Most Popular Comedy Feature Films/TV Series Released 1980-01-01 to 1989-12-31
2. Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Votes: 139,013 | Gross: $112.49M
3. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
Votes: 729,418 | Gross: $210.61M
7. Full House (1987–1995)
TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.
9. Married with Children (1987–1997)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
10. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.
Votes: 28,340 | Gross: $34.37M
12. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 276,668 | Gross: $95.86M
13. The Breakfast Club (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Votes: 255,953 | Gross: $38.10M
14. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
X | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.
15. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.
Votes: 188,733 | Gross: $73.33M
18. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 338,820 | Gross: $118.50M
20. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 73,730 | Gross: $20.50M
21. Overboard (1987)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.
Votes: 36,751 | Gross: $26.71M
25. Heathers (1988)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
Votes: 59,855 | Gross: $1.11M
26. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
R | 130 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Votes: 30,139 | Gross: $42.72M
28. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Votes: 70,885 | Gross: $61.40M
29. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 85,169 | Gross: $40.49M
32. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 141,608 | Gross: $148.17M
34. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.
35. Police Academy (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Votes: 87,503 | Gross: $81.20M
36. Back to School (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
Votes: 21,603 | Gross: $91.26M
37. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 126,085 | Gross: $234.76M
38. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 142,075 | Gross: $54.20M
39. Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
Votes: 54,799 | Gross: $40.47M
41. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Votes: 136,373 | Gross: $38.12M
43. Beaches (1988)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Votes: 18,062 | Gross: $57.04M
45. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 148,733 | Gross: $92.82M
46. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 105,008 | Gross: $4.67M
50. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical
A town's sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a TV preacher targets it as the Devil's playhouse.
Votes: 7,723 | Gross: $69.70M