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List Rules Vote up your favorite African American comedy films that were released in the 1980s

When you think of the best '80s black comedy movies, you probably think of Eddie Murphy. He starred in many of the top 1980s black comedy films, but this list will decide if his blockbusters stand the test of time as the greatest black comedies released in the '80s. Murphy's movies ranged from action-comedies to classic fish out of water stories, but he still left room for some slapstick movies from comedic titan Richard Pryor. With your votes, this '80s black comedy movies list will settle once and for all just which actor ruled the decade.

What's an example of a good 1980s black comedy movie? How about Coming to America? Murphy and Arsenio Hall both played multiple roles in this classic that stands as not only one of the best '80s African American comedy films, but one of the best black comedies of all time.

As for Richard Pryor, he teamed-up with Gene Wilder for the 1980 two-hander Stir Crazy and also with The Honeymooners funnyman Jackie Gleason for the 1982 comedy The Toy.

Which film do you think is the funniest? Vote up your favorites, vote down the films that haven't stood the test of time, and if we missed any films, add them to this list of '80s black comedy movies!

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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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Stir Crazy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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Brewster's Millions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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The Toy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
The Toy Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White

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48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Last Dragon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
The Last Dragon William H. Macy, Vanity, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon Wayans

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Harlem Nights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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Jumpin' Jack Flash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Jumpin' Jack Flash Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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Hollywood Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Hollywood Shuffle Damon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend

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Doin' Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '80s Black Comedy Movies
Doin' Time Dey Young