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List Rules 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 Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver Dan Aykroyd

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen Ethel Merman

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley John Candy

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd Lea Thompson

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis Dan Aykroyd

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase Juliette Lewis

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick Jeffrey Jones

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Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans Paul Reiser

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase Rodney Dangerfield

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon John Candy

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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder Geena Davis

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson James Earl Jones

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy Dennis Quaid

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Police Academy Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg Bubba Smith

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt Mel Brooks

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz Elizabeth Perkins

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic Reggie Jackson

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Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy Patricia Arquette

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin Sean Astin

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Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell Anthony Edwards

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Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox Elisabeth Shue

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A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon Zack Ward

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin Steven Spielberg

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright André the Giant

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Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock Bill Paxton

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Fletch Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Geena Davis

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald Anthony Michael Hall

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¡Three Amigos! Chevy Chase, Steve Martin Phil Hartman

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd Bob Hoskins

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum Miles Davis

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin Jane Wiedlin

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Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman Skeet Ulrich

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman Holly Hunter

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This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher Anjelica Huston

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The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long Joe Mantegna

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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger Rene Russo

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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder Craig T. Nelson

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Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman Geena Davis

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald Joan Cusack

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Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver Dan Aykroyd

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Back to School Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield Sam Kinison

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Porky's Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras Art Hindle

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine Frances Conroy

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History of the World, Part I Mel Brooks, Orson Welles Hugh Hefner

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall Beverly DAngelo

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Eric Idle

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The Great Outdoors Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd John Candy

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Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman Phoebe Cates

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Big Trouble in Little China Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall John Carpenter