Top Comedies of 1994

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1. Muppet Classic Theater (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz

Votes: 414

10/10

2. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 761,846 | Gross: $312.90M

10/10

3. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Western

43 Metascore

one year after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and they set out to discover its secrets.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 16,293 | Gross: $43.62M

10/10

4. Leprechaun 2 (1994)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

On his one thousandth birthday, an evil leprechaun selects the descendant of one of his slaves to have as his bride, leaving it up to the girl's boyfriend to save her.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Warwick Davis, Charlie Heath, Shevonne Durkin, Sandy Baron

Votes: 7,071 | Gross: $2.26M

9/10

5. The Pagemaster (1994)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner

Votes: 17,978 | Gross: $13.67M

8/10

6. There Goes My Baby (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change.

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Ricky Schroder, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle

Votes: 919 | Gross: $0.12M

7 or 8/10

7. Blank Check (1994)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

A young boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for one million dollars, which he proceeds to spend, unaware that the gangsters it belongs to are in pursuit.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 15,915 | Gross: $30.58M

7/10

8. Trading Mom (1994)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Three children have had it with their mother, and magically make her disappear. The kids then head out to the "Mommy Market" for a replacement mom.

Director: Tia Brelis | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Michael Metchik, Asher Metchik

Votes: 1,513 | Gross: $0.32M

7/10

9. Beanstalk (1994)

PG | 78 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A young boy finds a crate of green beans. When they're planted, they grow a beanstalk to the clouds, where a castle of giants are habited.

Director: Michael Davis | Stars: J.D. Daniels, Amy Stoch, Patrick Renna, Richard Moll

Votes: 280

7/10

10. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 240,998 | Gross: $72.22M

7/10

11. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 159,456 | Gross: $71.57M

7/10

12. The Little Rascals (1994)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods

Votes: 37,855 | Gross: $51.76M

7/10

13. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 66,521 | Gross: $130.51M

7/10

14. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 77,418 | Gross: $144.83M

7/10

15. The Shadow (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In 1930s New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle

Votes: 20,457 | Gross: $32.06M

7/10

16. Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 55,339 | Gross: $38.09M

7/10

17. The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene

Votes: 295,828 | Gross: $119.94M

7/10

18. Monkey Trouble (1994)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.

Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Finster, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 5,521 | Gross: $16.34M

7/10

19. The Whipping Boy (1994 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Family, Fantasy

The king of tiny Bratenberg hopes in vain his lazy, unruly heir Horace will behave for the sake of his whipping boy, abandoned commoner Jemmy, whom he had absurdly arrested as later his kid... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Truan Munro, Nic Knight, Karen Salt, Andrew Bicknell

Votes: 292

7/10

20. All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (1994 TV Special)

Comedy, Family, Music

Tycoon billionaire Ronald Grump wants to demolish Sesame Street to build his Grump Tower, and it's up to the Sesame Street citizens to save their favorite buildings from being destroyed.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Carlo Alban, Maya Angelou, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen

Votes: 56

7/10

21. In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Paterson | Stars: Kathy Najimy, Matt Frewer, Christopher Lloyd, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 398

7/10

22. A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994 TV Movie)

G | 69 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the story, but is acting a bit stingy in real-life.

Director: Joanna Romersa | Stars: Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 910

7/10

23. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 24,756 | Gross: $50.24M

7/10

24. Thumbelina (1994)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook

Votes: 12,923 | Gross: $11.37M

7/10

25. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

Votes: 119,080 | Gross: $52.70M

7/10

26. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Black, Carole Finn

Votes: 9,125

7/10

27. The Return of Jafar (1994 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.

Directors: Toby Shelton, Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove | Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger, Dan Castellaneta, Jason Alexander

Votes: 21,659

7/10

28. Tiny Toons Spring Break (1994 TV Movie)

45 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Buster, Babs and the entire 'Tiny Toons' gang decided to take a trip to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. Meanwhile, Elmrya believes that Buster is the Easter Bunny, and with the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Rich Arons, Michael Gerard, Dave Marshall | Stars: Tress MacNeille, John Kassir, Joe Alaskey, Cree Summer

Votes: 278

7/10

29. Getting Even with Dad (1994)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

A thief's son cons his father into spending more time with him.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly, Saul Rubinek

Votes: 6,563 | Gross: $18.44M

6 or 7/10

30. North (1994)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 12,079 | Gross: $7.14M

6/10

31. A Troll in Central Park (1994)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An evil witch banishes a flower loving troll named, Stanley, to New York City where he befriends two young children.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 5,137 | Gross: $0.07M

6/10

32. The Jungle Book (1994)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill

Votes: 14,331 | Gross: $44.34M

6/10

33. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker, Jan Rubes

Votes: 31,106 | Gross: $45.61M

6/10

34. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

63 Metascore

Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 84,729 | Gross: $51.13M

6/10

35. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 26,191 | Gross: $17.19M

6/10

36. Andre (1994)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The true story of how a seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine, Chelsea Field, Shane Meier

Votes: 5,675 | Gross: $16.82M

6/10

37. The Swan Princess (1994)

G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Jack Palance, Howard McGillin, Michelle Nicastro, Liz Callaway

Votes: 19,584 | Gross: $9.77M

6/10

38. Ernest Goes to School (1994)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school maintenance man seeking to obtain a high school diploma.

Director: Coke Sams | Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Bill Byrge, Jason Michas

Votes: 1,989

6/10