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


Best movie of the Star Wars saga no doubt
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.
The Movie proved Spielberg's greatness after "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"


so original, emotional, and clever. spielberg's best 4 sure.
[Newest]When I first saw this movie it became my favorite movie

4Back 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.

5The Breakfast Club
The quintessential 80's movie!

6Raging 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


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


Nothing beets the terminator

8The Shining
How isn't this in the top 10?

Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's


Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly


10Star 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


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

An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand


13Stand By Me

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

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


16Ferris Bueller's Day Off

17The 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

18Top Gun
One of the most popular movies of the 1980's


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

20The Abyss
In this great movie from James Cameron even aliens realize that human love can fix everything even the bad nature of mankind


21Blade Runner
These lists kill my spirit


22Rocky IV

23Sixteen Candles
This is absolutely the best movie ever! Jake Ryan is gorgeous!

24The Thing


the first Predator movie with Scwarzenneger facing the hunting monster



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


29First 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


30Friday the 13th

31Real Genius

Should be higher because this is fantastic

33Back to the Future Part II

34Blue Velvet

35Full Metal Jacket

36Dirty Dancing

37Superman II
Christopher Reeve in maybe the most loved superhero movie


38The Lost Boys

39Grave of the Fireflies

40Come and See

41Pretty in Pink

42National 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.


43Rain Man

44Paris, Texas

45Better Off Dead

46Fast Times at Ridgemont High

47Die Hard

48Coming to America

49Beverly Hills Cop


51Out of Africa

52Once Upon a Time in America

53The Color Purple

54Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark


56Driving Miss Daisy

57The Sacrifice

58Lethal Weapon

59Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade



62Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

63Drowning by Numbers

64The Elephant Man
A Story with a man with more heart than look


65A Nightmare on Elm Street

66Jumpin' Jack Flash

67The Karate Kid

68Return To Oz


A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.



73Who Framed Roger Rabbit

74The Little Mermaid

75Say Anything...

76Cannibal Holocaust

779 1/2 Weeks

78Gorrilas In the Mist

79Romancing the Stone

80Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

81Chariots of Fire

82Fanny and Alexander

83Raising Arizona

84House of Games

85The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

86Dangerous Liaisons

87The Muppets Take Manhattan

88The NeverEnding Story

89The 'Burbs



92The Living Daylights

93Licence to Kill


95Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

96Flight of the Navigator

97Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

98All Dogs Go to Heaven

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.

100American Werewolf in London

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