Graveyard Shift The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts  

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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
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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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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 Haunted Mansion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Ghostbusters Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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A Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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
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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Haunted Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap opera Dark Shadows that was broadcast between 1966 and 1971. The film was directed by Tim Burton ...more

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The Ghost in the Invisible Bik... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Ghosts of Berkeley Square is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added The Ghosts of Berkeley Square 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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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
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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Blithe Spirit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Rex Harrison, Noël Coward, Margaret Rutherford Blithe Spirit is a 1945 English fantasy-comedy film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean, cinematographer Ronald Neame and associate producer Anthony Havelock-Allan is based on ...more

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Things Happen at Night is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Topper Takes a Trip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young Topper Takes a Trip is a 1938 film sequel of Topper Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke and Alan Mowbray reprised their roles from the earlier movie; only Cary Grant was missing. A ...more

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Ghosts on the Loose is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Ghost Goes Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added The Ghost Goes Wild Edward Everett Horton, Anne Gwynne, James Ellison The Ghost Goes Wild is a 1947 film directed by George Blair.

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Topper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Ghosts
Susan Bertolini added Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young Topper is an American comedy film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man, Cosmo Topper who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving ...more