PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Host and nominee, actor Eddie Murphy at the 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 25, 1983 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)
Movies - TV
The 15
Best '80s Comedies Ranked
15. Planes, Trains…
‘80s comedies have something for everyone, including "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," about a businessman (Steve Martin) traveling home for Thanksgiving and the salesman (John Candy) who tries to help him. This was a holiday favorite on cable, and many grew up watching the antics of two seasoned professionals, bouncing off one another effortlessly.
14. Coming to America
Eddie Murphy plays Prince Akeem Joffer, the heir to the throne of a fictional African country, who flees to Queens and poses as a poor student, hoping to find a wife. The critics were split on it, but "Coming to America" was the third-highest-grossing film of 1988 and remains incredibly popular today.
13. Fast Times…
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was the directorial debut of Amy Heckerling and screenwriting debut of Cameron Crowe, making it the birth of two masters of the coming-of-age story. It also jumpstarted the careers of Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sean Penn, who became famous for his role as the good-natured stoner Jeff Spicoli.
12. Clue
"Clue" should have been awful, as director and writer Jonathan Lynn was tasked with making a board game adaptation. The film turns out not only good but so memorable that it would develop a cult following, keeping it alive decades after its initial release. 
11. Overboard
"Overboard" tells a cute enemies-to-lovers story with two incredibly attractive people with amazing chemistry. The growth of both characters and the warmth with which they come to regard one another elevates this comedy well above its logline.