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"


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Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's


Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly


5The Breakfast Club
The quintessential 80's movie!

6Back 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.

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


Nothing beets the terminator

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


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

11The Shining

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

17Stand By Me

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


22Rocky IV

23Sixteen Candles

24Blade Runner
These lists kill my spirit


25The Thing



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


28Real 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


34Back to the Future Part II

35Superman II

Christopher Reeve in maybe the most loved superhero movie


36Full Metal Jacket

37Pretty in Pink

38National 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.


39Rain Man

40Dirty Dancing

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


47The Lost Boys

48Beverly Hills Cop

49Out of Africa

50Once Upon a Time in America

51Driving Miss Daisy

52Blue Velvet

53The Outsiders


55Coming to America

56Drowning by Numbers

57Die Hard

58Grave of the Fireflies

59Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

60The Little Mermaid

61Who Framed Roger Rabbit

62The Color Purple


64Lethal Weapon

65Jumpin' Jack Flash

66Say Anything...

679 1/2 Weeks

68Gorrilas In the Mist

69Romancing the Stone

70Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

71Chariots of Fire

72Fanny and Alexander

73Raising Arizona

74House of Games

75The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

76Dangerous Liaisons

77The Muppets Take Manhattan

78The NeverEnding Story


80The 'Burbs



83The Living Daylights

84Licence to Kill

85Return To Oz

86The 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.

88All Dogs Go to Heaven

89Field of Dreams

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

91The Untouchables

92St. Elmo's Fire

93The King of Comedy

94Midnight Run

95Some Kind of Wonderful

96Lean On Me



99Child's Play

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

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