Another Movie Meme from John Scalzi

Whatever: The Comedy Canon: A Meme for You
You will remember the entry sometime back about the Essential SF Movies, as chosen by the author of the Rough Guide to SF Movies, John Scalzi.
Although he didn’t write the Rough Guide to Comedy Movies, he provides us the list of them. I’ve bolded the ones I’ve seen and asterisked the ones I own.
I don’t do as nearly well as the SF movies!
And How does the Princess Bride *not* make this list??!


Airplane!
All About Eve
Amelie
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Blazing Saddles

Bringing Up Baby
Broadcast News
Caddyshack
Le diner de con
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Duck Soup
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Four Weddings and a Funeral

The General
*Ghostbusters
The Gold Rush
Good Morning Vietnam
The Graduate
*Groundhog Day
A Hard Day’s Night
His Girl Friday

Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lady Killers
Local Hero
Manhattan
M*A*S*H
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
National Lampoon’s Animal House
The Odd Couple
The Producers
Raising Arizona
Roxanne

Rushmore
Shaun of the Dead
A Shot in the Dark
Some Like it Hot
Strictly Ballroom
Sullivan’s Travels
There’s Something About Mary
This is Spinal Tap
To Be or Not to Be
Tootsie
Toy Story

Les vacances de M. Hulot
*When Harry Met Sally…
Withnail and I

One thought on “Another Movie Meme from John Scalzi”

  1. Ug! No Princess Bride? Ok this guy has serious issues. Life of Brian makes the list but Holy Grail doesn’t? Not a single Abbot and Costello movie makes this list? How about one of the funniest movies of all time (And our late father’s favorite) It’s a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World which had just about every single comedy actor of it’s day in it or cameo’ed.
    No Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or Mary Poppins?
    Young Frankenstein? SpaceBalls?
    Or how about Top Secret!
    He needs to go back to untaunting the tauntable or some such like that. I like how every third blog of his has to mention he is a “Published” author.

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