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1980s Parody Movies

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Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 898 votes)

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Airplane!(1980)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 1,414 votes)

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,153 votes)

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

Airplane II: The Sequel(1982)

PG
| 1h 25min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 321 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.

This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

R
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music
3.8/5 (with 444 votes)

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Clue(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 464 votes)

Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss out the culprit before the body count rises.

Spaceballs(1987)

PG
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 973 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?

Dragnet(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 141 votes)

LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the theft of a stockpile of pornographic magazines, they uncover cult activity in the heart of the city and are hot on the case to figure out who's behind it all.

History of the World: Part I(1981)

R
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 235 votes)

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

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid(1982)

PG
| 1h 29min | Comedy, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 107 votes)

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

UHF(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 91 votes)

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.

Haunted Honeymoon(1986)

PG
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Horror, Music, Drama, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 46 votes)

Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a neurotic speech defect and exaggerated bursts of fear: he gives him a shock therapy with palace ghosts.

Directed by Gene Wilder - With Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Gene Wilder, Bryan Pringle, ...
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Going Overboard(1989)

R
| 1h 39min | Comedy
1.3/5 (with 42 votes)

A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Amazon Women on the Moon(1987)

R
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 44 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.

Return of the Killer Tomatoes!(1988)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 49 votes)

Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

Directed by John De Bello - With George Clooney, Steve Lundquist, John Astin, Charlie Jones, Devlin, Stephen Peace, ...

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka(1988)

R
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 55 votes)

Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.

The Man with Two Brains(1983)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 121 votes)

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

Transylvania 6-5000(1985)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Horror
2.7/5 (with 34 votes)

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette and a whole cast of other weirdos.

The Lost Empire(1984)

1h 23min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
2.4/5 (with 11 votes)

A police officer and her two companions battle an evil genius with diabolical plans to destroy the world. Whoever can find the three sacred jewels can anticipate total power.

Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ(1982)

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

In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar. Rahatlocum is a North African Roman colony where Julius Caesar came to spend an expensive holiday. The revolt rumbles among the small people who find a leader in the person of Ben-Hur Marcel.

Galaxina(1980)

R
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Science Fiction
2.1/5 (with 17 votes)

Galaxina is a lifelike, voluptuous android who is assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt. When a mission requires the ship's crew to be placed in suspended animation for decades, Galaxina finds herself alone for many years, developing emotions and falling in love with the ship's pilot, Thor.

Student Bodies(1981)

R
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 23 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.

Dr. Caligari(1989)

3.1/5 (with 12 votes)

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.

Class Reunion(1982)

R
| 1h 24min | Comedy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When guests start getting bumped off, the other alumni, including snooty yacht salesman Bob Spinnaker, class tease Bunny Packard, and class zero Gary Nash, spring into action to uncover the culprit.

The Private Eyes(1980)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

The lord and lady of a capacious manor are killed, and the lord's ghost seems to have returned to knock off the staff one by one, causing Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart to investigate the wacky house and its inhabitants.

The Nude Bomb(1980)

PG
| 1h 34min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

When KAOS develops a bomb that can dissolve all clothing, Maxwell Smart is brought in to foil the evil plot.

Hollywood Shuffle(1987)

R
| 1h 22min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 22 votes)

Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood, and must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother.

Wholly Moses(1980)

1h 43min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 11 votes)

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from slavery, but Moses keeps getting all the credit.

Rocky VI(1986)

9min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Not to be confused with any of the sequels to Sylvester Stallone's classic Oscar-winning Rocky, this short film from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is actually meant as a parody of the late Cold War-era Rocky IV, which saw Stallone's character taking on a juiced-up Russian fighter played by Dolph Lundgren. In this 1986 send-up, Rock'y, played by Silu Seppala, goes head to head with Soviet Igor (Sakari Kuosmanen) and loses.

Bullshot(1983)

1h 25min | Adventure, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly Count Otto van Bruno, his wartime adversary. And, of course, win the heart of a jolly nice young lady.

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