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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  1. 1
    Up 313
    Down 69
    1982 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 86

    the people's #1
    Back to the Future

    1985 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 326
    Down 57
    1980 More
    98
  4. 4
    Up 376
    Down 54
    1980 More
    96
  5. 5
    Up 349
    Down 51
    1984 More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 290
    Down 76
    1984 More
    91
  7. 7
    Up 170
    Down 34
    1989 More
    90
  8. 8
    Up 293
    Down 63
    1986 More
    89
  9. 9
    Up 315
    Down 62
    1983 More
    89
  10. 10
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    Down 168

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981 More
    88
  11. 11
    Up 246
    Down 46
    1987 More
    88
  12. 12
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    Down 172

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghostbusters

    1984 More
    85
  13. 13
    Up 176
    Down 54
    1988 More
    84
  14. 14
    Up 157
    Down 64
    1984 More
    80
  15. 15
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    Down 158

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    79
  16. 16
    Up 141
    Down 37
    1986 More
    79
  17. 17
    Up 231
    Down 56
    1986 More
    79
  18. 18
    Up 230
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    1985 More
    78
  19. 19
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    1986 More
    78
  20. 20
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    1986 More
    78
  21. 21
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    1987 More
    75
  22. 22
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    Down 122
    1987 More
    75
  23. 23
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    Down 48
    1983 More
    75
  24. 24
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    1984 More
    73
  25. 25
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    1986 More
    73
  26. 26
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    Down 30
    1984 More
    73
  27. 27
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    Down 56
    1987 More
    72
  28. 28
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    Down 42

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Amadeus

    1984 More
    72
  29. 29
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    Down 63
    1980 More
    72
  30. 30
    Up 152
    Down 45
    1985 More
    71
  31. 31
    Up 116
    Down 39
    1987 More
    71
  32. 32
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    Down 52

    often listed
    Poltergeist

    1982 More
    71
  33. 33
    Up 159
    Down 62
    1989 More
    71
  34. 34
    Up 115
    Down 40
    1986 More
    70
  35. 35
    Up 171
    Down 65
    1984 More
    70
  36. 36
    Up 153
    Down 51
    1989 More
    70
  37. 37
    Up 102
    Down 39
    1988 More
    70
  38. 38
    Up 170
    Down 71
    1988 More
    69
  39. 39
    Up 1
    Down 3
    1989 More
    69
  40. 40
    Up 105
    Down 36
    1988 More
    68
  41. 41
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    Down 128

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Back to the Future Part II

    1989 More
    68
  42. 42
    Up 149
    Down 39
    1989 More
    67
  43. 43
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    Down 30
    1989 More
    67
  44. 44
    Up 147
    Down 62
    1988 More
    67
  45. 45
    Up 104
    Down 39
    1983 More
    67
  46. 46
    Up 157
    Down 101
    1989 More
    66
  47. 47
    Up 182
    Down 107
    1984 More
    66
  48. 48
    Up 117
    Down 39
    1980 More
    66
  49. 49
    Up 100
    Down 41
    1983 More
    66
  50. 50
    Up 126
    Down 57
    1988 More
    66
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