The MOFO Preliminary Discussion of the Top 100 Comedies

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Ballot submitted!

70's x 1
80's x 10
90's x 11
00's x 2
10's x 1

Let's Gooo..!!


70's x 0
80's x 2
90's x 8
00's x 9
10's x 6
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No recency bias here:

1930s: 1
1940s: 1
1960s: 3
1970s: 5
1980s: 8
1990s: 6
2000s: 1

My peak decade tracks with my teen years. I have a suspicion that this will be the case for most people, but not enough data to prove it (yet).



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I finally submitted - this is such a difficult one as defining comedy is so hard. I ultimately decided on filling out the top 15ish with the funniest films I'd ever seen and leaving some room toward the end for all-time classics that didn't necessarily make me pee my pants but deserved to be on the list. If I'd gone with "best film technically thought of as a comedy" it's a totally different list.



No recency bias here:

1930s: 1
1940s: 1
1960s: 3
1970s: 5
1980s: 8
1990s: 6
2000s: 1

My peak decade tracks with my teen years. I have a suspicion that this will be the case for most people, but not enough data to prove it (yet).

Just wondering, would you count the peak decade by number of entries or the sum of the weighted entries. The latter is where mine shows its recency bias (and it masks the detail that just because an entry on the list isn't from the last decade doesn't mean I didn't see it until for the first time this past decade).



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sent mine in

2020's = 1
2010's = 5
2000's = 6
1990's = 3
1980's = 2
1970's = 6
1950's = 1
1930's = 1

a lot less of the much older films than I initially expected but I ranked the ones that created the most consistent and all-out laughter for me and almost half of them were from this century.
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Okay list submitted! That could have gone many different ways and did with 50+ films on the starting list, many removals, re-adds, sorting out the order, the film noir style dread of a looming deadline...But hey it's just a countdown ballot for a comedy list right? It's fun and at the end of the day the 25 movies I put on my list are great so who cares. Can't wait to see how this list turns out.
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My decades breakdown is a bit surprising to me as I had thought the 1980s would be were most of my comedy choices would come from.

My ballot decades breakdown:
1930s - 3
1940s - 4
1950s - 2
1960s - 5
1970s - 4
1980s - 2
1990s - 3
2000s - 2



I thought the 90s was the supreme decade, but for me it's probably the 2000s looking at it closer. And without comedies the 80s would be a very weak decade. Luckily it had good comedies to save it a bit.