Screwball movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant screwball movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, clever and funny films and TV shows about / with screwball, love and romance, romance, storytelling, chase, culture clash, dialogue, runaway, couples and mentor plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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screwball movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as screwball: Raising Arizona (1987), One Fine Day (1996), The Princess Bride (1987), Moonlighting (1985), Laws of Attraction (2004), Summer Rental (1985), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Couples Retreat (2009), The Money Pit (1986), Intolerable Cruelty (2003).

List of screwball movies

 7.3
 130K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: witty, humorous, surreal, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, baby, robbery, kidnapping, redemption, blackmail, ex convict, policewoman, crime, crimes, couple relations, missing child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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 6.5
 44K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, single parent, screwball, single father, fall in love, one day, nothing goes right, looking for love, parents and children, disorder, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, united states
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The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, prince, adventure, save the princess, love and romance, screwball, friendship, warrior, giant, engaged, determination ...
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 7.6
 19K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: talky, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, opposites attract, workplace romance, unlikely couple, romance, screwball, detective agency, partners, crimes, snobbism, workplace situations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Style: romantic, light, not serious, talky, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, opposites attract, hotshot lawyer, divorce lawyer, unlikely couple, romance, lawyer, middle age romance, love and romance, screwball, verbal byplay, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 6.3
 14K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, couple relations, romance, summer vacation, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: sentimental, romantic, feel good, sweet, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: wedding, unrequited love, male female friendship, women, wedding preparations and rituals, screwball, friendship, best friends, obsession, unfulfilled love, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, san francisco, new jersey
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 5.5
 104K
Couples Retreat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: ...
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: resort, friendship, couple relations, friends, couples, farce, marriage, island, couples therapy, disorder, divorce, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
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 6.4
 53K
The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: home renovation, old house, screwball, romance, family in crisis, couple relations, nothing goes right, chaos, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, rio de janeiro
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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, humorous, romantic, clever, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, lawyer, manipulations, satire, infidelity, dishonesty, inheritance, hitman, marriage of convenience, love at first sight, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, beverly hills ...
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 6.4
 196K
What Women Want (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's ...
Style: feel good, romantic, clever, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, workplace romance, love and romance, telepathy, psychic, fall in love, supernatural ability, sexism, initially antagonists, love story, women, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.1
 23K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, cons and scams, social relations, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, angel, destiny, robbery, romance, murder, love, screwball, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 5K
The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, family relations, mischievous children, society, rich and poor, screwball, parents and children, youth, disorder, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Twice Upon a Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK, Romania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thirty years ago they were lovers. Their affair fascinated a nation. Louis was a director and Alice was his muse. Then came the breakup It too, was public and painful. They have not met since. But Alice, who has established herself as a first lady ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, aging, lifestyle, screwball, romance, couples, lovers reunited, love and romance, actor's life, showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
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Crazy Like a Fox (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of Nat Banks, an 8th generation Virginian gentleman farmer living in the past, who loses his family farm, Greenwood, to a pair of land speculators from Washington, D.C. When the predatory couple manipulates a "legal" real ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, clever ...
Plot: adventure, fighting the system, rivalry, save the day, righting the wronged, culture clash, friendship, interracial relations, good versus evil, buddies, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, washington d.c.
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Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ship wreck, adventure, pirate, shipwreck, survival, family life, fish out of water, escapades, island, danger, screwball, disorder ...
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 6.5
 329K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, feel good, not serious, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, slacker, unlikely friendships, stupidity, getting home, marijuana, weed, race against time, stoners, childbirth, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia, alabama, dallas texas ...
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Dad on the Run (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jonas (Clément Sibony), a 23-year-old dad attempts to carry out an important Jewish tradition: burying the foreskin of his newly circumcised son. The forgetful father only has a few hours to complete the task... but have a group of hit men on his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, family life, race against time, babies and infants, musician's life, curses spells and rituals, screwball, religions or cults, father son relationship, tradition ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france
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Happy Ever Afters (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, social differences, fall in love, true love, opposites attract, love and romance, society, immigrants, nothing goes right, screwball, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, farce, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
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The Bounty Hunter (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Milo Boyd is a bounty hunter whose latest gig is rather satisfying, as he finds out that the bail-skipper he must chase down is his own ex-wife, Nicole -- but she has no intention of getting nabbed without a fight. Complicating matters, ...
Style: funny, light, not serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, bounty hunter, romance, ex husband ex wife relationship, escapades, love and romance, partners, odd couple, disorder, danger, screwball, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city, new york, new jersey
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 5.4
 5K
Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
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 6.0
 31K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: stadium, sport team, american football, rivalry, football, ambition, hopes, love and romance, screwball, confession, love triangle, small town ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: chicago illinois, minnesota, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, france ...
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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, intrigue, on the run, fish out of water, disorder, couples, lifestyle, screwball, disco, switching roles, nudity (full frontal - brief), police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 6.9
 26K
Arthur (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of ...
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: butler, screwball, culture clash, opposites attract, alcohol abuse, waitress, cinderella story, bittersweet, love and romance, hopes, couples, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Who's That Girl (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uptight New York tax lawyer gets his life turned upside down, all in a single day, when he's asked to escort a feisty and free-spirited female ex-convict whom asks him to help prove her innocence of her crime.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: screwball, false accusation, on the run, mountain lion, lawyer, chase, vengeance, romance, opposites attract, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lawyer, heist, zoophilia, robbery, suprisingly clever, stuttering, betrayal, screwball, trial, thief, court, american abroad ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london, united kingdom ...
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Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dudley Moore plays a composer who suspects his wife of cheating. He plots to kill her and frame it on her lover. The whole movie sort of compares his expectations of a perfect result to reality. In the end nothing turns out as planned.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, neo screwball comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, infidelity, murder, love affair, rivalry, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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 7.1
 98K
Super Troopers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, drug humor, marijuana, prank, crimes, small town, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty, buddies, police, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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