There’s a case to be made that this classic screwball comedy has everything: from witty banter to a massive comedic set piece with a nerdy paleontologist way over his head. At their effervescent best, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are elevating the seamlessly assembled comedy with enduring appeal.
When the movie was first released, it performed poorly, didn’t live up to expectations, and even managed to mark the director’s reputation negatively. Later on, the film was appreciated, and viewers and movie critics understood and valued the social affairs it covers. It was the first of many things and, presumably, was born too early in time.
How could Katharine Hepburn in her prime not be worth a dime?
National Lampoon's Vacation
This comedy classic by the legendary late Harold Ramis stars Chevy Chase in one of his most iconic roles as Clark W. Griswold. Chase plays the ambitious father whose holiday plans don't pan out. You can bet your bottom dollar it's filled with road trip adventures, which is something all viewers like to get lost in.
The 1982 film was also a major hit, which resulted in four hilarious sequels. Some say National Lampoons' Vacation is one of John Hughes' most underrated scripts. Anything you can possibly imagine goes wrong in this story, and it is a great move for great family quality time.
Lindsey Buckingham's soundtrack is the icing on the cake. This is worth a dime.
In this tale of a man, we see Steve Martin's genuine sweetness and crass side as he fundamentally misunderstands every step in his rags-to-riches-to-rags journey. "The Jerk" is adorably hilarious and showcases Steve Martin's performance as nothing short of his all-out talent for comedy.
The movie basically allowed Martin to express himself through his jokes and unique humor, and he even used many of his standup jokes in the script, most of which were improvised. His charm and perfect timing, along with everything else, are what made this movie such a huge success and definitely one to remember.
A movie about the true meaning of life. This is worth a dime.
Though many people might know M*A*S*H as the sitcom it inspired, Robert Altman's movie still stands as an irreverent and hilarious masterpiece in its own right, although not suitable for all. Anchored by remarkable performances from Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould and driven by the now-famous natural, constantly flowing dialogue, the film remains an intoxicating mix of high and low-brow comedy.
The cast is definitely one of the main reasons for the success of the movie. Both Sutherland and Gould don't have to do much to be applauded, and their natural and ridiculously funny ways are enough to make anyone crack up in laughter. Well nearly anyone. We didn't find it funny.
They crossed the border and made some parts inappropriate. For that, it is a waste of time.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In the mid-1980s, if there was someone anyone wanted to be — it was Ferris Bueller. Ferris was the only teen who managed to ditch school in style and live to tell about it. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was a huge comedy classic that inspired kids to give themselves a break occasionally.
The script was written in four days, leaving us with a movie we can't get enough of. The movie was all about having fun, and there is nothing more teenagers want during their glamorous high school days. The movie was pure escapism, which created and stimulated long-lost memories of our wild teen days.