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

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

Best movie of the Star Wars saga no doubt

2nd Best movie I've Seen.

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

A very beautiful movies, It should be higher with a great cast and storyline, BEST. MOVIE.I. hAVE. EVER. SEEN.

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

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

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

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.

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 The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club Product Image

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.

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.

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

The quintessential 80's movie!

6 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"

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

When I first saw this movie it became my favorite 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 needs to be one

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

Awesome

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.

my favorite movie

10 Blade Runner Blade Runner Product Image

These lists kill my spirit

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.

The Contenders

11 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Product Image

It was very cheesy. Not that good.

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

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

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

12 Scarface Scarface Product Image

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

Say hello to my little friend

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.

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

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.

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

Great movie

15 The Terminator The Terminator Product Image

Nothing beets the terminator

The movie that started the modern era of robot movies

T2 is better but this is great too

Asta la vista baby!

16 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

17 The Thing The Thing Product Image
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 Blue Velvet Blue Velvet Product Image

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

21 Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part II Product Image
22 Platoon Platoon Product Image

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

23 Airplane Airplane Product Image

Maybe the best comedy of the 1980's

Second best on this list. I vote Gremlins

Utter, utter hilarium by the investors of being silly

24 The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Product Image

One of my favorite Disney films growing up.

Go higher

25 Footloose Footloose Product Image

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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