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List Rules 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 Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

847 250
Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

965 209
Vacation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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WarrenMitchell added Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

662 292
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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

946 215
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

726 236
Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
wiabux added Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

691 251
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

641 235
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Police Academy Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

545 248
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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

516 219
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JeffreyJamrog added Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

679 202
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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VanessaHawelu added Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

381 232
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
VanessaHawelu added Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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wiabux added Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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VanessaHawelu added Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

536 224
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Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

259 252
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VanessaHawelu added Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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¬°Three Amigos! Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

267 219
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wiabux added Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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History of the World, Part I Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

269 209
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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VanessaHawelu added Porky's Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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CraigAlarm added Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

439 175
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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wiabux added Monty Python's The Meaning of Life John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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wiabux added Spies Like Us Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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VanessaHawelu added Mr. Mom Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr