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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    most listed Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    the people's #1 Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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

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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Frank Welker

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Broderick

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    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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    often listed Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Gerald McRaney, Alan Oppenheimer, Moses Gunn

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    new! Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, F. Murray Abraham

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    Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein

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    ranked low on reranks Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Frank Welker

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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

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    Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis

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    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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