List of Comedy Films of The 1980s

List Of Comedy Films Of The 1980s

A list of comedy films released in the 1980s.

Title Director Cast Country Sub-Genre/Notes
1980
'Airplane!' Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lorna Patterson, Lloyd Bridges, Ethel Merman A spoof of Disaster films
'Caddyshack' Harold Ramis Chevy 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 Mitchell
'Melvin and Howard' Jonathan Demme Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen, Pamela Reed, Jason Robards Comedy-drama
'History of the World, Part I' Mel Brooks Mel 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 Sachs
1981
'Stripes' Ivan Reitman Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, John Candy, John Laroquette, Judge Reinhold
1982
'Airplane II: The Sequel' Ken Finkleman Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett
1983
'Strange Brew' Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley, Lynne Griffin
1984
'Ghostbusters' Ivan Reitman Bill 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 Charney
'Gremlins' Joe Dante Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
'Repo Man' Alex Cox Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton
'Splash' Ron Howard Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy
'This is Spinal Tap' Rob Reiner Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
'Top Secret!' Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough
1985
'Back to the Future' Robert Zemeckis Michael 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.
'The Goonies' Richard Donner Sean 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 Hanson
'Summer Rental' Carl Reiner John Candy, Karen Austin, Rip Torn, Richard Crenna
'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' Tim Burton Paul 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 DuPois
1986
'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' Paul Mazursky Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss
'Ruthless People' Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater
1987
'Spaceballs' Mel Brooks Mel 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 Bevis
1988
'Beetlejuice' Tim Burton Alec 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 Daly
1989
'Back to the Future Part II' Robert Zemeckis Michael 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 Logan
'Ghostbusters II' Ivan Reitman Bill 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. Deutschensorf

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