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10 of the Funniest Movie Scenes of All Time

When I watch a funny movie scene, I laugh. Sometimes really hard. Sometimes I might even remember the lines in a quiet moment of the day and chuckle to myself. But I’ll never think about those scenes as much as the folks from CineFix do. They dug really deep into the different methods films use to make us laugh and ranked what they think are the 10 funniest movie moments of all time.

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The list:

  1. Duck Soup
  2. Office Space
  3. Bruce Almighty
  4. This Is Spinal Tap
  5. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  6. His Girl Friday
  7. Spaceballs
  8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  9. The Princess Bride
  10. When Harry Met Sally

There’s different types and levels of comedy here and CineFix does a good job showing examples of what they’re looking for (relief theory, superiority theory) and what comedy sometimes just needs to be (Will Ferrell doing Will Ferrell things). The analysis can get a little bit much but there’s so much good stuff in here that I’ll excuse it.

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DISCUSSION

Cinefix, Cinefix, Cinefix. (Which reminds me, Bruce Almighty over Beetlejuice?) Spaceballs over Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein? I guess my problem is “Ten Funniest Scenes” should be amended to “Ten Examples of Comedy Scenes Which Prove Our Point In Specific Categories” Some are good examples but others, er....Not so much.