When we think of brilliantly done moments on film, we typically think of the big, dramatic ones attached to even bigger names.
The truth is that every movie has the ability to touch us, and to make us think, and these 13 comedies are as good as they are funny.
13. Hopefully one with less racism and murder.
No more Columbus references, please.
In The Truman Show (1998) the boat that Truman sails on to escape is named Santa Maria, the same name of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, signifying that Truman is heading to a “New World” from MovieDetails
12. So many layers.
I would expect nothing less.
11. You gotta pay attention.
Even at the very beginning.
10. Only a certain set of people would know this.
And I’m guessing it’s pretty small.
In The Big Lebowski (1998), Jesus Quintana is wearing rings from the American Bowling Congress that certify his ability to roll a perfect 300 game, a 299 game and an incredibly difficult 800 series. Those rings tell you that creep can roll. from MovieDetails
9. This definitely tracks.
Everything in that movie is going to come true, watch.
8. It’s all connected.
Will Ferrell fans know.
7. This is a bit obtuse.
I’m not sure it really works.
In Free Guy (2021), the calendar in Guy’s apartment is missing the number 4. This was added by the production designer, who wanted Guy’s apartment to reflect his status as a "half-developed character". from MovieDetails
6. Fans of the King will love it.
And honestly so will the rest of us.
5. This made me snort.
I don’t think you are, Jack.
4. This is brilliant.
I never would have seen that if it wasn’t pointed out!
In ‘Don’t Look Up’ (2021), astronomers appear on a ‘Morning Joe’-style cable news talk show. Though not explicitly noted as liberal, their logo reflects their slant. A clever detail! from MovieDetails
3. It’s all coming together.
2. Nepotism at its finest.
At least she’s cute!
1. I definitely needed this explained.
I’m glad it was, though!
In Licorice Pizza (2021), Bradley Cooper portrays real life eccentric movie producer Jon Peters, who tells the main character "they’re both from the streets." This is a reference to a story Kevin Smith told of his encounter with Jon during the early stages of the canceled "Superman Lives" movie from MovieDetails
I’d forgotten about some of these!
What’s your favorite comedy? Let us know in the comments!