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
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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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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989 More
    88
  6. 6
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    1980 More
    86
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    1980 More
    86
  8. 8
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    1982 More
    85
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    Lethal Weapon

    1987 More
    81
  10. 10
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    1984 More
    79
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    1983 More
    79
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    The Terminator

    1984 More
    79
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    Platoon

    1986 More
    79
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    Rain Man

    1988 More
    78
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    1984 More
    77
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    Aliens

    1986 More
    77
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    1986 More
    77
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    1985 More
    76
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    Full Metal Jacket

    1987 More
    75
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    1989 More
    73
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    1984 More
    72
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    1987 More
    72
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    1984 More
    71
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    Scarface

    1983 More
    71
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    1986 More
    71
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    1980 More
    70
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    Poltergeist

    1982 More
    69
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    1989 More
    69
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    The Breakfast Club

    1985 More
    69
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    1988 More
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    1984 More
    67
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    1989 More
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    Dead Poets Society

    1989 More
    67
  34. 34
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    1988 More
    66
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    Amadeus

    1984 More
    66
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    1988 More
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    1982 More
    66
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    1986 More
    66
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    1986 More
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    1983 More
    65
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    1982 More
    65
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    1983 More
    65
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    1987 More
    64
  44. 44
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    1981 More
    64
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    1987 More
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    1988 More
    64
  47. 47
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    1980 More
    64
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    1987 More
    64
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    Tootsie

    1982 More
    63
  50. 50
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    1989 More
    63
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