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List of the best 1980 comedy movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These are all the comedy movies that defined the year 1980, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers. This isn't necessarily a list of all comedy movies from 1980, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

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Any Which Way You Can Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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Seems Like Old Times Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin

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Herbie Goes Bananas Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Alex Rocco

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Little Darlings Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon

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Used Cars Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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Oh! Heavenly Dog Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif

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Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Cheech Marin

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Midnight Madness Michael J. Fox, Paul Reubens, Stephen Furst

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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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9 to 5 Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Smokey and the Bandit II Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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La Boum Sophie Marceau, Dominique Lavanant, Bernard Giraudeau

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Khubsoorat Rekha, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan

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The Gods Must Be Crazy Marius Weyers, Jamie Uys, Ken Gampu

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Popeye Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Up the Academy Robert Downey Jr., Barbara Bach, Ralph Macchio

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Flash Gordon Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

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The Hollywood Knights Michelle Pfeiffer, Fran Drescher, Tony Danza

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Private Lessons Ed Begley, Jr., Sylvia Kristel

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Bronco Billy Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, George Wendt

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The Ninth Configuration Stacy Keach, Robert Loggia, William Peter Blatty

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The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Helen Mirren, Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar

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Return to the 36th Chamber Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

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The Young Master Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Tien Feng

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Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype Oliver Reed, Jackie Coogan, Virgil Frye

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Motel Hell Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Where the Buffalo Roam Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Boyle

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Hero at Large Kevin Bacon, John Ritter, Anne Archer

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Alligator Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

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The Nude Bomb Rhonda Fleming, Sylvia Kristel, Pamela Hensley

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Stardust Memories Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling

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Loving Couples Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn

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My Bodyguard Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

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Hopscotch Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

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The Club Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, John Howard

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Taxi to the Toilet Frank Ripploh, Tabea Blumenschein, Magdalena Montezuma

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The Stunt Man Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

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Home Movies Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia

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Can't Stop the Music Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine

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Melvin and Howard Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards Jr., Dabney Coleman

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Die Laughing Charles Durning, Robby Benson, Elsa Lanchester

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Serial Christopher Lee, Tuesday Weld, Sally Kellerman

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Galaxina Dorothy Stratten, Rhonda Shear, Susan Kiger