1979 Comedy Movies

Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian

    • NONE
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their second film. The setting is Judea 33 A.D, a time of poverty and chaos, with no shortage of messiahs, followers willing to believe in them, and exasperated Romans trying to impose some order. At the centre of it all is Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances...

    Meatballs (1979)

    Meatballs

    • 75%
    • PG
    • 99 min
    • Comedy

    Summer Camp highjinks centered around a camp counselor with a wacky sense of humor. He tries to help the campers have a good time. One camper named Rudy poses a particular challenge as he has a self-esteem problem.

    Manhattan (1979)

    Manhattan

    • 98%
    • R
    • 96 min
    • Comedy

    Isaac, 42, has divorced Jill. She is now living with another woman, Connie, and is writing a book in which she will reveal some very private points of their relationship. Isaac has a love affair with Tracy, 17, when he meets Mary, the mistress of his best friend Yale. Yale is already married to Emily.

    10 (1979)

    10

    • 71%
    • R
    • 122 min
    • Comedy

    George Webber escapes from the bustle and headaches (and toothaches) of Los Angeles to the beaches of Acapulco. While there he runs into Jenny, the daughter of his dentist who is on her honeymoon. Jenny tries to repay him for a big favor, and her method of repayment causes George to rethink his whole approach to life.

    The Jerk (1979)

    The Jerk

    • 84%
    • R
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    Navin is an idiot. Hew grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family. But at his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis... Everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.

    Breaking Away (1979)

    Breaking Away

    • 94%
    • PG
    • 100 min
    • Comedy

    Breaking Away is a bittersweet comedy about a bicycle enthusiast in a small college town spending his post-high school summer trying to sort out his future while training for the two biggest races of his life.

    Being There (1979)

    Being There

    • 95%
    • PG
    • 130 min
    • Comedy

    A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

    1941 (1979)

    1941

      • PG
      • 118 min
      • Action

      It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up chasing a Japanese sub planning to attack LA.

      Hair (1979)

      Hair

      • 89%
      • PG
      • 121 min
      • Comedy

      Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

      The Muppet Movie (1979)

      The Muppet Movie

      • 90%
      • G
      • 95 min
      • Adventure

      Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.

      Gas Pump Girls (1979)

      Gas Pump Girls

        • R
        • 86 min
        • Comedy

        June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.

        Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)

        Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

          • NC-17
          • 93 min
          • Comedy

          Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not Lamar's obsession with rear entry. After submitting to the one last time Levonna comes up with a plan. While Lamar is trying find other tail to try his technique on, Levonna becomes Lola with aid of a wig and a Mexican accent. A Mexican cocktail later Lola finally has Lamar straight, but he...

          More American Graffiti (1979)

          More American Graffiti

          • 22%
          • PG
          • 110 min
          • Comedy

          The sights and sounds of the '60s. There were bittersweet times. There were funny times. And it was all unforgettable.

          Time After Time (1979)

          Time After Time

          • 86%
          • PG
          • 112 min
          • Adventure

          The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper escaped capture fleeing his own time to take refuge in ours - with Wells himself in pursuit?

          The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

          The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

            • G
            • 88 min
            • Family

            Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along the way!

            The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

            The Castle of Cagliostro

              • 110 min
              • Animation

              A thief called the Wolf becomes embroiled in a greedy count's plot to marry a princess he holds captive.

              Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

              Rock 'n' Roll High School

              • 79%
              • PG
              • 93 min
              • Comedy

              A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

              The Villain (1979)

              The Villain

                • PG
                • 89 min
                • Comedy

                Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.

                The Electric Horseman (1979)

                The Electric Horseman

                • 68%
                • PG
                • 122 min
                • Comedy

                Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert...

                Escape to Athena (1979)

                Escape to Athena

                  • 125 min
                  • Action

                  During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.