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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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First Blood 1982 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Predator 1987

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Aliens 1986

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RoboCop 1987 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Batman 1989 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Commando 1985

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Top Gun 1986

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Platoon 1986

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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

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Road House 1989

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

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

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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Highlander 1986

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Bloodsport 1988

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Rocky II 1979

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Rocky III 1982

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Red Dawn 1984

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Rambo III 1988

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They Live 1988

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