Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is deathly afraid of taking a risk of any kind. When his new bride (Debra Messing) dumps him on their honeymoon for their sleazy scuba instructor (Hank Azaria), Reuben is humiliated. After his heartbreak, Reuben plays it safer than ever until a chance encounter with Polly (Jennifer Aniston), an adventure-craving childhood friend. Soon, he finds himself diving head first into extreme sports, spicy foods, ferrets, and salsa dancing, all in his quest to seize the day and get the girl. Directed by John Hamburg. With Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alec Baldwin. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2004.
Along Came Polly
After the tree they live in is cut down, three singing chipmunk brothers, Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) find themselves in Los Angeles, where they are adopted by struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee). Impressed with the little guys' talent and seeing the opportunity for long-awaited success, Dave sets out to make the chipmunks a musical sensation. But, to achieve their dream and remain a family, Dave and the boys will have to overcome a meddling record executive (David Cross). Directed by Tim Hill. With Cameron Richardson. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2007.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Divorcee Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges) sets out to make his dreams of fortune and fame come true by producing an adult film starring the citizens of his small town. With the help of five friends, Andy convinces the town to take part in his "genius" idea. But, as the film rolls, Andy and his friends soon discover that adult film isn't child's play, and end up shooting a hilarious record of their bumpy misadventure through the land of porn. Directed by Michael Traeger. With Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2005.
Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a waitress with a special imagination who creates a dream world full of mischief. She spends her time enjoying life's simple pleasures until she discovers that she has the ability to use her creativity to help others without them ever knowing. But Amelie's most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely young man who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photo booths. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Nanty and Dominique Pinon. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Foreign Film. Year: 2001.
Declaring America's history offensive, left-wing filmmaker Michael Malone (Kevin P. Farley) sets out on a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July holiday. With the country's patriotism hanging in the balance, Malone is visited by the ghosts of George Washington (Jon Voight), George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer) and John F. Kennedy (Chriss Anglin), who try to presuade him to rethink his opinion of the United States. Directed by David Zucker. With Robert Davi, Trace Adkins, James Woods, Bill O'Reilly, Serdar Kalsin, Geoffrey Arend, Dennis Hopper and Leslie Nielsen. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
An American Carol
Midwestern teenager Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) seems to be the favorite for the extremely popular television singing contest, "American Dreamz." When polls reveal that more Americans vote to determine the shows winner than in the presidential election, incumbent U.S. President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) is convinced by his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) and the show's host Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) to become a guest judge and boost his popularity. Directed by Paul Weitz. With Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Marcia Gay Harden and John Cho. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2006.
On a summer night in 1962, four small town California teenagers face decisions about the directions of their lives. Steve (Ron Howard) wants to break up with Laurie (Cindy Williams). Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) worries about leaving home. John (Paul Le Mat) tries to maintain his cool image, but feels like he is missing out on something. And, Terry (Charles Martin Smith), the nerdy wannabe, just wants to fit in. Directed by George Lucas. With Harrison Ford. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 1973.
When a powerful baron seizes all the deeds to the homesteads in a Midwestern town, a group of young ranchers band together to take back their land and end the baron's tyranny. As their power and fame grows, they become the centers of an enormous manhunt aimed at capturing their leader, Jesse James (Colin Farrell). Directed by Les Mayfield. With Scott Caan, Ali Larter and Gabriel Macht. Categories: Action, Comedy, Western. Year: 2001.
Four high school seniors make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night in this gross-out comedy. Jim (Jason Biggs) has awkward sex talks with his dad (Eugene Levy), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) already has a girlfriend (Tara Reid), Oz (Chris Klein) is a shy jock, and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is a skinny nerd. Stifler (Seann William Scott) is the quiet guy with the sexy mom, Shannon Elizabeth is the foreign-exchange student, and Natasha Lyonne is a girl who likes to joke. Directed by Chris Weitz. With Alyson Hannigan. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1999.
The sequel to American Pie reunites the four friends (Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Chris Klein) one year later, only now they're in college. Eugene Levy, as Jim's dad, catches his son in bed with a girl in his dorm room. Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Shannon Elizabeth and Tara Reid return as the women in their lives, and Stifler (Seann William Scott) still has a sexy mom. Directed by J.B. Rogers. With Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2001.
American Pie 2
President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is a successful politician, but he's also a widower with a young daughter. When he overhears environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade's (Annette Bening) unguarded criticism of his policy, he is intrigued. But can the country accept a president with an active love life? Directed by Rob Reiner. With Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss and Samantha Mathis. Categories: Politics, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1995.
The American President
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) has it all: a designer wardrobe, a luxury apartment and more money than he can spend. But, beneath the surface, Bateman struggles to fit in with his Wall Street cohorts. And, the harder he tries, the more unhinged he becomes and the less control he has over the bloody urges that make him feel like an individual. Directed by Mary Harron. With Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon and Chloë Sevigny. Categories: Drama, Horror, Comedy, Thriller. Year: 2000.
Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti) is a file clerk with a dead-end job and an unsatisfying life. A chance meeting with Robert Crumb (James Urbaniak), a greeting card artist turned comic book illustrator, convinces Harvey to create his own comic centered on his working-class existence. The underground success of his work connects him with Joyce Brabner (Hope Davis), his soul mate through years spent as an independent icon. Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. With Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Cameron Carter and the real Harvey Pekar. Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2003.
The crew from “American Pie” reunites to see their friends, Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) walk down the aisle. Since Jim’s grandmother (Angela Paton) has fallen ill, they attempt to throw the wedding together in two weeks. Of course, Jim’s friends find a way to lighten the mood, as Stifler (Seann William Scott) fixates on throwing him an unforgettable bachelor party. And, lucky for Jim, his dad (Eugene Levy) decides to dispense even more precious pearls of wisdom in preparation for his married life. Directed by Jesse Dylan. With Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones, Molly Cheek, Deborah Rush and Fred Willard. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2003.
When mentally unstable mafia don Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) is released from prison, he returns to the care of Dr. Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal), the only psychiatrist who could work with the unsound killer. Unfortunately, Sobol is in need of help himself, as his inheritance of the family practice and the stress of married life is threatening to put him out of service. Directed by Harold Ramis. With Joe Viterelli, Cathy Moriarty and Lisa Kudrow as Laura Sobel. Categories: Comedy, Crime, New York. Year: 2002.
Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro), a cold-blooded mob boss who has been suffering from anxiety attacks, looks to psychiatrist Ben Sobol (Billy Crystal) to help him sort things out. Sobel isn't thrilled with the idea of working for a criminal but, after being persuaded by Vitti, he decides it's in his best interests to assist his new client. As Vitti's problems escalate, Sobol does his best to satisfy the needy mobster, while contending with the demands of his bride-to-be (Lisa Kudrow). Directed by Harold Ramis. With Chazz Palminteri. Categories: Comedy, Crime. Year: 1999.
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), a self-centered, sexist news reporter, rules the airwaves in 1970s San Diego. Beloved by the community and comfortable in his position of power, Burgundy's world comes crashing down when Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), a strong, opinionated newswoman, sabotages his career and takes over the evening news. Kicked to the curb, Burgandy falls apart, becoming a shell of his former self, until a news emergency gives him one last shot to regain his crown. Directed Adam McKay. With Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Fred Willard. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy. Year: 2004.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Andre (Jamel Debbouze) gets a second chance to set his life right after saving a woman from a supposed suicide attempt in the Seine. Andre falls for his damsel-in-distress, Angela (Rie Rasmussen), yet, in an ironic twist, it is Angela who saves Andre. Angela, as her name suggests, is actually an angel sent to save Andre from his own fate. Directed by Luc Besson. With Gilbert Melki and Serge Riaboukine. Categories: Foreign Film, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy. Language: French. Year: 2005.
After a misunderstanding on an airline flight, mild-mannered Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler) is sentenced to undergo anger management. Things go from bad to worse for Dave when his therapist, Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), shows up to live in his home. Known for his unorthodox methods, Buddy sets out to help Dave get in touch with his emotions by turning his life into a living nightmare. Directed by: Peter Segal. With Marisa Tomei, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, Kevin Nealon and Allen Covert. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2003.
Marvin (Rob Schneider) dreams of becoming a heroic cop, but he just doesn't have what it takes. His fortunes change when he's critically injured in a car accident and Dr. Wilder (Michael Caton), a deranged scientist, rebuilds Marvin from the inside out using animal organs. At first, Marvin's new body gives him remarkable new abilities, allowing him to gain the instant fame he's always wished for. But, when his animal instincts begin to take over at all the wrong times, Marvin struggles to keep his mind on his duties and maintain his relationship with his new love, Rianna (Colleen Haskell). Directed by: Luke Greenfield. With John C. McGinley and Edward Asner. Category: Comedy. Year: 2001.
Upon his return from Africa, noted explorer Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx) attends a gala party in his honor held by a Mrs. Rittenhouse (Lillian Roth). During the festivities, a valuable painting that had been on display goes missing and the Marx brothers offer to lend a hand to help recover it. Directed by Victor Heerman. With Harpo Marx, Chico Marx and Zeppo Marx. Categories: Comedy. Year: 1930.
Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), a neurotic comedian, examines the ups and downs of new love after ending his relationship with a ditsy aspiring actress (Diane Keaton). While trying to figure out what went wrong, Alvy journeys through his memories in New York City, often speaking directly to the audience. Directed by Woody Allen. With Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall and Christopher Walken. Category; Comedy, Romance. Year: 1977.
Young Lucas Nickle is the new kid in town. Friendless and harassed by a neighborhood bully, Lucas takes out his frustration by flooding an ant hill in his yard. But, when the ants decide to retaliate by using a magic potion, Lucas is shrunk down to the size of an ant and sentence to live in their colony. Directed by John A. Davis. With Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
The Ant Bully
Intent on starting a new sports magazine and providing a better life for his step-children, Nick (Ice Cube) moves into his dream house in the suburbs with his wife Suzanne (Nia Long). But, when everything that can go wrong does, Nick is left to left to clean up the mess with the help of his wacky, over-eager real estate agent/contractor, Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley). Directed by Steve Carr. With Aleisha Allen and Philip Bolden. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
Are We Done Yet?
Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza invite some of thebiggest names in entertainment to give their take on the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque routine, too extreme to be performed in public. Comedians, including George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman, reminisce, analyze, deconstruct the joke before delivering their own raunchy versions. Directed by Paul Provenza. With Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Howie Mandel, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and many more. Categories: Documentary, Comedy. Year: 2005.
The title character (Jeff Daniels) is a famous writer known as an expert on spirituality. But when it comes to his own life, he doesn't have a clue. Grouchy and lonely, he is forced out of his isolation when a bookstore owner contacts him. An overprotective single mother (Lauren Graham) discovers where he lives and comes begging for advice. As he is forced into contact with others, his view of the world changes. Directed by John Hindman. With Max Antisell and Lou Taylor Pucci. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2009.
Passepartout (Jackie Chan ), a Chinese thief seeks refuge in the companionship of Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), a British inventor who has accepted a challenge to travel around the world in only 80 days. Along the way, Passepartout's martial arts skill gets the two out of many sticky situations as they race to complete their voyage. Directed by Frank Coraci. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2004.
Around the World in 80 Days
Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson), a cranky, obsessive-compulsive writer, is entrusted with a dog after his gay artist neighbor (Greg Kinnear) is mugged and beaten. With his daily routine already dangerously off course, Melvin finds that Carol (Helen Hunt), the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son. Eventually, the three become unlikely friends and Melvin learns to love and respect other people. Directed by James L. Brooks. With Cuba Gooding Jr.. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1997.
As Good as It Gets
1960s swinger and British secret agent, Austin Powers (Mike Myers), returns to life after being cyrogenically frozen for 30 years in order to battle his arch-nemisis, Dr. Evil (also played by Mike Myers). With Austin permanently stuck in a shagadelic time warp, he'll need the help of his new partner, Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), if he hopes to save the world from Dr. Evil's doomsday device. Directed by Jay Roach. With Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling and Seth Green. Categories: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime. Year: 1997.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
When Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) decides to travel back to 1969 in order to steal Austin Powers' mojo, Austin (also played by Mike Myers) is left powerless. Partnered with his new right-hand woman, Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham), Austin must go back in time to get his groove back and stop Dr. Evil from destroying the world with a powerful laser. Directed by Jay Roach. With Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling and Verne Troyer. Categories: Comedy, Action, Adventure. Year: 1999.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
When two misfits, Burt and Verona (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph), learn they are about to become parents, they set off on a cross-country trip to help them decide where they should settle down. But things don't go as they hope: Burt's mother (Catherine O'Hara) casually tells them she and his father are moving to Europe and won't see much of their baby. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Allison Janney play friends of Verona's who have very different parenting styles. Burt and Verona can't quite figure out how they'll make it work, but vow to keep trying. Directed by Sam Mendes. With Josh Hamilton and Jeff Daniels. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
Away We Go
J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a determined career woman living in Manhattan's fast-paced business world. But her life is thrown into a tailspin when she learns that she has inherited a newborn baby girl from a deceased relative. Eventually, her new responsibility leads to the loss of both her boyfriend and her job, and forces Wiatt to examine her priorities. Directed by Charles Shyer. With Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis and James Spader. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1987.
At 37, Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey), a successful, single career businesswoman, has decided the time is right to have a child. But, when she discovers that she's infertile, Kate is forced to consider other options. Eventually, she finds an unlikely surrogate in Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler), a working class woman from South Philly. Just when Kate thinks she finally has everything figured out, Angie shows up asking for a place to live, and the mismatched pair struggle to coexist as they prepare to become mothers. Directed by Michael McCullers. With Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard and Maura Tierney. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back to 1955 in a modified Delorean after his friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), an eccentric scientist, is attacked by terrorists. After meeting his parents as teenagers, he accidentally prevents them from meeting and must bring them together or he will never be born. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1985.
Back to the Future
After time-traveling to 2015, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) returns home and finds that everything has changed. Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) rules Hill Valley and is married to his mother (Lea Thompson). To try to set things right, Marty travels back to 1955 to prevent Biff from changing the future. Once there, he has to explain the situation to a confused Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and be careful not to interfere with his first trip to the past. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1989.
Back to the Future Part II
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) flies back into the Old West to rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) after getting a letter dated from 1885. Once there, Marty has a run-in with the villainous Tannen Gang, shows off the revolver skills he picked up at the 7-Eleven, and finds that Doc has fallen in love. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western. Year: 1990.
Back to the Future Part III