Comedies That Fly Under The Radar

30 comedies that fly under the radar and seem forgotten, but still very funny
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1.
Used Cars (1980)
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When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
2.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. (96 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
3.
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
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An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan. (83 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
4.
Top Secret! (1984)
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany. (90 mins.)
 
5.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
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In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big. (88 mins.)
 
6.
Love and Death (1975)
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In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
7.
Murder by Death (1976)
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Moore
 
8.
The In-Laws (1979)
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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father... (103 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
9.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
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Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
10.
Bananas (1971)
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When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
11.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. (94 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
12.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
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A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
 
13.
My Favorite Year (1982)
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show. (92 mins.)
 
14.
UHF (1989)
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A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. (97 mins.)
Director: Jay Levey
 
15.
A Mighty Wind (2003)
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Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. (91 mins.)
 
16.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
17.
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King. (119 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
18.
Pootie Tang (2001)
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Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America... (81 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
 
19.
Idiocracy (2006)
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Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
 
20.
1941 (1979)
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Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (118 mins.)
 
21.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
22.
Defending Your Life (1991)
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In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting. (112 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
23.
Back to the Beach (1987)
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Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them. (92 mins.)
Director: Lyndall Hobbs
 
24.
Head Office (1985)
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Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C... (90 mins.)
Director: Ken Finkleman
 
25.
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
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Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution. (90 mins.)
Director: Bud Yorkin
 
26.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
27.
The Freshman (1990)
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A NYC film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty. (102 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bergman
 
28.
Hamlet 2 (2008)
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In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
29.
Zelig (1983)
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
30.
Soapdish (1991)
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An ambitious TV soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
31.
The Great Race (1965)
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When a popular daredevil proposes an automobile race across three continents, his arch rival vows to beat him, while an ambitious female reporter has her own plans for victory. (160 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
32.
Radio Days (1987)
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
33.
Summer School (1987)
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A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students... (97 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
34.
Men at Work (1990)
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Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl has a telescope with which he observes his neighbors... (98 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
35.
Orgazmo (1997)
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Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies. (94 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker