Ah, 1992! The year when flannel shirts were the ultimate fashion statement, Smell’s Like Teen Spirit was the anthem of a generation and Michael Jordan clinched his second NBA Championship.
Then there are the comedy hits. It was a year brimming with comedic brilliance. This was a time when comedy legends like Robin Williams were revolutionising animation with their overtop and energetic humour, Whoopi Goldberg was in her comedic prime and new formats like sports comedy were dunking their way onto the big screen.
But what was the best comedy movie of 1992?
The Runners Up For Best Comedy Movie Of 1992
We have developed a unique algorithm to rate movies based on a combination of online review ratings and box office success to create our So Binge Score.
Before we reveal the top spot, let’s take a moment to appreciate the hilarious gems that kept us laughing all through the year.
So Binge Score: 6.5
Our silver medalist, Sister Act, is an irresistible cocktail of comedy and music. Whoopi Goldberg is in her comedic prime and shines as a lounge singer hiding from the mob in a convent, pretending to be a nun. Her efforts to fit in and eventually lead the convent’s choir result in hilarious culture clash moments. The film blends humour and uplifting music perfectly, serving us comedy gold while hitting all the right emotional notes.
White Men Can’t Jump
So Binge Score: 6.1
Taking the bronze spot is the sports comedy White Men Can’t Jump. This film isn’t just about basketball, but a story about friendship, hustle, and of course the art of trash-talking. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson‘s dynamic on-screen chemistry, their comedic timing, and the sharp script make this movie a unique and timeless comedy favourite as well as one of the best sports movies of all time.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
So Binge Score: 5.8
Kevin McCallister is back — securing but not at the top, claiming the fourth spot with the sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The film again delivered the same slapstick humour and heartwarming holiday spirit as its predecessor, but this time in the heart of New York City. From outrunning hotel staff to setting next-level traps for the ‘Wet Bandits’, Kevin’s upped his antics for Home Alone 2.
So Binge Score: 5.7
Coming in at fifth place, we have Wayne’s World, a film that effortlessly transitioned from a late-night skit to a big-screen sensation. This comedy gem, starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, brings to life the beloved characters of Wayne and Garth from the popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit. The hilarious dialogue, unforgettable ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ head-banging car scene, classic one-liners and the chemistry between the lead duo make it an undeniable comedy classic.
Best Comedy Movie of 1992: Aladdin
Taking the crown as the best comedy movie of 1992, with a So Binge Score of 7.4, is Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin.
In the world of 1992 comedy cinema, Aladdin might not be considered a comedy off the bat, but you have to remember who one of the main characters was. This animated classic is a comedy tour-de-force thanks to the legendary Robin Williams‘s phenomenal voice performance as the Genie, creating a character that is as unforgettable as it is hilarious.
Robin Williams was given free rein to improvise his lines, and boy, did he deliver.
His rapid-fire humour, filled with pop culture references and comical impersonations, transformed the Genie into a show-stealer. With Williams at the helm, the Genie quickly became one of the most iconic characters in animation history, delivering laugh-out-loud moments that left both kids and adults in stitches.
Aladdin paints a vibrant picture of the bustling Arabian city of Agrabah, home to both the “diamond in the rough” Aladdin, a charming street urchin with big dreams, and the independent Princess Jasmine, who yearns for a life beyond the confines of the palace. Fate brings the two together, igniting a spark. Meanwhile, the Sultan’s wicked vizier, Jafar, hatches a sinister plot to seize the throne using a magical lamp hidden in the Cave of Wonders.
When Aladdin stumbles upon the lamp and releases the larger-than-life Genie, a rollercoaster ride of magic, laughter, and adventure begins. As Aladdin strives to win Jasmine’s heart, maintain his prince disguise, and outwit Jafar.
Aladdin boasted a talented voice cast, with Scott Weinger as Aladdin and Linda Larkin as Jasmine. However, it was Robin Williams’s unforgettable performance as the Genie that provided the comedy hits. His quick wit and remarkable improvisation brought the Genie to life in a way that audiences had never seen before.
Not only has Aladdin taken home the top spot in comedy films for 1992, but it also clinched two Academy Awards for Best Original Song for ‘A Whole New World’. It was also nominated for several other awards, including Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Original Score.
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