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No Judgment: 10 Stupidly Hilarious Guilty Pleasure Comedies

No Judgment: 10 Stupidly Hilarious Guilty Pleasure Comedies
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Each of these comedies has its sense of humor that's outrageously funny and sometimes a bit cringe-worthy.

You know those types of comedies where laughter is uncontrollable, and the comedy is so absurd, it's genius? Yes, those comedies that are so ridiculously funny, you might feel a twinge of guilt for laughing so hard. Here are the best of them.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

If you thought the legend of Robin Hood needed a dose of slapstick and satire, then this is your film. Directed by Mel Brooks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights takes the classic tale and turns it into a laugh-a-minute riot. The jokes fly as fast as the arrows, and the puns are as sharp as swords.

Watching Robin and his not-so-merry men fumble through Sherwood Forest is a true comedic treat. You'll laugh, cringe, and maybe feel a bit guilty for enjoying something so wonderfully silly.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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This movie is exactly what it sounds like: a story about dodgeball. But not just any dodgeball — this is the underdog tale to end all underdog tales. Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller lead a cast of characters that are as absurd as they are lovable.

There's something irresistibly funny about watching grown adults take dodgeball this seriously. The humor is lowbrow, the gags are over-the-top, and the whole thing is so ridiculous, you can't help but laugh.

Hot Shots! (1991)

This parody of military action films stars Charlie Sheen in one of his most hilariously absurd roles. The film is packed with visual gags, puns, and slapstick humor that will have you chuckling non-stop.

It's the kind of movie that's so dumb, it's brilliant. You'll find yourself laughing at jokes so silly, you might question your sense of humor. But who cares?

The Watch (2012)

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The Watch combines suburban life with a sci-fi twist. Imagine a neighborhood watch group, but instead of dealing with petty crimes, they stumble upon an alien invasion. This movie is packed with goofy characters, played by a stellar cast including Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade.

Their chemistry is off the charts, making even the most absurd scenes somehow believable.

Strange Brew (1983)

This Canadian gem starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as the McKenzie Brothers, is a wild ride of beer, hockey, and the most Canadian stereotypes you can think of.

The plot is as wacky as it gets — the brothers get jobs at a brewery to obtain free beer, but they end up uncovering a plot to take over the world using tainted beer. The humor is so over-the-top and uniquely Canadian that you can't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

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This movie is a pure nostalgia trip to the late '80s. Ernest is a maintenance man who dreams of becoming a camp counselor. When he finally gets his chance, chaos ensues.

The film is filled with slapstick humor, heartwarming moments, and Ernest's signature goofiness. It's the kind of movie that makes you laugh with its sheer silliness and earnest (pun intended) attempt at comedy.

Sleeper (1973)

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This 1973 classic is like a wacky trip through a future filled with giant fruits, bizarre gadgets, and, of course, Woody Allen’s unique sense of humor. Every scene is a laugh riot.

But beneath the surface, it's also a sharp satire of government surveillance and social norms.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1977)

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Remember those awkward high school years? Romy and Michele's High School Reunion takes you right back there, but with a hilarious twist. Romy and Michele, two not-so-successful but incredibly endearing friends, decide to attend their high school reunion.

To impress their former classmates, they concoct a wild story about inventing Post-It notes. The film is a delightful blend of 90s fashion, cheesy dialogues, and over-the-top scenarios.

National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)

Van Wilder is the epitome of college comedy, featuring Ryan Reynolds in one of his early, defining roles. Van Wilder is a seventh-year college student who's never short of wild party ideas and clever schemes. When his father cuts off his tuition, he starts a business organizing epic parties to stay in school.

The humor is often crude and borderlines on the outrageous, but Reynolds' charm makes you laugh even when you know you probably shouldn't.

Top Secret (1984)

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If you love spoofs, Top Secret is a must-watch. It's a parody of WWII spy movies and Elvis Presley musicals, starring a young Val Kilmer. The plot is intentionally nonsensical, with Kilmer playing an American rock and roll singer caught up in East German espionage.

This film throws logic out the window and embraces the absurd.With visual gags, slapstick humor, and a plot that makes little to no sense, it's a masterpiece of madness.