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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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610 159
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521 165
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474 173
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First Blood 1982 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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637 126
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Predator 1987

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540 133
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Aliens 1986

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512 138
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443 150
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397 165
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RoboCop 1987 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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480 144
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413 191
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349 134
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354 168
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Batman 1989 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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381 129
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Commando 1985

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376 124
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364 165
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Top Gun 1986

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293 140
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341 80
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295 135
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Platoon 1986

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296 102
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304 176
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217 70
Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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334 121
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Big Trouble in Little China 1986 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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284 114
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Road House 1989

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265 107
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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299 132
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies
slaft added Rocky IV 1985

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158 90
The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies

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244 127
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206 80
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202 133
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224 108
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197 107
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Highlander 1986

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252 126
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Bloodsport 1988

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203 71
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272 96
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132 60
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Rocky II 1979

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162 80
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Rocky III 1982

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202 101
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Red Dawn 1984

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165 131
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210 101
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175 123
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126 107
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171 131
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166 143
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Rambo III 1988

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106 63
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162 125
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They Live 1988

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113 45
Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '80s Action Movies
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