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. Back To The Future
- 9. Revenge Of The Nerds
- 8. Aliens(1986)
Wow, what a scary ride.
- 7. Caddyshack (1980)
Bill Murray is a genius.
- 6. Real Genius (1985)
A movie where the smart kids are cool.
- 5. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Mary Stuart Masterson.......
- 4. Willow (1988)
A classic example of the Good vs Evil struggle with a mixture of romance, adventure and fantasy, good combination.
- 3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Overall one of my all time favorates; a goofy, feel good comedy.
- 2. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back(1980)
Far and away one of the best musical scores in a movie.
- 1. The Goonies (1985)
All time favorite movie; a classic 80's adventure for kids.
Revenge of the Nerds nearly snuck in there too.
Honorable mentions: Rain Man, The Monster Squad, The Empire Strikes Back, Willow, The Dark Crystal, Raging Bull, First Blood, Beetlejuice, Platoon, The Thing, Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3, Labyrinth, RoboCop, Blade Runner, The NeverEnding Story, Evil Dead 2, Videodrome, The Fly (1986), Heavy Metal, Full Metal Jacket, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, Predator, E.T., Aliens, Airplane!, The Shining, Caddyshack.
- 10. Money Can't Buy You Love
Last but not least- 00 buys you A LOT!
- 9. Some Kind of Wonderful
Another one that is sometimes overlooked.
- 8. Mannequin
It could happen. :)
- 7. Secret of My Success
Some people forget this one. It should NEVER be forgotten.
- 6. Footloose
Better Watch that attitude Boy!
- 5. Goonies
Another one that speaks for itself.
- 4. 16 Candles
No more Yanky my Wankee.
- 3. Ferris Buellers Day Off
Every kids dream day off.
- 2. Better Off Dead
I want my !!!
- 1. Breakfast Club
The classic movie that should need NO debate.
- 10. Outrageous Fortune
This was a funny buddy movie.
- 9. Big
This is a funny movie about a boy who wishes to be an adult instantly, and gets his wish.
- 8. Terms of Endearment
This is a well-acted movie, and is a tearjerker toward the end.
- 7. Big Business
This was a hilarious movie about 2 sets of twins that were switched at birth.
- 6. Pretty in Pink
I still consider this Molly Ringwald's best movie. It's great!
- 5. Top Gun
This is the first movie that I saw Tom Cruise in. He is at his best in Top Gun.
- 4. Steel Magnolias
This hilarious movie has 6 great actresses in it, icluding a then unknown Julia Roberts.
- 3. National Lampoon's Vacation
Chevy Chase is hiarious as Clark Griswold!
- 2. Ghostbusters
Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, and Harold Ramis are hilarious together! Ghostbusters II wasn't nearly as good.
- 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
This movie is hilarious! Matthew Broderick does such a great job in it, he seems to be typecast as Ferris!
- 10. Back To The Future
A good movie about this kid going back in time to save his Future.
- 9. Dirty Dancing
A great movie about Love and dancing.
- 8. The Lost Boys
A great vampire movie..it show how vampire use to be like before the twilight thing came out.A really vampire that can't walk in day light.
- 7. Dead Poet Society
This movie is about a group of boys that start a club.
- 6. The Goonies
A really Cool movie with some kids a.k.a The Goonies..Go on a adventure to find one eyed Willie treasure to save there town.
- 5. Weird Scince
A funny...Movie about two boys that can't get any girls to go out with them so they make one!
- 4. The Breakfast Club
A Funny story about five young teens...In detention realizing it really does not matter if your popular,geek,Jock,Rebel or just plain weird;that if you are a fun person to be around and you like hang or talking to them then they are your friend.
- 3. Young Guns
A great western movie that is funny but yet sad at the same time. If you like the first one check out the second one.
- 2. The Outsiders
The outsiders is a great movie telling how hard it was for these young boys to grow up as a greaser.
- 1. Stand By Me
The Best movie ever made.Its a sad,Funny,Loving movie it moves the hearts of everyone.
I love the 80's a lot and im only the age of 14 but i know the 80's have some of the best movies ever!!!!
- 10. The Right Stuff (1983)
Philip Kaufman's extraordinary film based on Tom Wolfe's 1979 novel. Visually stunning and simular to 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- 9. The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)
Another masterpeice from Martin Scorsese, a profound film (and controversial) about the last day's of Christ's life.
- 8. Sid And Nancy (1986)
Brilliant performance's from Oldman and Chloe Webb, show's the downfall of rock star Sid Vicious and the effect of drug's and addiction.
- 7. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
A harrowing, tragic film from Kubrick. Explain's the physical and mental toll of war.
- 6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
One of those homerun's that are hit every once in a blue moon. A rare animated film because it's mostly adult's who enjoy the film as opposed to children.
- 5. Ran (1985)
Akira Kurosawa's last great film. Very simular to Kurosawa's masterpeice, Seven Samurai.
- 4. Shoah (1985)
An extrodinary (and long) documentary film that consist's of interview's with survivor's of the Holocost.
- 3. Do The Right Thing (1989)
The best film about rascial tension. Spike Lee's best joint to date.
- 2. Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Sergio Leone's finest film. Span's five decade's of a man's life and is torn between his life as a criminal and his friendship's.
- 1. Raging Bull (1980)
One of the best films ever made, a film that show's a man's anger, frustration and brute force which send's him into a downword spiral. A masterpeice.
Other film's worth mentioning would be: Blue Velvet (1986), Scarface (1983), Amadeus (1984), Blood Simple (1984), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), My Dinner With Andre (1981), My Left Foot (1989).
- 10. The Breakfast Club
John Bender: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?
- 9. Silver Bullet
Uncle Red: You guys wanna know what I think? Marty Coslaw: No, we just called you out here to admire your pretty little face. Uncle Red: You better watch your mouth, you're on thin ice with me son.
- 8. 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 @$$ off in some butt-ugly red Mustang.
- 7. Stand By Me
how do you know if a Frenchman's been in your backyard?...your garbage cans are empty and your dog's pregnant! -Chris
- 6. Pretty In Pink
Duckie: We don't have none of this stuff in the boy's room! Wait a minute! We don't got none of this... we don't got doors on the stalls in the boy's room, we don't have, what is this? What's this? We don't have a candy machine in the boy's room!
- 5. Lucas
Lucas: Are you referring to the size of my penis? Bruno: Yeah, I am. Lucas: With a flaccid penis, it's the number of folds that count. Besides, I'm not semi-erect like some of you guys here. Bruno: What did you say? Lucas: A University of Chicago study. You can tell the fags in a warm shower by who's got the longest dong. Hey, yours seems to be growing even now. Bruno: The h*ll it is! Lucas: It IS, look!
- 4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Cameron Fry: The 1961 Ferrari, two-fifty GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion . . . Ferris Bueller: It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.
- 3. The Lost Boys
"It's that girl from the boardwalk. Is she one of them? She's one of them! And don't tell me it doesn't make her a bad person, Mike."
- 2. Sixteen Candles
"Last Night At The Dance My Brother Paid 5 bucks To See Your Underwear."
- 1. License To Drive
"An innocent girl, a harmless drive. What could possibly go wrong?"
Awesome 80s movies, I'm sure everyone would enjoy them(:
- 10. Airplane
Excuse me stewardess I speak jive. Cut me some slack jack!
- 9. Police Academy
Michael Winslow the sound effects master!!
- 8. Sixteen Candles
What's Happening Hot Stuff! HaHa!! Long Duk Dong
- 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Everybody has this one in their collection above 30 year's old. "Go Piss Up a Flagpole". HaHa!!
- 6. Stripes
Bill Murray was funny as hell!! There she was just a walking down the street sand Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do!!
- 5. Beverly Hills Cop
Not the banana in the tailpipe trick again!
- 4. Goonies
Rocky Road!!! and The Truffle Shuffle!
- 3. The Empire Stikes Back
I am C3PO!
- 2. Stir Crazy
That's right we bad!! Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor one of the baddest tag teams in the 80's.
- 1. Scarface
You wanna Play Rough? O K A Y!! I'm Still Standing!!!
- 10. The Breakfast Club
A classic favorite.
- 9. Anna To The Infinite Power
It was this crazy movie I liked as a kid about this girl that finds out she was part of a cloning experiment. I don't know how it stands the test of time, but back then, it was like, "Ooooo, freaky!"
- 8. Grease 2
Yeah, it is supposed to suck, but it rocked! I knew all the words to all the songs!
- 7. The Last Unicorn
I was enchanted by this kiddie movie.
- 6. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Classic and early, early 80s so that it seems kind of 70s.
- 5. Dead Poets Society
- 4. Beaches
Yeah, I'm a sap. Friendship movie extraordinaire.
- 3. Can't Buy Me Love
I love it that so many people know this one. I thought it never got its due back in the day among the teen movies. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out.
- 2. Dirty Dancing
What can ya say? Baby, baby, Swayze, Swayze.
- 1. St. Elmo's Fire
What a movie! I've lost count how many times I've seen it. It will never get old. It carries a great message (by a great cast) that post-college is one of the hardest times to be faced in one's life.
- 10. Rocky series....
Music, fights, and politics. Need I say more?
- 9. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
"I got this pick at a Rolling Stones concert ...."
- 8. Flashdance
like over 25 years later and the music still moves me.
- 7. Full Metal Jacket
"Choke yourself, Pvt Pyle. Not with your hand! WITH MY HAND!"
- 6. Uncommon Valor
"We call him Sailor because he'd take uppers and red wine then just sail away."
- 5. Radiers Of The Lost Ark
"Doc-ah Jones Doc-cah Jones! You a HA HA funny guy!"
- 4. Empire Strikes Back
"I've altered the deal. Pray I don't alter it further"
- 3. The Three Amigos
"you shot the invoisible man" *lifts arm and drops* poof of dust "Yep, he's dead"
- 2. Spaceballs
" I'm a Mog. I'm my own best friend!"
- 1. Platoon
80's Horror was the best, Rocky theme song inspires me, and to sum it all up, I wish I was part of the Brat-Pack.
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