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1980s Comedy-drama Movies

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Tango & Cash(1989)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 587 votes)

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

The Breakfast Club(1985)

R
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 2,952 votes)

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Oliver & Company(1988)

G
| 1h 14min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 536 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

Splash(1984)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 410 votes)

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Cocktail(1988)

R
| 1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 424 votes)

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, and Brian adopts his mentor's cynical philosophy on life and goes for the money.

Grease 2(1982)

2.6/5 (with 234 votes)

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

Steel Magnolias(1989)

PG
| 1h 59min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 192 votes)

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.

Parenthood(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 188 votes)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

A Chorus Line(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 53 votes)

A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach. After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie, who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.

A Change of Seasons(1980)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a younger lover of her own.

Law of Desire(1987)

NC-17
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 73 votes)

When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio. Antonio intercepts their correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo but inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transsexual sister.

Rain Man(1988)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 2,041 votes)

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

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The Last American Virgin(1982)

R
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 56 votes)

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Good Morning, Vietnam(1987)

R
| 2h 1min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 818 votes)

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

Say Anything...(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 290 votes)

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Streets of Fire(1984)

PG
| 1h 33min | Action
3.4/5 (with 124 votes)

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

Biloxi Blues(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 67 votes)

During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable drill sergeant.

Mystic Pizza(1988)

R
| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 148 votes)

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.

The Dream Team(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 67 votes)

This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.

Cocoon(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 399 votes)

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Driving Miss Daisy(1989)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 479 votes)

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 262 votes)

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

Stardust Memories(1980)

3.6/5 (with 124 votes)

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Breakin'(1984)

PG
| 1h 30min | Music, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.

Lucas(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 56 votes)

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Hopscotch(1980)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former agency's covert practices. The CIA catches wind of the book and sends other agents after him, initiating a frenetic game of cat and mouse that spans the globe.

Punchline(1988)

R
| 2h 3min | Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 38 votes)

Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.

Withnail & I(1987)

1h 48min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 163 votes)

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Radio Days(1987)

PG
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 165 votes)

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.

Educating Rita(1983)

PG
| 1h 50min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 48 votes)

Rita, a witty 26-year-old hairdresser, wants to 'discover' herself so she joins an Open University where she meets the disillusioned professor of literature, Dr. Frank Bryant. His marriage has failed, his new girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. What Frank needs is a challenge... and along comes Rita.

Directed by Lewis Gilbert - With Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman
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