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Funniest comedies of the 1980s, an informal list of the

A more considered but by no means complete list of titles, in no particular order:

A List
Ghostbusters
Roxanne
Tootsie
Naked Gun
Airplane
Raising Arizona
This is Spinal Tap
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
History of the World, Pt. 1
Monty Python's Meaning Of Life*
A Fish Called Wanda*


B List
(The first half of) Stripes
Caddyshack
Fletch
The Money Pit / Big
Princess Bride**
Beetlejuice
Natl' Lampoon's Vacation
(The first half of) Good Morning Vietnam
Sixteen Candles (not as good a movie as Breakfast Club, perhaps, but arguably funnier)
Better Off Dead / One Crazy Summer (these might as well be the same movie to me)


* I can't believe I forgot these two when I drew this list up. Sorry, boys!
** Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies, ever. It's just that I don't necessarily think of it as a comedy.
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In my humble and completely uninformed opinion, Vacation belongs on the A list. Goddamn that movie kills me.
I think I need to see it a few more times.. I haven't seen it in years. My A-List is simply the movies that I know for sure.
The first half of Stripes So true. The movie ends for me just after the sargent blows up. Caddyshack Awwww man! This is totally A-list for me. Princess Bride As is this. Better Off Dead / One Crazy Summer (these might as well be the same movie to me HA! I was just thinking this the other night when we watched BOD!
Princess Bride is absolutely a fantastic movie, and is A-List on any other list I make. I just don't think of it purely in terms of being a comedy, which is what this list was about.
Good point. But it does have some of the funniest lines of any movie. I quote that probably more than Spinal Tap even. :)
Have you not seen Trading Places, or did you just forget it? Both are nearly unforgiveable.
I'm sure this was an oversight, but "Christmas Vacation" came out in '89, which in my humble opinion is the best vacation movie by a long shot.
heybro!

quick question--what's a very common (and hopefully funny) insult that new yorkers use against people? nothing's coming to mind for me, but i'm sure you can pick one above the others...

thanks!