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: Jake
  • 10. Night Shift
    Michael Keaton + the fonze = another kick ass comedy
  • 9. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    the 80's movie
  • 8. Little Shop Of Horrors
    best musical ever. This movie kicks evita's butt
  • 7. Beetlejuice
    Michael Keaton + Tim Burton = kick ass comedy
  • 6. Breakfast Club
    judd nelson is harsh
  • 5. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
    that chinese kid was frickin hilarious!
  • 4. The Princess Bride
    that sword fight with the guy that was dressed like zorro and the spanish guy made darth vader and luke skywalker look like sissies
  • 3. Dirty Dancing
    good, but god was that Baby chick ugly
  • 2. Batman
    Michael Keaton + Jack Nicholson = Kick ass movie
  • 1. Back to the Future
    Reverend Jim from Taxi rules.
Movie #11: Johnny Dangerously Comment: Michael Keaton is the funniest fargin actor of the 80's Movie #12: Purple Rain
By: George Torres
  • 10. Back To The Future
    It still blows my mind how well they portrayed the time travel concept in the first two movies...didn't much like the third one though.
  • 9. Die Hard
  • 8. E.T.
    I remember being around 8 years old and seeing this movie for the first time, one moment I'm crying my eyes out, then laughing uncontrollably, then crying my eyes out, then laughing uncontrollably, then...
  • 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The eternal classic of playing hooky.
  • 6. Beverly Hills Cop II
    Back when Eddie was still potty mouthed....and still funny. Too bad he's neither these days.
  • 5. Some Kind Of Wonderful
    The geek gets a piece of BOTH gals... only in the movies.
  • 4. Breakin'
    I'd get all excited watching those dance fights. Long live Turbo and Ozone!
  • 3. Goonies
    Heeeyyyy yooouuuu guuuyyss, ahaa!!!
  • 2. The Karate Kid
    I will never in my life be as amazed and excited as the first time I saw Mr. Miyagi demonstrate what 'wax-on, wax-off" really meant
  • 1. Stand By Me
    Who will ever forget Chopper?
By: biker
  • 10. Crimes & Misdemeanours(1989)
  • 9. Blood Simple(1983)
  • 8. Aliens(1986)
  • 7. Working Girl(1988)
  • 6. The Accidental Tourist(1988)
  • 5. This Is Spinal Tap(1984)
  • 4. The King Of Comedy(1983)
  • 3. The Terminator(1984)
  • 2. Raging Bull(1980)
  • 1. Blue Velvet(1986)
By: Ryan 2tough McSize Frerotte
  • 10. The Karate Kid I
    "Put him in a body bag Johnny"
  • 9. Evil Dead II
    What would you say If I told you I hadn't seen Evil Dead II yet
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    Gordon Bombay in his prime
  • 7. Gremlins I
    Come on
  • 6. Back to the Future I
    Nobody calls me chicken
  • 5. Caddyshack
    As a golfer, I gotta give it up for this film
  • 4. Goonies
    Hey you guys
  • 3. The Lost Boys
    Kieffer Sutherland, Bikers, and mullets it's made for the 80's
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Hey, he's just livn the life
  • 1. Fast Times at Ridgemount High
    This movie is too good, No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice
PLEASE, this list is too good
By: Justin Rashidi
  • 10. Red Dawn
  • 9. The Terminator
    1984-"I'll Be Back!"
  • 8. Rambo: First Blood
    1982-"Why are you pushing me?"
  • 7. Top Gun
    1986-"I feel the need...the need for speed!"
  • 6. Predator
    1987-"You're one ugly motherf**ker!"
  • 5. Raging Bull
  • 4. Moonstruck
    1987-"Snap out of it!"
  • 3. Romancing The Stone
    1984-"One hell of a morning has turned into a b***h of a day!"
  • 2. Spaceballs
    1987-"May The Schwartz Be With You!"
  • 1. WarGames
    1983-"How about Global Thermonuclear War?"
11. The Outsiders 12. Eddie And The Cruisers 13. Big Trouble In Little China 14. Three Amigos 15. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
By: Sunil Kamnani
  • 10. Enemy Mine
    i put this one because i am running out of time ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
  • 9. Platoon
    I have seen parts of this and it looked really good.
  • 8. Karate Kid
    Good first one, but the series weren't that good
  • 7. Ghostbusters
    nice actors, perfect for the part.
  • 6. E.T.
    good movie, speilberg's great one.
  • 5. Back to The Future series
    Great series, Michael J. Fox's best. I can watch this series over and over again and never get tired of any of them.
  • 4. Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark
    Good movie. The Last Crusade is my favorite one but this had awesome action.
  • 3. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
    Can't get better than Ford and Connerey. The best duo in this movie. I am glad it was Ford and not Celic as Indi.
  • 2. Empire Stikes Back
    Greatest Movie Ever!!!!! Well Episode 6 And This One Have A Tie For Me.
  • 1. Return of The Jedi
    my favorite series movie!!!!! Perfect ending to the trilogy, a true piece of perfection.
I have to see a bunch of comedies if i don't my best friend will probably kill me so these are just my serious picks...
By: Karlie
  • 10. In The Army Now
    Bill Murray is just so funny. Harold Ramis brings it all together.
  • 9. The Lost Boys
    One of the best vampire movies ever made.
  • 8. A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon
    Two Words. River Phoenix, very good looking.
  • 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    It is what all highschoolers wish they could do.
  • 6. The Dark Crystal
    Very weird, but cool.
  • 5. Ghostbusters
    Funny, memorable, the very 1st movie I ever saw in a theatre.
  • 4. The Never Ending Story
    Strange, but I loved it. Good childhood memory.
  • 3. The Princess Bride
    I can recite every line from this movie. I love Westley.
  • 2. Stand By Me
    River Phoenix just does it for me. The movie was good, too.
  • 1. The Outsiders
    I love this movie more than anything. Ponyboy is my favorite.
By: Megan
Honourable Mentions: The Labryinth, Footloose, Better Off Dead, Top Gun,Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Cocktails, Karate Kid.
By: Lee-Gr Mcbar
  • 10. Ghostbusters
    Erie music and tons of laughes, Ever sinced I watched it I've been freaked of old apartments and old libraries.
  • 9. My Girl
    I remember it from my childhood.
  • 8. Jaws
    " We're gonna need a bigger boat!" or "Hooper you Idiot get out of the way!"
  • 7. Back To The Future
    I wish I had a suped up Delorian!
  • 6. A New Hope
    " use the force luke..."
  • 5. Return of the Jedi
    excellent but I found it very boring inside Jabba's Palace. Probably because I was eager to watch the last lightsaber duel at the end.
  • 4. Terminator 2: Judgement day
    good very good!
  • 3. The Empire Strikes Back!
    I love it where Vader corners Luke on the platform and chops his hand off with no mess, and tells him he is his father.
  • 2. Predator
    My fav line in this film was when Arnold confronted the ALIEN and said "Your one ugly mother f***er?"
  • 1. The Terminator
    Excellent eighties movie,action,big guns,blood,and Arnold Schwarznegger!
By: Bonnie
"They just don't make them like they used to..." So hard to narrow down to just 10!! Great site and glad to know I'm not the only one who enjoyed the 80's so much!
By: pamela white
  • 10. Pretty In Pink
    I love Molly Ringwald and Andrew Mc CArty but why did she wear that hellish dress to the prom? Oh Yeah love ducky too
  • 9. ET
    Amazing,Brilliant love it too bits
  • 8. Rocky IV
    Apart from the fact that i couldnt understand a word that Sly Stallone said in the film i still loved it and that Russian Phoarrrrrrr!!!
  • 7. Drop Dead Fred
    Rude,Disgusting and absolutely hillarious
  • 6. Back To The Future
    Micheal J Fox is so cute and the film rules too
  • 5. The Lost Boys
    OK so it was far-fetched but i wont hear a bad word against it
  • 4. Weird Science
    I felt so sorry for Wyatt and Garry at the beginning of the film and i feel even sorrier for the makers of the TV programme because it will never be as good as the film
  • 3. Stand By Me
    Its amazing how 4 boys searching for a dead body can be so funny and entertaining
  • 2. Dirty Dancing
    I had the time of my life watching this film.
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    No-one loves this film more than me, It is the ultimate 80s movie and anyone who doest like it is deranged
Fast times at Ridgemont High,Dead Poets Society,Beetljuice,Uncle Buck, Top Gun,The Accused I love all 80s Movies but the Breakfast Club is the best.
By: Mike Bert
  • 10. Elephant Man
    Director David Lynch has Anthony Hopkins in his best role and John Hurt as John Merrick (The Elephant Man).
  • 9. Aleins
    Sigourney Weaver survives to come back 50 years later to battle a whole bunch of 'em.
  • 8. To Live And Die In L.A.
    The Secret Service shows off.
  • 7. Coal Miner's Daughter
    Sissy Spacek's protrayal of Loretta Lynn earned her respect and an Oscar.
  • 6. The Last Temptation Of Christ
    Scorcessi tests Christian's faith.
  • 5. Platoon
    Oliver Stone's Viet Nam story.
  • 4. Return Of The Jedi
    Spectacular special effects and tons of action!
  • 3. Predator
    Big box office hit for Arnold!
  • 2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Another Harrison Ford vehicle that we'll always remember.
  • 1. Bladerunner
    A movie that introduced us to "biology in a can".
By: Brad Raposo
  • 10. The Empire Strikes Back-1980
    2nd best sci-fi action moiv of all time.... it rules
  • 9. Better Off Dead-1985
    My brotherwould kill me if i didn't put this funny one in....
  • 8. GhostBusters II-1989
    Few sequels are as good as the first
  • 7. Return Of The Jedi-1983
    "I'm a jedi like my father before me" Best action sci-fi movie ever
  • 6. Die Hard-1986
    "YEP-E-KA-YEA! mother f**ker! "
  • 5. The Terminator-1984
    " I'll be back " and drive a car right threw y=this cop station -go Arnold!
  • 4. GhostBusters-1984
  • 3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    i watched this movie " 9 TIMES " ..... " 9 TIMES "
  • 2. The BreakFast Club-1985
    This movie has a great cast and tons of quotes to steal from it
  • 1. Back To The Future-1985
    This small movie is the best sci-fi movie ever
Good rent all of these movies and watch them and own them.....Also most of the people here are pretty correct in their choices... except for Braveheart, that wasn't 80s
By: Justin
  • 10. Red Dawn
    1984-"WOLVERINES!!!!!!!" This is a first film to recieve a PG-13 rating. "Red Dawn" is a must-see for any movie or Patrick Swayze fans. Not for kids because of profanity and a lot violence.
  • 9. Top Gun
    1986-"I feel the need...the need for speed!" My favorite Tom Cruise movie without a doubt.
  • 8. First Blood
    1982-"They drew first blood, not me." I like this movie because Sly Stallone stars in it.
  • 7. The Terminator
    1984-"I'll Be Back" My all-time favorite Arnold film!
  • 6. Predator
    1987- My favorite Arnold film without a doubt!
  • 5. Coming To America
    1988-"I got a date with Lisa." Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are funny in this film. James Earl Jones co-star.
  • 4. Tootsie
    1982-"Nurse Charles! Are you insane?" Dustin Hoffman is funny in this film and I'm glad his name is on the list for best actor on the Academy Awards.
  • 3. Romancing The Stone
    1984-"Colton. Jack T. Colton." Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are fantastic in this film! One of my favorite films!
  • 2. Spaceballs
    1987-"May the Schwartz be with you!" Mel Brooks' funniest film! My favorite movie, too!
  • 1. WarGames
    1983-"How about Global Thermonuclear War?" My favorite movie without a doubt! I love it because Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy star in it.
By: Whitney Brooker
By: Brad Raposo
  • 10. The Terminator
    Changed Time....
  • 9. Better Off Dead-1985
    My brother would kick me if i didn't put this one on but, it's funny
  • 8. GhostBusters II-1989
    Few movies are rarly as good as the first
  • 7. GhostBusters-1984
  • 6. The Empire Strikes Back-1980
    Changed Movie history as the bad guys won every last battle!
  • 5. Return Of The Jedi-1983
    Changed the force
  • 4. Die Hard-1986
    Changed the way i look at a single cop
  • 3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off-1985
    Changed high school forever -The 3 best movie come from 85' and this one
  • 2. The Breakfast Club-1985
    Changed the english vocabulary and popular culture
  • 1. Back To The Future-1985
    Changed the way of time
I am Critic for CinaMax and Encore..... that's my ten picks
By: Ray
  • 10. Raiders Of The Lost Ark -1981
    A great swashbuckling adventure in the tradition of old time serials. Fun and excitement.
  • 9. Risky Business - 1983
    Fine dialog, perfect casting, Rebecca de Morney's sexy call girl agains Tom Cruises' teen-age guy caught in a comidic, impossible web. Great satire.
  • 8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 1986
    Matthew Broderick makes this "enjoy life every day" tale from John Hughes a total delight. A real joy.
  • 7. Sophie's Choice - 1982
    The horrors of WWII told through Meryl Streeps' Sophie. A heartbreaker that gets you and does not let go. Great accents too.
  • 6. A Fish Called Wanda - 1988
    One of the funniest movies of the 80's. Terrific dialog and a great cast with Kevin Kline at his comedic best.
  • 5. Charriots Of Fire - 1981
    A large statement from a simple premise, running. Great photography.
  • 4. Blood Simple - 1985
    The Coen brothers' first film, a stylish, bloody webof a Film Noir with Frances McDormand and a great M. Emmet Walsh.
  • 3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit - 1988
    Something special happens every so often at the movies. Something that you've never seen before, done to total perfection. Great story too.
  • 2. Born On The 4th Of July - 1989
    Tom Cruise acting for real. Oliver Stone's apology to Vietnam, done right. A great film to end the 80's.
  • 1. Raging Bull - 1980
    Martin Scorsese get the decade of in great fashion. Robert de Niro at his best. A forceful study of a tragic prizefighter. And Joe Pesci too.
Others; Ordinary People, Tootsie, Lethal Weapon, & Peggy Sue Got Married.
By: Dave Holm
  • 10. Brazil
    Dark comedy starring Jonathon Pryce and Robert DeNiro
  • 9. Porky's
    Great feel good comedy.
  • 8. Platoon
    Hard Core war movie,
  • 7. Return Of The Jedi.
  • 6. Terminator
    Linda Hamilton at her best, good sci-fi.
  • 5. Fletch.
  • 4. Fletch Lives
    Chevy Chase at his best.
  • 3. The Dream Team
    Hilarious, Michael Keaton, Lloyd, Boylke and Flounder from Animal House rocked.
  • 2. The Big Chill.
  • 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
    Classic, nice cameo by Ben Stein.
By: Owen Kelly

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