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List Rules Vote up your favorite action films that were released in the 1980s.

A list of the best '80s action movies arguably represents a list of the greatest action movies of all time. The Terminator, Die Hard, and Raiders of the Lost Ark were all released in the 1980s, after all. Those three films are just the tip of the iceberg. You also have Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, Aliens, and many more good 1980s action movies. What do you think are the top '80s action movies? Vote up your favorites from the list of 1980s action films below.

With all of these amazing choices, it may be tough to narrow down the very best '80s action movies. What do you believe defines the greatest action movies of the '80s? Should they be non-stop action from start to finish like Commando or can they build tension slowly like Predator? Are the top '80s action movies ultra-violent like RoboCop or do you prefer something a bit goofier like Big Trouble in Little China? Good 1980s action films can even be more serious-minded fare like Platoon or Ran. You get to decide the best and the rest with your votes.

This '80s action movie list is sure to start some heated debates, so get voting! And if we somehow missed a great 1980s action movie, don't hesitate to add it to the list!
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Die Hard 1988

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626 117
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596 154
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510 160
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465 168
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First Blood 1982 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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626 120
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Predator 1987

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532 127
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Aliens 1986

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500 136
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431 148
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390 160
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RoboCop 1987 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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469 141
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403 188
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341 128
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349 162
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375 124
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Commando 1985

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370 121
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358 163
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Top Gun 1986

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285 136
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293 95
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333 76
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290 131
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Platoon 1986

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212 65
Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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301 173
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264 100
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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327 118
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Big Trouble in Little China 1986 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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281 111
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Road House 1989

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293 130
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies
slaft added Rocky IV 1985

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261 120
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154 86
The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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238 122
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200 78
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200 129
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200 68
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269 93
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243 122
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Bloodsport 1988

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191 105
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Highlander 1986

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126 58
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Rocky II 1979

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200 97
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Red Dawn 1984

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158 77
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Rocky III 1982

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161 128
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207 98
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170 121
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124 102
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167 128
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161 139
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Rambo III 1988

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159 120
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They Live 1988

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101 59
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108 41
Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies
NoEscape459 added Blade Runner 1982