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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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  1. 1
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    1984 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1980 More
    99
  3. 3
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    1980 More
    92
  4. 4
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    1989 More
    91
  5. 5
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    1983 More
    89
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    most listed
    Beetlejuice

    1988 More
    88
  7. 7
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    1988 More
    86
  8. 8
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    1984 More
    86
    added by: WarrenMitchell
  9. 9
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    1985 More
    85
  10. 10
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    Down 25

    ranked low on reranks
    Trading Places

    1983 More
    81
    added by: wiabux
  11. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Raising Arizona

    1987 More
    81
  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986 More
    80
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    1988 More
    80
  14. 14
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    1981 More
    78
  15. 15
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    1987 More
    77
  16. 16
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    1983 More
    77
  17. 17
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    1984 More
    77
  18. 18
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    1987 More
    77
  19. 19
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    1985 More
    74
    added by: wiabux
  20. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984 More
    71
  21. 21
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    1984 More
    71
    added by: JeffreyJamrog
  22. 22
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    1987 More
    71
  23. 23
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    1980 More
    70
  24. 24
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    1986 More
    69
  25. 25
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    1989 More
    67
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  26. 26
    Up 67
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    1988 More
    66
  27. 27
    Up 47
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    1985 More
    65
  28. 28
    Up 67
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    1989 More
    65
  29. 29
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    1983 More
    63
    added by: wiabux
  30. 30
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    1988 More
    61
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  31. 31
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    1989 More
    60
  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    1982 More
    60
  33. 33
    Up 27
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    1989 More
    59
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  34. 34
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    1988 More
    58
  35. 35
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    Eddie Murphy Raw

    57
  36. 36
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    1982 More
    55
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Money Pit

    1986 More
    54
  38. 38
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    ranked high on reranks
    Porky's

    1982 More
    54
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  39. 39
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Goonies

    1985 More
    53
  40. 40
    Up 67
    Down 35
    1985 More
    51
  41. 41
    Up 78
    Down 37
    1985 More
    51
  42. 42
    Up 68
    Down 42
    1989 More
    50
  43. 43
    Up 35
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    1980 More
    50
    added by: wiabux
  44. 44
    Up 13
    Down 15
    1985 More
    49
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  45. 45
    Up 27
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    1981 More
    48
  46. 46
    Up 28
    Down 22
    1988 More
    48
  47. 47
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    Down 35
    1989 More
    47
  48. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sixteen Candles

    1984 More
    47
  49. 49
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    1985 More
    46
  50. 50
    Up 22
    Down 11
    1983 More
    44
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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