Stripes (1981) RT 86% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jun 2001

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Harold Ramis  •  Warren Oates  •  P. J. Soles

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) RT 67% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Oct 2004

A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jack MacGowran  •  Roman Polanski  •  Alfie Bass  •  Jessie Robins

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) RT 87% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Chris Miller
CAST:  Bill Hader  •  Anna Faris  •  James Caan  •  Mr. T

Your Highness (2011) RT 27% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Aug 2011

A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Gordon Green
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  James Franco  •  Danny McBride

Sister Act (1992) RT 71% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Jan 2000

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Maggie Smith  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Wendy Makkena

What About Bob? (1991) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Charlie Korsmo

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) RT 75% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Apr 2014

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Life of Brian (1979)

A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Eric Idle

Seven Psychopaths (2012) RT 82% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson




Nanny McPhee (2005) RT 73% / Audience 63%

DVD release: May 2006

Widower Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Colin Firth  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Thomas Sangster

The Parent Trap (1998) RT 86% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Elaine Hendrix

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) RT 70% / Audience 65%

DVD release: May 2001

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Alan Cumming

Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Direct out of jail, Jake Blues and his Brother Elwood are off on a “mission from God” to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) RT 97% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 1999

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Crime • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) RT 71% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jared Hess
CAST:  Jon Heder  •  Aaron Ruell  •  Jon Gries  •  Efren Ramirez

Tommy Boy (1995) RT 44% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  David Spade  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bo Derek

God Bless America (2011) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jul 2012

Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Joel Murray  •  Tara Lynne Barr  •  Mackenzie Brooke Smith  •  Melinda Page Hamilton