The best comedy films of the 1980s are listed here in order of greatness. Feel free to create your own rankings and use this list as a resource for the next time you need a pick-me-up. The 1980s was absolutely instrumental in comedy film-making and is the reason we have so many amazing comedy flicks today. We can thank Ivan Reitman, John Hughes, and Harold Ramis in particular for pioneering sheer greatness in modern American comedies. This was an amazing and laugh-out-loud decade for comedy films.