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. Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
- 9. A Christmas Story
Hysterical. If you've never seen this movie you are or were a very deprived child.
- 8. Dirty Dancing
One of The Greatest Movies Of all Time.
- 7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
"Bueller, Bueler, Bueller..." "Um, he's sick- my best friend's sisters...
- 6. Sixteen Candles
Funny, and cute. I love the clothes they wore back in the 80's.
- 5. Pretty In Pink
Another good, funny Molly Ringwald movie.
- 4. Back To The Future (ALL)
VERY VERY GOOD MOVIES!!! Michael J. Fox is one hott piece of man!
- 3. Footloose
Kevin Bacon is a hottie, and it's got great music.
- 2. The Breakfast Club
The sleazy guy is a hott stud. And Molly Ringwald is my role model.
- 1. The Goonies
Best Movie Ever Made. I love going to Astoria on vacation to see the goonies house and the beach where it was filmed.
I was born in the wrong decade. Being a teenager in the 80's is my dream...
- 10. Scarface
I told you never to **** me Tony!...Let me introduce you to my little friend!...I take you bullets, I take your bullets. Come on!
- 9. The Dark Crystal
Jim Henson lives on- Gelfling! Gelfling? Looks like Gelfling. Smells like Gelfling... Must be Gelfling!
- 8. The Never Ending Story
Only the original! ...I got your name right here.
- 7. Ferris Bueller's Day off
...And when he sees what I've done, he'll have to deal with me...It's still good, it's still good
- 6. Indiana Jones
the series of movies- You were named after the dog? I loved that dog.
- 5. The Last Dragon
produced by Barry Gordy-I AM THE MASTER
- 4. Legend
Don't touch the unicorn you stupid $!+(#
- 3. The Goonies
This could be our last chance to find the rich stuff-HEY YOU GUYS
- 2. Ghostbusters
The series-My girlfriend's a dog
- 1. Star wars series
Oh come on, it's the greatest thing since plastic bags to wrap sliced bread!- Chewy "Aggg agg Aggggg"
Beverly hills cop, wierd science, National Lampoons series, The Conan series (BEST SCHWARZENEGER FILMS...this should be on the list...I'm so ashamed of myself), that sci-fi movie where the chick from outerspace walks around naked (shoot me an e-mail if anyone knows what I'm talking about), Beverly Hills Cop, the original Batman movie (Michael Keaten), Superman (God bless Christopher Reeves, this should be on the list too...), the last starfighter, caddyshack, The Great Outdoors (God bless John Candy), Explorers, Ghandi, Fiddler on the roof?, and Fraggle Rock (ALL OF IT!!!!!!!). 80's ROCK!
- 10. Heathers
Pretty dark, but pretty funny, too. "I love my dead gay son."
- 9. Spaceballs
"May the Schwartz be with you."
- 8. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
"You're going the wrong way!!"..."He's drunk, how does he know where we're going?"
- 7. Howard The Duck
I love Lea Thompson. This movie is kind of cheesey, but totally an 80s classic.
- 6. Desperately Seeking Susan
This is another movie I noticed wasn't on many lists. Hello?...Madonna.
- 5. Adventures In Babysitting
Elisabeth Shue is awesome. My favorite part is where Brenda's waiting at the bus station. "Why would you want to kill this poor defenseless kitten?"
- 4. Pretty In Pink
Such an amazing movie. Duckie is the coolest!
- 3. Can't Buy Me Love
One of my all time favorites. I love Seth Green in this movie.
- 2. The Legend Of Billie Jean
This movie is a classic! I can't believe no one has it on their lists. Come on people, remember at the end when she's walking in front of the fire? Classic.
- 1. Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Need I say more?
Other awesome movies that I didn't have room for......Say Anything, Some Kind of Wonderful, Moving Violations, Overboard, Earth Girls Are Easy, Once Bitten, Young Frankenstein, Teen Wolf, Splash, and Short Circuit. "Number five is alive!!"
I love the eighties!!!
Honorable Mention: The Blues Brothers, The Princess Bride, Cannonball Run (I know I know, but I can't help it - I just love this movie), Do the Right Thing, and A Christmas Story.
- 10. Uncle Buck
did everyone have an uncle like this?
- 9. Revenge Of The Nerds
WE have BUSH!!!!!
- 8. Bachelor Party
gentlemen start your boners
- 7. Less Than Zero
maybe robert downey jr. shouldn't have made this movie when he looks back on the past...
- 6. No Holds Barred
- 5. Weird Science
why couldn't i get the barbie doll to come to life and become that hot babe!!!!!!!!!!
- 4. The Munchies
kind of like the gremlins but weirder. not to many know about this movie
- 3. Scar Face
So gangsta!!!! One of the hottest movies ever!!!!
- 2. Howard The Duck
everyone should know this movie. lucky duck could have scored with lea tompsion
- 1. Back To The Future
prob the best time travel movie ever!!!
By: T. Kokkoris
- 10. Top Gun
I'll rank this one for Val Kilmer - not Tom Cruise.
- 9. The Princess Bride
Still dreaming of a sequel for this one...Wesley and Buttercup with kids...it could be wonderful!
- 8. Dirty Dancing
Nobody puts Baby in a corner—or comes up with better lines to quote.
- 7. E.T.
It's a classic. And Drew Barrymore is wonderful.
- 6. Ghostbusters
Who you gonna call? Bill Murray - for his best performance yet.
- 5. The Breakfast Club
Everyone's favorite way to spend detention.
- 4. The Goonies
Great shots of the Oregon coast with the best feel-good ending of all time.
- 3. Say Anything
John Cusack at his finest. Seattle too.
- 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
You've gotta love this iconic teenager - everyone wanted to be in his shoes.
- 1. Back to the Future
Simply the most genius, entertaining movie of the decade.
- 10. Stand and Deliver
- 9. Sixteen Candles
- 8. Romancing The Stone
Its a fun romantic comedy.
- 7. Lovesick
I added this one just because I have a thing for short funny men. Dudley Moore is a psychiatrist who falls in love with his patient Chloe. He is visited many times by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who trys to give him advice on how to handle the problem.
- 6. Tootsie
Dustin Hoffman plays an actor who because of his overly demanding personality and short temper, is unable to get a acting job, because nobody wants to work with him. He decided to dress up as a woman and becomes the star of a soap opera. Funny, Funny, Funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 5. Bull Durham
Great baseball movie. When Kevin Costner starts making his list.
- 4. Terms of Endearment
This movie made me cry and laugh. Shirley MacLaine was great as the uptight snooty mother. Good movie...
- 3. Scarface
Al Pacino portrays Tony Montana. The chainsaw scene in the bathroom..... If you like the crime drama genre, you'll love this movie. Say hello to my little friend......................
- 2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Harrison Ford? I can't think of anyone who could replace him as Indy. Great movie, like the action adventure movies they used to make in the thirties or forties. A must see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 1. Aliens
Where do I begin? The best sci-fi/horror movie to come out in the eighties. Its a great high-paced action movie. Sigourney Weaver plays Ellen Ripley the heroine. She is a tough broad who takes no prisoners. Just an awesome movie, with quite a number of memorable one-liners. (Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man? No, have you?)
- 10. The Princess Bride
Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
- 9. Steel Magnolias
Pink is my signature color
- 8. Stand By Me
I'll see ya. Not if I see you first.
- 7. Night of the Comet
You were born with an a--hole, Doris, you don't need Chuck.
- 6. Nightmare on Elm Street
Whatever you do, don't fall asleep!
- 5. Say Anything
She's gone, She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.
- 4. Pretty in Pink
His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!
- 3. The Breakfast Club
Screws just fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place
- 2. The Goonies
Goonies never say die!
- 1. Sixteen Candles
Donger's here for five hours and he's got somebody. I live here my whole life, and I'm like a disease.
these arent in order, i just thought, that you all might like to have DIFFERENT movies on the list for a change...since everyone seems to name the same ones over and over again...also....look through this site http://www.eightyeightynine.com/film/top100_boxoffice.html ...you may find a few movies you all have forgotten
These are vey good movies ...u should see them
By: David Audet Gervais
- 10. Chinese Ghost Story
- 9. The Terminator
What else can I say?
- 8. Friday the 13th Part 6
The best slasher movie of the 80s along with Slumber Party Massacre Part 1 and Sleepaway Camp Part 2.
- 7. Adventure In Babysitting
Only pure nostalgia.
- 6. Evil Dead 2 Dead By Dawn
The best horror comedy of all times!!
- 5. Born On The 4th Of July
A very shocking and realistic social critic of the american dream.
- 4. Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4
Pure 80s horror and a very fun movie.
- 3. Pet Sematary
It traumatized my childhood.
- 2. Back To The Future
Definitely the best 80s movie ever!!
- 1. The Breakfast Club
Do I really need to explain why this movie's good?
- 10. First Blood
Unlike the two sequels, this film has depth. The ending is over the top, but the atmosphere set in the beginning and middle part is daunting.
- 9. Full Metal Jacket
The second part of the film is not so good as the first. Otherwise, it would have been higher up in my list.
- 8. Platoon
Oliver Stone's best.
- 7. The Goonies
Favourite film from my youth.
- 6. Amadeus
An extraordinary piece of work.
- 5. Romancing The Stone
Great adventure starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. The scene where they meet in the jungle is unforgettable.
- 4. Airplane!
Set the standard for decades to come.
- 3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
- 2. Predator
Schwarzenegger's best. Not just another action movie. It has a great plot and the screenplay is excellent.
- 1. Back To The Future
Some other 80s films that I also deem highly of, are the following: Back to the future 2, The naked gun, The bounty, Crocodile Dundee, Die hard, Ferris Bueller's day off, Gandhi, Manhunter, Planes, trains & automobiles, The terminator, Uncle Buck, Wall street, and The war of the Roses.
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