If you or someone you're friends with is a big fan of comedy movies, then you need to check out some of the best films from the 1980s. This was one of the richest periods for comedic cinema. It was a time when Hollywood was determined to produce films by some of the most talented comedians, and the films had big budgets to go along with big laughs. So, if you like comedy films, but haven't watched too many films from the 1980s, then here is a quick primer on some of the more interesting ones to check out.
The Cult Favorite: Caddyshack
One of the most quoted movies from the 1980s is the cult hit Caddyshack. It was written by an alum of the Harvard comedic magazine, National Lampoon. It also stared some of the 80s best comedic actors, including Chevy Chase, Bill Murry, and stand up legend Rodney Dangerfield. The film concerns the antics at a country club golf course after an eccentric (played by Dangerfield) purchases the property and upsets the preppy members.
The Semi-Animated Classic: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
This movie was a comedy-mystery that was one of the most innovative films of the 1980s. It was directed by the man who helmed Back To The Future, Forest Gump, and Cast Away. The film was set in a world where cartoon characters interacted with human beings. The film is set in the 1940s and centers around a murder mystery. It was based on the real life controversy over public transportation in Las Angeles in the 1940s. The film was not just innovative, but a perfect example of slapstick humor. The combination of live action and cartoon comedy was something that had never been done before, and has rarely been done as well since.
The Stand Up Comedy Documentary Pick: Raw
Any fan of real stand up needs to watch one of the best stand up comedy documentaries ever made. Eddie Murphy first burst onto the scene with his Delirious comedy special. That one made him an overnight star. When the next special was being documented by a documentary crew, they had more access to prep, a bigger budget, as well as more crew. This one was helmed by Robert Townsend, who was one of the more influential African American filmmakers during that time period. In the documentary, not only do you see Eddie Murphy's amazing standup, but you get amazing access to his through process.
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9 September 2017
My husband and I go to a church about thirty minutes from our home. Every Wednesday night, we attend a small group for young, married couples at our place of worship. Recently, one of the couples in this class reminisced about a midweek date night they had not long ago. On the spur of the moment, they decided to go watch a late movie at a local theater. Before entering the theater, they promised each other that they would eat whatever junk food they wanted while watching the movie. They wanted to enjoy one night of delicious movie theater food without worrying about the calories. This sweet couple talked about how this spontaneous date night helped their marriage. On this blog, you will discover the best types of movies to watch during a midweek date night with your spouse.