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?
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 304
    Down 69
    1982 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 78

    the people's #1
    Back to the Future

    1985 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 318
    Down 57
    1980 More
    97
  4. 4
    Up 367
    Down 53
    1980 More
    95
  5. 5
    Up 341
    Down 50
    1984 More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 281
    Down 75
    1984 More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 284
    Down 165

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

    1981 More
    89
  8. 8
    Up 285
    Down 62
    1986 More
    89
  9. 9
    Up 162
    Down 33
    1989 More
    88
  10. 10
    Up 308
    Down 61
    1983 More
    88
  11. 11
    Up 240
    Down 46
    1987 More
    87
  12. 12
    Up 268
    Down 167

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghostbusters

    1984 More
    85
  13. 13
    Up 171
    Down 53
    1988 More
    83
  14. 14
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    Down 120

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989 More
    82
  15. 15
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    Down 64
    1984 More
    80
  16. 16
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    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986 More
    80
  17. 17
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    Down 156

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    79
  18. 18
    Up 139
    Down 37
    1986 More
    79
  19. 19
    Up 229
    Down 78
    1985 More
    78
  20. 20
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    Down 53
    1986 More
    78
  21. 21
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    Down 50
    1986 More
    77
  22. 22
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    Down 118
    1987 More
    76
  23. 23
    Up 154
    Down 57
    1987 More
    75
  24. 24
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    Down 47
    1983 More
    75
  25. 25
    Up 129
    Down 44
    1984 More
    73
  26. 26
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    Down 59
    1986 More
    73
  27. 27
    Up 143
    Down 55
    1987 More
    72
  28. 28
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    Down 62
    1980 More
    72
  29. 29
    Up 79
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Amadeus

    1984 More
    72
  30. 30
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    Down 44
    1985 More
    72
  31. 31
    Up 98
    Down 29
    1984 More
    72
  32. 32
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    Down 52

    often listed
    Poltergeist

    1982 More
    71
  33. 33
    Up 158
    Down 62
    1989 More
    71
  34. 34
    Up 113
    Down 38
    1987 More
    71
  35. 35
    Up 171
    Down 65
    1984 More
    70
  36. 36
    Up 100
    Down 39
    1988 More
    70
  37. 37
    Up 168
    Down 71
    1988 More
    69
  38. 38
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    Down 40
    1986 More
    69
  39. 39
    Up 151
    Down 51
    1989 More
    68
  40. 40
    Up 195
    Down 128

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

    1989 More
    68
  41. 41
    Up 147
    Down 39
    1989 More
    67
  42. 42
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    Down 62
    1988 More
    67
  43. 43
    Up 156
    Down 98

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lethal Weapon 2

    1989 More
    67
  44. 44
    Up 103
    Down 39
    1983 More
    67
  45. 45
    Up 101
    Down 36
    1988 More
    66
  46. 46
    Up 179
    Down 104
    1984 More
    66
  47. 47
    Up 124
    Down 57
    1988 More
    66
  48. 48
    Up 116
    Down 39
    1980 More
    66
  49. 49
    Up 98
    Down 41
    1983 More
    65
  50. 50
    Up 66
    Down 22
    1983 More
    65
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