The Best Comedy Dramas of the 1980s

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The Breakfast Club

1985    John Hughes    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Ensemble Film

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

1989    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Hannah and Her Sisters

1986    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Ensemble Film    Sophisticated Comedy

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Amadeus

1984    Milos Forman    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Based-on-Theatre    Biopic

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A Christmas Story

1983    Bob Clark    Rated PG

Americana    Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy

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Say Anything...

1989    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

1982    Amy Heckerling    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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Broadcast News

1987    James L. Brooks    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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When Harry Met Sally...

1989    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Diner

1982    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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My Dinner with Andre

1981    Louis Malle    Not Rated

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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48 Hrs.

1982    Walter Hill    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy Drama

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Terms of Endearment

1983    James L. Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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Tootsie

1982    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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Mystery Train

1989    Jim Jarmusch    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Urban Comedy

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Good Morning, Vietnam

1987    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Military Comedy

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The Big Chill

1983    Lawrence Kasdan    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Pretty in Pink

1986    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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Risky Business

1983    Paul Brickman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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