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People Are Sharing Their Favorite (And Often Underrated) '80s Movies That Still Hold Up 

Erin Maxwell
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List Rules Vote up the '80s movies that you can't wait to watch again.

Over on Reddit, people are sharing their thoughts on favorite movies from the '80s and why they hold up after 40 years. Some of the picks are beloved favorites like Goonies, Back to the Future, and Terminator, while others are underrated gems such as The Last Starfighter, Big Trouble in Little China, and The 'Burbs. Here are a few favorite '80s movie, along with a few thoughts as to why they might resonate with certain folks.

Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Are Sharing Their Favorite (And Often Underrated) '80s Movies That Still Hold Up
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Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack, Richard Dreyfuss, River Phoenix, + more

Released: 1986

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Are Sharing Their Favorite (And Often Underrated) '80s Movies That Still Hold Up
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Actors: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Davi, Kym Malin, + more

Released: 1988

Directed by: John McTiernan

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People Are Sharing Their Favorite (And Often Underrated) '80s Movies That Still Hold Up
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Actors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman, Peter Graves, Jonathan Banks, + more

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People Are Sharing Their Favorite (And Often Underrated) '80s Movies That Still Hold Up
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Actors: Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael McKean, + more

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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