Fletch (1985) RT 75% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 1998

An ace reporter must assume many identities to pursue a story.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

The Simpsons Movie (2007) RT 88% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2007

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Michel Hazanavicius
CAST:  Jean Dujardin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Aure Atika  •  Philippe Lefebvre

Liar Liar (1997) RT 81% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Dazed and Confused (1993) RT 94% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 1998

The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jason London  •  Rory Cochrane  •  Wiley Wiggins  •  Sasha Jenson

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Feb 1998

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

Withnail and I (1987) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Two 'resting' actors living in a squalid Camden Flat - and living off a diet of booze and pills - take a trip to a country house (belonging to Withnail’s uncle) to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

The King of Comedy (1982) RT 90% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2002

The King of Comedy is a bitterly evil satire of show business. Rupert Pupkins is obsessed with becoming famous so he aims at kidnapping one of the best in the business, Jerry ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Sandra Bernhard

A Close Shave (1995)

Wallace falls in love with wool-shop owner Wendolene, not suspecting that she (or rather, her dog) is at the head of a fiendish sheep-rustling plot. Gromit is set up and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Nick Park
CAST:  Peter Sallis  •  Anne Reid

Uncle Buck (1989) RT 64% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly




It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2001

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

Grease (1978) RT 77% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

The Goonies (1985) RT 70% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Josh Brolin  •  Jeff Cohen  •  Corey Feldman

Some Like It Hot (1959) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2001

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

Singin' in the Rain (1952) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly  •  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gene Kelly  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Jean Hagen

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) RT 94% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2000

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Bill Melendez
CAST:  Christopher Shea  •  Sally Dryer  •  Kathy Steinberg  •  Ann Altieri

It Happened One Night (1934) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1999

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Walter Connolly  •  Roscoe Karns

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) RT 71% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Dec 2009

Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gurinder Chadha
CAST:  Georgia Groome  •  Eleanor Tomlinson  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Tommy Bastow

Romancing the Stone (1984) RT 87% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

The Philadelphia Story (1940) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord throws out her playboy husband C.K. Dexter Haven shortly after their marriage. Two years later, Tracy is about to marry respectable George ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  James Stewart  •  Ruth Hussey