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The Top 40 Comedies of the 1980s

Comedies were in abundance in the 80s. Some hold up to the test of time. Sadly, many do not. Here is my unscientific list of the best of the best of the Reagan era. Will you agree?

#40 Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

Amazon Women on the Moon Movie StillWhen a TV station has trouble airing its copy of a 1950s B movie titled Amazon Women on the Moon, it does what any other rational station would do…it throws together whatever it can find: movie trailers, PSAs, commercials, infomercials, and talk shows; then plays them in the movie’s place. This gem-of-a-film is the sequel to 1977’s The Kentucky Fried Movie, and comprises a series of skits featuring stars of the 80s like: Arsenio Hall, Carrie Fisher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Phil Hartman, David Alan Grier, and Steve Guttenberg to name a few. It’s random, odd, and quirky, but if you grew up in the 80s, I’ll bet you’ll remember more lines from the flick than you care to admit.

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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A small tribe of bushmen live contently in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. They take only what they need from the land, and that has resulted in a life of joy, simplicity, and no crime. One day, as a plane flies over the desert, its pilot throws his empty Coca-cola bottle out the window, and it falls to the earth, unbroken.

  • Patrick

    There is a lot of crap on this list. Remo Williams?!? Toxic Avenger?!? Three Chevy Chase movies in the top 10. I know they 80’s were his heyday but that seems to be a little generous. Ghostbusters in the 20’s and not in the top 10. List needs some work.

  • Where is Sixteen Candles?!? Where is The Breakfast Club?!? Where is Weird Science for that matter?!? It was better than half of the films on this list.

    • Weird Science was not that good, and I’d rather watch Kelly Lebrock in The Woman in Red than WS any day.

      • Patrick

        Of course we would rather watch Kelly Lebrock in The Woman In Red, she gets naked, but the point is Weird Science is a better film then a lot of the films on your list.