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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-25-09 05:05 PM
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24. I'd like to see "W." on that list, and maybe "Body of Lies." "Dave" and "Dick"? Really? NT
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  -Top 12 Political Comedy Movies lame54  May-25-09 02:51 PM   #0 
  - War, Inc.?. . .I like that better than "Dick"  annabanana   May-25-09 02:58 PM   #1 
  - Catch 22 should be in there somewhere  lame54   May-25-09 02:59 PM   #2 
  - 9 to 5, Executive Action, Slaughterhouse Five.  EFerrari   May-25-09 03:03 PM   #3 
  - GOP propaganda. Only in a GOPer's "mind" are 2 docs considered comedies.  ColbertWatcher   May-25-09 03:06 PM   #4 
  - Gentleman's Agreement.  EFerrari   May-25-09 03:20 PM   #5 
  - The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)  malaise   May-25-09 03:25 PM   #6 
  - That was the first one I thought of.  flvegan   May-25-09 04:55 PM   #22 
     - I firmly believe that all first year Pol Sci. students  malaise   May-25-09 06:04 PM   #31 
  - Manchurian Candidate is in the top 3.  RUMMYisFROSTED   May-25-09 03:32 PM   #7 
  - 'Manchurian Candidate' is hardly a comedy. Not even close.  TahitiNut   May-25-09 03:40 PM   #8 
     - i would argue that it has some dark comedic/satirical subtleties  Blue_Tires   May-26-09 12:01 AM   #47 
     - Brain fart.  RUMMYisFROSTED   May-26-09 08:29 AM   #54 
  - "Head of State" (2003) with Chris Rock has its moments.  Toucano   May-25-09 03:41 PM   #9 
  - Ahh..Bob Roberts is one of my favorites.  muffin1   May-25-09 03:42 PM   #10 
  - Bob Roberts  malletgirl02   May-25-09 06:22 PM   #36 
  - Ooh, really?  muffin1   May-26-09 08:21 AM   #53 
     - great great movie - Andy Griffith rocks  lame54   May-26-09 09:45 AM   #55 
  - Bob Roberts is one of the very few that offers truth and really packs a punch!  Echo In Light   May-26-09 10:13 AM   #66 
  - Sorry, I would have added "Welcome to Mooseport"  Ready4Change   May-25-09 03:42 PM   #11 
  - speaking of under-rated...  lame54   May-25-09 04:04 PM   #15 
  - interesting  melm00se   May-25-09 03:42 PM   #12 
  - To Kill a Mockingbird is a comedy?  dsc   May-25-09 04:09 PM   #16 
     - It's not a comedy  malletgirl02   May-25-09 05:30 PM   #27 
  - The Candidate  no_hypocrisy   May-25-09 04:02 PM   #13 
  - Absolutely. Why isn't The Candidate on this list?  stanwyck   May-25-09 07:07 PM   #41 
  - Idiocracy should be up there.  The Gunslinger   May-25-09 04:03 PM   #14 
  - Comes on on Comedy Central at 6 tonight  underpants   May-25-09 04:11 PM   #17 
  - I came here to add it. I see I didn't have to!  ColbertWatcher   May-25-09 04:19 PM   #18 
  - yep  havocmom   May-26-09 09:55 AM   #61 
  - They consider documentaries "comedies"  Horse with no Name   May-25-09 04:22 PM   #19 
  - Reality isn't ever humorous?  Toucano   May-25-09 11:44 PM   #43 
  - You may very well say that.  canetoad   May-25-09 04:23 PM   #20 
  - My Fellow Americans  ashling   May-25-09 04:51 PM   #21 
  - James Garner and Jack Lemmon as two ex presidents who hate each other's guts..  Fumesucker   May-25-09 05:01 PM   #23 
  - You beat me to it. I really enjoyed that movie. nm  Morning Dew   May-26-09 10:12 AM   #65 
  - I'd like to see "W." on that list, and maybe "Body of Lies." "Dave" and "Dick"? Really? NT  Mike 03   May-25-09 05:05 PM   #24 
  - "Body of Lies" is a comedy?  JackRiddler   May-25-09 05:16 PM   #26 
     - I know it sounds odd, but I do think "Body of Lies" is a black comedy.  Mike 03   May-25-09 05:51 PM   #28 
        - I could stand to watch it again.  JackRiddler   May-25-09 05:53 PM   #29 
           - Thank you. It is a good Ridley Scott film. Not his best, not his worst, and made very quickly.  Mike 03   May-25-09 05:57 PM   #30 
  - 1, 2, 4 and 10 are not (that) embarrassing to the list-maker. Rest is degrees of crap...  JackRiddler   May-25-09 05:14 PM   #25 
  - Great Post! I agree, and you are right to include NETWORK as a political  Mike 03   May-25-09 06:07 PM   #33 
  - Network is one of my favs...  Blue_Tires   May-26-09 12:13 AM   #48 
     - Well, I wouldn't pigeonhole "political" just to cover politicians...  JackRiddler   May-26-09 12:15 AM   #51 
  - Not all of these are comedies  LeftishBrit   May-25-09 06:07 PM   #32 
  - Ruling Class  malletgirl02   May-25-09 06:13 PM   #34 
  - "A Foreign Affair"  JackRiddler   May-25-09 06:18 PM   #35 
  - "Being There"  JackRiddler   May-25-09 06:25 PM   #37 
  - They Live  ThoughtCriminal   May-25-09 06:28 PM   #38 
  - Yes!  JackRiddler   May-26-09 12:14 AM   #50 
  - " I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum"  Echo In Light   May-26-09 09:52 AM   #58 
  - No "Duck Soup"?  NoPasaran   May-25-09 06:55 PM   #39 
  - Darling all I can offer you is a Rufus over your head.  gmudem   May-25-09 07:04 PM   #40 
  - "I'd like to take up the tax."  surrealAmerican   May-25-09 07:49 PM   #42 
  - Margaret Dumont is great, but what are the other guys doing?  JPZenger   May-26-09 09:51 AM   #57 
  - The exit strategy for the invasion of Sylvania  Jeff In Milwaukee   May-26-09 07:22 PM   #75 
     - "Remember, we're fighting for this woman's honor"  NoPasaran   May-26-09 09:11 PM   #76 
        - or this one...  Jeff In Milwaukee   May-28-09 06:10 PM   #85 
  - #1: Dr.Stranglelove, followed distantly by Who The Fuck Cares.  BlooInBloo   May-25-09 11:48 PM   #44 
  - I agree  malletgirl02   May-26-09 06:35 PM   #73 
  - "The Great Dictator" belongs on this list.  Toucano   May-25-09 11:51 PM   #45 
  - Mein Fhrer! I can walk! nt  t0dd   May-25-09 11:51 PM   #46 
  - where is "Brazil?"  Blue_Tires   May-26-09 12:14 AM   #49 
  - A fine choice!  JackRiddler   May-26-09 12:16 AM   #52 
  - overrated  lame54   May-26-09 09:48 AM   #56 
     - no way. nt  t0dd   May-26-09 09:55 AM   #62 
  - Network - although not a comedy, per se  Echo In Light   May-26-09 09:52 AM   #59 
  - Where is "Bullworth"?  marmar   May-26-09 09:54 AM   #60 
  - Bulworth is # 9  lame54   May-26-09 10:17 AM   #68 
  - Add "Man of the Year" Robin Williams! Funny, but also some scarily familiar parts like  FailureToCommunicate   May-26-09 10:09 AM   #63 
  - The problem with most American political "comedies" is that they reinforce many un-truths  Echo In Light   May-26-09 10:12 AM   #64 
  - The President's Analyst  PufPuf23   May-26-09 10:17 AM   #67 
  - Doctor Strangelove, Bob Robers, and Election and two from the Brits  Lydia Leftcoast   May-26-09 10:38 AM   #69 
  - I agree on these - hadn't mentioned 'Yes Minister' as it's a TV series rather than film..  LeftishBrit   May-26-09 06:18 PM   #70 
  - MASH?  aikoaiko   May-26-09 06:20 PM   #71 
  - Was there anybody over 25 in the room when they made those picks?  rucky   May-26-09 06:26 PM   #72 
  - Obviously not, or they would have included  Lydia Leftcoast   May-26-09 07:14 PM   #74 
     - Are those comedies? or comedic?  aikoaiko   May-26-09 10:32 PM   #77 
        - I inadvertently responded to myself and was thrilled to see a reply in "My DU"  aikoaiko   May-26-09 10:33 PM   #78 
        - Yes, to different degrees  Lydia Leftcoast   May-26-09 10:36 PM   #80 
  - I don't know why American President or Dave is on the list.  aikoaiko   May-26-09 10:35 PM   #79 
  - Why do reviewers insist that M. Moore's films are "comedies"?  Canuckistanian   May-26-09 10:43 PM   #81 
  - his movies make me laugh...  lame54   May-27-09 07:40 AM   #83 
  - "Dick" is MUCH better than "The American President"  Bucky   May-26-09 10:46 PM   #82 
  - Oldie but great.... The Mouse That Roared.  OmmmSweetOmmm   May-27-09 07:46 AM   #84 
 

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