24. Some Like It Hot (1959)
When two musicians (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) accidentally witness a mob hit in Chicago, they flee the state disguised as women in an all-female band; but complications arise in the form of demure ukulele player Sugar Kane, superbly played by Marilyn Monroe. Billy Wilder’s comedy is, all at once, smooth, wacky and clever. It boasts an (ironically) perfect last line as well.
25. Ghostbusters (1984)
Who you gonna call? Everyone knows the premise of this one: a trio of unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in Ivan Reitman’s 1984 classic.
26. Bowfinger (1999)
In Frank Oz’s 1999 satire, a struggling filmmaker, played by Steve Martin, decides to make a movie with a big star in it… without actually telling the actor in question. Eddie Murphy plays both the Hollywood big-name, and his talent-free twin brother.
27. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Whereas Joe Dante’s original monster hit was a deliciously dark horror flick laced with touches of wry humour, this inferior sequel is a straight-up, riotous comedy, replete with in-jokes and movie references. This time, the gremlins are running amok in a Manhattan high-rise building called Clamp Tower… which is owned by John Glover’s rather Donald Trump-like mogul.
28. Case 39 (2009)
Ostensibly a horror movie, Case 39 is short on scares… but suspiciously big on hokey cheese. Renée Zellweger plays a social worker who tries to save a little girl (Jodelle Ferland) from abusive parents. But is the sweet little thing what she seems? Look out for a scene in which Bradley Cooper vomits bees.