Ten Comedies That Won’t Insult Your Intelligence

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10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Movie Image

In a word, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is ingenious. Probably one of the most quotable movies ever, Monty Python has stood the test of time. Almost 25 years after it first came out, Monty Python is still regarded as one of the funniest movies of all time. The entire film is a spoof of the numerous legends surrounding King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. What makes this film so smart is the sheer innovation and daring of it, but what more do you expect from one of the greatest comedy troupes of all time? One of these innovations is the long-time running gag “breaking the fourth wall,” in which the bridge between the audience and the actors is destroyed, and there is no longer a distinct line between the film itself and the production taking place offscreen.

In fact, just see for yourself.

One of the many classic scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Author: Johnny Dunn

  • Pedo Bear

    Seen them all and loved them all!!! But MY top 3 HAS to be:

    3.Shaun of the dead
    2.Airplane

    And last but not least, the ultimate comedy classic…
    1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail!!!

    Nothing can compare to that, not opinion! FACT!
    :]

  • Pedo Bear

    Seen them all and loved them all!!! But MY top 3 HAS to be:

    3.Shaun of the dead
    2.Airplane

    And last but not least, the ultimate comedy classic…
    1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail!!!

    Nothing can compare to that, not opinion! FACT!
    :]

  • Pedo Bear

    Seen them all and loved them all!!! But MY top 3 HAS to be:

    3.Shaun of the dead
    2.Airplane

    And last but not least, the ultimate comedy classic…
    1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail!!!

    Nothing can compare to that, not opinion! FACT!
    :]

  • morgan s

    I LUV BEETLEJUICE this may sound dumb but i watch it with my mom
    And why does that guy on #5 have an Ice cream cone man now i want one be back later gotta run to Cold Stone and get one sorry

  • morgan s

    I LUV BEETLEJUICE this may sound dumb but i watch it with my mom
    And why does that guy on #5 have an Ice cream cone man now i want one be back later gotta run to Cold Stone and get one sorry

  • http://beyondhollywood morgan s

    I LUV BEETLEJUICE this may sound dumb but i watch it with my mom
    And why does that guy on #5 have an Ice cream cone man now i want one be back later gotta run to Cold Stone and get one sorry

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    Shaun of the Dead is a well made parody movie but I think seriously overrated in the laugh department. I chuckled a bit but can’t remember ever laughing out loud at anything. I’ve found actual horror movies to be funnier than Shaun of the Dead.

    There’s Something About Mary is very laugh out loud funny. Never really thought of it as an intelligent comedy though.

  • vid

    Shaun of the Dead is a well made parody movie but I think seriously overrated in the laugh department. I chuckled a bit but can’t remember ever laughing out loud at anything. I’ve found actual horror movies to be funnier than Shaun of the Dead.

    There’s Something About Mary is very laugh out loud funny. Never really thought of it as an intelligent comedy though.

  • vid

    Shaun of the Dead is a well made parody movie but I think seriously overrated in the laugh department. I chuckled a bit but can’t remember ever laughing out loud at anything. I’ve found actual horror movies to be funnier than Shaun of the Dead.

    There’s Something About Mary is very laugh out loud funny. Never really thought of it as an intelligent comedy though.

  • Amelia

    What about some “teen comedy” +”intelligent” movies starring females in leading roles? I’d seriously love to see some of those listed. Some witty and clever young female lead characters with comedic timing. Juno, for instance.

    It seems that most teen comedies have ugly guys as the lead characters goofing off & trying to get “THAT hot chick that every guy wants” who is completely out of their league (yet typically falls for the ugly guy anyway). The male fantasy – only a male director and writer could come up with so many versions of that laudibly unrealistic story line – and only a male producer would dish out the bucks to produce it again and again. Men can identify with the plain, goofy “boy next door boy” but they forget that girls want someone WE can identify with: and it is not that hot, mean, 2-Dimensional ‘babe’ of teen comedies. The role of females in too many teen comedies is just to be “that hot chick”, a girl who I can’t personally relate to.

    Sorry for the rant. Anyway, I am thrilled to see a list (albeit short, and lacking films with leading actresses) about INTELLIGENT comedies.

    • Josesolismusic

      I’m interested to know what you think about Easy A.