Best Comedy Movies of 1977

1.

Annie Hall

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1977-04-19
2.

Slap Shot

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.

Starring: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson, Yvon Barrette ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1977-02-25
3.

Smokey and the Bandit

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Mike Henry, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Linda McClure, Susie Ewing, Laura Lizer Sommers ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1977-05-26
4.

Saturday Night Fever

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited Tony struts his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan.

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Julie Bovasso, Sam Coppola, Denny Dillon, Robert Costanzo, Fran Drescher, Donna Pescow ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1977-12-16
5.

High Anxiety

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, "high anxiety," in order to clear his name.

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, Dick Van Patten, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas, Ron Clark ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1977-12-25
6.

The Goodbye Girl

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Paula knows that, in romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction—Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend splits for a movie role, and sublet their Manhattan apartment to Elliot, an actor.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Barbara Rhoades, Theresa Merritt, Michael Shawn, Patricia Pearcy, Gene Castle, Daniel Levans ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1977-11-30
7.

The Kentucky Fried Movie

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.

Starring: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Marilyn Joi, Saul Kahan, Marcy Goldman, Bill Bixby, John Landis, Dulcie Jordan, Gracia Lee, Sheila Rogers ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1977-08-10
8.

Pete's Dragon

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Peter Ustinov, Shelley Winters, Stefanie Powers, Terry-Thomas, Jane Kean ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1977-11-03
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9.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Starring: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, David Goetz, Richard Hunt, Eren Ozker, Jim Henson ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1977-12-17
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10.

Abigail's Party

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Beverly Moss invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour Susan, whose fifteen-year-old daughter Abigail is holding a party back in their house. Beverly's husband Laurence comes home late from work, just before the guests arrive. The gathering starts off in a stiff, insensitive, British-middle-class way as the virtual strangers tentatively gather, until Beverly and Laurence start sniping at each other. As Beverly serves more drinks and the alcohol takes effect, Beverly flirts more and more overtly with Tony, as Laurence sits impotently by.

Starring: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse, Harriet Reynolds ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1977-11-01

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