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

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,295 votes)

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

Airplane!(1980)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 1,596 votes)

The persons and events in this film are fictitious - fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... and more. Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love... the list whirls by in rapid succession. And the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next.

Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 1,014 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.

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?

Transylvania 6-5000(1985)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Horror
2.7/5 (with 45 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.

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.

History of the World: Part I(1981)

R
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 265 votes)

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

Clue(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 596 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.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid(1982)

PG
| 1h 29min | Comedy, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 126 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'.

This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

R
| 1h 22min | Music, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 501 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.

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.

Return of the Killer Tomatoes!(1988)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 65 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, ...
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Dragnet(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 159 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.

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.

Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ(1982)

1h 50min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 62 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.

UHF(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 109 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
2.8/5 (with 55 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, ...

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka(1988)

R
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Action, Crime
3.1/5 (with 62 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 Nude Bomb(1980)

PG
| 1h 34min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 26 votes)

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

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen(1981)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the prime suspect.

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.

Aces Go Places(1982)

1h 33min | Action, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

King Kong, a clever thief who steals a cache of diamonds from some gangsters, frames another thief called White Glove for the crime. That's when the bald detective Albert Au, who has been chasing King Kong for quite some time, pairs with the volatile female Superintendent Ho to bring him to justice. King Kong ends up joining the good guys to defeat White Glove and another bad guy dubbed Mad Max, and recover the diamonds from the hiding place where they were left by King Kong's dead accomplice.

The Lost Empire(1984)

1h 23min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
2.5/5 (with 15 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.

Student Bodies(1981)

R
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
2.8/5 (with 30 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.

Zorro, The Gay Blade(1981)

3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic duties. When his flamboyantly fashion-conscious brother assumes the secret identity to continue an ongoing fight for justice, the results are nothing short of hilarious!

Galaxina(1980)

R
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Science Fiction
2.2/5 (with 19 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.

Lust in the Dust(1984)

1h 24min | Action, Comedy, Western
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

Directed by Paul Bartel - With Divine, Lainie Kazan

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss(1990)

R
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 19 votes)

Mary Lou, the prom queen burned to death by her boyfriend back in the fifties, has escaped from hell and is once again walking the hallways of Hamilton High School, looking for blood. She chooses as her escort in world of the living Alex, an average depressed student with dreams of one day becoming a doctor. As Mary Lou begins to get back into form, the body count starts climbing and the graduating class of Hamilton High is once again smaller than expected.

Directed by Ron Oliver - With George Chuvalo, Dylan Neal, Jeremy Ratchford, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Cynthia Preston

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.

Rocky VI(1986)

9min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 21 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.

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