AFI's 100 Laughs - America's Funniest Movies

The 100 Laughs were selected by a panel of leaders from the movie community.

Some Like it Hot
When Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest -- and homeliest -- members of an all-girl jazz band. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, & Jack Lemmon. NR
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy." Directed by Sydney Pollack. Starring Dustin Hoffman & Jessica Lange. PG
Dr. Strangelove
Fueled by paranoia and a fanatical sense of patriotism, two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper and Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson - trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. Funny and frightening, this black comedy about a group of military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse seems as relevant todayas ever. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers & George C. Scott. Based on the book Red Alert by Peter George. PG
Annie Hall
Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. PG
Duck Soup
As Prime Minister Firefly of Freedonia, Groucho soon reduces the kingdom to shambles. Harpo and Chico are secret agents disguised as peanut vendors and Zeppo is Firefly's secretary. Directed by Leo McCarey. Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, & Zeppo Marx. NR
Blazing Saddles
The new sheriff and his sidekick, retired gunfighter Waco Kid, protect the town of Rock Ridge from the men who want to run the railroad through the town. Directed by Mel Brooks.  Starring Cleavon Little & Gene Wilder. R
7   M*A*S*H
Satire of a Mobile Army surgical hospital during the Korean War. Directed by Robert Altman. Starring Donald Sutherland & Elliott Gould. Based on the book by Richard Hooker. PG
It Happened One Night
Spoiled Ellie Andrews escapes from her millionaire father, who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warner. When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to parlay the inside story of their adventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert. Based on the short story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams. NR
The Graduate
A recent college graduate from an affluent family comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and the daughter of his father's business partner. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft. Based on the book The Graduate by Charles Webb. PG
The passengers and crew of an airplane suffer every catastrophe in the book in this spoof of disaster movies. Directed by Jim Abrahams & David Zucker.  Starring Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, & Leslie Nielsen. PG
The Producers
A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success. Directed by Mel Brooks.  Starring Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder. NR
A Night at the Opera
The Marx Brothers take on high society. Two lovers who are both in opera are prevented from being together by the man's lack of acceptance as an operatic tenor. Pulling several typical Marx Brothers' stunts, they arrange for the scheduled tenor to be absent so that the young lover can get his chance. Classic Marx Brothers moments abound, including five minutes in Groucho's stateroom that make up one of the funniest scenes ever filmed. Directed by Sam Wood.  Starring Groucho, Chico, & Harpo Marx. NR
Young Frankenstein
Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved. Directed by Mel Brooks.  Starring Gene Wilder & Peter Boyle. PG
Bringing Up Baby
Susan Vance, an heiress, sets her sights on David Huxley, a stuffy zoologist. Susan and her "pet" - a leopard named " Baby " - makes David's life topsy-turvy when they all meet accidentally. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant. NR
The Philadelphia Story
Here comes the bride! And the ex-husband. And a gossip-rag columnist on assignment. One of the great comedy romances, a witty, luminous tale about a faultfinding, bride-to-be socialite who gets her comeuppance and an unexpected Mr. Right. Directe by George Cukor. Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, & James Stewart. Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. NR
Singin' in the Rain
Set in Hollywood of the 1920s, silent movies are giving way to talkies - and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in the bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, a prospective ladylove and his shrewish co-star. Silence may be golden, but not when you have such magical numbers as "Good Mornin'," "Make 'Em Laugh," the "Broadway Melody" ballet and the title tune, " Singin ' in the Rain." Directed by Stanley Donan. Starring Gene Kelly. G
The Odd Couple
Two divorced men decide to share a New York apartment but find that their differences drive each other crazy. Fussy Felix is fastidious to a fault. He proves that cleanliness is next to insanity. And Oscar wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado. Directed by Gene Saks.  Starring Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau.  Based on the play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. G
The General
A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. Directed by Clyde Bruckman.  Starring Buster Keaton. NR
His Girl Friday
An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The front page. Directed by Howard Hawks.  Starring Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell.  Based on the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht. NR
The Apartment
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine. NR
A Fish Called Wanda
Comedy about a sexy American babe who sets out to seduce her boyfriend and partner in crime's lawyer, a polite, poised and nearly comatose Englishman. Directed by Charles Crichton & John Cleese.  Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, & Michael Palin. R
Adam's Rib
A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor. Directed by George Cukor.  Starring Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn. NR
When Harry Met Sally...
Romantic comedy that starts with the relationship between just-graduated-from-college Sally and Harry . They drive to New York together and find they dislike each other, but through the years develop a close friendship. The big question is can they sleep together and still love each other in the morning! Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan. R
Born Yesterday
A corrupt millionaire junk dealer, embarrassed by his girlfriend's lack of social sophistication, arranges to have her trained in a crash course in "culture." He is surprised and outraged when after becoming aware of her role as pawn in his crooked business deals, she refuses to cooperate. Directed by George Cukor.  Starring Judy Holliday & Broderick Crawford. Based on the play Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin. NR
The Gold Rush
Chaplin is a prospector who goes to Alaska in search of gold . During a storm, he becomes trapped in a cabin with another prospector and an outlaw. The outlaw goes out for help, but is killed in an avalanche. Out of food and on the brink of starvation, the other prospector has visions of Chaplin as his next meal but Chaplin manages to keep himself from becoming dinner. Surviving all this, Chaplin goes on to fall in love with a Yukon dance hall girl. Directed by & starring Charles Chaplin. NR
Being There
When a simple minded recluse whose only reality is television comes into contact with the real world, his literalness leads him to a position of great influence. Directed by Hal Ashby. Starring Peter Sellers & Shirley MacLaine.  Based on the book Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. PG
There's Something About Mary
Thirteen years after a humiliating high-school episode of prom datus interuptus, angst-driven Ted is still crazy in love with Mary . Hoping for a second chance at wooing the girl of his dreams he hires sleazy private dick Pat Healy to track her down. However, after taking one look at Mary , Healy decides he wants her for himself. Before long, Mary 's suitors are engaged in a "hair-raising" battle for her affections, and soon, the fur really flies...right out the window! Directed by Bobby & Peter Farrelly.  Starring Cameron Diaz & Ben Stiller. R
When the university downsizes the parapsychology department, Doctors Venkman, Stantz and Spengler make the leap from scientists to Ghostbusters, investigators and exterminators of paranormal pests. But when bewitching Dana Barrett discovers her refrigerator has become a portal into the spiritual dimension, our heroes come face to face with an ancient evil force with plans to raise hell in Manhattan. Directed by Ivan Reitman.  Starring Billy Murray, Dan Akroid, & Sigourney Weaver. PG
This Is Spinal Tap
Spinal Tap , the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. Directed by Rob Reiner.  Starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, & Harry Shearer. R
Arsenic and Old Lace
A classic film adaptation of the Broadway comedy about two gentle, but highly lethal, sisters who poison lonely old men. The plot thickens as their nephew discovers their secret and tries to figure a way out of his increasingly more tangled family dilemma - and keep the secret from his new bride. Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring Cary Grant. Based on the play Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. NR
Raising Arizona
An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen.  Starring Nicolas Cage & Holly Hunter. PG-13
The Thin Man
Comedy mystery featuring Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife. Young Dorothy Wynant approaches Nick when her inventor father appears to be a major suspect in a murder case. In fact, Dorothy is so worried about her father's guilt, she tries to convince Nick that she did it. Nora wants Nick on the case so that she can experience some of the excitement herself. However, Nick is reluctant to get involved - until he sees that police Lt. Guild is coming to the wrong conclusions. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Starring William Powell & Myrna Loy. Based on the book The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. NR
Modern Times
A devastating satire on the effects of mass production on the lives of factory workers. Shows Charlie as a factory worker, jailbird, night watchman, and a singing waiter. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but voices emanate from TV sets and radios. Directed by & starring Charles Chaplin. NR
Groundhog Day
A romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, but then he realizes that he might be doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people, and doing the same thing every day.  Directed by Harold Ramis.  Starring Billy Murray & Andie MacDowell. PG
Elwood P. Dowd is a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is Harvey , a six-feet tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs. Directed by Henry Koster.  Starring James Stewart. Based on the play Harvey by Mary Chase. NR
National Lampoon's Animal House
The members of Delta Tau Chi fraternity offend the straight-arrow people on campus in a comedy which irreverently mocks college traditions. Directed by John Landis. Starring John Belushi & Tim Matheson. R
The Great Dictator
Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator 's followers. Directed by & starring Charles Chaplin. NR
City Lights
A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight. Directed by & starring Charles Chaplin. NR
Sullivan's Travels
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter. Directed by Preston Sturges.  Starring Joel McCrea & Veronica Lake. NR
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
When a goofy assortment of motorists unexpectedly learn the whereabouts of a stolen fortune, they speed off on a side-splitting, car-bashing race for the loot. Directed by Stanley Kramer.  Starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, & Sid Caesar. NR
An "unlucky in love" Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding falls for her fiance's younger brother. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Cher & Nicholas Cage. PG
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. Directed by Penny Marshall.  Starring Tom Hanks. PG
American Graffiti
The misadventures of four California high school graduates one late summer night in 1962. Directed by George Lucas.  Starring Richard Dreyfuss & Ron Howard. PG
My Man Godfrey
A zany millionaire family invites a tramp to be their butler. Directed by Gregory La Cava. Starring William Powell & Carole Lombard. Based on the book by Eric Hatch. NR
Harold and Maude
Harold is a young man bored with wealth but interested in death. Maude is a wonderful old rascal who can see nothing but good intentions in the world. An outrageously funny and affecting film that proves love has no boundaries. Directed by Hal Ashby.  Starring Ruth Gordon & Bud Cort. PG
Allen portrays Isaac Davis, a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17 year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress. Directed by Woody Allen.  Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. R
George is a Beverly Hills hairdresser who doesn't only do hair, he "does" most of his beautiful clients, too. He promises his girlfriend that once he gets his own salon, he'll settle down. The problem is, no bank will give him a loan. So George tries to borrow the money from Lester, a shady businessman who has no idea that George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress, and his teenage daughter. Directed by Hal Ashby.  Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, & Goldie Hawn. R
A Shot in the Dark
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau's attempt to prove the innocence of a voluptuous French maid, the prime suspect in a series of bizarre murders, leads him to a nudist colony and the Parisian mansion of a French millionaire. Directed by Blake Edwards.  Starring Peter Sellers & Elke Sommer. PG
To Be or Not To Be
Comedy about a theatrical troupe in Warsaw during World War II. They use every trick at their command to outwit the Nazi occupation troops, and at the same time hold the Nazis up to ridicule. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Carole Lombard & Jack Benny. NR
Cat Ballou
When her father is murdered by a powerful businessman, a woman hires a has-been gunfighter to help her gain revenge. Directed by Elliot Silverstein.  Starring Jane Fonda & Lee Marvin. NR
The Seven Year Itch
A husband of seven years, alone in New York while his family vacations, fantasizes an affair with the TV model in the upstairs apartment. Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Marilyn Monroe & Tom Ewell. NR
A Soviet official in Paris soon turns to pleasure as she discovers the magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the special charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  Starring Greta Garbo & Mervyn Douglas. NR
Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams. Directed by Steve Gordon.  Starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, & John Gielgud. PG
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
A spoof on motherhood. Trudy attends a farewell party for local servicemen and is shocked when she discovers her unfortunate condition after that hazy night. Her 4-F idolater offers himself as a substitute father. Directed by Preston Sturges.  Starring Eddie Bracken & Betty Hutton. NR
The Lady Eve
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naive snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart. Directed by Preston Sturges. Starring Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda. NR
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Chick Young and Wilbur Grey, two railroad baggage clerks, receive a strange shipment - the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein 's monster. But this deadly duo is still very much alive.  Directed by Charles Barton.  Starring Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, & Bela Lugosi. NR
Set in 1959, the movie shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved diner . The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the diner behind. Directed by Barry Levinson.  Starring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rouke, Kevin Bacon, & Timothy Daly. R
It's a Gift
Harold Bissonette is a bungling, henpecked grocer who dreams of California's golden sunshine. A small inheritance from his Uncle Bean tempts Harold to sell everything and buy an orange ranch sight unseen. Along the way, he matches wits with dogs, kids, and chicken feathers, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the last madcap minute. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.  Starring W.C. Fields. NR
A Day at the Races
Doctor Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big horse race. The doctor runs into some problems. The doctor runs a high priced clinic for the well-off who do not have a clue that he has a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Directed by Sam Wood. Starring Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx. NR
Topper is a sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.  Starring Cary Grant & Constance Bennett. NR
What's Up, Doc?
Four red plaid travelling cases--one of each belonging to a befuddled Iowa musicologist, a strange but bright young woman, a rich matron, and a suspicious fellow--are mixed up at a San Francisco hotel, with hilarious results. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, & Kenneth Mars. G
Sherlock, Jr.
Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. Directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbauckle & Buster Keaton.  Starring Buster Keaton. NR
Beverly Hills Cop
A street-wise Detroit detective pursues his friend's murderer to Beverly Hills where he gets involved in an international network of smugglers and drug peddlers. Directed by Martin Brest.  Starring Eddie Murphy & Judge Reinhold. R
Broadcast News
Tom Grunick is the perfet modern anchorman, with charm and good looks but no background for the job. Jane Craig, the brilliant producer, has the job of trying to make Tom look like a newsman. Then there is Aaron Altman, a dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, and jealous of Tom's success - with the public and Jane. Directed by James L. Brooks.  Starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks, & Holly Hunter. R
Horse Feathers
Professor Quincey Adams Wagstaff, fun-loving president of Huxley College, tries to keep the student body in line while attempting to keep his own body near a flirtatious floozie who is secretly trying to rig the big football game between Huxley and arch rival Darwin University. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.  Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, & Zeppo Marx. NR
Take the Money and Run
Woody Allen 's first directorial achievement is a hilarious satire of crime movies as he portrays a master criminal who habitually bungles his crime. Directed by Woody Allen.  Starring Woody Allen & Janet Margolin. PG
Mrs. Doubtfire
Daniel Hillard transforms into everyone's ideal vision of a grandmotherly English housekeeper in order to maintain contact with his three children after his divorce. Directed by Chris Columbus.  Starring Robin Williams & Sally Field. PG-13
The Awful Truth
Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Directed by Leo McCarey.  Starring Irene Dunne & Cary Grant. NR
Easygoing gadget-tester Fielding Mellish is going nowhere fast - until his dippy, politically radical girlfriend dumps him and sends him flying off the deep end. Trying to win her back, Mellish joins up with Latin American revolutionaries and in short order becomes the toast of the diplomatic world - and the biggest target of the CIA. Directed by & starring Woody Allen.  PG-13
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Longfellow Deeds , a small- town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent. Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur. NR
The story centers around Danny Noonan, who is desperate to win the college scholarship awarded to the best caddy at Bushwood Country Club. Also involved are a millionaire who wants to turn the golf course into a a new property development and a greenkeeper who is about to start World War III--against a gopher. Directed by Harold Ramis.  Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, & Bill Murray. R
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
A successful New York advertising executive (Grant) wants to escape the confines of his family's tiny midtown apartment. So he designs his dream home in the suburbs and discovers the project isn't as easy as it had seemed. Directed by H.C. Potter.  Starring Cary Grant & Myrna Loy. NR
Monkey Business
A chemist discovers a potent rejuvenation drug that restores youth but with some hilarious results. Directed by Howard Hawks.  Starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, & Marilyn Monroe. NR
9 to 5
Three female office workers combine forces to take revenge on their deceitful, egotistical, and thoroughly chauvinistic boss. Directed by Colin Higgins.  Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, & Dabney Coleman. PG
She Done Him Wrong
Mae West as Lady Lou, a tough lady with a heart of gold, who dallys with assorted beaus, becomes entangled in murder, saves a Bowery Mission and still has enough energy left to belt out a tune or two! Directed by Lowell Sherman.  Starring Mae West & Cary Grant. NR
A poverty-stricken singer in Depression-era Paris becomes convinced that the only way she can earn a living on the nightclub circuit is to masquerade as a man who impersonates women. Then she meets the man of her dreams. Directed by Blake Edwards.  Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, & Robert Preston. PG
The Palm Beach Story
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets a rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. Directed by Preston Sturgest.  Starring Claudette Colbert & Joel McCrea. NR
Road to Morocco
The lone survivors of a ship wrecked in the Mediterranean, our heroes find themselves in the company of Princess Shalimar (Lamour), who has purchased Bob and plans to make him her husband. This is the third " Road " picture. Directed by David Butler.  Starring Big Crosby, Bob Hope, & Dorothy Lamour. NR
The Freshman
Clark Kellogg, a naive student, accepts a job working for Carmine Sabatini, a powerful New York importer. As Clark finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into an ingenious scam, the FBI asks him to snitch on his colorful employer. Directed by Andrew Bergman.  Starring Marlon Brando & Matthew Broderick. PG
Miles Monroe enters the hospital in 1973 for a minor ulcer operation only to wake up 200 years later after being defrosted. As Miles tries to adjust to his new environment, he is re-programed, de-programmed, chased by Big Brother-like police, and falls for Luna, an underground poet. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. PG
The Navigator
Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. Directed by Donald Crisp & Buster Keaton.  Starring Buster Keaton. NR
Private Benjamin
A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected. Directed by Howard Zieff.  Starring Goldie Hawn. R
Father of the Bride
A befuddled father has a hard time letting go of his daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plan to marry. Directed by Charles Shyer.  Starring Steve Martin & Diane Keaton. PG
Lost in America
David Howard has put in eight long years at a big-time ad agency. When he hoped to land a Senior VP slot, all he got was a pat on the back and a transfer to New York. David talks his wife into quitting her job, sells the house, liquidates the stocks and bonds, and buys the largest Winnebago and they set out to live the ramblin' laid back life of the world's easiest Easy Riders. Directed by Albert Brooks.  Starring Albert Brooks & Julie Hagerty. R
Dinner at Eight
Social climbing Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a bunch of New York society types, each of whom has much to reveal. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, & Jean Harlow. NR
City Slickers
New Yorker Mitch Robbins is 39 and miserable. He's tired of his job and bored with his life. And his two best friends Ed and Phil aren't doing much better. So when they all decide to chase their troubles away with a fantasy vacation, Mitch and his pals trade their briefcases for saddle bags and set out to find freedom and adventure herding cattle under the wide New Mexico sky. But what they discover instead is scorching sun, sore backsides - and more insight into themselves and each other than they ever thought possible. Directed by Ron Underwood.  Starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, & Jack Palance. PG-13
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The struggles of teenagers as they deal with independence, success, sexuality, money, maturity, school, and particularly with just making it through the formative years. Directed by Amy Heckerling.  Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, & Judge Reinhold. R
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. Directed by Tim Burton.  Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, & Winona Ryder. PG
The Jerk
Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, has invented some crazy inventions that lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags. Directed by Carl Reiner.  Starring Steve Martin. R
Woman of the Year
In this hilarious excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other. Directed by George Stevens. Starring Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn. NR
The Heartbreak Kid
Lenny Cantrow, an ambitious 27-year-old sporting goods salesman, meets a girl named Lila in a Manhattan singles bar. Following a brief courtship, Lenny proposes marriage. On their honeymoon in Florida, Lenny decides that he's made a mistake. Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student vacationing with her wealthy parents but there is one small complication-- he's a newlywed! Directed by Elaine May.  Starring Charles Grodin & Cybill Shepherd. PG
Ball of Fire
Once upon a time in 1941, a band of happy bashful scholars sets out to write a new encyclopedia. By their ninth year, the grumpy grammarian of the group, Bertram Potts, was up to "S" for slang. But since his knowledge of modern lingo was limited to "righto," the handsome professor decided to go out into the world and research the modern vocabulary. At a night club he meets Sugarpuss O'Shea, a street-smart singer who instantly spices up his language and steals his heart. Too bad she's also on the lam from the mob. Now Potts and his gang of princely professors must outwit the evil outlaws - or their beloved Sugarpuss might never live happily ever after. Directed by Howard Hawks.  Starring Gary Cooper & Barbara Stanwyck. NR
Jerry Lundegaard is bursting at the seams with debt, but has a plan to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. But as soon as the bumbling criminals get into town and casually off three locals, poor Jerry's plan goes awry. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen.  Starring William H. Macy & Francis McDormand. R
Auntie Mame
In 1928, a 10-year-old boy goes to live with his eccentric, sophisticated aunt-- a lady who throws a party for any occasion or nonoccasion that comes to mind. Directed by Morton DaCosta.  Starring Rosalind Russell. Based on the book Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. NR
Silver Streak
A wild action comedy about a murder mystery aboard a cross-country train. Gene Wilder is a plant-book editor who gets involved. The funniest scene is when Richard Pryor teams up with Wilder and tries to teach him how to act black. Directed by Arthur Hiller.  Starring Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor. PG
Sons of the Desert
The boys try to get away from their wives to attend a national convention of the Sons of the Desert. Directed by William A. Seiter. Starring Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. NR
Bull Durham
American romantic comedy, dealing with a very minor minor-league team and three of its current constituents, an aging baseball groupie that beds one player each season, a cocky foolish new pitcher, and the older, weary catcher brought in to wise up the rookie. Directed by Ron Shelton.  Starring Kevin Costner & Susan Sarandon. R
The Court Jester
In 12th century England, the infant king is usurped by the wicked King Roderick. Black Fox and his band attempt to restore the rightful king to the throne by having a member of their group infiltrate the court by posing as the jester. Directed by Melvin Frank & Norman Panama.  Starring Danny Kaye. NR
The Nutty Professor
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. Directed by & starring Jerry Lewis. NR
Good Morning, Vietnam
Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam , disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms. Directed by Barry Levinson.  Starring Robin Williams. R