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1980s Science Fiction Comedy Movies

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Back to the Future(1985)

4.2/5 (with 7,677 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Back to the Future Part II(1989)

3.9/5 (with 4,901 votes)

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(1989)

3.2/5 (with 1,116 votes)

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure(1989)

PG
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 629 votes)

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.

Swamp Thing(1982)

PG
| 1h 31min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 112 votes)

Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed. Arcane, desperate for the formula, attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane...

Spaceballs(1987)

PG
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 1,075 votes)

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?

Weird Science(1985)

3.3/5 (with 490 votes)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men.

Innerspace(1987)

3.4/5 (with 431 votes)

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship and re-enlarge them before his oxygen runs out.

Howard the Duck(1986)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 353 votes)

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

Short Circuit(1986)

3.3/5 (with 532 votes)

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Short Circuit 2(1988)

3.0/5 (with 206 votes)

Robot Johnny 5 moves to the city to help his friend Ben Jahrvi with his toy manufacturing enterprise, only to be manipulated by criminals who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.

Superman III(1983)

2.8/5 (with 612 votes)

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

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Airplane II: The Sequel(1982)

PG
| 1h 25min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 360 votes)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.

My Stepmother is an Alien(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 182 votes)

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds herself in love with Steve and her new life on Earth, where she experiences true intimacy for the first time. But when she loses sight of her mission, she begins to question where she belongs.

Real Genius(1985)

3.4/5 (with 135 votes)

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension(1984)

3.0/5 (with 129 votes)

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

*batteries not included(1987)

3.4/5 (with 247 votes)

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Brazil(1985)

R
| 2h 23min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.9/5 (with 1,203 votes)

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

TerrorVision(1986)

R
| 1h 23min | Horror, Science Fiction, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 67 votes)

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Little Shop of Horrors(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Horror, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 502 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 Seymour 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.

Explorers(1985)

3.2/5 (with 158 votes)

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

Amazon Women on the Moon(1987)

R
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 51 votes)

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a television station which features a 1950s-style sci-fi movie interspersed with a series of wild commercials, wacky shorts and weird specials, this lampoon of contemporary life and pop culture skewers some of the silliest spectacles ever created in the name of entertainment. A truly outrageous look at the best of the worst that television has to offer.

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones(1987)

3.4/5 (with 52 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

The Ice Pirates(1984)

PG
| 1h 31min | Action, Science Fiction, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 54 votes)

The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled by an evil emperor (John Carradine) presiding over a trade oligarchy that controls all mining and sale of ice from asteroids and comets.

The Man with Two Brains(1983)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 141 votes)

A story about a brain surgeon who tries to end his unhappy marriage to spend more time with a disembodied brain.

Bad Taste(1987)

3.2/5 (with 273 votes)

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens’ headquarters.

Cabbage Soup(1981)

3.2/5 (with 318 votes)

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

Super Fuzz(1980)

3.3/5 (with 112 votes)

While delivering a parking ticket to a small village in the Florida everglades, Officer Dave Speed finds himself in the middle of a radiation experiment conducted by the American government and NASA, where a detonated nuclear missile gives him a multitude of superpowers.

Night of the Comet(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 119 votes)

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone(1983)

PG
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Science Fiction
2.6/5 (with 41 votes)

Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women.

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