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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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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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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    Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Broderick

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, John Candy

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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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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chevy Chase, Geena Davis

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    Andrew McCarthy, Skeet Ulrich, Jonathan Silverman

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    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker

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    Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Curtis Armstrong

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    Tom Hanks, Joe Mantegna, Shelley Long

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    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall

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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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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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    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D'Angelo

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    John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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