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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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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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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    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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    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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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Broderick

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Gerald McRaney, Alan Oppenheimer, Moses Gunn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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

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

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

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    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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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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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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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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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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