Top Ten Movies of the 1980s


The Top Ten

1 Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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

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

Best movie of the Star Wars saga no doubt

Best movie ever - PeeledBanana

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2 Back 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.

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

What a masterpiece! - PeeledBanana

3 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. - AnnaOfArendelle332

The quintessential 80's movie!

Best film of 80s

4 The Shining

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

How isn't this in the top 10?

5 Raiders 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

6 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.

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

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

This was a-bit boring

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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.

The popular trilogy ends and the dark side is defeated - MatrixGuy

It is my favorite movie ever. - RalphBob

Imperial Officer Piett: Intensify forward firepower!
A-Wing pilot: Aah!
Other Imperial Officer: Too late!
A-wing crashes into the Super Star Destroyer

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8 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This needs to be one

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


9 Stand By Me

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

10 Aliens

An second Alien movie with the James Cameron brand - MatrixGuy

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11 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. - moviefan1990s

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

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.

12 Ghostbusters

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

13 The Terminator

Nothing beets the terminator

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

Asta la vista baby!

14 The 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

The best 80s movie ever made!

15 Blade Runner

These lists kill my spirit - Justintime221

16 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

17 Weird Science

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

18 Back to the Future Part II
19 Amadeus

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

20 The Thing
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1. The Breakfast Club
2. Weird Science
3. The Goonies
1. Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
2. Back to the Future
3. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1. Back to the Future
2. Airplane
3. The Shining

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