The Best 80s Movies Films

The Best 80s Movies

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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?

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

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      Back to the Future

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      Gremlins

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      Dead Poets Society

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      Airplane!

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      Poltergeist

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      Amadeus

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      Blade Runner

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      Tootsie

      1982 More
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      Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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      The Blues Brothers

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