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: Laurie
By: Simon Brown
  • 10. Highlander
    A great idea for a movie a swashbuckler with a diffrence. Sean Connery playing a Potugese/Egyption with a Scottish acccent and a cracking Queen Soundtrack
  • 9. Footloose
    The soundtrack alone should make evreybody want to watch this add a young Chris Penn and Sarah Jesica Parker how could it fail.
  • 8. The Goonies
    "Hey you guys" Just watch the film and enjoy
  • 7. The Terminator
    A fantastic action movie in which Arnie was at his best. The eye in the sink scene still has me fealing ill each time I watch it
  • 6. The Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Boys own adventure that made digging up old things cool and exciting Also had that damn fine theme music which I could not stop humming for abou a year
  • 5. The Karate Kid
    The underdog comes through in the end. an old time feel good movie that inspired us to try and kick each other to death
  • 4. Ghostbusters
    "He slimed me" Great script and with Bill and Dan at thier best
  • 3. Ferris Bullers Day Off
    We all wanted to be Ferris from the moment we saw the movie
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    We can all remember being stuck with people we didnt like (usualy family) This sumns those times up perfectly
  • 1. Back To The Future
    "This is Heavy Doc" Just watch the film and be amazed
By: sexy jesse
  • 10. Toxic Avenger Part 2
    After seeing part 1 I wanted to see this one and wasn't disapointed. It was more bloody and violent than the first. I Loved It
  • 9. Sleep Away Camp Part 2
    The blond in that movie looked like Elisabeth Shue and it showed her tits. Awesome
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    I cried.
  • 7. Savage Street
    The girl from Night of the Demons gets it on with five guys in the restroom and it shows Linda Blairs Tits. Talk about the sexercist.
  • 6. Night of the Demons
    Scary movie. When I was about 10 yrs it came out and scared me now I watch it for the Tits and the old man dying with the razors at the end.
  • 5. Day Of The Dead
    George Romeros Last zombie movie from his trilogy. He is working on the 4th zombie movie,it has a $10 million budgit and is called "Dead Reckoning"
  • 4. Rocky Part 4
    I work out with the soundtrack to the movie, no easy way out and hoarts on fire. It's like a music video movie. Short but Awesome Movie.
  • 3. Halloween Part 2 And 4
    Those 2 Halloween movies are hands down butt up the best and scariest movies of that franchise. My personal Favorites
  • 2. The Burning
    One of the BEST horror films ever made. O'Yeah it showed good tit shots and a girls hairy bush, worth a look so check it out when you can.
  • 1. The Terminator
    That movie to me put Arnold on the map in hollywood. The best movie to come out of the eighties.
The Eighties in my opinion is the decade of good movies from horror to comedy. By pushing the envolope better movies were made and there were more nudity by prettier females thus making a better movie.
By: Joe
  • 10. Working Girl
    Just plain enjoyable.
  • 9. Do The Right Thing
    Only the Academy did the wrong thing by not nominating this, the only Spike Lee film that could be called flawless.
  • 8. Hannah and Her Sisters
    The last great Woody Allen movie.
  • 7. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    With "Halloween", the scariest picture ever. Wes Craven is a horror master.
  • 6. Blue Velvet
    The groundbreaking underground masterpiece.
  • 5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Speilberg again. Say what you will, the guy can make movies!
  • 4. My Life as a Dog
    See above.
  • 3. Wings of Desire
    One of the two greatest foreign films of the 80's.
  • 2. ET
    Even the glut of advertising gimmicks didn't diminish the power of this, the greatest of Speilberg epics.
  • 1. Raging Bull
    The oscar going to "Ordinary People" instead of this is the greatest travesty in Oscar's rather checkered history.
Arrrgh! The 80's. Right up there with the 50's for schlock entertainment. "Ghandi", "Last Emperor" and all the rest of those empty headed epics stole all the thunder from the lesser masterpieces of the time. Honorable mention to "Empire of the Sun" because I couldn't put another Spielberg film on the list for fear of not being taken seriously.
By: Sarah
  • 10. The Neverending Story
    One of my most favorite childhood memories...venturing to the theater to watch this awesome movie!!! "We have to save the child-like emperess"
  • 9. Pretty in Pink
    I mean c'mon how many cute guys does Molly Ringwald get to kiss????
  • 8. The Secret of My Success
  • 7. Parenthood
    Don't you just love movies where the families aren't just perfect
  • 6. Back to the Future II
    Classic Michael J. Fox
  • 5. Dirty Dancing
    I just tear up when he lifts her at the end!!
  • 4. Sixteen Candles
  • 3. Weekend at Bernie's
    C'mon wbo woulnd't wanna live in Bernie's beach house and drive around a porche style golf cart
  • 2. Beaches
    Hand me a BOX of tissues...."Wind beneath my wings" gets me EVERY TIME!!!
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    If you've survived high school, you can relate to this 80s classic....the BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME not just of the 80s!!!!
The 80s are the BEST Era for movies!!! I live for 80s movies and music...I only wish that I was a teenager during them instead of a little girl!!!!
By: Liz
  • 10. Back To The Future 2
    Again,Michael J Fox
  • 9. Top Gun
    Great music,Tom Cruise kinda looked OK to me in the 80's
  • 8. Ghostbusters
    I remember watching this on laser disc a long time ago.
  • 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    This also was a totally cool movie!
  • 6. Teen Wolf
    I'm not interested in this sequel,either.(The sequel's star is actually Justine Bateman's brother!)
  • 5. The Breakfast Club
    I liked the song,but I also liked the plot and so on.
  • 4. Child's Play
    I'm not interested in the sequels,but I love this one. Chucky doll is totally freaky and again,Chris Sarandon.
  • 3. The Secret Of My Success
    Another Michael J Fox movie....
  • 2. Fright Night
    Chris Sarandon is so sexy in this movie.Some people may think that this movie is cheesy,but I love it.
  • 1. Back To The Future
    I loved this movie since I was little!
By: Keith
  • 10. Office Space
    Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.
  • 9. Swingers
    Awwww, you hear that, she's a Dorothy.
  • 8. The Stoned Age
    The old pisscube trick...gets 'em everytime.
  • 7. Any Indiana Jones Movie
    I grew up in Indiana, it had appeal, and they were all good.
  • 6. Blues Brothers
    We like both kinds of and western.
  • 5. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    First he's gonna shit, then he's gonna kill us!
  • 4. Spy Game
    This is the best non-comedy ever.
  • 3. Weird Science
    We forgot to hook up the doll!!
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    Impossible, sir, it's in Johnson's underpants.
  • 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    And then you deliberately hit me.
Yeah, I love comedies, I can't get enough...and after reviewing this site, I see that some people have not yet seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off by lacking it on their lists. Get on the stick people.
By: Jessica Iannella
By: Lawrence Leith
There are so many that could easily be in there. Top Gun, Ferris Bueller, Gallipoli, Kickboxer, Masters of the Universe. Half of these are just for how I liked em when I was a kid, I'm a nostalgic mo fo. so all pretentious film buffs can poo off
By: Solomon Transylvania
  • 10. Breakfast Club
    Good teen comedy made before they became idiotic and repetitive. A classic.
  • 9. Princess Bride
    Beautiful funny romantic comedy. One of the few movies of that genre I like. Always a favourite.
  • 8. Stand by Me
    Another movie epitomizing the eighties. Sad and beautiful and funny at the same time. And it's Stephen King...go figure.
  • 7. Spaceballs
    See 'Top Secret!'. Same idea. Campy and crazy and funny as hell.
  • 6. Top Secret!
    Too funny. Still makes me laugh, even though I have seen it over 15 times.
  • 5. Lost Boys
    Keifer as a vampire. Can't top that. And that rice...
  • 4. Neverending Story
    Still cry everytime Artex dies, still love Atreyu, still love Falcor... oh..and the sleepy bat..and..the racing snail...and...get the idea?
  • 3. Labyrinth
    David Bowie is too cool for words. Love the puppetry...the Firies make me laugh every time. Very ethereal and spacey.
  • 2. Highlander
    The sequels never topped the original. The Kurgan will always be one of my favourite evil characters, and Lambert and Connery are amazing.
  • 1. Legend
    Best movie Tom Cruise has ever done,and one of the best romantic fantasy movies ever. The entire movie epitomizes that era for me.
80's movies are the best.
By: Tracy
These aren't necessarily in top 10 order, but close enough. I was born in the mid-80s and most of these I didn't see until I was older, but I'm an 80s child and these movies will always represent that era!
By: milana
  • 10. The Breakfast Club
    A cool movie to see.
  • 9. Titanic
    Teaches me about history on the bigest tradegy.
  • 8. The Mummy Returns
    A great thriller and lots of good action!!!
  • 7. Sugar & Spice
    Great music and funny scenes!
  • 6. Clueless
    Also a funny and dramatic movie to watch.
  • 5. Superstar
    It will bring the most laughter at a sleepover.
  • 4. Scary Movie
    The most funniest video on the planet!!!!
  • 3. Coyote Ugly
    The music makes me want to dance!
  • 2. Legally Blonde
    A very funny movie!
  • 1. Grease
    Great musical!
By: Aimee
I LOVE the 80's, it sucks i was born in the end of it!
By: C. Minor
  • 10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    I love the dog scene.
  • 9. 48 Hours
    Eddie's third best film. There's a new sheriff in town- and his name is Reggie Hammond. Y'all be cool.
  • 8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Prototype adventure movie.
  • 7. Coming to America
    Eddie's second best work. Inspired Mike Meyers' films.
  • 6. Beverly Hills Cop
    Eddie's best work.
  • 5. Return of the Jedi
    Tough to live up to Empire's standards but still an excellent film.
  • 4. E.T.
  • 3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Lucas strikes back. Because of this film we now have the PG-13 rating.
  • 2. The Blues Brothers
    They don't even smile in the movie.
  • 1. The Empire Strikes Back
    Easily the best film ever (not just Star Wars)! Action, drama, romance, spirituality, sci-fi. It has it all.
Michael Jackson was the biggest star of the 80's (if not our generation) but he's not a movie so I didn't include him. "Planes Trains and Automobiles" "Uncle Buck" "Krush Groove" "The Karate Kid (1 and 2)" and "The Great Outdoors" are also very good movies. R.I.P. Jam Master Jay, John Lennon, John Belushi and John Candy.
By: Jeff
  • 10. Footloose
    This movie has THE very best soundtrack of any movie in the decade. This was to the 80s music-wise, what Saturday Night Fever was to the 70s.
  • 9. The Princess Bride
    A great, great film
  • 8. The Lost Boys
    Scariest movie of the decade
  • 7. The Color Purple
    This is a great all-around film
  • 6. Back to the Future
    No list of 80s movies should be without this classic
  • 5. Ghostbusters
    One of the funniest movies ever made.
  • 4. The Breakfast Club
    This is the definitive 80s teen movie. It still plays well. It's our generations "Rebel Without A Cause."
  • 3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    You wouldn't have Cartoon Network right now without this flick that regenerated interest in classic cartoons.
  • 2. Batman
    The ultimate comic book movie...
  • 1. Top Secret!
    Val Kilmer in an underrated spoof of Elvis and spy films.
By: Erika
  • 10. St. Elmo's Fire
    Brat Pack...trying to get your life together post college.
  • 9. Coming to America
    Eddie Murphy. Good , clean , fun with an all African American cast that didn't perpetuate the stereotypes!
  • 8. Moonstruck
    Cher at her best with a young Nicholas Cage playing the embittered younger brother of Cher's fiance. who can forget the scene were Cage is ranting "I lost my hand! I lost my bride! Johnny has his hand! Johhny has his bride! U expect me to put heartbreak on a shelf & forget it?" classic.
  • 7. Footloose
    Kevin Bacon gets a hick town to lighten up through dance.
  • 6. Say Anything
    A young John Cusack- who can resist? a movie about post-high school lovers who bring the best out each other, as opposites do attract.
  • 5. Stand By Me
    great movie about the male friendship - as well as harboring the talents of river phoenix & will wheaton.
  • 4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    every high schooler's fantasy! actually, it's still is my dream...
  • 3. For Keeps
    molly ringwald at her finest.
  • 2. Dirty Dancing
    patrick swayze...hungry eyes...she's like the wind...almost no one can turn their eyes when its on channel 11.
  • 1. Princess Bride
    It doesn't get much better than this!
Being , a child of '81, these movies will always have a soft place in my heart& give me a certain comfort level.
By: Dave Giles
  • 10. Youngblood
    Really wanted to play Ice Hockey but there was a lackof ice in the area. The fight scene at the end was what it was all about really.
  • 9. Escape to Victory
    This was made early 80's ...right?
  • 8. The Empire Strikes Back
    Trouble is, I started writing comments and I feel bad if i leave any gaps.
  • 7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Can't think of much more to say really.
  • 6. The Outsiders
    Watched this as part of a course for some reason.
  • 5. The Breakfast Club
    Not sure why this is so good really as nothing much seems to happen but it's still one of my favourites.
  • 4. Karate Kid
    Hello Elizabeth Shue...!!
  • 3. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Scariest film I'd seen. I hear they made a sequel....or two...!
  • 2. Top Gun
    Top film.
  • 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    A classic film. Cameron was the star tho.
Dirty Dancing was quite good for a chick flick. Also liked Roadhouse (if it was 80's), Gremlins was good as was Scrooged, Return of the Jedi, Braindamaged, Return of the Evil Dead, and probably hundreds more too.
By: michael bettis
  • 10. Ferris Beuller's Day Off
    matthew broderick awesome actor great movie hilarious
  • 9. A Nightmare On Elm Street
    THE greatest horror series wes craven is the best director/writer i have to say nancy(heather langencamp)is hot.
  • 8. The Burbs
    funny movie tom hanks:awesome actor
  • 7. The Goonies
    i know it should be closer to the #1 spot/ too many movies to choose from
  • 6. The Lost Boys
    both coreys awesome good story
  • 5. The Outsiders
    great book great movie "as i stepped out into the bright light......."
  • 4. Back To The Future/the Natural
    two awesome movies fox and redford are great actors
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    you picked the perfect actors great movie
  • 2. Stand By Me
    story of agreat friendship awewsome writers great story
  • 1. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    "oh hey dude i know that song!!" spiccolli:"dude that was my skull!" friend:"...."spiccolli:"doesn't that cause brain damage?"friend:only if you take it everyay for a month."spiccolli:"bitchin'." Spiccolli:"WOOLY BULLY!" "i have 'uno nickolette' hahahaha." dude THE best movie of all time.
yeah i like to say awesome 80's movies are the best there are too many to choose from the legend of billie jean-great movie terminator-great movie beetlejuice-great movie 16 candles pretty in pink all molly wringwalds' and anthony michael hall i should have more on here i could have a top 100 ive seen so many 80's movies
By: tim
i need your help...anyone no the name of the 80s teen comedy were the guy has a trans-am , has sex in it with a big girl, and tells her after thanks for btraking my seat?
By: Kate
#7, #8, #9 were hotties back then.

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