I feel like for this one, the question should be if you are looking for top comedies to re-watch, because everyone and their dog has seen the awesome comedy Ghostbusters. And if you haven’t, well you are in for a treat! This 1984 film is about 3 buds who get into the supernatural business of catching spooks and ghosts who are bothering the residents of New York. As paranormal activity increases, it’s up to the Ghostbusters to figure out why (and how to stop it!)
So, what do you do for a living? “I catch ghosts, no big deal.”
Seems like a bit of an odd premise for a comedy, eh? Well guess what, it works. This movie probably could have been a horror with some tweaking, but we can all thank the lucky stars that not only is it a comedy, it is a comedy with the god among men, Bill Murray. This guy is a king, and you can see why in this movie. This isn’t a movie that is all about cheap laughs and elaborate set up for jokes, it’s a movie where the humour flows and propels the engaging story along its merry way. It’s still hilarious though, don’t you worry! The way that this movie tells an amazing story as well as brings the laughs is the reason that this film gets on my list of top comedies. Also, Bill Murray doesn’t hurt!
If you are looking for a more offbeat comedy that doesn’t subscribe to the same formulaic approach of many (often hilarious) movies of the genre, then check out Ghostbusters. You won’t be disappointed. This is one of those top comedies that everyone should see before they turn into a ghost themselves.
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