Movies like History Of The World: Part I 1981

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

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1 Airplane II: The Sequel 1982

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Ken Finkleman

Writer:

Ken Finkleman

Country:

United States of America
6.2

2 Airplane! 1980

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.

Genre:

Comedy

Writers:

Jim Abrahams (written for the screen by), David Zucker (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

3 Blazing Saddles 1974

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

Genres:

Western, Comedy

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writers:

Mel Brooks (screenplay), Norman Steinberg (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

4 The Blues Brothers 1980

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Genres:

Music, Comedy, Action, Crime

Director:

John Landis

Country:

United States of America
7.9

5 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can be the first to swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy

Director:

Frank Oz

Country:

United States of America
7.4

6 Trading Places 1983

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

John Landis

Country:

United States of America
7.5

7 Caddyshack 1980

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Harold Ramis

Country:

United States of America
7.3

8 Fletch 1985

A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch goes undercover as a homeless man. Unaware of Fletch's true identity, businessman Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch $50,000 to kill him. Intrigued, Fletch decides to unearth the full story behind the offer.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Gregory McDonald (novel), Andrew Bergman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

10 The Jerk 1979

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writers:

Steve Martin (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

11 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye, Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

Genres:

Comedy, Mystery

Director:

Carl Reiner

Country:

United States of America
6.9

12 Young Frankenstein 1974

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writers:

Gene Wilder (screen story and screenplay), Mel Brooks (screen story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

13 A Fish Called Wanda 1988

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Directors:

Charles Crichton, John Cleese (uncredited)

Writers:

John Cleese (story), Charles Crichton (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

14 Fierce Creatures 1997

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. However, the keepers are less enthusiastic about complying with these demands.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.4

15 Mafia! 1998

Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Jim Abrahams

Country:

United States of America
5.6

16 The Return Of The Pink Panther 1975

The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources – himself and his Asian manservant – to reveal the identity of 'The Phantom'.

Genres:

Mystery, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.1

17 Sgt. Bilko 1996

The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Sergeant Ernie Bilko is the leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the armed forces.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Nat Hiken (television series), Andy Breckman

Country:

United States of America
5.9

18 Murder By Death 1976

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Robert Moore

Writer:

Neil Simon

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 Top Secret! 1984

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

Genre:

Comedy

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

20 The Producers 1967

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and what can be a more certain flop than a tasteless musical celebrating Hitler.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writer:

Mel Brooks

Country:

United States of America
7.6

21 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie 1996

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. Will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits?

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Jim Mallon

Country:

United States of America
7.3

22 Animal House 1978

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

John Landis

Country:

United States of America
7.5

23 It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Stanley Kramer

Writers:

William Rose (story), Tania Rose (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

24 ¡three Amigos! 1986

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Genres:

Comedy, Western, Adventure

Director:

John Landis

Country:

United States of America
6.5