Let's Get Serious About the Lighter Side of Things
Note: Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton Silents Are Not Included Here - See "Silent Films: Chaplin & Keaton"
 
The 1920s
Safety Last!
Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis,
& Bill Strother
D. Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Silent / 73 min / 1.37:1 / USA
The 1930s
Platinum Blonde
Robert Williams, Jean Harlow,
& Loretta Young
D. Frank Capra
B&W / 89 min / 1.20:1 / USA
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Trouble in Paradise
Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins,
& Kay Francis
D. Ernst Lubitsch
B&W / 83 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Dinner at Eight
Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery,
& Jean Harlow
D. George Cukor
B&W / 111 min / 1.37:1 / USA
She Done Him Wrong
Mae West, Cary Grant,
& Noah Beery Sr.
D. Lowell Sherman
B&W / 66 min / 1.37:1 / USA
 
Sons of the Desert
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy,
& Charley Chase
D. William A. Seiter
B&W / 68 min / 1.37:1 / USA
It Happened One Night
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert,
& Walter Connolly
D. Frank Capra
B&W / 105 min / 1.37:1 / USA
The Thin Man
William Powell, Myrna Loy,
& Maureen O'Sullivan
D. W.S. Van Dyke
B&W / 91 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Libeled Lady
Jean Harlow, William Powell,
& Myrna Loy
D. Jack Conway
B&W / 98 min / 1.37:1 / USA
 
Modern Times
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard,
& Henry Bergman
D. Charles Chaplin
B&W / 87 min / 1.33:1 / USA
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur,
& George Bancroft
D. Frank Capra
B&W / 115 min / 1.37:1 / USA
My Man Godfrey
William Powell, Carole Lombard,
& Eugene Pallette
D. Gregory La Cava
B&W / 94 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Way Out West
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy,
& Sharon Lynn
D. James W. Horne
B&W / 64 min / 1.37:1 / USA
 
You Can't Take It With You
Jean Arthur, James Stewart,
& Lionel Barrymore
D. Frank Capra
B&W / 126 min / 1.37:1 / USA
The 1940s
His Girl Friday
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell,
& Ralph Bellamy
D. Howard Hawks
B&W / 92 min / 1.37:1 / USA
The Shop Around the Corner
James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan,
& Frank Morgan
D. Ernst Lubitsch
B&W / 99 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Ball of Fire
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck,
& Oskar Homolka
D. Howard Hawks
B&W / 111 min / 1.37:1 / USA
The Lady Eve
Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck,
& Charles Coburn
D. Preston Sturges
B&W / 94 min / 1.37:1 / USA
 
Roxie Hart
Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou,
& George Montgomery
D. William A. Wellman
B&W / 74 min / 1.33:1 / USA
The Major and the Minor
Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland,
& Rita Johnson
D. Billy Wilder
B&W / 100 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Arsenic and Old Lace
Cary Grant, Raymond Massey,
& Josephine Hull
D. Frank Capra
B&W / 118 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Hail the Conquering Hero
Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines,
& William Demarest
D. Preston Sturges
B&W / 101 min / 1.37:1 / USA
 
Unfaithfully Yours
Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell,
& Rudy Vallee
D. Preston Sturges
B&W / 105 min / 1.37:1 / USA
The 1950s
Harvey
James Stewart, Josephine Hull,
& Peggy Dow
D. Henry Koster
B&W / 111 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Roman Holiday
Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn,
& Eddie Albert
D. William Wyler
B&W / 118 min / 1.37:1 / USA
Hobson's Choice
Charles Laughton, John Mills,
& Brenda de Banzie
D. David Lean
B&W / 108 min / 1.33:1 / UK
The 1960s
The Apartment
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine,
& Fred MacMurray
D. Billy Wilder
B&W / 125 min / 2.35:1 / USA
The Graduate
Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft,
& Katharine Ross
D. Mike Nichols
Color / 106 min / 2.35:1 / USA
The Odd Couple
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau,
& John Fiedler
D. Gene Saks
Color / 105 min / 2.35:1 / USA
The 1970s
Annie Hall
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton,
& Tony Roberts
D. Woody Allen
Color / 93 min / 1.85:1 / USA
Being There
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine,
& Melvyn Douglas
D. Hal Ashby
Color / 130 min / 1.85:1 / USA
The 1980s
Local Hero
Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson,
Sam Waterston, & Ned Beatty
D. Ronald Neame
Color / 105 min / 2.35:1 / USA
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore,
& Peter Coyote
D. Steven Spielberg
Color / 120 min / 1.85:1 / USA
Tootsie
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange,
& Teri Garr
D. Sydney Pollack
Color / 116 min / 2.35:1 / USA
A Christmas Story
Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon,
& Darren McGavin
D. Bob Clark
Color / 93 min / 1.85:1 / USA
 
Local Hero
Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert,
& Fulton Mackay
D. Bill Forsyth
Color / 111 min / 1.85:1 / UK
Ghostbusters
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd,
& Sigourney Weaver
D. Ivan Reitman
Color / 105 min / 2.35:1 / USA
Back to the Future
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd,
& Lea Thompson
D. Robert Zemeckis
Color / 116 min / 1.85:1 / USA
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Steve Martin, John Candy,
& Laila Robins
D. John Hughes
Color / 93 min / 1.85:1 / USA
 
Ghostbusters
Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin,
& Yaphet Kotto
D. Martin Brest
Color / 127 min / 1.85:1 / USA
The 1990s
Groundhog Day
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell,
& Chris Elliott
D. Harold Ramis
Color / 101 min / 1.85:1 / USA
The Full Monty
Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson,
& Mark Addy
D. Peter Cattaneo
Color / 91 min / 1.85:1 / UK
The Big Lebowski
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman,
& Steve Buscemi
D. Joel Coen
Color / 117 min / 1.85:1 / USA
Waking Ned Devine
Ian Bannen, David Kelly,
& Fionnula Flanagan
D. Kirk Jones
Color / 91 min / 2.35:1 / UK
The 2000s
Sideways
Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church,
& Virginia Madsen
D. Alexander Payne
Color / 127 min / 1.85:1 / USA
The 2010s
The Guard
Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle,
& Mark Strong
D. John Michael McDonagh
Color / 96 min / 2.35:1 / Ireland
Safety Not Guaranteed
Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass,
& Jake Johnson
D. Colin Trevorrow
Color / 86 min / 2.35:1 / USA
 
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