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1981 Comedy Movies

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An American Werewolf in London(1981)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 765 votes)

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Porky's(1981)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 277 votes)

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

History of the World: Part I(1981)

R
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 247 votes)

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

Private Lessons(1981)

R
| 1h 27min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 27 votes)

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip. But Mr. Filmore's unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip's crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip's trust fund.

Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure(1981)

1h 42min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 209 votes)

Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He manipulates the ship's compass so that Charlie is not aware that he is sailing to the treasure island. But when they step on the island, they discover that it is not as abandoned as they believed: there are some natives - and a Japanese soldier still defending the treasure.

The Cannonball Run(1981)

PG
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Action
3.1/5 (with 195 votes)

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.

Stripes(1981)

R
| 1h 46min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 285 votes)

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

Nice Dreams(1981)

R
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 43 votes)

Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves.

The Great Muppet Caper(1981)

3.4/5 (with 88 votes)

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.

Caveman(1981)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 45 votes)

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside of his cave. Eventually he and friends Lar, and Tala learn the secrets of fire, cooked meat, and how to defend themselves from the brutal, yet very stupid.

Arthur(1981)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 138 votes)

Arthur is a thirty-year-old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Buddy goes West(1981)

1h 30min | Comedy, Western, Action
3.0/5 (with 35 votes)

Trinity series star Bud Spencer returns to the Wild West in director Michele Lupo's comic tale of an outlaw drifter, Buddy, who is mistaken for a doctor after his Indian companion inadvertently steals a bag of surgical instruments. When a band of murderous outlaws attempts to overrun the small town Buddy is passing through, the presumed medico shows that his true talent is cracking skulls. Music is composed by Ennio Morricone.

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Cabbage Soup(1981)

3.2/5 (with 305 votes)

2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.

Polyester(1981)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 47 votes)

A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.

Knock on Wood(1981)

1h 21min | Comedy, Crime, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 190 votes)

When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.

Buddy Buddy(1981)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

During a high profile Mafia testimony case, a contract killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.

Ace(1981)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 69 votes)

Asso, THE best poker-player in town, was killed in his wedding night, because he won too much against a bad loser. In the 'final' game in heaven the clerk on duty also lost, so Asso can come back to this world as a ghost to search for a good man for his wife (widow). Who is good enough for the wife of Asso ?

Condorman(1981)

PG
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Action, Adventure
2.7/5 (with 39 votes)

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses this request as leverage to use the CIA's resources to bring his comic book creation, Condorman, to life to battle the evil Krokov.

Student Bodies(1981)

R
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 26 votes)

This zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's unusual weapons include paper clips, blackboard erasers and eggplants. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Joe Flood, Kevin Mannis and Sara Eckhardt head the cast.

Neighbors(1981)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 44 votes)

One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice street. As more and more unbelievable events unfold, our hero starts to question his own sanity... and those of his family.

Le Maître d'école(1981)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 63 votes)

After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.

S.O.B.(1981)

R
| 2h 1min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 29 votes)

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Shock Treatment(1981)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Music
2.9/5 (with 27 votes)

Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?

The Incredible Shrinking Woman(1981)

2.7/5 (with 35 votes)

After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This evil group plots to kidnap Pat and perform experiments on her so that they can eventually shrink everyone.

Full Moon High(1981)

PG
| 1h 33min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
2.2/5 (with 9 votes)

A teenager becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

Bianco, rosso e Verdone(1981)

1h 50min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 258 votes)

Three Italian have to move from their current city to vote to local elections elsewhere. Pasquale is an Italian emigrant living in Munich (Germany). He has to vote in Matera, Basilicata (south of Italy). He is genuinely happy to come back in Italy, even if just for some days; but the country he is dreaming is different from the reality he meets. Furio move from Torino to Roma with all his family. He is so niggler and heavy that Magda, his wife, is thinking to escape. Mimmo is a young good fellow, moving with his grand mother, from Verona to Roma. His trip is disturbed by worries about her health, while she is very calm. Written by 1felco.

Roar(1981)

PG
| 1h 42min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 32 votes)

Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.

Modern Romance(1981)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.

Carbon Copy(1981)

PG
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 15 votes)

A middle-aged married wealthy white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a working-class black teen-age son who wants to be adopted into the almost-exclusively-white upper-middle-class community of San Marino, California.

Modern Problems(1981)

2.8/5 (with 26 votes)

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

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