Mike Modano’s Ten Favorite Movie Comedies


ahousesizedSo we looked over Mike’s list of favorite comedies and noticed a pattern that led us to a few conclusions. He enjoys the works of Harold Ramis, John Landis, Mel Brooks and the Farrelly brothers, thinks Gene Wilder, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray are funny……..and prefers his humor pre-1997 (we at ScoreBoard tend to agree).

10) Stir Crazy
1980 – Directed by Sidney Poitier (who knew?!)
Written by Bruce Jay Friedman
Starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor
kinopoisk.ru Domestic Gross – $101,300,000

9) National Lampoon’s Vacation
1983 – Directed by Harold Ramis
Written by John Hughes
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall
Domestic Gross – $61,399,552

8) Kingpin
1996 – Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Written by Barry Fanaro, Mort Nathan
Starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, Randy Quaid
Domestic Gross – $25,023,434

7) Dumb & Dumber
1994 – Directed by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Written by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly and Bennett Yellin
Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
Domestic Gross $127,175,374

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1974 – Directed by Mel Brooks
Written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks
Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Terri Garr, Cloris Leachman
Domestic Gross $86,273,333


5) Caddyshack
1980 – Directed by Harold Ramis
Written by Bryan Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney
Starring Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield
Domestic Gross – $39,846,344

4) Blazing Saddles
1974 – Directed by Mel Brooks
Written by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger
Starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens
Domesttic Gross $119,500,000

3) Trading Placestrading-places
1983 – Directed by John Landis
Written by Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy
Domestic Gross – $90,404,800

2) Stripes
1981- Directed by Ivan Reitman
Written by Harold Ramis, Daniel Goldberg and Len Blum
Starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, John Larroquette, Warren Oates
Domestic Gross – $85,297,000

1) Animal House
1978 – Directed by John Landis
Written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller
Starring John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Karen Allen, Tim Matheson, John Vernon
US Gross – $141,600,000