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

The Closet (2001)

A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Francis Veber
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Michèle Laroque

City Slickers (1991) RT 90% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 1999

New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Jack Palance

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

Addams Family Values (1993) RT 78% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Joan Cusack  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Christopher Lloyd

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

High Fidelity (2000) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

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

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

Bend It Like Beckham (2002) RT 85% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gurinder Chadha
CAST:  Parminder Nagra  •  Keira Knightley  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Anupam Kher




The Croods (2013) RT 70% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2013

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders  •  Kirk De Micco
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

History of the World, Part I (1981)

Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

Evolution (2001) RT 42% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Dec 2001

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Julianne Moore  •  Orlando Jones  •  Seann William Scott

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

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

Wayne's World (1992) RT 85% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 1999

When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Dana Carvey  •  Rob Lowe  •  Tia Carrere

Happy Feet (2006) RT 75% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

Leap Year (2010) RT 21% / Audience 47%

DVD release: May 2010

When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Matthew Goode  •  Adam Scott  •  John Lithgow

Carnage (2011) RT 71% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 2012

In Brooklyn Bridge Park, eleven-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his eleven-year-old classmate Ethan Longstreet across the face with a stick after an argument. After learning ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Jodie Foster  •  Christoph Waltz  •  John C. Reilly

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mark Duplass  •  Jay Duplass
CAST:  Jason Segel  •  Ed Helms  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Judy Greer