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: Lauren Reardon
I was born in he eighties, and try to relive the eighties almost everyday!
By: Donald Graneto
By: Elana
By: Marisa Davis
  • 10. Lucas
    Cory Haim is adorable as the "nerd" who tries to win the acceptance of his peers. A bit of a tear jerker for some reason.
  • 9. Poltergeist
    Another film that I can see again and again. Great combination of humor and horror. "They're heeere."
  • 8. Raising Arizona
    Very funny.
  • 7. First Born
    Less popular, but a fine film none the less. It's worth seeing. This is Corey Haim's first film.
  • 6. The Goonies
    A film that you can watch again and again (or at least I can). Great for both kids and adults.
  • 5. Gremlins
    I've been watching this movie for as long as I can remember (although it frightened me a bit as a child). I love it!
  • 4. Dream a Little Dream
    Deeper than your average teen flick. Explores the teen years and the golden years. Great soundtrack.
  • 3. The Lost Boys
    Fine cast. Puts a new, hip spin on vampire movies. Great soundtrack.
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    The quintessential 80's teen movie. Very quotable. A must see.
  • 1. Stand By Me
    My all-time favorite film! Very talented cast. Everyone should see this coming of age film.
My list of films and the commentaries written for them are based upon my personal feelings and are not met to upset anyone. I realize that my choices are biased towards particular actors and that I neglect to mention several great films (but space is limited). Please enjoy.
By: Rick
I love them all, that's all I can say
By: Mike
  • 10. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    All around great action/adventure movie. Sean Connery was great as Indy's father.
  • 9. Good Morning, Vietnam
    How Robin Williams didn't win an the Academy Award for this movie, I'll never know. His best movie ever.
  • 8. Caddyshack
    Again...Bill Murray cracks me up...and Rodney is great too.
  • 7. Back to the Future
    One of the few movies I saw with my dad. We both loved it.
  • 6. Stripes
    Bill Murray always cracks me up. Love the character Ox(John Candy)
  • 5. Return of the Jedi
    Best Star Wars movie...old school special FX can sometime be better than the new fangled computer generated ones of today.
  • 4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Can you believe they wanted Tom Seleck to play Indy before Ford...wouldn't have worked.
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    Show teens of the 2000's this movie and they'll all get it. It will also still be relevant to teens in 50-100 years as well.
  • 2. Sixteen Candles
    AMH and Molly Ringwald are great.
  • 1. The Blues Brothers
    Best mix of action, comedy and music. Belushi is a comic genius. Aykroyd is close as well.
Hard list to come up with. I'm sure I'm missing a few that should be in there.
By: Nathan
By: Russ
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By: Mike
  • 10. Clash of the Titans
    Release the Cracken! What a great movie anytime!
  • 9. Godzilla 1985
    Any Godzilla movie is a masterpiece, and this was the only one made in the 80's.
  • 8. Monster Squad
    Kick him in the nards....Wolfmen don't have nards... Whoa..Wolfman's got nards!
  • 7. Rocky IV
    I must break you! Come on little rocky takes out Dalph Lundgrun in Russia, can it get any better?
  • 6. Red Dawn
    Wolverines! I saw this movies almost everyday!
  • 5. Three Amigos
    Sons of motherless goats!
  • 4. Flash Gordon
    Dale I'm using telepathy, over!
  • 3. National Lampoon's Vacation
    Every line in this movie is hilarious.
  • 2. Spaceballs
    What's the matter Colonol Sanders?...Chicken? I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes! Keep firing assholes!
  • 1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Molurum Sugarum...You call him Dr. Jones, doll! Thats no fortune cookie!...Short Round makes this movie the best ever!
My Science Project, The Abyss, Critters, Better off Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Spies Like Us, Return of the Living Dead were also excellent movies. The 80's were truly the best decade for movies.
By: Holly
I Love the 80's!!!!!!!!!!
By: Me
Streep, Lange, Spacek, Field, De Niro, Hoffman... anyone else miss the 80s, dramas with substance and great actors and actresses?!
By: Shakayet Hussain
So much more but these should not be forgotten

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