1989 Comedy Movies

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

  • 77%
  • PG
  • 90 min
  • Adventure

With only a few days before their high-school graduation, Bill S. Preston, esquire and Ted 'Theodore' Logan are doomed to flunk out of school. The history teacher, Mr. Ryan, decides to give Bill and Ted a chance. If they can ace an oral exam on the topic of how a famous historical personality might react to modern times, they will be allowed to pass. If not, Ted's father will place Ted in military school, thereby disbanding the Wild Stallyns, the heavy metal band that was formed by Bill and...

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Steel Magnolias

  • 65%
  • PG
  • 117 min
  • Drama

Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon.

Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle...

Heathers (1989)

Heathers

    • R
    • 103 min
    • Comedy

    A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics.

    Ghostbusters II (1989)

    Ghostbusters II

    • 51%
    • PG
    • 102 min
    • Action

    Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew....

    Major League (1989)

    Major League

    • 81%
    • R
    • 107 min
    • Comedy

    An exotic dancer marries the owner of a baseball club. He does not survive the honeymoon and she is in control of his ball club. Looking at a small stadium, she wants to move to warmer climes where some new stadiums have been built, but her lease has only one escape clause, poor attendance. She fields the worst team she can find. The attitude of the owner gives the misfits and losers something to rally around and they fight back.

    Back to the Future Part II (1989)

    Back to the Future Part II

    • 64%
    • PG
    • 108 min
    • Adventure

    The second part of the trilogy begins as Doc, Marty and Jennifer take the time-traveling DeLorean into the year 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family. But Biff Tannen steals the time machine and gives his younger self a book containing 50 years of sports statistics, which the young Biff uses to amass an enormous gambling fortune and transform idyllic Hill Valley into a living hell. To restore the present, Doc and Marty must return to the events of their previous adventure in...

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    • 75%
    • PG
    • 101 min
    • Adventure

    Rick Moranis stars as a preoccupied inventor who just can't seem to get his electr-magnetic shrinking machine to work. Then, when he accidently shrinks his kids down to 1/4-inch tall and tosses them out in the trash, the real adventure begins! Now the kids face incredible dangers as they try to make their way home through the jungle of their own backyard! Hurricane sprinklers! Dive-bombing bees! A runaway lawn mower and much, much more!

    The 'burbs (1989)

    The 'burbs

    • 46%
    • PG
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

    When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

    When Harry Met Sally...

      • R
      • 96 min
      • Comedy

      Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"

      Uncle Buck (1989)

      Uncle Buck

      • 64%
      • PG
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      Uncle Buck has a reputation for being unreliable and a bit of a house wrecker. It is therefore with reluctance, his sister-in-law agrees to leave Buck looking after the kids (two harmless youngsters and a rebelious teenager) when she visits her sick father.

      Say Anything (1989)

      Say Anything

        • PG-13
        • 100 min
        • Comedy

        An improbable couple meets after high school graduation and must deal with their friends, family, and other pressures just to stay together. Lloyd Dobler is an average kickboxer with a good heart but limited ambition. Diane Court is an aloof genius who is very closely protected by her father. When Diane gets a scholarship to study in England, she has a weighty decision to make.

        Parenthood (1989)

        Parenthood

        • 93%
        • PG-13
        • 124 min
        • Comedy

        The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

        Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

        Weekend at Bernie's

        • 50%
        • PG-13
        • 97 min
        • Comedy

        Two novice insurance agents attempt to cover up the fact that their boss has been murdered when they arrive at his beach house for a weekend party.

        Christmas Vacation (1989)

        Christmas Vacation

          • PG-13
          • 97 min
          • Comedy

          It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

          The Wizard (1989)

          The Wizard

          • 26%
          • PG
          • 100 min
          • Comedy

          Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in...

          Society (1989)

          Society

            • R
            • 99 min
            • Comedy

            Billy Warlock stars as Bill Whitney, the troubled scion of a wealthy Beverly Hills family. Feeling like an outcast his entire life, Bill begins seeing Dr. Cleveland (Ben Slack), a therapist who's trying to help him reconcile his conflicted feelings about his parents, who seem to lavish more attention on his sister Jenny (Patrice Jennings). Bill then discovers that his doubts have more of a foundation in reality than simple teen angst. After he receives a copy of an audio tape of horrific sounds...

            Harlem Nights (1989)

            Harlem Nights

            • 21%
            • R
            • 116 min
            • Comedy

            "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

            Loverboy (1989)

            Loverboy

            • 44%
            • PG-13
            • 98 min
            • Comedy

            Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. "Loverboy's" reputation soon makes him very popular, but when Mom Bodek suddenly feels like some extra anchovies, things are looking grim for young Randy

            Tango & Cash (1989)

            Tango & Cash

            • 39%
            • R
            • 104 min
            • Action

            Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

            Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

            Driving Miss Daisy

            • 81%
            • PG
            • 99 min
            • Comedy

            An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship...