1988 Comedy Movies

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice

  • 81%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

After Barbara and Adam Maitland were killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peace is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetzs, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetzs away were unsuccessful. They eventually turn to another ghost 'Beetlejuice' for help.

Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America

  • 68%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Comedy

It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.

Mystic Pizza (1988)

Mystic Pizza

  • 78%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.

Action Jackson (1988)

Action Jackson

  • 10%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Action

Jericho "Action" Jackson is a Detroit police sergeant who was demoted from lieutenant for almost tearing the arm off of sexually violent sociopath Sean Dellaplane, whose father is Peter Dellaplane, a major car manufacturer. But Dellaplane himself is violent as well. Dellaplane kills his wife Patrice by shooting her. And then he plants her body in Jackson's apartment, framing Jackson. Dellaplane w

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

A Fish Called Wanda

  • 96%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Comedy

Sexy American diamond lover Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis, and her boyfriend Otto, Kline, are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach, played masterfuly by Cleese.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

  • 47%
  • PG-13
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

A goofy, campy, poke at puritanism and a sly wink at a host of horror films, ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK is much more fun than it has any right to be. Dreaming of financing her own show in Las Vegas, Elvira leaves Hollywood in her customized "Macabremoblie" to claim what she thought was an inheritance. However, upon arriving in Fallwell, MA, all she finds is two drooling yokels, an overzealous morality brigade and a creepy great-uncle with more on his mind than long-lost relatives. With her...

Big (1988)

Big

  • 96%
  • PG
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

A young boy makes a wish at a fairground machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that his wish has been granted and his body has grown older over night. But he is still the same 12 year old kid on the inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown ups including getting a job, and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

  • 75%
  • PG-13
  • 88 min
  • Comedy

A kampy, kult favorite! After a meteor plunges to Earth, young lovers Mike and Debbie discover a circus tent-spacecraft piloted by grinning, red-nosed aliens. The klown passengers are not happy makers of merriment however, but instead demented homicidal aliens with rather unique ways of killing their victims (acid pie, anyone?), who methodically preserve tasty human treats in cotton candy cocoons. Naturally, the kruel killer klowns kreate khaos for the kops, until someone discovers the aliens'...

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Crocodile Dundee II

  • 12%
  • PG
  • 110 min
  • Action

Mick and Sue continue where they left off in "'Crocodile' Dundee". New York gangsters are pursuing Sue, so for her safety, Mick takes her back to Oz. When the gangsters follow them, Mick demonstrates his outback skills once more.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    • PG
    • 103 min
    • Animation

    'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation.

    High Spirits (1988)

    High Spirits

    • 18%
    • PG-13
    • 99 min
    • Comedy

    When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts.

    Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

    Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

      • R
      • 80 min
      • Comedy

      Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. She has an old fashioned approach as to how camp should be, and an old familiar deadly way of making sure that those who don't follow her rules don't get to come back next summer.

      Fright Night Part II (1988)

      Fright Night Part II

        • R
        • 104 min
        • Horror

        Four vampires move into a large house in an American town. Led by the seducive Regina, they seem to be particularly interested in Charlie and his girlfriend Alex, since Charlie killed Regina's brother. Charlie is bitten by her and transformed into a vampire. She kidnaps him and takes him to the house. Is this the end for Charlie?

        The Great Outdoors (1988)

        The Great Outdoors

        • 40%
        • PG
        • 91 min
        • Comedy

        Suburbanite Chet Ripley takes his family to a lakeside resort for what he thinks will be a quiet vacation away from it all. But then his snobby brother-in-law Roman Craig shows up with his snooty brood, and unexpected mishaps ensue. The two families try to get along … but they didn't count on Mother Nature stepping in to add her two cents.

        Twins (1988)

        Twins

        • 38%
        • PG
        • 105 min
        • Comedy

        Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks when Julius discovers that he has a brother and begins looking for him.

        Vampire's Kiss (1988)

        Vampire's Kiss

        • 62%
        • R
        • 103 min
        • Comedy

        A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.

        The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)

        The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad

          • PG-13
          • 85 min
          • Action

          A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series 'Police Squad'. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always 'gets his man'. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player.

          The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

          The Unbearable Lightness of Being

          • 95%
          • R
          • 171 min
          • Drama

          Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever.

          Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

          Return of the Living Dead Part II

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Comedy

            The horror begins as mysterious barrels bounce off an army transport and land near a new housing development and an abandoned cemetary. Mischievous neighborhood boys open the barrels, unaware of the evil within. A green vapor escapes, turning the living into zombies and the dead into human-preying nightmares.

            Working Girl (1988)

            Working Girl

            • 84%
            • R
            • 115 min
            • Comedy

            Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss.