The Best '80s Movies Films

The Best '80s Movies

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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?

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    the people's #1
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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  2. 2
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    most listed
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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  3. 3
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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  4. 4
    + 712
    - 268


    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  5. 5
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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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    ranked low on reranks
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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  7. 7
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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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  8. 8
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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    ranked low on reranks
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  10. 10
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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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  11. 11
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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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  12. 12
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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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  13. 13
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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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  15. 15
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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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  16. 16
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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    ranked low on reranks
    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    often listed
    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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    often listed
    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    - 204


    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    - 201


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

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    + 307
    - 136


    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    + 387
    - 230


    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    - 143


    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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  45. 45
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    - 158


    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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  46. 46
    + 293
    - 149


    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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  47. 47
    + 358
    - 170


    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    + 304
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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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  50. 50
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    - 126


    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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