Best Comedy Movies of 1982

1.

The King of Comedy

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Ed Herlihy, Lou Brown, Loretta Tupper, Peter Potulski, Vinnie Gonzales, Whitey Ryan ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips
Release date: 1982-12-18
2.

Tootsie

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1982-12-17
3.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times follows a group of high school students growing up in Southern California. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. At the center of the film is Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer who faces-off with the resolute Mr. Hand—a man convinced that everyone is on dope.

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Walston, Scott Thomson, Vincent Schiavelli, Amanda Wyss ..
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Release date: 1982-08-13
4.

48 Hrs.

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham, Brion James, Kerry Sherman, Jonathan Banks ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1982-12-07
5.

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Monty Python perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl, including several from pre-Python days.

Starring: Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Carol Cleveland ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton
Release date: 1982-06-25
6.

Victor/Victoria

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies, Graham Stark, Malcolm Jamieson, Peter Arne, Sherloque Tanney ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1982-04-25
7.

The Draughtsman's Contract

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.

Starring: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Dave Hill, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser, Neil Cunningham, David Meyer, Tony Meyer, Nicholas Amer, Suzan Crowley ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1982-11-12
8.

Diner

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, Kathryn Dowling, Michael Tucker, Jessica James ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1982-04-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Police Squad!
9.

Police Squad!

5.1
8.4/10 IMDB

Frank Drebbin leads his bungling detective squad in the comedy series that inspired the 'Naked Gun' films. This comedy classic mercilessly spoofed every detective show convention known and was the blueprint for the irreverent, 'anything might happen' formula. Full of ridiculous moments such as when the weekly special guest star is introduced during the opening title sequence - and killed as soon as their name is read, never to be seen in the episode again.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus, Rex Hamilton ..
Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Joe Dante, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Release date: 1982-03-04
10.

The World According to Garp

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Starring: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Swoosie Kurtz, Peter Michael Goetz, Jenny Wright, John Irving ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1982-08-13
11.

Creepshow

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Stephen King ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1982-11-12
12.

Deathtrap

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Starring: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth, Henry Jones, Joe Silver, Tony DiBenedetto, Al LeBreton, Francis B. Creamer Jr., Stewart Klein ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1982-03-19
13.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

Starring: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1982-05-21
14.

Annie

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, Roger Minami, Toni Ann Gisondi, Rosanne Sorrentino ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1982-05-21
15.

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A nutty inventor, his frustrated wife, a philosopher cousin, his much younger fiancée, a randy doctor, and a free-thinking nurse spend a summer weekend in and around a stunning - and possibly magical - country house.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Julie Hagerty, Tony Roberts, Mary Steenburgen, José Ferrer, Moishe Rosenfeld, Adam Redfield, Timothy Jenkins, Michael Higgins ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1982-07-16
16.

Night Shift

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbor complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night.

Starring: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht, Pat Corley, Bobby Di Cicco, Nita Talbot, Basil Hoffman, Tim Rossovich, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1982-07-30
17.

Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales

4.5
7.0/10 IMDB

If Bugs Bunny were to direct his signature inquiry--"What's up, doc?"--toward the modern-day Warner Bros. creative team, he wouldn't be far off. For 1001 Rabbit Tales, they've doctored up a batch of classic cartoons featuring the carrot muncher and his bumbling comrades and bundled them, near seamlessly, into a feature-length film. Here's the premise: Bugs and Daffy, both book salesmen, are competing to sell the most copies of a kids' book. Instead of burrowing a beeline to his sales territory (he should have made a left at Albuquerque), Bugs ends up in the castle of Yosemite Sam, here a harem-leading honcho. Sam's pain-in-the-spurs son, Prince Abalaba, needs somebody to read him stories; Bugs, who'd sooner take the job than suffer the alternative, that involving being boiled in oil, signs on.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, June Foray, Shepard Menken, Lennie Weinrib, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson
Release date: 1982-11-19
18.

Basket Case

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel, Diana Browne, Lloyd Pace, Bill Freeman, Joe Clarke, Ruth Neuman, Richard Pierce ..
Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Release date: 1982-04-02
19.

Airplane II: The Sequel

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Peter Graves, Chuck Connors, William Shatner, Raymond Burr, John Vernon, Kent McCord ..
Directed by: Ken Finkleman
Release date: 1982-12-10
20.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt, Barry Corbin, Mary Jo Catlett ..
Directed by: Colin Higgins
Release date: 1982-07-23
21.

The Toy

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Tony King, Annazette Chase, Don Hood, Karen Leslie-Lyttle ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1982-12-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
22.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

In 1846, Anthony Hope sails into London with the mysterious Sweeney Todd, a once-naive barber whose life and marriage was uprooted by a corrupt justice system. Todd confides in Nellie Lovett, the owner of a local meat pie shop, and the two become partners, as Todd swears revenge on those that have wronged him and decides to take up his old profession.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Edmund Lyndeck, Cris Groenendaal, Calvin Remsberg, Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods, Edmund Lyndeck ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes, Hal Prince
Release date: 1982-09-12
23.

Honkytonk Man

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

During the Great Depression, a young boy leaves his family's Oklahoma farm to travel with his country musician uncle who is trying out for the Grand Ole Opry.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin, Verna Bloom, Matt Clark, Barry Corbin, Jerry Hardin, Tim Thomerson, Macon McCalman ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1982-12-15
24.

The Last American Virgin

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Joe Rubbo, Diane Franklin, Louisa Moritz, Brian Peck, Kimmy Robertson, Steve Antin, Tessa Richarde, Winifred Freedman, Gerri Idol ..
Directed by: Boaz Davidson
Release date: 1982-06-26
25.

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Richard Pryor's stand-up act includes his frank discussion about his freebasing addiction, as well as the infamous night on June 9, 1980 that he caught on fire.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson ..
Directed by: Joe Layton
Release date: 1982-03-12
26.

My Favorite Year

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Fledgling comic Benjy Stone can't believe his luck when his childhood hero, the swashbuckling matinee idol Alan Swann, gets booked to appear on the variety show he writes for. But when Swann arrives, he fails to live up to his silver screen image. Instead, he's a drunken womanizer who suffers from stage fright. Benjy is assigned to look after him before the show, and it's all he can do to keep his former idol from going completely off the rails.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Anne De Salvo, Basil Hoffman, Lou Jacobi, Adolph Green ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1982-10-01
27.

Trail of the Pink Panther

3.7
4.8/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau.

Starring: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Herbert Lom, Richard Mulligan, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Loggia, Burt Kwouk, Harvey Korman, Leonard Rossiter ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1982-12-03
28.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives.

Starring: Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin, Mark Patton, Caroline Aaron, Ruth Miller, Gena Ramsel ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1982-11-12
29.

Chan Is Missing

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society.

Starring: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew, Peter Wang, Presco Tabios, Frankie Alarcon, Judy Nihei, Ellen Yeung, George Woo, Emily Woo Yamasaki ..
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Release date: 1982-01-01
30.

Savannah Smiles

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.

Starring: Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen, Chris Robinson, Michael Parks, Peter Graves, Barbara Stanger, Pat Morita, Philip Abbott, Fran Ryan ..
Directed by: Pierre De Moro
Release date: 1982-04-09
31.

Grease 2

3.5
4.5/10 IMDB

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Pamela Adlon, Alison Price, Matt Lattanzi, Adrian Zmed, Peter Frechette, Christopher McDonald ..
Directed by: Patricia Birch
Release date: 1982-06-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Bobby Thompson: The Little Waster
32.

Bobby Thompson: The Little Waster

3.5
9.1/10 IMDB

A series of anecdotes and monologues by County Durham comedian Bobby Thompson. Well known throughout the North East of England his 'Little Waster' character tells tales of debt, dole and wife trouble, while 'The Old Soldier' gives a hilarious account of his Second World War relationships with King George and Field Marshall Montgomery, providing a wry look at the class divide. Also included is a documentary film shot during his final years.

Starring: Bobby Thompson, Tom Coyne ..
Directed by: Malcolm Dickinson, James Goldby
Release date: 1982-12-18
33.

Eating Raoul

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Starring: Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Susan Saiger, Richard Paul, John Shearin, Darcy Pulliam, Garry Goodrow, Richard Blackburn, Hamilton Camp, Buck Henry ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1982-03-24
34.

Six Pack

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant stepfather. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income...

Starring: Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Barry Corbin, Terry Kiser, Anthony Michael Hall, Buddy Baker, Lori Randolph ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1982-07-16
35.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.

Starring: Diane Lane, Ray Winstone, Peter Donat, David Clennon, John Lehne, Cynthia Sikes, Laura Dern, Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Barry Ford ..
Directed by: Lou Adler
Release date: 1982-10-01
36.

Barbarosa

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father's will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them.

Starring: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland, Danny De La Paz, Alma Martinez, George Voskovec, Sharon Compton, Howland Chamberlain ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Expose Me Now
37.

Expose Me Now

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Two twin brothers, Shane and Abel, attend the reading of their recently deceased uncle's will. It turns out that he has left everything to Shane and nothing to Abel. In order to claim his inheritance, the will states that Shane must perform certain odd tasks. Abel sets out to thwart Shane's efforts to follow the rules and try to claim the inheritance for himself.

Starring: Danielle, Richard Pacheco, Herschel Savage, Ron Jeremy, Lynx Canon, Brooke Bennett, Angel Burgeon, Dana Moore, K.C. Valentine, Paul Thomas ..
Directed by: Joe Sherman
Release date: 1982-11-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : I Ought to Be in Pictures
38.

I Ought to Be in Pictures

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby arrives in LA on a Tuesday and phones Dad the one night that Stephanie, who does Jane Fonda's hair, stays over. Stephanie is there the next morning when Libby decides she needs to tell her story face-to-face.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest, Michael Dudikoff, Calvin Ander, Shelby Balik, Larry Barton, Eugene Butler, Bill Cross ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1982-03-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : It's Your Move
39.

It's Your Move

3.4
7.1/10 IMDB

A silent slapstick comedy depicting the travails of young couple moving into a new home, who hire an accident-prone firm of house removers, headed by Sykes. It features an all-star cast including Tommy Cooper, Bernard Cribbins, Jimmy Edwards, Irene Handl, Bob Todd and Andrew Sachs.

Starring: Eric Sykes, Richard Briers, Tommy Cooper, Bernard Cribbins, Jimmy Edwards, Irene Handl, Brian Murphy, Andrew Sachs, Sylvia Syms, Bob Todd ..
Directed by: Eric Sykes
Release date: 1982-10-18
40.

Britannia Hospital

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ruthless unions, violent demonstrators, racist aristocrats, an African cannibal dictator, and sinister human experiments.

Starring: Graham Crowden, Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Joan Plowright, Mark Hamill, Jill Bennett, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt, Fulton Mackay, Robin Askwith ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1982-05-27
41.

The Missionary

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.

Starring: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott, Graham Crowden, Phoebe Nicholls, Michael Hordern, David Suchet, Timothy Spall, Tricia George ..
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 1982-11-02
42.

Starstruck

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen, Melissa Jaffer, Pat Evison, John O'May, Dennis Miller, Norm Erskine, Phil Judd ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1982-04-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Barefoot In the Park
43.

Barefoot In the Park

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

HBO Standing Room Only presentation of the 1981 stage revival. From the Neil Simon Book. New Yorkers Paul Bratter and Corie Bratter née Banks have just gotten married. He is a stuffed shirt just starting his career as a lawyer. She is an independently minded free spirit who prides herself on doing the illogical purely out of a sense of adventure

Starring: Richard Thomas, Bess Armstrong, Hans Conried, Barbara Barrie, James Cromwell, Dick Arnold ..
Directed by: Harvey Medlinsky
Release date: 1982-03-20
44.

Tempest

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter.

Starring: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman, Raúl Juliá, Molly Ringwald, Sam Robards, Paul Stewart, Jackie Gayle, Anthony Holland ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1982-08-13
45.

Things Are Tough All Over

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Billy Beck, Don Bovingloh, Richard 'Moon' Calhoun, Jennifer Condos, John Corrona, Dave Coulier ..
Directed by: Thomas K. Avildsen
Release date: 1982-08-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : The Best Little Cathouse in Las Vegas
46.

The Best Little Cathouse in Las Vegas

3.2
4.5/10 IMDB

An IRS agent audits a Las Vegas cathouse.

Starring: Rhonda Jo Petty, Becky Savage, Gaylene Marie, Misty Dawn, Jerry Davis, Toni Alessandrini, Lisa La Monte, Debbie Truelove, Sweets Gurkin, Charles Antony ..
Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler, Hal Freeman
Release date: 1982-01-01
47.

Big Meat Eater

3.2
5.3/10 IMDB

After killing the crooked mayor a homicidal janitor named Abdullah goes to work for a butcher who has invented a new language for the town's planned futuristic theme park. In the butcher shop is a septic tank where scraps of meat are dumped which has produced "balonium" a radioactive fuel source sought after by space aliens. The aliens revive the mayor, who's body is hanging in the meat locker of the butcher shop, in an attempt to gain access to the balonium.

Starring: Clarence 'Big' Miller, George Dawson, Andrew Gillies, Stephen Dimopoulos, Georgina Hegedos, Ida Carnevali ..
Directed by: Chris Windsor
Release date: 1982-04-30
48.

Some Kind of Hero

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ronny Cox, Ray Sharkey, Lynne Moody, Olivia Cole, Paul Benjamin, Martin Azarow, Shelly Batt, Susan Berlin ..
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Release date: 1982-04-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Author! Author!
49.

Author! Author!

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.

Starring: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy, Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Eric Gurry, Elva Josephson, B.J. Barie, Ari Meyers ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1982-06-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1982 : Pippin
50.

Pippin

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. In 1981, a stage production of Pippin was videotaped for Canadian television. The stage production was directed by Kathryn Doby, Bob Fosse's dance captain for the original Broadway production, and David Sheehan directed the video adaptation, with Roger O. Hirson in charge of the music. Ben Vereen returned for the role of Leading Player, while William Katt played the role of Pippin. However, this version was a truncated adaptation and several sections of the play were cut. An extended version running 135 minutes is also available.

Starring: Ben Vereen, William Katt, Martha Raye, Chita Rivera, Benjamin Rayson, Lesley denniston, Christopher Chadman, Leslie Denniston, Carmine Rizzo, Joanie P. Oneill ..
Directed by: David Sheehan, Kathryn Doby
Release date: 1982-01-01

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