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

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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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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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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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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    Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    new! Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    ranked low on reranks Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis

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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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    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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

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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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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall

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    ranked low on reranks Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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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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