Greetings, folks! As many of us fight the pandemic, fight foolish government mandates or just fight the doldrums stuck at home, the gift of a smile is a precious one to be treasured, savored and passed along to others. With that being said, let's run down the rules much of which I have stolen shamelessly from albajos when it was last held in 2018.
Watch as many comedies as you can (or want to).
Virtually all scenes should contain characters participating in humorous or comedic experiences. The comedy can be exclusively for the viewer, at the expense of the characters in the title, or be shared with them. Subjective. (from imdb)
A comedy do not have to be funny to you, but the intension from the filmmakers is that it is funny to them. As is subjective, I'll allow anything classified as comedy on imdb (unless it's clearly a mistake) and everything on the four official comedy lists. If you find something that is neither, ask. Movies that are "so bad that they're good" are not comedies unless that was the original intent.
- A feature film (anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For mini-series, an episode over 40 minutes counts as one entry, or else they have to be added up to 60 minutes.
-No TV series. C'mon people. We've got thousands and thousands of funny movies out there. No reason to fall back on just binging the same old stuff.
A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- Rewatches are allowed and good for the soul.
-Don't edit posts to include new watches. Just make a new post.
-Only list new watches in your post. If including previous watches, please put them in a spoiler tag.
-Challenge runs from May 1st to May 31st (based on your local time)
Please post original title (and aka if you want) and year.
Also if you're in the top 5, please post regularly (at least every second day). So that the competition stays fair. Also I won't accept anyone posting in the last three days of the challenge that would put them in the top 5.
Finally, you have 72 hours to post the final results in this thread. So when I post my standings June 4th those will be final.
AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
IMDb Top 50 comedies
Other notable lists:
AFI's 100 years...100 laughs - The nominations
Empire's 50 Funniest Comedies Ever
Paste's 100 Best Romantic Comedies
Time Out London: 100 best comedy movies
Writers' Guild of America 101 Funniest Screenplays
iCM Forum's Favourite Comedies (2016)
Classic British Comedy
Ok, so now comes the BONUS CHALLENGE! This one is gonna be a whopper. Based on Daviddoes' suggestion, we are going to have a Comedy Scavenger Hunt! I have in the spoiler tag below a list of 30 Challenges.
Rules of the Bonus:
-You get one bonus point for each challenge completed.
-A watched movie cannot count against more than one challenge.
-Please post the name of the challenge in your post along with anything else the challenge asks of you.
-Some challenges may require more than one movie watched. While the movies altogether add up to one bonus point, they will still count as separate points for the main challenge.
-If the challenge requires posting a screenshot and the screenshot in question is NSFW, just toss it in a spoiler tag to be on the safe side. Not everyone is working from home.
|Challenge Name||Challenge Description|
|Workin' That List||Post 3 watches from the Film Comedy list in one post.|
|Splat||Watch a film featuring a pie in the face and post with accompanying screenshot of the event.|
|Roll of the Dice||Watch the first movie here you haven't seen with the "comedy" genre tag onICM.|
|Triple Threat||Watch a Western Comedy from the Iberian Peninsula to get a triple.|
|What's Eatin' You?||Watch a comedy featuring cannibalism|
|My Gal Thursday||Post 2 Screwball Comedy watches in one post with your favorite dialogue exchange from each one.|
|.....||Watch a silent comedy and post a screenshot of your favorite physical gag.|
|Too Funny for Fiction||Watch a comedic documentary and post a brief description of why it was funny (no sarcasm please...Shoah is not a comedy).|
|Woah||Watch a film featuring a drug trip and post a clip or screenshot of the trip in question.|
|Skiing ,Camping and Swimming Is Partying||Watch 3 films from the '80s, one taking place in each of the locations: summer camp, beach, ski resort.|
|Hababam Saves Christmas||Watch a Turkish comedy and an Ernest movie. Compare and contrast.|
|Great Minds Think Alike||Go here and watch an unseen comedy that a friend recently watched in the last two days.|
|A Kid at Heart||Watch a comedy intended for children that features at least one fart joke. Describe the joke for the benefit of the rest of the forum so we can all understand the hilarity at play.|
|Comedy Inception||Watch a comedy with a comedic audio commentary over it (Rifftrax, Cinematic Titanic, The Film Crew or any number of youtubers).|
|Rock Out With Your Cockles Out||Watch a comedy featuring a band and a post a link to your favorite song from the movie.|
|I Hate You All||Watch one of the first five comedies on your Unchecked ICM Dislikes list|
|Harem Scarem||Watch one anime film or OVA that features at least one of the following:a bloody nose, a large sweat drop appearing on the side of the head, a perverted old man, a scene where a guy gets punched so hard he is sent flying into the air by a girl after he inadvertently sees her in a state of undress.|
|Cumming To A Theater Near You||Watch one sex comedy featuring a sight gag involving ejaculate and post a screenshot (please put in NSFW spoiler tag).|
|Freaky Thursday||Watch a body swap comedy and post a screenshot of the inevitable scene when they first realized they've swapped bodies|
|What Did You Say?||Watch a mumblecore comedy and post your favorite dialogue.|
|Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery||Watch a parody movie and post two screenshots side by side of both the parody scene and the scene being parodied.|
|Happy Birthday To Me||Watch a comedy from the year you were born.|
|It Could Happen To You||Watch a comedy that features a situation that actually happened to you in real life and provide details of what happened in both movie and reality.|
|Not How I Remembered||Watch an erotic parody of a mainstream movie and post a screenshot of the most convincing parody aspect of the movie. Please use spoiler tags if NSFW.|
|Share The Love||Re-watch one of your favorite comedies with someone who has never seen it before. Describe who they are and what their reaction to it was.|
|Homie Don't Play That||Watch a comedy featuring a predominantly black cast.|
|The Worst of the Worst||Watch a comedy from this list and describe whether or not it deserves the distinction.|
|The Best of the Best||Watch a comedy from this list and describe whether or not it deserves the distinction.|
|The Last of the Last||Watch a comedy where the main character dies.|
|Workin' That List||10|
|Great Minds Think Alike||9|
|Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery||8|
|Happy Birthday To Me||8|
|What's Eatin' You?||7|
|I Hate You All||7|
|Share The Love||6|
|Homie Don't Play That||6|
|Too Funny for Fiction||5|
|The Worst of the Worst||5|
|The Best of the Best||5|
|Roll of the Dice||5|
|It Could Happen To You||5|
|A Kid at Heart||5|
|What Did You Say?||4|
|The Last of the Last||4|
|Skiing, Camping and Swimming Is Partying||4|
|Rock Out With Your Cockles Out||4|
|Not How I Remembered||3|
|My Gal Thursday||3|
|Hababam Saves Christmas||3|