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: Jessica
By: Sabrina
  • 10. When Harry Meet Sally
    I Loved that movie. They always found each other...i loved that
  • 9. Ghostbusters
    I love that movie today. It was the best!
  • 8. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
    Man, that movie is so funny!
  • 7. Back To The Future
    I love all of em! i think that everyone has a special place in their heart for that movie!
  • 6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    I wish that i could get away with the things that he does in that movie! I know i would get caught!
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    That is such a good movie. I would never be able to forgive my family if they forgot my birthday!
  • 4. Pretty In Pink
    This is one of the best movies i have ever seen!
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    This is such a good movie, some of the things that they do would be so cool if you could get away with them. it really shows that all people can get along if they get to know each other
  • 2. Goonies
  • 1. Top Gun
    that is the best love movie ever made. Tom is so cute....and GOOSE is the BEST!!!i cry so much when he dies!
If you have never seen any of these movies...i urge you to watch them! they are the best movies ever made in the 80's!
By: ... jenna *
  • 10. Teen Wolf
    No matter how many there were I love this movie, both guy I saw play the wolf were hot
  • 9. The Outsiders
    another Pat Swayze movie and also filled with MANY MANY hotties
  • 8. Dirty Dancing
    Patrick Swayze = one of my votes ANY day
  • 7. St. Elmo's Fire
    They put so many great characters in one great movie, and the hot guys!
  • 6. Edward Scissorhands
    I have no clue if this was made in the '90's but it will always make my top ten
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    God I can't get over Michael Anthony Hall's transformation ..
  • 4. Porky's
    I couldn't ever ask for a better movie with as much male nudity
  • 3. Pretty In Pink
    Every good movie needs a nerd, this movie is a perfect example
  • 2. Can't Buy Me Love
    he was ugly and went hot, need I say more?
  • 1. Breakfast Club
    how can people leave this out, Bender is the shit
* please note that breakfast club will never ever die so keep it alive people * I WANNA BE MRS.JENNA BENDER!!!!!
By: Shanna
By: Nick
By: Kait
  • 10. Lucas
    A dorky freshman tries everything to be accepted.
  • 9. Karate Kid
  • 8. Sixteen Candles
  • 7. Die Hard
  • 6. Lethal Weapon
  • 5. The Great Outdoors
    Dan Akkrroyd and John Candy...Gotta love them! Them acting together and sometimes hating each other can be hysterical, in this family comedy movie.
  • 4. Mystery Pizza
  • 3. Breakfast Club
    It's an awesome movie that refers back to teenage lives.
  • 2. Caddy Shack
    Funny as hell! (I don't even know if I spelled the name right! o well)
  • 1. Steel Magnolias
    I know it's a chick flick, but you learn something new after watching this movie, no matter how many times you've seen it. PLus Juia Roberts is in it.
By: Justin Rashidi
  • 10. Predator
    An awesome Arnold Schwarzenegger movie!
  • 9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Best Matthew Broderick movie! Wish I could take a day off.
  • 8. Rain Man
    The best Dustin Hoffman movie!
  • 7. Glory
    The best civil war movie and Denzel Washington won an Oscar for his Supporting role!
  • 6. The Breakfast Club
    Very funny movie with those high school students having Saturday detention!
  • 5. Top Gun
    My favorite Tom Cruise movie!
  • 4. Red Dawn
    My favorite Patrick Swayze movie without a doubt!
  • 3. The Terminator
    My all-time favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie!
  • 2. First Blood
    My favorite Sylvester Stallone movie without a doubt!
  • 1. War Games
    Excellent computer movie!
I love the 80s because it's an awesome era!
By: Dave
  • 10. Back to the Future
    "Don't be so gullible, McFly!" :)
  • 9. Ghostbusters
    See Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray--to comedic icons of the 80's--in the prime! Great combination of comedy and special effects.
  • 8. Full Metal Jacket
    On a psychological level, this is the most violent movie ever made. That "Jelly Doughnut" scene is still tough for me to watch.
  • 7. Terminator
    Bleak, dark, nihilistic. Another chilling post-apocalyptic portrayal from the 80's--but this one is the best.
  • 6. Pretty in Pink
    Captures that New Wave look that was so popular in the 80's to a tee.
  • 5. Wargames
    This movie perfectly embodies the Cold War mentality of the 80's era!
  • 4. Band of the Hand
    If you want to see stereotypical Miami Vice-style fashion that exemplified the mid-80's, THIS is the movie to see!
  • 3. River's Edge
    Violent teenage angst made several years before Nirvana popularized it. Look for Keanu Reeves as the troubled metalhead!
  • 2. Aliens
    Still the most frightening movie I've ever seen! I saw it in the theater when I was only 11 and it really messed me up psychologically! :P
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    Still popular, I think, because nearly 20 years later, teenagers can still identify with the characters in this movie.
By: sicboy
  • 10. The Dark Crystal
    this move scared the holy crape out off me whean i was like 4 years old, rest in peace jim
  • 9. Can't Buy Me Love
    neards will survive
  • 8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    just for all the times i made my mom rent this thing on beta max
  • 7. Tie: Gleeming The Cube And Rad
    skate boards and bmx's in there hay-days
  • 6. The Lost Boys
    teen-age vapiers and both corys
  • 5. The Labyrinth
    David bowie kicks ass
  • 4. Thr Burbs
    its got everything sereial killers across the street, smoopey neabors and cory feldmen
  • 3. Breakfast Club
    I crack up every time i see emlo estaves get high
  • 2. The Goonies
    Ther's nothing like seeing a band of littel kids save there famely from the evel land devlopers
  • 1. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Sean Pean is my hero
By: ed butterwrench
  • 10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    i've forgot about it, "want some gummie bears, they ve been in my pocket all day, they re warm and soft"
  • 9. Sleep Away Camp
    all though i've yet to find the second one
  • 8. First Blood
    "if u bring that many men...remember one thing...(yeah, whats that?)...a good supply of body bags"
  • 7. The Breakfast Club
  • 6. Pretty In Pink
    ducky, "i'm off like a dirty shirt"
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    long duk dong ! "i 've never bagged a babe", "score, a direct hit"
  • 4. Pump Up The Volume
    happy hary hard on
  • 3. Heathers
    wicked,corn nuts, "big fun", "teenage sucide don't do it", martha dump truck
  • 2. Better Off Dead
    awesome, "hey mister, two dollars", "this mountain is pure snow"
  • 1. Goonies
    its cory f. not cory haim, "hey u guys", slick shoes, captain chunk, truffle shuffle
By: Misty
  • 10. Flesh And Blood
  • 9. Wierd Science
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    Sixteen Candles
  • 7. St Elmos Fire
    Love It
  • 6. 9 to 5
    now who doesnt love this movie lol
  • 5. Topgun
  • 4. Footloose
  • 3. Urban Cowboy
  • 2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    Love this movie !!
  • 1. Valley Girl
    Like Totally :-)
these are my fav :-)
By: Rob
  • 10. Freddys Dead, The Final Nightmare
  • 9. Childs Play 2
  • 8. Little Nicky
    "Hey shovel face!"
  • 7. The Terminator
    This is the best action movie ever made! Without a doubt.
  • 6. Raising Arizona
    "Okay then."
  • 5. Nightmare On Elm Street 3
    Awesome movie.
  • 4. Halloween 4
  • 3. Childs Play 3
  • 2. A Nightmare On Elm Street
    " hey, Nancy, no running in the hallway!"
  • 1. Halloween
    "This boy was purley and simpily evil."
as you can see I really like horror movies.
By: Emily Dunlap
  • 10. Slumber Party Massacre
    One of the best horror movies of the 80s -- if you are looking to laugh
  • 9. Sleepaway Camp
    I LOVE THIS HORROR MOVIE!!!!! and remember -- RICKY IS SEXY! :)
  • 8. Revenge of the Nerds
    I've watched this movie for about sixteen years now, and I love it as much as the first time i saw it
  • 7. Porky's
    WOW! This movie is so hilarious!! Porky's 2: The Next Day is pretty hilagious too!
  • 6. Dirty Dancing
    I love Dirty Dancing. Very sweet -- I love the last dance number! :)
  • 5. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! It's so funny!! "remember when she was a senior and we were freshmen?? SHUT UP TED!"
  • 4. River's Edge
    I am sure a lot of you haven't seen this movie -- but it is so awesome!! With Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover, and Dennis Hopper -- it can't get much better!
  • 3. The Goonies
    I have loved this movie since the age of about three. I still love it!
  • 2. Sixteen Candles
    Maybe I'm a hopeless romantic. The whole movie is awesome, but the end is what really gets me -- how sweet!
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    I've watched this movie over and over never gets old!
Even though the most hilarious movies came out in the 80s -- Dazed and Confused has to be the best movie ever!! It's hard for me to say that since I love the 80s so much -- but it is great! also -- why can't we go back to the good old days when Jason, Michael, and Freddy ruled the horror screen and most of the horror movies were set at camps with multiple murders of stupid teenagers?? I MISS THAT!
By: Emma
  • 10. Labyrinth
    David Bowie in the spandex lol!!! "Dance,dance magic dance,dance magic...put that magic spell on me,smack that baby make him free!!!"
  • 9. Princess Bride
    "AS YOU WISH!!!!" "My dear Wesley, what have I done?"
  • 8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Matthew Brodrick is the best!!! He was also really good in Ladyhawke, but the whole part where he's singing in the street is so cool!
  • 7. Mermaids
    Wynona Ryder is great in this movie!!! Her thoughts are hilarious!!!
  • 6. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    I don't know this movie is just funny, and I like that bokkie guy, except for the fact that he totally ditched that girl!!! "PIG!!!"
  • 5. Breakfast club
    Group of misfits all in one room, oh the possibilities!!!
  • 4. Desperately Seeking Susan
    OMG!!! Aidan Quinn is so hot in this movie!!! It was an ok movie overall, but Aidan Quinn totally takes over the movie with those eyes!!!
  • 3. Say Anything
    John Cusak is so awsome in this movie!!! He is so unbelievably sweet!!!
  • 2. Dirty Dancing
    I've been watchin that movie since I was a baby,so I just love it!!!
  • 1. Sixteen Candles
    Ah, the best movie ever!!! It was just so perfect, not to mention that Michal Schoffling is a total hottie!!!
By: erin
By: Col
By: Brett Banther
  • 10. Who Shot Roger Rabbit
    Jessica Rabbit.... enough said.
  • 9. The Blues Brothers
    Great Flick. The soundtrack was good, the comedy was good, the atmosphere was good, and to top it off, the final car chase was outstanding.
  • 8. Days of Thunder
    I am a huge NASCAR fan. This movie was just right up my alley.
  • 7. The Indiana Jones Trilogy
    These movies had everything: action, romance, mystery, and comedy to boot.
  • 6. Top Gun
    What other movie could make the obnoxiously large glasses as cool as they were in the 80's?
  • 5. Caddyshack
    So I says to him, i says, "Hey Lama, how 'bout a little somethin, you know, for the effort?" and he says, "there will be no money, but when you die, you will recieve total conciousness" so i got that going for me.
  • 4. Die Hard
    Yippie Kaiye Mother .......
  • 3. Evil Dead 1 & 2
    You have Ash, a chain saw, a posessed hand, some ugly looking bad guys, and a horrifying, what seems to be, cloud of fog.
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    What high schooler didn't want to live like Ferris?
  • 1. Back to the Future Trilogy
    Great cast, great plot, great attention to detail, but most of all, gotta love the car. Hands down best movie/movies ever made!!!
DeLorean.... best car of the 80's.. might be considered best car ever!!! (along with the Corvette)
By: smellykelly
  • 10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    how could i say i love the 80s without this movie on my list
  • 9. Legend
    ahh that early tom cruise
  • 8. Better Off Dead
    john cusac's best movie ever
  • 7. License To Drive
    again cory feldman.
  • 6. Beetlejuice
    whynona ryder and michael keaton (80s michael keaton, not the crap now) that says it all
  • 5. National Lampoon's Vacation
    chevy chase and anthony michael hall who wouldnt like this?
  • 4. Goonies
    anyhting cory fledman is in is good
  • 3. Real Genius
    val kilmer ahhhhhh everybody wants to rule the world
  • 2. Fast Times At Ridgemount High
    "What are you people?! On DOPE!"
  • 1. Sixteen Candles
    gotta love anthony michael hall, molly ringwald, and michael schoeffling
These aren't in order Just my favourite movies of all time and i'm only 16 i wasnt even around but i stick up for the 80s
By: Alice Hamen

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