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Here Are Some of the Funniest Movies from the ’80s

Every comedian fan knows that the decade of the 80’s was full of comedian movies. The taboo for the company was broken by the comedian movies of the 1970’s but the injection of humor was injected by the comedian movies of the 1980’s.

When the studios saw the fame which comedian movies received, they diverted their attention to the comedy genre. As there were plenty of funniest movies in the 1980’s, it is not possible to list all but below are the best-loved comedian movies of the 1980’s.


“Airplane!” was released in 1980

The decade of the 1970’s is full of disastrous movies and “Airplane” was influenced by those movies. The production team of this comedy movie includes Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker.

The movie creates a lot of gags and filled with numerous humorous dialogues which shows that how silly a disastrous movie can be. The career of Canadian comedy star Leslie Nielsen was revitalized with Airplane and later he made another comedy classic with Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker.

The Blue Brothers

“The Blues Brothers” was released in 1980

The careers of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were polished in the early years of “Saturday Night Live”. Then in 1980, the duo brought their blues-loving to the big screen as they appeared in “The Blue Brothers”.

The movie is full of comedy dialogues and car crashes. Unfortunately, this was one of the last movies in which John Belushi appeared before he died in 1982. After more than 3 decades, “The Blue Brothers” is perhaps the best Saturday Night Live movie.

This Is Spinal Tap

“This Is Spinal Tap” was released in 1984

Nowadays, we see a lot of fake documentary style comedy movies. The style was first introduced in “This Is Spinal Tap” back in 1984. The story of the movie revolves around an aging rock band which is on the way to a disastrous US tour. The movie was directed and acted by Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer. The movie was one of the most influential movies of the decade.


“Ghostbusters” was released in 1985

When the movie was released in 1984, everyone took it as a phenomenon and still today people treat it the same way. The cast of the movie includes Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray. The script of the movie was written in such a way that it mixed comedy with the science fiction genre. You can attribute “Ghostbusters” as one of the most -quoted movies of this decade.

Back To The Future

Even though many fans don’t take “Back to the future” as a comedy movie as it is famous for its humor about a time-traveling fantasy. Michael J. Fox, the main character of the movie flies back to the time of 1955 from 1985. Even people who were not born in either of the years will still laugh watching the movie. I don’t think so there would be anyone who would have thought that back in 1985, Ronald Reagan would be the president of the US.

The Purple Rose Of Cairo

“The Purple Rose Of Cairo” was released in 1985

People have a concept that all the 1980’s movies of Woody Allen are highbrow humor but that wasn’t the case with “The Purple Rose of Cairo”. The cast of the movie includes Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello and many other famous stars.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was released in 1986

The teen comedy was one of the most famous genres of the 1980’s. And the credit for it goes to director John Hughes. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was one of the classic examples of teen comedy. The story of the movie revolves around Ferris Bueller, as a senior fellow in the school who used to play hookey with his girlfriend. Every off day that Bueller got, he enjoyed as a last day of freedom before going to college. The movie will be remembered as one of the classics having a mixture of heart and humor.

Coming To America

“Coming To America” was released in 1988.

There aren’t many who achieved as big in comedy as Eddie Murphy did. He was one of the first African Blockbusters of comedy. “Coming To America” was the creative peak of Murphy. He played the role of an African King in the movie and visits New York’s queen to find love.

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