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. They Live
Horror film. Roddy Piper is the protagonist. He finds boxes of shades that reveals who the aliens are from the humans. Sort of like a satire of the post-modern world.
- 9. Big
Tom Hanks acted superbly on this film! great holiday film!
- 8. Wallstreet
Charlie Sheen and Micheal Douglas. A young ambitious broker get in cahoots with a professional bull rider in the business of scamming people.
- 7. Legend of Billie Jean
Helen Slater, Keith Gordon and Christian Slater makes a dynamic cast on this film! A must have for your collection!
- 6. Can't Buy Me Love
Patrick Dempsey is a geek and tries to be cool in high school. Turns out, he makes a cute geek boy.
- 5. Class
Andrew McCarthy and Rob Lowe. Story of 2 best friends seeing his best friend's mother. I love how a friendship can be torn by just one personal blow.
- 4. Heartburn
Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep worked great in this film! Excellent soundtrack too! A must have for your collection!
- 3. Real Genius
Val Kilmer, such a genius hunk.
- 2. Top Gun
He's hunky in this film.
- 1. Rain Man
Tom Cruise nailed the role of a greedy business man.
My list are based on what I deem is worthy of being in any 80s collection. Its all about great story and great performances.
- 10. The Legend Of Billie Jean
1985; Another one of those classics that you don't know why you love it you just do!
- 9. Great Balls Of Fire
1989; Without a doubt this should be on the list, and I can't believe no one mentioned it sooner!
- 8. Mannequin
1987; Kim Cattrall's best work, I still love her!
- 7. Legend
1985; What can I say, unicorns,elves, and Tom Cruise what else do you need
- 6. Labyrinth
1986; I still have this movie on VHS and I got my nephews hooked. It is timeless, David Bowie is too sexy!
- 5. Hairspray
1988; I was obviously a Ricki Lake fanatic
- 4. Babycakes
1989; One of my all time favorites, big girls rule!
- 3. Teen Witch
1989; "I'm hot and you're not..." I don't know why, it's cheesy but I still love it
- 2. Pump Up The Volume
1990; Actually it just barely missed the 80's but it's still a classic
- 1. The Breakfast Club
1985; Of course, every child of the 80's all time favorite
I have just discovered this site and now I'm hooked. There were so many favorites of mine but, I had to narrow down the list to ten. Special mention to Crybaby 1990, Caveman 1981, Cocktail 1988 and of course St. Elmo's fire!!!!
By: Jeremiah Mann
- 10. Mannequin
gotta love the plot
- 9. Better Of Dead
John Cusack...fav actor
- 8. Class
little known 80's flick but good none the less
- 7. Willow
Well Val Kilmer again...good action
- 6. Real Genius
Val Kilmer was funny as hell in this flick
- 5. Spaceballs
Can't get any funnier than that
- 4. Pretty In Pink
So i had a huge crush on Molly Ringwald sue me
- 3. Back To The Future
Run for it Marty....who the libians holy s****
- 2. Breakfast Club
Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald nuff said
- 1. Say Anything...
Well there's alot of reasons why i mention this movie...It was a love story for all the guys who never thought they could.....We just described every great success story!!!!!!
Overall this may not be all my fav 80's flicks but hey it's a start
- 10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
How can an eighties movie list be complete with out this movie.
- 9. Gleaming the Cube
I really got in to this movie. I bought a skateboard because of Christian Slater. He was so cool in it.
- 8. One Crazy Summer
John Cusack was great in this one. He was also great in Better Off Dead.
- 7. License to Drive
It is one of my all time favorite movies. The Coreys are great in this one.
- 6. The Goonies
How can you not love Chunk doing the Truffle Shuffle.
- 5. War Games
I loved this movie cause of the story. It is also to see the state of the art computer system he has. Not bad fot the eighties though.
- 4. Sixteen Candles
Again Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. John and Joan Cusack are also in this movie they are great.
- 3. The Breakfast Club
Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. It was the classic high school movie of the eighties.
- 2. Back to the Future
This trilogy was great. I think it is Michael J Fox's best roll. I don't think it would have worked without Christopher Lloyd.
- 1. Weird Science
Loved this movie. I still think Anthony Michael Hall is the coolest.
There are so many more movies I want to put, but not enough room. If I could only put my top 50 or 100 it still wouldn't be enough.
my entire life i'll watch these movies over n over! the 80s had the best movies ever!!!
By: Jim Baer
- 10. Breakfast Club
Too cool of a flick. The lipstick scene is awesome.
- 9. Top Gun
Before Tom became a head case and Anthony Edwards had hair.
- 8. She's Having A Baby
Every Dad to be needs to see this flick.
- 7. Red Dawn
I loved this movie, I was in the Army back then.
- 6. Arthur
Come on, Dudley rules! I still quote the lines when I have a few pops.
- 5. 48 Hours
Nick and Eddie, what a team.
- 4. Airplane
Surely this movie has to be included. Its included and quit calling me Shirley. Awesome movie.
- 3. The Big Easy
- 2. The Goonies
Classic, my kids love this movie.
- 1. The Sure Thing
I laughed so hard I almost blew chunks.
I wish I could have made a Top 25 list.
By: Lauren Reardon
love the eighties, i was born in 1982, missed a little at the start of the decade, but managed to catch up!!!!!
By: Johnny F.
- 10. Top Gun
"Yeee hawww Jester's Dead".....
- 9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harrison Ford as Indy is bad ass.....
- 8. Weird Science
Anthony Michael Hall makes this movie very funny and original.
- 7. Lost Boys
Keifer makes the scariest vampire ever.
- 6. Ghostbusters
Bill Murray is hilarious....."cats and dogs living together...it's mass histaria!"
- 5. Back To The Future
- 4. The Breakfast Club
You can't get any more classic than this. High School all over again everytime I watch it.
- 3. The Karate Kid
The true underdog story...and a hot young Elizabeth Shue!
- 2. Stand By Me
A coming of age story that reminds me of my childhood and still brings a tear to my eye at the end!
- 1. The Goonies
Kerri Green as Andy, every young boys wet dream!
This list of movie reminds me of my childhood and always puts a smile on my face when I watch them...They don't make them like these anymore!!!
- 10. Weird Science
- 9. National Lampoons Vacation
- 8. The Lost Boys
- 7. Rocky III
- 6. The Thing
- 5. Friday The 13 Part 3
- 4. Halloween 2
- 3. Porkies
- 2. Losin It
- 1. Last American Virgin
By: Henrique Lopes (Hita)
- 10. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
- 9. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
- 8. Fanny and Alexander
- 7. Once Upon a Time in America
- 6. The Purple Rose Of Cairo
- 5. Raging Bull
- 4. Amadeus
- 3. Hannah and Her Sisters
- 2. Paris, Texas
- 1. Ran
- 10. Escape from New York
If I could be Ferris Bueller by day, I'd want to be Snake Plissken by night. Issac Hayes' big acting risk is adding an eye-twitch. Lots of fun.
- 9. The Thing
I saw this in a theater back-to-back with "Alien" when I was 11. The only time I ever had a move-induced nightmare. Awesome! Good creepy score.
- 8. Repo Man
One of my favorite soundtracks from a movie.
- 7. Romancing the Stone
Any movie that can actually make Michael Douglas likeable and Kathleen Turner somewhat sexy is doing something right. Just pure fun.
- 6. Night of the Comet
Valley girls inherit the Earth after Halley's Comet wipes out everybody. Like, totally!
- 5. Angel
they just don't make good hooker movies anymore. Teen honor student by day and hooker by night story doesnt get much campier.
- 4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
- 3. The Terminator
"I'll be back" should be put on Ah-nold's tombstone
- 2. Wargames
"Greetings Professor Falken." Reagan-era paranoia doesnt get better than this. Such a cool movie that ABC designed its election night studio after the NORAD war room. Added bonus: Ally Sheedy doing a split.
- 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
who didn't want to be as cool as Ferris? I'm still wondering why Abe Frohman never showed up for his lunch reservation.
- 10. The 'Burbs
who does not want to discover that their neighbor are killers
- 9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- 8. The Sure Thing
again john cusack was great
- 7. Say Anything.....
love anything by john cusack
- 6. Modern Girls
three great leading ladies and hot double character
- 5. Sixteen Candles
you can't pick your family is or who you fall in love but sam still made out okay and got the guy john cusack was in this which was cool
- 4. St. Elmo's Fire
this movie is about moving in and growing up all the cast wasnts to do survive to the next day with the help of thier friends
- 3. The Breakfast Club
an all star cast. the five sterotypes in this movie everyone could relate to one time or another
- 2. Better Off Dead
another john cusack. at first you want him to get back with beth then monquie steels your herat and his and want them to end up together
- 1. One Crazy Summer
john cusack as "hoops" is great you can not see anyone eles as him.
all this movies defind the movie industy of the 80's
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