The Funniest Movies About Ghosts

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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
    Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Beetlejuice
    Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Ghostbusters II
    Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Scrooged
    Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • The Frighteners
    Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Casper
    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Brad Silberling
  • The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
    Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Alan Rafkin
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • The Haunted Mansion
    Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Wallace Shawn
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Rob Minkoff
  • Scooby-Doo
    Freddie Prinze, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Raja Gosnell
  • High Spirits
    Daryl Hannah, Peter O'Toole, Steve Guttenberg
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Hold That Ghost
    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Arthur Lubin
  • Haunted Honeymoon
    Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Gene Wilder
  • Dark Shadows
    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Topper Returns
    Roland Young, Joan Blondell, Carole Landis
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
  • Topper
    Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young
    • Released: 1937
    • Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Blithe Spirit
    Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: David Lean
  • Just like Heaven
    Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Mark Waters
  • The Canterville Ghost
    Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod
  • Topper Takes a Trip
    Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Ghost Town
    Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: David Koepp
  • The Ghost Breakers
    Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: George Marshall
  • Blackbeard's Ghost
    Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • Blackbeard's Ghost

    Blackbeard's Ghost

    Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette
    • Heart and Souls
      Robert Downey, Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard
      • Released: 1993
      • Directed by: Ron Underwood