1984 Comedy Movies

 (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)

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)

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)

Night Of The Comet

  • 82%
  • PG-13
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

Two sisters, high school seniors in the early 1980s, awaken one morning to blood red skies and the realization that the human race has been wiped out. It becomes apparant that anyone who was not surrounded by steel when the Earth recently passed through the tail of Haley's comet has been reduced to a pile of red ash (the trace elements of human chemical makeup.) They encounter a rebellious Native American man and take over the air waves at a local radio station in an attempt to get help. Unfortunately, they attract the attention of a group of scientists who knew what the effects of the comet would be. They hid underground in a steel laboratory, but idiotically left the vents open. Now, as various survivors of the comet who were only partially surrounded by steel are decaying into flesh-hungry zombies, the scientists are attempting to come up with a vaccine made of the blood of people who were not infected by the comet. Thus the trio must fight their way past not only roving packs of the cannibalistic dead, but also outsmart a pack of scientists desperate not to become that way themselves.

 (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)

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)

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)

Bachelor Party

  • 52%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the catholic school bus he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties with an expensive hotel, booze, movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese business men, and so on as things get out of hand.

 (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)

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...