Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery: Saturday Night Live comedian Mike Myers writes and stars in three movies about the most randy spy in London. The trilogy is a spoof of 1960’s spy movies. Austin, the 60’s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990’s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. It’s raunchy and goofy but works because of Myers’ comedic genius and energy.
Dumb and Dumber: A slap-stick comedy starring Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels. This duo plays a pair of not-so-bright fellas that stumble upon a suitcase full of cash. The hysterics follows their journey to return the money to its owner in Aspen, Colorado.
40 Year Old Virgin: Steve Carrell, known for his role in The Office plays 40-year old Andy Stitzer. You would be correct in assuming that he is the movie’s namesake. He is completely awkward when it comes to the female species. His buddies and co-workers push him to lose his virginity sending him on bad blind dates and the most memorable scene in which he has his chest hair waxed.
Wedding Crashers: Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan team up in this comedy as divorce mediators who spend their free time crashing wedding receptions to meet and pick up women. All is fun and well until Owen’s character meets a girl he can’t get in just one evening. The antics lead them to the family’s private gathering post-wedding where chaos ensues. The movie became an instant hit that’s still quoted today.
The Water Boy: Adam Sandler plays the lead, Bobbie Boucher, a college football water boy. He takes his job seriously until he is fired. He finds a position for a rival team that soon learns Bobbie has a unique tackling ability when he is teased and harassed to his breaking point. This one is classic Adam Sandler, so if you enjoyed his other films this one is great for laughs as well.
Tommy Boy: The dynamic duo of this comedy, Chris Farley and David Spade will have you in stitches. Farley’s dimwitted character, Tommy Callahan inherits a near-bankrupt auto parts company from his recently deceased father. His father’s uptight assistant (Spade) accompanies Tommy on a cross-country road trip to try to drum up business and this is where the fun begins.
If it’s been a long week or you’re feeling down, these comedies are sure to get you laughing again.