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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    Harold Ramis, Larry King, David Margulies

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    Robert Stack, Peter Graves, Jerry Zucker

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  3. 3
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    Anthony Michael Hall, Harold Ramis, Jane Krakowski

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Brian McConnachie

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    Billy Zane, Lea Thompson, Charles L. Campbell

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    E. G. Marshall, Johnny Galecki, Chevy Chase

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    James Russo, Damon Wayans, Rick Overton

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    Ben Stein, Virginia Capers, Louie Anderson

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    Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy

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    Ben Stein, Laila Robins, John Candy

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    Al Franken, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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    Harold Ramis, Bill Paxton, Dennis Quaid

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    John Hurt, Joan Rivers, Rick Moranis

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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, George Kennedy

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    Mark Knopfler, Billy Crystal, Peter Cook

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    Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, George R. Robertson

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    Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Frances McDormand

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    Jon Lovitz, Robert Loggia, John Heard

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    Martin Short, Joe Mantegna, Jon Lovitz

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    Elijah Wood, Billy Zane, Flea

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    Aretha Franklin, Steve Lawrence, Joe Walsh

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    Jean Shepherd, Colin Fox, Leslie Carlson

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    Billy Crystal, Anjelica Huston, Fran Drescher

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    John Goodman, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley

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    Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette, Amy Madigan

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    Joe Pantoliano, Richard Donner, Josh Brolin

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    John Forsythe, Carol Kane, Michael O'Donoghue

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    Joe Don Baker, M. Emmet Walsh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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    Eloise Broady, Terry Kiser, Catherine Mary Stewart

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    Bobby Brown, Ben Stein, Chloe Webb

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    Joe Mantegna, Shelley Long, Brian Backer

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    Lynne Thigpen, Murray Schisgal, Sydney Pollack

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicolas Cage

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy

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    George Carlin, Keanu Reeves, Kimberley Kates

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    John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Dan Schneider

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    Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton

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    Matt Frewer, Jane Leeves, John Cleese

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    Al Hunter Ashton, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Palin

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Downey Jr., M. Emmet Walsh

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    Kathleen Turner, June Foray, Amy Irving

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    John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Carlin Glynn

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Gary Owens, Robbie Coltrane

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    Roddy McDowall, Katherine Helmond, Jeffrey Wiseman

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    Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson, Georg Stanford Brown

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    Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, Mitch Suskin

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    Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher, Harley Jane Kozak

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    Ted Danson, Earl Hindman, Dave Foley

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