The Highest Grossing Black Comedies Of The 80's And 90's

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1.
The War of the Roses (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle. (116 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
2.
Ruthless People (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did. (93 mins.)
 
3.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
4.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
 
5.
The Cable Guy (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. (96 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
6.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
7.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective spouse and mother dead, but who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
8.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
9.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
10.
The 'Burbs (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An overstressed suburbanite and two of his neighbors struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family on the block are part of a murderous cult. (101 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
11.
Addicted to Love (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple. (100 mins.)
Director: Griffin Dunne
 
12.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
13.
The Big Hit (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Hitman Melvin Surley, an expert at his lucrative job, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down. (91 mins.)
Director: Che-Kirk Wong
 
14.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
15.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
16.
Raising Arizona (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
17.
The Player (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
18.
To Die For (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
19.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
20.
I Love You to Death (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalee, and is a major womanizer. Rosalee goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating. (97 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
21.
Election (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president. (103 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
22.
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A San Francisco poet who fears commitment has a girlfriend who he suspects may not be who she appears. (93 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
 
23.
The Ref (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve. (96 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
24.
After Hours (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
25.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
 
26.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
27.
Very Bad Things (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
28.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way. (96 mins.)
 
29.
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion. (94 mins.)
Director: Dan Aykroyd
 
30.
Serial Mom (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family. (95 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
31.
Barton Fink (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
32.
Folks! (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after. (107 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
33.
Passed Away (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral. (96 mins.)
Director: Charlie Peters
 
34.
A Shock to the System (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When you think you're at the top of the corporate ladder and then discover they have managed to pull that ladder away... (88 mins.)
Director: Jan Egleson
 
35.
Jawbreaker (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong. (87 mins.)
Director: Darren Stein
 
36.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
37.
Heathers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
38.
Parents (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. (81 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
39.
The Last Supper (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs. (92 mins.)
Director: Stacy Title
 
40.
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss. (93 mins.)
Director: George Huang
 
41.
Out Cold (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs.... (88 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Mowbray
 
42.
Citizen Ruth (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides. (106 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
43.
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters... (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
44.
Consuming Passions (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more! (98 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
 
45.
Coldblooded (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bookie is promoted to Hitman and seemingly excels at his new found job. (92 mins.)