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: BHayes
By: Michelle
  • 10. Back To The Future Parts 1&2
    okay, bit of cheat putting 2 together but they're both so good (not that keen on part 3 so am omitting it from the list). i wanted my dad to have a delorian for years.
  • 9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Funny, Funny, Funny
  • 8. Willow
    Used to scare me a little when I was younger but now I appreciate the brilliance
  • 7. Stand By Me
    Another classic 80's movie
  • 6. Sixteen Candles
    The sister at the wedding has to be one of the funniest moments!
  • 5. The Lost Boys
    Big Big Big fan of Keifer.
  • 4. Dirty Dancing
  • 3. The Breakfast Club
    Did I wish I could be in detention too........
  • 2. The Labyrinth
    David Bowie. In Tights. Fantastic
  • 1. The Goonies
    Ultimate kid's of the eighties film!
Loads more classic and brilliant and entertaining and moving and clever 80s movies that are worth mentioning but I'll just go on and on...needless to say, I think most people havve covered them. Oh, but not ET, I HATE that movie.
By: Ross
By: The Ledge
The list is to short so gotta mention - Pretty in Pink, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Gremlins, Better off Dead, Blade Runners, Aliens and Airplane!!!
By: Shorey
  • 10. Flashdance
    I dont really think Flashdance was one of the "Best" 80s films....HOWEVER I own the soudntrack both on CD and Vinal. I love it that much! Not too metion the mock "Off the shoulder, ash grey, sweater" worn in the movie....the poster shot if you will :)
  • 9. Better Off Dead
    John Cusack was a really great actor in the 80's and im really surprised and quite happy he made it (successfully) through 90's up until now even! This movie is really funny and just had a fun story line to watch.
  • 8. The Breakfast Club
    Though it was a bit depressing at times, and yes most of it was dialogue that kept dragging on, it still is a great movie. It involves the Brat Pack and John Hughs, what more could you ask for?
  • 7. Ghostbusters
    The idea itself of "Ghostbusters" is awesome but I think all I really have to say for this one is.... Bill Murray.... SOOO FUNNY
  • 6. Ferris Buller's day Off
    Soooo funny! I could watch it 1000 x and still laugh at a larger portion of this movie!!! The commentary from Matthew Broderick throughout the film is sooo great too, it really made the film that much more hilarious.
  • 5. Sixteen Candles
    John Hughs, my fave director of the 80's by far! This movie was really funny in a teenybopper kinda way. Such a typical story of unpopular girl gets the heart of popular guy, but I still adore it for what its worth.
  • 4. St. Elmo's Fire
    I love this movie because it's one of the bigger Bart Pack movies. Amazing actors (at least at the time it was made lol) with a great story about friendship and how far it will take you until you have to really fend for yourself. OH AND ANDREW MCCARTHY IS GORGEOUS
  • 3. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Hilarious!!! One of the funniest 80's movies for sure! It reminds me alot of an 80's American Pie! Just as funny and just as shocking.
  • 2. Say Anything
    Honestly, everything about this movie is adorable. John Cusack plays the most loveable character ever. The story really defines first love in a dramatic way that doesn't leave you crying in the end but makes you happy that something that wonderful could really exsist.
  • 1. Pretty In Pink
    This is definitly the BEST 80's movie hands down!!! I love everything about it! I find that there has been some sad attempts to re-do this story of the best friend in love with the girl who loves the popular guy....classic but John Hughs does it best! Not to mention...ANDREW MCCARTHY IS GORGEOUS
Though he didnt make it much further after the 80's (tear) I found Andrew McCarthy to be the BEST and HOTTEST actor of the 80's! And even if it didnt make my list I LOVE every single John Hughes film made!!!!
By: Nicola Tyson
I love eighties films. They are fab!
By: Bobby
  • 10. Predator
  • 9. Monster Squad
  • 8. North Shore
  • 7. Pewee's Big Adventure
    We don't like to say it but we loved this movie when it came out
  • 6. BIG
  • 5. Alien II
  • 4. RAD
    Even had the bike!
  • 3. First Blood
  • 2. Back to the future trilogy
  • 1. The Goonies
    "Daddy longlegs and DEAD! things MIKEY, DEAD! things"
These were my favorite movies from the 80's, and at least 6 out of the 10 are still my favorites today.
By: Heather
  • 10. Valley girl.
    Like gag me with a spoon. Like so tubeular.Like thats so awesome!
  • 9. Ferris Bullers Day Off
    You sounded like Dirt Harry. I did. It may seem a little childish n stupid but then again sos high school. LET MY CAMERON GO!
  • 8. Ghostbusters
    Oh were gonna have fun were got chips and salsa and were gonna play games! Hey let me in!
  • 7. Sixteen Candles
  • 6. Back To The Future
    Your saying my moms got the hots..for me. Your my mom but your so..your so.hooot. My dads a peeping Tom!
  • 5. The Outsiders
    I saw this movie with my nana when I was 14 and we both laughed when Matt Dillons character went crazy after Pony boy died.
  • 4. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • 3. Wierd Science
    My mom took me to see this movie and I cried alot during the middle.
  • 2. Lover Not A Fighter
    I love the part at the fair when Jackie throws up during the upside down ride and it falls right on Dede. I love the neding too with west end girls all a sudden Jessica turns arund and smiles at Jack but nothings said all you here is the song West end girls in the back then the movie just ends like that.
  • 1. Say Anything
    In your eyes...................
Gremlins I love that movie.
By: Mickey
these movies came out between 1980-1989
By: Britney!
  • 10. Dirty Dancing
    This is excellent because during the filming the two stars fought constantly I find it ironic
  • 9. The Bond Movies
    How could you screw up a movie based on a young special agent with limitless funds and charm?
  • 8. Gremlins
  • 7. The Money Pit
    We've all been there, especially those of us with compulsive destruction disorders
  • 6. Indiana Jones
    Perfect Action Adventures, and the whip is wonderful
  • 5. Top Gun
    The aftermath of the superbowl, like the characteristic cigarette after sex
  • 4. Risky Business
    Excellent plot line-- it might actually work
  • 3. Goonies
    Hey you guys!!!
  • 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    What is there to say?
  • 1. The Breakfast Club
    I love this movie, and, no, it is NOT a chick-flick
By: Julius M. Knight
Oh, how I love the 80's! It's the coolest decade of all-time! I miss it so much!
By: Erica
  • 10. The Burbs
    The best part in that movie is when Corey jumps on the police car.
  • 9. Rockn'Roll Highschool Forever
    I loved that movie so much!I want to marry Corey Feldman because of that movie.
  • 8. Pretty in Pink
    I would have gone for Ducky.
  • 7. The Goonies
    "This was my dream my wish and it didnt come ture so im taken it back.Im taken them all back."
  • 6. E.T.
    I wish i had a little sister as cute as Drew Barrymore was."Give me a break."
  • 5. License to Drive
    That movie was hilarious!I wish the coreys would come back.
  • 4. Dirty Dancing
    That was an extreamly tight movie for a love story.
  • 3. Lost boys
    That is my fav scary movie!well it cant be bad when you have the coreys in it.
  • 2. The Outsiders
    Wonderful movie!Everyone was great in that movie.(Plus they all were so hot.)
  • 1. Stand By Me
    All the boys are great!Corey Feldman was hot in that movie."Give me some skin."
I love the 80s.To bad i never got to live though them. Im only 12 years old.
By: Sanyana
  • 10. Dirty Dancing
    no comment on this one...Watch it, that's that.
  • 9. The Labyrinth
    David Bowie rocks...he is this scary, but utterly charming king of Goblings..the music is really great too.
  • 8. The Goonies
    The coolest kids on earth! It's the dream's the perfect dream adventure...I wished to be one of them a million times...still do...
  • 7. Edward Scissorhands
    hm (sorry, the 90s) again...but it's such a brilliant movie, I couldn't refuse to mention it...what can I's a fairy tale...a story of pure heart...pure love....but it's so sad...but it's TRULY MAGICAL>>>>
  • 6. Benny & Joon
    (sorry, it's the 90s, but early 90s, so) anyway AHHHHHHH IT'S THE BEST ROMANTIC MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN....If you like something strange and unusual- you have found's mind blowing....ladies...go and rent the video NOW
  • 5. Pretty in Pink
    Who didn't want to be Molly eh? It's so could just die...and the 80s styles rock...You just wish you could just get your hands on the time machine now...rrr
  • 4. 16 Candles
    ah very very very nice!
  • 3. Beetlejuice
    This is the movie you can watch over and over again, and it's always funny and you never get tired of it. It's plain awesome!
  • 2. The Breakfast Club
    Now, that's a classic. You wouldn't want to miss this one. The bunch of them fit so good together. You couldn't possibly find the more perfect detention...It's just pure cool!
  • 1. Some Kind of Wonderful
    It is really a some kind of wonderful movie. It makes you feel so damn good...happy...and it's SO 80s ...
By: Brandon
By: matt g
  • 10. Breakfast Club
    Well, I don't know any lepers, but I'm not going to run out and join one of their fucking clubs.
  • 9. The Terminator
    the only movie where you leave the theater afraid if you are sarah connor quote:terminators dont feel pain, i do, dont do that again
  • 8. Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure
    in order to have a triumphant band we need eddie van halen. but before we do that we need a triumphant video. that is why we need eddie van halen.
  • 7. Aliens
    no more man game over man
  • 6. Willow
    1.i am the greatest swordsmen that ever lived 2. win this war for me
  • 5. Return Of The Jedi
    i am a jedi like my father before me..... so be it....jedi
  • 4. Conan The Barbarian
    crom laughs at your four winds
  • 3. This Is Spinal Tap
    we are spinal tap from the uk you must be the usa
  • 2. Ghostbusters
    lenny, you would have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
  • 1. Empire Strikes Back
    join me and we can rule the universe as father and son
By: R osa
What's up with every one and the Brat Pack? The last thing I want to wathch is pretty people with problems
By: Chick
Honorable Mentions to: Some Kind Of Wonderful, The Goonies, Top Gun, Pump Up the Volume, Heathers and Lucas.
By: Nick Napolitano
  • 10. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
    Excellent movie!
  • 9. Fatal Attraction
    When I get married, I won't even look at any other girls!
  • 8. Goonies
    Such a funny movie!
  • 7. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Awesome! Totally Awesome!
  • 6. Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    Just about as good as the first!
  • 5. Nightmare On Elm Street
    One of the greatest horror films I've ever seen!
  • 4. Footloose
    Loved the music! Dancing is a little weaker than other dance movies, though.
  • 3. Fame
    An inspirational movie! Loved every teency weency little bit of acting and dancing in that movie! The soundtrack is awesome!
  • 2. Breakin'
    The ultimate breakdancing movie! The music fits in so good with the dancing!
  • 1. Flashdance
    What A Feeling...
Eighties movies. Ya gotta love 'em.
By: adam
  • 10. The Terminator
  • 9. Bloodsport
    this movie kicked ass literally haha
  • 8. Ghostbusters
    another bill murry flick
  • 7. Stripes
    there she goes justa walking down the street
  • 6. Ferris Bullers Day Off
    i want that car
  • 5. Footloose
    pretty good movie
  • 4. Gi Joes The Movie
    dude you gotta have gi joes
  • 3. The Goonies
    data had some cool shiznet
  • 2. Topgun
    why does goose have to die
  • 1. Scarface
    i have two things in this world my balls and my word and i dont break for noone
1982 baby
By: Matthew P. Shearer
  • 10. The Goonies
    "Truffle Shuffle! Truffle Shuffle!"
  • 9. This IS Spinal Tap
    "You can't really dust for vomit."
  • 8. Wayne's World
    "I don't own A gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack."
  • 7. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    "Duh, this is reality, Greg."
  • 6. Cocktail
    "Beer is for breakfast 'round here, drink or be gone."
  • 5. Ghostbusters
    "Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Hold it! Nice shootin,' Tex!
  • 4. Rocky IV
    "You see?? You cut him! You hurt him! You see? He's just a man! He's not a machine! He's a man! Be more man than him!"
  • 3. The Empire Strikes Back
    "Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking...nerf herder."
  • 2. Field of Dreams
    "That's not a gun. It's your finger."
  • 1. Top Gun
    "Negative, Ghostrider. The pattern is full."

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