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: Madison
  • 10. PeeWee's Big Adventure
    Funny move.Good move.
  • 9. Uncle Buck
    I always see this move on Disney.Great move.
  • 8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Harrison Ford is the best Indiana Jones they could find.I almost got name Indiana Jone for first and middle name.
  • 7. Star Wars 4-6
    I love these movies too.I don't know what to say.They are action-pacted.I just love them.
  • 6. Pretty In Pink
    When ever I see this on HBO I only see the tail end of it and I am so mad about that.Duckie is the BEST!
  • 5. The Breakfast Club
    I have never seen this move all the way through but the parts I have seen are great.
  • 4. Back To The Future
    I love these movies!Marty McFly is a great character.I love Doc.He is so cool. "You Irish Bug!"
  • 3. Stand By Me
    I watch this movie every time I go to this friend's house.To good for words.
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    When ever I watch this movie I say every single line.I don't know how many times I have seen it but I laugh every time I do.
  • 1. The Goonies
    I just got done watching this movie.Love it.One of the best.All the characters are great. "First ya got to do the Truffle Shuffle."Mouth is the best!
I didn't know how to put all of these movies into order.I think all of them should be numer two and The Goonies be number one like it is.:)
By: jean marie(f)
By: Casper
By: tom
Honourable mentions: Sophie's Choice, Manhunter, Mississippi Burning, Blue Velvet, The Thing, Escape From new York, Top Gun
By: Sara
  • 10. Pretty in Pink
  • 9. Some Kind of Wonderful
  • 8. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    A totally cheesy typical 80's dance film
  • 7. Shag: The Movie
    I watched the tape every night! It was the cutest, cheesiest movie ever!
  • 6. Working Girl
    Great acting and total feel-good girl-power film
  • 5. Say Anything...
    John Cusack, enough said!
  • 4. Cocktail
    Tom Cruise was HOT!!
  • 3. Sixteen Candels
    What I wouldn't do to have Jake Ryan waiting for me like that!
  • 2. Flashdance
    The most influential movie of the 80's.
  • 1. Dirty Dancing
    There is nothing better than watching that last scene..NOTHING!!
By: Jon
  • 10. ET
    The must see movie of its time...way ahead of anything else seen before......made reese pieces famous
  • 9. Arthur
    Who couldn't like a movie about a complete drunk who was filthy rich...made the lower class full of drunks not feel so bad about themselves
  • 8. Stir Crazy
    We Bad , We Bad....nothing else to say there - Richard Pryor / Gene Wilder - geniuses
  • 7. Blues Brothers
    John Belushi....nuff said
  • 6. Karate Kid
    The Rocky of the 80s , complete with underachieving kid who against all odds wins the big match and proves himself.....and that swan kick was the thing of legend
  • 5. Back To The Future
    Gave the word McFly to the english language...the sequels weren't even that bad....might be the 3rd best trilogy behind godfather and star wars
  • 4. Rocky 3
    Mr T alone made this movie worth seeing more than one time....but does anyone really think Mr T wouldnt pity the fool ?
  • 3. 16 candles
    Teen angst at its best...when Anthony Michael Hall gets with the hottie , made tons of young guys have hope
  • 2. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Just for the pool scene alone this makes it ...but Sean Penn would also put it in the top 10 !! Aloha Mr Hand
  • 1. Goonies
    This movie has it all !!! Comedy , drama and action - and Sloth.....
By: Tiffany
All of these movies are great 80's movies along with...Revenge of the Nerds, Beaches, Three Men and A Little Baby and Lady, Working Girl, The Breakfast Club, The Last Unicorn, Legend, Indiana Jone's movies, The Lost Boys, Fright Night, Sixteen Candles, Splash,etc....
By: Ann Williams
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By: Christy-IN-USA
I also enjoyed these movies as well: Indiana Jones series, She's out of Control, Breakfast Club, Empire Strikes Back, Beetlejuice, Real Genius, Baby Boom, Firestarter, Star Trek series(except 5), Commando, Conan, & Ladyhawk(music sucks)
By: Jackie
  • 10. Stand By Me
  • 9. Top Gun
  • 8. Terrminator
    The affects were above any other for its time
  • 7. Ghoustbusters
  • 6. Big
  • 5. ET
    Had my crying for weeks, but a great flick
  • 4. Pretty In Pink
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    Awesome movie!
  • 2. Ferris Bular's Day Off
  • 1. Goonies
    I can't even begin to start bout this movie! So many great lines..Deffinatly my favorite movie of ALL time
By: Birdo
By: Tim
  • 10. UHF
    weird al yankovic. Need I say more?
  • 9. lucas
    corey haim, charlie sheen, and wynonna ryder in an early teen drama about fitting in a fleeting romances
  • 8. Empire Of The Sun
    A truly great drama that was never really appreciated
  • 7. Wall Street
    probabley the m
  • 6. Black Rain
    we discovered how dark the japanese mafia was
  • 5. To Live And Die In La
    this movie made counterfeiting cool
  • 4. Risky Business
    I still slide around in my undies
  • 3. Secret Of Nimah
    this cartoon definitely established the fact that books were so cool they came out with a movie
  • 2. Cloak And Dagger
    kinda of corny but didn't we all imagine our toy soldiers coming to life?
  • 1. Wall Street
    One of the greatest depiction of eightie's greed and idealism
There are thousands of movies I would like to find and watch all over again. As a youth, I only experienced the later part of the eighties. I wish I could experience it all over again.
By: Jon
  • 10. Empire Strikes Back
    The best of the trilogy !! Reached quite a climax with Lando turning the tables on Han....Billy Dee had such an underated part in this film...Return of the Jedi was pale in comparison...
  • 9. Karate Kid
    While some may say it is just the Rocky of this generation..I agree in some ways.....gave us Wax on Wax off...which people still say today
  • 8. Footloose
    How did all those kids who had never danced before become such excellant dancers ??? Great movie that combined music to the movie to make it memorable
  • 7. Stand By Me
    Even though it is set in an earlier time...its still a great 80s flick....classic ensemble cast of 4 buddies on a road trip with memorable scenes in between of finding the destination
  • 6. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    This is what people will remember about the 80s !! the clothes , the slang , the people and hanging out at the mall....Aloha Mr Hand
  • 5. Midnight Madness
    Maybe not the biggest film people remember...but I thought it was awesome....story of 5 teams running around los angeles figuring out clues on how to reach a final destination....starred Michael J Fox and Flounder from Animal House..and the guy from american werewolf..I think his name is David Naughton
  • 4. Back to the Future
    Wonderful film that still holds up today...the lil hints in 1955 at what could happen in 1985 are classic
  • 3. The Goonies
    Amazing movie....great ensemble of characters....between the Goonies and the Fratellis....
  • 2. The Toy
    Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason ...winning combo right there without even talking about the movie - and when Pryor became the human toy in the dept store with the wonder wheel....classic
  • 1. Diner
    It may be because I grew up in Baltimore , but I will always have a place in my heart for this film - it reminds me alot of what my parents told me about growing up in Baltimore...and the wedding with the colts fight song and blue and white balloons is classic
By: Angie
  • 10. St. Elmo's Fire
    Also a wonderful Brat Pack movie. I enjoyed it very much and hope that many other people did too.
  • 9. Stand By Me
    Fabulous. Amazing actors. It stands the tests of time in my opinion.
  • 8. Sixteen Candles
    Very good movie. I wish my 16th birthday was like the end of that movie. Jake Ryan is beautiful. haha.
  • 7. Pretty in Pink
    Duckie is my favorite. He should have gotten Andy in the end.
  • 6. Ferris Buellers Day Off
    This movie changed my life. Great times definatly.
  • 5. The Breakfast Club
    I always wanted detention to be like that. Too bad it's not.
  • 4. The Goonies
    Fabulous, coming of age movie. Favorite movie when I was little.
  • 3. Top Gun.
    Young Tom Cruz. Goose is my favorite, very funny and witty. Except when he dies, I cried.
  • 2. Dream A Little Dream
    very interesting. Fun too watch with friends. ("Dinger right? Yah me Dinger, you Bobby. Me look cool, you look like shit pal, It's alright we'll make it a fashion statement".)
  • 1. The Lost Boys
    what can I say, The coreys .. get any better? I feel one of the best they ever did, also one one of the best vampire movies..Definatly a coming of age movie
By: Michael
  • 10. Friday The 13th Series
    Jason is hard to kill because he is unstop attacking Zombie living machine. And I can't wait to look forward to see Jason v.s Freddy movie.
  • 9. The Goonies
    I like that part of the boy who play role Chuck and with huge sloth man. I think Chuck did funny and eating with group of his friends.
  • 8. The Uncle Buck
    I really like John Candy to do funny and lovely upon with the girl who play role older neice. And also he make a huge Pancake for one his's nephew's Brithday breakfast WOW!. He passed away long ago and I really do like him very much plus I miss him too.
  • 7. E.T
    Great lovely movie and sad of the Little creature had to leave home at the end and great music too.
  • 6. The Flight Navigator
    Good view movie I ever image the boy could ride cool sliver space. Make friend to Max who talking robot to controling the boy's mind. Plus great song at the end while riding around the view outside.
  • 5. Die Hard
    Bruce Willis was excellent cop for only one person do all the bad guys down to save entire people by himself.
  • 4. Predator
    Aronld did a great job for attacking of huge Alien from outer space who land on earth and try take over the peoples bone collections.
  • 3. Aliens
    One of the great movie i ever seen of all time.
  • 2. Indiana Jones Series
    Harrsion Ford one the best action of the flim and can't wait to see another fourth one.
  • 1. Star Wars series
    One is my favorite action and story of making pattern plot of all time. And great Sci-fi fun flim too. The new epoide 1 and 2 are good too.
I wonder what happen to E.T if come back again part 2. and I will looking forward to it to see it part 2 like back to see Elliot who already grown up with his sister role by Drew Barrymore. What about The Goonies 2?. And how about Flight Navigator 2?.
By: kylie
  • 10. Dirty Dancing
    ahh patrick swayze. hes such a great dancer. i wish my name was francis.
  • 9. Some Kind Of Wonderful
    this says never give up on that one person you truly want. then, it turns out to be your best friend. fairytale ending.
  • 8. Ferris Beullers' Day Off
    wow. what can i say? its something that everyone wants to do..skip school and not get caught.
  • 7. The Breakfast Club
    saturday detentions can be a lot of fun when you fall in love, piss people off, criticise each other, and dance in the library? its a great movie.
  • 6. Better Off Dead
    who would dump john cusack? he may be a little obsessed with beth, but ya know, hes a nice guy.
  • 5. Pretty In Pink
    another classic movie with of course, molly ringwald. its just a great story. i like it a lot.
  • 4. Top Gun
    tom cruise..what more do you have to say?
  • 3. Say Anything
    everyone knows the scene when john cusack holds up the boom box. in your eyes is the perfect song for this moment..and when they were in the car.
  • 2. Risky Business
    i absolutely love TOM CRUISE. this is one of his best films ever. i love it when he dances in his underwear. ;)
  • 1. Sixteen Candles
    classic 80s teen movie. everyone loves it. you can learn from this movie. john cusack looked pretty good in this movie too. even though he was a geek.
80s movies are great. even though im 15, i think that these were the best movies made. people just dont appreciate the movies or the music of the 80s. also mentioning : steel magnolias, back to the future, footloose, big, national lampoon's vaca., a christmas story, adventures in babysitting, nightmare on elm street, the blues brothers, an officer and a genleman, porky's, splash, stand by me, the princess bride, beetlejuice, et, big, rock n roll high school,the goonies, weird science, terminator, weekend at bernies

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