1988 Comedy Movies

High Hopes (1988)

High Hopes

  • 100%
  • PG
  • 110 min
  • Comedy

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster...

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

    • R
    • 75 min
    • Comedy

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    Hot to Trot (1988)

    Hot to Trot

      • PG
      • 83 min
      • Comedy

      Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.

      Illegally Yours (1988)

      Illegally Yours

        • 102 min
        • Comedy

        Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a complicated web of murder, blackmail and perjury, and still trying to win over the girl of his dreams.

        Indiscreet (1988)

        Indiscreet

          • PG
          • 94 min
          • Comedy

          A British movie star falls for an American diplomat. Unfortunately, he is still married...or so she believes. It turns out that his claims of marriage are just a way of ensuring his bachelorhood.

          It Came from Somewhere Else (1988)

          It Came from Somewhere Else

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Comedy

            Howard Hassler's alien invasion film It Came From Somewhere Else concerns the effects of an alien invasion on the small Canadian border town of Grand Bosh. The befuddled sheriff is hardly able to function when confronted with citizens bursting into flame and body parts growing in farmers' fields. A group of high-school students believe they can save the town, but they can't even comprehend the force they are facing.

            It Takes Two (1988)

            It Takes Two

              • PG-13
              • 78 min
              • Comedy

              Travis is due to marry Stephanie in a few days when he is convinced by beautiful saleswoman Jonni to buy a fancy sports car. The car looks good, but it turns out to be a piece of junk. Travis is determined to get satisfaction and he and Jonni hit the road to confront the crooked car dealer. Meanwhile, Stephi waits for her groom to show up at the wedding. Written by Anonymous

              Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988)

              Itinerary of a Spoiled Child

                • Unrated
                • 135 min
                • Drama

                A foundling, raised in the circus, Sam Lion becomes a businessman after a trapeze accident. However, when he reaches fifty and becomes tired of his responsibilities and of his son Jean-Philippe, he decides to disappear at sea. However, he runs into Albert Duvivier, one of his former employees. He comes to realise that he has ignored the important things in his life.

                Kimagure orenji rĂ´do

                  • Unrated
                  • 25 min
                  • Animation

                  Kyousuke Kasuga is a completely normal Japanese high school student, with two very big problems. The first is his complete and utter inability to choose between two girls, the bright, bubbly, and overbearing Hikaru, and the moody, beautiful, Madoka. The second problem... well... he has telekinesis, and doesn't want anybody to know about it. Written by Mike Toole <[email protected]>

                  Kuutamosonaatti (1988)

                  Kuutamosonaatti

                    • Unrated
                    • 86 min
                    • Comedy

                    A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and goes to Finland's Lappland (a wilderness region in Northern Finland, better known as the home of Santa Claus) for a vacation. Little does she know that there's a totally lunatic bunch of local hillbillies living in a nearby farmhouse. The plot thickens as one of the residents begins to harass Anni, who is left alone in the wilderness with only her dog to protect her. Too bad...

                    La lectrice (1988)

                    La lectrice

                      • R
                      • 98 min
                      • Comedy

                      A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, Constance decides to do the same. Here the film takes on a kaleidoscopic effect as the lives of Constance and Marie become merged, making it hard to distinguish what is real and what is fantasy. This structure is further complicated when the lives of...

                      Laura Lansing Slept Here (1988)

                      Laura Lansing Slept Here

                        • Unrated
                        • 100 min
                        • Comedy

                        With a glittering cast that includes Katharine Hepburn and Karen Austin in lead roles, Laura Lansing Slept Here is a humorous family movie. Hepburn plays Laura Lansing, a novelist who undergoes an identity crisis as, despite her fame and fortune, she feels something is missing from her life. Entering into a quest to return a degree of normalcy to her life, Lansing's attempts provide many comedic moments, as well as a salient lesson for the famous author.

                        Life is a Long Quiet River (1988)

                        Life is a Long Quiet River

                          • Unrated
                          • 90 min
                          • Comedy

                          Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even delinquent) children, often hungry, but with lots of laughter in the house. Written by <[email protected]>

                          Lucky Stiff (1988)

                          Lucky Stiff

                            • PG
                            • 82 min
                            • Comedy

                            Ron Douglas has no luck in women, and when his bride runs away on their wedding day, he goes on holiday up in the mountains, only to be reminded more of his misery when placed in the honey-moon wing of the hotel. However he finds love with Cynthia, a beautiful blonde, and his self esteem improves. Cynthia invites him for Christmas dinner, and he accepts, only to meet Cynthia's eccentric cannibal family, and finds out HE is the main course.

                            Manifesto (1988)

                            Manifesto

                              • 96 min
                              • Comedy

                              In a small European country, the king is scheduled to visit a small, quiet and "safe" village. It turns out that while the village may indeed be small, it's neither as quiet nor as safe as it's expected to be.

                              Maybe Baby (1988)

                              Maybe Baby

                                • PG-13
                                • 100 min
                                • Comedy

                                For a happily married man changes his life completely and he finds himself in distress when his wife decides to have a baby after several years of marriage. Written by Volker Boehm

                                Me and Him (1988)

                                Me and Him

                                  • R
                                  • 93 min
                                  • Comedy

                                  A man's enthusiastic penis starts talking to him, getting him into awkward situations and convincing everyone he tells that he's completely insane. Written by Keith Tyler <[email protected]>

                                  Moon Over Parador (1988)

                                  Moon Over Parador

                                  • 42%
                                  • PG-13
                                  • 103 min
                                  • Comedy

                                  Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator.

                                  Neco z Alenky (1988)

                                  Neco z Alenky

                                    • 86 min
                                    • Animation

                                    A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. The original story is followed reasonably faithfully, though those familiar with this director's other films won't be the least bit surprised by the numerous digressions into Svankmajer territory, living slabs of meat and all. As the opening narration says, it's a film made for children... perhaps?

                                    Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988)

                                    Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

                                      • G
                                      • 89 min
                                      • Comedy

                                      It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare presided over by the story's author, Jean Shepherd, in hilariously unconvincing movie makeup. Ralph's dad hardly can wait for the family's upcoming fishing vacation in Michigan at the movie title's resort but will have to drive their old car through a sea of troubles to get there....