Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: 2-Genre Table :: Sci-Fi :: Comedy


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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Two hapless frieght handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

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About Time (2013)

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track--again???

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Attack the Block (2011)

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

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Back to the Future (1985)

In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.

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Back to the Future Part II (1989)

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

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Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford ''Mad Dog'' Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

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Batman: The Movie (1966)

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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*batteries not included (1987)

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

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Being John Malkovich (1999)

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

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Bolt (2008)

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.

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Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)

Buzz Lightyear must battle Emperor Zurg with the help of three hopefuls who insist on being his partners.

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Chicken Little (2005)

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

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Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

Two potheads wake up from a night of partying and can't remember where they parked their car.

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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

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Frankenweenie (2012)

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

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Galaxy Quest (1999)

The alumni cast of a cult space TV show have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results.

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The Green Hornet (2011)

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.''

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Wayne Szalinski is your average ''nutty scientist'', working on a top secret machine which miniaturizes objects...

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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Four guy friends, all of them bored with their adult lives, travel back to their respective 80s heydays thanks to a time-bending hot tub.

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Howard The Duck (1986)

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit Ice Age. This time around the Ice Age is over and is starting to melt, which will destroy their valley. So they must unite and warn everyone about the situation.

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The Ice Pirates (1984)

In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess...

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Idiocracy (2006)

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of ''average American'', is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

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Innerspace (1987)

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

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The Iron Giant (1999)

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

Aliens abduct all adults; genius Jimmy and his friends build an interstellar spacefleet and rescue them.

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

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Land Of The Lost (2009)

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

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Lilo & Stitch (2002)

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually an notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.

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Mars Attacks! (1996)

The Earth is invaded by Martians with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

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Mars Needs Moms (2011)

A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

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The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship...

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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

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Megamind (2010)

The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man... but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight.

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Men In Black (1997)

Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up.

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Men in Black 3 (2012)

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

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Men in Black II (2002)

Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.

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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.

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The Nutty Professor (1996)

Grossly overweight Prof. Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

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The Nutty Professor (1963)

To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted for him...

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Our Man Flint (1965)

When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.

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Paul (2011)

Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

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Planet 51 (2009)

American astronaut Captain Charles ''Chuck'' Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck!

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R.I.P.D. (2013)

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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Real Genius (1985)

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a laser.

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Repo Man (1984)

Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

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Robot and Frank (2012)

Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

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Robots (2005)

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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Sleeper (1973)

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

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Space Jam (1996)

Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.

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Spaceballs (1987)

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

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Spy Kids (2001)

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

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Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003)

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

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Summer Wars (2009)

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancÚ of his friend in her grandmother's 90th birthday.

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Superhero Movie (2008)

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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Superman III (1983)

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

A quartet of humanoid turtles trained by their mentor in ninjitsu must learn to pull together in order to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan.

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Time Bandits (1981)

A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.

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Timer (2009)

If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

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Tremors (1990)

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

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The Truman Show (1998)

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.

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Visioneers (2008)

When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom.

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The Watch (2012)

Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

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Wild Wild West (1999)

The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a 19th century inventor-villain.

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The World's End (2013)

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

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