What are the best 80s comedy movies?

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    Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy movie in 2016 directed by Paul Feig starring Melissa Mccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise. 


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    Amber Soto
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "One of the best 80s comedies, remade! Ghostbusters is an iconic comedy that is still referenced in media today! However, this is not the 80s comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. However, this is a fun take on the classic starring a hit comedic cast of incredibly talented (and hilarious) women!"
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    #2Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    A 1986 film directed by John Huges, about a student named Ferris Bueller who skipped class and embarked on a journey on the streets of Chicago. The film stars actors Matthew Broderick as Ferris and Jeffrey Jones as the school principal.


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    Ethan Mendoza
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I can't believe it's been so many years since this came out! I still remember Cameron's wigging out with the Ferrari, and it's tainted me on them to do this day. But, also, Ferris' girlfriend in that hot bathing suit. I can't remember her name... the actresses. I should look that up. The bad thing about loving these old 80s movies is I'm darn near in my 80s and I can't remember nothing!"
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    #3Back 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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    Virginia Wilson
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I have never really been a fan of Back to the Future. The acting in it and the special effects just don't do it for me. I would rather watch almost any other movie from the 80s."
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    Destined to become a holiday classic, this family comedy follows an Indiana schoolboy whose obsession with getting a Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas leads to hilarious consequences.


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    Shirley Ma
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "One of a short list of movies that I'll drop anything to watch whenever it's on! It is a comedy classic!"
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    #5The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club is a comedy-drama movie that follows five high school students in detention played by Jude Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Emilio Estevez. It's directed by John Hughes and shown in 1985.


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    Sai Chavan
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "The 80s were a great decade for movies. The Breakfast Club is definitely up there on when it comes to films from that decade. It's a classic, and is still funny and entertaining to this day. "
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    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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    Laura Medina
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "One of my favorite movies of all time! "When will now be then? - Soon!" "May the Schwartz be with you!" So many great lines. Definitely one of the best movies."
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    #7National Lampoon's Vacation

    National Lampoon's Vacation

    National Lampoon's Vacation is a comedy adventure film directed by Harold Ramis which was released on July 29, 1983. It tells the story about Griswold family's cross-country drive. The movie stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca.


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    Hannah Wells
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "I was looking for some good 80s comedies to watch the last weekend when I was sick and just wanted to veg out on the couch. National Lampoon's vacation is a classic that I had totally forgotten about, but I was able to rent it on Prime and watch it immediately this weekend which was fantastic. I love Chevy Chase and Beverly D'angelo and felt like I had a blast from the past, which helped me feel better much faster. "
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    #8Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles is a romantic comedy motion picture that features Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Justin Henry. It was written and directed by John Hughes and premiered on May 4, 1984, in the United States.


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    Kathy Barnett
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I remember watching sixteen candles for the first time when I was a teenager during the 90's. It was one of my favorite 80's comedy movies then and that still stands almost two decades later. If you haven't seen it, you must watch it!"
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    #9Mr. Mom

    Mr. Mom

    Mr. Mom was one of the first movies to support the change of roles in the male-female housework. An engineer's wife finds an important job and he must stay at home taking care of the house and their children.


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    Terry Brewer
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Can't go wrong with a classic comedy, Mr. Mom brings the good hearted laughs and joys you don't see much these days."
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    #10A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story is a 1983 Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark. Set in the 40's, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.


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    Sofía Olvera
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Classic! 5 Stars! The Christmas Story is a film about Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun and his attempts to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa. A great film for families! Highly recommend!"


Best What are the best 80s comedy movies
1GhostbustersMovies 13 Paid
2Ferris Bueller's Day OffMovies 10 Paid
3Back to the FutureMovies 10 Paid
4CaddyshackMovies 8 Paid
5The Breakfast ClubMovies 7 Paid
6SpaceballsMovies 6 Paid
7National Lampoon's VacationMovies 4 Paid
8Sixteen CandlesMovies 4 Paid
9Mr. MomMovies 4 Paid
10A Christmas StoryMovies 3 Paid

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