Not-So-Successful Attempts at Comedy by Serious Directors, In Order

8. 1941 — Steven Spielberg

7. Brewster’s Millions — Walter Hill

6. Vampire In Brooklyn — Wes Craven

5. Wise Guys — Brian De Palma

4. The Toy — Richard Donner

3. Deal of the Century — William Friedkin

2. Jack — Francis Ford Coppola

1. Neighbors — John G. Avildsen

John Murray is an actor living in New York and a co-host of Splitsider’s Low Standards.

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