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Our list of Top 50 comedies of the 80s is ready to go online. With the help from readers from this blog, we've compiled a comprehensive list of the funniest movies from our favorite decade. And starting Thursday, we'll begin revealing them 10 at a time.

Basically, we compiled your suggestions -- giving extra points to movies mentioned the most -- and added in some weight from the American Film Institute's list of best comedies of all time. And then, frankly, we added our own common sense. (Is "A Christmas Story" funnier than "Spaceballs?" What do you think?)

Want some hints on what's to come? A lot of Chevy Chase and Eddie Murphy. But also Jamie Lee Curtis, Holly Hunter and even Molly Ringwald. (What's an 80s list without Molly?)

When it's all revealed, you'll discover 1984 was the funniest year of the 80s -- and 1981 was the least funny.

Stay tuned for numbers 41-50!

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:18pm]


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