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

Young Frankenstein (1974) RT 93% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

What About Bob? (1991) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Charlie Korsmo

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) RT Audience 84%

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Corbin Bernsen

Hot Fuzz (2007) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

God Bless America (2011) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jul 2012

Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Joel Murray  •  Tara Lynne Barr  •  Mackenzie Brooke Smith  •  Melinda Page Hamilton

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

Men in Black (1997) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 1997

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Will Smith  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Airplane! (1980) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Lloyd Bridges

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) RT 59% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Nov 2005

After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Brad Pitt  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Adam Brody




Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) RT 64% / Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2011

Tells the story of Justin Bieber, the kid from Canada with the hair, the smile and the voice: It chronicles his unprecedented rise to fame, all the way from busking in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Justin Bieber  •  Miley Cyrus  •  Usher  •  Jaden Smith

Seven Psychopaths (2012) RT 82% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

Life of Brian (1979)

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  John Cleese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Eric Idle

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) RT 97% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 1999

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Crime • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

Bridesmaids (2011) RT 90% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 2011

Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Rose Byrne  •  Jon Hamm  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Melissa McCarthy

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) RT 92% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Mia Drake Inderbitzin  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla

The Birdcage (1996) RT 79% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 1997

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Gene Hackman  •  Nathan Lane  •  Dianne Wiest

Thank You for Smoking (2005) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

Music and Lyrics (2007) RT 62% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 2007

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Lawrence
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Hugh Grant  •  Scott Porter  •  Brad Garrett

Burn After Reading (2008) RT 78% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2008

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Brad Pitt