Re: Best Comedy Movies.
Did anyone else know that Buster Keaton was born in Piqua? It's true.
Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin and Harold Lloyd were unstoppable during the silent movie era.
Shortly after that, Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields took over with spectacular results. But the Marx Brothers turned it into a true, mad, anarchic artform which has yet to be matched. Period. Oh, many have tried, but none have come close.
It is too bad such greats as The General, Never Give A Sucker A Even Break, Duck Soup, The Navigator, Way Out West, My Little Chickadee (fields and Mae West), The Great Dictator, Sons of the Desert, Seven Chances, Sherlock Jr., City Lights, Safety Last, Speedy, The Bank Dick and Modern Times have been forgotten by the general public - along with the great Marx Brothers list Sava gave.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Produces, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, SpaceBalls.
There's Something About Mary.
Harold and Maude.
Psycho (yes, Hitchcock did consider it a dark comedy)
Any of the Austin Powers
Some Like It Hot
The Evil Dead II
Attack of the Killer Tomatos
Any Monte Python movie
Shaun of the Dead
Dumb and Dumber
The Man With Two Brains
Dr. Strangelove (one of my all-time favorites)
Oh, btw...Buster Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas. Not Piqua Ohio.