The Funniest '80s Movies

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

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.
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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Fletch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    ¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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    Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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    Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Back to School is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Major League is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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    The Money Pit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Stir Crazy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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    National Lampoon's European Va... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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    History of the World, Part I is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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    Porky's is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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    Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Overboard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    The Great Outdoors is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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