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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    the people's #1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    added by WarrenMitchell Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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

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

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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks O. J. Simpson, Reggie Jackson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

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

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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

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    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, John Candy

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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

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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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    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short

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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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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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

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    added by wiabux Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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    often listed & added by VanessaHawelu Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    often listed & added by VanessaHawelu Andrew McCarthy, Skeet Ulrich, Jonathan Silverman

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

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    ranked low on reranks Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker

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

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    John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Curtis Armstrong

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    added by wiabux John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    Tom Hanks, Joe Mantegna, Shelley Long

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D'Angelo

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    ranked low on reranks Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall

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

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    added by VanessaHawelu Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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    Eddie Murphy Raw

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

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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    Tim Burton, Morgan Fairchild, Paul Reubens

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    added by VanessaHawelu Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Christopher Lloyd

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