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List Rules Vote up your favorite cult shows that aired in the '80s

Tired of being left out of nearly every conversation your friends are having? Catch up on these classic 1980s cult TV series, ranked from best to worst by your votes. It's hard to put your finger on what made a show a great 1980s cult TV series. Some of the best 80s cult TV shows are sci-fi based and others gained cult status due to their subversive humor. One thing is for sure, the top 1980s cult TV series have very loyal fans and they aren't afraid to let you know it.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1980s cult TV series list? Pee-wee's Playhouse was a great 1980s kids' show that gained a cult following of adults because of its absurdist humor. This popular 80s cult classic aired from 1986 – 1990. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is another good cult show that aired in the 1990s.

Star Trek: The Next Generation proved to be just as popular as the original series during its seven seasons from 1987 – 1994. Other good shows that appear on this top 1980s cult TV series list include Doctor Who, SCTV and Quantum Leap.

Which 80s cult TV show is your favorite? Give the best shows a thumbs up and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other The Best 1980s Animated Series

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142 53
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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123 45
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Pee-wee's Playhouse Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added Knight Rider David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

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58 81
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Beauty and the Beast Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added Remington Steele Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added Dynasty John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins

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Misfits of Science is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added Misfits of Science Courteney Cox, Kevin Peter Hall, Max Wright

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L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
salesgal added L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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Second City Television is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Cult TV Series
Second City Television John Candy, Robin Duke, Joe Flaherty