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Comedy

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? A: The fish. Much like that joke, comedy comes down to personal taste and what one finds funny or not. Some like their humour light and frothy and very generalised, while others like it to have an edge and go for a more twisted, darker humour. The motherlode of this genre can be scrolled below. Either way, we're sure there will be something for everybody in the subsections on the left. Right: There's Something About Mary's hairdo...

Laurel & Hardy: The Soilers (1923)

4.7/10
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star in this line-up of classic shorts including, 'Thundering Fleas' (1926), 'White Wings' (1923), 'Show' (1922) and 'The... Read more

The Three Ages (1923)

8.8/10
Director: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery

Keaton's first independently produced film sends up DW Griffith's 1916 epic 'Intolerance', only instead of greed and hatred through the ages, Buster t... Read more

A Woman of Paris (1923)

7.1/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Edna Purviance, Adolphe Menjou

The first film Charlie Chaplin wrote and directed, but didn't star in, was this melodrama of a French country girl whose search for love leads to trag... Read more

Buster Keaton: Volume 1 (1923)

8.9/10
Director: Buster Keaton, John G Blystone
Starring: Buster Keaton

Comedy genius Buster Keaton stars in and directs two genuine silent film classics. "Our Hospitality" (1923, 75 mins) - Keaton plays a New Yorker who r... Read more

Mud And Sand (1922)

5.8/10
Director: Gilbert Pratt
Starring: Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel brilliantly lampoons Rudolf Valentino as Rhubarb Vaselino who lives in a small village, where he and his friend, Sapo, enter a bullfightin... Read more

Buster Keaton: Silent Comedy Classics - Volume 1 (1920)

8.9/10
Starring: Buster Keaton

This collection of four classic Buster Keaton shorts includes: "Convict 13" (1920) - Buster is out playing golf when he gets knocked unconscious by a... Read more

Harold Lloyd and Friends (1920)

Director: Anon
Starring: Harold Lloyd

Five classic shorts featuring comedy genius Harold Lloyd with the participation of Our Gang. The shorts are; "Haunted Spooks", "Campus Vamp", "Our Gan... Read more

Charlie Chaplin the Immigrant (1917)

Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin

The Immigrant - 1917 – Black & White. Charlie finds himself aboard a ship heading for a new life in the USA. Onboard, be befriends a girl and her moth... Read more

Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films 1917-1923 (1917)

8.7/10
Starring: Buster Keaton, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

A succession of the most timeless, classic comedy shorts ever realised in a luxurious four-disc box set, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK SY... Read more

Arbuckle and Keaton (1917)

Director: Roscoe Arbuckle
Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton

Virtually unseen by contemporary audiences until now, these two reel shorts offer a priceless view of the slapstick antics of two influential legends.... Read more