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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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  2. 2
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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  3. 3
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    most listed Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield

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

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    ranked low on reranks Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Broderick

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

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

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

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  15. 15
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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    ranked low on reranks Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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  17. 17
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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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  18. 18
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    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, John Candy

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  19. 19
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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    added by JeffreyJamrog John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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  21. 21
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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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

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

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

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    ranked low on reranks Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short

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  27. 27
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    ranked low on reranks Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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  28. 28
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  29. 29
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    added by wiabux Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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  30. 30
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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker

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    added by VanessaHawelu Andrew McCarthy, Skeet Ulrich, Jonathan Silverman

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  32. 32
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    added by VanessaHawelu Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    added by wiabux John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Hanks, Joe Mantegna, Shelley Long

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  36. 36
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    John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Curtis Armstrong

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  37. 37
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    often listed Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall

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  41. 41
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    John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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  42. 42
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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    added by VanessaHawelu Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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    added by VanessaHawelu Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Christopher Lloyd

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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

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  48. 48
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    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

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    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D'Angelo

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    Eddie Murphy Raw

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