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Sun, Apr 10, 2022 1:45 PM

Live Poll: Straight Comedy

According to IMDb at the time of writing, these movies only have one main genre: comedy.

Which one is your favorite?

One movie per series, minimum 6.7 rating, 100,000 votes

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls560773245/

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Is "Straight-Up Comedy" better? Or something else?

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I think that sounds better.

Or maybe "Pure Comedy"?

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What do you mean by sounds better?

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@Peter and @Jessica ,

"Straight Comedy" is fine. But it may be subject to a initial misunderstanding of scope of the poll until one reads the description.

"Straight-Up Comedy" and "Pure Comedy" are probably more accurate. I have a slight preference for "Pure Comedy".

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Yes, I was just about to say that straight can also refer to sexual orientation, but since the intro is very clear it's probably fine.

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None of these terms seem to be very common, but "straight comedy" is mentioned in Wikipedia with reference to a book.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedy_film

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@Peter_pbn​ I like "Straight-Up Comedy" the best, especially because there are probably titles in the list that would not meet the genre definition of "straight comedy."

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Young Frankenstein

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@Pencho15​ ,

Young Frankenstein (1974) is also one of my favorites.

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@Peter ,

These two films also meet your criteria:

American Reunion (2012)

Clerks II (2006)

Feature Film, User Rating at least 6.7, Rating Count at least 100,000, Comedy, Not Action, Not Adventure, Not Animation, Not Sci-Fi, Not Drama, Not Romance, Not Horror, Not Fantasy, Not Crime, Not Family, Not Sport, Not War, Not Western, Not Music, Not Musical, Not Straight Comedy (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&user_rating=6.7,&num_votes=100000,&genres=!action,!adventure,comedy,!Animation,!Sci-Fi,!Drama,!Romance,!Horror,!Fantasy,!Crime,!Family,!Sport,!War,!Western,!Music,!Musical&lists=!ls560773245

If you slightly loosen your criteria to a rating of at least 6.6, these four other films would also be eligible:

EuroTrip (2004)

This Is the End (2013)

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

Feature Film, User Rating at least 6.6, Rating Count at least 100,000, Comedy, Not Action, Not Adventure, Not Animation, Not Sci-Fi, Not Drama, Not Romance, Not Horror, Not Fantasy, Not Crime, Not Family, Not Sport, Not War, Not Western, Not Music, Not Musical, Not Straight Comedy (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&user_rating=6.6,&num_votes=100000,&genres=!action,!adventure,comedy,!Animation,!Sci-Fi,!Drama,!Romance,!Horror,!Fantasy,!Crime,!Family,!Sport,!War,!Western,!Music,!Musical&lists=!ls560773245

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The two first films you mention are not included because they are sequels. This is to make the list a bot more varied than it otherwise would be.

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@Peter,

Thank you for the explanation.

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@Peter ,

If you are interested in creating a similar poll for Strictly Drama Films, this advanced search produces 32 results:

Feature Film, User Rating at least 7.7, Rating Count at least 100,000, Drama, Not Comedy, Not Crime, Not Action, Not Romance, Not Biography, Not Mystery, Not Thriller, Not Adventure, Not Western, Not War, Not Horror, Not Music, Not Sport, Not History, Not Film-Noir, Not Sci-Fi, Not Fantasy, Not Family (Sorted by Number of Votes Descending)

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&genres=drama,!comedy,!crime,!action,!romance,!biography,!mystery,!thriller,!Adventure,!Western,!War,!Horror,!Music,!Sport,!History,!Film-Noir,!Sci-Fi,!Fantasy,!Family&sort=num_votes,desc&user_rating=7.7,&num_votes=100000,

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I hadn't thought about it. Perhaps you should make it.

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@Peter ,

I will create the poll. Since you came up with the concept, I wanted to give you an opportunity to create the poll if you desired to do so.

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Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/gHwYO-ng4BE/

Congratulations Peter.

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Three of the oldest titles are leading.