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1980s Musical Comedy Movies

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The Blues Brothers(1980)

R
| 2h 28min | Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 1,278 votes)

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun(1985)

3.0/5 (with 46 votes)

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing.

Oliver & Company(1988)

G
| 1h 14min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 505 votes)

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Directed by George Scribner

The Last Dragon(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 74 votes)

A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

Earth Girls Are Easy(1988)

PG
| 1h 40min | Music, Comedy, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 104 votes)

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men underneath. After absorbing the native culture via television, the spacemen are ready to hit the dating scene in 1980s Los Angeles.

History of the World: Part I(1981)

R
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 217 votes)

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

Little Shop of Horrors(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Horror, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 431 votes)

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.

The Muppets Take Manhattan(1984)

3.3/5 (with 109 votes)

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.

Follow That Bird(1985)

3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

The Great Muppet Caper(1981)

3.4/5 (with 76 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.

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones(1987)

3.0/5 (with 29 votes)

Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes him back to prehistoric times, where he meets the Flintstone family.

Directed by Don Lusk, Ray Patterson

Shock Treatment(1981)

3.0/5 (with 22 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?

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Meet the Feebles(1989)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 72 votes)

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, drug dealing, and murder. Meanwhile the love between two of the stars is threatened by Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie.

Get Crazy(1983)

R
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Music
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from Beverly's schemes.

Voyage of the Rock Aliens(1984)

PG
| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Music, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Aliens land in the mythical town of "Speelburgh, U.S.A" searching for the source of rock & roll. What they find is a gang of teenagers, led by Dee Dee (the inimitable Pia Zadora) and Frankie, along with Frankie's posse/rock band, the Pack. The leader of the aliens takes a shine to Dee Dee and all sorts of trouble breaks out.

The Chipmunk Adventure(1987)

3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this film made with musical numbers by the Chipmunks and the Chipettes.

Directed by Janice Karman

Back to the Beach(1987)

PG
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Music
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Cowabunga! The surfing '60s ride into the new wave as Frankie and Annette star in this hip update of their old-time, good-time beach movies. With special appearances by Bob Denver, Tony Dow, Pee-Wee Herman, Jerry Mathers and other familiar faces. Frankie and Annette grow up and have kids in the midwest. They return to LA to visit their daughter who is shacked up with her boyfriend and tries to hide the fact. They begin to have marriage problems when Frankie runs into Connie, who has erected a shrine to him in her night club. Their punk son has joined up with the local surf toughs, and things all come to a head when the toughs challenge the good guys to a surfing duel.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(1982)

R
| 1h 54min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 41 votes)

The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch.".

Roadie(1980)

PG
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.

Can't Stop the Music(1980)

PG
| 2h 4min | Comedy, Music
2.5/5 (with 10 votes)

A loose biography of seminal disco hit-makers The Village People and their composer Jacques Morali.

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie(1987)

PG
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Science Fiction, Comedy
1.7/5 (with 28 votes)

Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid regulations like no television or no candy. Naturally this will cause some conflicts.

The Pirates of Penzance(1983)

G
| 1h 52min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Cornwall with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him!

Life Is a Bed of Roses(1983)

1h 50min | Drama, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

In this whimsical fable, Resnais deftly interweaves three story lines: the creation of an early-20th-century utopia; romantic high jinks at a school conference; and a fantasy sparked by F/X pioneer Georges Méliès.

The Apple(1980)

PG
| 1h 30min | Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction, Music
2.7/5 (with 11 votes)

In the glitzy, glittering futuristic world of 1994, music is king -- and the man who controls it is all-powerful malicious mogul Mr. Boogalow. Now he has his eye on two fresh-faced young singers, Alphie and Bibi, who score a hit at his WorldVision Song Festival and fall under the irresistible spell of fame, money, and temptation.

The Return of Bruno(1987)

56min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

Directed by James Yukich - With Bill Graham, Brian Wilson, Bruce Willis, Clive Davis, Dick Clark, Elton John, ...

Songwriter(1984)

R
| 1h 34min | Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Doc Jenkins is a country music star who's become fed up with the industry. With some help from Blackie Buck, his old partner, and Gilda, a rising star he's been mentoring, he tries to get back at Rodeo Rocky, a ruthless promoter who's swindled him out of the publishing rights to his songs. Doc also sets out to get back together with his kindly ex-wife, Honey.

Hangin' Out(1983)

1h 31min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The pert Tina is sick of school and the muff in her Bavarian village. She wants to go with Tino - attendant of a visiting auto-scooter - who has to leave the place for dubious reasons. However he lets her down and leaves alone. Now Tina persuades fellow student Robby, who has a crush on her, to take her on a random trip with his motor-scooter. It seems only to be a matter of time until he realizes that she's just using him to follow her boyfriend - or will the shy Robby manage to win her heart on their chaotic journey?

Directed by Wolfgang Büld - With Nena, Markus, Karl Dall, Morgenrot, Gernot Duda, Extrabreit, ...

Yes, Giorgio(1982)

PG
| 1h 50min | Music, Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
1.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with.

We're from Jazz(1983)

1h 29min | Music, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

A music student is expeled from school because he loves jazz, a kind of music that represents the US capitalism. He hires two street musicians to form a dixie band, and goes from one city to another trying to gain fame.

Tokyo Pop(1988)

1h 39min | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Young female rock singer goes to Japan to try her success.

Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui - With Carrie Hamilton, Diamond Yukai, Rome Kanda
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