The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) RT 58% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are two men that are both pretending to be someone they are not.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  Michael Denison  •  Edith Evans  •  Joan Greenwood

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Boris Karloff  •  Fay Bainter

The Thin Man (1934) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 2002

After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles returns to New York with his new wife Nora and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Nat Pendleton

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

Better Off Dead (1985) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Savage Steve Holland
CAST:  John Cusack  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Kim Darby  •  Demian Slade

Something's Gotta Give (2003) RT 71% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Diane Keaton  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Frances McDormand

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

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

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

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) RT 88% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  George Peppard  •  Patricia Neal  •  Buddy Ebsen




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

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

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

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) RT 95% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Jackie Brown (1997) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Forster  •  Bridget Fonda

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

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

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

The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) RT 77% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Apr 2010

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Mike Bonanno  •  Andy Bichlbaum  •  Kurt Engfehr
CAST:  Andy Bichlbaum  •  Mike Bonanno  •  Reggie Watts

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