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5 favorite summer DVDs

August 12, 2008|By RYAN BARRY / Pulse Correspondent

With only a few weeks of summer break left, I have made a list of the top five comedy movies I think you'll enjoy.

5. "Shaun of the Dead" (rated R, released in 2004) - This movie is technically a horror, but it has a lot more laughs than scares. The film takes place in London, where Shaun's (Simon Pegg) relationship with his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) is going south. But when zombies invade the city he acts quickly with the help of his friend Ed (Nick Frost) to save his parents and LIz.

4. "Kicking and Screaming" (rated PG, released in 2005) - This film is about a man, Phil Weston (Will Ferrell), who has failed at everything sports related in his entire life. When his son, Sam (Dylan McLaughlin), looks like he's going the same way with his soccer team, the Tigers, Phil feels he needs to do something. After the coach of the Tigers quits, Phil gladly steps in to take his place, with the help of his neighbor, Mike Ditka.

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3. "Napoleon Dynamite" (rated PG, released in 2004) - This movie takes place in Idaho and is about a nerdy high school student, Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) who lives in his grandma's house with his brother, Kip (Aaron Ruell). Then he meets a new student, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), and his scam artist uncle (Jon Gries), who moves in with Napoleon and Kip.

2. "Liar Liar" (rated PG-13, released in 1997) - This flick is about a divorced big shot lawyer, Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey), and his son, Max (Justin Cooper). One day when Fletcher doesn't arrive as promised for his son's birthday, Max wishes that his dad couldn't lie for a day. It turns out that day is one of Fletcher's biggest court cases and he needs to lie.

1. "Semi-Pro" (rated R, released in 2008) - This movie takes place in Flint, Mich., 1976, where one of the American Basketball Association's teams, the Tropics, finishes in last place. The leader of the Tropics, Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell), is hoping to land a merger with the NBA, but they will need to get a lot more fans in the seats and win a lot more games to even be considered. Will they be able to pull it off?

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