In the midst of difficulties, I am armed with funny memories that make me smile. I try my best to remain cheerfully defiant and hope that better days are coming. While I wait for brighter days, I keep myself entertained with a steady supply of wholesome memes, cat videos, books, and movies.
Because I subsist on humorous movies, I thought you’d also like to get a comedy film recommendation today. Here, I made a list of comedy films that you can watch for free on Studio B. These movies will make you laugh; I am chuckling on my own now just remembering the jokes and banters in these movies.
Working Girls (dir. Jose Javier Reyes, 2010)
“Daddy, gising na! Seven na, Daddy, naku, ang taas na ng araw! Ang yaman na ng kapitbahay, tulog ka pa. Pambihira naman ‘to.”
After hearing that opening line from Eugene Domingo, I’m sold on this film! EUGENE DOMINGO. For that reason alone, I will watch any film. Her A-okay comedic timing and delivery make her a standout in any film. Her peak moment is when she is being hysterical at the hospital. She calls that attention-grabbing acting technique as the TV Patrol Acting, which also guarantees high-ratings.
This film pays homage to the cult-classic 1984 Ishmael Bernal film, Working Girls. This sequel is about seven women (Eugene Domingo, Jennylyn Mercado, Iza Calzado, Cristine Reyes, Bianca King, Eula Valdez, and Ruffa Gutierrez) who have different stories but intersecting paths. They’re all just trying their best, give them a break!
P.S. Former Working Girls actresses like Gina Pareño, Rio Locsin, Maria Isabel Lopez, and Carmi Martin played supporting roles in this sequel.
You may also like: Working Girls (1987)
Moron 5 and The Crying Lady (dir. Wenn V. Deramas, 2012)
If being dumb is a crime, then arrest these five men!
Ironically, our five leads in this film were named after geniuses. Albert (Luis Manzano), Isaac (Billy Crawford), Mozart “Mo” (DJ Durano), Michaelangelo “Mike” (Martin Escudero), and Aristotle “Aris” (Marvin Agustin) were framed for murdering Becky’s father. The challenge for them is to figure out why Becky (John Lapus) would want them in jail. Eighty percent of the time, our Moron 5 don’t know what they’re doing. In the remaining twenty percent, they’re just lucky. It’s always a delight to watch dumb but full of heart goofballs; you can’t help but laugh with and at them.
You may also like: Moron 5.2: The Transformation (2014)
Ang Hiwaga ng Ibong Adarna (dir. Carlo J. Caparas, 1973)
After many years, the antics and stunts in this film are still amusing to me. The story is inspired by Francisco Baltazar’s Ibong Adarna. It’s the novel that we were required to read when we were in seventh grade. I’m a visual learner so I searched for the movie version of the book, but instead, I found the parody version. I don’t regret it! This comedy film is one of my favorite Dolphy movies. Plus, it has an excellent production design, so you know they’re serious about making us laugh.
Looking for the plot summary to write for your paper? (Been there, done that.) Here it goes: The film follows the three brothers, Prinsipe Alfonso (Panchito), Prinsipe Albano (Babalu), and Prinsipe Adolfo (Dolphy). They have to find the elusive and mystical Ibong Adarna to cure their father’s illness and to ultimately, be the heir to the throne. It’s the classic Philippine story but with a comic twist.
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