What are the best 80's comedies?

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    #1Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. It follows the adventures of a teenager and his friend, as a scientist creates a time machine with a car.

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    Lawrence Vargas
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I am lucky to have watched a number of 80's movies and I gotta admit that Back to the Future is my favorite. Well, it has become one of my all-time favorite films not just because it is a funny film. But it is the most complete film I have ever seen. It has great graphics, great storyline, and great actors. The plot twist is something you wouldn't be able to guess if you're watching it for the first time. Plus the music rocks!!!"
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    #2Good Morning, Vietnam

    Good Morning, Vietnam

    Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 drama comedy movie directed by Barry Levinson and written by Mitch Markowitz. The biography film stars Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, and Tung Thanh Tran.

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    Vishal Chavan
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Good Morning, Vietnam is one of those films you really can't categorize. But this being a Robin Williams film, it is easy to place it in the comedy genre. And no one would argue that it wasn't funny. Of course, it was. What Robin Williams film wasn't funny? Even the darker ones??? I just love how it depicted the lives of those people stuck in Vietnam back in the day."
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    #3Spaceballs

    Spaceballs

    Spaceballs is a comedy movie written, directed and produced by Mel Brooks. Released in 1987, it features Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy, and more. The film parodies sci-fi movies and franchises such as Star Wars.

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    Harold Alvarez
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "This is funny as heck. The first time I watched it, I was literally laughing from start to finish. This is the best parody ever. I had no idea that Bill Pullman has such a great comedic timing when I first saw this. But to tell the truth, he could have played any lead role in any movie and I would still be laughing because I would remember Spaceballs. In fact, I think I was one of the few who laughed out loud during Pullman's speech as Mr. President in Independence Day. Just imagine him acting like he does in Spaceballs and then giving out that epic speech? "
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    #4Gremlins

    Gremlins

    A Christmas story like no other. A man buys a strange kind of pet called Mogwai as a Christmas present for his son, but they must keep the following rules: keep it away from water, out of the light and never to feed it after midnight.

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    Christine Carr
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "A classic film if there ever was one. I hated this movie when I was a child. I thought it was too disgusting. But the second time I watched it, I understood that this movie was meant to be funny. And it was hilarious actually, once you get past the icky part."
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    #5A Fish Called Wanda

    A Fish Called Wanda

    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 comedy film directed by Charles Crichton, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. It was nominated for three academy awards. Four people plan a robbery, then outsmart each other for the diamond.

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    Carl Porter
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "A heist within a heist within a heist. That plot should leave you dizzy enough that you wouldn't know who to root for! The film was an absolute laugh. I have forgotten how good Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and the rest of the cast were. Totally a different class of comedy from the ones we are getting these days!"
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    #6Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    A toon hating detective is a rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. 

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    Zachary Gordon
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Just another meal ticket for Robert Zemeckis. This guy is a genius and to have pulled off something like this using the tech they had back then? That shows how good this guy is at what he does. "
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    #7Repo Man

    Repo Man

    Repo Man is an American sci-fi comedy movie directed by Alex Cox starring Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez in 1984. It won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay at the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.

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    Zhao Huang
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Very few sci-fi films would make you laugh like Repo Man. Mind you, it isn't a slapstick comedy. There really is a humor in some scenes and you wouldn't be able to help yourself. "
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    #8This is Spinal Tap

    This is Spinal Tap

    This is Final Tap is an American rock music mockumentary film directed by Rob Reiner. The film stars Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra, and Bruno Kirby. 

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    Jordan Delgado
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "This has got to be the best mockumentary film I have ever seen. Not that there are many in this genre, but This is Spinal Tap always springs to my mind even when I'm thinking about rock or music documentaries. This movie is an accurate depiction of what it was like during the days, mockumentary or not."

Summary

Best What are the best 80's comedies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Back to the FutureMovies 11 Paid
2Good Morning, VietnamMovies 8 Paid
3SpaceballsMovies 7 Paid
4GremlinsMovies 5 Paid
5A Fish Called WandaMovies 5 Paid
6Who Framed Roger Rabbit?Movies 4 Paid
7Repo ManMovies 3 Paid
8This is Spinal TapMovies 1 Paid
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