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January list (no new titles) by Nanette Alderman
Check out one of AFI's funniest American films of all time!
Some Like It Hot
1. Some Like It HotTony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Lemmon, 1959, not rated

Two musicians disguise themselves as women and join an all-female band in order to evade the Mafia, since they witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Tootsie
2. TootsieDustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Teri Garr, Sydney Pollack, Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Dabney Coleman, 1982, rated pg

An unemployed actor disguises himself as a woman to secure a part on a soap opera. Commemorates the 25th anniversary of the original release of this film. Includes all-new interviews with director and cast, deleted scenes, and much more.

Dr. Strangelove
3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombGeorge C. Scott and Peter Sellers, 1964, rated pg

A dark comedy masterpiece from Stanley Kubrick. Chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian 'Doomsday Device.' The president and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.

Annie Hall
4. Annie HallDiane Keaton, Christopher Walken, Woody Allen, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Beverly D'Angelo, and Paul Simon, 1977, rated pg

Alvy Singer is one of Manhattan's most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work. Introduced by his best friend, Rob, Alvy falls in love with ditzy but delightful nightclub singer Annie Hall. When Alvy's own insecurities sabatage the affair, Annie is forced to leave Alvy for a new life, and lover, in Los Angeles. Knowing he may have lost Annie forever, Alvy's willing to go to any lengths, even driving L.A.'s freeways.

Duck Soup
5. Duck SoupThe Marx Brothers, 1933, not rated

After being appointed the dictator of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly proceeds to bring the mythical nation to a halt by showing up late and insulting everyone at his inauguration. Hoping to oust the unfit new leader, two spies are sent from the neighboring Sylvania. Soon enough, war is declared between the two nations with outrageous results.

Blazing Saddles
6. Blazing SaddlesGene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Cleavon Little, and Harvey Korman, 1974, rated r

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town.

MASH
7. M*A*S*HElliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, Sally kellerman, and Robert Duvall, 1967, rated r

Army surgeons Hawkeye Pierce, Duke, and Trapper John shake things up at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. They try to escape the horrors of war with humor and a martini or two, much to the chagrin of Major Frank Burns.

It Happened One Night
8. It Happened One NightClaudette Colbert and Clark Gable, 1934, not rated

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance.

The Graduate
9. The GraduateDustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross, 1967, rated pg

Benjamin Braddock has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with the middle-aged mother of the young woman he's dating.

Airplane
10. Airplane!Robert Hays, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Leslie Nielsen, 1980, rated pg

Classic disaster movie spoof that launched a genre. A former pilot who's afraid to fly hitches a ride on a plane in hopes of getting his stewardess girlfriend back, but the pilots get sick and the plane malfunctions, leaving him at the controls.

The Producers
11. The ProducersZero Mostel and Gene Wilder, 1968, not rated

Low-rent Broadway producer Max and his high-strung accountant Leo discover that with the help of a few gullible investors they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. So armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster.

A Night at the Opera
12. A Night at the OperaThe Marx Brothers, 1935, not rated

A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal is to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan.

Young Frankenstein
13. Young FrankensteinGene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Gene Hackman, and Peter Boyle, 1974, rated pg

A brain surgeon who inherits a family castle in Transylvania soon becomes obsessed with making his own monster after learning the family secrets.

Bringing Up Baby
14. Bringing Up BabyKatharine Hepburn, Charles Ruggles, and Cary Grant, 1938, not rated

All the earnest paleontologist wants is an intercostal clavicle to complete his brontosaurus skeleton. What he gets is an out-of-control toboggan ride with a scatterbrained heiress nuts about him (or maybe just nuts). Riding along are a dog named George, a leopard named Baby, a snooty society matron with a spare million, a caretaker on the sauce, and more.

The Philadelphia Story
15. The Philadelphia StoryCary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, 1940, not rated

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.