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: Goonie
  • 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...
By: Julian
  • 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!
By: Stacy
  • 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!!"
By: Harley
I love the eighties!!!
By: Kevin
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.
By: Kristen
By: gino
  • 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: Lonnie
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 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.
By: Dave
By: Tavish Whiting
By: kayla
  • 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?)
By: Kelly
  • 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.
By: Amy Gannon
By: Liv
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 may find a few movies you all have forgotten
By: rebeca
These are vey good movies ...u should see them
By: Matt
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?
By: G
  • 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
    Indy rocks!
  • 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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