AMC Movie List

Funniest ’80s Comedies

Which movie makes you laugh hardest?

rank title points votes your vote
1 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
A grown-man-in-a-doggie-door gag plus a "scorching case of herpes" equals comedy gold.
204 552
2 Airplane!
When June Cleaver translates jive, you know you've got a winner on your hands.
203 519
3 Ghostbusters
Murray's sardonic Venkman, Ramis' uber-nerd Egon, and Aykroyd's easily distracted Ray are one of the most quotable comedy teams ever.
199 519
4 Caddyshack
In one of the movie's funniest scenes, Chase and Murray bond over a joint made from the groundskeeper's special mix - of turf.
198 510
5 National Lampoon’s Vacation
Just the sight of the Griswolds and their "Metallic Pea" station wagon should be enough to make you laugh.
195 489
6 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Who could forget Steve Martin's car rental tirade (using of the f-word 18 times in 60 seconds) or the diverted flight to Nowhere?
142 448
7 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
There may be no more truly '80s movie moment than when Sean Penn (Spicoli) utters that most famous of stoner greetings, "Aloha Mr. Hand."
139 493
8 Stripes
The mud-wrestling scene with John Candy getting his butt bitten (and beaten) by three blondes in bikinis is comedic legend.
128 430
9 Sixteen Candles
Hall's character may have never "bagged a babe," but he spouts some of the funniest lines of the movie.
42 438
10 This Is Spinal Tap
McKean, Shearer and Guest improvise their parts to deadpan perfection.
-2 430