The Best 80s Movies Films
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The Best 80s Movies

List Criteria: Movies must have been released during the 1980s

A list of the best movies of the 80s. These are the most popular films of the 1980's. While the 1980's is largely known for Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, and the musical montage, it is also the decade that brought us "The Empire Strikes Back" and all three of the good Indiana Jones films. The movies on this list were each a top ten grossing film in the year they were released. If you're looking to find out what the 1980's were all about, then watching a movie on this list would be a great place to start! Vote on the best 80s movies and share your super 80s knowledge with the world!

What are the best movies of the 1980s? This list will give you that answer if you ever had any doubt what the best 1980s films are.

See Also: What are the best 90s movies?
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    the people's #1
    Back to the Future

    1985 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1981 More
    100
  3. 3
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    1984 More
    95
  4. 4
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    1982 More
    91
  5. 5
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    1989 More
    89
  6. 6
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    1988 More
    89
  7. 7
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    1980 More
    89
  8. 8
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    1980 More
    88
  9. 9
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    1984 More
    84
  10. 10
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    1983 More
    81
  11. 11
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    1984 More
    81
  12. 12
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    1987 More
    81
  13. 13
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    1984 More
    81
  14. 14
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    1988 More
    81
  15. 15
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    1986 More
    80
  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986 More
    80
  17. 17
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    1985 More
    80
  18. 18
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    1986 More
    79
  19. 19
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    1986 More
    78
  20. 20
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    1987 More
    77
  21. 21
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    1987 More
    76
  22. 22
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    1983 More
    75
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Poets Society

    1989 More
    74
  24. 24
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    1989 More
    74
  25. 25
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    1984 More
    73
  26. 26
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    1980 More
    72
  27. 27
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    1984 More
    71
  28. 28
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    1989 More
    71
  29. 29
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    1985 More
    71
  30. 30
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    Poltergeist

    1982 More
    70
  31. 31
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    1988 More
    70
  32. 32
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    1989 More
    70
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    Amadeus

    1984 More
    70
  34. 34
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    1984 More
    69
  35. 35
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    1988 More
    69
  36. 36
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    1986 More
    68
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    67
  38. 38
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    1988 More
    67
  39. 39
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    1986 More
    67
  40. 40
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    1987 More
    67
  41. 41
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    1989 More
    66
  42. 42
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    1988 More
    66
  43. 43
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    1983 More
    66
  44. 44
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    1980 More
    66
  45. 45
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    Tootsie

    1982 More
    65
  46. 46
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    1983 More
    65
  47. 47
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    1983 More
    65
  48. 48
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    1987 More
    65
  49. 49
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    1982 More
    64
  50. 50
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    1989 More
    64
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