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

    1985 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1981 More
    100
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    Ghostbusters

    1984 More
    96
  4. 4
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    1988 More
    88
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    1989 More
    88
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    1980 More
    87
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    1980 More
    86
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    1982 More
    86
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    1987 More
    81
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    1984 More
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    1983 More
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    1984 More
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    Platoon

    1986 More
    79
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    Rain Man

    1988 More
    78
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    Gremlins

    1984 More
    77
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    Aliens

    1986 More
    77
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986 More
    77
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    The Goonies

    1985 More
    76
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    Full Metal Jacket

    1987 More
    75
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    Back to the Future Part II

    1989 More
    73
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    1984 More
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    1987 More
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    1984 More
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    Scarface

    1983 More
    71
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    Stand by Me

    1986 More
    71
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    1980 More
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    Poltergeist

    1982 More
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    Lethal Weapon 2

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    1985 More
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    Beetlejuice

    1988 More
    68
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    1984 More
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    Batman

    1989 More
    67
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    Dead Poets Society

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    Amadeus

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    Big

    1988 More
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    Blade Runner

    1982 More
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    Top Gun

    1986 More
    65
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    Vacation

    1983 More
    65
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    1986 More
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    1982 More
    65
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    1983 More
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    1987 More
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    Stripes

    1981 More
    64
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    Coming to America

    1988 More
    64
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    Good Morning, Vietnam

    1987 More
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    Tootsie

    1982 More
    63
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    The Blues Brothers

    1980 More
    63
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    1989 More
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