Comedy is probably my favorite genre of movie, and since I have so many favorite comedies I chose the top 5 90s comedy movies for the month of April. In a future Top 5 post I will post 80s comedy movies. I was born in the 80s so many of those films I couldn’t watch until it was well into the 90s. Picking a favorite comedy is tough. A couple of these on the list have sequels. Any move with a sequel is inclusive.
So here they are, in no particular order:
- Grumpy Old Men – Both movies. Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Burgess Meredith are comedy gold!
- Ace Ventura – Again, both movies. These are my favorite Jim Carrey movies.
- Austin Powers – All the movies. I know I don’t include a trilogy but I’m making the exception for these hilarious movies.
- The Hudsucker Proxy – I feel this is an underrated and underappreciated movie but its great “you know, for kids!”
- The Big Lebowski – This is a classic! It even has its own holiday (Day of the Dude)
Again, choosing comedies from the 90s is tough. There are so many great movies. In fact there are a few honorable mentions for this Top 5 as well. Office Space definitely deserves mentioning; I’ve worked for a company that almost mimicked this film. I do love the Crocadile Dundee movies but a nice little hidden Paul Hogan gem is Lightning Jack. It’s like Crocadile Dundee in the wild west with a solid performance by Cuba Gooding Jr.