Top Ten Movies of the 1980s

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

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

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

Best movie of the Star Wars saga no doubt

2 Back to the Future Back to the Future  Product Image

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.

What a masterpiece!

3 Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark  Product Image

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.

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

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

This is like the best thing ever.

4 The Shining The Shining Product Image

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

How isn't this in the top 10?

5 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  Product Image

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"

When I first saw this movie it became my favorite movie

This is my favorite alien movie

6 The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club Product Image

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.

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

The quintessential 80's movie!

7 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller's Day Off Product Image

How just how is this number 7 it inspired practically every other film like it from then on

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

This movie deserves more appreciation.

It is just an awesome film

8 Aliens Aliens Product Image

An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand

9 Star Wars Episode VI : The Return of the Jedi Star Wars Episode VI : The Return of the Jedi Product Image

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

It is my favorite movie ever.

Love this movie. Ewoks are adorable.

10 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Product Image

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

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

One of the best movies ever made!. 9.2/10

The Newcomers

? Popeye Popeye Product Image
? Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Product Image
The Contenders
11 Blade Runner Blade Runner Product Image

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 Scarface Scarface Product Image

Say hello to my little friend

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

13 Raging Bull Raging Bull  Product Image

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.

Star wars makes me sick.This is a classic and probably the best movie ever.It was hard to pick against jack, his performance was brilliant In the shining.Who's an animal your mothers an animal u son of a bit#h.

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

14 Stand By Me Stand By Me Product Image

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

Gotta be tied with the goonies but still a great movie

Get it higher, I love this movie

15 Die Hard Die Hard Product Image

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

Come on guys, this is easily top 10 material

It is a Christmas movie

16 The Thing The Thing Product Image
17 The Terminator The Terminator Product Image

The movie that started the modern era of robot movies

T2 is better but this is great too

Nothing beets the terminator

Asta la vista baby!

18 The Goonies The Goonies Product Image

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.

You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this great adventure movie

The best 80s movie ever made!

19 Batman Batman Product Image

Should be higher because this is fantastic

20 Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part II Product Image
21 The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Product Image

One of my favorite Disney films growing up.

22 Platoon Platoon Product Image

Tells you all about what happened in the Vietnam war

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

This was better then rocky iv give me a break

23 Airplane Airplane Product Image

Second best on this list. I vote Gremlins

Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's

Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly

24 Blue Velvet Blue Velvet Product Image

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

25 Weird Science Weird Science Product Image

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

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