BEST JOKE: Stiller reinforces his strict rest home regime: "Good news; we're extending arts and crafts time by four hours today! " DIRECTOR: Judd Apatow CAST: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd Traditionally, unplanned pregnancies are the stuff of melodrama rather than comedy.Handwringing Lifetime movies called 15 AND PREGNANT are the usual approach – or they were, until Judd Apatow decided to take a less hysterical approach and discuss the funny side.Where other movies pay homage to Battleship Potemkin and Citizen Kane, this one was so off-the-wall it pays homage to Indecent Proposal - only here it's Amish Randy Quaid in the Demi Moore role.To say that this is one of the least gross moments in the movie tells you everything thing you need to know about the Farrelly's queasy comedic delights. MOST VALUED PLAYER: A toss-up between Harrelson and Murray, with the SNL alumnus taking the honours for his super-sleazy turn as bowling vet Big Ern Mc Cracken.Happy, the psychotic hockey goon who loves his grandma is one of best pegs on which Sandler has hung his angry man-child schtick, and there's even a sweet romantic sub-plot, which Sandler would successfully enhance two years later for The Wedding Singer.
MOST VALUED PLAYER: Grant, who gets to show off some range here, going from meek academic to despairing jailbird without ever leaving the audience behind. DIRECTOR: Dennis Dugan CAST: Adam Sandler, Christopher Mc Donald, Julie Bowen The phrase "Adam Sandler golf comedy" might not be one to immediately fill most observers with great optimism, but 1996's Happy Gilmore was, and remains, one of the best films on the SNL veteran's CV.
Full of quality elements like Ben Stiller's Nazi nursing home manager and Carl Weather's wooden-handed coach, it successfully walks the line between sentimental and stupid that other Sandler films fall off.
Old hand Cary Grant shows off his feel for the form and goes from buttoned-up paleontologist to demented drag queen as Hepburn puts him through hell – but even he has to admit that he enjoys it really.
After all, she may be manic and scatterbrained, but she's a lot more fun than his uptight fiancée, so really everything – as in the best screwball comedies – turns out for the best.
After tens of thousands of votes, 14 cracked ribs and seven split sides, we have assembled the very funniest films ever made – according to you, the Empire readers.Here are the films to make you howl with laughter, the films that give your funny bone a workout and prove the best medicine for what ails you. DIRECTOR: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly CAST: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray "From the idiots that brung you Dumb & Dumber" – that's Peter and Bobby Farrelly to you and me – came this ten-pin tickler, a typically outrageous slew of rubber hands, bodily fluids and aroused oxen.