The Funniest '80s Movies

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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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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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    ¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Fletch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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    Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    History of the World, Part I is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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    Back to School is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

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    The Money Pit is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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    Porky's is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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    National Lampoon's European Va... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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    Stir Crazy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies


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

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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