Graveyard Shift The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts  

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List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about the ghosts and paranormal activity.

There's a fine line between terror and comedy when it comes to the funniest ghost movies. The top comedies about ghosts feature hapless mortals battling against spooky - and often silly - spirits. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about ghosts including everything from Scooby Doo to Ghost Dad to The Haunted Mansion.

What films will you find on this list of ghost comedy movies? Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis wrote and starred in Ghostbusters, which brought together a talented cast including Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and more. The classic comedy follows a group of parapsychologists ridding New York City of its problematic paranormal activity. The 2016 remake, starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon, is also a hilarious movie about ghosts. Tim Burton perfectly balanced humor and horror with his 1988 film Beetlejuice. Other good ghost movies featured on this list include A Haunted House, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and The Time of Their Lives.

Do you have a favorite funny ghost film? Vote the best movies up to the top of this list and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young ...more

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The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
The Frighteners Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, ...more

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Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by ...more

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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Scooby-Doo Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher Scooby-Doo is a 2002 American comedy horror film. Based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television series Scooby-Doo, the film was directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and ...more

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Ghost Town is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghost Town Kristen Wiig, Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni Ghost Town is a 2008 American supernatural comedy-drama film directed by David Koepp, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Kamps. It stars English comedian Ricky Gervais in his first ...more

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Haunted Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Haunted Honeymoon Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise Haunted Honeymoon is a 1986 comedy movie starring Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, and Jonathan Pryce. Wilder also served as the film's writer and director. The film also marked Radner's ...more

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The Haunted Mansion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film based on the attraction of the same name at Disney theme parks. The film was directed by Rob Minkoff, written by David Berenbaum and ...more

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A Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
A Haunted House Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, David Koechner From the creators of "Scary Movie" comes another hilarious horror spoof, a parody of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise. When newlyweds Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha ...more

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High Spirits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
High Spirits Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter O'Toole High Spirits is a 1988 fantasy comedy film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Beverly D'Angelo, Liam Neeson and Peter O'Toole. Set in a remote Irish castle ...more

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Blackbeard's Ghost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Blackbeard's Ghost Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Dick Sargent The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a 1966 American comedy-drama film starring Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who spends a night in a haunted house, which is located in the ...more

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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Scary Movie 2 Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American parody film and the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. Though part of the first Scary Movie '​s tagline read "...No sequel", this film's tagline ...more

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Topper Returns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Topper Returns Joan Blondell, Carole Landis, Roland Young Topper Returns is the third and final entry in the initial series of films inspired by the novels of Thorne Smith. It followed Topper and Topper Takes a Trip. As in the prior movies, Roland ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghostbusters Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

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Over Her Dead Body is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Over Her Dead Body Eva Longoria, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd Over Her Dead Body is a romantic comedy film starring Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs, Lindsay Sloane, Ali Hillis, Colin Fickes and Stephen Root. It was written and directed by ...more

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Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Heart and Souls Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Thomas Riley, a businessman recruited by the souls of four deceased people - ...more

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Housebound is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Housebound Ian Mune, Bruce Hopkins, Morgana O'Reilly Housebound is a 2014 New Zealand horror comedy film written, edited, and directed by Gerard Johnstone. It is his feature film directorial debut. The film had its world premiere on March 10, ...more

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Spooks Run Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Spooks Run Wild Bela Lugosi, Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey Spooks Run Wild is an American comedy horror film and the seventh film in the East Side Kids series, starring Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan. Released in 1941, it was ...more

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Ghost Dad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghost Dad Bill Cosby, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Brandis Ghost Dad is a 1990 American fantasy comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Cosby, in which a widower's spirit is able to communicate with his children after his death. It was ...more

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Ghost Team is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghost Team Jon Heder, David Krumholtz, Justin Long

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Ghost Team One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
abyx added Ghost Team One Fernanda Romero, James Babson, Meghan Falcone Ghost Team One is a 2013 horror comedy film written by Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli and directed by Ben Peyser and Scott Rutherford.

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The Time of Their Lives is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
The Time of Their Lives Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Gale Sondergaard The Time of Their Lives is a 1946 American film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. As in this film's immediate predecessor, Little Giant, Abbott and Costello do not play friends or ...more

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Scared Stiff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Scared Stiff Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Carmen Miranda Scared Stiff is a 1953 American musical comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. One of the 17 movies made by the Martin and Lewis team, it was released ...more