1988 Comedy Movies (By Title)

American Playhouse Lemon Sky (1988)

"American Playhouse" Lemon Sky

    • PG-13
    • 106 min
    • Comedy

    An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?

    18 Again! (1988)

    18 Again!

    • 29%
    • PG
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and Vice Versa, produced in the late 1980s involving a similar plotline.

    976-EVIL (1988)

    976-EVIL

      • R
      • 92 min
      • Comedy

      People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.

      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.

      A New Life (1988)

      A New Life

        • PG-13
        • 104 min
        • Comedy

        Steve Giardino, an abrasive workaholic Wall Streeter, and his wife Jackie divorce after twenty-six years of marriage and find themselves thrust back into the dating world in middle age and in search of a new life.

        A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

        A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Comedy

          A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father.

          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

            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

            Alien from L.A. (1988)

            Alien from L.A.

              • PG
              • 87 min
              • Adventure

              Wanda is a shy plain girl with a very boring life. When her father, an archaeologist, disappears on an expedition, she flies out to look for him. She ends up in an underground world, where no one believes in a surface world. Except for the secret police, who think she and her fathers are spies.

              Aloha Summer (1988)

              Aloha Summer

                • PG
                • 98 min
                • Comedy

                It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays. Although they come from different backgrounds, they hang out together and shake up the island! They surf, dance, drink, fight and fall in love. As the summer approaches its end, they find themselves inseparable, friends for a lifetime...

                And God Created Woman (1988)

                And God Created Woman

                • 38%
                • R
                • 100 min
                • Comedy

                In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, who runs for state governor.

                Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

                Arthur 2: On the Rocks

                • 13%
                • PG
                • 113 min
                • Comedy

                Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer into marrying his daughter so he can gain entrée to Arthur's $750 million fortune.

                Beach Balls (1988)

                Beach Balls

                  • R
                  • 77 min
                  • Comedy

                  Charlie Harrison dreams of being a rock star and, with the help of friends and a gang of local toughs, he arranges a concert in his house for a big time record producer, or at least that is what Charlie thought he was arranging. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

                  Beaches (1988)

                  Beaches

                  • 29%
                  • PG-13
                  • 123 min
                  • Comedy

                  When the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Fransisco rich kid Hillary meet in a holiday resort in Atlantic City, it marks the start of a lifetime friendship between them. The two keep in touch through letters for a number of years until Hillary, now a successful lawyer moves to New York to stay with struggling singer CC. The movie shows the various stages of their friendship and their romances including their love for the same man.

                  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.

                  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?

                  Big Business (1988)

                  Big Business

                  • 31%
                  • PG
                  • 97 min
                  • Comedy

                  In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths.

                  Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

                  Big Top Pee-wee

                  • 35%
                  • PG
                  • 86 min
                  • Adventure

                  Paul Reubens stars as Pee-Wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-Wee, along with a outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, put on the best show ever.

                  Biloxi Blues (1988)

                  Biloxi Blues

                  • 81%
                  • PG-13
                  • 106 min
                  • Comedy

                  Based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, "Biloxi Blues" is the sequel to Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs." It takes up with the story of Eugene Jerome as he is on his way to boot camp in Mississippi to train for WWII. He learns the hardships of war through boot camp, to accept other people's differences, falls in love and loses his virginity to a prostitute. He and the other young men must endure the rigorous training and abuse from their drill sergeant played by Christopher Walken.

                  Brain Damage (1988)

                  Brain Damage

                    • R
                    • 86 min
                    • Comedy

                    Brian is a young man who is bitten by Aylmer, a mutant parasite who devours human brains. Boy and monster become symbiotically attached, since every time Aylmer feasts on a new victim, he injects Brian with a drug-like substance that propels him into a hallucinogenic state.