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: Caressa
I love the 80s... (I grew up in the 90's to the 80s. I'm 14)
By: tina
  • 10. Heavenly Kid
  • 9. Ferris Buellers Day Off
  • 8. ET
  • 7. Footloose
  • 6. Breakfast Club
  • 5. Lucas
  • 4. Eddie and the Crusers
  • 3. Satisfaction
  • 2. 16 Candles
  • 1. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    Women who let it be known they rule!!!! Very Cool!!!!
By: Leticia Hernandez
  • 10. Wierd Science
    Boys boys boys,,,,, when will they ever be normal,,,,,,,i love this one,,,,, tells what guys are thinking!
  • 9. Back to the Future
    MJ Fox, boy did i wish i was his g friend,,,,, and boy,,,,, wow,,,, total 80's l love this movie !!!!!
  • 8. Top Gun
    What a hottie,,,,,, tom cruise,,, what a babe,,,,, breath taking !!!!!!!!
  • 7. Sixteen Candles
    Molly,,, she was the best,,,, she brings a smile to my face,,,, and the guy,,, what a dream,,,,,,i wish i could have him.
  • 6. Christmas Vacation
    The man reminds me of my father, doing all these crazy things for his family,,,,,, i wish my chistmas were this exciting.
  • 5. The Breakfast Club
    Gosh i wish high school detention was that much fun!
  • 4. Dirty Dancing
    I just loved this film when i was eight, just the summer movie,,,,,,, its great,,,,, she knows how to move it,,,,, and she looks like my sister, pretty funny.
  • 3. Uncle Buck
    Funny as heck,,,,,,,,i love John Candy,,,, this is a cute movie,,,, and makes me wonder if i have an uncle like him. still wondering...
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Always watched this when i was home sick,,, it just made sence when i was ill. Save Ferris
  • 1. The Goonies
    Goonies never say die,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the best,,, brings out the kid in me.
Goonies Rock!!!!!
By: Jenny Miller
  • 10. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Every guy wanted to be Jeff spicoli and every girl wanted to look just like Phoebe Cates, a classic 80's movie which no one will ever forget :)
  • 9. Urban Cowboy
    Yes, John Travolta is one of my fave actors and Mickey Gilley became a very very rich man!
  • 8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Oh, Mr. Rooney, give it up!
  • 7. Return of the Jedi
    I loved the first two movies as well, but this one really got my attention, because I adored those little ewoks, and was happy to see Darth fight for his son and return to the good side, yeah, I cried, so what!!!
  • 6. Nightmare on Elm Street
    I walked out of the theatre with my friend, and my head was spinning left and right, because I was so freaked out, especially with those long arms stretching out against the wall, sure, Freddy got old real quick, but that first one still gets me!
  • 5. Vacation
    Chevy Chase at his best!
  • 4. A Christmas Story
    I really thought that leg lamp was cool, didn't you?
  • 3. Top Gun
    Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, need I say more!!!
  • 2. Breakfast Club
    How come my Sat. detentions were never this much fun??? 5 great performances of Hollywood's Brat Pack, and I wonder if they did talk to each other on Monday????
  • 1. Sixteen Candles
    Classic comedy which still makes me laugh so hard when I see it!! Your family forgets your birthday, YET, you manage to snag the hottest and richest guy in town, all because your NOT the Playboy centerfold type, and you get a cake given to you sitting on top of a dining room table, talk about LUCK!!!
these aren't in any order, and I can think of about 100 more movies I would love to add, but these are my favorite's, and bring back alot of memories too. God I'm getting old!!!
By: Jason Cordeiro
Other movies i woukd mension are Back to the future 2,ghostbuster 1 and 2,national lampoon's european vacation,the burbs,bill and teds excellent adventure,another 48 hours,beverly hills cop 2 and a lot more
By: Jaime Gonzalez
By: Megan and Mindy
  • 10. Joe VS. the Volcano
    chest plates made out of soda cans...enough said
  • 9. Revenge of the Nerds
    Booger, Wormser, Gilbert,Lewis, Lamar, Poindexter, Ogar, Stan, Betty...too funny..
  • 8. Mischeif
    The 80's movie about the 50's...greasy biker, letter sweaters, and soda shops...need we say more.
  • 7. Weird Science
    How could you forget the CHET the blob scene..
  • 6. Real Genius
    Lazers and an entire house taken over by JIFFY POP
  • 5. Loverboy
    Patrick Dempsy is too cute... EXTRA ANCHOVIES
  • 4. Sixteen Candles
    "Whats your first name?" LONG... "Whats your last name?" DONG..."Whats your middle name?" DUCK...and the ultimate 80's "hunk" JAKE RYAN and his little "yeah you.."
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    PIXIE STIX and Captain Cruch in a SANDWICH???
  • 2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt...the choir, reversable school uniforms, and ultimate 80's cheeseball dance show syndicate.
  • 1. Back To School
    The TRIPLE LENDY...and Rodney Dangerfield in a singlet/swimsuit...COMEDY AT ITS BEST. "Did somebody step on a DUCK?"
Definate HONORABLE MENTIONS: *Dirty Dancing - Because nobody puts Baby in the Corner *Caddyshack - "so I got that goin' for me" *Goonies - RUTH..BABY RUTH *Footloose - The ultimate Kevin Bacon movie... *Stand and Deliver - We think no explaination necessary.
By: Victor
Enjoy your lives
By: Joel Stone
  • 10. Breakin
  • 9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 8. Wayne's World
    a teenage party very yes
  • 7. The Breakfast Club
    Shows how much people are judged by outside influence.
  • 6. The Outsiders
    rebellious in nature very heavy metal
  • 5. Stone Cold
  • 4. Wild Style
  • 3. Grease II
  • 2. Batman
  • 1. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Very teenage. Drive your parents nuts!
By: John Lindsey
my other favs of the 80's are Day of the Dead, The Toxic Avenger, Heavy Metal, Rock & Rule, American Pop, Blade Runner, Robocop, Total Recall, The Black Cauldron, Commando with Arnold, The Running Man, Akira, and that's about it.
By: Marqus dalton
By: Kat
  • 10. Labryinth
    Another great Henson film.
  • 9. The Dark Crystal
    A Henson masterpiece! Highly imaginative.
  • 8. The Care Bears Movie
    Give me a break...I was about two when this movie came out!
  • 7. Child's Play
    I was five when this movie came out, so it was pretty creepy at the time! Alex Vincent is such a sweetie as Andy!
  • 6. The Shining
    A Kubrick Materpiece!
  • 5. Poltergeist 1, 2 & 3
    Awesome paranormal trilogy! (We miss Heather O'Rourke..who died at age 12!)
  • 4. Return of the Jedi
    I remember going to school, with my Care Bears lunch pail and purple Kool-Aid, and seeing the movie images on all the kids' t-shirts and backpacks.
  • 3. The Wizard
    I really loved the performance by Luke Edwards...and the music was wiggy.
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    This film cracks me up!
  • 1. E.T. -The Extra Terrestrial
    Little E.T. - so cute!
They are not listed in my order of greatest to least fave...just the order they came to mind.
By: sharlene
By: Jonathan Joseph
  • 10. The Blob
  • 9. The Stuff
    That movie gave me the munchies
  • 8. Rawhead Rex
  • 7. Creature
  • 6. Halloween 2
  • 5. Aliens
  • 4. Halloween 5 : Revenge of Michael Myers
  • 3. Friday the 13th part 2
    No one tries to kill Jason and gets away with it.
  • 2. Return of the Jedi
  • 1. Friday the 13th part 6 : Jason Lives
    This horror movie is Solid, I've watched it over and over in the 80s.
After watching all these Horror movies in the 80s I now have nerves of steel.
By: cal carpenter
I guess if there was 10.5 it would be The Goonies
By: John Lindsey
By: Tayler
  • 10. Pretty Woman
    I think that Julia Roberts and Richard Gere should hook it up, they make a great team.
  • 9. St. Elmo's Fire
    The Brat Back once again makes it.
  • 8. Stand By Me
    I cried in this movie, what can I say? I just try to think of it as if I was in that position.
  • 7. Legend
    I love this movie, and Tom Cruise is great. So magical I think, but I love this movie.
  • 6. Footloose
    I love the 80's just kinda wish I lived through them, but I love footloose, and I just wish that we could have a prom like that.
  • 5. Breakfast Club
    I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! Too bad saturday school doesn't work like that around here, damnit...
  • 4. Silver Bullet
    I love Corey Haim, he is my all time favorite, and I love that movie, I still hide under my blanket.
  • 3. Sixteen Candles
    I watch this movie like everyday, I just am addicted.
  • 2. The Goonies
    "HEY YOU GUYS!!!!"
  • 1. DirtyDancing
    I have watched that movie way to many times, but it still isn't enough...
By: Oli Parkin
  • 10. Porky's
    Smut. American pie of the 80's
  • 9. Goonies
  • 8. Thriller
    Jackson is normall i tell you!
  • 7. Flight Of The Navigator
    I wanted to be that kid!
  • 6. Labyrinth
    It's made me what I am today!
  • 5. Back To The Future
    Action movie with a mind blowing plot
  • 4. Gremlins
    na na na na na na, na na na na na na, na, na, na, na, na, na, nan nan nan. Scene with the stair lift, classic.
  • 3. The Lost Boys
    Pure 80's at it's best.
  • 2. Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • 1. Return Of The Jedi
    What can you say... pure class
By: Anuar A. Azizi
War Games,Breakfast Club, Fatal Attraction, Woman in Red, Conan the Barbarian, Leathal Weapon, Wall Street, Bachelor Party, Amadeus, Top Gun, Airplane, National Lampoon's Vacation,Three O'Clock High,When Harry Met Sally, The Untouchables, Taps, Full Metal Jacket, Ghostbusters, St. Elmo's Fire

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