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My 80 Favorite Comedies of the 1980s.

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People who added this item 1022 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in their prime, along with Sigourney Weaver, make this movie hilarious from start to finish. This is arguably the quintessential 80s comedy, and, sadly, one I didn't discover until my 20s.
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People who added this item 866 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
Uncle Buck (1989)
John Candy is one of my all-time favorite actors. Everything he touched in the 80s (and the early 90s for that matter) was golden as far as I'm concerned. This one was very funny and stars a young pre-Home Alone Macaulay Culkin. It's also necessary that legendary 80s film-maker John Hughes be represented so early in the list.
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Fletch (1985)
If you've seen this movie, then you know it belongs in the top 5 comedy movies of the 1980s. Chevy Chase was one of the funniest people of the 80s and this was one of his best. This is another movie that I'm sorry to say I didn't discover until my 20s, but it's comedy has definite staying power.
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People who added this item 1022 Average listal rating (680 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
No surprise that another John Candy/John Hughes movie cracks the top 5. My best friend and I still get together every year during Thanksgiving to watch this movie.
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I tend to think of x-mas movies as constituting their own genre...nevertheless, Christmas Vacation is the brand of Chevy Chase humor I can watch any day of the year. Cousin Eddy is hilarious, and fans of the Big Bang Theory may be surprised to find out that Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter in BBT) plays young Russ Griswold.
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People who added this item 2981 Average listal rating (2003 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
What really needs to be said about Ferris Bueller's Day Off? I don't think I've seen a top 10 80s movie list that doesn't include this film somewhere on it. Whether it's singing in the parade or sending Cameron's dad's car careening into the valley below the garage, this movie is really, really funny.
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People who added this item 7153 Average listal rating (4732 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
This is one of my all-time favorite movies, but not necessarily for the comedic value. Thus, the great Back to the Future falls to number 7 on the list of 80s comedies.
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People who added this item 2468 Average listal rating (1596 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Goonies (1985)
As a kid in the 80s, this was the raddest movie ever...what 6- or 7- year old doesn't want to go on a search for One-Eyed Willie's buried treasure?!
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People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Real Genius (1985)
Another movie I discovered long after the 80s had ended, Val Kilmer rocks this role! I was a math nerd in college (and thereafter to be honest), and, as such, nerds and physicists and lasers and humor was (and is) right up my alley.
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
My family had Ernest Goes to Camp on VHS when I was a kid, and, needless to say, I watched this one many times. For some reason I really did enjoy that Ernest P. Worrell style of humor...
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People who added this item 1550 Average listal rating (1060 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 2664 Average listal rating (1766 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Big (1988)
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Summer Rental (1985)
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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Overboard (1987)
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People who added this item 5236 Average listal rating (3466 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)
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People who added this item 826 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Caddyshack (1980)
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People who added this item 481 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Porky's (1981)
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People who added this item 1854 Average listal rating (1247 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Spaceballs (1987)
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People who added this item 613 Average listal rating (429 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.6
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People who added this item 4552 Average listal rating (3038 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
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People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Fletch Lives (1989)
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People who added this item 689 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Short Circuit (1986)
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People who added this item 599 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Stripes (1981)
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People who added this item 409 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Major League (1989)
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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Vacation (1983)
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People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (264 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Spies Like Us (1985)
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People who added this item 1936 Average listal rating (1324 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Airplane (1980)
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People who added this item 1034 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Weird Science (1985)
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People who added this item 748 Average listal rating (498 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Three Amigos (1986)
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People who added this item 930 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Scrooged (1988)
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The second installment of my all-time favorite comedy movies comes from the 1980s. I was born in 1982, so this list was devised with a heavy influence from movies I saw as a kid. A few years ago, my love of 80s comedies was rekindled, however, there are several comedies from the 80s that I haven't seen and, hence, are not on the list (This is Spinal Tap comes to mind...). Next will be a list of comedy movies since 2000, then a list of pre-1980 comedies, but,until then, here are my top comedy movies of the 1980s!

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Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Oct 12 0:05
Keano-nifty! :D

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