Comedies of 1988

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1. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 115,509 | Gross: $63.49M

2. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

4.3
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Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 5,342 | Gross: $14.68M

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 211,940 | Gross: $73.71M

4. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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73 Metascore

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 166,619 | Gross: $114.97M

5. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.9
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Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino

Votes: 7,822 | Gross: $15.12M

6. Biloxi Blues (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker

Votes: 12,706 | Gross: $43.18M

7. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 39,897 | Gross: $50.89M

8. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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47 Metascore

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 133,342 | Gross: $128.15M

9. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 47,429 | Gross: $109.31M

10. Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,971 | Gross: $16.26M

11. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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68 Metascore

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

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 55,006 | Gross: $42.04M

12. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 17,352 | Gross: $6.67M

13. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.4
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Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,685 | Gross: $6.44M

14. La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Valérie Lalande, Tara Römer, Jérôme Floch

Votes: 3,363 | Gross: $0.19M

15. Married to the Mob (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.1
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71 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar, Captain Haggerty

Votes: 13,600 | Gross: $21.49M

16. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 59,514 | Gross: $38.41M

17. Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse..... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 4,840 | Gross: $11.44M

18. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 22,519 | Gross: $13.85M

19. The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.6
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A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

Votes: 32,029 | Gross: $41.46M

20. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 126,809 | Gross: $78.04M

21. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 95,957 | Gross: $111.94M

22. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 156,014 | Gross: $156.45M

23. Working Girl (1988)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 44,936 | Gross: $64.00M