Baby Driver writer-director recommends The Jerk, Raising Arizona, and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

By Clark Collis
March 24, 2020 at 12:03 PM EDT

As the director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that British filmmaker Edgar Wright is a huge fan of big-screen comedies. Now, in an attempt to raise movie-lovers' spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic, Wright has listed his favorite 100 laugh-fests on the Letterboxd website.

“To get you through these tough times, please enjoy a generous helping of SOME of my favorite screen comedies that I’ve enjoyed over the years," writes Wright in his accompanying note. "I could easily do another 100 so don’t say ‘Where’s so and so?’. Just sit back and enjoy the movies. Let us know below, which ones you raise a smile. (NB: No, I'm not so immodest to put my own on here. x)”

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The list runs from 1923's Buster Keaton-starring Safety Last! to the 2017 zombie meta-comedy One Cut of the Dead. The list also includes Duck Soup, Sullivan's Travels, Blazing Saddles, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Airplane!, Beetlejuice, Groundhog Day, School of Rock, Anchorman, and Superbad.

Wright also "tagged" Knives Out director Rian Johnson to come up with his own best list and the filmmaker complied, naming his favorite '70s movie musicals.

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