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The funniest movie ever made? – It’s a Mad Mad Mad World!!

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‘It’s a Mad Mad Mad World’ is a darn funny movie released in 1963, written by William Rose/Tania Rose and directed by Stanley Kramer. It starts with a man recklessly driving and crashing near a highway and ‘divulging’ the secret of where a stolen trunk full of money is kept. The random group of strangers who get to know the secret try to come to an agreement on how to split the money among themselves. Since they cannot reach an agreement, the RACE to the TREASURE begins.

Initially I was sitting on our sofa and watching the movie. Since I laughed so much, I couldn’t sit any more and I lied down on the sofa. Since the laughter did not lessen at all, I fell down from the sofa and was laughing on the floor. If you ever want to experience what ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughter) is, you better watch this movie. It made me roll on the floor!!!

Fortunately, the power went off and I was able to see only 75% of the movie by then. If the movie had continued, I might have suffered from whatever condition that results from over-laughing. Then I went to landmark, bought the CD and watched the whole movie immediately afterwards.

It’s EASILY the FUNNIEST movie that I have ever seen till now. Don’t miss to see this movie, if you ever get a chance. Even if you don’t get a chance, just scout all around your town and beg, borrow or buy the CD/DVD from anywhere. Comedy just can’t get better than this!!!

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PS: Mention some very funny movies that you have watched, in the comments section. It will be useful for every one 🙂


  • Bikram

    matey you shud watch GOd must be crazy 🙂 now that is the funiest movie ever i tell you

    but this one too is hilarious , I have heard about it but sadly havn’t had the time to watch it …

  • Zephyr

    I have watched it more than once and laughed my head off every time. God must be crazy was also great, but one movie that had only animal characters that made me and my four year old first born had been Beautiful People, starring the animals in the wild and their antics. Not the later one which has human characters. This one was more of a documentary — funny videos, you could call them, but a movie nevertheless. 🙂

    • Rajesh K

      I need to see the animated ‘Beautiful people’ then. Also gods must be crazy! Any more funny movies, people?

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  • Vaish

    It is undoubtedly the best comedy movie so far! Still after seeing the movie so many times my stomach aches after laughing so much. So is the Gods must be crazy series!

    • Rajesh K

      I too laugh at certain sequences quite uncontrollably, even now! Its too good.

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  • Avada Kedavra

    I havent watched this movie. Will watch it sometime..thanks for the reco 🙂
    Bruce Almighty and any movie with Jim Carrey has to be funny. I love his movies 🙂

  • Shalu Sharma

    To be honest, I have not seen this movie before. But now that you have mentioned it, I will try to see this movie if I can. Funny movies are always the best. I love them.

    • Rajesh K

      Well, all I can say is this – You’ll not want to miss it 🙂 Have a look at the video linked above to get a ten minute taste of this movie.

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  • Rahul Aggarwal

    i archived this post to make sure i remember that i have to watch this movie now sooner than later ..

    here’s another one for you…watch Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin ..

    and euro trip .. but watch this alone and make sure you do not have any female company !!! 🙂

    • Rajesh K

      I saw that, but when I was very young. I don’t remember much of it now. So, I guess I should see it.

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  • Sahan

    yeah,’it’s a mad mad mad world’ is by far the faniest doubt about’s not only faniest but it also has to be the biggest comedy in tErms of run time,story,acting,script and the total expence..
    Also you better watch ‘The great race’ extended version coz it’s gotta be the 2nd in terms of the above reasons..

    e han