1988 Comedy Movies (By Date)

Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

Torch Song Trilogy

    • R
    • 120 min
    • Comedy

    A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.

    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.

      Emma's Shadow (1988)

      Emma's Shadow

        • Unrated
        • 93 min
        • Comedy

        Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your child kidnapped, Emma decides to stage her own kidnapping. She soon meets Malthe, a kind-hearted, child-like, naïve sewer cleaner who literally stumbles on to her. She convinces Malthe that she is a Russian princess whose family is being...

        Ricky 1 (1988)

        Ricky 1

          • Unrated
          • 90 min
          • Comedy

          In this parody of the Rocky films, Ricky Wanero is a male gigolo and stripper who sets out to beat "The Champ" in the boxing ring.

          - Written by

          Anonymous

          Doin Time on Planet Earth (1988)

          Doin Time on Planet Earth

            • 85 min
            • Comedy

            Ryan Richmond is an eccentric teenager living with his mother, father, sister and brother in the Holiday Inn they own in Sunnyvale, Arizona, the prune capital of the world. Is it any wonder that he wants to go to Saudi Arabaia for college and leave Sunnyvale far, far behind? He spends his days at school with his sex-obsessed best friend Dan Forrester and lusts after Lisa Winston, the sexy lounge singer who his parents have hired to perform at the Holiday Inn. Stuck without a date for his...

            Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

            Hell Comes to Frogtown

            • 40%
            • R
            • 86 min
            • Action

            'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more...

            Richard Lewis: I'm Exhausted

              • Comedy
              Zombie vs. Ninja (1988)

              Zombie vs. Ninja

                • Unrated
                • 90 min
                • Action

                Ethan, a young man, is beaten while his father is killed by a group of thieves. With the help of an undertaker, Ethan trains in kung fu by fighting the dead. Meanwhile, an American Ninja, Dragon, must fend off against the thieves and their ninja henchmen. It is soon that Dragon and Ethan team up to defeat the thieves and the ninjas.

                The Prince of Pennsylvania

                  • R
                  • 87 min
                  • Action

                  There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back.

                  - Written by

                  Anonymous

                  Rabid Grannies (1988)

                  Rabid Grannies

                    • 90 min
                    • Horror

                    When given a demonic present by their black sheep nephew two kindly old grannies are transformed into demons who proceed to gorily knock-off their greedy relatives.

                    Touch of Death (1988)

                    Touch of Death

                      • Unrated
                      • 86 min
                      • Comedy

                      Lester Parson is a lonely gigolo who dates and kills off middle-aged women in ultra-gory fashion just for the pleasure of watching them die, as well as to take their money and jewelery as well as cook and eat their remains for his dinner.

                      - Written by

                      Anonymous

                      The Invisible Kid (1988)

                      The Invisible Kid

                        • PG
                        • 95 min
                        • Comedy

                        A nerdy teenage scientist discovers a formula for invisibility, and uses it to take revenge on all those who have wronged him--and also to spy on the girls' shower room.

                        The Couch Trip (1988)

                        The Couch Trip

                        • 43%
                        • R
                        • 97 min
                        • Comedy

                        The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.

                        A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)

                        A Taxing Woman's Return

                          • Unrated
                          • 127 min
                          • Comedy

                          Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher. Written by Reid Gagle

                          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.

                            For Keeps (1988)

                            For Keeps

                            • 22%
                            • PG-13
                            • 90 min
                            • Drama

                            Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's mother, who was left by her husband and had to bring up Darcy alone, nor Stan's catholic parents are very supportive and urge them to h

                            Crash Course (1988)

                            Crash Course

                              • Unrated
                              • 95 min
                              • Comedy

                              Some students taking driver's ed during the summer. Among the students is Riko, a cocky guy; Chad, a guy from a privileged background, who's terrified to get behind the wheel; Vanessa, who's over protective mom who wouldn't allow her to take the course, who went behind her back; and Maria, a spoiled foreign student. Now the principal wants the students to pass so he tells the instructor, who's still not over his wife leaving and is not exactly up to the task, that...

                              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.

                                Wait for Me in Heaven (1988)

                                Wait for Me in Heaven

                                  • Unrated
                                  • 106 min
                                  • Comedy

                                  Pepe Soriano plays a Madrid shopkeeper who is kidnapped by henchmen of Franco in this political comedy. After his kidnapping, he is forced to become the dictator's double for many official ceremonies. Due to his long and unexplained absence, Pepe's wife believes her husband has been abducted and killed, so she tries to reach her husband through spiritualism. After Pepe surprises her with a nocturnal visit, he tells her he will touch his ear to signal it is he and not Franco in public...

                                  Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

                                  Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

                                    • R
                                    • 80 min
                                    • Comedy

                                    When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they're forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the token they pinch has a devilish imp who makes their lives a living hell.