16 Kooky Comedies

16 Kooky Comedies

Sometimes when things start to go wrong, they go really wrong. What may have begun as a minor inconvenience turned out to be a rabid wolverine that hopped aboard the crazy train, hijacked the engine, and ultimately drove the whole kit and caboodle off the rails. So it sometimes goes for our heroes in films, but what makes a wacko adventure such good fun are the characters' manic attempts to manage and defuse rapidly devolving situations, all the while not realizing that they are complicit in their own problems. From two con men duking it out on the French Riviera to a disgruntled male actor impersonating a woman in order to land a leading television role to , there's a good deal of laughs to be had in the following films!

Arsenic and Old LaceArsenic and Old Lace
starring Cary Grant (1944)
An easy going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle Aunts Abby and Martha have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar.
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Baby's Day OutBaby's Day Out
starring Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, & Brian Haley (1994)
Baby Bink is kidnapped by three men posing as photographers. While his wealthy parents frantically search for him, the three crooks have their hands full keeping up with their infant charge.
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starring Tom Hanks (1988)
A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big'. He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult.
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starring Tim Curry et al. (1985)
Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with the gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler?
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Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsDirty Rotten Scoundrels
starring Michael Caine & Steve Martin (1988)
It's the story of two con men who compete to see who can extract $50,000 from a woman first. The victim is a naive American heiress, and the competition between the two men, one a suave and sophisticated Englishman and the other a bumbling-but-appealing American, heats up!
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The Dream TeamThe Dream Team
starring Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, & Stephen Furst (1989)
Four mental patients are separated from their therapist on the way to a baseball game. The group must rescue their missing doctor from a pair of crooked cops, so they take to the streets in a series of outrageous misadventures.
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starring Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, & Bill Murray (1984)
When ghosts go on a rampage, only these men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS.
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The GooniesThe Goonies
starring Sean Astin & Josh Brolin (1985)
The film follows a group of misfit kids as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli and her outlaw brood.
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How to Steal a MillionHow to Steal a Million
starring Audrey Hepburn & Peter O'Toole (1966)
A woman and a burglar hatch a scheme to swipe a forgery from an art museum to conceal her father's art forgeries.
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Mr. MomMr. Mom
starring Michael Keaton & Teri Garr (1983)
Michael Keaton plays a harried househusband and Teri Garr a rising business executive who encounter one problem after another.
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Noises OffNoises Off
starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeves, et al. (1992)
A traveling theater group has so much going on behind the curtain, they almost ruin their performance in front of the curtain.
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The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple
starring Jack Lemon & Walter Matthau (1968)
Two divorced men (one is fastidious, the other is a slob) share a New York apartment.
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starring Dustin Hoffman (1982)
Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime.
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What About BobWhat About Bob?
starring Bill Murray & Richard Dreyfuss (1991)
Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor leaves town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows--showing up unexpectedly at the therapist's lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the houseguest that just won't leave.
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What We Do in the ShadowsWhat We Do in the Shadows
starring Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, & Jonathan Brugh (2014)
Vladislov, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.
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Without a ClueWithout a Clue
starring Ben Kingsley & Michael Caine (1988)
Dr. John Watson (Kingsley) is secretly a crime-solving genius. But to protect his reputation as a physician, he hires bumbling, boozy, out-of-work actor Reginald Kincaid (Caine) to play the part of his fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes. The charade works until Watson mysteriously disappears, forcing the baffled, seriously inept 'Holmes' to crack the biggest case of Watson's career on his own
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