Best Comedy Movies of 1981


An American Werewolf in London

7.5/10 IMDB

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Brian Glover, Lila Kaye, David Schofield, Paul Kember, Frank Oz, Don McKillop ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1981-08-21

My Dinner with Andre

7.7/10 IMDB

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

Starring: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1981-10-11

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

8.0/10 IMDB

An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive.

Starring: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey ..
Directed by: Alan J.W. Bell
Release date: 1981-02-09

The Great Muppet Caper

7.1/10 IMDB

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg, John Cleese, Robert Morley, Peter Ustinov ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1981-06-26

History of the World: Part I

6.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Ron Carey, Gregory Hines, Pamela Stephenson, Shecky Greene, Sid Caesar ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1981-06-12

Time Bandits

6.9/10 IMDB

Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.

Starring: Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Mike Edmonds, Malcolm Dixon, Tiny Ross, Jack Purvis, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Sean Connery ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1981-07-13


6.9/10 IMDB

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jill Eikenberry, Stephen Elliott, Ted Ross, Thomas Barbour, Anne De Salvo, Lawrence Tierney ..
Directed by: Steve Gordon
Release date: 1981-07-17


6.8/10 IMDB

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

Starring: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Sean Young, John Candy, John Larroquette, John Voldstad, John Diehl, Lance LeGault ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1981-06-25


6.2/10 IMDB

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Cyril O'Reilly, Kaki Hunter, Kim Cattrall, Tony Ganios, Art Hindle, Doug McGrath, Susan Clark ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1981-11-13

The Cannonball Run

6.2/10 IMDB

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1981-06-19

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

7.1/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny hosts an award show featuring several classic Looney Tunes shorts and characters. This movie was released in 1981 by Warner Bros. and was produced by Friz Freleng. New footage was one of the final productions done by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (also known as Marvel Productions beginning in the 1980s) and the film was re-released in the USA on April 28, 2009 from Warner Home Video.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet, Stan Freberg, Ralph James, Frank Nelson, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Phil Monroe, Gerry Chiniquy, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1981-11-20

Gregory's Girl

7.1/10 IMDB

Teenage knucklehead Gregory falls hard for Dorothy, a hotshot female player who takes his spot on the boys’ school soccer team. Prodded by the advice of his smart-mouthed 10-year-old sister, Gregory does make his move, but there’s behind the scenes feminine conspiracies en route.

Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan, Robert Buchanan, Billy Greenlees, Allan Love, Chic Murray, Caroline Guthrie, Allison Forster ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1981-04-23


7.0/10 IMDB

A suburban Baltimore housewife's life is upended when her husband reveals he's been serially unfaithful and her teenage children go wayward. Then she meets a handsome stranger...

Starring: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole, Joni Ruth White, Hans Kramm, Stiv Bators ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1981-05-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : The Pee-wee Herman Show

The Pee-wee Herman Show

8.0/10 IMDB

An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later series, but with adult and sexual overtones and jokes including "mirror shoes" and others.

Starring: Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman, Lynne Marie Stewart, John Paragon, Edie McClurg, John Moody, Tito Larriva, Nicole Panter, Monica Ganas, Brian Seff ..
Directed by: Paul Reubens, Marty Callner
Release date: 1981-01-01


5.8/10 IMDB

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside of his cave. Eventually he and friends Lar, and Tala learn the secrets of fire, cooked meat, and how to defend themselves from the brutal, yet very stupid

Starring: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford, Barbara Bach, Carl Lumbly, John Matuszak, Avery Schreiber, Richard Moll, Cork Hubbert ..
Directed by: Carl Gottlieb
Release date: 1981-04-17

Goodbye Pork Pie

6.8/10 IMDB

Gerry hires a car in Kaitaia with a stolen licence and travels to Invercargill with John, who's wife has just left him. The ultimate NZ roadtrip adventure.

Starring: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Shirley Gruar, Bruno Lawrence ..
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Release date: 1981-02-05

Modern Romance

7.0/10 IMDB

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.

Starring: Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, James L. Brooks, Jane Hallaren, Bob Einstein, Albert Henderson, Meadowlark Lemon, George Kennedy, Tyann Means ..
Directed by: Albert Brooks
Release date: 1981-03-13

The Four Seasons

6.8/10 IMDB

Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

Starring: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, Bess Armstrong, Elizabeth Alda, Beatrice Alda, Robert Hitt ..
Directed by: Alan Alda
Release date: 1981-05-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Neighbors


5.5/10 IMDB

One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice street. As more and more unbelievable events unfold, our hero starts to question his own sanity... and those of his family.

Starring: John Belushi, Kathryn Walker, Cathy Moriarty, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Kazurinsky, Tino Insana, Henry Judd Baker, Igors Gavon, Dru-Ann Chuckran, P.L. Brown ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1981-12-18

First Monday in October

6.4/10 IMDB

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling, James Stephens, Joshua Bryant, Wiley Harker, F.J. O'Neil, Charles Lampkin, Lew Palter ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1981-08-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum

Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum

7.8/10 IMDB

From the days when he still had red hair and was rising to the peak of his career, this is one of Billy’s legendary early performances. The culmination of a marathon British tour that started in 1980, Billy Bites Yer Bum Live was filmed at London’s Apollo Victoria over two nights in February 1981.

Starring: Billy Connolly ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1981-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Condorman


5.6/10 IMDB

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses this request as leverage to use the CIA's resources to bring his comic book creation, Condorman, to life to battle the evil Krokov.

Starring: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Dana Elcar, Vernon Dobtcheff, Robert Arden ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1981-07-02

Continental Divide

6.2/10 IMDB

A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

Starring: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Garfield, Carlin Glynn, Tony Ganios, Val Avery, Liam Russell, Everett Smith, Bill Henderson, Bruce Jarchow ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1981-09-18

Buddy Buddy

6.5/10 IMDB

During a high profile Mafia testimony case, a contract killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski, Dana Elcar, Miles Chapin, Michael Ensign, Joan Shawlee, Fil Formicola, Ed Begley Jr. ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1981-12-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Improper Channels

Improper Channels

5.9/10 IMDB

A father brings a young child to an emergency room to get treatment for a minor injury occurring in an innocent accident, but he gets accused of child abuse. Child welfare agencies commit grossly unfair over-reactions to remove the child forcibly from the Father, who must brave the arcane system to reclaim his daughter.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Mariette Hartley, Monica Parker, Martin Yan, Sarah Stevens, Harry Ditson, Tony Rosato, Joyce Gordon, Sylvia Marie Llewellyn ..
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1981-04-17


6.1/10 IMDB

Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Jerry Marshall, Kyalo Mativo, Rick Glassey, Steve Miller, Noel Marshall, John Marshall, Zakes Mokae, Will Hutchins ..
Directed by: Noel Marshall
Release date: 1981-11-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Devo: The Men Who Make the Music

Devo: The Men Who Make the Music

8.6/10 IMDB

Part concert film, music video collection, and propaganda piece, The Men Who Make the Music was DEVO's first home video release. Features live footage from the band's 1978 "Duty Now for the Future" tour.

Starring: Bob Casale, Gerald V. Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Mothersbaugh, Alan Myers, Devo ..
Directed by: Mark Mothersbaugh, Chuck Statler, Gerald V. Casale
Release date: 1981-01-01

Nice Dreams

6.1/10 IMDB

Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Stacy Keach, Evelyn Guerrero, Sandra Bernhard, Shelby Chong, Peter Jason, Timothy Leary, Paul Reubens, Cheryl Smith ..
Directed by: Tommy Chong
Release date: 1981-07-24

...All the Marbles

6.4/10 IMDB

A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.

Starring: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Burt Young, Tracy Reed, Ursaline Bryant, Claudette Nevins, Richard Jaeckel, John Hancock, Lenny Montana ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1981-03-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend

Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend

7.7/10 IMDB

A lonely, gay, middle-aged artist shares his Manhattan brownstone with a young lady in a platonic relationship, and when she becomes pregnant by a married man, he decides to raise her child as his own.

Starring: Tony Randall, David Huffman, Tom Villard, Lorna Patterson, Kaleena Kiff, Ann Weldon, John Lupton, Betty Carvalho, Tom Fuccello, Daniel Grace ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1981-10-05

Only When I Laugh

6.4/10 IMDB

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.

Starring: Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, James Coco, Joan Hackett, David Dukes, John Bennett Perry, Guy Boyd, Venida Evans, John Vargas, Dan Monahan ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1981-09-25


6.4/10 IMDB

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Starring: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman, Robert Loggia, Stuart Margolin, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Loretta Swit, Robert Vaughn ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1981-07-01

Bustin' Loose

6.0/10 IMDB

After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Ángel Ramírez, Jimmy Hughes, Edwin DeLeon, Edwin Kinter, Tami Luchow, Janet Wong, Alphonso Alexander, Kia Cooper ..
Directed by: Oz Scott
Release date: 1981-05-22

Shock Treatment

5.7/10 IMDB

Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?

Starring: Jessica Harper, Cliff DeYoung, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, Nell Campbell, Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries, Manning Redwood ..
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Release date: 1981-10-30

Zorro, The Gay Blade

6.2/10 IMDB

George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic duties. When his flamboyantly fashion-conscious brother assumes the secret identity to continue an ongoing fight for justice, the results are nothing short of hilarious!

Starring: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman, Donovan Scott, James Booth, Helen Burns, Clive Revill, Carolyn Seymour, Eduardo Noriega ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1981-07-17

They All Laughed

6.3/10 IMDB

New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow Dolores Martin, the beautiful young wife of a jealous husband. Their respective cases are complicated when John falls for Angela, and Charles falls for Dolores.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Patti Hansen, John Ritter, Dorothy Stratten, Blaine Novak, Colleen Camp, Glenn Scarpelli, Vassili Lambrinos, George Morfogen ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1981-11-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Longshot


4.8/10 IMDB

When one of the foosball team members is injured, a 14-year-old girl takes the champion's place.

Starring: Leif Garrett, Linda Manz, Ralph Seymour, Zoé Chauveau, Venantino Venantini, Arlene Golonka, Ferdy Mayne ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1981-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

6.9/10 IMDB

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure him and win her the right to marry Bertram. But does Bertram want to marry her?

Starring: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down, Peter Jeffrey, Kevin Stoney, Donald Sinden, Robert Lindsay, Dominic Jephcott, Paul Brooke ..
Directed by: Elijah Moshinsky
Release date: 1981-01-04

The Monster Club

5.9/10 IMDB

A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with musical performances at the club.

Starring: Vincent Price, Donald Pleasence, John Carradine, Stuart Whitman, Britt Ekland, Richard Johnson, Barbara Kellerman, Simon Ward, Anthony Valentine, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1981-04-11

The Munsters' Revenge

5.9/10 IMDB

The lovable Munster family finds their placid world turned into turmoil by the diabolical Dr. Diablo, the mastermind of an art heist using monster robots, including clones of Herman and Grandpa.

Starring: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, K.C. Martel, Jo McDonnell, Bob Hastings, Herb Voland, Charles Macaulay, Colby Chester, Joseph Ruskin ..
Directed by: Don Weis
Release date: 1981-02-27

Carbon Copy

5.6/10 IMDB

A middle-aged married wealthy white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a working-class black teen-age son who wants to be adopted into the almost-exclusively-white upper-middle-class community of San Marino, California.

Starring: Denzel Washington, George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Paul Winfield, Macon McCalman, Vicky Dawson, Parley Baer, Dick Martin, Carmen Filpi ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1981-08-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Elephant Parts

Elephant Parts

7.6/10 IMDB

Winner of the first video Grammy Award, Michael Nesmith (The Monkees) wrote and starred in Elephant Parts, a collection of comedy and music videos using money he inherited from his mother, the inventor of Liquid Paper. Elephant Parts is one hour long and features five full length music videos, including the popular songs "Rio", and "Cruisin'", which featured wrestler Steve Strong and Monterey-based comic "Chicago" Steve Barkley. An off-beat collection that is very entertaining to view while in an altered state.

Starring: Michael Nesmith, Bill Martin, Lark Geib, Robert Ackerman, Katherine McDaniel, Paddy Morrissey, William Dear, Chicago Steve Barkley, Jon Richard, Rita Herbst ..
Directed by: William Dear
Release date: 1981-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : Jasper Carrott: Beat The Carrott

Jasper Carrott: Beat The Carrott

7.6/10 IMDB

Jasper Carrott has long been one of this country’s most well-loved comedians and this ITV special from 1981 shows him on top form. Recorded live at the London Palladium, the “Guv’nor of Conversational Stand-Up” showcases some of his classic routines from his 70s and 80s stage shows. In this live set he lampoons the BBC, Crossroads, his early gigging days in flea-pit theatres and even his audience!

Starring: Jasper Carrott ..
Release date: 1981-09-18

The Pit

5.7/10 IMDB

Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a solitary misunderstood boy in his preteens. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process!

Starring: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits, Laura Press, Laura Hollingsworth, Richard Alden, Andrea Swartz, John Auten, Paul Grisham, Wendy Schmidt ..
Directed by: Lew Lehman
Release date: 1981-10-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma

The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma

7.2/10 IMDB

Wilma is a celebrity when she gets a shot at the big leagues and becomes a pitcher for the Bedrock Dodgers after nailing a couple of robbers with a melon at the grocery store; however, she and Fred argue over her ambition to pitch for the team because Fred thinks a woman's place is in the home.

Starring: Henry Corden, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gay Autterson, John Stephenson, Julie McWhirter, Don Messick, Joe Baker, Jim MacGeorge, Paul Winchell ..
Directed by: Carl Urbano, Chris Cuddington
Release date: 1981-10-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : The Flintstones: Jogging Fever

The Flintstones: Jogging Fever

6.9/10 IMDB

After failing his annual physical, Fred wants to prove to everyone that he is in shape, so he decides to become the first citizen of Bedrock to enter the Rockstone Marathon.

Starring: Henry Corden, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gay Autterson, John Stephenson, Wayne Morton, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1981-10-11

Puberty Blues

5.9/10 IMDB

Sue is an Australian teenager in the late '70s, and her life mainly consists of doing what all the other girls do: watching the surfing boys and having sex with those same surfing boys. The girls have to follow lots of strange customs, e.g. do not eat or go to the bathroom when a boy is around. Ugly girls have two choices - being bitches and hating boys, or being generally cheap and looked down upon by everyone. The afternoons are spent on the beaches, in the backseats of cars, or at home-alone parties where sex and alcohol are the main ingredients. Parents and teachers are trying to straighten the kids out, but it's not easy.

Starring: Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe, Tony Hughes, Jay Hackett, Ned Lander, Michael Shearman, Dean Dunstone, Sandy Paul, Leander Brett ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1981-12-10

All Night Long

5.5/10 IMDB

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce George. At home, in front of his mother, Freddie accuses his dad of stealing his girl, because he found Cheryl serving George a meal in the middle of the night, while her husband Bobby was on duty at the fire station. George then separates from his wife Helen, quits his job, moves into a warehouse, and asks Cheryl to move in with him.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, William Daniels, Ann Doran, James Nolan, Judy Kerr, Robin Reed ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Tramont
Release date: 1981-03-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1981 : The Muppets Go to the Movies

The Muppets Go to the Movies

7.2/10 IMDB

In this one-hour special taped between March 9-17, 1981, Lily Tomlin and Dudley Moore join the Muppets in a tribute to film classics. Kermit the Frog hosts the program, which begins with an all-cast rendition of "Hey a Movie!" from The Great Muppet Caper.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Lily Tomlin, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson ..
Directed by: Peter Harris
Release date: 1981-05-20

Private Lessons

5.1/10 IMDB

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip. But Mr. Filmore's unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip's crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip's trust fund.

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Meridith Baer, Pamela Jean Bryant, Peter Elbling, Ed Begley Jr., Ron Foster, Beans Morocco, Patrick Piccininni ..
Directed by: Alan Myerson
Release date: 1981-08-21

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