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The 25 Best British Comedy Movies of All Time

25. Bedazzled (1967)

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, and Raquel Welch

Forget about the awful Brendan Fraser remake—better yet, forget every Brendan Fraser movie—because the original Bedazzled, with its quirky humor and undeniable sex appeal, is all you need to know. Stanley Moon, played by the brilliant Dudley Moore, is offered seven wishes in exchange for his soul by the devil (Peter Cook), and of course he goes in on the deal.

It’s a modern retelling of the Faust legend, where every one of Moon’s wishes is given a terribly ironic twist that frustrates any chance at happiness he may have. The movie isn't particularly highbrow or subtle, but it features great performance by Moore and Cook, who both wrote the movie, as well Raquel Welch, back when she was raising eyesbrows, pulses, and a handful of other things.

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