List of comedy films of the 1980s

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A list of comedy films released in the 1980s.

TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
1980
'Airplane!'Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerRobert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lorna Patterson, Lloyd Bridges, Ethel MermanUnited StatesA spoof of Disaster films
'Caddyshack'Harold RamisChevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan, Dan Resin, Henry Wilcoxon, Elaine Aiken, Albert Salmi, Ann Ryerson, Brian Doyle-Murray, Hamilton MitchellUnited States
'Melvin and Howard'Jonathan DemmePaul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen, Pamela Reed, Jason RobardsUnited StatesComedy-drama
'History of the World, Part I'Mel BrooksMel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Ron Carey, Gregory Hines, Pamela Stephenson, Spike Milligan, Shecky Greene, Sid Caesar, Mary-Margaret Humes, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner, Barry Levinson, John Hurt, Andrew SachsUnited States
1981
'Stripes'Ivan ReitmanBill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, John Candy, John Laroquette, Judge ReinholdUnited States
1982
'Airplane II: The Sequel'Ken FinklemanRobert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, Chad EverettUnited States
1983
'Strange Brew'Rick Moranis, Dave ThomasRick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley, Lynne GriffinCanada
1984
'Ghostbusters'Ivan ReitmanBill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, David Margulies, Steven Tash, Jennifer Runyon, Slavitza Jovan, Michael Ensign, Alice Drummond, Jordan CharneyUnited States
'Gremlins'Joe DanteZach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt AxtonUnited States
'Repo Man'Alex CoxEmilio Estevez, Harry Dean StantonUnited States
'Splash'Ron HowardTom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene LevyUnited States
'This is Spinal Tap'Rob ReinerMichael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Rob ReinerUnited States
'Top Secret!'Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerVal Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael GoughUnited States
1985
'Back to the Future'Robert ZemeckisMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, J. J. Cohen, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane, Harry Waters, Jr.United States
'The Goonies'Richard DonnerSean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Mutuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Anne Ramsey, Lupe Ontiveros, Mary Ellen Trainor, Keith Walker, Curtis HansonUnited States
'Summer Rental'Carl ReinerJohn Candy, Karen Austin, Rip Torn, Richard CrennaUnited States
'Pee-wee's Big Adventure'Tim BurtonPaul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen, Irving Hellman, Monte Landis, Damon Martin, David Glasser, Gregory Brown, Mark Everett, Daryl Roach, Bill Cable, Peter Looney, Starletta DuPoisUnited States
1986
'Down and Out in Beverly Hills'Paul MazurskyNick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard DreyfussUnited States
'Ruthless People'Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerDanny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen SlaterUnited States
1987
'Spaceballs'Mel BrooksMel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, John Candy, George Wyner, Joan Rivers, Dick Van Patten, Michael Winslow, Lorene Yarnell, John Hurt, Sal Viscuso, Ronny Graham, Jim J. Bullock, Leslie BevisUnited States
1988
'Beetlejuice'Tim BurtonAlec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page, Hugo Stanger, Michael Keaton, Rachel Mittelman, Catherine O'Hara, J. Jay Saunders, Mark Ettlinger, Jeffrey Jones, Winona Ryder, Glenn Shadix, Patrice Martinez, Cindy DalyUnited States
1989
'Back to the Future Part II'Robert ZemeckisMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan, Jeffrey Weissman, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane, J.J. Cohen, Charles Fleischer, E. Casanova Evans, Jay Koch, Charles Gherardi, Ricky Dean LoganUnited States
'Ghostbusters II'Ivan ReitmanBill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Peter MacNicol, Harris Yulin, David Margulies, Kurt Fuller, Janet Margolin, Wilhelm von Homburg, William T. Deutschendorf, Henry J. DeutschensorfUnited States

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