Nobody will ever tell you the script is good. But even with the writer’s complete and utter lack of narrative structure, common sense, and regard for how humans interact, the film manages to achieve a brilliance that continues to draw audiences to theaters. Many believed that it was a parody, but it was actually a completely serious film made by and starring the mysterious Tommy Wiseau.
The film has gained a cult following since its abysmal release and is now one of the most popular bad films of all time. Many theaters in the United States have an annual theatrical showing of the film, and it’s always sold out with roaring and laughing fans. The 2017 film “The Disaster Artist” chronicles the bizarre behind-the-scenes shenanigans of how the film was made.
His Girl Friday
If you haven’t seen this 1940 romantic comedy, you must add it to your list for movie nights. "His Girl Friday" stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell and tells the story of a newspaper editor and reporter who get wrapped up in a murder case. The film made number 19 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years and 100 Laughs list.
In 1993, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The movie's dialogue (considered one of the fastest ever shown in a movie) and script are unique elements, making this such a wonderful movie.
"Young Frankenstein" is a cult classic and a film masterpiece. It’s burlesque enough to draw any audience but slips in subtle high-brow notions. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel about the monster, "Young Frankenstein" was written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. Wilder plays the role of the mad scientist, a relative of Shelley’s Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Peter Boyle plays the monster.
The film is registered for preservation at the Library of Congress. In a nutshell, the movie is a parody of classic horror movies that were very popular back in the day. Saying that Mel Brooks manages to preserve his empathy and sympathy for Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein.
The Simpsons Movie
It's no stretch to say that "The Simpsons" show has ruffled a few feathers in its 30+ year run. The animated show is a mix of satirical and toilet humor, always keeping audiences and censors on the edge of their seats. Filled with biting satire and an honest portrayal of an American family, the movie delivered many hearty laughs.
It was no surprise that the film adaptation was a massive success. Although both the television show and the movie make fun of cultures and common American life, it brings such clever and unique humor and manages to collect together a variety of audiences who all appreciate it.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman recalls a simpler time when a man was not judged by the contents of his character but on the raw, unchecked ferocity of his mustache and other silly things that distinguished the 70s. Will Ferrell stars as the head anchor, but the film is very much an ensemble effort from his co-stars played by Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, and David Koechner.
Some consider the film to be absolutely ridiculous, while others see it as being hilariously funny. The film is packed with famous phrases and quotes, and even if you haven't seen the movie, you have probably heard them and just don't associate them with the movie.