Live Poll: Best of the Greatest Comedies

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BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to find the 100 greatest comedies of all time. 

Now it's time for the IMDb verdict: From the top 25, which film is the best?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020389579/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/7Qb-0xtqf_4/

Some Like It Hot
Dr. Strangelove
Annie Hall
Groundhog Day
Duck Soup
Life of Brian
Airplane!
Playtime
This Is Spinal Tap
The General
The Big Lebowski
Modern Times
To Be or Not to Be
His Girl Friday
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Great Dictator
Bringing Up Baby
Sherlock Jr.
The Lady Eve
Blazing Saddles
City Lights
Young Frankenstein
The Party
Withnail & I
The Gold Rush

Brand new list, released today:
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170821-the-100-greatest-comedies-of-all-time
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No question about it, The Great Dictator, whatever you put in that word, it is as great as great can get :)
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Dr. Strangelove  or The Great Dictator
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just watched 'the lady eve' again the other night...love barbara stanwyck...

so many incredible choices...some like it hot...duck soup...his girl friday...the lady eve...dr. strangelove...annie hall...modern times...

have seen all of these a hundred times over...but...woody allen sadly loses the vote, simply because annie hall is not my favorite woody movie...same with the marx bros and duck soup...

and while it's hard to not vote for either of them, my vote would go for some like it hot, one of the funniest films of all time period...
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Peter,

I'm wavering between:
Dr. Strangelove and Young Frankenstein.
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I've decided to vote for Young Dr. Strangelove.
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Some Like It Hot will get my vote.
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Hmmm, probably Young Frankenstein. Maybe Annie Hall. I like other Woody Allen films better, but they're not on the list, unfortunately. Possibly Life of Brian or Dr. Strangelove. I never understood the hype about Groundhog Day. I love Bill Murray but the movie felt dull to me. 'Didn't like This is Spinal Tap  at all but I really liked most of the later work of that group. 'Interesting list. Yeah, probably Young Frankenstein. 
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I just looked at the list of 100 and it's a great list. Many of my favorites are outside of the top 25. 'Interesting lists: thanks for bringing this to our attention, Peter. :)
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i finally was able to pull up the top 100 list as well...so many of my favorites below the top 25 mark..."zelig' is 58...what an insult...that should have easily been in the top 25...maybe it was just too brilliant for them...after all...they did put zoolander on their list (heaven knows why)...

but we could argue this list till we're blue in the face...'a day at the races' and 'horsefeathers' should have been up there, along with a dozen or so woody allen classics...

i definitely agree with you about 'groundhog day'...thought it was monotonous...and i agree with others that 'pulp fiction' isn't a comedy...

it would be interesting to have a poll regarding the top 100 list and which films people think were missing from it...take the 25 most commonly named and vote on those...

just a thought...
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It's strange that none of the Pink Panther movies starring Peter Sellers has made it into the Top 100. They would definitely be in my personal Top 5. My vote from this list goes to: Life of Brian (1979).
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I'm surprised to see Pulp Fiction in the list. I never knew it was considered a comedy.
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I saw people arguing about that on Twitter. I suppose it's a genre blend. IMDb doesn't list is as comedy.
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I have a Google alert for "IMDb Polls". I just got an alert for a companion article to the BBC article.
Billy Wilder's 1959-hit 'Some Like It Hot' voted the best comedy film ever made
PTI | Aug 22, 2017, 07.30 PM IST
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/billy-wilders-some-like-it-hot-is-the-best-com...
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