Top Ten Movies of the 1980s


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The Top Ten

Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
The Wars are continuing between the empire and the rebels


This is One of my Favroite Films ever I also love terminator E. T and Raiders

2Raiders of the Lost Ark
Great movie, watching it right now as I write this. It is full of loads of adventure


This is like the best thing ever.
Way ahead of Airplane!. No duh.


3E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.
so original, emotional, and clever. spielberg's best 4 sure.
The Movie proved Spielberg's greatness after "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"


Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's


Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly


5Back to the Future
A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
A very beautiful movies, It should be higher with a great cast and storyline, BEST. MOVIE.I. hAVE. EVER. SEEN.

6The Breakfast Club
The quintessential 80's movie!

7The Terminator
The movie that started the modern era of robot movies


Nothing beets the terminator

8Raging Bull
An raw masterpiece and one of the best films of the 1980s that features excellent acting by Robert De Niro (who won the well-deserved Best Actor Oscar), Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, and the others, brilliant directing by Martin Scorsese, and, of course, Oscar-worthy editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.


A movie with a big boxer who would been more greater if he would cared more about the people beside him


9Star Wars Episode VI : The Return of the Jedi
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.
The popular trilogy ends and the dark side is defeated


10The Shining
How isn't this in the top 10?

The Contenders

I'm shocked this film is not one, al pacino is apsolutely incredible in it, and the story is good the scenes are good the acting is iconic, why is this not number 1

12Top Gun
One of the most popular movies of the 1980's


An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand


The incredible story of on of the greatest musicians ever Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


It's a work of art stone best film to date hands down.
Tells you all about what happened in the vietnam war
This was better then rocky iv give me a break

16Stand By Me

17Ferris Bueller's Day Off

18The Goonies
A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this great adventure movie

19Weird Science
Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

20When Harry Met Sally
Can really exist friendship between a man and a woman?


21The Abyss
In this great movie from James Cameron even aliens realize that human love can fix everything even the bad nature of mankind


22Sixteen Candles
This is absolutely the best movie ever! Jake Ryan is gorgeous!

23Rocky IV


25Blade Runner
These lists kill my spirit


26The Thing

The story of the man who fought out incredibly the independence of India



29Real Genius

the first Predator movie with Scwarzenneger facing the hunting monster


31First Blood
The story of John Rambo's war with a police chief of a small town is one of the most greatest movie of the 1980's


32Friday the 13th


34Superman II
Christopher Reeve in maybe the most loved superhero movie


35Full Metal Jacket

36Pretty in Pink

37National Lampoon's Vacation
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.


38Rain Man

39Dirty Dancing

40Back to the Future Part II

41The Elephant Man
A Story with a man with more heart than look


42A Nightmare on Elm Street

43Paris, Texas

44Better Off Dead

45Fast Times at Ridgemont High

46Coming to America

47Beverly Hills Cop


49The Lost Boys

50The Color Purple

51Out of Africa

52Once Upon a Time in America

53Driving Miss Daisy

54Blue Velvet


56The Outsiders

57Lethal Weapon


59The Little Mermaid

60Drowning by Numbers

61Die Hard

62Jumpin' Jack Flash

63Grave of the Fireflies

64Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

65Return To Oz


67Who Framed Roger Rabbit

68Say Anything...

699 1/2 Weeks

70Gorrilas In the Mist

71Romancing the Stone

72Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

73Chariots of Fire

74Fanny and Alexander

75Raising Arizona

76House of Games

77The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

78Dangerous Liaisons

79The Muppets Take Manhattan

80The NeverEnding Story


82The 'Burbs



85The Living Daylights

86Licence to Kill

87All Dogs Go to Heaven

88The Karate Kid

15-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.

90Field of Dreams

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

92The Untouchables

93St. Elmo's Fire

94The King of Comedy

95Midnight Run

96Some Kind of Wonderful

97Lean On Me



100Child's Play

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