Top Ten Movies of the 1980s


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1Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The Wars are continuing between the empire and the rebels - MatrixGuy

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

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2Raiders of the Lost Ark

Great movie, watching it right now as I write this. It is full of loads of adventure - roblist

Defiantly one of the best films from the 80s. also the best Indiana Jones films.

This is like the best thing ever.

Way ahead of Airplane!. No duh. - nallimcamybloc

3Back 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.

4E.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" - MatrixGuy

so original, emotional, and clever. spielberg's best 4 sure.

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5The Breakfast Club

By far the bes! As a fifteen year old girl currently I can honestly say I related to each and every character. Like if you combined all of their personalities you would get me. It doesn't have to be number one but it will always be my favorite movie. - AnnaOfArendelle332

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6The Shining

I love the shining. It is the coolest, creepiest horror movie ever

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7Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This movie is American freedom in a nutshell. Has to be in thr top ten

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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.

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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

10Raging 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. - moviefan1990s

A movie with a big boxer who would been more greater if he would cared more about the people beside him - MatrixGuy

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Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's - MatrixGuy

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An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand - MatrixGuy

13The Terminator

The movie that started the modern era of robot movies - MatrixGuy

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14Stand By Me

Great group of actors with a great plot. This is one of the best movies ever made.

15GhostbustersV1 Comment

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

17Blade Runner

These lists kill my spirit - Justintime221

18Top Gun

One of the most popular movies of the 1980's - MatrixGuy

Nothing like it before it came out and nothing like it since.

19The Goonies

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

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

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