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

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

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
How isn't this in the top 10?

The Contenders

An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand


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

13Top Gun
One of the most popular movies of the 1980's


14Stand 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


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



23Rocky IV

24Sixteen Candles
This is absolutely the best movie ever! Jake Ryan is gorgeous!

the first Predator movie with Scwarzenneger facing the hunting monster



27The Thing

28Blade Runner
These lists kill my spirit



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


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

33Real Genius

34Dirty Dancing

35Superman II
Christopher Reeve in maybe the most loved superhero movie


36A Nightmare on Elm Street

37The Lost Boys

38Full Metal Jacket

39Pretty in Pink

40Rain Man

41National 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.


42The Elephant Man
A Story with a man with more heart than look


43Back to the Future Part II

44Paris, Texas

45Better Off Dead

46Fast Times at Ridgemont High

47Die Hard

48Coming to America

49Beverly Hills Cop



52Out of Africa

53Once Upon a Time in America

54The Color Purple

55Driving Miss Daisy

56Blue Velvet


58Lethal Weapon


60The Little Mermaid


62Drowning by Numbers

63Jumpin' Jack Flash

64Grave of the Fireflies

65The Karate Kid

66Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

67Return To Oz


69Who Framed Roger Rabbit

70Indiana 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.

71Say Anything...

729 1/2 Weeks

73Gorrilas In the Mist

74Romancing the Stone

75Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

76Chariots of Fire

77Fanny and Alexander

78Raising Arizona

79House of Games

80The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

81Dangerous Liaisons

82The Muppets Take Manhattan

83The NeverEnding Story


85The 'Burbs


87The Living Daylights

88Licence to Kill


90All 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.

92Field of Dreams

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

94The Untouchables

95St. Elmo's Fire

96The King of Comedy

97Midnight Run

98Some Kind of Wonderful

99Lean On Me


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