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. Goonies
    Come on, what 10 to 15 year old didn't want to go on an adventure like that?
  • 9. Heathers
    You see why they called Christian Slater a young Jack Nicholson. "Greetings and salutations." I love my dead gay son." Great final scene...Winona just standing there with the cigarette dangling from her lips (I wonder if she stole that too).
  • 8. St. Elmo's Fire
    The whole brat pack minus Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall (they were probably off making a movie together) . The Breakfast Club goes to college. Great theme song.
  • 7. Say Anything
    One of the most underrated movies of all time. Even then, John Cusack was great. One of the most memorable scenes ever...Boombox over the head blaring out "In Your Eyes."
  • 6. Indiana Jones And The...
    pick one. Second best trilogy of all time (Yeah, Harrison Ford was in the best trilogy of all time too, but that one started in the 70's). Every one was full of great action and adventure and some of the best one liners ever.
  • 5. Back To The Future
    Great premise, good music and the perfect character for Michael J. Fox. The best of the trilogy.
  • 4. Footloose
    Great music, cool dance moves and teenagers questioning authority and religion. Throw in a game of chicken on tractors and what more could you ask for? Best soundtrack of the 80's.
  • 3. Top Gun
    Greatest pick up scene ever on the big screen..."You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'." "I feel the need, the need for speed." "Take me to bed or lose me forever." Second best soundtrack of the 80's.
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Memorable scenes, cool convertible, and a beautiful girl. Combine this with great music choices, some references about the Beatles and Matthew Broderick at his funniest and you get the number two movie of the 1980's.
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    Best teenage angst movie ever made in a decade that was all about teenage angst. One of the greatest theme songs of all time...Simple Minds with "Don't You Forget About Me".
Others worth mentioning...Dirty Dancing, Molly Ringwald flicks, Ice Castles, Rocky III (great theme song, especially if your school mascot was a tiger), Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Princess Bride, Revenge of the Nerds, Karate Kid and Bachelor Party. Oh, and of course, the two movies that were part of the greatest trilogy of all time that were in the 80's...The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. In summation, the best way to make a movie in the 80's was to take some teenage angst (the more the better) throw in some good songs and humor and you were off to a solid start.
By: Mara Salisbury
  • 10. Porky's
    crude humor that is just hilarious
  • 9. Footloose
    No dancing? A rule? Please....haha
  • 8. Stand By Me
    aw didn't jerry o'connell look so cute all chubby
  • 7. Back To The Future...
    Best trilogy yet...and Michael J. Fox..woo hoo
  • 6. Top Gun
    "Take me to bed or lose me forever"
  • 5. License To Drive
    What is the 80's without a movie starring both the Corey's
  • 4. Dirty Dancing
    great movie...period!
  • 3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Matthew Broderick will never ever top this role....BUELLER!
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    Great music...don't you forget about me
  • 1. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    The pre-American Pie deal of the 80's
By: Mary
By: Dani
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Legend of Billie Jean, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Flashdance, Top Gun, Back to the Future Trilogy, Pump up the Volume, Beetlejuice, Caddyshack, and probably many more that I can't even remember right now...all deserve major props!
By: bdhbang
  • 10. The Karate Kid 2
  • 9. Back To The Future
  • 8. Say Anything
  • 7. Alien
    scary man!!!
  • 6. Uncle Buck
  • 5. Grease
    Summer Love ya'll!!!!!!
  • 4. Pretty In Pink
  • 3. Top Gun
    yea!!! It rox!!!!
  • 2. Rocky 3
  • 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The best movie of all time!!! Bueller...Bueller...Bueller!!!! HAHAHAHA That was so funny!!!!
By: Mickey
the first three are movies that star Molly Ringwald
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  • 10. Can't By Me Love, Footloose, And Wierd Science
    I can't decide between these three. I love them all and yet they are all so different. Footloose has the best plot but C.B.M.L. and W.S. are great comedies and fun to watch.
  • 9. Ferris Bueler
    Not sure if I spelled that right. When ever this movie is on TNN I have to watch it. It keeps you going. I love Cameron.
  • 8. Just One Of The Guys
    I always thuoght this movie was hilarious. There have been so many movies that try this plot out and I think one of the guys is the best.
  • 7. Say Anything
    If I could take one character out of a movie and make him my boyfriend, It would be Lloyd Dobbler. Nough said.
  • 6. Stand By Me
    The plot and the way this movie is directed is excellent. I think it is brilliant to have a V.O. and I liked knowing what happened to the four later.
  • 5. St. Elmo's Fire
    By now you can tell I love John Hughes. This movie is intense.I watch when I was little and thought it was great, but now I am there age in the movie and love it. I love when Judd Nelson shouts "Wasted Love!"
  • 4. Sixteen Candles
    Jake is soooo hot, Farmer Ted is hilarious, but long duck dong takes the cake in this one.
  • 3. Some Kind Of Wonderful
    I love it when the guy realizes he is in love with his best friend. It only happens in the movies.
  • 2. Goonies
    "Holy Mary MOther of God!"
  • 1. Breakfast Club
    This movie shows that no matter how big you think your problem is, someone always has a bigger one. This movie has humor and one liners like no other! Who knows the punch line to the joke Bender is telling when he falls through the library ceiling?
80's movies are great moives. They capture the spirit of teenagers and young adults. Every generration after the 80's will be able to relate to these movies.everyone should see these movies
  • 10. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Cartoon All-stars Together!!! That Jessica Rabbit; Oh My Damn!!!
  • 9. Back To School
    Three Words; The Triple Linding!
  • 8. Barry Gordy's The Last Dragon
    Who's The Master? Sho Nuff!!!
  • 7. Beat Street
    Do The Beat Street Strut!!!
  • 6. Breakin' 1 & 2: Electric Bugaloo
    Breakdance. Nuff' Said!!!
  • 5. Top Gun
    Yee Haw Jester's Dead!!!
  • 4. Iron Eagle
    Great Flying Sequence!!!
  • 3. Revenge Of The Nerds
    We've Got Bush! We've Got Bush!!!
  • 2. Batman
    The Best Batman Movie And Batman Returns. Until Joel Schumacher F@$*ed It Up. Except For Batman Forever
  • 1. Transformers: The Movie
    I Cried When Optimus Prime And The Old Crew We're Dead
Superman Ii, Ghostbusters I & Ii, Lethal Weapon 1 & 2, The American Ninja, Back To The Future Trilogy, Blue Thunder, Stripes, Caddyshack, Rocky Iv, Rambo Trilogy, Godzilla 1985, Robocop, Police Academy I & Iii
By: laurence
honourable mentions to "The Breakfast club, Predator, midnight run and th man with two brains."
By: Zack
All Great Movies
By: Fryer 52
Ferris Bueler, Top Gun, Risky Business, Lethal Weapon, War Games, ET, and last but not least Fletch
By: Alex
By: Tony Miller
How can anyone forget E.T., this was such a good movie back then. But for some reason, I am not into it anymore.
By: Harold
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  • 10. Overboard
    I love Goldie Hawn and i htink this is her best film. She is sooo funny. The actaul plot and story are great... (COME TO DADDY!)
  • 9. The Three Amigos
    HAHAHH. I laugh just thinkign about the 3 of those guys together. Its hilarious
  • 8. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
    I wasnt a big fan of the other 2, but this one is just really entertaining. Its the only oen that kept my attention for more than a few minutes
  • 7. Dogma
    A work of art. KEvin Smith is a freakin genius! and yea....matt damon, ben affleck, jason mewes are sexy as hell
  • 6. Weird Science
    Once again John Hughes never fails to bring a FUNNY ASS MOVIE!!!! And okay I admnit it I have a closet crush on Anthony Micheal Hall. He's such a cuite pootootie!
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    I swear i wanna cry everytime i see this movie! It has such a graet ending. I downloaded that Thompson Twins song, and i listen to it allll the time! You can go wrong w/ a John Hughes movie.
  • 4. Heathers
    Christian Slater! Need I say more.....
  • 3. Shag The Movie
    The dancing, the music, and all the LOOOOOVE!! its a classic in my book with a great cast. ( teehee: JIMMY VALENTINE);)
  • 2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Okay, I know where all this stuff took place becasue i live in Texas, so you can imagine why i love this film so much! Its a true story for god sakes!
  • 1. Fright Night
    Quite possibly the best vampire flick ever! I love the story, the actors ( william ragsdale, The Late Roddy McDowell) and the soundtrack are awesome.
These movies are in no particular order. But all are very good!!!! Some other movies i love are: CreepSHow, Fright night 2, Nightmare on Elm Street, Killer Klowns from OUter Space, Devil In The Flesh, But I'm a Cheerlaeder, Mall rats, Back to The Future, Seems Like old times, My blue Heaven, Pretty In PInk, Ferrus Buellars Day off, SPiderman,Inner Space, Great Balls Of Fire, Edward Scissor Hands, Muppets Take Manhatten, Emmit Otters Jug Band Christmas, Weekend At Bernies, The Karen Carpentar Story (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT), The Last Dragon( WHOOOOOO's THE MAST'A???) The Crow, Pulp Fiction, Resevoiur Dogs, South PArk, Basketball, Jawbreaker, Office Space (i can TOTALLY relate), The Wiz, War Games,Little Shop Of Horrors, The Breakfast CLub, The Gonnies, Dirty Dancing, Say anyhting, HIgh Fidelity, The LOST BOYS!!!!!! Mannequin, The KArate Kid (all 3)
By: Stephanie
  • 10. Top Gun
    Tom Cruise in his early days, just simply awesome.
  • 9. Dirty Dancing
    What can I say I'm a sucker for a good romance flick... and when Johnny says "Nobody puts baby in the corner," Omigosh that is such a classic line!
  • 8. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
    "I want a golden goose daddy I want one now!" oh and when that girls turns into a blue berry simply one of the greatest moments in all of movie history.
  • 7. E.T.
    I this is just as much a part of my childhood as diapers
  • 6. Dead Poets Society
    This and Footloose have the best theme of any movie, fighting conformaty and censorship. Robin Williams is truley brillant in it!
  • 5. The Breakfast Club
    This movie relates to every person in some way......
  • 4. Karate Kid
    "Wax on, Wax off"
  • 3. Back To The Future
    I fell in love with Michael J Fox in this movie forget about the fact tat he is now old enough to be my father!"
  • 2. Footloose
    Kevin Bacon is so cool in this movie!
  • 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while you might miss it."

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