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The Blues Brothers (1980)

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The Blues Brothers is a movie that makes no sense on paper. Two guys need to raise money to pay property tax for an orphanage (which pays no property tax), so they get their former band back together, but in the process attract a bunch of haters that have nothing better to do than track them down for small slights like an unpaid bar tab, tracking and tracing them for days.

But... somehow, Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, and director John Landis pull off one of the funniest movies ever made in history.

How can you not love a movie where cars drive through an active mall, full of people, smashing everything in their path?

Part comedy, part musical, part social comedy. All entertaining. The bad guys are all played for laughs in this movie, and authority figures are turned upside down (often literally). If you like to laugh at the police, nuns, Nazis, rednecks, country music, uppity restaurants, murderous ex-girlfriends, and fleabag motels where "the trains run by so often you won't even notice", this is the movie for you.

If you don't at least laugh 10-20 times I weep for your soul. The entire movie is outrageous and unbelievable, and that's what makes it so hilarious. So many classic lines from this movie it's unbelievable. The vast majority were likely never intended to be catch phrases.

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