So it’s week two of your isolation. Some of you have escaped the house by going to work, and some of you are inches away from taping the kids to the ground. This week’s list sees me visit comedies once again, but this time focusing on the classics. Ones that are a favourite to pick for a movie night (when you can have a movie night again), or movies that simply get chosen after flicking through Netflix for 20 minutes with no luck. Most can be watched with the kids, so sit back with some popcorn and enjoy these never to be forgotten classics.
The “Comedy Classics” List:
There’s Something About Mary – Google Play
A hilarious flick with classic one-liners. A woman being chased by a nice guy from high school, a stalking private detective and an obsessive high school lover. This movie will leave you smiling, whether you’ve seen it once, or a thousand times. It will also teach all the guys out there to watch those zippers!
The Life Of Brian – Netflix
Monty Python’s classic portrayal of Biblical times. Not one to watch if you’re a strict Catholic, but if you’ve got a good sense of humour, you’ll love it. The movie doesn’t follow the life of Jesus, but instead follows the life of Brian, who was born on the very same night. Brian is described as a ‘very naughty boy’ by his overly eccentric Mother, but described as a hero to the somewhat useless People’s Front of Judea. If you like this one, you’ll most likely love ‘Monty Python’s The Holy Grail’.
The Wedding Singer – Netflix & Foxtel Go
The story of Robbie Hart, a struggling wedding singer who gets left by his fiancé, ironically on his own wedding day. The iconic team of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore make this a family favourite that will never get old.
Groundhog Day – Foxtel Go
Imagine living the same day over and over again. Bill Murray did it back in 1993 when he played the self centred weather man, Phil Connors. Every morning Phil wakes up to the exact same song in what seems to be a never ending time loop. The movie isn’t as boring as it sounds, as you never have to see a day in its entirety, but instead get all of the interesting bits. How will Phil get out of this one?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Netflix
A high schooler skipping a day of school with his girlfriend and best friend. What could possibly go wrong? Although this isn’t a comedy that will make you laugh every second, it’s a classic that may bring you back to your school wagging days.
Happy Gilmore – Netflix & Foxtel Go
Another Sandler flick. I love his movies, especially his older ones, so it’s hard just to list two. Happy Gilmore, the failed hockey player turned pro golfer. I know what you’re thinking, a golf movie? Seriously? This one will have you laughing throughout, if you enjoy Adam Sandler movies. If not, you may want to give it a miss.
Mrs Doubtfire – Disney Plus
The amazing Robin Williams. Of course he had to make the cut. I’m sure everybody on Earth has seen this one, but if you haven’t add it to your watch list tonight. A man loses custody of his three kids, and what better way to keep in contact with them, than to cross dress and pose as their hip elderly housekeeper.
National Lampoons Vacation – Foxtel Go
It’s always a disaster when it comes to a Griswold family vacation. If you haven’t heard of Walley World, then sit back and enjoy the journey. If you enjoy Vacation, you’ll most likely love the other three movies in the series – European Vacation, Christmas Vacation and Vegas Vacation. In 2015 a remake of the original Vacation movie was also released, but nothing beats the classics!
Uncle Buck – Google Play
A story about a seemingly no-hoper who gets called upon to look after his nieces and nephew. What was meant to be a weekend of fun and games for Buck, turns into the harsh realisation of parenting. This is one that you may not have seen, so if not please give it a go, for the sake of ‘Buck Melanoma’.
Just missed the cut: Blues Brothers, Monty Python’s Holy Grail and Bowfinger.
Stay tuned next week for the next edition of my isolation lists; ‘Chick Flicks’.