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List Rules Comedies and dramatic comedy films released between 1980 and 1989

List of the funniest 80s movies. The best comedy films of the 1980s are listed here in order of greatness. Feel free to create your own rankings and use this list as a resource for the next time you need a pick-me-up. The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy filmmaking and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. In fact, that is why they are re-booting the hell out of them right now. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Howard Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. Apparently "Ghostbusters" is still so popular that people are awaiting the third in the trilogy to come out any day now. Pee-Wee also scored big laughs on the big screen in two separate films, as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks did some of their funniest movies in the 80s. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.
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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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870 255
Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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989 214
Vacation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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WarrenMitchell added Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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747 240
Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
wiabux added Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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707 258
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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669 263
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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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654 243
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Police Academy Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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558 255
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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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528 238
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A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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JeffreyJamrog added Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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700 209
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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550 244
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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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wiabux added Fletch Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

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Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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wiabux added Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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VanessaHawelu added Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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390 242
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
VanessaHawelu added Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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VanessaHawelu added Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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¡Three Amigos! Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

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VanessaHawelu added Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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wiabux added Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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History of the World, Part I Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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275 216
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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347 220
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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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317 207
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VanessaHawelu added Porky's Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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CraigAlarm added Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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449 182
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest '80s Movies
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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wiabux added Monty Python's The Meaning of Life John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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wiabux added Spies Like Us Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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VanessaHawelu added Mr. Mom Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr

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A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry