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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.

The Funniest '80s Movies Films
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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

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    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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    Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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    John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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    Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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