Top-US-Grossing Comedy Feature Films Released 1974-01-01 to 1974-12-31


1. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 106,507 | Gross: $119.50M

2. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 124,967 | Gross: $86.30M

3. Herbie Rides Again (1974)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

Votes: 6,047 | Gross: $38.23M

4. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 17,570 | Gross: $25.00M

5. The Groove Tube (1974)

R | 75 min | Comedy

5.9
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A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

Director: Ken Shapiro | Stars: Ken Shapiro, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase, Buzzy Linhart

Votes: 1,720 | Gross: $20.45M

6. The Front Page (1974)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 10,012 | Gross: $17.30M

7. The Man from Clover Grove (1974)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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A poor farmer, always inventing things. Alot don't work but the toys he makes brings joy to the children at the local orphanage. Very good movie.

Director: William Byron Hillman | Stars: Ron Masak, Cheryl Miller, Jed Allan, Richard Deacon

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.58M

8. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,683 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Le fantôme de la liberté (1974)

R | 104 min | Comedy

8.0
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This surrealist film consists of a series of only vaguely related episodes, most famously the dinner party scene in which people sit on lavatories round a dinner table, occasionally ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Votes: 11,381 | Gross: $0.01M

10. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 14,130

11. Flesh Gordon (1974)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm | Stars: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins, William Dennis Hunt

Votes: 3,383

12. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 18,621

13. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 12,650

14. Arabian Nights (1974)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Votes: 5,702

15. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.

Directors: Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King, Paul Mace

Votes: 2,925

16. Going Places (1974)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,766

17. S*P*Y*S (1974)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy

4.4
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In 1974, flanked by such filmic monuments to paranoia and corruption as Chinatown and The Parallax View, Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to re-create the screwball nonchalance of ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou, Joss Ackland

Votes: 740

18. Freebie and the Bean (1974)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 2,048

19. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 6,037

20. Old Dracula (1974)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

3.7
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A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden

Votes: 571

21. Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)

G | 101 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

Director: Marcello Fondato | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard, Deogratias Huerta

Votes: 8,428

22. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)

R | 90 min | Comedy

4.0
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Young Timmy starts as a window cleaner in the little company of his brother. Soon he learns that some female customers expect additional service. Young and curious as he is, he reluctantly ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Sheila White, Dandy Nichols

Votes: 1,031

23. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

Votes: 1,643

24. Teenage Playmates (1974)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.1
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A bunch of lovely teenage schoolgirls work at a secret brothel where they have sex with high paying older men. After the girls all get arrested for prostitution, several of them discuss how... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Elke Deuringer, Christina Lindberg, Alfred Acktun, Puppa Armbruster

Votes: 141

25. Scent of a Woman (1974)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Alessandro Momo, Agostina Belli, Moira Orfei

Votes: 3,033

26. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Ella Reid

Votes: 1,627

27. The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Jo Johnston, Cheryl Smith, Colleen Camp, Rosanne Katon

Votes: 583

28. Claudine (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell

Votes: 1,248

29. Sängkamrater (1974)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

4.1
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A philandering cab driver decides to help his girlfriend's attractive sister, who is in trouble with drug dealers.

Director: Gustav Wiklund | Stars: Kent-Arne Dahlgren, Solveig Andersson, Gunilla Larsson, Christina Lindberg

Votes: 140

30. Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli

Votes: 4,292

31. Sweet Movie (1974)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey

Votes: 4,471

32. Big Bad Mama (1974)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, Susan Sennett

Votes: 1,685

33. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 4,191

34. Video Vixens! (1974)

Unrated | 83 min | Comedy

4.5
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Brash and crazed cigar-chomping network TV executive Clifford Bradley decides to push the boundaries of good taste and moral decency by broadcasting an extremely bawdy and explicit stag ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Pachard | Stars: Keith Luckett, James Walters, Philip Luther, Norman Fields

Votes: 201

35. Fin de semana al desnudo (1974)

93 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Mariano Ozores | Stars: Lina Morgan, Alfredo Landa, Máximo Valverde, Antonio Ozores

Votes: 42

36. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

R | 77 min | Animation, Comedy

5.4
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Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.

Director: Robert Taylor | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Reva Rose, Bob Holt, Robert Ridgely

Votes: 2,178

37. Lovers and Other Relatives (1974)

R | 98 min | Comedy

5.8
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In Versillia's sandy beaches during the summer of 1956, a gawky adolescent, Sandro, spends his vacation by the sea, along with his family and his intriguingly beautiful sister-in-law.

Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Laura Antonelli, Alessandro Momo, Orazio Orlando, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 311

38. Sexcula (1974)

X | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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A young woman inherits a mansion and discovers a centuries old diary which details the exploits of Dr. Fellatingstein, who has created a man to satisfy her insatiable desires but he doesn't... See full summary »

Director: John Holbrook | Stars: Debbie Collins, Jamie Orlando, John Alexander, Tim Lowery

Votes: 247

39. California Split (1974)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles

Votes: 4,097

40. Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.4
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Young, pretty nurses and their hospital adventures.

Director: Alan Holleb | Stars: Candice Rialson, Robin Mattson, María Rojo, Roger Cruz

Votes: 323

41. Can I Keep It Up for a Week? (1974)

R | 92 min | Comedy

4.4
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Blundering idiot is set an ultimatum by his girlfriend. Keep a job for a week or she leaves him. Only innuendo and comedy pratfalls can stop him.

Director: Jim Atkinson | Stars: Jeremy Bulloch, Neil Hallett, Jill Damas, Joy Harington

Votes: 246

42. La nipote (1974)

92 min | Comedy

4.9
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An orphaned beautiful young woman receives an invitation to spend the summer at her uncle's villa somewhere in Italy, where its lustful inhabitants are only interested in sex.

Director: Nello Rossati | Stars: Francesca Muzio, Daniele Vargas, Annie Carol Edel, George Ardisson

Votes: 106

43. Black Belt Jones (1974)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville

Votes: 1,727

44. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid

Votes: 1,627

45. Bottoms Up (1974)

81 min | Comedy

4.4
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Two secret Agents are determined to retrieve a microfilm containing a revolutionary formula that transforms cow manure into fuel, but first, they must put into action a hot inspection procedure.

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb | Stars: Alena Penz, Alexander Grill, Rinaldo Talamonti, Alexander Miller

Votes: 133

46. Rhinoceros (1974)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

Director: Tom O'Horgan | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black, Joe Silver

Votes: 778

47. Around the World with Fanny Hill (1974)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.2
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Neglected by her unfaithful husband, an ordinary housewife will see her life change through a joyride of sultry adventures, sensual exploration and pleasure around the world.

Director: Mac Ahlberg | Stars: Shirley Corrigan, Peter Bonke, Gaby Fuchs, Bo Brundin

Votes: 80

48. Bambina (1974)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio gets engaged to Clotilde, her mentally-disturbed and sex-obsessed adolescent ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Gigi Proietti, Teresa Ann Savoy, Irene Papas, Mario Scaccia

Votes: 114

49. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully

Votes: 2,863

50. For Pete's Sake (1974)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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A housewife tries to finance her cab-driving husband's education.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, Molly Picon

Votes: 1,733