Over The Top Movies

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Over The Top Movies

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn
Rated PG

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is an iconic black comedy directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1964. The film follows the chaotic events that ensue when the deranged and fanatical US Air Force General Jack D. Ripper activates Plan R, a top-secret plan for a nuclear attack against the Soviet Union. The President of the United States, Merkin Muffley, is forced to convene with his advisers, including the hawkish General Buck Turgidson, the wheelchair-bound Dr. Strangelove, and the Russian ambassador, to figure out a way to avert a nuclear disaster. As the tension rises and the world teeters on the brink of mutually assured destruction, the absurdity of the situation becomes increasingly evident. Through its absurdist narrative, the film serves as a biting critique of the Cold War and its effects on international politics. It examines the madness behind nuclear proliferation and the dangers of political brinkmanship. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb remains one of the most iconic films of the 20th century and is considered a classic of its genre.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam
Rated PG

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film about the legendary King Arthur's quest to find the mythical Holy Grail. The movie follows the exploits of King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on a wild and dangerous search for the grail. The movie features the classic Monty Python humor and slapstick, including a killer rabbit, a group of Knights who say "Ni," and a vicious, three-headed giant. Along their journey, the Knights must face many hilarious and classic obstacles, all in the name of finding the grail. The movie features classic Monty Python characters such as Sir Galahad (John Cleese), Sir Lancelot (Eric Idle), and the Black Knight (Terry Gilliam). The movie also features classic scenes such as the Bridge of Death and the Knights' taunting of a French castle. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a cult classic and a must-watch for any fan of Monty Python.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle
Rated PG

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks. The film follows the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who is determined to prove that his grandfather's revolutionary theories are correct. After inheriting his ancestor's castle in Transylvania, Frederick and his assistant Igor, along with the help of the castle's servants, try to create a creature in the same manner as Dr. Victor Frankenstein. With hilarious and unexpected results, Frederick and his team must find a way to control the creature before it escapes and causes mayhem on the innocent people of the village.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer
Rated R

This Is Spinal Tap is a 1984 American mockumentary directed and co-written by Rob Reiner. It follows the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap as they attempt an American tour that becomes a series of disastrous misadventures. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time. The movie stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as members of the band, as well as Reiner himself. The film also features Tony Hendra as Nigel Tufnel, the lead guitarist of the band, and Reiner's girlfriend, actress and singer Joyce Hyser, as Jeanine Pettibone, the group's publicist. The film follows the band on tour as they face the criticism of the music industry, their dwindling popularity, and their own internal squabbling. As they face off against a host of obstacles, they manage to remain positive and to persevere in the face of adversity. Through it all, the band members remain endearingly unaware of their own absurdity. This Is Spinal Tap has been widely acclaimed by film critics, with many citing its irreverent humor and clever satire

Airplane! (1980)

Airplane!
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Rated PG

Airplane! (1980) is a classic comedy directed by the trio of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. The film follows the frantic attempts of Ted Striker, a former fighter pilot, to land a passenger airplane after the pilots, Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) and Rex Kramer (Robert Stack), become incapacitated due to food poisoning. With the help of air-traffic controller Steve McCroskey (Lloyd Bridges) and others, Striker must battle his inner demons in order to land the plane safely. Along the way, he is aided by stewardesses Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty) and Brenda (Maureen McGovern). The film is filled with slapstick jokes, sight gags, and unexpected plot twists, as well as classic lines like "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking" and "Don't call me Shirley!" The film was a box office sensation and is still regarded as one of the best comedies of all time.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Trey Parker, starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes
Rated R

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated musical comedy film based on the Comedy Central animated television series South Park. The film follows the misadventures of four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—in the small mountain town of South Park, Colorado, as they confront the potential apocalypse after seeing a vulgar movie featuring Canadian comedians Terrance and Phillip. When their parents declare war on Canada, the boys decide to take matters into their own hands, enlisting the help of Satan in an attempt to overthrow their parents and save the world. The film also features a wide array of celebrity voices, including George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Eric Idle, and Mike Judge. Described as one of the most subversive and controversial films of the late 20th century, the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Blame Canada".

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Blazing Saddles
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Mel Brooks, starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman
Rated R

Blazing Saddles is a 1974 western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. It stars Cleavon Little as the first African-American sheriff of a small Western town, and Gene Wilder as a drunken gunslinger who helps him in his quest to rid the town of corrupt politicians and businessmen. Along the way, they encounter a variety of characters, including a conniving governor, a lecherous ranch owner, and a dimwitted sidekick. The movie lampoons a variety of racial and ethnic stereotypes, as well as traditional Western movie tropes. The film was a commercial success, and has since become a classic in the comedy genre.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Zucker, starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban
Rated PG-13

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film directed by David Zucker. The plot follows the bumbling Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) of the LAPD, as he attempts to thwart an assassination plot against Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Los Angeles. While investigating, Drebin inadvertently discovers that a terrorist organization, P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy), is behind the plot and that the group's leader, Vincent Ludwig (Ricardo Montalbán), is planning to use a hypnotic device to control the world's leaders. With the help of police officers Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) and Ed (George Kennedy), Drebin must find a way to stop the villains and save the day.

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

National Lampoon's Animal House
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst
Rated R

Borat (2006)

Borat
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Larry Charles, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester
Rated R

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Dumb and Dumber
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr
Rated PG-13

Caddyshack (1980)

Caddyshack
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Harold Ramis, starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight
Rated R

Team America: World Police (2004)

Team America: World Police
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Trey Parker, starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller
Rated R

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Adam McKay, starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
Rated PG-13

There's Something About Mary (1998)

There's Something About Mary
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans
Rated R

Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Mel Brooks, starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman
Rated PG

What About Bob? (1991)

What About Bob?
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Frank Oz, starring Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo
Rated PG

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jay Roach, starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers
Rated PG-13

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tropic Thunder
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ben Stiller, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn
Rated R

Old School (2003)

Old School
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Todd Phillips, starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven
Rated R

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tom Shadyac, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc
Rated PG-13

Pineapple Express (2008)

Pineapple Express
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David Gordon Green, starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride
Rated R

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Paul Feig, starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews
Rated R

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Liam Lynch, starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Ronnie James Dio
Rated R

Hot Rod (2007)

Hot Rod
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Akiva Schaffer, starring Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Jorma Taccone
Rated PG-13

 



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