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

2nd Best movie I've Seen.

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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

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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" - MatrixGuy

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

When I first saw this movie it became my favorite movie

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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.

6The Shining

How isn't this in the top 10?

7Star 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 - MatrixGuy

It is my favorite movie ever. - RalphBob


Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's - MatrixGuy

Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly - PositronWildhawk

9The Terminator

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

Nothing beets the terminator

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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11Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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

12Stand By Me

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


An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand - MatrixGuy


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


Should be higher because this is fantastic

17Top Gun

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


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

19The 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

20Weird Science

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

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