Best Comedy Movies of 1973

1.

The Sting

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, John Heffernan, Dana Elcar, Jack Kehoe ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1973-12-25
2.

American Graffiti

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Manuel Padilla Jr. ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1973-08-01
3.

Sleeper

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Brian Avery, Don Keefer, Mews Small, Peter Hobbs, Spencer Milligan, John McLiam ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1973-12-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Hard Labour
4.

Hard Labour

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A quiet and put-upon house cleaner breaks her silence.

Starring: Liz Smith, Clifford Kershaw, Polly Hemingway, Bernard Hill, Alison Steadman, Vanessa Harris, Cyril Varley, Ben Kingsley, Linda Beckett, Alan Erasmus ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1973-03-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Hail
5.

Hail

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A presidential advisor discovers that the President has assembled a secret army of vigilantes to suppress dissent and is setting up concentration camps in which to imprison protestors, hippies and other "social undesirables."

Starring: Dan Resin, Richard B. Shull, Dick O'Neill, Ellen Faison ..
Directed by: Fred Levinson
Release date: 1973-07-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : Slither
6.

Slither

3.0
6.2/10 IMDB

While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys.

Starring: James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser, Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco, Stuart Nisbet, Len Lesser, Diana Darrin, Seamon Glass ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1973-03-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : I Love a Mystery
7.

I Love a Mystery

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Three insurance investigators search for a mysterious billionaire. Based on the Old Time Radio show of the same name.

Starring: Ida Lupino, David Hartman, Jack Weston, Don Knotts, Terry-Thomas, Les Crane, Hagan Beggs, Deanna Lund, Karen Jensen, Melodie Johnson ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1973-02-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The National Health
8.

The National Health

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

Peter Nichols adapted his own hit play to the screen, based on his experiences in hospitals. A riotous black comedy that's as timely today as ever, it contrasts the appalling conditions in a overcrowded London hospital with a soap opera playing on the televisions there. In an ingenious touch, the same actors appear in the "real" story as well as the "TV" one, thus blurring the distinctions even further. Jack Gould directs such outstanding British actors as Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Eleanor Bron, Jim Dale, Donald Sinden, Mervyn Johns, and, in only his second film, Bob Hoskins. The renowned Carl Davis composed the score.

Starring: Lynn Redgrave, Eleanor Bron, Jim Dale, Donald Sinden, Mervyn Johns, Bob Hoskins, Colin Blakely, Sheila Scott-Wilkenson, Neville Aurelius, Gillian Barge ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1973-03-06
9.

40 Carats

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

After an overnight fling with a man nearly 20 years her junior while vacationing in Greece, Ann Stanley returns to New York assuming she'll never see Peter Latham again. Until, that is, he shows up on her doorstep to take her daughter to a party. Despite her yearning for Peter and the encouragement of her friends and family, Ann initially rebuffs him when he pursues her, but slowly she yields to his charm and her own stifled emotions.

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Deborah Raffin, Billy Green Bush, Claudia Jennings, Nancy Walker, Don Porter, Rosemary Murphy ..
Directed by: Milton Katselas
Release date: 1973-06-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1973 : The Case of the Smiling Stiffs
10.

The Case of the Smiling Stiffs

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

Is Emma a voyeur vampire who can turn into a bat? Apparently, and she leaves many smiling faces on her victims after going down on them during a full moon. When they're not having sex with their suspects, two cops investigate the murders.

Starring: Sheila Stuart, Jed Ziegler, Sandra Peabody, Cathy Walker, Kenny Abston, Geoffrey Knowles, Victoria Holloway, Ron Millkie, Harry Reems, Sally Ziegler ..
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham, Brud Talbot
Release date: 1973-10-17

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