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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 most awesome and best 90s movies?

The Best '80s Movies Films
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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