Top Ten Movies of the 1980s

The Top Ten
1 Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

It was even rated the 6th best movie of all time.

Absolutely greater than any-other!

The greatest movie of all time.

What a great movie!

2 Back to the Future

This is such an iconic movie. I think EVERYONE has watched it at least once in their life. It's on TV all the time! definitely one of the best movies of the 80s, and all time!

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.

Honestly, why is this not higher? Marty McFly nearly disappears from existence because he prevented his Mom and Dad from getting together, and Biff gets what he deserves; a job of waxing cars and other stuff

Love this movie, possibly the best movie I ever watched.

3 Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark sets back in 1936 before The Temple of Doom. Archeologist Indiana Jones is learning about the Lost Ark the Germans had took. He and His future wife Marion Ravenwood go on a dangerous path to find out the arks story.

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

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

This is like the best thing ever.

4 E.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.

Best movie ever

This a hard one

The Movie proved Spielberg's greatness after "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

5 The 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.

Definitely, by far the best film of the 80s...and of all generations I'm a 13 year old girl and in love with the 80s and this film is the heart of that generation.

I relate to Allison Reynolds a little more than I should. Great movie!

This is definitely one of my, if not my favorite, movies.

6 The Shining

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

How isn't this in the top 10?

7 Star 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.

It is my favorite movie ever.

8 Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters was awesome! I can't believe that Blade Runner is ranked higher. It wasn't that well liked, when it came out.

How could you say that this movie is not very good.

9 Aliens
10 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Watched this movie for the 1st time today, definitely going to watch again soon as I enjoyed it so much. I'm glad its very high on the list.

This movie deserves more appreciation.

One of my all time favorite movies!

A forgotten classic.

The Contenders
11 Blade Runner

Ridley Scott's career defining masterpiece. From Jordan Cronenweth's richly gorgeous cinematography to the stunning production design by Lawrence G. Paul. Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer were perfectly cast as Rick Deckard and Roy Batty providing depth and contrast. Underappreciated and misunderstood upon theatrical release, it has become a loved Sci-Fi classic.

12 Stand By Me

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

My favourite movie of all time.

13 Scarface

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

14 Raging 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.

15 Die Hard

Needs to be higher on this list. Started a franchise of movies where others on this list did not.

It is a Christmas movie

16 The Terminator
17 The Thing
18 Batman
19 Back to the Future Part II

People say it's way worse compared to the second, but I LOVE it!

20 Blue Velvet

Deep, dark, and emotionally questionable choices. Probably one of my favorite movies.

21 The Goonies

How is this movie not in the top ten and is just a contender? This movie is SO funny and is filled with action, adventure, and comedy! It's like a child version of Indiana Jones!

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

The best 80s movie ever made!

22 Airplane

Second best on this list. I vote Gremlins

23 Platoon

It's a work of art stone best film to date hands down.

24 Weird Science

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

25 Amadeus

One of the greatest movies of all time.

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

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