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: Ethan clark
  • 10. Flight Of The Navigator
    Take off on the ultimate fantasy adventure!
  • 9. BIG
    Have you ever had a really BIG secret?
  • 8. Pretty in Pink
    Blane's a pretty cool guy. Andie's pretty in pink. And Ducky's pretty crazy.
  • 7. The Neverending Story
    A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination!
  • 6. Top Gun
    Iceman: You can be my wingman any time. Maverick: Bullshit! You can be mine.
  • 5. License to Drive
    Some guys get all the brakes!
  • 4. The Lost Boys
    Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.
  • 2. Dream a Little Dream
    Dinger: I should be at the dance. I was at the dance. Dancing perfectly. With a hot chick. She wanted me. I know she wanted me. Well every girl wants me. But instead I'm sitting out here freezing my ass off in some butt-ugly red Mustang.
  • 1. Can't Buy Me Love
    Ronald Miller: Nerds, jocks. My side, your side. It's all bullshit. Its hard enough just trying to be yourself.
Bring Back The 80s Show Please :(
By: Tyler Vann
  • 10. Goonies
    Boody twaps! Holy cow, I so wanted to dig around in my Grandma's attic and find a treasure map!!
  • 9. Stand By Me
    The greatest realistic adventure!! I brought the comb!! You guys forgot about this one! Ray B
  • 8. Return Of The Jedi
    I recreated the speeder chase on Endor countless times growing up!
  • 7. Ghostbusters
    Don't cross the beams!!
  • 6. Back to the Future
    I still want a Delorian
  • 5. Labyrinth
    What kind of magic spells to use?
  • 4. Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    How many times did I pretend I was Indiana growing up? The whip!! How cool!
  • 3. The Lost Boys
    Wow, the duality of man!
  • 2. Top Gun
    Who doesn't want to be a fighter pilot?
  • 1. Gremlins
Wow, eightees classics, how can you not love 'em?
By: Jason M. S.
John Hughes singal handedly conveyed the 80's. Fifty years from now when kids ask what was the 80's all about? Pop in a John Hughes flick and all is explained!
By: Charisma
  • 10. Goonies
    hey you guysss!!!
  • 9. Little Angels
    total teen angst movie
  • 8. Karate Kid
    daniel san was muy hot then.
  • 7. Rainman
  • 6. St. Elmos Fire
    i didn't really like this movie but i remember the ratings it got.
  • 5. Legend
    total 80's. a tiny tom cruise and a unicorn. *sigh*
  • 4. Gremilins
    this movie used to give me nightmares
  • 3. Three Amigos
    one of the best sing alongs. you can't beat chevy chase, martin short and steve martin.
  • 2. Breakfast Club
    this is my absolute favorite brat pack movie! i love bender! i was totally ally sheedy in this movie.
  • 1. National Lampoons Family Vacation
    oh come on you know you love the Griswalds! Holiday roooaaaaadddd!
By: Jason
By: Jason
Honorable Mention Movies 11.Fast Times At Ridgemont High 12. St. Elmo's Fire 13. Red Dawn 14. Back to The Future 15. Goonies 16. Real Genius 17. Top Gun 18. Less Than Zero 19. Better Off Dead
By: Jason
  • 10. Wall Street
    Could there be a better example of a movie that typified the 80's!
  • 9. Leathal Weapon
    Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.Probably the best bit of casting of the decade
  • 8. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    A great horror movie,that should have ranked higher,but was tarnished by numerous inferior sequals.
  • 7. Day of the Dead
    The conclusion to the unholy trilogy, not the best but deserves it's place.
  • 6. The Lost Boys
    The 2 Corey's slaying vampires long before Buffy did her thing.
  • 5. Beverly Hills Cop
    Great film,even better soundtrack.
  • 4. Die Hard
    OK so Bruce Willis delivered a performance with more ham than a pig farmer with a bacon sandwich,but Alan Rickman was the ultimate villain of the 80's.
  • 3. The Money Pit
    Still stand as one of the funniest movies of all time.
  • 2. Back to the Future
    A classic time travel adventure that still provokes a heated debate with the wife.
  • 1. The Evil Dead
    Sam Raimi raised the bar for horror fans to such a level,that it hasn't been surpassed in 20 years.
By: Justin R.
Honorable Mentions: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Romancing The Stone", "Trading Places", "Moonstruck", "Splash", "The Money Pit", "Coming To America", "The Breakfast Club", and so on from the 1980s.
By: Daniel Laruso
By: Edwin
  • 10. The Last Star Fighter
    Top reason why you should spend more quarters at the arcade.
  • 9. Dark Crystal
    Kira is the still the cutest in Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop.
  • 8. Legend
    Choose between the Darkness and Tom Cruise? Easy choice. Darkness!
  • 7. Labyrinth
    Beauty and David Bowie.
  • 6. Electric Dreams
    Be nice to your pc, coz you never know when it will help you compose a love song for your girlfriend.
  • 5. Goonies
    What's more destructive than a pirate ship? Kids on a pirate ship!
  • 4. The Never Ending Story
    2 sequels to date.....will there be a third?
  • 3. War Games
    TIC TAC TOE saves the day.
  • 2. Tron
    Get to know the programs you wrote face to face
  • 1. Princess Bride
    "I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, 'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'"
Manequin, Short Circuit, Gremlins, and the list goes on.
  • 10. Ferris Beulers Day Off
  • 9. 16 Candles
    Another romantic happy movie. I was always so happy when the finally got together....i actually cried once
  • 8. Manequin
    Ohh how i really liked this movie and the theme song. I used to sing it all the time as a child. The part when the black guy said his mom put pennys over his eyes always kinda botherd me??LOL
  • 7. Labrynth
    Very good movie. Me and my sis would always say "Who gots the power, what power?, power of voodoo, who do?, You do, Remind me of the Babe(David Bowie)"
  • 6. Top Gun
    I never actually saw this in the 80s, but i did in the 90s w/ my friend and we would go nutz over Tom Cruise.AAhhh
  • 5. Never Ending Story
    WOW...this was my fav. growing up. i had to fast forward the part when the horse dies...i remember when i fisrt saw it i cried =( But the rest of the movie is wonderful
  • 4. Goonies
    This movie was every kids & teens fantasy....Need i say more???
  • 3. Heathers
    When i first saw this i was young and it was rather deep. I still loved it and its actually pretty funny
  • 2. Earth Girls Are Easy
    This movie is so funny!!Its a spoof of the whole Valley Girl and Surfer boys in Cali.
  • 1. Ghostbusters
    When i was 5 this movie was always in our VCR and when i grew out of it, my lil sister took over watching it over n over...still is great my favorite line..."some moron brought a cugar to a party and it went nuts" LOL
By: Ryan
  • 10. Halloween
    Still scares the hell out of me
  • 9. Lucas
    Great story, best movie Haim ever made maybe?
  • 8. Six Pack
    Really like this one, another young Diane Lane movie
  • 7. Major League
    My favourite baseball movie ever!
  • 6. The Breakfast Club
    "Crackin Skulls"
  • 5. The Secret of My Success
    Still a great motivational movie
  • 4. Vacation
    Gotta love the Griswolds
  • 3. Rocky 4
    How can anyone not root for Rocky Balboa, Rocky 6 I can't wait!
  • 2. Back To The Future Trilogy
    Still an awesome set of movies, MJ Fox at his best
  • 1. Streets of Fire
    Diane Lane, need I say more?
By: JP
By: Katie Rose
  • 10. Space Balls
    its a classic movie that can always make someone laugh. Mel brooks is a god of the comedy writing. They movie was amazing.
  • 9. The Legend Of Billie Jean
    I felt strong feelings for this movie. Something about it dug into my heart and left this like feeling. I think it's great to watch. Joan of arc is amazing and the whole idea of it amazed me. I mean, a lot of people might think its corny but i love this movie. I wish it would be out on DVD.
  • 8. Beatle Juice
    i like, loveeee this movie. lol. its the 80s right. im stupid.
  • 7. Stand By Me
    its so awesome. corey feldman is my man.
  • 6. Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
    oh yeah. i love them. ever so.
  • 5. Pretty In Pink
    i love duckie. i love ottis redding.
  • 4. The Breakfast Club
    super duper
  • 3. The Lost Boys
  • 2. Pee Wees Big Adventure
    I love this movie. Thats all i must say.
  • 1. The Goonies
    It's a wonderful movie that I can watch forever. I love Corey Feldman. They gotta make a part 2, that would be great. I know they are old and stuff. haha. Sloth is sexy.
ummm 80s are awesome. hell yeah. lol. im such a dork, i say the dumbest things but im serious man, 80s amaze me.
By: Anonymous
Honorable Mention- all of the Vacations, Revenge of the Nerds, Footloose, ET, Pretty in Pink, Goonies, Sixteen Candles, Stand By Me.
By: Jerry
  • 10. Aliens
    1986 - This is my favorite movie from the 80's. I loved those aliens and how creepy they were. Makes you wonder what we will find on the estimated 30 billion earth type planets in this galaxy........................
  • 9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    1986 - Bueller, Bueller, Bueller....... That line by Ben Stein is what I remember most, aside from Cameron singing his death song.
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    1985 - Wow, what a movie.
  • 7. Footloose
    1984 - My sister made me go with her and her friends to see this movie. Glad I did, met my wife (not one of her friends, it was the girl working behind the counter) and saw a great movie.
  • 6. Top Gun
    1986 - Tom Cruise sure got alot of people to join the navy that year!
  • 5. Ghost Busters
    1984 - What a movie!
  • 4. Trading Places
    1983 - Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. Oh man, one of the funniest movies ever made.
  • 3. Die hard
    1988 - I love this movie
  • 2. Stakeout
    1987 - Richard Dreyfuss! What more needs to be said?
  • 1. Conan the Barbarian
    1982 - What 80's movie list would be complete with out this?
Movies that don't make the top ten but still are favorites: When Harry met sally, Big, Coming to America, Crocodile Dundee, Terminator, Red Dawn, Beverly Hills Cop, War Games and Time Bandits.
Honorable mentions: Back to the Future; Goonies; Sixteen Candles
By: De'shawn Brown

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