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: Brandon Broomer
this is by far the top 10 list of the 80's
By: Stacy
By: Cuff
Everyone a classic in my opinion. The 80s was by far the best deccade of films....
  • 10. gremlins2
    that slut girlfriend looks like that scary girl in the yearbook!
  • 9. short circut
    well, it really stinks
  • 8. jumpin'jackflash
    whatefer woopie goldbergj !ok, the'
  • 7. the go-go's special`
    they are ttrashy poop whores who do cocaine!`
  • 6. return to horror high
    george cclooney lo0ks stupid! WHATEVER SUSPHI! you're craazy! well, this exploding boob epic was mommunital
  • 5. real geinus
    shannon likes that popcorn part
  • 4. weird science
    that robot they create is hilarious
  • 3. nightmare on elm street 4
    black felicia gaudelli rocks like no other!
  • 2. the breakfast club's pretty great
  • 1. sixteen candles
    it's just the awesomest! it rocks to themax! totally rad in a stellar kind of way, and it's just so non-heinously timeless!
By: Zach sXe
  • 10. Rad
    best bmx movie of all time
  • 9. Back to the Future
    to my knowledge, the first movie dealing with your easy mom having the hots for you
  • 8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    add connery to an already wonderfull mix and you get one awesome movie
  • 7. Ghostbusters
    What did you do ray?
  • 6. Goonies
    the genius known as Fieldmans best work to date
  • 5. Ferris Buelers Day Off
    The quintessential anti-hero, admit it, you always wanted to be him
  • 4. Pee Wees Big Adventure
    A classic, funier every time I watch it
  • 3. Evil Dead II
    The innovator of splatstick, best horror movie of the decade by far
  • 2. Breakfast Club
    John Hughes best film, perfectly captures the angst of teens
  • 1. Santa Sangre
    one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen, and on top of that, if you look close you can see two insane retarded men making out in one of the asylum scenes. It's originaly out of Mexico, may be hard to find, but worth it.
By: Re Re
Titanic eat your heart out. You have nothing on the movies from the 80's!
By: Mike + Dan
  • 10. This Is Spinal Tap
    "I'm lookin' at this and i'm thinkin' , could this be anymore black, and the answer is, non-none more black"
  • 9. Back To The Future
    "Oh, no - they've found me. I don't know how but they've found me" "Who?" "THE LIBYANS!!!"
  • 8. Neverending Story
    The bit where he has to walk between the two giant statues with lazers in their eyes is boss movie-age.
  • 7. The Goonies
    " $50 Bill, it's a $50 Bill!!"
  • 6. Return Of the Jedi
    "I'm out of it for a little while and everyone gets delusions of grandeur."
  • 5. The Empire Strikes Back
    "No! your father!"
  • 4. Rocky IV
    "If he dies.....he dies"
  • 3. Breakfast Club
    " Next time I'm crackin' skulls"
  • 2. Stand By Me
    "sick 'em balls" "RRRRRRUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!"
  • 1. The 'Burbs
    "God, I love this street"
The 80's, innit???
By: Peter Lancaster
  • 10. The Lost Boys
    Scared the crap out of me. Didn't expect the ending at all. Really messed me up.
  • 9. Howard The Duck
    I don't care what anyone says - I love this movie.
  • 8. The Dream Team
    A film that really should be a classic in everyone's eyes.
  • 7. Weird Science
    I LOVE THIS MOVIE. If this movie were a woman - I would be having a relationship with her. The tv series is abismal compared to this
  • 6. Dune
    A very mis-understood movie
  • 5. Blade Runner
    Speaks for itself - but the book is completely different
  • 4. Good Morning Vietnam
    "Rocking you from the delta to the d.m.z."
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    This film is almost unsurpassed in looking at the teenage culture of the time... OH - and simple minds - don't you(forget about me)
  • 2. Ghostbusters
    "He slimed me!"
  • 1. Ferris Buller's Day Off
    Pure genius - especially the scene where the car drives itself out the window
I wish we could see more films like these over here...
By: Cindy
The 80's were a revolutionary time for movies about teens, they made sence. They will never become out-dated.
By: Christine
  • 10. Top Gun
  • 9. Footlooe
  • 8. Ghostbusters
    Who ya gonna call??????
  • 7. Labyrinth
  • 6. Cant buy me Love
    I love Seth Green even if he was ugly in this movie
  • 5. Dirty Dancing
    You cant have a top ten 80's list without this movie?
  • 4. The Breakfast Club
    One of Molly's only good movies....I love it though!!!!!!!
  • 3. Indian Jones Thrilogy
    Awsome..what else can i say? Harrison Ford is so hot too!!!
  • 2. Dead Poets Society
    One of the best movies of all laugh, cry andlaugh again.."Oh Captain, my Captain".."Carpe Diem"
  • 1. Goonies
    The best movie ever,i want to be one of the goonis......GONIES NEVER SAY DIE
By: Asim Badar
  • 10. TOP GUN
  • 9. arnold's COMMONDO
  • 8. THE BIG
  • 7. RAMBO III
  • 5. DAS BOOT
  • 1. Labyrinth
    I saw this movie when i was all alone in my house.We were in NOWSHERA CANTT (Pakistan Army establishment near Afghanistan) My mon and brother were on vications and my father was in Afghanistan with some American CIA men to moniter soviet withdrawl.
By: Jaime
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By: Jeremy Brown
  • 10. Harry and the hendersons
    Another one they should remake..
  • 9. Dirty dancing
    Not my choice of a good movie but my sister loved it!
  • 8. Dirt bike kid
    This was MY favorite movie when I was a youngster.
  • 7. Vacation
    This is the best national lampoons movie out!
  • 6. Back to the future
    A movie I would like to see be remade today..with new cast of course!
  • 5. Coming to america
    This is one of EDDIE MURPHYS better movies.
  • 4. Trading places
    Not a great movie but I thought it was a very funny movie!!
  • 3. The goonies
    Not as good as SBM but it was up there.
  • 2. Burbs
    I dropped the damn brownies..hehe
  • 1. Stand by me
    In my opinion the greatest movie ever made! Rob reiner captured what youths do and talk about. EXCELLENT MOVIE!!
I have watched many movies and I am drawing blanks trying to think of them. O well I think those are pretty good ones.
By: Jenny
  • 10. Some Kind of Wonderful
    Sometimes what you are looking for is right in front of you
  • 9. Pretty in Pink
    All you need is love
  • 8. Sixteen Candels
    Never give up on the one you love...
  • 7. Stand by Me
    Teaches an important lesson....your friends can get you through anything
  • 6. The Breakfast Club
    An absoulte classic...
  • 5. Top Gun
    Great movie, and the fact that it has both Tom Curise and Val Kilmer just makes it even better
  • 4. Empire Strikes back
    see above comment
  • 3. Return of the Jedi
    Hello?! star wars movie!!!
  • 2. The Goonies
    I still want to be a Goonie.....
  • 1. Say Anything
    One of the best movies ever made...."I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen" I love John Cusack!!!
By: Trisha
80's movies are the absolute best. I couldn't think of all of my favorites, then again, there isn't room to list them all. All of my favorite movies came from the 80's. The 80's were filled with some of the best music as well.
By: Adrienne
  • 10. Teen Witch
    THIS IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE EVER..i used to dress like that!! lol
  • 9. License to Drive
    If it wasn't about Corey Feldman in the 80s it was about Corey Haim. What didn't happen to Mercedes that night lol
  • 8. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    This is the greatest horror movie ever! I've never seen a better one,this one still scares me!
  • 7. Adventures in Babysitting
    Hey..."Dont f**k with the babysitter!"
  • 6. Sixteen Candles
    Molly Ringwald was like the 80s queen in all her movies back then .
  • 5. Can't Buy Me Love
    = )
  • 4. The Princess Bride
    Well then it was an updated fairytale, gotta love it though.
  • 3. The Heavenly Kid
    An 80s movie that went back and forth to the 50s..i love this one!
  • 2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    Cute movie with good teeny bopper music--lol
  • 1. Dirty Dancing
    "Now I had the time of my life..and i owe it all to you"...Patrick Swayze was gorgeous!
(God there is noooo way to name all of them..all the movies I mention are number one!!..Not forgetting about Weird Science,Ferris Buellers Day Off, Better off Dead,Willow,Heathers,Lambada,Cocktail,Dream a Little Dream,all the Back to the Futures,Pretty in Pink,The Breakfast Club,Uncle Buck,and many many more!)
By: Jessica
  • 10. Beetle Juice
    The birth of new teen idel..
  • 9. ET
    If you didn't cry, you must not have had a heart.. Check your pulse..
  • 8. Heathers
    Who didn't wish they could do that to some people in High School??
  • 7. Valley Girl
    Nicolas Cage was such a babe in that one
  • 6. Weird Science
    To see "Chet" turn into a big pile of poop was pretty discusting..
  • 5. Poltergist
    Walk into the light...
  • 4. St. Elmo's Fire
    This was an all time classic
  • 3. Lost Boys
    PURR... They were the stuff..
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    I was such a Molly fan.. But then who wasn't
  • 1. Pretty in Pink
    The BEST Molly film...
The eighty's rocked! no other era can ever top it... Movies deplicted life, they made you feel normal..
By: Matt
  • 10. Twilight Zone
    Great adaptation of the T.V. series. Directed by 4 different big shots including Speilburg.
  • 9. Back to the Future
    Any 80's list would be incomplete without this movie.
  • 8. The Burbs
    Another great dark comedy starring Tom Hanks---funny and weird.
  • 7. Blues Brothers
    The best car chase of any movie ever. Funny with a great cast and soundtrack.
  • 6. Heathers
    Great dark comedy---I think you have to be a little off to get it.
  • 5. Say Anything
    "Don't be a a man." Great date movie--John Cusack at his best.
  • 4. Batman
    The original with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson was the best adaptation of a comicbook ever. Funny, cool, and action packed.
  • 3. Breakfast Club
    Who ever you were, you could identify with a character in this movie. Not to mention the fact that it had some of the funniest dialogue ever.
  • 2. Ferris Buhler's Day Off
    The original teen that couldn't lose. This movie embodied everything that you wanted to do or be while in highschool.
  • 1. Princess Bride
    The best characters in any movie ever. Each has certain little funny quirks that you pick up only after seeing it multiple times.

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