highly commended


The following films we considered to be great comedy films which didn't quite make our Top Ten.


 withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)

this is spinal tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)

the producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)

the philadelphia story (George Cukor, 1940)

 clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)

  swingers (Doug Liman, 1996)

   duck soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)

     mon oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)

        the general (Buster Keaton, 1927)

             annie hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

                   airplane! (Jerry Zucker, 1980)

                          a shot in the dark (Blake Edwards, 1964)

                              harold and maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

                                the war of the roses (Danny DeVito, 1989)

                                 what's up, doc? (Peter Bogdanovich, 1972)

                                 la chevre (Francis Veber, 1981)

                                la cage aux folles (Edouard Molinaro, 1978)

                              ferris bueller's day off (John Hughes, 1986)

                          catch-22 (Mike Nichols, 1968)

                     serial mom (John Waters, 1994)

               defending your life (Albert Brooks, 1991)

team america: world police (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, 2005)

the princess bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

borat: cultural learnings of america for make benefit glorious nation of kazahkstan (Larry Charles, 2006)


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