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
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    most listed Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  2. 2
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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall

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  3. 3
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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  4. 4
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    Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield

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    often listed Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Broderick

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    Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis

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    added by WarrenMitchell Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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

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  11. 11
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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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  15. 15
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    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, John Candy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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  21. 21
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    added by JeffreyJamrog John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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  22. 22
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    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short

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  23. 23
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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Rob Reiner

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    often listed & added by VanessaHawelu Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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  26. 26
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    added by wiabux Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chevy Chase, Geena Davis

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  27. 27
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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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  28. 28
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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  29. 29
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  30. 30
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    added by VanessaHawelu Andrew McCarthy, Skeet Ulrich, Jonathan Silverman

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  31. 31
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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker

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  32. 32
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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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  33. 33
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    added by VanessaHawelu Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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  34. 34
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    added by wiabux John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Curtis Armstrong

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  36. 36
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    Tom Hanks, Joe Mantegna, Shelley Long

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  37. 37
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    ranked low on reranks Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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  38. 38
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    Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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  39. 39
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    added by VanessaHawelu Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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  40. 40
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    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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  42. 42
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    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D'Angelo

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    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Eddie Murphy Raw

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  45. 45
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    Tim Burton, Morgan Fairchild, Paul Reubens

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  46. 46
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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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  47. 47
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    ranked low on reranks John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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  48. 48
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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    added by wiabux Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    added by VanessaHawelu Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Christopher Lloyd

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