Best Comedy Movies of 1980


The Blues Brothers

7.9/10 IMDB

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie Hall ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1980-06-16


7.7/10 IMDB

The persons and events in this film are fictitious – fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... and more. Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love... the list whirls by in rapid succession, and the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next.

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Lorna Patterson, Robert Stack, Stephen Stucker, Jim Abrahams ..
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Release date: 1980-07-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy

7.3/10 IMDB

A Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane raises havoc among a normally peaceful tribe of African bushmen who believe it to be a utensil of the gods.

Starring: N!xau, Michael Thys, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey, Nic De Jager, Fanyana H. Sidumo, Joe Seakatsie, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Ken Gampu ..
Directed by: Jamie Uys
Release date: 1980-09-10

Stardust Memories

7.2/10 IMDB

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Daniel Stern, Amy Wright, Helen Hanft, John Rothman, Sharon Stone ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1980-09-26


7.2/10 IMDB

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan, Dan Resin, Henry Wilcoxon ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 1980-07-25

Nine to Five

6.9/10 IMDB

Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Sterling Hayden, Elizabeth Wilson, Henry Jones, Lawrence Pressman, Marian Mercer, Renn Woods ..
Directed by: Colin Higgins
Release date: 1980-12-18

Stir Crazy

6.7/10 IMDB

New Yorkers Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment — they're sent to prison.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams, Miguel Ángel Suárez, Craig T. Nelson, Barry Corbin, Charles Weldon, Erland van Lidth, Nicolas Coster ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier
Release date: 1980-12-12

Seems Like Old Times

6.7/10 IMDB

Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex-wife who is now a public defender and has remarried — to a prosecutor.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume, Harold Gould, George Grizzard, Yvonne Wilder, T.K. Carter, Judd Omen, Bill Zuckert ..
Directed by: Jay Sandrich
Release date: 1980-12-19

Used Cars

6.7/10 IMDB

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Frank McRae, Gerrit Graham, Deborah Harmon, Joe Flaherty, Michael McKean, Mildred Brion, David L. Lander, Michael Talbott ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1980-07-11

Where the Buffalo Roam

6.5/10 IMDB

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Starring: Bill Murray, Peter Boyle, Bruno Kirby, René Auberjonois, R. G. Armstrong, Danny Goldman, Rafael Campos, DeWayne Jessie, Mark Metcalf, Joseph Ragno ..
Directed by: Art Linson
Release date: 1980-04-25

Bronco Billy

6.1/10 IMDB

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, Sierra Pecheur, Walter Barnes, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1980-06-11

Private Benjamin

6.2/10 IMDB

A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber, Mary Kay Place, Harry Dean Stanton, Albert Brooks, Kopi Sotiropulos, Craig T. Nelson, Toni Kalem ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1980-10-06

Any Which Way You Can

6.1/10 IMDB

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Harry Guardino, Ruth Gordon, William Smith, Michael Cavanaugh, Barry Corbin, Roy Jenson, Al Ruscio ..
Directed by: Buddy Van Horn
Release date: 1980-12-17

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

6.0/10 IMDB

Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of collecting unemployment, they find themselves thrown back on the streets, searching for a way to earn new income. But when Cheech's cousin, "Red" Mendoza, arrives, things get even crazier.

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero, Betty Kennedy, Paul Reubens, Cassandra Peterson, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Shelby Chong, Edie McClurg ..
Directed by: Tommy Chong
Release date: 1980-07-18


7.1/10 IMDB

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former agency's covert practices. The CIA catches wind of the book and sends other agents after him, initiating a frenetic game of cat and mouse that spans the globe.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, David Matthau, George Baker, Ivor Roberts, Severn Darden, Lucy Saroyan ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1980-09-26

Motel Hell

6.0/10 IMDB

"Meat is meat, and man's gotta eat!" That was always granny's philosophy. And that's the way folks still think over at the Motel Hello where Farmer Vincent mixes up his special blend of smoke meats. Heck, everybody in the county just loves Farmer Vincent's sausages and hams -- there's nothin' quite like 'em. But pray tell, what's that we've heard about strangers just disappearing after passing by Vincent's motel? And what are those odd things planted in Vincent's "secret garden" that he tends to only at night?

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Wolfman Jack, Elaine Joyce, Monique St. Pierre, John Ratzenberger, Gwil Richards, Toni Gilman ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1980-08-14

The Stunt Man

7.0/10 IMDB

While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco, Sharon Farrell, Adam Roarke, Philip Bruns, John Garwood, Jim Hess ..
Directed by: Richard Rush
Release date: 1980-06-27

Scooby Goes Hollywood

5.8/10 IMDB

The gang goes to Hollywood as Scooby-Doo stars in his first film. When a creepy creature wants to put a stop to the film, Scooby-Doo must solve the mystery to ensure his star status remains intact.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North, Patricia Stevens, Marilyn Schreffler, Rip Taylor, Michael Bell, Joan Gerber, Stan Jones ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1980-01-01

The Ninth Configuration

6.8/10 IMDB

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George DiCenzo, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, Alejandro Rey, Tom Atkins ..
Directed by: William Peter Blatty
Release date: 1980-02-29

Smokey and the Bandit II

5.2/10 IMDB

The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise, Paul Williams, Sally Field, Pat McCormick, David Huddleston, Mike Henry, John Anderson ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1980-08-15


5.3/10 IMDB

Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with Olive's fiancé, Bluto.

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Richard Libertini, Donald Moffat, Donovan Scott, Roberta Maxwell, Bill Irwin, Linda Hunt ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1980-12-12

The Big Brawl

5.7/10 IMDB

A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

Starring: Jackie Chan, José Ferrer, Kristine DeBell, Mako, Ron Max, David Sheiner, Rosalind Chao, Lenny Montana, Pat E. Johnson, Mary Ellen O'Neill ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1980-09-10

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)

7.2/10 IMDB

Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcie travel to France as foreign exchange students. Also along is Snoopy and Woodstock. While everyone is excited about the opportunity to travel to a foreign country, Charlie is disturbed by a letter he receives from a mysterious girl from France who invites him as a her guest only to find that he does not seem welcomed to her Chateau.

Starring: Arrin Skelley, Laura Planting, Casey Carlson, Daniel Anderson, Scott Beach, Debbie Muller, Laura Planting, Annalisa Bortolin, Laura Planting, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Release date: 1980-05-30

My Bodyguard

7.1/10 IMDB

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere presence intimidates students and teachers alike. But their "business relationship" soon turns personal as Clifford and the troubled loner forge a winning alliance against their intimidators - and a very special friendship with each other.

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, Ruth Gordon, Joan Cusack, John Houseman, Craig Richard Nelson, Tim Kazurinsky, George Wendt ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 1980-07-11

Little Miss Marker

6.3/10 IMDB

Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in the 1930s. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his sudden love for a woman also involved in gambling operations.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart, Lee Grant, Brian Dennehy, Kenneth McMillan, Andrew Rubin, Tom Pedi, Jacquelyn Hyde ..
Directed by: Walter Bernstein
Release date: 1980-03-21

Melvin and Howard

6.8/10 IMDB

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Starring: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen, Chip Taylor, Melvin E. Dummar, Michael J. Pollard, Cheryl Smith, Sonny Carl Davis, Brendan Kelly ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1980-09-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling

6.7/10 IMDB

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stop-motion-potion.

Starring: Robert Buchanan, Billy Greenlees, John Hughes, John Gordon Sinclair, Danny Benson, David Scott, Drew Burns, Eddie Burt, Derek Millar, Eric Joseph ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1980-10-01

Little Darlings

6.4/10 IMDB

Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon, Cynthia Nixon, Nicolas Coster, Krista Errickson, Alexa Kenin, Abby Bluestone, Simone Schachter ..
Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell
Release date: 1980-03-21

The Hollywood Knights

6.2/10 IMDB

Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.

Starring: Robert Wuhl, Tony Danza, Fran Drescher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joyce Hyser, Hoyt Axton, Gary Graham, Stuart Pankin, Otis Young, Moosie Drier ..
Directed by: Floyd Mutrux
Release date: 1980-05-18

Forbidden Zone

6.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her.

Starring: Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley, Jan Stuart Schwartz, Marie-Pascale Elfman, Virginia Rose, Gene Cunningham, Phil Gordon, Danny Elfman, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: Richard Elfman
Release date: 1980-03-15

The Private Eyes

6.5/10 IMDB

The lord and lady of a capacious manor are killed, and the lord's ghost seems to have returned to knock off the staff one by one, causing Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart to investigate the wacky house and its inhabitants.

Starring: Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox, Grace Zabriskie, John Fujioka, Irwin Keyes, Fred Stuthman, Robert V. Barron, Patrick Cranshaw ..
Directed by: Lang Elliott
Release date: 1980-04-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : Animalympics


6.8/10 IMDB

Animalympics is all about the Animal Olympics Contest where all the animals around the world gather to take part in everything from skiing in North America to the very long marathon race in humid conditions.

Starring: Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Gilda Radner, Michael Fremer ..
Directed by: Steven Lisberger
Release date: 1980-02-01

The Club

6.9/10 IMDB

The club buys a talented young player, Geoff, for a record sum of money. The team members do not like their new star and friction develops immediately. Game after game is lost until Geoff begins to realize that there is more at stake than just his own career.

Starring: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson, John Howard, Harold Hopkins, Alan Cassell, Maggie Doyle, Lou Richards ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1980-09-18

Hero at Large

5.9/10 IMDB

An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.

Starring: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Bacon, Harry Bellaver, Anita Dangler, Jane Hallaren, Leonard Harris, Rick Podell ..
Directed by: Martin Davidson
Release date: 1980-02-08

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

6.3/10 IMDB

A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam perpetrated by him in order to make "a million pounds."

Starring: Malcolm McLaren, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Sid Vicious, John Lydon, Helen Wellington-Lloyd, Ronald Biggs, Liz Fraser, Jess Conrad, Mary Millington ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 1980-09-11

Herbie Goes Bananas

4.9/10 IMDB

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

Starring: Cloris Leachman, Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Elyssa Davalos, Joaquin Garay III, Harvey Korman, Richard Jaeckel, Alex Rocco, John Vernon, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1980-06-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : To Race The Wind

To Race The Wind

7.4/10 IMDB

A lighthearted dramatization of the autobiography of Harold Krents, a blind Harvard Law School student trying to make his way in a sighted world.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Randy Quaid, Mark L. Taylor, Lisa Eilbacher, Barbara Barrie, Catherine Hicks, Gregory Walcott, Norman Burton, Bryan Cranston, David Carroll ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1980-03-12


6.5/10 IMDB

A man resists the California fads that his wife, friends and wealthy Marin County neighbors embrace. Based on the serial by Cyra McFadden in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 70s, satirizing the lifestyle trends of the local elite - from open marriages and organic food to New Age cults.

Starring: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Christopher Lee, Bill Macy, Stacey Nelkin, Sally Kellerman, Sam Chew Jr., Anthony Battaglia, Nita Talbot, Pamela Bellwood ..
Directed by: Bill Persky
Release date: 1980-03-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : Rhubarb Rhubarb

Rhubarb Rhubarb

6.5/10 IMDB

During a game of golf between a police inspector and a vicar the inspector cheats by having a constable move his ball into favourable positions and the vicar's into hazardous ones. when the vicar discovers this he prays for divine intervention which turns the tables.

Starring: Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Todd, Charlie Drake, Bill Fraser, Hattie Jacques, Roy Kinnear, Beryl Reid, Norman Rossington, April Walker ..
Directed by: Eric Sykes
Release date: 1980-12-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

7.2/10 IMDB

Baptista has two daughters: Kate and Bianca. Everyone wants to wed the fair Bianca, but nobody's much interested in problem child, Kate. Baptista declares that he won't give Bianca away in a marriage until he's found a husband for Kate, so all the suitors begin busily hunting out a madman who's willing to do it, and they find Petruchio: a man who's come to wive it wealthily in Padua. And Petruchio marries Kate with a plan to tame her, while everybody else begins scheming to win Bianca's hand.

Starring: Simon Chandler, Anthony Pedley, John Franklyn-Robbins, Frank Thornton, Sarah Badel, Jonathan Cecil, John Cleese, Joan Hickson, Susan Penhaligon, Harry Waters ..
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Release date: 1980-10-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : Rising Damp

Rising Damp

6.2/10 IMDB

Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers John, an art student, and Philip, an African medical student, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss Jones, flirts with Philip rather than him, despite his pitiful attempts at seduction.

Starring: Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Don Warrington, Christopher Strauli, Denholm Elliott, Carrie Jones, Glynn Edwards, John Cater, Derek Griffiths, Bill Dean ..
Directed by: Joseph McGrath
Release date: 1980-05-03


6.2/10 IMDB

Dominick has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favourite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to an improper diet and his sister makes him promise to lose some weight. This is very hard for him, but he finds motivation when he falls in love with Lydia. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with her that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying.

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara, Michael Lombard, Sal Viscuso, Delia Salvi, Robert Costanzo, Estelle Reiner, Natasha Ryan ..
Directed by: Anne Bancroft
Release date: 1980-02-01

The Hunter

6.2/10 IMDB

During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. Now, while he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton, Ben Johnson, Richard Venture, Tracey Walter, Thomas Rosales Jr., Teddy Wilson, Bill Hart ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1980-08-01

It's My Turn

5.5/10 IMDB

A successful but stressed mathematics professor goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son, a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend, between Chicago and New York, and between research and administration.

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland, Steven Hill, Charles Kimbrough, Jennifer Salt, Daniel Stern, Dianne Wiest, Toshi Toda ..
Directed by: Claudia Weill
Release date: 1980-10-24

Rough Cut

5.6/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West, Patrick Magee, Al Matthews, Susan Littler, Joss Ackland, Isabel Dean, Wolf Kahler ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1980-06-19

Midnight Madness

6.3/10 IMDB

A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, David Naughton, Stephen Furst, Maggie Roswell, Eddie Deezen, Debra Clinger, David Damas, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Andy Tennant, Brian Frishman ..
Directed by: Michael Nankin, David Wechter
Release date: 1980-02-08

Biceps of Steel

7.9/10 IMDB

The film depicts a 'super roadie' who fights evil orange jumpsuit-wearing bouncers stopping a rock and roll crowd from having a good time. He then falls foul of an evil wench who seduces and cuts his hair in order to take away his strength.

Starring: Barry Reeve, Mary Tempest, Bruce Dickinson, Chris Aylmer, Barry Purkis, Paul Samson ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 1980-06-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : Ladies Night

Ladies Night

6.3/10 IMDB

Sexually frustrated housewife Betty isn't getting the carnal fulfillment she needs and desires from her neglectful football addict husband. Betty decides to rectify the situation by going out with her rowdy gal pals Irene and Angie to a swinging nightclub where bawdy fun and fornication are the order of the day.

Starring: Annette Haven, Lisa De Leeuw, Sonya Summers, Tigr, Starr Wood, Nicole Black, Paul Thomas, Richard Bern, Phaery Burd, Herschel Savage ..
Directed by: Harry Lewis
Release date: 1980-12-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

7.3/10 IMDB

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him.

Starring: Alan David, John Franklyn-Robbins, John Rhys-Davies, John Nettles, Richard Morant, Kenneth Cranham, Gemma Jones, Susan Jameson, Daniel Mitchell, Warren Mitchell ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1980-12-17
Best Comedy Movies of 1980 : 'F'


6.9/10 IMDB

A dream girl lures a cab driver to the House of F, a bizarre, dangerous "wet dream factory".

Starring: Annette Haven, John Leslie, Sharon Adams, Seymour Fritz, Norman Hazzard, Edward Hazzard, Ingrid Jennings, Georgie Vegas, Pepe Peru, Little Oral Annie ..
Directed by: Svetlana
Release date: 1980-03-26

Also check Best comedy movies of 1981.

Check out our top containing the Best Comedy Movies of 1980 - This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.