Here is a list of the top 5 among the 100 Funniest Movies selected by the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, California in the year 2000. These 100 movies are the funniest ones according to AFI’s jury who prepared this list. The jury comprised more than 1800 people including actors, directors, writers, editors, film critics, cinematographers, and historians.
1.Some Like It Hot(1959) – Ashton/Mirisch
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon
Actors in supporting role: George Raft, Joe E. Brown, Pat O’Brien, and Nehemiah Persoff.
Two musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) witness a killing and when the gangster (George Raft) spots them, they flee. They decide to leave the town 123movies online and the only possible way was related to a girl’s group headed to Florida. They dress up like women and join them. While Joe and Jerry both fall for “Sugar Kane”(Monroe), the band’s most beautiful and important member. She was a vocalist and ukulele player. Both Joe and Jerry try to impress her and win her affection while maintaining their disguises. The movie is very funny because of the mess they create for themselves.
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange
Actors in supporting role: Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Lynne Thigpen and Geena Davis (her debut).
Michael Dorsey is approaching his forties and is a perfectionist. So rarely people want to work with him because at times he is so difficult to deal with. It is now when he hears about an opening in the soap opera Southwest General Hospital. He disguises as ‘Dorothy Michaels’ and gets the job which he thought would be great for the time being and sufficient to pay the bills.
But, to his dismay, he does so well in the role of a lady hospital administrator that he becomes a hit. Moreover in the real world, he fells in love with his co-star Jessica Lange. This movie is a full baggage of laughters. So, watch and enjoy this real hit.
3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – Columbia
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens.
Kubrick’s black comedy of US nuclear bomb launch on Russia, focuses on an American president, played by Sellers in one of his three roles, who must contend with a Soviet nuclear attack on the United States and his own maniacal staff, including Scott’s memorable General Turgidson. Features a memorable triad of performances by Sellers (as US president, British officer, and deranged scientist) and Pickens’s wild ride on a missile. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”
4.Annie Hall (1977) – United Artists
Directed by: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
Woody Allen starring as Alvy Singer, is a neurotic who likes and wants Annie(Diane Keaton). They also indulge in fantasizing about each other. But later they split because they thought that they are very different. Annie Hall moves in with Paul Simon,playing as Tony lacey, an executive at the Hollywood record company. Alvy remains consistent and thinks that he still loves her. He even persuades her to come back to him. Annie does not come with him. Alvy leaves and returns home and writes a play about their relationship in which they end happily together. Later, they met, but as good friends. Now both have different lovers. The film ends with Alvy thinking about how we accept love in our life in spite of its having a very complex nature.