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My 80 Favorite Comedies of the 1980s.

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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 814 Average listal rating (543 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 289 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6.7 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 954 Average listal rating (664 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 2797 Average listal rating (1934 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 6593 Average listal rating (4498 ratings) 7.8 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 2323 Average listal rating (1560 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 223 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.2 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 222 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.4
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 2513 Average listal rating (1721 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Big (1988)
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Summer Rental (1985)
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People who added this item 454 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Overboard (1987)
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Ghostbusters (1984)
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Caddyshack (1980)
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Porky's (1981)
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People who added this item 1739 Average listal rating (1207 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Spaceballs (1987)
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Beetlejuice (1988)
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Fletch Lives (1989)
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Short Circuit (1986)
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People who added this item 557 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Stripes (1981)
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Major League (1989)
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People who added this item 615 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Vacation (1983)
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People who added this item 349 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Spies Like Us (1985)
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Airplane! (1980)
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People who added this item 960 Average listal rating (646 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Weird Science (1985)
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People who added this item 713 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Three Amigos (1986)
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People who added this item 870 Average listal rating (588 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: 3 years, 6 months ago at Oct 12 0:05
Keano-nifty! :D

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