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Comedy Movies of 1980


Walter Matthau plays a CIA agent who's been confined by office politics to a desk job. The disgruntled Matthau quits the service and heads to Europe, ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Smokey and the Bandit II

Former stuntman Hal Needham made his directorial debut ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Peter Ustinov plays the talented detective in San Francisco who attempts, with help/hindrance from his clumsy grandson (Richard Hatch), to ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


Based on the long-running comic strip created by E.C. Segar (and less on the animated cartoons created by Max ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


The smash success Caddyshack became a prototype for countless other wacky T&A-tinged teen comedies ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Where the Buffalo Roam

Based on the writings and experiences of "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Where ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


Roger Moore took a brief vacation from playing James Bond in this witty adventure drama. Rufus Excalibur ffolkes ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Nine to Five

Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda), a housewife whose ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living

Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James share star-billing with Jessica ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Stir Crazy

After the excellent audience response to their teaming in Silver Streak, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor reunited for this zany comedy. Wilder and Pryor play a couple of ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

The Serial

There are no cliff-hanging moments in Serial, but there's plenty of laughs ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


In this dark and sometimes sad comedy, Dominick -- an extremely obese man -- is pushed by his sister Antoinette to shed a few pounds lest he end up dead like his cousin. To do so, she helps him enroll in the ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Flash Gordon

Heroic earthling Flash Gordon saves the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Seems Like Old Times

For the first (and thus far the only) time in his career, Chevy Chase plays a genuinely sympathetic character in Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times. This ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy stars Clint Eastwood (who also directed) as the impresario of a ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Wholly Moses!

A broadly farcical comedy that attempts to ape the wickedly funny, Bible-spoofing humor of the previous year's Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), this all-star rib-tickler top-lines ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

M*A*S*H: Season 09

After a late start thanks to a Hollywood writer's ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

The Blues Brothers

Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

The Nude Bomb

Maxwell Smart, the infamous Agent 86 from the ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Grown Ups

Made for British television by filmmaker Mike Leigh, Grown Ups is a detailed slice-of-life drama about a married, working-class couple in Canterbury, England. The film begins with the young ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body

In this variety show featuring Three's Company star John Ritter, an all-star cast including Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Howard Hesseman, and ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Used Cars

Used Cars is one of Robert Zemeckis' pre-Roger Rabbit and pre-Forrest Gump efforts starring Kurt Russell is a ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Herbie Goes Bananas

In the fourth installment of the "Herbie" series of Volkswagen Bug fantasies, the magical car has lost a lot of its sheen as it is retreaded into a journey through Central America. D.J. (Charles Martin Smith) and ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Oh, Heavenly Dog!

Any comedy should be suspect when the lead character, in this case Benjamin Browning, is played both by an actor (Chevy Chase) and a lovable dog (Benji). ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

There Goes the Bride

Retrograde even at the time of its 1980 release, this filmed version of the mid-'70s play by the same title stars Tom Smothers as Timothy Westerby, the bumbling father of the bride, and his imaginary dance partner, Polly (Twiggy). ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

The Private Eyes

Tim Conway as Dr. Tart and Don Knotts as Inspector Winship play two bumbling Scotland Yard investigators out to solve a double murder in this send-up of film noir and the mystery story. The ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Hero at Large

John Ritter plays an unsuccessful actor who takes a job posing as comic-book hero Captain ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Oh, God! Book II

In this mild sequel to the 1977 appearance of George Burns as God, ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Divine Madness!

Bette Midler's wildly funny and theatrical stage show is preserved on the big screen in this concert film shot in ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Jane Austen in Manhattan

The Ismail Merchant-James Ivory team generated this account of a ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


Roadie is a showbiz saga about the working slobs who make live pop-music performances happen. Texas good ol' boy Travis W. Redfish ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Three's Company: Season 05

Although Three's Company was still one of America's most popular sitcoms during its fifth season, there was little reason to celebrate on the set of the ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

La Cage Aux Folles II

Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin (Michel Serrault), the internationally popular homosexual couple from La Cage Aux Folles, return in this sequel directed by Edouard Molinaro. In this go-round, Renato and Albin find ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

The Hollywood Knights

Fran Drescher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tony Danza are the most notable aspects of this forgettable teen drama that features a gang of youths in a car club who decide to battle it out with the establishment ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

In an unfunny, scattered sequel to their successful Up in Smoke, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong reprise their roles as carefree men who do inhale. But this time ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Rising Damp

Leonard Rossiter stars in the madcap British farce Rising Damp, as Rupert Rigsby, the bigoted and conniving landlord of a dingy flophouse ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Forbidden Zone

Oingo Boingo fans and midnight movie mavens will love this bizarre black-and-white feature packed with music, madness, and members of the Elfman clan. The story revolves around the ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Private Lessons

Penned by Dan Greenburg, Private Lessons details the plight of a rich, fifteen-year-old boy (Eric Brown) whose French maid (Sylvia Kristel of the Emmanuelle series) is hired to teach him the finer points of l'amour. A contrived subplot ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Cafe Express

This entertaining, light comedy is carried on the shoulders of Nino Manfredi, who plays a gypsy coffee vendor illegally selling expresso on trains. Inventive, creative, and needing to stay several steps ahead ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Soap: Season 04

The death of Jessica Tate (Katherine Helmond) was the big shocker at the end of Soap's third season. So imagine everyone's ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Midnight Madness

The crux of this limited, juvenile comedy is a complex game that begins at midnight and ends by morning. Of main interest is the fact that a young Michael J. Fox plays one of the ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Sitting Ducks

In this enjoyable comedy, an outlandish heist of mobster money, taken by Simon (Michael Emil) the syndicate's ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Up the Academy

A teen comedy that does not quite rise to the level of that age group, this uninspired story features Ron Liebman ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Paciorki Jednego Rózanca

The 116 minutes of the Polish Beads of One Rosary passes rather quickly and pleasantly, even though the cast is ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


This low-budget sci-fi parody pokes fun at such "space ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

An Evening with Lewis Grizzard

Each installment of An Evening With presents a performer, band, group, or other public ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Getting Wasted

When the drug craze of the '60s invades the straight-laced world of a military academy, a group of young cadets turn the ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

The Golden Honeymoon

First telecast February 4, 1980, Golden Honeymoon is an easygoing adaptation of the Ring Lardner short story. ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]


No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Bob Newhart is a marathon runner in this sprightly made-for-TV ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Pray TV

In this socially conscious, satirical made-for-television ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Skateboard Madness

A handful of legendary West Coast skateboarders are captured at the top of their game in this blend of action and comedy. A photographer (Kurt "Mellow Cat" Ledterman) has been told to find something new and exciting to cover for his ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Spaced Out

In this sophomoric sci-fi parody of sci-fi movies, a group of curvaceous space aliens travel from Betelgeuse (the location of their home planet) to Earth in ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Urusei Yatsura [Anime Series]

This classic sci-fi comedy series follows the exploits of Ataru, the most bumbling, lecherous fool ever to walk the halls of his high school. Ataru's family always seems too exhausted ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

We're Going to Eat You!

Following up on his debut outing Butterfly Killers, Tsui Hark spins this gory and ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Rudy Ray Moore: Rude

Blaxploitation godfather Rudy Ray Moore performs his raunchy standup routine before a live audience in this concert film. Those who are familiar with Moore's records and ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Las Siete Magnificas

When one of the wealthiest men on the planet places an international ad seeking seven remarkable women with whom to share his vast fortune, every eligible woman on the planet sets out to impress the eccentric millionaire ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Classic Country Comedy

Country television producer Jim Owens digs deep into his vaults to offer some of the best ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Taxi: Season 03

Although Taxi had built up a loyal band of followers ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Las Tentadoras

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Betty Boop for President: The Movie

The Fleischer Brothers' classic character Betty Boop stars in this animated musical comedy that finds the squeaky-voiced lass landing herself in the Oval Office as the United States' ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Harry Shearer: Now You See It

He's left audiences doubled over with appearances on Saturday Night Live and kept the laughs coming with his hilarious HBO specials, and now notorious funnyman Harry Shearer compiles a variety of his most memorable ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

Why Did You Pick on Me?

Bud Spencer and Cary Guffey reprise the roles they originated in 1979's ... [ Comedy movie - 1980 ]

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