1978 Comedy Movies

Animal House (1978)

Animal House

    • R
    • 109 min
    • Comedy

    Unable to gain acceptance at the snootier fraternities they pledge, the Deltas, a a motley crew of misfits and sociopaths bent on disrupting the well-starched status quo, engage in various illegalities that land them in hot water with both the stern college dean and the neighboring jock fraternity. Their exploits eventually cause them to be placed on double-secret probation, until finally, they are kicked out of school and, as the dean reminds them, newly eligible for the Vietnam draft.

    Up in Smoke (1978)

    Up in Smoke

    • 38%
    • R
    • 86 min
    • Comedy

    Two directionless musicans, a Chicano guitarist (Cheech Marin) and a White drummer (Tommy Chong), meet up in a chance encounter and embark on a series of odd adventures, including being the unwitting partcipants of a bizarre marijuana smuggling plot.

    Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

    Every Which Way But Loose

    • 31%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Action

    Phil Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orang-utan he won on a bet - he roams the San Fernando Valley in search of cold beer, country music and the occasional punch-up. But he is floored himself by a dainty little country and western singer, who gives him the slip when she realises he's getting too serious. Phil, Clyde and Orville set off in pursuit, pestered by bikers.

    Heaven Can Wait (1978)

    Heaven Can Wait

    • 89%
    • PG
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

    Corvette Summer (1978)

    Corvette Summer

    • 57%
    • PG
    • 105 min
    • Adventure

    Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps him try to track it down.

    Convoy (1978)

    Convoy

    • 43%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Action

    Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

    Jui kuen (1978)

    Jui kuen

      • R
      • 111 min
      • Comedy

      Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some discipline. This Hong Kong martial-arts comedy helped establish the slapstick fighting style that would become Chan's trademark.

      Piranha (1978)

      Piranha

      • 72%
      • R
      • 94 min
      • Comedy

      A young couple stumble across an abandoned US Army test site on a mountain, in which is a huge pool. Thinking it's an ordinary swimming pool, they jump in. But this pool is home to the piranha, and the couple are eaten alive. A young woman P.I. is hired by the father of one of the missing kids to find them, and she meets up with an alcoholic outdoorsman who lives on the mountain. The two of them find the test site and drain the pool to see what's in it. As they do they are accosted by Dr. Hoak...

      Quel maledetto treno blindato (1978)

      Quel maledetto treno blindato

        • R
        • 99 min
        • Action

        Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers on their way to military prison are beset upon by a German artillery attack, escaping with Switzerland in their sights. Before making it any farther, they volunteer to steal a V2 warhead for the French Underground - taking them deep into the heart of German territory.

        Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

        Revenge of the Pink Panther

          • PG
          • 104 min
          • Comedy

          Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world (and Charles Dreyfus) believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Jacques Clouseau knows differently, and taking advantage of not being alive, sets out to discover why an attempt was made on his life.

          Foul Play (1978)

          Foul Play

          • 74%
          • PG
          • 116 min
          • Comedy

          A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

          Goin' South (1978)

          Goin' South

          • 77%
          • PG
          • 105 min
          • Comedy

          Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.

          I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

          I Wanna Hold Your Hand

          • 82%
          • PG
          • 104 min
          • Comedy

          If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach their idols.

          Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

          Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

          • 27%
          • PG
          • 87 min
          • Comedy

          Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy film directed by John De Bello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B-movies. Made on a budget of less than USD $100,000, the story involves tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and revolting against humanity.

          Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

          Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

          • 15%
          • PG
          • 113 min
          • Adventure

          Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

          A Wedding (1978)

          A Wedding

          • 78%
          • PG
          • 125 min
          • Comedy

          Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion.

          Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978)

          Adventures of a Plumber's Mate

            • 88 min
            • Comedy

            Randy plumber, Sid South (Christopher Neil), enjoys a profession which offers him ample opportunity to bed sexy housewives. In the third of the popular Adventures... series, our hero takes the plunge with a host of famous faces, including: Stephen Lewis and Willie Rushton.

            An Unmarried Woman (1978)

            An Unmarried Woman

            • 87%
            • R
            • 124 min
            • Drama

            A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

            Big Wednesday (1978)

            Big Wednesday

            • 63%
            • PG
            • 120 min
            • Comedy

            'Big Wednesday' is a gentle rites-of-passage movie that covers many years in the lives of three friends as they grow up but never entirely grow apart. Both touching and humorous, the film authentically recreates the spirit of 60s and 70s America, looking at the big issues of the time through the eyes of three ordinary young men.

            Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

            Bye Bye Monkey

              • R
              • 113 min
              • Comedy

              Immigrants Luigi and Lafayette work for Andreas Flaxman at his wax museum in Lower Manhattan. Luigi, an asthmatic middle-aged romantic, works as an artist/sculptor while the Lafayette functions as a jack-of-all trades for Flaxman, who is obsessed with Ancient Rome, a preoccupation that most of his exhibits reflect. Lafayette lives in a rat-infested basement some blocks away and carries a whistle with to scare the rodents, which seem to be endemic to the area. He also works as a stagehand for a...