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. Top Gun
mmm mmm mmm 2 words: TOM CRUISE
- 9. Real Genius
- 8. Dirty Dancing
- 7. Ferris Buellers Day Off
lol jus thinkin bout this makes me laff...mr.bueller?..mr.bueller?..ferris bueller?, ferris?.....
- 6. Gremlins
- 5. Revenge of the Nerds
- 4. Sixteen Candles
- 3. Goonies
the awesomest damn movie on this ENTIRE planet! the goonies is a classic!
- 2. Teen Witch
wow ..another fav. its jus a great movie n i wuz only 2 when it cam eout but i luved it eva since then!
- 1. The Breakfast Club
i luv this movie...everytyme it comes on i watch it..no matter how late!
- 10. Revenge Of The Nerds
It's how the geeks of school fight back.
- 9. Dawn of the Dead
movie where zombies take over and people are forced to hide. three four people find shelter in a shopping mall..It's only a matter of time before they get in.
- 8. Terminator 2
Robots trying to Kill the one person who can save the earth from robots taking over.
- 7. Goonies
Action packed movie about kids trying to find a treasure to save there house. there get into a lot of trouble along the way
- 6. Star Wars
George Lucas made me want to play with light sabers and talk like dark vader.
- 5. Back to the Future
Going back in time and seeing how life was when your parents where your age. The hard part is trying to get back.
- 4. Extorcist
Little girl that gets possesed by demon. spinning of the head and walking downstairs backwards is allways an eye catcher.
- 3. Rocky 3
The movie that is one of stallones best. Where he fights Mr. T and hulk hogan.
- 2. The Road Warrior
Starting Mel Gibson, this movie is his best movie. The earth is a waste land and everyone is fighting for one thing..Fuel that powers there cars.
- 1. Warriors
One of the first gang type of movies. It has non-stop action. Being framed for a shooting that they didn't do. All they want to do is go make it home to conney Island
There are more movies that I didn't metion because these are the ones I won't get tired of seeing.. I still watch carlitos way/scarface and all the rest.
- 10. Ghostbusters
Who are you going to call?
- 9. Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive
John Travolta was so right for the strutt. "You can tell by the way that I walk that I'm a woman's man, not time to talk". Was that the 80s?
- 8. The Breakfast Club
The earring at the end, questionable, yet amusing.
- 7. Footloose
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOW I GOTTA CUT LOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 6. Sixteen Candles
- 5. Flashdance
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT A FEELING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 4. Pretty in Pink
Once Andy and Blaine have sort of "broken up", I swear Blaine's attention never drops form her, he's like fixated, and not blinking. EEWWWW!
- 3. Mystic Pizza
Thank goodness my life is not quite as messed up.....
- 2. Stand By Me
I want friends like that......
- 1. Say Anything
I could just melt......
Hello again, Licence to drive, Lost boys, Big business, Dream to beleive, Big, Flashdance, Footloose, Overboard, Ghostbusters.
- 10. Trading Places
this or coming to america was going to be at 10 but trading places won the flip
- 9. Ghostbusters
this is the first movie i ever saw and its also my first memory so it left an impression
- 8. Romancing The Stone
my mother got me to watch this when i was a kid and i still love it to this day
- 7. Batman
this might be the best superhero movie of all time (xmen dont count)
- 6. Boondock Saints
if u wavent seen this then buy it rent it do something youll thank me later
- 5. Scarface
theres no way i could leave this off the list
- 4. Willy Wonka
do i really have to say anything
- 3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
it was way ahead of its time
- 2. Back To The Future 2
the best of the 3 barnone
- 1. Goodfellas
give me a movie with a better cast.....
- 10. Ferris Beuller's Day Off
To this day I have never met a girl named Sloane.
- 9. Goonies
Kids to the rescue!
- 8. Big
Tom Hanks at his finest.
- 7. Sixteen Candles
There is so much hidden hilarity in this movie. Long Duck Dong. Pricless.
- 6. Summer School
Early Courtney Thorne Smith pre Melrose. Oh man. It's classic.
- 5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
So highschool. So good.
- 4. The Breakfast Club
The epitomy of any teen flick ever made. No one will surpass the impact this movie has had on any teen.
- 3. E.T
You can't beat it. Made me love Reese's Pieces.
- 2. Say Anything
John Cusack is amazing. Check out High Fidelity for the new and still so cute JC. And of course, Sixteen Candles for the oh-so memorable cameo.
- 1. Pretty In Pink
Anything with James Spader is classic. Check out Baby Boom, before he was huge.
Heathers is a great one. Teenage Suicide. Don't do it.
none of these movies are really in order....every movie from the 80's was great......\m/
- 10. Just One of the Guys
Falling in love with your best friend?...That does it for me.
- 9. National Lampoon's European Vacation
The train ride just kills me....LMAO
- 8. The Princess Bride
Pirate, princess, giant, sword fighting, humour (canadian spelling)...what's not to love?.
- 7. Can't Buy me Love
It's a movie and a makeover -- Kool!
- 6. Karate Kid
Too many memories behind this film (good ones)
- 5. Goonies
Hunting for treasure? Always a plus.
- 4. Weird Science
Fun, fun, fun...
- 3. Some Kind of Wonderful
If you haven't figured it out by now -- I married my best friend, there4 I can very much relate to this movie. (And yes, I liked him first)
- 2. The Lost Boys
Vampires!...need I say more.
- 1. The Sure Thing
I fell in love with John Cusack instantly...."Elliot?..you're gonna name the kid Elliot?...you can't name the kid Elliot. Elliot is a fat kid with glasses who eats paste."
By: charles harrison
Revenge of the Nerds, Legend of Billie Jean, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Poltergeist, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, Stand by Me, War Games, and to all the others I forgot. Ten spaces just is not enough.
By: Alicia Vaughn
- 10. BeetleJuice
- 9. Back to the Future 2
- 8. Some Kind of Wonderful
ive never seen the whole thing but its still good!
- 7. Revenge of the Nerds
The nerds rock!
- 6. The Outisders
i wish i could put this as my #1 but i just love too many 80's movies. this movie is the best!! "LETS DO IT FOR JOHNNY MAN!"
- 5. Pretty in Pink
Ducky is so awesome. definitely a must see movie
- 4. The Breakfast Club
Bender is so hott! i love every character!
- 3. The Goonies
i wish i was a goonie!
- 2. Sixteen Candles
ya gotta love long duck dong. whatas happening hott stuf?
- 1. Weird Science
oh come on. this movie is the BEST! "MA I NEVER EVER TOSSED OFF!!!!" HAHAHAHA
IM only 13 and i love the eighties especially the movies!!!! i didnt even live in that decade!
karate kid raging bull
By: Duane Cross
- 10. Can't Buy Me Love
Patrick Dempsey played the ultimate 80s goob as well as Anthony Michael Hall. If there's a 10b, it's Sixteen Candles -- mostly because of AMH. And who can forget about 10c -- Pretty in Pink with Jon Cryer's Ducky?
- 9. Batman
No matter who plays the Caped Crusader -- Val Kilmer or George Clooney -- you still come back to Michael Keaton: "I'm Batman."
- 8. Bull Durham
Yep, they knocked the ball outta the park with this movie. It captures so much of what goes on within a baseball team -- especially the conversations on the mound between Crash and Nuke.
- 7. Field of Dreams
They built it -- and I went. The trip to Dyersville, Iowa, to see this baseball field is worth the effort.
- 6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sloane Peterson ... need anyone eloborate? And who knew that Cameron Frye would grow up to work in the New York mayor's office? ;)
- 5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Aloha, Mr. Hand.
- 4. Say Anything
Many guys can look in the mirror and see Lloyd Dobler. "I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen." ... So true.
- 3. The Breakfast Club
We've all been there, we all have our own take -- and that makes this a must-have for an 80s film library.
- 2. St. Elmo's Fire
Kirby Keger falling for the older woman ... classic. Kevin Dolenz with a casket in his apartment ... OK, weird. Jules Jacoby epitomized the must-have-it-NOW attitude of the 80s.
- 1. About Last Night ...
It just doesn't get any better. The irony is that Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins (non-BPers) had the best lines! Bernie: "I tell you I'm a thief and you call me a liar."
The 80s are most memorable for the Brat Pack movies. Yep, Stars Wars drifted over, Back to the Future launched as well as the Indy Jones franchise. But we all remember -- and come back to -- the Pack ...
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