1984 Comedy Movies

 (1984)

Sixteen Candles

  • 86%
  • PG
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

A lonely girl turns sweet sixteen but no one in her entire family remembers the momentous occasion.

 (1984)

Ghostbusters

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 107 min
  • Comedy

Dr. Peter Venkman and his colleagues are kicked out of their cushy university academic posts and decide to start private practice as paranormal investigators, or Ghostbusters.

Although the three scientists have a hard time kicking-off their enterprise, soon business is booming and they are thrown into the paranormal invasion of the century.

 (1984)

Cannonball Run II

  • 14%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Action

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie complete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

 (1984)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

  • 71%
  • PG
  • 103 min
  • Adventure

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

 (1984)

Police Academy

  • 41%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

 (1984)

Gremlins

  • 83%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

 (1984)

Splash

  • 92%
  • PG
  • 111 min
  • Comedy

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he's seen and what he's imagined). The mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet...

 (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop

  • 83%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Action

Detroit cop, Axel Foley, having recently watched his good friend die in front of him, heads to Beverly Hills to uncover the reason for his friend's murder. Axel slyly gains the cooperation of the Beverly Hills police department, specifically Taggart and Rosewood - two reluctant detectives, as he goes after Victor Maitland, the drug kingpin who had Foley's friend killed.

 (1984)

This is Spinal Tap

  • 95%
  • R
  • 82 min
  • Comedy

This is Spinal Tap's first tour in America in years but instead of playing the giant arenas they remember, the band is booked in smaller venues. Their first concert, in New York, is a smash, followed by a gala party hosted by Sir Denis Eton- Hogg (Patrick MacNee), president of Polymer Records and distinguished befriender of pale young boys. The new album Spinal Tap came to American shores to promote is being held back from record stores on the grounds that its cover art -as record company representative Bobbi Fleckman (Fran Drescher) explains, "greased naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck and a leash and a man's arm extended out ... holding on to the leash and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it" - is held back from record stores on the grounds that its cover is sexist (to which Nigel asks: "What's wrong with being sexy?").

 (1984)

Revenge of the Nerds

  • 74%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own fraternity to protect their outcast brothers, the campus nerds soon find themselves in a battle royale as the Alpha Betas try to crush their new rivals.