De Niro. Hepburn. Winfrey. The biggest movies of the 1980s captured audiences' imaginations thanks to outstanding performances by some of Hollywood's biggest stars. These are the 1980s movies nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. These prize-winning films took viewers around the globe, from the rivers of India to the rural Pennsylvania countryside. Whatever the setting, these Oscar nominees and winners continue to win over new fans to this day.
What films will you find on this list of 1980s Oscar winners? Tom Cruise made the transition from teen heartthrob to dramatic actor throughout the 1980s. The star appeared in Oscar-nominated films including Rain Man and Born on the Fourth of July. The nostalgia-fueled dramedy The Big Chill – and its even bigger soundtrack – was also a hit with fans and Oscar voters in the '80s.
In 1985, Out of Africa beat such other great films as The Color Purple and Witness for the Best Picture trophy. Other good films on this top 1980s Oscar nominated movies list include Hannah and Her Sisters, Moonstruck, and Field of Dreams.What's the very best flick among these Oscar-nominated 1980s films? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite movies a thumbs up to move them to the number one spot on the list.
Directed by: Martin ScorseseNominated in 1980.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergNominated in 1981.
Directed by: Norman JewisonNominated in 1987.
Directed by: Hugh HudsonWon Best Picture in 1981.
Directed by: David LynchNominated in 1980.
Directed by: Roland JofféNominated in 1984.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergNominated in 1982.
Directed by: Oliver StoneWon Best Picture in 1986.
Directed by: Barry LevinsonWon Best Picture in 1988.
Directed by: Miloš FormanWon Best Picture in 1984.
Directed by: Norman JewisonNominated in 1984.
Directed by: Roland JofféNominated in 1986.
Directed by: Sydney PollackNominated in 1982.
Directed by: Randa HainesNominated in 1986.
Directed by: Robert RedfordWon Best Picture in 1980.
Directed by: Oliver StoneNominated in 1989.
Directed by: James L. BrooksWon Best Picture in 1983.
Directed by: Peter WeirNominated in 1989.
Directed by: Sydney PollackWon Best Picture in 1985.
Directed by: Philip KaufmanNominated in 1983.
Directed by: Bruce BeresfordWon Best Picture in 1989.
Directed by: John Boorman, Lasse HallströmNominated in 1987.
Directed by: Robert BentonNominated in 1984.
Directed by: James L. BrooksNominated in 1987.
Directed by: Stephen FrearsNominated in 1988.