6. 'Thor Ragnarok' (2017)
Sometimes, you just need a few tries to perfect a franchise's formula. That was the case with "Thor," a series that truly found its voice in its third installment. Far sillier than its predecessors, "Ragnarok" is both a cosmic road trip movie and a dramatic look at the fall of a civilization. The movie is also a welcome reminder that it's possible to marry the needs of a shared universe with the unique voice of a director like Taika Waititi.
'Hot Fuzz' (2007)
Edgar Wright's bloody and gun battle-filled ode to both Italian horror movies and Michael Bay-ized action flicks is a fan-favorite, largely thanks to the Simon Pegg as a small-town policeman who gets a chance to play super cop.
A classic comedy that never gets old. Sorry, "Ghostbusters" remake, you just can't beat the original.
'Wet Hot American Summer' (2001)
It gets funnier every time you watch it. You can't go wrong with this cast.
'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017)
Director Taika Waititi made the third Thor film one of the funniest, most off-the-wall Marvel movies ever. And we never fully appreciated the comedic skills of Chris Hemsworth before this. (Sorry, we were distracted by the abs!) And adding Jeff Goldbum? Genius.
'Blazing Saddles' (1974)
The lasting influence of Mel Brooks' western parody may derive entirely from the campfire-flatulence scene, which has made gross-out bathroom humor permissible in movies ever since. But the film (co-scripted by Richard Pryor) also had sharp points to make about racism, violence, and myth-making in America. Oh, there's also an awesome pie fight.
'Monty Python's Life of Brian' (1979)
The British comedy troupe's satire about Jesus' neighbor, who is mistaken for a messiah, spawned complaints of blasphemy, leading to the film being banned in cities across England and in several other countries. Actually, Jesus comes off well in the movie, but organized religion and biblical epic films get skewered like the chorus of crucifixion victims at the end who sing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
'Chicken Run' (2000)
After winning us over with Wallace and Gromit shorts, British claymation champ Aardman's first feature-length film was a hilarious home run about chickens ("they're organized!") trying to avoid becoming pot pie.
'Sleeping With Other People' (2015)
While the movie didn't get the best reviews, it's honestly a beautiful, off-centered romantic comedy. Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis have off-the-charts chemistry, and you find yourself wishing there was more of the movie to watch once the end credits start rolling.
'Don't Think Twice' (2016)
A more understated comedy, "Don't Think Twice" is the perfect movie for those who have ever been in an improv group.
Does it get better than "Caddyshack?" If it does, we don't want to know.