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Indulge your love of big hair, terrible fashion, and neon colors with this collection of guilty pleasure 80s movies. Whether you had the joy of living through the 80s or not, the era is one of the tackiest decades of all time. Therefore, cheesy movies are par for the course.

Corny 80s films range from intentionally campy to downright dumb, but that doesn't stop the public from loving them anyway. Even if you consider yourself someone with discriminating tastes, sometimes you just want something that's easy. The best guilty pleasure 80s movies take you on an exciting ride without making you think all that much. Not to mention, they're sometimes so bad it's funny. Browse this list below to fill your guilty pleasure needs! 

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Gerri Foudy added Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young ...more

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more

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Big is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more

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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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Big Trouble in Little China is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, John Carpenter Big Trouble in Little China is a 1986 American action film directed by John Carpenter, and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film was released in the United ...more

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Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia ...more

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Short Circuit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film's plot centers upon an experimental military robot ...more

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Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who ...more

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Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy Mannequin is a 1987 romantic comedy fantasy film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Meshach Taylor, James Spader, G. W. Bailey, and Estelle Getty. Directed and written by Michael Gottlieb, ...more

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Relita added Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's ...more

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Gerri Foudy added James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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Splash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody ...more

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9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin 9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure '80s Movies
Gerri Foudy added Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more