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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  1. 1
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    - 237

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

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  2. 2
    + 882
    - 168

    ranked low on reranks
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  3. 3
    + 686
    - 264

    most listed
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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  4. 4
    + 645
    - 245


    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  5. 5
    + 753
    - 177

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

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  6. 6
    + 730
    - 285


    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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  7. 7
    + 646
    - 207


    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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  8. 8
    + 686
    - 297


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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  9. 9
    + 711
    - 174

    ranked low on reranks
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  10. 10
    + 599
    - 289


    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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  11. 11
    + 519
    - 180


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

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  12. 12
    + 468
    - 182


    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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  13. 13
    + 321
    - 124


    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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  14. 14
    + 536
    - 224


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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  15. 15
    + 594
    - 155

    ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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  16. 16
    + 437
    - 192

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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  17. 17
    + 430
    - 206


    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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  18. 18
    + 450
    - 138


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  19. 19
    + 392
    - 141


    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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  20. 20
    + 548
    - 137


    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    - 244

    often listed
    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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  22. 22
    + 566
    - 203


    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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  23. 23
    + 394
    - 163


    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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  24. 24
    + 437
    - 153


    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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  25. 25
    + 375
    - 175


    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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  26. 26
    + 414
    - 185


    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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  27. 27
    + 401
    - 157


    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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  28. 28
    + 338
    - 189


    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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  29. 29
    + 348
    - 166


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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  30. 30
    + 330
    - 157


    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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  31. 31
    + 324
    - 149


    Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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  32. 32
    + 456
    - 231


    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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  33. 33
    + 402
    - 147


    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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  34. 34
    + 343
    - 157


    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    + 312
    - 192

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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  36. 36
    + 295
    - 179

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

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  37. 37
    + 368
    - 159


    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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  38. 38
    + 382
    - 117


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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  39. 39
    + 465
    - 196


    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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  40. 40
    + 427
    - 171


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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  41. 41
    + 355
    - 161


    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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  42. 42
    + 336
    - 208

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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  43. 43
    + 263
    - 113


    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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  44. 44
    + 298
    - 125


    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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  45. 45
    + 266
    - 135


    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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  46. 46
    + 271
    - 146


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

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  47. 47
    + 309
    - 149


    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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  48. 48
    + 200
    - 187

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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  49. 49
    + 289
    - 151


    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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  50. 50
    + 246
    - 130


    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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