As a film studies prof I watch a ton of movies. This is a collection of stuff that I particularly like, both from my own research and gems provided by my fellow filmy tumblers.
Buster Keaton’s Electric House. In a case of mistaken academic identity, Buster — a botanist — gets hired as an electrical engineer to install electricity in someone’s house. Of course our hero sees creative opportunity where one might expect simple things like, oh, lights and outlets. Instead he installs inventions not yet designed for home use: automated dishwashers and stair cases, both of which inevitably fail in Keaton-esque comical style.