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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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The Ghosts of Berkeley Square is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square is a 1947 British comedy film, directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer. The film is an adaptation of the novel No Nightingales by ...more
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Ghosts on the Loose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Ava Gardner, Bela Lugosi, Huntz Hall
Ghosts on the Loose is a 1943 American film and the fourteenth film in the East Side Kids series, directed by William Beaudine. The film was released in the United Kingdom as Ghosts in the
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Blackbeard's Ghost is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Blackbeard's Ghost Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette
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Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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The Ghost Goes West is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Robert Donat, Eugene Pallette, Jean Parker
The Ghost Goes West is a British romantic comedy/fantasy film starring Robert Donat, Jean Parker, and Eugene Pallette, and directed by René Clair, his first English-language film. The ...more
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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow Russ Bender
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow is a 1959 film directed by William J. Hole Jr.
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The Ghost in the Invisible Bik... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Boris Karloff, Nancy Sinatra, Basil Rathbone
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini is the seventh of the American International Pictures beach party films and was released in 1966. The entire film takes place in and around a haunted house with ...more
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Blackbeard's Ghost is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov, Elsa Lanchester
Blackbeard's Ghost is a 1968 live-action fantasy comedy Disney film starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, and Suzanne Pleshette, directed by Robert Stevenson. It is based upon the novel of the ...more
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Topper Returns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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Ghost Team is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghost Team Jon Heder, David Krumholtz, Justin Long
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Ghost Dad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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. It was critically ...more
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The Time of Their Lives is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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Things Happen at Night is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Things Happen at Night Garry Marsh, Gordon Harker, Robertson Hare
Things Happen at Night is a 1947 British supernatuarl ghost comedy film directed by Francis Searle and starring Gordon Harker, Alfred Drayton, Robertson Hare and Gwynneth Vaughan. The film is ...more
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Over Her Dead Body is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Eva Longoria, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd
This film 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 Jeff ...more
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Housebound is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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) 41 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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 Team One is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
abyx added 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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Scared Stiff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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
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Clara's Ghost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Paula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott
Clara's Ghost is a 2018 horror comedy-drama film directed Bridey Elliott. Fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, Clara (Paula Niedert Elliott) finds solace in and ...more