Search results for "John Landis"


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

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) RT 80% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Marilyn Joi  •  Evan C. Kim  •  Saul Kahan  •  Bong Soo Han

Three Amigos (1986)

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) RT 60% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

An American Werewolf in London (1981) RT 89% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  David Naughton  •  Jenny Agutter  •  Griffin Dunne  •  John Woodvine

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) RT 10% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  George Lucas

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) RT 47% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  John Goodman  •  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Dan Aykroyd

Coming to America (1988)

Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Arsenio Hall  •  James Earl Jones  •  John Amos

Into the Night (1985) RT 41% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

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




Spies Like Us (1985) RT 35% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Steve Forrest  •  Donna Dixon

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) RT Audience 67%

Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg  •  John Landis  •  Joe Dante  •  George Miller
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Vic Morrow  •  John Larroquette  •  John Lithgow

Oscar (1991) RT 13% / Audience 62%

DVD release: May 2003

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Family • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

Innocent Blood (1992) RT 41% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 1999

A beautiful vampire turns a crime lord into a creature of the night.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  David Proval  •  Rocco Sisto  •  Chazz Palminteri

Burke & Hare (2010)

Two 19th-century opportunists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist (Tom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Coming Soon (1982) RT 29% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Director John Landis has combed the vaults of Universal Studios, Hollywood's preeminent producer of horror films and edited them into this retrospective documentary featuring ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) RT 80% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2008

The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Don Rickles  •  Dave Attell  •  Richard Lewis  •  Chris Rock

Susan's Plan (1998) RT Audience 21%

DVD release: Mar 2000

Susan's Plan (also released as Dying to Get Rich on video) is a 1998 black comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Rob ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Michael Biehn  •  Billy Zane