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MFF Netflix Streaming Recomendations: The R-Rated Late Night Comedy Edition

August 16, 2015

Hello all. Mark here.

The R-rated late night comedy is a staple of cinema. They won’t win any awards but they serve a very specific purpose.  We need late night movies that involve zero thinking, profane shenanigans and a bunch of underdogs overcoming obstacles. These movies provide perfect background fodder and won’t trouble you with anything resembling deep thoughts. They know what they are and excel at giving you a good time.

I’ve scoured the Netflix archives and found six films that you will love while watching late at night. These movies involves zero thinking, zero twists and enough comedy to keep you awake. You can watch them over and over and the idiocy will become endearing.

Without further ado here are the films!

 

Inbetweeners/Inbetweeners 2 

The Inbetweeners started as a cheeky little television show and grew into a record-breaking comedy smash hit in the UK. They broke records over the pond and remain an unknown commodity here in the states. You will love it as these idiots engage in all forms of stupidity. The unexpected thing is that they are really likable and they have more personality and lived in chemistry then need be. You will laugh as poop runs down water slides, dances are done with no coordination and bodily fluids touch everything. These guys fail up and no matter what they do things go wrong. You need to appreciate four cheeky fellas who continue on through every embarrassment.

The Inbetweeners

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Not Another Teen Movie

I watched Not Another Teen Movie and I was happily surprised that it didn’t crush my soul. Shakespeare it ain’t but it stands tall over the majority of the spoof riff-raff inhabiting the world. It is profane, more profane and features a guy saying “Let’s make like a tree….and branch.” It is loaded with decent music and you can’t believe Captain America engaged in this insanity. Over the years I’ve found myself quoting Not Another and spelling secret like s-e-c-r-a-p-t. If you are into paint stained overalls, slow motion Lacey Chabert walking and smart stupidity you will enjoy Not Another Teen Movie.

Not Another Teen Movie paint stained overalls

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes have been making the world more profane since 1994. The fact that Jay and Silent Bob got their own movie loaded with cameos by Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Wes Craven, Judd Nelson, Carrie Fisher, George Nelson, Sean William Scott, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Gus Van Sant, Jamie Kennedy, Shannon Doherty and a nut punching Mark Hamill is pretty amazing. It is late night movie personified as we get a couple misfits who save the day, punch internet haters and land Shannon Elizabeth.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Outside Providence

My brother’s in a wheelchair because of a freak accident as a kid. One day we were playing touch football and he fell off the roof.

Outside Providence tells the age-old story of a dumbass kid being sent to a prep school as punishment for rear ending a cop car while stoned. His father played by Alec Baldwin always busts his chops and his best friend is named “Drugs Delaney.”

The name “Drugs” leads to a funny exchange at the swanky prep school:

Dean Mort: Mr. Dunphy, do you have a friend called “Drugs”?

Timothy Dunphy: Drugs Delaney?

Mr. Funderberk: How many individuals named drugs could you possibly associate with?

Timothy Dunphy: Just one.

It is one of those movies that I look back at with fondness because I watched it late at night during college. It was written by Peter Farrelly (Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary) and has a laid back stoner vibe that plays perfectly as a late night experience.

Outside Providence Alec Baldwin

Grandma’s Boy

Grandma’s Boy is the quintessential late night comedy. It bombed in theaters but has since amassed a loyal following who adore it. It is juvenile, crude and loaded with likable characters who are juvenile and crude. I thought this would be another Adam Sandler Happy Madison bore fest. However, it rose above expectations, became a cult classic and made more than $30 million in DVD sales. Grandma’s Boy tapped into the gaming culture and they responded in kind. If you have a three TV set up go ahead and play games on two and put this on in the background.

I love this quote:

All I’ve ever cared about was video games and they made me a millionaire. So maybe I don’t know what the Civil War was, or who invented the helicopter even though I own one, but I did beat The Legend of Zelda before I could walk. I’m thinking about getting metal legs. It’s a risky operation, but it’ll be worth it.

Grandmas Boy

 

 

 

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