The Funniest '80s Movies Films
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The Funniest '80s Movies

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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  1. 1
    Up 139
    Down 45
    1984 More
    99
  2. 2
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    Down 35
    1980 More
    89
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Beetlejuice

    1988 More
    88
  4. 4
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    1983 More
    83
  5. 5
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    1985 More
    83
  6. 6
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    1980 More
    83
  7. 7
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    Down 37
    1989 More
    80
  8. 8
    Up 91
    Down 39
    1984 More
    77
    added by: WarrenMitchell
  9. 9
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    1988 More
    77
  10. 10
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    1987 More
    76
  11. 11
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    1984 More
    75
  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Trading Places

    1983 More
    74
    added by: wiabux
  13. 13
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    Down 38
    1988 More
    73
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986 More
    73
  15. 15
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    1981 More
    72
  16. 16
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    1983 More
    71
  17. 17
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    1987 More
    71
  18. 18
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    1987 More
    69
  19. 19
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    1984 More
    67
    added by: JeffreyJamrog
  20. 20
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    1987 More
    66
  21. 21
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    1980 More
    66
  22. 22
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    1989 More
    64
  23. 23
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    1984 More
    64
  24. 24
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    1985 More
    63
    added by: wiabux
  25. 25
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scrooged

    1988 More
    61
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    1982 More
    61
  27. 27
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    ranked low on reranks
    Three Amigos

    1986 More
    60
  28. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghostbusters II

    1989 More
    60
  29. 29
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Goonies

    1985 More
    60
  30. 30
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    often listed
    Tootsie

    1982 More
    59
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  31. 31
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    Down 35
    1989 More
    59
    added by: wiabux
  32. 32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Weekend at Bernie's

    1989 More
    58
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  33. 33
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    1988 More
    58
  34. 34
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    1983 More
    57
    added by: wiabux
  35. 35
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    1985 More
    56
  36. 36
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    Down 41

    ranked low on reranks
    The Breakfast Club

    1985 More
    53
  37. 37
    Up 33
    Down 48

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Money Pit

    1986 More
    53
  38. 38
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    1988 More
    52
  39. 39
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    1989 More
    50
  40. 40
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    1989 More
    49
  41. 41
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    Down 39
    1985 More
    49
  42. 42
    Up 54
    Down 28
    1984 More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 32
    Down 26
    1988 More
    46
  44. 44
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    1988 More
    46
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  45. 45
    Up 31
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    1981 More
    46
  46. 46
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    1980 More
    46
    added by: wiabux
  47. 47
    Up 24
    Down 15
    1983 More
    45
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  48. 48
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    Down 32
    1986 More
    45
  49. 49
    Up 39
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    1985 More
    44
  50. 50
    Up 41
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    1985 More
    43
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