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

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

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

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

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

Bad Teacher (2011) RT 44% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2011

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Jason Segel  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Lucy Punch

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

Grumpy Old Men (1993) RT 65% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 1997

For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ann-Margret  •  Burgess Meredith




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

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

Bride Wars (2009) RT 10% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Two best friends become rivals when their respective weddings are accidentally booked for the same day.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Kate Hudson  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Chris Pratt

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) RT 88% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Michael Caine  •  Glenne Headly  •  Anton Rodgers

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

Father of the Bride (1991) RT 73% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 1999

George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Diane Keaton  •  Kimberly Williams-Paisley  •  George Newbern

Defendor (2009) RT 68% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Apr 2010

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Stebbings
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Kat Dennings  •  Elias Koteas  •  Sandra Oh

Trading Places (1983) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2002

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Denholm Elliott

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

Best in Show (2000) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara