Part 3 - Films 147 to 104
11 Points (1 Pick) - Films 147 to 143
Mike Judge directs Beavis and Butthead Do America (2006), James Gunn takes the MCU into space and full on comedy as Chris Pratt and Zoe Saladana are the Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Taika Waititi directs and plays Hitler in Jo Jo Rabbit (2019) alongside Scarlett Johannsen and Sam Rockwell. Mark Waters directs Lindsay Lohan and, co-writer, Tina Fey in High School comedy, Mean Girls (2004) and Isao Takahata directs animation, My Neighbours the Yamadas (1999).
12 Points (1 Pick) - Films 142 to 138
Jason Segel writes and stars in Nicholas Stoller’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) with Kristen Bell. Jeff Wadlow directs Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Nicolas Cage channelling Adam West in Kick Ass (2010). Eric Idle writes, stars and co-directs, with Gary Weis, Beatles send-up, The Ruttles: All You Need is Cash (1978). Nick Park and Steve Box direct Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). Our first film, directed by John Hughes (and the 2nd on the list written by him) sees Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock involved in some Weird Science (1985).
12 Points (2 Picks) Film 137
George Armitage directs John Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Akroyd in cracking Hitman/High School reunion flick, Grosse Point Blank (1997).
13 Points (1 Pick) - Films 136 to 127
Paul Feig has a big hit with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids (2011). Taika Waititi directs his first film, B) which he stars in and co-wrote. Loren Horsley is the other co- writer and the Shark to Jermaine Clement’s Eagle. F, Gary Gray directs Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in Friday (1995). Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates deal with Gremlins (1984) in Jo Dante’s 80’s classic. Christian Slater and Winona Ryder star in Michael Lehmann’s High school black comedy, Heathers (1989). Robert Stevenson directs Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in beloved Disney classic, Mary Poppins (1964). Gore Verbinski sends Christopher Walken and Lee Evans on a Mousehunt (1997). James Gunn writes and directs Rainn Wilson and Elliot Page in Super (2010). Damon Beesley and Ian Morris deliver a decent 2nd big screen adventure for The Inbetweeners 2 (2014). Finally, Pixar changes the path of animated films forever as Tom Hanks and Tim Allen star in Toy Story (1995)
13 Points (2 Picks) - Films 126 to 125
Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer direct and star alongside Andy Samberg in the very funny and criminally underseen, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016). I’m assuming this is the original as Mel Brooks makes his directorial debut with The Producers (1967) starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.
13 Points (3 Picks) - Films 124
Woody Allen directs himself and Diane Keaton in Annie Hall (1977) which won the best film, director and actress awards at the Oscars.
14 Points (1 Pick) – Films 123 to 119
Alfred J. Goulding directs Laurel and Hardy in A Chump at Oxford (1940). Christopher Guest directs himself, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara in mockumentary, Best in Show (2000). John Francis Daley and Jonathon Goldstein directs Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in Game Night (2018). Hal Ashby directs Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail (1973) and Ron Underwood directs Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward in classic monster horror comedy, Tremors (1990).
14 Points (2 Picks) – Film 118
Richard Donner updates a Christmas Carol as Bill Murray is Scrooged (1989) with Karen Allen.
15 Points (1 Pick) – Films 117 to 114
Sylvian Chomet directs French animated comedy, Belleville Rendez-vous (2003). I’m going to assume this is Buster Keaton’s Civil War train comedy, The General (1926) and not a Brendon Gleeson crime story. Danny Devito directs and co-stars with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in The War of the Roses (1989) and David Gordon Greene directs Danny McBride and Natalie Portman in Your Highness (2011).
15 Points (2 Picks) – Films 113 to 111
Jay Roach has a big hit as Ben Stiller stars in Meet the Parents (2000) facing off against Robert DeNiro. Another massive hit as Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis suffer from The Hangover (2009) in Todd Phillips very funny Vegas comedy. Nick Park directs the second adventure of Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers (1993) with voice work from Peter Sallis.
16 Points (1 Pick) – Films 110 to 106
The newest film on the list is the wonderful multiverse comedy directed by Daniel Dwan and Daniel Scheinert as Michelle Yeoh and a returning, Ke Huy Quan are Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (2022). Todd Phillips directs Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughan and a memorable turn by Will Ferrell in frat comedy, Old School (2003). Stephen Chow directs and stars in Kung Fu football comedy, Shaolin Soccer (2001). Alan Parker directs BAFTA winning music comedy, The Commitments (1991). Shane Black casts Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as The Nice Guys (2016) in very enjoyable buddy comedy.
16 Points (2 Picks) – Films 105 to 104
Adam Mckay directs Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate in Anchorman 2 (2013) which doesn’t live up to the first film, but has its moments. Sacha Baron Cohen trolls most of America as Larry Charles directs him in massive hit, Borat (2006).