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I always say that if you view The Island of Dr. Moreau as a comedy, it is a simply brilliant movie, as opposed to the sheer awfulness of it as a drama. No, really, it's absolutely hysterical, and I highly recommend it. No irony, really!

What's your favourite Comedy-That-Wasn't-Supposed-To-Be-Funny?

-- Kymm (, July 09, 2000


None other than the one, the only, the trashiest-ever-commited-to-celluloid, Showgirls!

-- Cameron (, July 09, 2000.

Well, the first one that comes to mind is the last one I saw: The Perfect Storm! I especially enjoyed the "Old Sea Dog" character who sat in the bar saying profound things the whole time. Also, this movie has THE WORST Boston accents I've ever heard. Diane Lane ought to have her acting license revoked...and at least two people didn't even know how to pronounce Gloucester (it's Glaah-sta not Glau-sta!) .

-- Jennifer Wade (, July 10, 2000.

Definitely Showgirls.

-- Bart Tangredi (, July 10, 2000.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes, starring Vincent Price. It is screamingly funny. Much of it was supposed to be that way, I think, but I laugh at all of it.

-- Laura (, July 10, 2000.

What I loved about Clooney in The Perfect Storm is that he didn't even attempt the accent. Like Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, he was all "I'm a movie star and I don't want to sound like an ass when I can't do it right."

-- Kymm (, July 10, 2000.

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. The Terminator movies.

-- Colin (, July 10, 2000.

Christine and Children of the Corn.

Some of Stephen King's monsters just don't seem so chilling when they're up on the screen.

-- Catherine (, July 10, 2000.

Nosferatu the Vampire starring Klaus Kinsky (who's quite sexy in a kind of vampire way...oh, that's the other forum, isn't it?). It's a great overly dramatic film full of looming shadowy shapes and meaningful looks. Although it was me giving the meaningful look when a Yale lock loomed into shot...

-- bea (, July 10, 2000.

I'm no sure if the teen movie Cruel Intentions was meant to be funny, but it was so damn awful when it finished I just sat there and laughed constantly for about five minutes. I swear, its the worst film I've ever paid to see (In my sick and twisted mind, waisting #4 and two hours of my life is funny. Go with it.)

-- Tim (, July 10, 2000.

Sudden Fear, with Joan Crawford, Jack Palance (?), Gloria Grahame, and God knows who else in a scenery-chewing tour de force of marital mayhem and murder.

This movie must be the one Faye Dunaway used to create her version of Joan in Mommie Dearest.


-- Robert (, July 10, 2000.

Definitely, "The Queen of Outer Space", wherein Zsa Zsa Gabor uttered her most memorable line, "I hate herr, I hate that qveen".

-- jon arthur (, July 10, 2000.

showgirls, yeah! that kicked serious ass. "i'm not a whore, i'm a dancer!" my college roommates and i never could get enough of quoting that movie back and forth to one another.

-- Linsey (, July 12, 2000.

Titanic. I saw it with my beloved, and as it finally slogged to the end, I realised the seats were shaking... and it was him! I thought maybe, just maybe, he had been overcome by sentiment.

I asked. Through tears of laughter, he said, "Monty Python's Meaning of Life! It's just the same as the Meaning of Life!" And what do you know, add in some barebreasted girls and it would have been.

We had to flee the theatre for our very lives, howling.

Stargate is pretty good, too.

-- Katharine (, July 12, 2000.

Hey! George was awesome in The Perfect Storm (except when he yelled "C'mon bitch!" to his boat which was a little fruity.....) but i'm allowed to say that b/c i have his SCREENSAVER which rules! my vote is for The Perfect Storm also. My boyfriend and I laughed hysterically, there was so much sexual tension between marky marc and george clooney you could cut it with a knife! "a great captain..." and "a great skipper" ...long look in each other's eyes..... lol

-- christine sanborn (, July 17, 2000.

Gotta be Stephen King's Sleepwalkers! For the initiated: "I guess it's just you & me now, Clovis!" is the most hysterical line in all movie history.

-- kathryn kieran (, July 12, 2001.

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