Cartoonists

by karljhickey14 | created - 04 Aug 2015 | updated - 26 Apr 2016 | Public

Films featuring cartoonists / comics artists , real and mostly imaginary

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1. The Hand (1981)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A comic book artist loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe, Bruce McGill

Votes: 5,161 | Gross: $2.45M

2. How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy

A dedicated bachelor drunkenly marries a young woman and immediately lives to regret it.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 5,229

3. I Want to Go Home (1989)

100 min | Comedy

Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Adolph Green, Laura Benson, Linda Lavin, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 510

4. Chasing Amy (1997)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Votes: 125,827 | Gross: $12.01M

5. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of controversial cartoonist Robert Crumb and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 16,953 | Gross: $3.17M

6. Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

47 min | Drama, Mystery

A glamor model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

Director: Slim Hand | Stars: Ralph Michael, Peggy Evans, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors

Votes: 75

7. Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, History

A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb

Votes: 788

8. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

Votes: 45,702 | Gross: $6.00M

9. Condorman (1981)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton

Votes: 4,237

10. The Killing Game (1967)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two cartoonists meet a playboy who lives out the fantasies created in their cartoons. He hires them to create a new comic strip. As they work on the new strip, the playboy begins to live it... See full summary »

Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claudine Auger, Michel Duchaussoy, Eléonore Hirt

Votes: 190

11. Slam Dance (1987)

R | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Don Keith Opper

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.41M

12. Artists and Models (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 3,150 | Gross: $9.35M

13. That Certain Feeling (1956)

103 min | Comedy

Divorced comic strip cartoonist Francis X. Dignan is hired as a ghost-writer by pompous client Larry Larkin who happens to be the fiancé of Dignan's ex-wife.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 256

14. The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Two quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing; divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman

Votes: 507

15. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's ... See full summary »

Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 324

16. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: True Night (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team heads to LA to investigate a number of brutal killings which turn out to be related to the creator of a graphic novel, Jonny McHale.

Director: Edward Allen Bernero | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,571

17. Cool World (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

28 Metascore

A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt, Michele Abrams

Votes: 19,280 | Gross: $14.11M

18. He & She (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Dick and Paula Hollister are a witty, sophisticated couple living in New York City. Dick is a comic-book artist who has become well-known for creating a superhero called Jetman, which has ... See full summary »

Stars: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Jack Cassidy, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 203

19. Bob (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

A cartoonist deals with corporate drama that ensues after the revival of a super hero he created.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Carlene Watkins, Cynthia Stevenson, Ruth Kobart

Votes: 175

20. The Ambulance (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,793

21. Keep It in the Family (1980–1983)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Gillespie, Stacy Dorning, Glyn Houston, Pauline Yates

Votes: 63

22. The People Next Door (1989– )

30 min | Comedy

A successful cartoonist is able to physically materialize his wildest fantasies.

Stars: Jeffrey Jones, Mary Gross, Jaclyn Bernstein, Chance Quinn

Votes: 24

23. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Winged Avenger (1967)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Several businessmen have been killed, the murderer having apparently clawed them to death so that the initial suspect is an author who owns a bird of prey and had a grudge against a victim ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Duffell, Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Nigel Green, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 186

24. Caroline in the City (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »

Stars: Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz, Eric Lutes

Votes: 3,025

25. Monkeybone (2001)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

40 Metascore

In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, John Turturro, Chris Kattan

Votes: 15,896 | Gross: $5.41M

26. Cellar Dweller (1988)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 1,600

27. That's My Baby! (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

Father runs a big corporation but is suffering from a severe case of melancholia. Daughter and persona non-grata boyfriend cook up a plan to have every ex-vaudevillian and dancer on the ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Richard Arlen, Ellen Drew, Leonid Kinskey, Minor Watson

Votes: 77



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