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The Funniest '80s Movies

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List of the funniest 80s movies. The best comedy films of the 1980s are listed here in order of greatness. Feel free to create your own rankings and use this list as a resource for the next time you need a pick-me-up. The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy filmmaking and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. In fact, that is why they are re-booting the hell out of them right now. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Howard Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. Apparently "Ghostbusters" is still so popular that people are awaiting the third in the trilogy to come out any day now. Pee-Wee also scored big laughs on the big screen in two separate films, as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks did some of their funniest movies in the 80s. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.

List Criteria: Comedies and dramatic comedy films released between 1980 and 1989

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    Ghostbusters

    1984 More
    100
  2. 2
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    ranked high on reranks
    Police Academy

    1984 More
    93
  3. 3
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    Back to the Future

    1985 More
    92
  4. 4
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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    1989 More
    90
  5. 5
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Raising Arizona

    1987 More
    89
  6. 6
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    Beetlejuice

    1988 More
    87
  7. 7
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    Airplane!

    1980 More
    85
  8. 8
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    1984 More
    85
    added by: WarrenMitchell
  9. 9
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    1986 More
    84
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    Caddyshack

    1980 More
    83
  11. 11
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    Spaceballs

    1987 More
    82
  12. 12
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    1983 More
    81
    added by: wiabux
  13. 13
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    1989 More
    81
  14. 14
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    Coming to America

    1988 More
    81
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    Vacation

    1983 More
    80
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    Ghostbusters II

    1989 More
    80
  17. 17
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    1983 More
    79
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    Stripes

    1981 More
    78
  19. 19
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    1986 More
    76
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    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    75
  21. 21
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    1989 More
    73
  22. 22
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    1985 More
    71
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    1985 More
    71
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984 More
    68
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    1982 More
    67
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    Tootsie

    1982 More
    64
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  27. 27
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    1985 More
    64
  28. 28
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    1987 More
    63
  29. 29
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Blues Brothers

    1980 More
    60
  30. 30
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    1988 More
    60
  31. 31
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Twins

    1988 More
    60
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    1988 More
    60
  33. 33
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    Revenge of the Nerds

    1984 More
    59
    added by: JeffreyJamrog
  34. 34
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    ranked high on reranks
    Weekend at Bernie's

    1989 More
    58
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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    Uncle Buck

    1989 More
    57
    added by: wiabux
  36. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Money Pit

    1986 More
    57
  37. 37
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    ranked high on reranks
    A Fish Called Wanda

    1988 More
    56
  38. 38
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    The Breakfast Club

    1985 More
    56
  39. 39
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    1984 More
    56
  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Better Off Dead

    1985 More
    55
  41. 41
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    often listed
    Scrooged

    1988 More
    53
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  42. 42
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    1986 More
    52
  43. 43
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    1985 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
  44. 44
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    1989 More
    51
  45. 45
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    1983 More
    51
  46. 46
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    1984 More
    51
    added by: caseyboychek2007
  47. 47
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    1985 More
    51
  48. 48
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    1983 More
    50
    added by: wiabux
  49. 49
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    1980 More
    50
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  50. 50
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    1988 More
    50
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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