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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  • 10. House of Games
    Obscure movie with amazing plot twist!
  • 9. Ran
    Arguably the greatest director of all-time, Akira Kurosawa.
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    Of course...THE movie that defined the 80's.
  • 7. The Black Stallion
    A children's classic. How Mickey Rooney didn't win the Oscar, you tell me.
  • 6. The Color Purple
    Yes, I cried at the end.
  • 5. The Right Stuff
    Over three and a half hours long, but who's counting? Was THAT good.
  • 4. Star 80
    Tragic story of Dorothy Stratton.
  • 3. Raider of the Lost Ark
    The greatest action movie of all time.
  • 2. Sid and Nancy
    Great performance by Gary Oldman - still his best role.
  • 1. Return of the Jedi
    Opened exactly six years to the day Star Wars was released. I remember the lines!
So many movies, but those are just a few from the top of my head.
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  • 10. Heathers
    I saved one of the best for last. This has got to be the most quotable movie ever made. That takes talent.
  • 9. The Breakfast Club
    Another perrenial favorite.
  • 8. La Bamba
    I love any movie that makes me cry. And this movie does it every time.
  • 7. The Outsiders
    All they wanted was to belong. ok, that was corny. I really have no idea why this movie holds such a special place in my heart.
  • 6. Heaven Help Us
    I'll admit it. For a short time I had a crush on Andrew McCarthy.
  • 5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Do I really need to explain?
  • 4. Legend of Billie Jean
    One of those great really bad movies. Christian Slater was soooo cute. And that Pat Benetar song. So ridiculous, but so good.
  • 3. Adventures in Babysitting
    "Don't f@#$ with the lords of hell!" "Don't f@#$ with the babysitter!" - nuf said.
  • 2. Rags to Riches
    ok, so this was a tv movie based on a tv show, but it still rules as one of my forever faves. I guess I'm a sucker for cheesy remakes of 60's songs.
  • 1. Say Anything...
    Wow, what girl didn't want a Lloyd Dobbler of her own? This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Dare I say perfect. Though I could do without Ione Skye.
Teen Witch, Little Darlings, Mac and me, Sixteen Candles, Fast times..., Mystic Pizza, Foxes, Girls Just Wanaa Have Fun, and a personal fave...The Worst Witch.
By: Kayleigh
  • 10. One Crazy Summer
    Summer Vacations Rules!!!!!
  • 9. InnerSpace
    Fantastic Voyage Eat Your Heart Out! Cause Martin Short is in this Sci-Fi Comedy!!!!
  • 8. Back To The Beach
    The 2 stars from those 60 beach movies return. with music by Fishbone, David Bowie,& Pee Wee Herman!!!!
  • 7. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    Movies For Girls are very awesome.
  • 6. Tapeheads
    Music Videos Are Hottest things in the world.
  • 5. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Excellent this so cool.
  • 4. Back To The Future
    I like going back in time.
  • 3. Ghostbusters
    It's The Best Horror/ Comedy Film Of All Time!!!!
  • 2. GoBots: Battle Of The Rocklords
    This Movie Is very Awesome Rock & Roll!!!
  • 1. Transformers The Movie
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  • 10. License To Drive
    (1988)Featuring Corey Haim & Corey Feldman. Features a young Heather Graham. BTW, I'm not a fan of those two actors, but I also like "The Lost Boys".
  • 9. Chained Heat
    (1983) A "women in prison' film featuring Linda Blair from "The Exorcist".
  • 8. Heavy Metal
  • 7. One Of The Guys
  • 6. True Stories
    (1986) A satire from David Bryne from The Talking Heads.
  • 5. The Concrete Jungle
    (1982) The ultimate "women in prison" flick.
  • 4. Krush Groove
    (1985) A hip hop classic for all fans of old school hip hop!!! With appearances of Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, The Fat Boys, Sheila E., New Edition, Kurtis Blow, and more.
  • 3. UHF
    (1989) Featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic & a then unkown Michael Richards.
  • 2. The Legend of Billie Jean
  • 1. Valley Girl
    (1983) The most underrated '80's teen flick. Featured a young Nicolaus Cage.
Top 10 cult classics from the 1980's. Leaving out notable classics like "Pretty In Pink", "Back To The Future", "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", "Trading Spaces", "Risky Business", "Footloose", "48 Hrs", etc.
By: Sue
  • 10. Howard the Duck
    Stupid, I know. But what's better than Leah Thompson with a talking duck who I think she sleeps with!
  • 9. The Shining
    Not a big scary movie fan, but this one is awesome. It's terrifying and sort of artsy.
  • 8. A Christmas Story
    classic classic classic.... doesn't a 24 hour long marathon on Christmas Eve pretty much say it all!
  • 7. Sixteen Candles
    Adorable!!! Made me anticipate, yet sort of fear, turning 16.
  • 6. Dirty Dancing
    This one is great. It's like every girl's fantasy come true! It makes you want to get up and dance, and even try that crazy lift!
  • 5. Labyrinth
    This was my favorite childhood movie. David Bowie is mystifying, and the movie is just one amazing fantasy.
  • 4. The Princess Bride
    It's a fairy tale! There's not much better than watching Cary Ewes, especially when he whispers, "As you wish".... oooo!!!
  • 3. Some Kind Of Wonderful
    Not very popular, but soooooo good! I love Eric Stoltz, and he is awesome in this.
  • 2. Say Anything...
    One of the greatest characters of all time: Lloyd Dobler as an eternal optimist in love!!!! This one is so beautiful.
  • 1. Pretty in Pink
    This movie has something that no other movie ever made has.... DUCKY!!! He's amazing, like truly amazing. And Andrew McCarthy and James Spader are terrific as well. I have just one problem with this, Andie makes the totally wrong choice at the end!!!
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  • 10. Shock Treatment
    Mistakingly said to be the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which it isn't. Though, it's still fun to watch and sing to.
  • 9. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
    I have always wanted E.T. as a friend.
  • 8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Another childhood favorite.
  • 7. The Breakfast Club
  • 6. The Goonies
    Oh, I grew up wanting to be a Goonie.
  • 5. Forbidden Zone
    My second favorite cult classic. Actually filmed between 1978 and 1979 and released in 1980.
  • 4. Clue
    "Yes, I did it. I killed Yvette. I hated her...SO... much. I-it-it the it flame. Flames-FLAMES...on the side of my face. Breathing, breathle-heaving breaths. Heaving--"
  • 3. Back to the Future
    The ultimate time-travelling flim.
  • 2. A Christmas Story
    A must watch at Christmas. Hell, anytime of the year will do.
  • 1. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
    A great example of bad 80's movies.
I'm a big fan of 80's films because most of them were so bad that you just gotta love 'em. Honorable mentions: Night of the Creeps, Day of the Dead, Big, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, Top Gun, Heathers, Footloose, Weekend at Bernie's, The Princess Bride, The Lost Boys, and The Shining.
By: amanda
  • 10. Ghostbusters
  • 9. Return Of The Jedi
  • 8. Empire Strikes Back
  • 7. When Harry Met Sally
    i <333333 this movie.
  • 6. Princess Bride
    the humor in this movie is unforgettable. MY NAME IS ENIGO MONTOYA. YOU KILLED MY FATHER. PREPARE TO DIE. ahh...the memories.
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    an awesome teen flick!
  • 4. Stand By Me
    awesome movie. i love river phoenix in this. just a great film overall.
  • 3. Breakfast Club
    amazing how a movie set in a school library could tie in ALL of the aspects of a great film.
  • 2. The Outsiders
    who could forget this movie? DO IT FOR JOHNNY! hottest cast ever. patrick swayze, matt dillon, c. thomas howell, ralph macchio, tom cruise, rob lowe...the list goes on.
  • 1. Karate Kid
    i just love this movie. everything isn't very well acted and it's quite corny but i just love it. it doesn't feel like it needs to add profanity to appeal to their core audience, it just tells the story and i love this movie. not to mention, ralph macchio is a TOTAL babe

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