Tagged: Comedy

The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy filmmaking and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. In fact, that is why they are re-booting the hell out of them right now. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Howard Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. Apparently “Ghostbusters” is still so popular that people are awaiting the third in the trilogy to come out any day now. Pee-Wee also scored big laughs on the big screen in two separate films, as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks did some of their funniest movies in the 80s. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.

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Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero Quote: “Well I’m sorry to disappoint you but you’re gonna live to enjoy all the glorious fruits life has got to offer – acne, shaving, premature ejaculation… and your first divorce.” – Jack Slater Arnold Schwarzenegger considered “Last Action Hero” the beginning of the end of his...

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Arachnophobia (1990)

Arachnophobia Quote: “In my opinion, Dr. Metcalf isn’t aware of the difference between his ass and a hole in the ground” – Margaret Hollins When “Arachnophobia” was released in in 1990, advertisers were uncertain as to whether they should market the film as a thriller or a comedy. Therefore, television spots...

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The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies Quote: “Kids suck!” – Mama Fratelli Was Chunk fat-shamed or fat-famed? Does foreclosure really need to be explained? What’s the proper etiquette for wishing well coin collection? And does One-Eyed Willy’s hoard count as buried treasure or a fortune lost at sea? Gene and Big D fight for...

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China Quote: “When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right...

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski Quote: “Obviously you’re not a golfer” — The Dude Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of...

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Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs Quote: “I knew it. I’m surrounded by assholes! [Dark Helmet pulls his face shield down] Keep firing, assholes!” – Dark Helmet Spaceballs wins our Best of John Candy category, bringing Roger and Gene together against Big D for the first time ever. Hop aboard the Spaceball One as we...

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Real Genius (1985)

Real Genius Quote: “It is God!” – Kent A deliciously young Val Kilmer, an even more delicious young Sarah Jessica Parker (played by Gabriel Jarret), a billion lasers, boring montages, horny cosmetologists, unreal liquid nitrogen, unbelievable penis hammering, Jesus in the teeth, Tear for Fears, and the most famous popcorn...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quote: “Cricket? Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket!” – Raphael Did you know 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the highest grossing independent film of all time? It was. Did you know creature master Jim Henson lent his magic...