1987 Comedy Movies

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 98 min
  • Adventure

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way...

Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs

  • 54%
  • PG
  • 96 min
  • Adventure

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Star, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of loads of sci-fi space adventure, including...

Summer School (1987)

Summer School

    • PG-13
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some.

    The Lost Boys (1987)

    The Lost Boys

    • 72%
    • R
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession.

    Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

    Adventures In Babysitting

    • 77%
    • PG-13
    • 102 min
    • Action

    Chris has a big night out planned when her boyfriend cancels on her. She agrees to babysit for a pre-teen girl and a pubescent boy. She's settled in for a dull night when a girlfriend calls her to say she's marooned at a downtown bus station with very seedy characters around. The three plus one of the boy's friends get into the parents station wagon for a trip to the inner city. All is well till the flat tire.

    Lethal Weapon (1987)

    Lethal Weapon

    • 84%
    • R
    • 112 min
    • Action

    The first in a series of four Lethal Weapons. Mel Gibson plays an emotionally off-balanced undercover cop. His partner, Danny Glover, is good valued family man. The two opposite personalities become embroiled in a series of tense and exciting situations.

    Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

    Can't Buy Me Love

    • 48%
    • PG-13
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clic. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected.

    Raising Arizona (1987)

    Raising Arizona

    • 90%
    • PG-13
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    A childless couple unable to adopt decide that a couple who just had quintuplets won't mind if they steal one of the babies. Thus begins the Coen brothers' madcap romp RAISING ARIZONA. Holly Hunter stars as Ed, a cop who is devastated when she learns that she cannot get pregnant. Nicolas Cage is her husband, H.I., an ex-con who wants nothing more than to make his wife the happiest woman in the world. So if she wants a baby, she's going to have a baby, one way or another.

    Overboard (1987)

    Overboard

    • 50%
    • PG
    • 106 min
    • Comedy

    Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids.

    Moonstruck (1987)

    Moonstruck

    • 93%
    • PG
    • 102 min
    • Comedy

    Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. (To which Rose...

    Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

    Good Morning, Vietnam

    • 89%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Comedy

    A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on it's ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.

    Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

    Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

      • NONE
      • 84 min
      • Comedy

      A sequel/remake of the film The Evil Dead. A young man named Ash takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin, and plays back a professor's tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor's daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one...

      Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

      Planes, Trains & Automobiles

        • R
        • 93 min
        • Comedy

        All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, Shower Curtain Ring Salesman and all-around blabbermouth, who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal....

        The Monster Squad (1987)

        The Monster Squad

        • 53%
        • PG-13
        • 82 min
        • Action

        Young kids form a club that is devoted to monsters, but soon get more than they bargained for when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

        Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

        Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

        • 8%
        • PG-13
        • 98 min
        • Comedy

        The members of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity travel to Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference. They'll have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas, if they want to maintain their self-respect -- and, of course, if they want to get anywhere with the pretty girls!

        Mannequin (1987)

        Mannequin

        • 22%
        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

        A charming romantic comedy starring Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink), Kim Cattrall ("Sex and the City"), Meshach Taylor ("Designing Women"), Estelle Getty ("The Golden Girls") and James Spader (Stargate), Mannequin is more than the sum of its fiberglass body parts… it's all heart!

        Creepshow 2 (1987)

        Creepshow 2

        • 30%
        • R
        • 92 min
        • Horror

        Three more stories told from a comic book are presented by "The Creep." The first is about a dime store Indian that seeks revenge on those who killed the store owner. The second is about a carnivorous mass of pond scum that attacks four people on a raft. The final tale is about a rich woman who accidentally kills a hitchhiker while speeding home from an affair with a male prostitute.

        Bad Taste (1987)

        Bad Taste

        • 68%
        • R
        • 91 min
        • Comedy

        Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into there snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens?

        Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

        Harry and the Hendersons

        • 44%
        • PG
        • 110 min
        • Comedy

        Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this). As you guessed, it isn't dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear "Harry" to be, he's a friendly giant.

        The Secret of My Success (1987)

        The Secret of My Success

        • 58%
        • PG-13
        • 111 min
        • Comedy

        Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Believing that the best way to win her over is by posing as an executive, Brantley decides to take a position...