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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    1984 More
    99
  2. 2
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    1980 More
    88
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Beetlejuice

    1988 More
    87
  4. 4
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    1980 More
    82
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    1983 More
    82
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    1985 More
    82
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    1989 More
    80
  8. 8
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    1984 More
    77
    added by: WarrenMitchell
  9. 9
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    1988 More
    77
  10. 10
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    1987 More
    76
  11. 11
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    1984 More
    75
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    ranked low on reranks
    Trading Places

    1983 More
    74
    added by: wiabux
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    1988 More
    72
  14. 14
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    1983 More
    71
  15. 15
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    1986 More
    71
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    1981 More
    71
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    1987 More
    70
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    1987 More
    69
  19. 19
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    1984 More
    67
    added by: JeffreyJamrog
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    65
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    65
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    1989 More
    64
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    1985 More
    64
    added by: wiabux
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    often listed
    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984 More
    63
  25. 25
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    1988 More
    62
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    1982 More
    60
  27. 27
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    Ghostbusters II

    1989 More
    60
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    Three Amigos

    1986 More
    59
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    often listed
    Tootsie

    1982 More
    59
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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    Weekend at Bernie's

    1989 More
    59
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  31. 31
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    The Goonies

    1985 More
    58
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    1989 More
    58
    added by: wiabux
  33. 33
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    1983 More
    57
    added by: wiabux
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    1988 More
    56
  35. 35
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    1985 More
    55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Money Pit

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    54
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    The Breakfast Club

    1985 More
    52
  38. 38
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    1988 More
    52
  39. 39
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    1989 More
    49
  40. 40
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    1985 More
    48
  41. 41
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    1989 More
    47
  42. 42
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    1984 More
    46
  43. 43
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    1988 More
    46
  44. 44
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    1981 More
    46
  45. 45
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    1980 More
    46
    added by: wiabux
  46. 46
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    1983 More
    45
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  47. 47
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    1986 More
    45
  48. 48
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    1988 More
    45
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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    1985 More
    44
  50. 50
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    42
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