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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    Vacation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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    Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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


    Beetlejuice 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


    Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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


    Police Academy Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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


    Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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


    Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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


    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 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


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

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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

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    Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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


    Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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


    The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    ¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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

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    Fletch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Fletch Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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

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

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

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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

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    Raising Arizona 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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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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

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    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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

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    Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Major League is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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    National Lampoon's European Va... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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    History of the World, Part I is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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

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    Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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

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    Porky's Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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

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    Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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