Cinema has different branches that can affect us. Comedy is one of these branches and it is one of special importance. Every one knows well the great role that comedy plays in our lives. Comedy is a source of laughter and entertainment for us. However, there are many functions of comedy that are considered more important than just laughing. Comedy in one of the main instructors that guide our life in a way that appeals to every one. It teaches us many values and principles using this approach of amusing. Throughout history, comedy played a role in politics. we saw many movies that dealt with political issues and raised our awareness about the events that are taking place. Aristophanes was an example of those whose comedy was related to social and political issues. Some works may use imagination to produce a comic sense. This does not damage the seriousness of its work. It may draw our attention towards new horizons that could make us develop our personalities. So comedy may be used as a revolutionary way to satirize the shortcomings and negative aspects of a certain society. Here are some examples of comic movies that played a marvelous role in our lives and helped shape the future of individuals and societies. These are some not all of them but they best illustrate these political and social functions that comedy can serve.
10 The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
It is an American film that was released in 2005. It is about a man who makes journey in order to have a relationship with women. This man does childish things and is not a serious one. He got married at the end.
9 Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)
It is a film about the 1970s. Ron Burgundy is a famous anchor for a TV station. He loves a beautiful woman who works with him. They broke up later and became competitors. He reconciled with her and got married at the end.
8 Blazing Saddles
It is a satirical film that was released in 1974. It is a kind of comedy that instructs and teach values. It tackles the issue of racism. The hero is a black man who lives in a town of white people. It received 3 Academy Awards.
7 Ghostbusters (1984)
It is an American film that was released in 1984. It revolves a bout a three people who lost their jobs so they began to find another business by trying to catch ghosts. They invented a machine that would help them catch ghosts. This film achieved great success and won two Oscars.
6 Team America: World Police (2004)
It is an American satirical film that was released in 2004. It revolves around a team of policemen. Through this film the director wanted to highlight the negative implications of the American policy. It depicts how America is trying to control the whole world.
5 Rushmore (1998)
It is a film that was released in 1989. It tells the story of a teenager and his friend who love elementary school teacher. Each one of them tried to win her. It was said that this film was the 175th greatest film of all time.
4 Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
It a British comedy that was released in 1975. It was one of the famous films that was showed in US. It is a ridiculous film that was able to draw attention. It received many awards and was considered as one of the best comedy of all time.
It is an American comedy film that was released in 1980. It tells the story of an ex-pilot who suffered from a shock during war. They were caught in the air after all of the passengers were inflicted with a disease and there was no one to fly the plane.His girl friend left him.
2 Duck Soup
It is a comedy film written by Bert Kalmer in 1933. It is a short but special film. It is a political satire that makes fun of tyranny and autocracy. In 1990, US chose this film as one of those of cultural and historical importance.
1 Dumb And Dumber (1994)
It is an A American film. Its story revolves around two stupid people of a good nature. They decide to travel to Colorado to return a bag full of money to its owner. A group of criminals decided to follow them and steal the money.
So we should not ignore the great value of comedy in our lives. We should also value the seriousness of comedy. Its aim is to amuse and teach at the same time.