sitting there, with his stethoscope in his ears.
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.
I could probably be persuaded to serve as a character witness to testify that Airplane! is the funniest movie ever made.
This film has an interesting interaction: It becomes better when you have seen the original "Airport" movies, and the "Airport" movies become involuntary comedies if you have seen "Airplane!" first.
The jokes generally work much better than the action-based farces, though I can probably count the amount of times I laughed in total. Frankly, the appeal here personally stems from pure curiosity and novelty. As a result, the absurdism is vastly more fascinating than it is hilarious. Half of the time, it goes too far and becomes just plain dumb or tiring (e.g., the OTT flamboyance of Stephen Stucker's Johnny). Not to mention just how out-of-date a lot of the gags are.
What can I say Airplane is the funniest spoof movies I have seen. This film shows other spoof movies how to be funny and how to make jokes that make sense and just not random things, even though this film has it, it still does a good job at making it funny and not distract you from the movie.
Funniest film I've ever seen, always as good as before. The jokes literally never get old. A classic Nielsen comedy. Surely the pilot who hasn't flown since the war can't land a seemingly doomed plane? But don't call him Shirley
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Hilarious. I see a lot of Family Guy jokes spawned from this film.
This was actually hilarious, why didn't I watch it sooner in life?
It's more than an hour of non-stop dadjokes, and it's great.
- 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)
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…