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: Christie
  • 10. Risky Business
    The song, the undies...
  • 9. Pretty Woman
    "Well color me happy, there's a sofa in here for two!" "I just want your extra time and your...kiss."
  • 8. Ghostbusters
    "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!"
  • 7. Dirty Dancing
    "Nobody puts baby in a corner." "Ga-gong, Ga-gong, Ga-gong..."
  • 6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Cameron Frye. Need I say more?
  • 5. 16 Candles
    "Oh look, her boobies came in!"
  • 4. Stripes
    "The name is Francis Sawyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis and I'll kill ya." "Now any of you homos...touch me...and I'll kill ya." "No, no, no, no questions please, we just want to get back to our hotel rooms and have some really serious sex."
  • 3. ET
    "E.T. Phone Home." "Be good."
  • 2. Spaceballs
    "Well if it isn't Lone Starr and his sidekick Puke." "Why didn't anybody tell me my ass was so big?!?"
  • 1. Stand By Me
    Need I say more?
By: Kelli
By: Gerry
  • 10. The Monster Squad
    Rent every halloween!!!
  • 9. Never Ending Story
    A maybe a 16 year old who goes to local punk show, but this movie is still awesome!!!
  • 8. Poltergeist
    Pretty scary movie!!!
  • 7. Return Of The Jedi
    Dont like star wars but this one was awesome!!!
  • 6. Pump up the Volume
    Awseome movie with nice soundtrack!!
  • 5. Ferris Buellers Day Off
    Funny and exciting!!!
  • 4. 16 Candles
    Awesome story line!!!
  • 3. Breakfest Club
    Gotta hate detentions!!!
  • 2. Lost Boys
    Cory Feldmen's in this one as well!!
  • 1. The Goonies
    The greatest movie of all time!!!
Meatballs, Crocodile Dundee, Adventures in Babysitting, Gremlins, Tremors and lots more!!!
By: Jeff
Freddy Kruger Will Return In Freddy Versus Jason.
By: Jessica
  • 10. Weird Science
  • 9. Rock n Roll High School
    i think maybe 1990...corey feldman and the witchy gurl kick ass
  • 8. Sixteen Candles
  • 7. Ferris Buellers Day Off
  • 6. The Goonies
    I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH one of my childhood favs
  • 5. St Elmo's Fire
    so good
  • 4. Lost Boys
    HOT HOT HOT keifer sutherland
  • 3. License To Drive
  • 2. Pretty In Pink
    duckie is so damn adorable....."half an inch"
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    just the ultamite 80s movie
By: Lee Tipton
By: Steve Wadman
  • 10. The Never Ending Story
    Arayoo!! "They look like big strong hands dont they"
  • 9. Princess Bride
    "Stop rhyming and i mean it!" "Anybody got a peanut"
  • 8. Just One of the Guys
    Wow guys how in the world do you leave out this movie, if you havent seen this movie rent it now!
  • 7. Rocky 2
    Dramtic Ending how can u not love it. 1 and 4 were awesome but i cant handle when Apollo dies in just hurts to much
  • 6. Goonies
    Good flick cant deny it
  • 5. Major League
    Another Classic here guys, I know word for word on this movie. "Too high", "Hey Johnny maybe we can get one of those waves"
  • 4. Top Gun
    "I feel the need...the need for speed"
  • 3. Back to the Future
    These next 3 are a toss up...I could watch this movie anytime anyplace.
  • 2. Ferris Bullers Day Off
    "He knows the mileage Ferris" "Easy, will drive home backwards."
  • 1. Karate Kid
    I have seen this movie too many times. My favorite quote..."Put em in a bodybag johnny hehehe."
One Crazy summer is an awesome movie too there are a lot...but you gonna cut some.
By: Clifton
By: Lee
Others: Aliens, Das Boot, The Hitcher, Strange Brew, Tron, The Warriors, Some Kind of Wonderful, Back to the Futures, 3 O'clock High, Vacation, The Outsiders, Withnail and I, Highlander, Can't Buy Me Love
By: Shannon
  • 10. The Goonies
    Sloth Rules!!
  • 9. Born on the Fourth of July
    Its so sad when he goes and tells the wife that her husband dies. I cried
  • 8. Aliens
    this line says it all,"get away from her you B***H!"
  • 7. Mystic Pizza
    Very cool movie...
  • 6. Halloween II
    I love all of the Halloween movies. Michael Myers Rules!!
  • 5. A Christmas Story
    The pink bunny suit was awesome and when the chinese dude cuts off the ducks neck.. FUNNY
  • 4. ET
    I love ET. I think he is extremely cute and lovable.
  • 3. Ghostbusters
    I love this movie. Ghostbusters RULE!!
  • 2. Say Anything
    Poor Corey. "Joe Lies.. Joe Lies.. Loe lies when he cries..."
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    One of the funniest movies ever. The best part is when Ally Sheedy dismantles her sandiwch!! I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.
By: kristina
::born in 1985::best year!
By: Angie
  • 10. Creepshow
    Loved this movie, nice and gory for the eighties, haha
  • 9. The Hitcher
  • 8. The Outsiders
    Ralph Macchio and Tommy Howell where a couple of hotties!
  • 7. Scarface
    Who didn't like this movie??? Al Pacino was remarkable!
  • 6. Fatal Attraction
    One of the best thrillers of the eighties.
  • 5. The Money Pit
    Tom Hanks and Shelley Long were absolutely hilarious in this movie!
  • 4. Police Academy
    This movie was HILARIOUS!!!
  • 3. E.T.
    I still cry when I watch E.T., the end is SO SAD!!!
  • 2. Grease 2
    Oh please!, don't pretend you didn't watch it a million times!
  • 1. Sixteen Candles
    "Whats happenin hotstuff???"
By: bryan
  • 10. Young Guns
    this was a great movie
  • 9. Nightmare On Elm Street
    be afraid of the man with the claws
  • 8. Rainman
  • 7. Top Gun
    its just a movie everyone needs to see
  • 6. The Amitiville Horror
    i know u said 80's but this a borderline also coming out in 1979, plus its scary as hell
  • 5. Return Of The Jedi
    i thought this was the best in the series at the time and still is
  • 4. The Breakfast Club
    just a feel good movie
  • 3. Ferris Buellers Day Off
    the movie that made all kids wanna skip school
  • 2. Highlander
    this is one of my favorite movies to this day
  • 1. Terminator
    what can i say. its arnold at his best
By: james elliott
  • 10. Jewel Of The Nile & Romancing The Stone
    kathleen turner,yes please.
  • 9. Goonies
    "hey you guys"...classic
  • 8. Ferris Beullers Day Off
    beuller ,beuller,beuller, fry ,fry ,fry,fry,anyone,anyone,anyone
  • 7. Back To The Future
    "if you put your mind to marty you can accomplice anything
  • 6. Bond Films
    all of them ,awesome
  • 5. Indy All Of Them
    my fantasy is to be indy.
  • 4. Weird Science
    very funny.nice bird called kelly suck my ****.
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    the brat pack at there very best
  • 2. St Elmo's Fire
    great soundtrack and demi moore and her youthfull best.
  • 1. Top Gun
    "i got the need""the need for speed", need i say more.
80's films rule
By: keeyon
  • 10. Big Trouble In Little China
    Jack Burton -too cool for his self
  • 9. Beverly Hills Cop
    To this day a trend setter for Action Comedy
  • 8. Better Off Dead
    John Cusak was the male version of Molly Ringwald in the 80's
  • 7. Ferris Bueller'S Day Off
    Catch it every chance I get
  • 6. The Goonies
    Killer songs and wonderful adventure story that you just dont find today
  • 5. National Lampoons Vacation
    Good Cinema Fun entertainment
  • 4. Transformers: The Movie
    The best carton tv to movie transition ever put on screen
  • 3. Lost Boys
    Coolest Vampire Flick ever!!!
  • 2. A Christmas Story
    "You'll shoot your eye out!"
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    No filmaker can dream to make a movie that represents the felling of a whole decade as much as this
Im a generation x baby and I'm proud of it. Im glad to see Im not the only one who misses the 80's. I will be a devoted fan of this site for as long as it is run.
By: pie boy
  • 10. Ferris Buellers Day Off
    gave everyone the excuse to have at least 1 day off school.
  • 9. Back To School
    rodney dangerfield,what else can be said!
  • 8. Can't Buy Me Love
    what a great idea buy a girl to make your self popular. excellent 80's film.
  • 7. Say Anything
    great film were the boy wants girl,boy gets girl,boy loses girl,boy gets girl back.brilliant john cusack film.
  • 6. 16 Candles
    an actual film were the nerd win's the girl, exellent.
  • 5. Weird Science
    the first time i saw this film i was hooked,it must be my most watched film of all time.
  • 4. Class
    class! nothing left to say.
  • 3. The Sure Thing
    makes you wish you had the same chance.
  • 2. Pretty In Pink
    excellent film, good sound track and Molly Ringwalds best film.
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    brilliant! this film as it all, just makes you want to go back to the 80's!
By: Michael J. Ferrari
  • 10. The 80s John Hughes Teen Collection
    A no brainer. He did it right. in order: 1- ferris bueller's day off 2- the breakfast club 3- 16 candels 4- pretty in pink 5- some kind of wonderful 6- weird science
  • 9. Gremlins
    Always forever in my heart. Gizmo!
  • 8. The Goonies
    How can you not include the goonies???
  • 7. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    the height of 80s cheese said hello to sarah jessica parker and friends. Great dancin' fun.
  • 6. Better Off Dead
    Too many classic scenes to quote here...
  • 5. Modern Girls
    Silly and fun. Clayton rohner in not one but two roles!
  • 4. Seven Minutes In Heaven
    A true film about what it's like to be a teenager!
  • 3. Say Anything...
    One of the best youth romances...ever!
  • 2. Adventures In Babysitting
    Still obsessed...
  • 1. Just One Of The Guys
    this movie has changed my life.
the above are my favorite 80s teen films. Email me @ for more lists. -Michael

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