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

The Out-of-Towners (1999) RT 27% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Goldie Hawn  •  John Cleese  •  Mark McKinney

What Women Want (2000) RT 54% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2001

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Mel Gibson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Lauren Holly

School of Rock (2003) RT 92% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Joan Cusack  •  Mike White  •  Sarah Silverman

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

The Mask (1994) RT 77% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Feb 2001

When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Nancy Fish  •  Tim Bagley

Major League (1989) RT 82% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2002

When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate -- but only a losing season will make that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Margaret Whitton

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

Blades of Glory (2007) RT 69% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2007

When a much-publicized ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Josh Gordon  •  Will Speck
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Jon Heder  •  Will Arnett  •  Jenna Fischer

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




Project X (2012) RT 28% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Jun 2012

Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Nima Nourizadeh
CAST:  Oliver Cooper  •  Jonathan Daniel Brown  •  Martin Klebba  •  Nichole Bloom

Let's Be Cops (2014) RT 19% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Nov 2014

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Luke Greenfield
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Jake M. Johnson  •  Damon Wayans, Jr.  •  James D'Arcy

The Proposal (2009) RT 44% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Oct 2009

When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Craig T. Nelson

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

Despicable Me 2 (2013) RT 73% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Miranda Cosgrove

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

Shirley Valentine (1989) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2007

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Pauline Collins  •  Tom Conti  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Alison Steadman

Analyze This (1999) RT 69% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Chazz Palminteri

48 Hrs. (1982)

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Frank McRae

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) RT 60% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Mos Def  •  Helen Mirren