Movies in the Comedy genre

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Princess Bride, The

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." When William Goldman wrote those words, he did not intend for them to become a fragment of '80s pop culture. When Mandy Patinkin spoke those words, he didn't expect his every i...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 1987-09-25
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Mel Smith, ...
City Lights

In 1927, with much fanfare, The Jazz Singer was released. As every movie-lover knows, this otherwise unremarkable motion picture possessed one crucial asset: it was the first film to use recorded sound, and ushered in the "talkie" era. The trans...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers, ...
This Is Spinal Tap

Good comedy stands the test of time. Two of the funniest movies I recall seeing arrived in theaters during the early 1980s. One, Airplane, a spoof of the Airport series (and disaster movies in general), has withered on the vine of changing times....

Run Time: 1:22
U.S. Release Date: 1984-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, ...
Fish Called Wanda, A

When it comes to comedians, everyone has their favorite. Mine is John Cleese. In fact, he has held that place in my esteem since the first time I watched an episode of Fawlty Towers on PBS, some twenty years ago. Up to that point, I knew Cle...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 1988-07-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Charles Crichton
Cast: Kevin Kline, John Cleese, Michael Palin, ...
Apartment, The

What is it they say about real estate? Location, location, location. That's certainly the case with the flat of C. C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) in Billy Wilder's The Apartment. Viewed by many as one of the best comedies to come out of the 1960s (it wa...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, ...
Monty Python's the Life of Brian

Each of the three "official" Monty Python movies has its own distinguishing quality. The first, 1975's Monty Python and The Holy Grail, is arguably the funniest and (in some ways) the silliest. The last, 1983's The Meaning of Life, is the most un...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 1979-08-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Terry Jones
Cast: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, ...
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

One of the questions I am frequently asked by e-mail is "What is your favorite comedy?" In a horse race that's almost too close to call, I have decided upon A Fish Called Wanda, followed closely by The Life of Brian, then Monty Python and the Holy...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Cast: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, ...
Dr. Strangelove

When you consider the history of motion pictures, certain watershed films leap to mind -- productions which have left their mark on the craft. Without a doubt, one of those is Stanley Kubrik's 1964 masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove (or, as it's subtitl...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Situations, Mature Themes)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, ...
Time Bandits

Ever wondered what Dorothy's trip along the Yellow Brick Road might have been like if, instead of traveling with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, she had been accompanied by H.G. Welles, Roald Dahl, and Monty Python? Or how C.S. ...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1981-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, ...
Manhattan

There are three kinds of Woody Allen movies: the comedies, the dramas, and the hybrids. Manhattan, which many critics believe to be Allen's most complete motion picture, belongs solidly in the third category - it has plenty of humorous lines (some...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 1979-03-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, ...