Comedy

101 Reykjavík
2000 01 Jun 2000 NOT RATED 88 min ComedyRomance
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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.
AWARDS
9 wins & 11 nominations.
WRITER
Hallgrímur Helgason (novel), Baltasar Kormákur
2 Guns
2013 02 Aug 2013 R 109 min ActionCrimeComedy
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Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
AWARDS
2 wins.
WRITER
Blake Masters (screenplay), Steven Grant (based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by)
2001 Maniacs
2005 13 Jul 2006 R 87 min ComedyHorror
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.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
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Chris Kobin, Tim Sullivan
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
2010 29 Apr 2010 R 84 min ComedyHorror
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 ...
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N/A
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Chris Kobin (screenplay), Tim Sullivan (screenplay), Christopher Tuffin (screenplay)
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24 Hour Party People
2002 20 Sep 2002 R 117 min DramaComedyBiography
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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
AWARDS
1 win & 12 nominations.
WRITER
Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay)
A Bucket of Blood
1959 21 Oct 1959 APPROVED 66 min ComedyHorror
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.
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N/A
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Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
Airplane!
1980 02 Jul 1980 PG 88 min Comedy
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
WRITER
Jim Abrahams (written for the screen by), David Zucker (written for the screen by), Jerry Zucker (written for the screen by)
Alan Partridge
2013 27 Feb 2014 R 90 min CrimeComedy
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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.
AWARDS
1 win & 7 nominations.
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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)
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American Graffiti
1973 01 Sep 1973 PG 110 min DramaComedyMusic
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.
AWARDS
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations.
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George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
American Splendor
2003 12 Sep 2003 R 101 min DramaComedyBiography
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An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 43 nominations.
WRITER
Harvey Pekar (comic book series American Splendor), Joyce Brabner (comic book series Our Cancer Year), Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
An American Werewolf in London
1981 21 Aug 1981 R 97 min FantasyComedyHorror
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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
AWARDS
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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John Landis
An American Werewolf in Paris
1997 25 Dec 1997 R 105 min FantasyComedyHorror
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An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.
AWARDS
3 wins & 1 nomination.
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John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns, Tom Stern, Anthony Waller
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2004 09 Jul 2004 PG-13 94 min Comedy
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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.
AWARDS
1 win & 9 nominations.
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Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Angel-A
2005 21 Dec 2005 R 91 min DramaFantasyComedy
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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.
AWARDS
N/A
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Luc Besson
Barbarella
1968 10 Oct 1968 PG 98 min FantasyComedyAdventure
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.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
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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
Barton Fink
1991 21 Aug 1991 R 116 min DramaComedy
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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.
AWARDS
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations.
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Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2014 14 Nov 2014 R 119 min DramaComedy
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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.
AWARDS
Won 4 Oscars. Another 179 wins & 264 nominations.
WRITER
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver (play)
Black Pond
2011 11 Nov 2011 N/A 83 min DramaThrillerComedy
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 ...
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
WRITER
Tom Kingsley (story), Will Sharpe (story), Will Sharpe
Black Sheep
2006 29 Mar 2007 NOT RATED 87 min Sci-FiComedyHorror
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
AWARDS
5 wins & 5 nominations.
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WRITER
Jonathan King
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Blazing Saddles
1974 07 Feb 1974 R 93 min ComedyWestern
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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.
AWARDS
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
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Mel Brooks (screenplay), Norman Steinberg (screenplay), Andrew Bergman (screenplay), Richard Pryor (screenplay), Alan Uger (screenplay), Andrew Bergman (story)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
2006 03 Nov 2006 R 84 min Comedy
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 28 nominations.
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Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay), Peter Baynham (screenplay), Dan Mazer (screenplay), Sacha Baron Cohen (story), Peter Baynham (story), Anthony Hines (story), Todd Phillips (story), Sacha Baron Cohen (based on a character created by)
Bride of Frankenstein
1935 19 Apr 1935 NOT RATED 75 min DramaComedyHorror
Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.
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Mary Shelley (suggested by: the original story written in 1816 by), William Hurlbut (adapted by), John L. Balderston (adapted by), William Hurlbut (screenplay)
Bubba Ho-Tep
2002 10 Oct 2003 R 92 min MysteryFantasyComedy
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Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.
AWARDS
7 wins & 9 nominations.
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Joe R. Lansdale (short story), Don Coscarelli (screenplay)
Cabin Fever
2002 12 Sep 2003 R 93 min ComedyHorror
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The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell.
AWARDS
2 wins & 11 nominations.
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Eli Roth, Randy Pearlstein, Eli Roth (story)
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Calvary
2014 11 Apr 2014 R 102 min DramaComedy
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Father James is a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessionals suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week's time as a matter of principle. Deeply troubled and conflicted about how to respond, Father James tries to go on with his calling through that week. However, that proves impossible as he is confronted with a troubling variety of spiritual challenges from both his estranged daughter and his own parishioners. In those dispiriting struggles, Father James' life begins to fall apart as time runs out towards a confrontation that seems to crystallize his values and what he wants his life to be.
AWARDS
9 wins & 27 nominations.
WRITER
John Michael McDonagh