The Best '80s Movies Films

The Best '80s Movies

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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 most awesome and best 90s movies?


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    the people's #1
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    most listed
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    often listed
    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    - 152


    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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