A genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor.

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Was the original “Pink Panther” movie intended to be a comedy?

I'm a big fan of the Pink Panther movies (the ones with Peter Sellers, not new ones with Steve Martin). But after watching The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, I'm left with the impression that the ...
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Why did Michael Richards refuse to portray himself?

In the 1999 film "Man on the Moon" starring Jim Carrey as the infamous comic Andy Kaufman, the movie takes great pains to recreate specific points in Kaufman's life. In a somewhat unorthodox fashion, ...
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Was the original Evil Dead meant to be funny?

In The Evil Dead series of Sam Raimi movies, the two sequels are meant to be funny. But was that the intent of the original movie?
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Was Dr. Strangelove originally intended to be serious?

The legendary Kubrick comedy Dr. Strangelove is based on the book Red Alert which is in no way comedic. At the time of release, not long after the Cuban Missile Crisis, apocalyptic pessimism was the ...
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Nineties sitcom about small software company

I am trying to identify an old TV show with the following properties: Was broadcast in the early 1990s in South Africa, but the show likely came from the United States The main characters were a ...
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The classic JOHN 3:16 sign

Sometimes in comedies someone in a crowd is holding up a sign that says "JOHN 3:16" Can someone explain me that joke, how it originated and why is used in a lot of movies?
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Imaginary friend from childhood returns when a young woman is in trouble

It is where a young woman has an emotional crisis in her life, with her cheating boyfriend and controlling mother. And her imaginary friend from when she was little comes back and causes more chaos ...
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Post-apocalyptic survivors and shredded paper as currency

There was this series which I saw during the 90s in which there are 4 to 8 survivors after a nuclear war. the survivors consisted of elderly as well as young people. This is all I remember about the ...
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Guy thinks he is chased by cops

So what is the name of this movie: So it is comedy,from US,around 1995-2000. Main character is short guy with blonde hair(short cut) look like Simon Pegg. He works in some large company(desk job),he ...
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Identify this movie: Blonde woman shot in front of school

I forgot the genre, but it was recent (last decade) and set in the US. There was this annoying senior year high school student who was sitting in a luxury car outside of High School talking on her ...
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17 year old borrows car without permission and gets into an accident

I need some help in finding this movie: it's a comedy from the 90s about a young guy (17-ish) who takes the car of a family member without permission. I know that the main character is a quite well ...
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Movie where two or three men playing with a dead body

I'm looking for a comedy movie where two(or three??) men using the dead body of a man, possibly their boss to hide the fact that he's dead and trying to find out how he is dead? From what I recall, ...
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Identify a movie with kids playing Final Fantasy VIII

The movie was released between 1998-2001, but all I can remember of it is a single scene, two naked women randomly walk into a house and past two kids playing Final Fantasy VIII on a PlayStation. I ...
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Identify this film about a Boy, girl and Girl's Dog

I remember watching a movie where a mature boy has a crush on a girl and tries to impress her. But the problem is that the girl has a dog (most probably a female dog) which creates problems that ...
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Romantic comedy (rom-com) about a woman and man who become guardians of a baby

This movie is about a husband and wife who have a baby. They unfortunately die in a motorcycle accident and the baby is left to the womans best friend and mans best friend who hate each other. At ...
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Man mistakenly believes that he is in a TV show

This is a comedy - lead character is male, and I believe it was set in Britain. There exists a TV show (in the fictional world of the movie) where people can set up their friends. The "victim" ...
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What are the differences among Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy?

I am not American but I watched a lot of American comedy movies and I noticed something. That is, the types of jokes of Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy are ...
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Identify this movie about ghost bar/casino

I have tried to identify this movie since a long time. It seems like a 90's movies but I'm not sure. It's about different ghost like creatures, who come to a bar/casino where they play cards and ...
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Need help identifying movie and/or TV show by plot point

There was a movie or a show where a guy has a date with a girl. He thinks it goes well, but she doesn't return any of his calls so he begins to think something terrible has happened to her. He ...
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Comedy short from probably 1925-1940 where a chicken eats a ring

This is black and white movie in which a chicken eats an engagement ring.
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Two boys trick another boy by prentending to be a girl online

I'm looking for an movie where two boys creates an fake Facebook account and start chatting with boy on their school. Later in the movie they start to send nudes and all his nudes ends up at school ...
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Teenage girl caught stealing a book

I'm looking for title of foreign movie (most probably French). The movie was a comedy, in color, came out in 70s or early 80s. It was about teenage girl caught stealing a book. She bets she can write ...
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Movie about a women who tries to break her ex-boyfriend's current relationship with the help of a guy?

It's a romantic comedy movie about a woman who wants her ex-boyfriend back. So she started staying opposite to his house in an old building. Where she met a guy who helped her in her purpose. They ...
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Italians will only surrender village after celebrating annual wine festival

I watched this movie long long back, and the movie is quite old. What I roughly remember is a captain is ordered to capture a village in Italy. The Italian officer in command is only willing to ...
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What's this romantic comedy about a housemaid pretending to be the owner?

Need help finding the name of the following movie: There was a guy who lived in an apartment in a big city (likely New York City), and there was a woman who posed as his housesitter/keeper while he ...
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Movie with comedy sketches from late '70's/early 80's

With the release of Movie 43 earlier this year, it reminded me of a comedy that I saw when I was younger. I am guessing it was released in the late 1970's or early 1980's and was filled with ...
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Australian comedian making fun of Steve Irwin

Few years ago I saw an Aussie comedian on American Comedy Central show (likely Premium Blend or the like, with short bits each comedian got to perform), who made jokes about Steve Irwin (not sure if ...
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Aliens took over the satellite

I recall a show/special, possibly on the Showtime cable channel from many years ago (let's call it early 80's) which had, as its premise, that aliens had taken over the TV satellites and were ...
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Identify military comedy movie/tv series - scene

I am looking for the title of army/military comedy movie/tv series I think it was from around 80s. I remember only one scene from it, I think it was from the intro or beginning of the movie. The ...
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Movie about someone (Robin Williams?) getting hired to do comedy in the Muslim world

The movie's about USA government hiring Robin Williams to do comedy in the Muslim world. His destination was Pakistan but due to some problems, he makes it to india instead and does a comedy show ...
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What's this movie where a girl turns into an old hag after having sex?

Sadly, all I remember is one scene: There's a guy in a room inside an old mansion. He meets a young beauty and has sex with her. When he wakes up there's a mummy/old hag lying beside him. I think ...
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Name the Jackie Chan movie which involves a ring that after wearing it made people disappear

In this movie Jackie chan and his friends try to fool one of their friends by giving him a fake ring? The friend eventually tries to spy the main actress bathing, but is caught by surprise that the ...
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On the elements of a internationally successful comedy movie

I know that humor is extremely difficult to translate across languages. Cultural, linguistic, and historical differences between societies largely account for this difficulty. Consequently, it's ...
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Two teenage girls set out to prove that their principal is a murderer

I can't remember the name of this movie but it's based around two teenage girls who live close to each other and communicate through walkie talkies when at their own homes. I think one is called Jane. ...
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A movie about a drunk pilot hired to find a girl's missing father

A girl is looking for her father who disappeared somewhere in mid-Asia (I think). The girl meets and hires a pilot, a cynical drunkard - their hate and love relationship is the major part of the ...
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WWII comedy with two GIs in a basement

Two GIs are in the basement of a European house with a butler. They finally decide to escape. They escape to a movie set of WWII and find out that the war is over. They go to LA and write a book and ...
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What Polish(?) movie features a guy who cheats on wife and takes pictures

Some SPOILERS in the description of this movie. I'm looking for the name of a foreign movie (maybe Polish) from around 2010 about a guy who cheats on his wife while he is away on business trips. ...
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Western comedy with a sheriff that does not want to be a sheriff, and a duel

Western comedy. Likely from the 1960s to early 1980s. The protagonist is a man that somehow manages to become sheriff in a town. It ends up with him having to duel some badass bandit. I'm not 100% ...
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Movie where teens created cottage-village on Christmas [closed]

Some guy hired several teens to organize cottage-village in some snowy place. I remember only one scene, where car's engine broke and this guy opens it and looks into it. And here comes real bear and ...
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WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific

I'm looking for the name of a WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific who build a hotel from used miltary issued goods
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Movie featuring a man with red sombrero walking through firing field

I found this question from my Twitter timeline (Korean). I feel like seen this movie but can't remember any detail. No help with Google image search. This tweet link contains a short clip: ...
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Woman takes her fiance's identical twin to meet family

This movie is about a girl who has to go meet her significant others parents (I believe they are either married or engaged). Anyways on the day they are supposed to go meet them the husband gets an ...
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Woman moves into an apartment, awakes a vampire and falls in love with him

I don't have a whole lot to go on, but I recall watching a movie in my early childhood (i.e. early '90s) about a woman who moved into a new apartment and subsequently awoke a vampire who she later ...
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1960s comedy about a man is frozen in ice and floats on sea

I think it would have been made in 50s or 60s. A comedy set on the Mediterranean in which the hero is frozen in ice and floats on sea with the heroine floating on top
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HBO Comedian with AIDS

Trying to identify a comedian seen on HBO in the 1980s or early 1990s. He is gay and diagnosed with Aids. In the routine, he also stated he hosted at a comedy club in LA.
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1970s heist movie

American comedy in colour from 1970s. Not as late as 1980. I believe they wanted to steal some jewellery, gold or similar. Do not think it was money. There was some car chasing, with some (red?) car ...
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Help identifying a comedy WWII movie set in Europe?

I saw a a comedy WWII movie on MTV in Hungary once and have never been able to find out what it was. I'd appreciate any identification. Basically, the plot consists of three guys (who seem to be ...
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Guy gets a “free card” for the weekend from his girlfriend

What is the name of the movie when the guy girlfriend gave him a free card to do what ever he want over the weekend and at the end he chose to have sex with her instead of other girls
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A movie I saw once: a comedy?

There was a guy who was watching someone's kid and when the Dad gets back, they are playing cards at the table. The kid proclaims, "I win!" and he has a handful of worthless cards (playing poker) ...
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Looking for a Mark Curry movie

I am trying to find Mark Curry's HBO Special (stand-up comedy). There's a 4 minute video on YouTube where he talks about Moogie. I'm not exactly sure of the title, but if you know which one I am ...