Best Comedy Movies of 1979

1.

Breaking Away

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Christopher, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass, Hart Bochner, Amy Wright, Peter Maloney ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1979-05-24
2.

The Muppet Movie

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Dom DeLuise persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1979-05-31
3.

The Jerk

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward, Carl Gottlieb, Dick Anthony Williams, Bill Macy, M. Emmet Walsh, Dick O'Neill ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1979-12-14
4.

10

4.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, Sam Jones, Brian Dennehy, Max Showalter, Rad Daly, Nedra Volz ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1979-10-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1979 : Canned Laughter
5.

Canned Laughter

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Robert Box asks his colleague Lorraine out for a date. They go to a restaurant where Dave Perry tries to break it as a stand-up comedian.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Sue Holderness, Joan Scott, John J. Carney, Harry Shacklock, George Belbin, George Romanov, Michael Staniforth, Martin Wimbush, Michael Brennan ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Sax
Release date: 1979-04-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1979 : Chop Stix
6.

Chop Stix

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

This Catering Service Delivers Their Goods with a Personal Service! When a young girl inherits a mansion from a mysterious benefactor, she also inherits a $25,000 debt in back taxes. With only a rusty old catering truck to her credit, she goes to her aunt, who runs the city's most prestigious whorehouse to borrow some girls. Serving up a sexy fare of delicacies both culinary and carnal, she makes enough money to pay off the taxes before the estate's lawyer runs off with everything. She celebrates her success with an outrageous orgy at her new restaurant "Chopstix Manor. "

Starring: Samantha Morgan, Serena, Elaine Wells, Dorothy LeMay, Lori Blue, Don Fernando, Jill Morrison, Pat Rhea, Robert McKay, Don Miller ..
Directed by: Maria Lease
Release date: 1979-10-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1979 : Kate and the Indians
7.

Kate and the Indians

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Kate, a sexy young student, agrees to join her professors on a lengthy jaunt into the desert. Their expedition leads them into a whole host of surrealistic sexual encounters as they come across the most whacked-out tribe of Indians you've ever seen.

Starring: Kay Parker, Kandi Barbour, Mike Ranger, Jack Shute, Holly Joy, Corn Hole Wallace, R.J. Reynolds, Jennifer West, Bobby Dee, Bobby Reed ..
Directed by: Allen Swift
Release date: 1979-09-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1979 : The Halloween That Almost Wasn't
8.

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Upset by rumors that Halloween may end, Dracula calls his mild-mannered monsters together and delivers an ultimatum - either regain their frightening image, or leave his Transylvania castle forever.

Starring: Judd Hirsch, Mariette Hartley, Henry Gibson, Jack Riley, Josip Elic, John Schuck ..
Directed by: Bruce Bilson
Release date: 1979-10-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1979 : Heavenly Desire
9.

Heavenly Desire

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

In 1879 Wild West California, prostitute Mary Lou and her friend Rosebud are accidentally gunned down after witnessing the death of Mary Lou's dim-witted lover Ralph. 100 years later, the Devil recruits the limbo-state souls of Mary Lou and Rosebud to return to their brothel, now a Los Angeles college sorority, to try to bring two newcomers to the place, Ellen and Sue, to make them lose their virginity to their boyfriends in order for them to gain access into swinging Hell.

Starring: Johnny Harden, Mike Ranger, Jamie Gillis, Johnnie Keyes, Jon Martin, Michael O'Leary, Serena, Seka, Hillary Summers, Dani Williams ..
Directed by: Jourdan Alexander
Release date: 1979-06-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1979 : Getting Started
10.

Getting Started

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A concert pianist prepares to begin his practising for a major concert coming up. Unfortunately, he has this procrastination problem that prevents him from getting any serious time done, even when his frustration with it literally driving him into a frenzy.

Starring: Richard Condie, Jay Brazeau ..
Directed by: Richard Condie
Release date: 1979-01-01

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