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: Tamara Stone
By: Britton W. Dicks Jr.
  • 10. Sword And The Sorcerer
    That 3 bladed sword that could launch it's blade was the best!
  • 9. Time Bandits
    Really weird fantasy/time travel movie made by some Monty Python guys.
  • 8. Conan The Barbarian
    Arnold Swarzaneger-"Crush your enemies".
  • 7. Labyrinth
    David Bowie as the Goblin King. He was actually pretty good in this.
  • 6. Lost Boys
    This movie was just really cool.
  • 5. Dragonslayer
    Maybe the onlt Fantasy ever made that was serious and not light-hearted.
  • 4. Legend
    Tom Cruise's only good movie IMO. Ridley Sctt (director) really had some great scenery in this movie
  • 3. E.T.
    This is the ultimate movie to say you grew up in the '80's.
  • 2. River's Edge
    Starring an almost unknown (at the time) Keanu Reeves, but the show was made great by the superb acting of Crispin Glover who played Layne. Very dark, atmospheric movie.
  • 1. Willow
    I love this movie like no other. It's just magical, and non-stop adventure. Warwick Davis is a great actor.
As you can see, most of my fave movies are Fantasy, and that's the way it should be. The '80's had the best fantasy films.
By: anna
  • 10. Teen Wolf
    mmmmiiichhaaaael jj fooooooxxxxx
  • 9. Casulaties Of War
    michaaaeeeeeellllllll jjjj foxxxxxx
  • 8. Sercret Of My Sucess
    mmmmmmmmmiiiiiiiiiiccchaaaaelll jjjjj fffoooooooxxxxx
  • 7. Breakfast Club
    mollllllllllllyyyyyyyy rrrriiinnngggwalldd
  • 6. Ferris Buellers Day Off !!!!
    matthew broderick is sssssssssooooooooooooooooo fffffiiiiiiiiiiinnnneeeeee
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    molly ringwald!!!!!
  • 4. Back To The Future 2
    even more......michael j fox
  • 3. High School Usa
    more..........michael j fox
  • 2. Valley Girl
    like this is like the totally best girl movie ever, dudettes!!!
  • 1. Back To The Future
    michael j fox michael j fox michael j fox and more..........michael j fox!!!!!!
i llllluuuvvvvv the 80s!!!!!!!!especially michhhheall jjjj fooox
By: Durby
By: Andrew ''tootie'' Carden
  • 10. Empire Strikes Back
  • 9. Haunted Honeymoon
    Don't have a normal honeymoon... have a haunted honeymoon!!!
  • 8. Facts Of Life Down Under
    The sequel to the classic TV movie.
  • 7. First Family
    Tired of Bill and the gang??? Well you may want to see this one.
  • 6. Repossessed
    Are you being possessed by the devil??? Then call the preists that can do the job... Leslie Neilson and Anthoney Starke.
  • 5. The Facts Of Life Goes To Paris
    Have you been waiting for the girls to go on the big screen??? Well, it may not be on the big screen, but it will teach you the facts of life.
  • 4. C.H.U.D
    Monsters underneath your backyard??? Call the guys who can take them down... The C.H.U.D men.
  • 3. Sixteen Candles
    Is it your sixteenth birthday??? Do you feel depressed??? Watch Sixteen candles and you will see what can happen on your 16th birthday.
  • 2. Clue
    Are you tired of those too scary slasher filcks??? Watch Clue and you'll see what you get when you mix slapstick with it.
  • 1. 9 to 5
    Had a bad day at work??? Why not sit down and watch how these ladies make their bad days super.
By: Hallowen
By: Lauren Burgess
  • 10. Rumble Fish
    One of the best movies done in the early 80's.With hot actor Matt Dillon and sexy actress Diane Lane
  • 9. Youngblood
    Great sporty movie with hotties like Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe.
  • 8. Soul Man
    A great comedy with hotty C.Thomas Howell and Rae Dawn Chong.
  • 7. Knight Moves
    Thriller/Horror with beautiful actress Diane Lane and actor Christopher Lambert.
  • 6. The Breakfast Club
    spicy movie about teens with hot actors such as Emilio Estevez.
  • 5. Red Dawn
    An 80's War movie with Patrick Swayze, C.Thomas Howell, Jenifer Grey, Charlie Sheen and Lea Thompson
  • 4. The Other Sister
    A recent movie with Juliette Lewis staring in it. The most Talented and Gorgeous Actress ever. ever.
  • 3. The Hitcher
    The most gruesom and horrofying movie of the 80's. With the sexiest actor C.THOMAS HOWELL as Jim Halsey.
  • 2. Dirty Dancing
    The best dance movie ever written. With a perfect couple like Patrick Swayze and Jenifer Grey.
  • 1. The Outsiders
    The best movie I have ever seen... With babes like C.THOMAS HOWELL, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise.
I have the best taste in actors :)
By: Tony
By: Tony
this is my second list, because ten is just not enough to list all of my favorites, i don't even think twenty would be enough
By: Stefanie
  • 10. Clue
    One of the most ingenius movies ever made! When it was at the theaters, you could choose which ending you wanted to see. The video version has all three endings.
  • 9. When Harry Met Sally
    One of the best "date movies" of all time and one you can watch over and over again and find something new everytime.
  • 8. Footloose
    The original dance movie and the one with by far the best soundtrack.
  • 7. Uncle Buck
    Again, John Candy always steals the show in any movie he is in but a younger Maculey Culkin gives him a run for his money.
  • 6. Adventures in Babysitting
    All teenage girls were hoping they would never go through what Elisabeth Shue went through during this movie. However, being a heroine sounded pretty good to me.
  • 5. The 'burbs
    Before Tom Hanks was an Oscar winning actor, he was a comedian who made this movie one of my all time favorites.
  • 4. The Great Outdoors
    Anything with John Candy is a classic but this was by far his funniest flick.
  • 3. My Bloody Valentine
    A somewhat unknown horror flick that is set around the holiday of love. This movie contains a human killer and not a monster which makes it very scary!
  • 2. Goonies
    The ultimate adventure. Even as an adult, I wish I could experience an adventure like they did.
  • 1. Dirty Dancing
    This is one of those movies that is so good, it makes you wished you had lived it!
By: jl
the 80's was the best decade(for movies as well)
By: Jimmy Sanderson
  • 10. Red Dawn
    A pretty scary show, but great action and as kids you would watch Red Dawn and then go out and play like you were Jed, Matt and the gang taking out the Russians.
  • 9. Princess Bride
    A great story. Plus Andre the Giant is in it.
  • 8. Ghostbusters
    Great show that has some classic scenes, like Winston breaking out with "I've seen s*** that will turn you white" to the mayor.
  • 7. Pretty in Pink
    Has a killer soundtrack and again is another great high school show from the 80's
  • 6. Sixteen Candles
    Another good 80's high school flik. Anthony Michael Hall was the classic geek and Long Duck Dong is hilarious.
  • 5. Goonies
    Every kid's dream adventure come tru. Plus the characters are absolutely great. Chunk is the best, and there are so many great lines, a show that you can watch again and again.
  • 4. Iron Eagle
    Louis Gosset is awesome as Chappy. He has some very, very good lines. Plus how cool is it to fly a jet over and pick up your dad and kick some bad guys butts at the same time. Every kid dreams of doing that type of thing.
  • 3. Empire Strikes Back
    It's hard to talk about the 80's and not mention Star Wars. This is the best of the trilogy, with Leia finally admitting she loves Han and the Empire showing how bad they are, plus Luke learns Vader is his father. Furthers the storyline a lot.
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    Typifies everything the 80's is about. Has lots of humor and drama and is just an all around classic show.
  • 1. Karate Kid
    You can watch this show over and over and it never gets old. The Cobra Kais have to be the coolest guys ever! Plus Daniel's wardrobe is very smooth and the line "Hey its' the 80's" is simply classic.
All I can say is the 80's rule! I was only in grade school during them, but there has never been or ever will be a cooler decade with as many good movies and music as the 80's.
By: Kati Vincent
By: andi
What was so wrong with legwarmers?
By: Annie Dalton
By: Sean
  • 10. Some Kind of Wonderful
    Didn't see this movie until the 90s; wow, I can't believe I missed it. Touching.
  • 9. Real Genius
    One night, after working late on our chemistry theses, some classmates of mine and I flipped in this movie...I forgot how good it was.
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    One day, when home from college, I substituted at my old high school and supervised in-school suspension in our school's weight room. Instead of Simple Minds, they were all listening to Eminem and Limp Bizkit...there's just no comparison to the 80s.
  • 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Didn't everyone have a principal like this?
  • 6. The Goonies
    I wanted to be Data when I was 8 years old.
  • 5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Didn't everyone consider majoring in archaelogy when they arrived at college?
  • 4. Karate Kid
    In the year following the film, I took Tae Kwon Do lessons every Saturday morning and earned a yellow stripe belt. I love how Johnny hands the trophy over to Daniel at the end of the movie.
  • 3. Return of the Jedi
    There once was time when I slept on Ewok sheets and played with my plastic light saber after school.
  • 2. Wall Street
    "Money never sleeps pal", "Greed is good", "The richest 1% of this country owns 50% of the nation's wealth"--Gordon Gekko, a true 80s corporate raider. People still slick their hair back on Wall Street in homage to Gekko the Great; life truly imitates drama.
  • 1. Wargames
    Video games, ancient computers, new wave music, rebellious youth, spaced out parents, cold war mania...this movie defines the 80s. "How about a nice game of chess?"
In 1990 I left junior high and the greatest days of my life behind. Apart from the Internet and a couple good movies and albums, the nineties truly sucked.
By: dane
By: Lisa Yes, shameless self promotion. ::sigh::

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