Comedy The Best Comedy Movies of 1980  

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List of the best 1980 comedy movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These are all the comedy movies that defined the year 1980, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers. This isn't necessarily a list of all comedy movies from 1980, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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18 9
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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

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Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Cheech Marin

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Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin

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Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon

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Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif

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Michael J. Fox, Paul Reubens, Stephen Furst

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10 8
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Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Alex Rocco

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9 7
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Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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8 6
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Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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8 7
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Robert Downey Jr., Barbara Bach, Ralph Macchio

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8 7
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Marius Weyers, Jamie Uys, Ken Gampu

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8 7
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Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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5 4
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Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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8 8
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Sophie Marceau, Dominique Lavanant, Bernard Giraudeau

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Rekha, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan

21
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Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Fran Drescher, Tony Danza

23
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Ed Begley, Jr., Sylvia Kristel

24
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Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, George Wendt

25
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Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Boyle

26
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Stacy Keach, Robert Loggia, William Peter Blatty

27
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Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

28
3 6
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Helen Mirren, Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar

29
3 6
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Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

30
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Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Tien Feng

31
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Oliver Reed, Jackie Coogan, Virgil Frye

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Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Kevin Bacon, John Ritter, Anne Archer

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Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn

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2 6
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Rhonda Fleming, Sylvia Kristel, Pamela Hensley

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2 6
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Lauren Bacall, Carol Burnett, James Garner Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling

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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

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Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

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Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, John Howard

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Frank Ripploh, Tabea Blumenschein, Magdalena Montezuma

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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

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0 5
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Die Laughing Charles Durning, Robby Benson, Elsa Lanchester

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0 5
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Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Lesley-Anne Down Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine

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Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards Jr., Dabney Coleman

48
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Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia

49
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Dorothy Stratten, Rhonda Shear, Susan Kiger

50
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Christopher Lee, Tuesday Weld, Sally Kellerman