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


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


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 Terminator
The movie that started the modern era of robot movies


Nothing beets the terminator

7The Breakfast Club
The quintessential 80's movie!

8Star 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


9Raging 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


10The Shining

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



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



An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand


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

16Ferris Bueller's Day Off

17When Harry Met Sally

Can really exist friendship between a man and a woman?


18Rocky IV

19The Abyss

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


20Dirty Dancing

21The Thing

22Blade Runner
These lists kill my spirit



24The Outsiders

25Real Genius


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


27A Nightmare on Elm Street


the first Predator movie with Scwarzenneger facing the hunting monster



30Back to the Future Part II

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

33Stand By Me

34Full Metal Jacket

35Rain Man

36Paris, Texas

37Better Off Dead

38Fast Times at Ridgemont High

39The Elephant Man

A Story with a man with more heart than look


40Superman II

Christopher Reeve in maybe the most loved superhero movie



42Pretty in Pink


44The Goonies
A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.

45Some Kind of Wonderful

46Driving Miss Daisy

47Blue Velvet

48Weird Science
Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

49Out of Africa

50Once Upon a Time in America

51Beverly Hills Cop


53Lean On Me

54Grave of the Fireflies

55Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

56The Little Mermaid

57Who Framed Roger Rabbit




61Say Anything...

629 1/2 Weeks

63Gorrilas In the Mist

64Romancing the Stone

65Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

66Chariots of Fire

67Fanny and Alexander

68Raising Arizona

69Drowning by Numbers

70House of Games

71The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

72Dangerous Liaisons

73Die Hard

74The Muppets Take Manhattan

75The NeverEnding Story


77The 'Burbs


79Child's Play

80Sixteen Candles

81The 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.

83Field of Dreams

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

85The Untouchables

86St. Elmo's Fire

87The King of Comedy

88Midnight Run

89Coming to America

90The Color Purple

91Lethal Weapon

92Jumpin' Jack Flash

93Return To Oz

94All Dogs Go to Heaven

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

96Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

97The Right Stuff

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