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

4The Breakfast Club
The quintessential 80's movie!

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.

Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's


Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly


7Raging 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


8The Terminator
The movie that started the modern era of robot movies


Nothing beets the terminator

9The Shining
How isn't this in the top 10?

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

The Contenders

11Star 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


12Stand 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

An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand


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

18Weird Science
Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

19Top Gun
One of the most popular movies of the 1980's


20Sixteen Candles
This is absolutely the best movie ever! Jake Ryan is gorgeous!

21Rocky IV

22The Abyss
In this great movie from James Cameron even aliens realize that human love can fix everything even the bad nature of mankind


the first Predator movie with Scwarzenneger facing the hunting monster



Should be higher because this is fantastic


27Blade Runner
These lists kill my spirit


28The Thing

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


30First 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


31Friday the 13th

32Real Genius

33Back to the Future Part II

34Dirty Dancing

35Blue Velvet

36Superman II
Christopher Reeve in maybe the most loved superhero movie


37The Lost Boys

38Full Metal Jacket

39Pretty in Pink

40National 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.


41Rain Man

42Paris, Texas

43Better Off Dead

44Fast Times at Ridgemont High

45Die Hard

46Coming to America

47Beverly Hills Cop


49Come and See

50Out of Africa

51Once Upon a Time in America

52The Color Purple

53Grave of the Fireflies

54Driving Miss Daisy



57Lethal Weapon


59The Little Mermaid


61The Sacrifice

62Drowning by Numbers

63Jumpin' Jack Flash

64The Karate Kid

65Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

66Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

67A Nightmare on Elm Street

68Return To Oz


70Who Framed Roger Rabbit

71Say Anything...


739 1/2 Weeks

74Gorrilas In the Mist

75Romancing the Stone

76Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

77Chariots of Fire

78Fanny and Alexander

79Raising Arizona

80House of Games

81The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

82Dangerous Liaisons

83The Muppets Take Manhattan

84The NeverEnding Story

85The 'Burbs



88The Living Daylights

89Licence to Kill


91All 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.

93Field of Dreams

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

95The Untouchables

96St. Elmo's Fire

97The King of Comedy

98Midnight Run

99Some Kind of Wonderful

100Lean On Me

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