Top Ten Lists of Eighties Movies

The concept is pretty easily, pick your ten favorite movies from the eighties. The hard part? I want JUST movies from the eighties, not movies you might have seen during the eighties. Also, try and avoid movies that came out after the eighties if possible, 1990 is pretty borderline, I won't scream too loudly if you add one that is from then...

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By: Mike Mourton
By: Dan Leslie
Honerable mention. Wild life,Better off dead,Back to the future,Risky business,Beatljuice,Trading places,The outsiders,Vacation,first blood,Pee Wee's big adventure.
By: Adam Ray Honeycutt
  • 10. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/1989
    She's a nazi.....How do you know?...She talks in her sleep.-Dad/indiana/dad
  • 9. Ferris Buellers Day Off/1986
    Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in 2 weeks you'd have a diamond.-Ferris
  • 8. Stand By Me/1986
    By the time we get there the kid won't be dead anymore.-Teddy
  • 7. The Goonies/1985
    Baby Ruth!?-Sloth/Chunk
  • 6. Secret Admirer/1985
    Thanks Zitface! HHHHAAAAAA!-kid picking up food
  • 5. Karate Kid II/1986
    Kid? I'm 35!-brisk
  • 4. Crocodile Dundee 2/1988
    Im into some heavy shit man.... You know stationary... papers and pencils.-that guy
  • 3. Eddie and the Cruisers II:Eddie Lives!/1988
    This shit's for the birds man!-Rick Diesel
  • 2. Back to the Future/1985
    You built a time machine out of a Delorean!?-Marty
  • 1. License to Drive/1988
    There ya go... FRONT DOOR SERVICE!!!-Deano
By: Mike Dell'Aquila
  • 10. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade--1989
    A great movie to end out the decade and the trilogy of Indiana Jones movies. And if it needed more help, it has Sean Connery as Dr. Jones
  • 9. Ghostbusters--1984
    A great movie with a great cast. The second half of the 80s was dominated by Ghostbusters merchandise
  • 8. E.T.--1982
    A classic movie for any kid who grew up in the 80s and for the kid in us all.
  • 7. The Terminator--1984
    A great movie and a staple in Arnold's career, the special effects are great and the story is awesome
  • 6. Return Of The Jedi--1983
    The end to one of the best trilogies ever. A breakthrough for special effects and who can deny that the ewoks are incredible
  • 5. Top Gun--1986
    One of the best action movies of the decade, also has a great cast. That's right I'm dangerous, Ice Man
  • 4. Sixteen Candles--1984
    Another John Hughes film, another classic movie. What else is there to say? Automobile????
  • 3. Back To The Future--1985
    Another classic movie, makes the DeLorean even that much cooler
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off--1986
    A very close second, a great comedy and always leaves you wishing you could have pulled something like that off
  • 1. The Breakfast Club--1985
    The best movie in the 80s by far, the quintessential movie for anyone who has went or is in highschool.
By: Lauren Sonnenberg
I love 80s movies it is so hard to put them in a top 10 list. I did my most favorite movies.
By: Jackie
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By: Kayla Johnson
My Stepmothers An Alien is a great one All Cheech and Chong movies are great Man!
By: Hal
  • 10. Aliens
    Great action movie.
  • 9. Gregory's Girl
    I still love this age-of-innocence classic.
  • 8. Splash!
    Darryl Hannah never looked this good.
  • 7. ET
    One of the best sci-fi's of all time.
  • 6. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Cameron knew my high school days better than I did.
  • 5. Manon of the Spring
    Not so sweet revenge. But revenge, just the same.
  • 4. Ferris Bueler's Day Off
    Ok, maybe not the most important movie of all time, but it was blast!
  • 3. Repo Man
    Ok, maybe I'm just weird, but this gem has just too many great lines and moments, and hillarious characters not to be included on this list.
  • 2. A Room With a View
    Helena Helena Helena (Bonham Carter) and Florence who could ask for more! I could, also a fantastic story line to boot.
  • 1. Diva
    Sublime plot, exquisite(sp?) cinematography, phenomenal soundtrack...simply the best.
By: nimotsu
  • 10. Krush Groove
    "Who's house"..."RUNS HOUSE"..."I said who's house"..."RUNS HOUSE!!!"...Mart-in
  • 9. Drop Dead Fred
    Hilarious!!!Me gusta Drop Dead Fred.
  • 8. Army of Darkness
    So terrible that I have to watch.
  • 7. Top Gun
    I can never miss this movie its always on. I thought about joining the airforce after watching this movie.
  • 6. Goonies
    I (heart) this movie. Tis great for a rainy day.
  • 5. Weird Science
    "He aint got no licsence Lisa."
  • 4. Back to the Future
    Denim jackets, rock & roll, and a time machine I mean what else can ya ask for in a movie.
  • 3. Breakfast Club
    Dont mess with the'll get the horns
  • 2. Sixteen Candles
    Three words Long Duck Dong...Dong..."Where is my automobile?"..."Automobile!!!"
  • 1. Ferris Beullers Day Off
    "Your not dying you just cant think of anything good to do." This movie is the best. Always good for some laughs
By: Eva Stenmark
  • 10. The Little Mermaid
    I thought it was cute....
  • 9. Good Morning Vietnam
    Robin Williams great at comedy and drama
  • 8. The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi
    Two great sequels to the first and original STAR WARS. Chewbacca was one of my favorites
  • 7. The Terminator
    James Cameron's first success followed by another great sequel.... I recently came to respect the original.
  • 6. E.T.
    I still get emotional watching this movie, even though I know what will happen.
  • 5. Ghostbusters I and II
    "Ray, when someone asks if you're a god you say YES!!!"
  • 4. Batman
    "Oh we got a live one here..!"-Joker Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson are great in Tim Burton's version.
  • 3. The Secret of NIMH
    Don Bluth's first and best of his animated films without the Disney cliches
  • 2. Top Gun
    My "first" action movie....My older sister thought Tom Cruise was hot
  • 1. ALIENS
    "Get away from her you b*tch!!!"-Ripley James Cameron's fantastic sequel to Ridley Scott's predecessor
Honorable Mentions: Die Hard, BladeRunner, Beetlejuice
By: J.Amburn
By: Sara
  • 10. The Goonies
    This was sort of a fun, prop movie. Far-fetched but entertaining. The scene where Chunk has his arm in a blender and confesses his deeds is hilarious!!
  • 9. Some Kind of Wonderful
    This film was a bit pretentious, but then again, so were the 80's. Some lines in the movie would never have been heard by senior high kids...maybe college kids. HOWEVER, I LOVE THE 80'S. Craig Scheiffer and Eric Stoltz were easy on the eyes, as was the film itself...LOt's of tender moments in this film...especially the one where Watts kisses Keith in the garage.
  • 8. Weird Science
    You just had to love those two losers, Gary and Wyatt. Their desperate need for popularity was something that you could identify with when you were 15 and 16!
  • 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Very funny movie, Matthew Broderick WAS Ferris! Jennifer Grey scared even the bravest of us!
  • 6. Top Gun
    "Goose-you big STUD! Take me to bed or lose me forever!" "I feel the need, the need for speed!" "We flipped him the know...the BIRD?" Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis...need I say more?
  • 5. Lucas
    I sort of liked Kerri Green in this movie. She also starred in my number 10 pick, and we didn't really hear alot about her after this. Corey Haim played Lucas to perfection, and a valuable lesson was learned: we looked kind of silly in the 80's.
  • 4. Lost Boys
    I thought this movie was sexy. Jamie Gertz shone and Jason Patric was very appealing. The concept of this movie was not unheard of, but terrific, nonetheless.
  • 3. Pretty in Pink
    The plot on this movie was predictable, but the soundtrack, the acting and Duckie's dance tribute to Otis Redding made this film one of my faves.
  • 2. Karate Kid
    Who DIDN'T want to be Daniel Laruso and Alli? And who could forget Mr. Myagi? "BONZAI!"
  • 1. Breakfast Club
    The absolute epitamy of the 80's films. This film reached EVERYONE!
The 80's itself has become somewhat of a cult I am proud of being a part of. Style and attitude made this decade separate from any other decade! The 90's were a big, Politically Correct mess!
By: leanne
  • 10. Uncle Buck
    John Candy was excellent in this role
  • 9. The Goonies
    I loved this when I was a kid
  • 8. Nightmare on Elm Street
    I first saw this movie when I was 8 and I was terrified, I still think it is one of the best horror films made
  • 7. Better off Dead
    John Cusack is a God and the movie is hilarious
  • 6. The Lost Boys
    Classic teen horror/comedy, Cory Feldman is always cool
  • 5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The movie that inspired me to skip school every now and then
  • 4. Dirty Dancing
    The final dance between Patrick Swayze and Jenifer Grey never gets old
  • 3. The Burbs
    I love the scene where they find the bone and think it is Walter
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    One of the best teen movies ever!
  • 1. Say Anything
    Who didn't fall in love with Lloyd Dobbler?
By: Kevin Figg
  • 10. Bachelor Party
    "I wish I could find someone like that, someone I could really respect, wholly cow look at the cans on that bimbo!" This movie reminds me so much of my group of friends! (Does that mean we need help?)
  • 9. Ferris Bueller's day Off
    "I don't trust that kid any futher than I can throw him." "Well you shouldn't throw anybody with your bad back Ed"
  • 8. One Crazy Summer
    "Egg...were you the little fat boy?" " I used to like to pick on him though, I would grab him, and shake him, and say why are you so fat, why are you so fat and I'd beat the sh*t out of him!" I love the Stork Twins"
  • 7. Better Off Dead
    "Well you'll make a fine little helper, what's your name?" "Charles Demar" Classic!! Curtis Armstrong is one of the most underated actors of the 80's
  • 6. Breakfast Club
    Probably the best film ever dealing with the teenage hell we all had to go through. I think the acting in this movie was excellent. I once had an assingment in college to watch the Breakfast Club, and the main thing we were to watch for was the use of stereo types, and then write an essay about it. Well needless to say I could not stop writing. Rent it some night (if you don't own it) and watch how John Hughes put stereotypes into every character, and each of there relations with the others...It is incredible.
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    I almost cried when Anthony Micheal Hall dances with Molly Ringwald. Then afterward he is so smooth he turns it around on her and says "I'm sorry about that back there, I had no idea you couldn't dance." CLASSIC
  • 4. Weird Science
    "Chet, My name is Chet,...and I didn't think it was a whale's d*ck honey"
  • 3. Johnny Be Good
    "Oh no not his GEORGE" I love this movie! The acting between Anthony Micheal Hall and Robert Downey JR. is laugh out loud funny!
  • 2. National Lampoon's Vacation
    "Gee dad you must of jumped this thing about fifty yards." "Aw it's nuthin to be proud of Russ...humph fifty yards!"
  • 1. Caddyshack
    "Cannon ball...cannon ball 'comin" Bill Murray is the best!
Anthony Micheal Hall is my favorite actor, even still today. I think that is pretty evident since 5 of his movies made my top 10. I also have to acknowledge Bill Murray, he just may be the funniest man alive.
By: nathan rustad
  • 10. none
  • 9. none
  • 8. rumble in the bronx
    jackey chan kicks
  • 7. money talks
    chris tucker rules!!!
  • 6. cheech and chong UP IN SMOKE
    there van is funny
  • 5. deep blue sea
    really fake looking, but cool anywase
  • 4. cant hardly wait
    seth green rocks again
  • 3. idle hands
    seth green rocks, he should be the one with the hot chick `
  • 2. back to the futur trilogy
    they really made michial j fox look cool, not that he wasent already!!!
  • 1. the goonies
    sloth rules!!!!!
sloth is the best damn movie charecter ever,sloth rules, in loving memory of sloth

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