This pre-Code romantic comedy was made in 1931 when Charlie Chaplin was still producing his silent hits. The film is widely regarded as the star’s masterpiece, which follows The Little Tramp in his attempts to court a blind girl that he’s fallen for.
“Sight and Sound” magazine’s 1952 poll named it the second-best film of all time, and that was one of many times it’s been given that honor. American Film Institute has included it in seven of their “100 Years” lists and called it the single “Best Romantic Comedy” on their 2008 “10 Top 10.”
Sometimes all that's needed for a movie to work is the right actor. And this is definitely the case with 2003's "Elf". Comedy genius Will Ferrell plays Buddy, an adult who's grown up in the North Pole and is somehow under the impression that he's an elf.
Ferrell decides to travel to New York to search for his birth father (played by James Caan) and gets a job in a department store as he tries to navigate the human world. The talented Zooey Deschanel plays Buddy's cynical co-worker as he gets himself into goofy, ridiculous situations. Ferrell's manic energy in this Christmas movie has since become the festive family staple without the post-sugar-rush headache.
Shaun of the Dead
This zombie movie parody was the first feature to come from co-writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, and it was surprisingly moving! The quips and gags zoom at a mile a minute, but still, there's an effortless balance between laughs, genuine shocks, and touching poignancy. The fact that everything looks so seamless is nothing short of a miracle.
With its sophisticated sense of humor, chick authenticity completed with a load of crash zooms, and a specific approach to the zombie genre, it was well received when released by many directors like Quentin Tarantino and numerous actors, Jim Broadbent being amongst them.
The Heartbreak Kid
In this masterpiece of uneasy apprehension, Charles Grodin stars as an aloof salesman who suddenly realizes his new bride is the absolute worst while on their honeymoon. Soon enough, he falls for another guest while his trustful spouse heals from a bad sunburn. The actors in "The Heartbreak Kid" make their shallow characters believable.
Now, don't get confused; this movie has two versions. One was released in 1972, and the second (featuring Ben Stiller) came out in 2007. We are, of course, referring to the earlier one. The later version is just as good; however, we have a thing for originals.
For years films and television shows have displayed women as being competitive with other women. The movie "Booksmart" manages to break this stereotype. Molly (Beanie Feldstein) is an ambitiously studious teen in the high school comedy picture. Her friend Amy discovers a sad fact: bookish abstinence wasn't necessary to get into Ivy League Universities.
Their popular classmates, who spent most of their time partying, also head to elite universities. So together, they decide to have at least one careless night of fun and partying before graduation. Their plans immediately go wrong as they find themselves in increasingly ludicrous situations.