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I've seen Home Alone a couple of times, it's fun, but not a film I feel like revisiting often nor one that I would vote for something like this.

I remember having a lot of fun with Austin Powers back in the day; have probably seen it a couple of times, but not in a good while, so I didn't include it. That said, a couple of weeks ago, one of my favorite podcasts, Best Film Ever, did an episode on it and as they did their "deep dive" into the plot, I found myself laughing at just the thought and memories of scenes and bits and pieces. Need to revisit it.
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Couple of things I like about Home Alone:
Amazing holiday score by legendary composer John Williams..
Infamously determined comedic villains; Marv and Harry aka The Wet Bandits..
The booby traps are awesome.. !
Angels With Filthy Souls; the movie within a movie..
Its a timeless Holiday Comedy Classic ya filthy animals!!
Had it at #11.

Seen 4/6

Ballot: 1/25

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Kyle: "Dude, that movie was ****ing sweet!"
Cartman: "You bet your ****ing ass it was!"

First movie from my ballot showed up, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is at number 16 and is the only animated movie on my ballot. Like edarsenal mentioned earlier, once the movie hit the tv show pretty much dried up for me and I am more likely to watch clips on yt than an entire episode but seeing this opening weekend with a full crowd was a lot of fun. The movie, aboot a bunch of people (parents, in this case) getting all pissy and starting a war because they're offended by what those evil people say/find funny is ****ing hilarious. Even if that message is dated and no longer relevant it was a good one for the time.

Is it one of the best movies? Nope, not even close. Stan's little subplot about wooing Wendy, more specifically taking Chef's advice about finding the pearl of wisdom, was a bit dull. I have better overall movies ranked lower but the laughs per minute in SP:BLaU is high which is why it sits where it does on my ballot. I just watched it not too long ago and found myself still laughing quite often. Also heard laughs coming from the other room as it played so I'm not the only one who hasn't outgrown the juvenile humor - yet.

The Canadian portrayals (ey, **** you, buddy!) and almost all the songs, especially Kyle's Mom's a Bitch and Uncle ****er, are still hilarious but it's the little things like Ned being an absolute badass, going Rambo and mowing down the Canadians that crack me up today.



Or the Mole telling the four kids that this is serious stuff they're about to embark on, not "tv kiddie hour where we we all sit around ******* Barney the Dinosaurs' ******* *****!" The movie just has great lines scattered throughout. In a film that targeted pretty much every sacred cow of the time, the Mole seemed to piss off more people in his 2 minutes of screen time than any other character in the film. Something about coat hangers and blasphemy that gets peoples blood boiling.

I think this landed about where I expected, towards the back end of the countdown, in the 90's seems fitting. Just happy I was able to do my part in helping to get it on the Top 100.

No Austin Powers for me even though I think the first two are very funny.



As I mentioned when Sullivan's Travels appeared, I've seen The Lady Eve, but remember almost nothing about it. I don't know if that's more of an indictment of the film or my memory. I rated it 3.5 stars at least, so I clearly enjoyed it in the moment, but wasn't wowed.

I hated South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut when it was first released, having never seen more than an episode or two of the show, and only watching the movie to not feel left out at school. A few years ago I revisited it in the midst of watching and becoming a fan the show, but the movie was just okay for me. Definitely some funny parts, but I think the average 22-minute episode contains more laughs than the entirety of the film. And I think most of the songs are ear-splittingly cringe. South Park was still finding its groove when the film was made. Terrence & Phillip are the show's unfunniest characters, in my opinion, and thank God their appearances became increasingly rare as the show progressed. Meanwhile, my boy Butters, the show's funniest character, in my opinion, was just a nameless background character at the time.

Very happy to see Austin Powers make the countdown, even though I personally prefer The Spy Who Shagged Me, which made the bottom half of my list. My preference for the sequel likely has to do with the fact that I watched it first, so all the recycled jokes were new to me. Even if that wasn't the case, however, I still think I'd prefer The Spy Who Shagged Me just because it introduces two of the franchise's best and funniest characters: Mini-Me and Fat Bastard. Myers's ability to memorably play multiple characters within the same film and make each one wholly unique dwarfs any of Eddie Murphy's attempts to do the same. These movies were probably the most heavily quoted among my classmates at the time. My friends and I would regularly recite the penis-rocket montages, interrupting each other for maximum effect. I've been meaning to revisit the trilogy since watching all the old Bond films. My sense of humor hasn't progressed a day since middle school, so I'm confident that I'll still find them hilarious.

Home Alone is another I'm happy to see, although I didn't personally consider it for my ballot. Easily my favorite Christmas movie and a movie I've watched countless times growing up. Revisited it a few years ago and thought it held up wonderfully. I was surprised by how much it still made me laugh. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern's back-and-forth exchanges and facial expressions remain hilarious, especially during their painful, Three Stooges-inspired encounters with all the booby-traps --- a brilliantly executed and forever iconic sequence that films still ape to this day. Home Alone has just enough of the warm-n-fuzzy Christmas sweater elements without becoming overly saccharine. It used to successfully make me long for the freedom to do whatever I wanted with no adult supervision, while also making me thankful for my family. John Candy's brief moments and the wisdom he imparts is like a giant hug. The scenes with the furnace in the basement used to genuinely unnerve me as a kid. The musical score is uncommonly good. When I first started watching noir, I kept hoping that I'd stumble across the classic that Culkin uses to scare off intruders, until sadly I learned that the film within the film doesn't actually exist. To this day I fight the urge to tell every pizza delivery guy, "Keep the change, ya filthy animal!"

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I can't stand Home Alone, because of the kid. Maybe if I'd seen it as a kid, I'd have fonder feelings toward it. At least it's low. The Austin Powers movies are amusing, but as someone else said, it was nowhere near my list. The only movie I haven't seen is South Park, I'm pretty sure, but I'm not much of a fan of the show.
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Home Alone is a childhood classic and one that I have no issues revisiting from time to time. When I do, I always seem surprised how the home invasion is only a little bit at the end. The movie is more concerned about him literally being home alone. The kids enjoy this one, they request the one where the bad guys get hit and fall down.

Fargo Absolutely love this film. It's top tier Coen for me. But did not even think about it for a comedy list.

South Park Need a re-watch, barely remember it.


18. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) on my list.

Say whatever you want about the sequels, this is a great parody of James Bond. Witty, funny, stands on its own. Myers doesn't have a huge filmography, but he has some iconic comedy characters, with Powers possibly being the biggest. I will laugh at this no matter what....honestly....it's not mine.

Never seen the other two.
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Even though I've seen a couple episodes of the tv show, I've never gotten around to watching Fargo. So many people seem to rate it highly that I'd probably be disappointed if I did watch it, so it'll likely remain unseen for awhile. Haven't seen Sullivan's Travels or The Lady Eve either.

I actually saw South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut in theatres even though I was only like 11 or 12 at the time. I was tall and looked much older than I was, and I think it may have only been rated 14A here anyway. I remember more from the show (that I occasionally watched) and the N64 game than I do the film.

Home Alone is one of those films I've seen countless times because it's always on tv when I go home around Christmas. I always turn it on, but I don't think I've managed to sit through the whole thing for a few years now. Same goes for Lost in New York.

A childhood friend of mine loved the first two Austin Powers films, and talked myself and another friend into marathoning them. At the time I didn't really appreciate them, but I did still go see the third one in theatres with her. I've rewatched all three of them a couple times over the years (usually because they were on tv when I was home) and I found them much funnier. I even quote lines from the films every now and then, and did so just the other day at work haha.

Seen: 3/6

My List: 0



Both are ok and I give them a thumbs up. Home Alone has the other other Harry Lime and Austin Powers has Dr. Evil who is the best part of the trilogy. Also, I must wholeheartedly agree with gandalf re Elizabeth Hurley.
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Am I the only one who never thought of Home Alone as a kids movie? I watched it first time when I was in my 30s and though of it as a Christmas themed comedy with a kid as a star.



Home Alone is a pretty damn funny movie, but not really great writing or filmmaking. But it's got the power of nostalgia to back it up so it deserves it's rank.

Austin Powers, however, is a polished gem of for filthy jokes for anyone who spent their childhood with Earth's favorite spy and IMO deserves to be higher.

Seen 5/6



Am I the only one who never thought of Home Alone as a kids movie? I watched it first time when I was in my 30s and though of it as a Christmas themed comedy with a kid as a star.
Harry and Marv really go through some horrific stuff, but it has a very cartoonish quality to it, and an overall lighthearted tone that definitely give off family film vibes.

I do make a mental distinction between "kids movie" and "family film" though. To me, a "kids movie" is something that's clearly intended to appeal primarily to children (and not much else), and Home Alone is not that. However it is "fun for the whole family", which are the films I group into the "family" category, if that makes sense.



In a film that targeted pretty much every sacred cow of the time, the Mole seemed to piss off more people in his 2 minutes of screen time than any other character in the film. Something about coat hangers and blasphemy that gets peoples blood boiling.
Probably because calls God a "****ing **********"



My response to today's movies is ...meh!
I have never seen Home Alone and I Iiked Austin Powers at the movie theater but if I never see it again.that won't bother me.



Harry and Marv really go through some horrific stuff, but it has a very cartoonish quality to it, and an overall lighthearted tone that definitely give off family film vibes.

I do make a mental distinction between "kids movie" and "family film" though. To me, a "kids movie" is something that's clearly intended to appeal primarily to children (and not much else), and Home Alone is not that. However it is "fun for the whole family", which are the films I group into the "family" category, if that makes sense.
I must be a big kid at heart



That elusive hide-and-seek cow is at it again
oh, em, gee.
i totes forgot about Balls of Fury.
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Austin Powers was #8 on my list.
The first time I watched this movie I literally rolled off the couch laughing. It was that funny, I wasn't stoned and I've only done that one other time ever (The other time had to do with carnies - small hands, smell like cabbage).
There are so many memorable one-liners and characters from this franchise.
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I miss the tips/clues given between reveals in past countdowns. Not meaning to insult the fine presenters, writers and producers here, but I guess I am.


Don't really mean to, but...crap, this is embarrassing.



I have seen these two movies at some point in my life. I will leave it at that.


My guesses for the next two, IDK, to continue the trend


1. Nobody Knows (2004)
2. Casino Royale (to hedge my bet, I won't say which one).



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Home Alone - I've clearly remember when this came out. They've heavily advertised the kid. I was just stepping in my post-teen years and the society around me considered films like this as an
movie intended to collect the crowd tickets. Naturally, we've ignored it. Years later, I've came across it on some TV channel, watched 10 minutes just to see how weak was Joe Pesci in his poor comic attempts.
It was after 2010, when year by year, part by part, watching here and there on the television, I've received the general picture. And...finally, It was this exactly winter 2022 when one evening by chance, I've watched the entire movie. Well, it is actually good mass level comedy and excluding the poor Pesci, it deserves even
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Austin Powers - I remember when they've started bombing us with trailers for this before the main film in the theaters. The only thought I've had then was: "Here is one movie I'm going to save some money by skipping it". Moreover, in the following years, I was really annoyed by this guy Mike Myers turned into a popular celebrity just like that.
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Movies seen: 2/6
My ballot: 0/6
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