A Definitive List of the 150 Best Comedies of the 80s – Part Two

99 – Stir Crazy (1980)
Comedy
IMDb Users Score and link to the IMDb website
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes Users Score and link to the Rotten Tomatoes website
7.5
LETTERBOXD SCORE
6.36
AVERAGE-SCOREV3
6.89
New Yorkers, Skip Donahue (Gene Wilder) and Harry Monroe (Richard Pryor) 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.
98 – Ruthless People (1986)
Comedy
IMDb Users Score and link to the IMDb website
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Users Score and link to the Rotten Tomatoes website
7.2
LETTERBOXD SCORE
6.58
AVERAGE-SCOREV3
6.89

Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) hates his wife, Barbara (Bette Midler), so much that he wants her dead. He’s ecstatic when she’s taken by a duo of kidnappers who want $500,000 ransom in exchange for her life. Fully intending to ignore every one of the kidnappers’ demands in the hopes that they do him a favor and murder her for him, the two confused kidnappers (Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater) have to figure out how they’re going get their money, and what they’re going to do with the overbearing Barbara.

97 – Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
Comedy | Mystery
IMDb Users Score and link to the IMDb website
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Users Score and link to the Rotten Tomatoes website
7.2
LETTERBOXD SCORE
6.62
AVERAGE-SCOREV3
6.91

When a famous cheese maker dies in a freak car crash, his daughter (Rachel Ward) is convinced that it was no accident. She thinks he was murdered for his top-secret cheese recipes. To prove her theory, she hires detective Roy Reardon (Steve Martin). His quest to find out what happened to the missing man brings him face-to-face with movie legends, actors such as Humphrey Bogart, Alan Ladd and Burt Lancaster, via footage from classic film noir and crime films.

96 – Risky Business (1983)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
IMDb Users Score and link to the IMDb website
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes Users Score and link to the Rotten Tomatoes website
7.2
LETTERBOXD SCORE
6.76
AVERAGE-SCOREV3
6.92
Meet Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise), an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche, Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.
95 – How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Fantasy | Comedy | Drama