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Chewer's 100 Funniest Films of the 80's

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People who added this item 196  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
1. Diner (1982)
"We all know most marriages depend on a firm grasp of football trivia."

Gloriously goofy and immature, bittersweet, and cool. A brilliant screenplay brought to life by a quirky ensemble that delivered on the most important aspect for the film's success: we buy into the friendships up on the screen. This is a hang out film that I still love hanging out with.

People who added this item 4761  Average listal rating (3192 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. Ghostbusters (1984)
Pretty much a perfect film.
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People who added this item 751  Average listal rating (505 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
3. Caddyshack (1980)
One of the most eminently quotable movies of all time. And a cast that is absolutely on fire, shooting off non sequiturs and ad libbing their way through a film that, apparently, had a 200-page script when shooting began.

People who added this item 1733  Average listal rating (1196 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
4. Airplane! (1980)
Arguably the funniest film ever made. It serves as the original blueprint & gold standard for the Modern American Comedy while influencing seminal works from The Simpsons to Anchorman.

People who added this item 1087  Average listal rating (697 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
5. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black."

People who added this item 401  Average listal rating (274 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
6. Midnight Run (1988)
Alonzo: you're gonna spend ten years for impersonating a federal agent.
Jack Walsh: 10 years for impersonating a fed, uh? How comes no one's after you?

The action-comedy that inspired Pineapple Express, Midnight Run is better (and I loved Pineapple Express).

People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
7. Lost in America (1985)
"Say it! Say it! Say "I lost the nest-egg." Go on, say it!"


A brilliant skewering of Boomer sensibilities in the Reagen era, this hilarious road movie ("just like EASY RIDER") is is pretty much the ultimate Brooks.

People who added this item 1211  Average listal rating (770 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
8. Raising Arizona (1987)
"I'll be taking these Huggies, and whatever cash ya got."
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People who added this item 2192  Average listal rating (1393 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
9. The Princess Bride (1987)
Every single character in this film has his or her own iconic moment where they take center stage and elevate the film to a classic.


"Inconceivable!"


"Hello My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die."
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People who added this item 284  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
10. Fletch (1985)
A non-stop explosion of one-liners that actually work to drive a narrative further. Chevy Chase's best film AND best role. Completely quotable from beginning to end.

People who added this item 1505  Average listal rating (998 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
11. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
because it just keeps getting funnier as I get older. This might be, pound-for-pound, the best comedy I have ever seen.

People who added this item 436  Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
12. Top Secret! (1984)
"Listen to me Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground."
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People who added this item 263  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
13. Better Off Dead... (1985)
"I want my two dollars!"

People who added this item 983  Average listal rating (601 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
14. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Its the only musical I'll never tire of.
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People who added this item 4187  Average listal rating (2818 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. Beetlejuice (1988)
Michael Keaton turns in one of the best comedic performances ever. "Nice fucking model!"

People who added this item 879  Average listal rating (616 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
16. Trading Places (1983)
Simply one of the funniest films ever.

People who added this item 909  Average listal rating (609 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Martin and Candy are a pitch perfect odd couple, and John Hughes is at the multitasking top of his game. Prickly but full of heart,

People who added this item 216  Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
18. Real Genius (1985)
William Atherton's finest hour. Well paced with great characters who have some genuinely funny and clever lines to deliver.

People who added this item 2729  Average listal rating (1853 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
19. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Generation X's Easy Rider. Hilarious, poignant, lightning fast, & infinitely rewatchable. This is the godlike genius of John Hughes in full bloom.

People who added this item 214  Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
20. Back to School (1986)
The triple lindy; Rodney in his prime; RDJ verbally eviscerating football jocks; Burt Fucking Young; Sam Kinison and Adrienne Barbeau as a bonus; Oingo Boingo; Zabka!; "Girls, this is Lou. Lou, these are girls."; not to mention the greatest Kurt Vonnegut joke ever committed to film (with an assist from Kurt himself). What's not to love?

People who added this item 354  Average listal rating (228 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
21. Roxanne (1987)
Sometimes I need reminding how much a tour-de-force Steve Martin was, this is the movie I go to.

People who added this item 1974  Average listal rating (1268 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
22. The Blues Brothers (1980)
"I hate Illinois Nazis."


THE great SNL movie and Landis' best film. Belushi and Aykroyd are hilarious, and the music is amazing. The third act is just bananas. (The tone is an interesting mash up: movie feels like the 70's, but has that 80's sense of fun)
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People who added this item 564  Average listal rating (360 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.6 
23. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
One of the most consistent titty comedies of the decade. Perfect casting from the top to the bottom. Lots of memorable scenes throughout.

People who added this item 693  Average listal rating (474 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.4 
24. Three Amigos (1986)
"In a way, all of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be the actual El Guapo! "

Critically drubbed & more or less ignored at the box office during it's initial run, Three Amigos! has gained increasing recognition as a classic over the years. The film is a daisy chain of hilarious moments brilliantly executed by the comedic supergroup of Martin, Chase, & Short.


People who added this item 1308  Average listal rating (862 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
25. Evil Dead II (1987)
A film that still represents (invented?) the the height of splatstick. A close second would be Braindead/Dead Alive but that wasn't in the 80s.
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People who added this item 447  Average listal rating (309 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
26. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Funny scene followed by funny scene. Consistently funny and consistently charming. One of my absolute favorite performances from Michael Caine.

People who added this item 573  Average listal rating (389 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. The Burbs (1989)
"In Southeast Asia we'd call this kind of thing bad karma."


"I've never seen that. I've never seen anybody drive their garbage down to the street and bang the hell out of it with a stick. I've never seen that."

People who added this item 6448  Average listal rating (4276 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
28. Back to the Future (1985)
"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit."

People who added this item 755  Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
29. A Christmas Story (1983)
"Oh fudge! (Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!)"

"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ovaltine? A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!"

People who added this item 595  Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
30. Vacation (1983)
I used this film to remind me that yes, Chevy Chase was extremely funny while living during the lean (to be charitable) 90s and 00s (thank you Community for restoring some luster!).

People who added this item 624  Average listal rating (401 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
31. Clue (1985)
From the zany, to the slapstick, to the great comic actors here, and in rememberance of Collen Camp's brighter days. I picked it up for less than 5 the other day, and have watched it twice. I love it.
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People who added this item 1838  Average listal rating (1119 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
32. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
One of the best and most consistent romantic comedies that I've ever seen. There's so much truth to the film that it's scary.
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People who added this item 1420  Average listal rating (979 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
33. Coming to America (1988)
Eddie Murphy's sweetest performance, Soul Glo, Randy Watson & Sexual Chocolate, quotables galore...

People who added this item 973  Average listal rating (559 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
34. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Tim Burton's first movie, a script that is filled to the brim with great lines and gags, and that bike chase thru the Warner Brothers studio feels like it came out of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Judd Apatow produced sequel does happen. I want to see Paul Ruebens break out the bow tie and suit one more time.


Pee Wee: Go ahead and scream your head off! We're miles from where anyone can hear you!

People who added this item 3234  Average listal rating (2140 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
35. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
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People who added this item 514  Average listal rating (369 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.9 
36. 48 Hrs. (1982)
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People who added this item 249  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
37. Broadcast News (1987)
"Six years from now, I'll be back here with my wife and two kids. And I'll see you, and one of my kids will say, 'Daddy, who is that?' And I'll say it's not nice to point at single fat women." - Aaron Altman


A media critique in the same league as "Network". The film is funny and insightful. Albert Brooks is comedically delightful.
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People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
38. Used Cars (1980)
"Fifty bucks never killed anybody."


Kurt Russell is great, but it's the double shot of Jack Warden that makes the movie. Zemeckis' and Gale's sensibilities used to be gloriously anarchistic, a kind of amalgam of their two mentors Spielberg and Milius.

People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
39. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)
Bill doing a comedy routine in a brown suit. It's just him on a stage with a chair, riffing on shit, for 90 minutes. HILARIOUS from beginning to end. Want to see a real pro at work? Here you go.

People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.1 
40. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Henry Silva, host of Bullshit Or Not?: "Using undiscovered evidence, we ask the question: Was Jack the Ripper in fact a sixty-foot sea serpent from Scotland? Did I take this job to make a quick buck? We may never know the answers to these questions. "

A bomb upon release (it only grossed about 1/2 a million), this skit anthology send-up of 2am TV programming stands as one the great cult classics of the 80s. Sporting an impressively large roster of (then) huge names like Steve Guttenberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, & Carrie Fisher, the film is a rich buffet of absurdist comedy, bridging the gap between Airplane! & The Simpsons.

People who added this item 837  Average listal rating (557 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
41. Scrooged (1988)
Yeah, another Christmas movie. Bill Murray is awesome as usual and there's also a great supporting cast. A yearly tradition around the holidays for me.
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People who added this item 169  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
42. Ruthless People (1986)
High concept comedy executed to perfection by the sure-handed Abrahams / Zucker alliance and a none-more-80s cast. DeVito at his most gleefully underhanded; Midler intentionally irritating; Reinhold at his big-eared, everyman best.

People who added this item 1032  Average listal rating (654 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
43. Tootsie (1982)
Aside from one the the best performances of a man in drag put to film, this film sends up Dustin Hoffman's reputation, woman's lib and the (mostly) unemployed new york acting community, yet it still maintains heart at all times.

People who added this item 33  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
44. Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
"When that fire hit your ass, it will sober your ass up *quick*! I saw something, I went, "Well, that's a pretty blue. You know what? That looks like *fire*!" Fire is inspirational. They should use it in the Olympics, because I ran the 100 in 4.3."


Rising from the ashes of almost being burned alive like a phoenix, Pryor delivers the funniest -and most personal - concert film of the decade

People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
45. Strange Brew (1983)
"Geez, you're real nice. If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you."

People who added this item 1557  Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
46. The Meaning of Life (1983)
It's not the best Python film by a longshot, and many of the bits fall completely flat, but there are many moments of absolutely gut-busting genius in here.

- Mr. Creosote.
- Death visiting a dinner party
- This man is about to die
- The Crimson Permanent Assurance
- Organ donation


The good outweighs the bad, and the final third of the film is almost flawless.

People who added this item 669  Average listal rating (423 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
47. Time Bandits (1981)
This film is comic adventure fantasy at it's best. I'd even place it up there with the Princess Bride, though I think the more Iconic characters keeps Bride in first place.
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People who added this item 1456  Average listal rating (1003 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
48. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squa... (1988)
Frank: It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
Jane: Goodyear?
Frank: No, the worst.

The third film in ZAZ's "80s Holy Trinity" (following Airplane! & Top Secret!). Resurrected from a long dead, failed TV show, the world bears witness to the comic genius of a longtime straight player, Leslie Nielsen.

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Townsend directed the same year's Raw, but with this supremely silly Tinseltown satire he reminded the world that not every black actor could be Eddie Murphy - however hard they rehearsed his trademark laugh. Helped put co-writer (and fellow Raw contributor) Keenen Ivory Wayans on the map, too.

People who added this item 1009  Average listal rating (711 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
50. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail." "

The great thing about this ahead of its time movie is Kurt Russell's riffing on HONDO performance as an over-his-head would-be-hero. The joke is he's the only one who doesn't realize he's a dork. (kind of the anti-Action Hero)

"Like I told my last wife, I says, "Honey, I never drive faster than I can see. Besides that, it's all in the reflexes." "
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www.chud.com has an active and awesome community of Chewers. This is there list of the 100 Funniest Films of the 1980s, listed in the order chosen and with comments from individual members.

Original Thread Can Be Found Here

http://www.chud.com/community/t/137966/chewers-100-funniest-films-of-the-80-s

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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 6 14:51
ROFLMAO --- where is Tom Hanks "Bachelor Party" 1984?
2/3rds of these movies listed here aren't even comedies or even remotely funny!

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