Comedy

101 Reykjavík

(2000)
68
01 Jun 2000
? NOT RATED
88 min
Hallgrímur Helgason (novel), Baltasar Kormákur
9 wins & 11 nominations.
Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, moves in with them for Christmas. On New Year's Eve, while his mother is away, Hlynur finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having sex with her. He soon finds out he and his mother are sharing more than a house. Eventually he must find out where he fits into the puzzle, and how to live life less selfishly.

2 Guns

(2013)
55
02 Aug 2013
? R
109 min
Blake Masters (screenplay), Steven Grant (based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by)
2 wins.
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

2001 Maniacs

(2005)
13 Jul 2006
? R
87 min
Chris Kobin, Tim Sullivan
1 nomination.
While traveling on vacation to Florida, the college friends Anderson Lee, Cory Jones and Nelson Elliot meet the gorgeous Joey and Kat in a gas station traveling with their gay friend Ricky to the same location. Anderson gives his phone number to Joey in Florida. The teenagers decide to take a shortcut and they find a detour through an old road leading to the Southern town of Pleasant Valley. They are welcomed by the local Mayor Buckman as guests of honor together with Joey, Kat, Ricky and the Afro-American biker Malcolm and his Chinese girlfriend Leah and invited to stay for their Guts and Glory Jubilee with free lodging, meals and booze at Granny Boone's hotel, and dancing, games and a mouth-watering barbecue in the climax of the jubilee. The group accepts the invitation but sooner they find who will supply the meat for the feast.

2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

(2010)
29 Apr 2010
? R
84 min
Chris Kobin (screenplay), Tim Sullivan (screenplay), Christopher Tuffin (screenplay)
N/A
When this year's round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts N' Glory Jamboree, the residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic carnival on the road ...

24 Hour Party People

(2002)
85
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20 Sep 2002
? R
117 min
Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay)
1 win & 12 nominations.
In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

A Bucket of Blood

(1959)
21 Oct 1959
? APPROVED
66 min
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
N/A
A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.

Airplane!

(1980)
02 Jul 1980
? PG
88 min
Jim Abrahams (written for the screen by), David Zucker (written for the screen by), Jerry Zucker (written for the screen by)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Alan Partridge

(2013)
66
27 Feb 2014
? R
90 min
Peter Baynham (based upon characters created by), Peter Baynham (screenplay), Steve Coogan (based upon characters created by), Steve Coogan (screenplay), Neil Gibbons (screenplay), Rob Gibbons (screenplay), Armando Iannucci (based upon characters created by), Armando Iannucci (screenplay), Patrick Marber (based upon characters created by)
1 win & 7 nominations.
Radio DJ Alan Partridge is facing uncertain times with his radio station being taken over by a corporate conglomerate. He makes things worse when he talks down a colleague after a promise to talk him up. The colleague handles things badly and takes the radio station into his own hands, literally, by taking them all hostage. Envisioning all his action heroes in his head, Alan is going to save the day by becoming a go-between for the Scotland Yard. His method though will put himself and others in harm's way because Alan Partridge just can't keep his mouth shut.

American Graffiti

(1973)
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01 Sep 1973
? PG
110 min
George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations.
It's the proverbial end of the summer 1962 in a small southern California town. It's the evening before best friends and recent high school graduates, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, are scheduled to leave town to head to college back east. Curt, who received a lucrative local scholarship, is seen as the promise that their class holds. But Curt is having second thoughts about leaving what Steve basically sees as their dead end town. Curt's beliefs are strengthened when he spots an unknown beautiful blonde in a T-bird who mouths the words "I love you" to him. As Curt tries to find that blonde while trying to get away from a local gang who have him somewhat hostage, Curt may come to a decision about his immediate future. Outgoing class president Steve, on the other hand, wants to leave, despite meaning that he will leave girlfriend, head cheerleader and Curt's sister, Laurie Henderson, behind. Steve and Laurie spend the evening "negotiating" the state of their relationship. Meanwhile, two of their friends cruise around town for the evening. Steve has left his car to meek and mild-mannered Terry "Toad" Fields to look after during his absence. The wheels give Toad a new sense of confidence, which he uses to try and impress Debbie Dunham, a more experienced girl generally out of his league. And John Milner, who is seen as the king of the street race in his souped-up yellow deuce coupe, tries to get rid of precocious pre-teen, Carol Morrison, who has somehow become his passenger for the evening, while dealing with the challenge of bold out-of-towner, Bob Falfa.

American Splendor

(2003)
90
12 Sep 2003
? R
101 min
Harvey Pekar (comic book series American Splendor), Joyce Brabner (comic book series Our Cancer Year), Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 43 nominations.
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

An American Werewolf in London

(1981)
60
21 Aug 1981
? R
97 min
John Landis
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

An American Werewolf in Paris

(1997)
31
25 Dec 1997
? R
105 min
John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns, Tom Stern, Anthony Waller
3 wins & 1 nomination.
An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

(2004)
63
09 Jul 2004
? PG-13
94 min
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
1 win & 9 nominations.
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the '70s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Angel-A

(2005)
48
21 Dec 2005
? R
91 min
Luc Besson
N/A
André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn't repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André's creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty.

Barbarella

(1968)
10 Oct 1968
? PG
98 min
Jean-Claude Forest (comic "Barbarella"), Claude Brulé (collaborating writer), Terry Southern (screenplay), Roger Vadim (screenplay), Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, Jean-Claude Forest
1 nomination.
After an in-flight anti-gravity striptease (masked by the film's opening titles), Barbarella, a 41st century astronaut, lands on the planet Lythion and sets out to find the evil Durand Durand in the city of Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Exessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an accomplished artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who, in her dream chamber, can make her fantasies take form, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which, via a poor victim struggling in its glass globe, dispenses Essance of Man. You can't help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what few clothes our heroine seemed to possess. Based on the popular French comic strip.

Barton Fink

(1991)
69
21 Aug 1991
? R
116 min
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations.
In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

(2014)
88
14 Nov 2014
? R
119 min
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver (play)
Won 4 Oscars. Another 179 wins & 264 nominations.
Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name and its two equally popular sequels. His association with the role took over his life, where Birdman is more renowned than "Riggan Thomson" the actor. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake what is his Broadway debut, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He is staking his name, what little artistic reputation that comes with that name and his life savings on the project, and as such will do anything needed to make the play a success. As he and Jake go through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues: needing to find a replacement for the integral supporting male role the night before the first preview; hiring the talented Broadway name, Mike Shiner, for that role, Mike who ends up being difficult to work with and who may end up overshadowing Riggan in the play; having to deal potentially with a lawsuit based on one of his actions to ensure success; needing to be there for his daughter, Sam, who he has hired to be his production assistant and who has just come out of drug rehab; and pleasing the New York Times critic, Tabitha Dickinson, who wants to use any excuse to give the play a scathing review which in turn would close the show after the opening night performance. But Riggan's biggest problem may be his own insecurities, which are manifested by him constantly hearing what he believes to be the truth from the voice of his Birdman character, who he often battles both internally and externally.

Black Pond

(2011)
11 Nov 2011
? N/A
83 min
Tom Kingsley (story), Will Sharpe (story), Will Sharpe
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
An ordinary British family and their friend are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Black Pond is an existential comedy drama starring two-time BAFTA winner Chris ...

Black Sheep

(2006)
62
29 Mar 2007
? NOT RATED
87 min
Jonathan King
5 wins & 5 nominations.
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Blazing Saddles

(1974)
73
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07 Feb 1974
? R
93 min
Mel Brooks (screenplay), Norman Steinberg (screenplay), Andrew Bergman (screenplay), Richard Pryor (screenplay), Alan Uger (screenplay), Andrew Bergman (story)
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor (Mel Brooks). Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff (Cleavon Little) in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.