Best Comedy Movies of 1988

1.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, Richard LeParmentier, Lou Hirsch, Betsy Brantley ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1988-06-21
2.

Beetlejuice

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Glenn Shadix, Sylvia Sidney, Patrice Martinez, Dick Cavett ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1988-03-30
3.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Susan Beaubian, Nancy Marchand, Raye Birk, Jeannette Charles, Ed Williams ..
Directed by: David Zucker
Release date: 1988-12-02
4.

A Fish Called Wanda

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson, Cynthia Cleese, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer, Mark Elwes ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1988-07-15
5.

Big

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes Ruehl, Josh Clark, Allan Wasserman ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1988-06-03
6.

Coming to America

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Shari Headley, Frankie Faison, Louie Anderson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eriq La Salle, Allison Dean ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1988-06-29
7.

Scrooged

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Michael J. Pollard, Alfre Woodard, John Glover, David Johansen ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1988-11-22
8.

Oliver & Company

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Starring: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dom DeLuise, Taurean Blacque, Carl Weintraub, Robert Loggia ..
Directed by: George Scribner
Release date: 1988-11-18
9.

Midnight Run

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Foronjy, Philip Baker Hall, Jack Kehoe, Robert Miranda ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1988-07-20
10.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can be the first to swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris, Ian McDiarmid, Dana Ivey, Meagen Fay, Georges Gerrard Baffos, Cheryl Pay ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 1988-12-14

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