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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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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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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Movie set in high school featuring naked pictures of a girl

I can't remember the details very well as I watched it in the early 90s. It was (I think) your typical high school comedy movie from that time (Guys trying to sleep with the girls, etc...) One scene ...
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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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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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Style of shooting where common activities are filmed as if they were epic

I am trying to identify a cinematic style where a common activity is filmed as if it was way more epic than it really is (usually with a comedic intent). As an example: a guy could be just drinking ...
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Seemingly tall man answers door but he's actually short

I'm trying to identify an 80's comedy that has a sketch in it along the following lines: A gent approaches a timber door, either at a castle or a large wooden factory door, he taps on it and a high ...
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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Woman with a bandaged head in a comedy from probably 2004-2011

I think the main character is a young man, maybe in high school. He is visited by his female neighbor who has a bandage on her head. She sits on the couch and the back of her head touches it and when ...
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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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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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British sitcom at hospital, 3 men in ward + doctor, early 80s

I'm looking for a British sitcom from the early to mid 1980s, set in a hospital. It had at least two - possibly three or more - series/seasons. It's about three men sharing a room/ward - and their ...
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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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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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Comedy involving a contract killer

I once watched a Hollywood movie. A contract killer and a man who was ditched or thrown out by his girlfriend or wife settled in two side by side hotel rooms. The killer is getting ready for his job ...
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Comedy with a terrorist wearing disguises

Edit to fit "Identify-This-X Questions": Where you watched the movie or TV show? It was a movie, watched at home via TV. When you watched the movie or TV show? Not sure, like ~10 years ago. Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Female journalist hides a death row inmate

This movie was set somewhere in the 80s/90s and was about a newspaper/journalist woman who interviews a man who is going on death row except he is innocent. The execution was the electric chair and ...
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Stuttering messenger in medieval times

I can't remember what film this is from but there is a comedy film that parodies the medieval era. There is a scene where two people are trying to do something so they ride to the kingdom but are ...
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Barbecue scene in a comedy movie with black actors

I have seen a long time ago a comedy movie with some black actors and I can't find it no matter what. I will try to give a description of a scene I remember as best I can. Barbecue party outside (in ...
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Medieval 2000s comedy rated R

I will tell you everything that i know.. this movie was released between 2005-2008. i think it was 2006 but i'm not sure. its a comedy movie set in medieval Britain or France. the evil king marries ...
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Cheesy comedy about two guys on vacation who wreak havoc in a hotel

I remember watching this quite a while ago, so I'm pretty sure it's a pre-2000 film. The plot involves two guys who go on a vacation to a hotel and then cause all sorts of mischief. One of them ...
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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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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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Looking for name of a 2010-ish comedy featuring skydiving at a bachelor party.

I am trying to find the name of a movie that I saw a few years back, probably 2010 - 2012 on hbo, showtime or starz. I can only remember bits of information, hoping someone here can recognize it and ...
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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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Old movie of newlyweds in haunted hotel

I'm trying to find a movie. It's an old movie, probably around 80's-90's maybe. It's a comedy horror, not scary just the concept of the haunted hotel. I think there are two newlywed couples One ...
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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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Comedy movie where protagonist is late to a special event, and is having a lot of travel trouble

Comedy movie from the 80s or 90s. The protagonist is on a time-pressured journey to a special event (wedding?), and is having a lot of travel trouble. After missing a key transport, an old man in a ...
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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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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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Medieval period movie with life size chess scene played out by village folk, turns into semi-orgy

So around 30? years ago (1984+/-) my parents were watching a movie? on TV (similar theme to today's "Reign" TV show) e.g. set in a medieval time period and I was in the room (likely playing LEGO not ...