There are dark comedies, and then there’s “Dr. Strangelove.” This 1964 film, which is also known by its full title: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” is directed by Stanley Kubrick and stars George C. Scott and Peter Sellers. Sellers, who plays three separate roles throughout the production, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.
The movie was nominated for four Oscars in total, along with six BAFTAs. Of the six, “Dr. Strangelove” took home four wins, including Best Film from Any Source and Best British Film.
"Blazing Saddles" set the world on fire when it first hit theaters in 1974, and it has since become a multi-generational classic. It took the audience by storm, shining a satirical light on social issues like no other film before it. This film has become one of Mel Brooks' crowning achievements, this classic Western satire is gleefully vulgar and blisteringly funny.
While the jokes haven't aged well and, at times can be cringe-inducing, it remains a riot of bad taste and one of the gutsiest comedies of our time. Blazing Saddles" defies the norms of the Western genre, injecting it with unparalleled wit and a daring approach to humor, making it a groundbreaking and memorable cinematic experience.
9 to 5
This workplace comedy that blends office politics and sisterhood was so good that it became an instant classic. Starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, the charming movie features the best dynamic as they work together in more ways than one. You might remember the theme song sung by Dolly Parton, which is still great!
9 to 5" is a timeless gem that continues to captivate audiences with its delightful humor and heartwarming camaraderie among the leading ladies. Dolly Parton's on-screen charisma and musical talents add an extra layer of magic, leaving us humming the catchy theme song even today.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
With wit, satire, and infectious humor, this film is a comedic masterpiece that must be rewatched repeatedly. The slapstick British comedy troupe made this parody of the Arthurian legend and offered a characteristically irreverent take on it in this film that has since gone on to become a cult classic.
It's rare for a comedy to hold up this well, but it stood the test of time. The timeless one-liners like "It's just a flesh wound" make this a movie worth watching repeatedly. The cleverly crafted spoof has proven its enduring charm, standing the test of time and remaining as funny as ever.
It's not often that we come across a movie that bears the name of a well-known holiday and literally redefines it. It's almost been a few decades since its release, and the jokes still land just as well now as they did then. "Groundhog Day" is an enduring masterpiece that effortlessly weaves humor and introspection into its compelling narrative.
Bill Murray's impeccable comedic timing and endearing performance make the film an absolute joy to watch, no matter the era. But what makes "Groundhog Day" so memorable after all this time? Maybe it remains relevant as life is about smiling through the painfully boring days when the world around you feels like a blur.