Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ten Movies on an Island: Comedies

Comedy - "a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect." ~ Source

Here is my list of comedies (I'm running out of things to say as an intro):
1. A Day at the Races (1937) - Marx Brothers
2. Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) - Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride
3. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) - Bob Hope
4. We're No Angels (1955) - Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray
5. Some Like it Hot (1959) - Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
6. Who Was That Lady? (1959) - Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh, Dean Martin
7. The Bellboy (1960) - Jerry Lewis
8. Pink Panther (1963) - Peter Sellers, David Niven, Capucine, Robert Wagner
9. Donovan's Reef (1963) - John Wayne, Lee Marvin
10. Help! (1965) - the Beatles
Honorable Mentions: the "Road to..." series, anything Bob Hope, 1930s Marx Brothers films.

What are your favorite comedies? Is there a particular comedian you just love?

Tomorrow, my favorite Comedy-Dramas! 


  1. Oh, how I love We're No Angels. OH, HOW I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! It is so perfect.

    I also like Some Like it Hot a lot, and Help! is just wacky fun. My husband once dressed up like Ringo from that for Halloween, complete with big, goofy "ring pop" ring he couldn't get off his finger. Good times.

    1. Haha that's awesome! Ringo is the best :)