Not everything has to be highbrow all of the time. As moviegoers, we would become exhausted if every single piece of cinema represented an intellectual exercise that preached big ideas in grandiose ways. Sometimes all we want to do is sit back, relax, and watch an incredibly stupid comedy to help us take a load off. That's just how human beings are wired.

However, as counter intuitive as it may seem, just because a movie is conventionally stupid, doesn't mean it's not also brilliant. CinemaBlend has compiled a list of seven perfect examples of movies that used their inherent stupidity to mask absolutely genius ideas. Take a look at our entries and let us know what "stupid" films you think are actually smarter than they get credit for. Without further ado, let's get started with an example of crass filmmaking that made a serious point back in 1999...

South Park Bigger Longer Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Trey Parker and Matt Stone's now iconic Comedy Central cartoon has become legendary in recent years for its biting social commentary, but in its earliest days it really relied on simple premises and crass humor to get laughs out of a Gen X audience. That all changed with the release of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Channeling all of the hatred and vitriol that they received from parents' advocacy groups into a single film, Parker and Stone use the obscene humor and low-budget sensibilities that made them famous in the first place and present a surprisingly intelligent commentary on the state of censorship and the impact of vulgarity. The show itself has evolved considerably since the days of Bigger, Longer & Uncut, but the film remains a watershed moment in South Park's history that deserves far more respect than it receives.

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