PS: The IMDb Poll Board User's Beloved Little Comedy Movies

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Intro:

This time the IMDb poll board users present their most beloved little comedies. We all know the big comedies, which were pretty successful like Life of Brian (1979), The Big Lebowski (1998), or The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). But there a few comedies didn't reach such a wide audience. Which of these comedies rated by 50.000 or less users with a rating above 6/10 is your favorite? If you haven't seen one of them, vote for the one you're most interested in. Discuss here.

Rules:

The idea is to collect as many really funny movies that are not so widely known to present them as an alternate to the total mainstream movies, the kings. They can be nasty or rude, no matter.
Only comedy movies, rated 6.5/10 or higher with less than 50.000 ratings. One movie per user - if there are not so many contributers, this rule can be enhanced. They might be comedies you can watch over and over again and still laugh.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099799227/

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Changed the intro a little (question).
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My Pick:

Phir Hera Pheri (2006)


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Thank you, Bo.
It's on the list. :D
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Breumaster,

For your consideration:

What's Up, Doc? (1972)
7.7/10 18,558
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
The scene with the plate glass is classic.

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
7.3/10  9,769
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
7.0/10  7,249
Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.

Born Yesterday (1950)
7.6/10 9,498
A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Adam's Rib (1949)
7.5/10 18,640
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Desk Set (1957)
7.3/10  7,370
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
6.5/10  4,060
After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
6.5/10 3,857
A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.
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Big thank you, Dan. :D
Did you check the rules? I made up the rule one per user. Maybe later enhanced, if not enough users are interested in. So which of these movies you mentioned would you pick as your number one? I f I have to enhance the rule, you might define a special order.
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In that case:

What's Up, Doc? (1972)
7.7/10 18,558
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
The scene with the plate glass is classic.
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I have an additional idea to my basic idea. The rules count, but I add another rule.
Dan is the most respected guy on this board, according to the extra work he does for all.
So I count Dan as a special user for the work he did for all. For each user, who joins the idea
with his contribution, I'll put one more of Dan's options to the list. :D Come on, guys. :)
contributions treated in order of appearance. :D
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Breumaster,

I misread the criteria. I would rather this poll be representative of members of this board.
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Ok, Dan. So it will be. :D
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Thank you, otter! :D
I've put your pick to the list. :D
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My pick
Pride (2014)  7.8 (49,189)

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Thank you, Silitonga.
I've put your pick on the list. :D
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My choice only has a 4.7 rating, but it's hilarious.

Dorm Daze (2003)
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Thank you, Bane (LXXXII).
But I won't put it on the list. There's a point, why I sat the rule to "6.5/10 or higher". The comedy you mention might be good. I know a few myself, which are rated lower than I would ... or had. But with the rule of 6.5/10 or higher I try to keep the quality. If I'd set the rule to 4.5/10, too many people would come with totally no-go-comedies, which are not funny.  And I would have to take them to the lst by rule. So - no. Sorry. But maybe you got some little comedy, which matches better?
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I don't watch much comedy, so no, I don't have another choice that meets your criteria.

I'll vote for Dan Dassow's choice when the poll goes live - Dorm Daze has a similar premise to the title he suggested; it includes 2 identical bags, 2 women with the same name, and 3 notes getting mixed up.
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50k seems a bit high for the vote ceiling. And if you're changing the ratings floor to 6.5, you should also change it accordingly in the text.
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I changed it afterwards, but forget to change it in the intro. Thank you, Stephen.
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Thank you albstein. :D
I've put your pick on the list. :)
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The next ones are
Mon Oncle (1958)
Pappa ante Portas (1991)
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Thank you, albstein.
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Thank you, Stephen. :D
I've put your little gem on the list. :)
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I'll submit the next two if you please.
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Divorce Italian Style (1961)

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Thank you Stephen.
For now it's 3 picks each user. If I change it, you'll know
(I guess - I get a mail for each new posts in the poll suggestions)
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Wolf of Wall Street
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Thank you, but with 1.1 million ratings, the wolf doesn't match the criteria.
Maybe you have another suggestion. I fit fits the criteria, I'd put it to the list.
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Breumaster

I'm thinking about doing something similar (tho not identical) to this for less well-known Sci-Fi titles.

I'm running the idea by you first, in case you have plans to do something along those lines already.


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Thank you for contacting my about this similar idea. That's kind.
I did not think on doing the same idea on scifi-movies.
It's ok for me, please do your scifi-idea. I'm curious about it. :D
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Seems that there are not so many pals suggesting,
so I enhance the one-per-user-criterion to three-per-user.
Each of us may suggest three movies. So I take another two of Dan's suggestions.
Dan, if you want to pick others than I've put on the list, then please let me know. :D
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Thank you, I've put it on the list. :D
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Breumaster,

My list is roughly in the order I would suggest them.

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Okay, this is the best I can come up based on your criteria;

The Final Girls (2015) <-- actually a horror film. IMDb lists it as comedy as well. I did not see anything comedic about it.

Varsity Blues (1999) <-- this one's a drama. See above.

Better Watch Out (II) (2016) <-- also a horror. See above.
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Thank you, Bane.
I've put your picks on the list. :D

Please get me wright. It's totally ok to give me three movies that match the criteria. It's just a little strange, you don't find 'em funny for yourself. The main reason of this list is, that the users give comedies that are little gems referring to the comedy genre. More like forgotten or "not so promoted" movies, which are quite funny.
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You should take them off.

Honestly, these movies are not intended to be comedies, although for some reason IMDb lists 'Comedy' as one of their genres.

Items 1 & 3 are primary Horror / Thriller films, and Item 2 is Drama / Romance.

I should just sit this poll out; like I said, I rarely watch "big" comedies, let alone "little" ones.

(Now Sci-Fi, Thriller & Horror are a different story - seen many obscure, Indie titles in these genres, and know of a lot of gems.)
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I hope you're not angy about my last lines. Ok, so I take them from the list. But I want you to know that you're welcome, if you find 3 comedies that match the criteria as well as you're thinking they're funny.
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It's all good bro :)
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Are you now allowing us to pick 3 films?
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If yes,

Here are my other two picks:

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
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Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
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Thank you, Bo. :D
It's nice to also see international movies on the list.
I've put your suggestions on the list.
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My vote goes to Mister Roberts (1955)

If other options remain open then:

My Man Godfrey (1936)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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Thank you, pencho.
I've put your picks to the list. :)
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FYC:
Paper Moon (1973)
Real Genius (1985)
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Thank you, Jessica. :D
I've put your picks on the list.
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Only one
Christmas in July (1940)
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Thank you, Milenko. :D
I've put your pick on the list.
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Breu,
I would LOVE to contribute, but I can't... most of the comedy movies that I like have been rated by much more than 50,000 people.
Sorry.
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That's ok. There is no obligation. ;)
Thank you for searching.
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I have several that might fit within the criteria, to be honest. Many Soviet comedies are underseen internationally, but I'm reluctant about including those, since they are not little by definition. 

So my pick is Lunatics: A Love Story (1991). I'll never stop plugging this hidden gem of an independent film. 
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Nikolay. :D
I'd put your suggestion on the list, if it would match the criterion of 6.5/10. Same rules for all, isn't it?. Please tell me a little more about your pick. Can people buy it a stores? How can users of IMDb see it? What kind of comedy is it?
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I think Bruce Cambell talks about making the film in his memoir If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor.
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The problem as an option is that not many people will have seen this movies. Ok, so I put the question"...  is your favorite or which of them would you like to see most?" to the intro of the list. But afterwards - how many people will be able to watch this movie? Are there sources? And still - what is this comedy about? I don't say no to it as an option. But I want to know the core of the idea of this option. :D
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Breumaster, that's a bit unfortunate, I thought that 6,1 would do. :)

Availability is indeed a big problem for this movie. Other than TV recordings and VHS copies (and rips from them) the movie was available as an official DVD-R bootleg on director Josh Becker's website at one point, but that is also not an option now... It's still a movie very much worth looking for.   

In my humble case movie led me out of a rather dark period in my life: after a longtime illness which made me skip a year in an academic leave I was in that place when I had to sit a summer before doing first year again. And then I stumble upon this movie and it virtually guides my way out of isolation. I'd say this movie is very, very on point for modern situation with many people, as well. It might help a lot with quarantine fatigue many people are having.  
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Changed the intro question a little:
"...  is your favorite or which of them would you like to see most?"
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Hi, guys.
I just wanna to tell you, I'm gonna make a pause for some weeks, because I got a bereavment. Please don't be angry, when I don't answere on postings. Thank you for understanding.
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Sympathies, Breu.
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Breumaster,

My condolences; thank you for telling us.
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Breumaster, my condolences. 

You absolutely should take as much time as you need to cope with the situation.  
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Thank you guys.
We knew it for longer, it was foreseeable, but when it comes, it hurts. And it needs a few days to become clear with it. But in the end it is what we all will face (hopefully very much) later. Thank you for your kind words.
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If there are no more users suggesting, I would mark this idea as ready to go!
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If I can nominate one more:
Moonstruck (1987)
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Jessica, thank you. :D
I've put 'Moonstruck' on the list.
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Thank you, efi.
I've put your picks to the list.
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Now we got 30 picks, I consider this one ready to go, if there are no further suggestions or better poll suggestions. :D