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VOTE: Best Comedy Films of All Time

Made this list for my friend Alex. Since comedy is his favourite genre, I thought it'd be fun to find the Letterboxd community's most loved comedy films.

In the comments below, vote for up to 10 comedy films. 1 point goes to each film you pick, and you don't have to rank your selections. What counts as a comedy film is up to you, and I'll only question particularly unusual picks. Films don't have to already be on the list, you're welcome to induct new entries.

You can change your votes at a later time if you want.

The list is sorted by points, then alphabetically by film name.

Other votes I run: Directors | Sci-Fi Films | Romance Films | Animated Films | LGBTQ+ Films | Horror Films | 2000s Films | 1990s Films | 1980s Films | 1970s Films | 1960s Films | 1950s Films | 1940s Films | 2018 Films

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There are 90 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • Airplane!

    7

  • Back to the Future

    15

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    19

  • Ghostbusters

    22

  • The Princess Bride

    23

  • The Blues Brothers

    27

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    32

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    37

  • Raising Arizona

    39

  • Evil Dead II

    44

  • A Fish Called Wanda

    45

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    51

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    54

  • Brazil

    58

  • Clue

    60

  • Heathers

    71

  • Spaceballs

    78

  • Trading Places

    96

  • After Hours

    98

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    111

  • The Breakfast Club

    113

  • The 'Burbs

    114

  • The King of Comedy

    124

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    126

  • Tampopo

    131

  • Withnail & I

    135

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    138

  • Caddyshack

    139

  • Tootsie

    157

  • Beetlejuice

    163

  • Beverly Hills Cop

    165

  • Coming to America

    168

  • National Lampoon's Vacation

    188

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    190

  • An American Werewolf in London

    199

  • Back to the Future Part II

    201

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    206

  • The Goonies

    233

  • Hairspray

    237

  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    250

  • Kin-dza-dza!

    251

  • Major League

    257

  • Midnight Run

    260

  • Nine to Five

    264

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    281

  • ¡Three Amigos!

    283

  • Top Secret!

    284

  • The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood

    298

  • The Big Snit

    322

  • Broadcast News

    329

  • Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

    337

  • A Christmas Story

    339

  • Commando

    342

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    345

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    356

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    371

  • Ghostbusters II

    388

  • The Gods Must Be Crazy

    390

  • Good Morning, Vietnam

    391

  • History of the World: Part I

    404

  • Hopscotch

    408

  • Lost in America

    445

  • The Meaning of Life

    458

  • Modern Romance

    464

  • More Bad News

    468

  • My Favorite Year

    476

  • Mystery Train

    478

  • Night of the Comet

    482

  • Overboard

    494

  • Police Story

    503

  • Polyester

    504

  • Protocol

    506

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo

    507

  • Radio Days

    508

  • Repo Man

    510

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    511

  • Revenge of the Nerds

    512

  • Roxanne

    520

  • Ruthless People

    524

  • Say Anything...

    527

  • Scrooged

    528

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    550

  • Strange Brew

    551

  • Stripes

    553

  • The Toxic Avenger

    567

  • Troop Beverly Hills

    569

  • Victor/Victoria

    579

  • Waiting for the Hearse

    581

  • The War of the Roses

    584

  • Weekend at Bernie's

    587