1979 Comedy Movies

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Life of Brian(1979)

| 1h 34min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 1,589 votes)

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School(1979)

| 1h 31min | Comedy
2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Miss Klein runs a boarding-school. The girls that go there are really "free spirited." They chloroform a peeping Tom, lock two plumbers in the dormitories, strip for a gamekeeper and tease their gym teacher. In class, their biology teacher gets carried away while giving a demonstration of sex positions with the gym teacher. In the meantime, one of the girls makes some exciting alterations to their bicycles to make their rides more enjoyable.

Directed by Erwin C. Dietrich - With Brigitte Lahaie, Anne Libert, Danielle Troger


| 1h 36min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 877 votes)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

The Gendarme and the Creatures from Outer Space(1979)

3.1/5 (with 222 votes)

The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people, besides their constant thirst for oil-products, is that they sound like empty garbage cans when you touch them. Chaos is ahead.

Fearless Hyena(1979)

1h 37min | Comedy, Action
3.4/5 (with 49 votes)

Lung is a talented fighter but prefers to spend his time loafing around and picking fights, despite orders from his grandfather not to fight. Unknown to him, a brutal general has been slaughtering all the people from his grandfather’s clan. When the general recognizes Lung’s style of kung fu during one of his street fights, he hunts down Lung’s grandfather and kills him.

The Jerk(1979)

| 1h 34min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 293 votes)

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

The In-Laws(1979)

| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 35 votes)

In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America.

I'm for the Hippopotamus(1979)

1h 35min | Adventure, Action, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 168 votes)

In Africa, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian zoos. Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by beating the hell out of him and his gang.

The Muppet Movie(1979)

3.6/5 (with 198 votes)

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!

The Wanderers(1979)

1h 57min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 60 votes)

The streets of the Bronx are owned by '60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’.

The Villain(1979)

| 1h 29min | Comedy, Western
2.9/5 (with 49 votes)

Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.

The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid(1979)

3.2/5 (with 113 votes)

A young humanoid alien who gets stranded on earth hooks up with a grizzled old sheriff in a western town and tries to help him solve a tough case, but the sheriff doesn't want any help from a "kid.".

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| 2h 2min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 78 votes)

A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.

Buffet Froid(1979)

1h 29min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 85 votes)

An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory of committing the crimes. His confusion lead him to confess to his neighbour, Inspector Morvandieu. Alphonse and Morvandieu become the axis around which murders occur.

Rock 'n' Roll High School(1979)

| 1h 33min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 46 votes)

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

A Policewoman on the Porno Squad(1979)

1h 30min | Crime, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 12 votes)

The adventures of Gianna, a sexy policewoman who wants to help a child in search of his mother.


| 1h 58min | Action, Comedy, War
3.0/5 (with 203 votes)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.

Love at First Bite(1979)

3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

Dracula and Renefield relocate to 70's era New York in search of Cindy Sondheim (the reincarnation of Dracula's one true love, Mina Harker). "Trouble adjusting" is a wild understatement for the Count as he battles Cindy's psychiatrist, Jeffrey Rosenberg (a descendant of Van Helsing who changed his name for professional reasons?), who may almost certainly, possibly, may be in love with Cindy too.

Hot Potato(1979)

1h 40min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 27 votes)

A factory worker known for his tough attitude and for fighting for workers' rights starts losing credibility when friends and co-workers see him helping a young gay man.

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens(1979)

| 1h 33min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 33 votes)

Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not Lamar's obsession with rear entry. After submitting to the one last time Levonna comes up with a plan. While Lamar is trying find other tail to try his technique on, Levonna becomes Lola with aid of a wig and a Mexican accent. A Mexican cocktail later Lola finally has Lamar straight, but he wasn't awake for it. The gay marriage counselor, attracted to Lamar's problem, couldn't help them and Lemar must finally seek redemption at the church of Rio Dio Radio and the laying on of hands by Sister Eufaula Roo.

More American Graffiti(1979)

| 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama, War
2.5/5 (with 33 votes)

College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

The Frisco Kid(1979)

| 1h 54min | Western, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 51 votes)

Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his belongings scattered along a deserted road. He is befriended by a stranger, Tommy, who is a bank robber and have many adventures during their journey.

How to Seduce Your Teacher(1979)

1h 33min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 11 votes)

There's a new girl in school, Angela, the Headmaster's neice. Every male will try to seduce her, even her uncle. Meanwhile she will drive the philosophy's teacher mad and her best friend Irma will have a good time with the classmates. Will they get the grades?

French Fried Vacation 2(1979)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 464 votes)

In this sequel to Les Bronzes (1978) summer has passed, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end for Bernard, Nathalie, Gigi, Jerome, Popeye, Jean-Claude, and Christiane.

Up from the Depths(1979)

| 1h 25min | Horror
1.9/5 (with 6 votes)

A menacing shark-like predator attacks a Hawaiian tourist area in this low-budget creature feature. An uncredited Roger Corman served as executive producer.

Directed by Charles B. Griffith - With Sam Bottoms

Velvet Hands(1979)

3.2/5 (with 40 votes)

Engineer Quiller has become rich by selling his completely indestructible shop-window glass to jeweleries around the world. But this got him lots of enemies too: the insurance agencies, who've lost hundreds of customers, and the burglarers. When he temporarily looses his memory and voice in an accident, of all people, a family of thieves finds and cares for him - believing he's a pocket-picker. Things get complicated when he falls in love with his host Tilli.

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert(1979)

| 1h 18min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 38 votes)

Richard Pryor delivers monologues on race, sex, family and his favorite target—himself, live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California.

Directed by Jeff Margolis - With Richard Pryor

The Nurse in the Military Madhouse(1979)

1h 29min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 12 votes)

A story about a singer/showgirl who poses as a nurse to recover some stolen paintings, which for some reason are hidden in a military insane asylum.


| 1h 38min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

Four girls spurned by the popular Sorority on campus decide to start their own and steal all the men on campus away from the house that rejected them.

With Susan Kiger

Winter Kills(1979)

1h 37min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the clues that have been handed to him. As he progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern the real trails from the dead ends, and increasingly dangerous as unknown parties try to stop Nick from uncovering the truth.

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