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On Laughter Day, you don’t have to joke about someone to laugh. It’s much more interesting to get together with friends to watch some good old comedy. MagadanMedia has compiled the top 15 comedies of the 80s and 90s that you can use. They may seem a little naive and not at all like modern ones, but do not doubt – these films will definitely give you a lot of positive emotions. Especially if there are those from your childhood.
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Starring Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu1981
French comedy-detective, 12+
The daughter of a millionaire suffering from chronic bad luck is missing in Mexico. A desperate father decides to follow in her footsteps with the same unlucky man, hoping for the theory that fatally unlucky people can get into similar trouble and find each other. A professional detective who is skeptical of such theories joins the search.
Back to the future
Back to the future. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd1985
The famous science fiction trilogy about time travel (part one), 12+
Dr. Emmett Brown has been trying to create a time machine for 30 years, and finally in 1985 he succeeded. It was the car DeLorean DMC-12. Emmett shares his discovery with a young friend, high school student Marty McFly, and is suddenly attacked by terrorists hunting for the Doctor. Marty escapes in a time machine and arrives in 1955. From this moment, their amazing adventures through time and space begin.
Great. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
In the lead role Tom Hanks1988
Family comedy in the fantasy genre, 12+
12-year-old Joshua Baskin suffers from teenage complexes and dreams of becoming an adult soon. One day, while walking through an amusement park, he finds an old slot machine-executor of wishes “Zloter Molvit”. He throws 25 cents into the machine gun and plans to “get big”. Then he finds out that the machine is turned off and does not work. The next morning, Joshua wakes up and is surprised to find that he has turned into a 30-year-old man.
Honey, I cut the kids down
Honey, I cut the kids down. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
Starring Rick Moranis, Matt Freuer, Marsha Stressman1989
Fantastic family comedy, 6+
Dr. Shalinski is a scientist who has managed to create something new – a device that can reduce anything. The doctor conducted all the experiments at home. While he was preparing a report on this invention, his children accidentally started the device and decreased to a tiny size. The unsuspecting father throws them in the trash, where the children end up in a dangerous, unknown world in their backyard.
K-9: Dog work
K-9: Dog work. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
In the lead role James Belushi1989
Comedy-detective, crime, 12+
Police officer Michael Dooley works in the anti-drug department and constantly thwarts the plans of a well-known drug dealer. He, in turn, opens the hunt for him. The authorities help Michael with a wayward dog named Jerry Lee, specially trained to search for drugs. With her help, the protagonist hopes to catch the criminal and expose him. But first he will have to work hard to find common ground with Jerry Lee.
Ace Ventura: Pet Search
Ace Ventura: Pet Search. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
In the lead role Jim Carrey1993
Detective Comedy, 12+
Ace Ventura is the best pet detective in his field. Not surprisingly, he was asked to find the mysteriously missing dolphin – the main mascot of the American football team “Miami Dolphins”. Ace immediately starts searching, but the story takes a strange turn when the team administrator dies. It becomes clear that there is something more behind the usual abduction of a mammal.
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Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito1994
Sci-fi comedy, 12+
Two doctors, Alex Hess and Larry Arbogast, are working on a drug that will save women from miscarriages. When it comes time to conduct the first human experience, the management rejects their project and stops funding. Colleagues decide on an insane step: to conduct the experiment in secret, and the test subject is Alex Hess himself. After stealing a frozen female egg, Arbogast inserts it into Hess’s body, and the next morning his pregnancy is confirmed. He moves into Larry’s house under constant supervision.
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In the lead role Jim Carrey1944
Fantasy comedy, 12+
Stanley Ipkiss is a kind, delicate and insecure man. He is constantly humiliated by everyone around him and this makes him unhappy. One day he finds an old wooden mask, puts it on and a miracle happens. She turns him into a green-headed invulnerable superman and endows him with magical abilities. Now during the day he can be an ordinary Stanley, and at night he can become a Mask and punish all his offenders.
Nanny. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
Starring Peter Paul David Paul1994
Family comedy, crime, 12+
The gates of the criminal business threaten to assassinate big businessman Frank Hillhurst and his young twin nephews. Worried about the children, Frank hires two reckless and thrifty twin bodybuilder brothers, Peter and David. They become bodyguards and nannies for spoiled boys. The process of re-education and rapprochement begins, but the same gatekeeper unceremoniously bursts into it and kidnaps the boys.
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In the lead role Eddie Murphy1996
Professor Sherman Clamp is a brilliant geneticist, kind and just a good man suffering from hereditary obesity. It makes him very clumsy, which is why he constantly gets into comic situations. Clamp is working on a scientific formula that can make the process of losing weight fast and painless. It was during this period that he met and fell in love with a charming chemistry teacher. To interest the lady, he puts on experience and in 30 seconds becomes an athletically built handsome man. But it’s not that simple. The scientist will be divided into two incarnations, which will desperately fight for the right to exist.
Trilogy People in black
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Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, 1997
Fantastic action comedy in three parts, 12+
More than a thousand aliens secretly live on Earth under the guise of humans. The secret bureau for cooperation with aliens deals with the issues of their social protection and protection of earthlings from possible negative influences. The story of the first part of the trilogy begins with a veteran Bureau Agent Kay looking for a new partner. He hires a young police officer, James, who is code-named Jay. The two of them will have to investigate the difficult case of an illegal alien, return the “galaxy” to its rightful owners and save the Earth from destruction.
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In the lead role Jim Carrey1997
Fantasy comedy, 12+
Fletcher Reed is a professional lawyer and a professional liar. Lying is a way to get what you want and the lifestyle that his wife and young son Max suffer from. There comes a time when his wife can’t stand it and leaves him, and when Fletcher, promising to come, doesn’t show up for his son’s birthday, little Max makes a wish: “let Dad stop lying for at least one day.” And it comes true – Fletcher can no longer tell even the most innocuous lies and his whole habitual life is turned upside down.
George from the jungle
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In the lead role Brendan Fraser1997
Adventure comedy, 6+
George lives in the heart of the African jungle and enjoys his free life every day. His friends are wild beasts, his house is palm trees, rocks and waterfalls. One day, a girl wanders into this jungle, who charms George so much that he agrees to go with her to San Francisco. The savage’s acquaintance with a world completely new to him promises to be unforgettable.
Rush hour. Photo: www.kinopoisk.ru
Starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker1998
Crime comedy-action movie in three parts, 12+
The first part of the trilogy begins with the abduction of the young daughter of the Chinese consul in Los Angeles. The consul believes that the only person who can be trusted to save his daughter is Inspector Lee. And so, straight from China, Lee rushes to the rescue. FBI agents, meanwhile, are “smuggling Lee into careless detective James Carter to distract him with city tours and prevent him from interfering in their affairs.” After a series of disagreements and misunderstandings, the heroes still decide to unite, bring the villains to clean water and save the girl.
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In the lead role Jeff Bridges1998
Cult American Comedy, 18+
Jeffrey Lebowski is a man cut off from the world by the nickname “Dude”. He likes his normal measured life, which consists of constant meetings with friends, bowling and drinking. It would seem that can break this idyll? Yes, anything. For example – gangsters. One day, they break into Jeffrey’s house, confuse him with a millionaire namesake, and demand that his wife’s debts be repaid. The next day, he goes to his namesake to sort out this misunderstanding.