Best of the 80s

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1. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 70,013 | Gross: $40.47M

2. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 328,727 | Gross: $45.88M

3. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 97,813 | Gross: $23.69M

4. Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

17 Metascore

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia

Votes: 10,209 | Gross: $15.95M

"I've only got time to say this once, if I don't get to 83rd and Aviation quickly two very good people are going to die. Well climb on in here slim."

5. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

68 Metascore

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 26,358 | Gross: $91.26M

"Lay off Vanessa, she gives great headache!"

6. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

44 Metascore

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 14,699 | Gross: $10.98M

"I am from Budapest Hungary? No, thank you I had a falafel for breakfast." "My reputation always precedes me, otherwise I'd be late for all my appointments."

7. Summer Rental (1985)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

38 Metascore

An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

Votes: 12,917 | Gross: $24.69M

"I'm waiting on a part from Minneapolis."

8. Born in East L.A. (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

When an L.A. born American citizen is mistaken for a Mexican illegal alien and deported to Mexico, he has to do everything he can to get across the border.

Director: Cheech Marin | Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 5,225 | Gross: $17.36M

"La Migra!" "Oh, the cinco de mayo parade What's cinco de mayo? I don't know, but we have a parade every year."

9. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 138,627 | Gross: $35.10M

"Don't bother my friend, he's dead tired."

10. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 355,023 | Gross: $59.74M

"You are ghostin us...I don't care who you are back in the world, you give away our position on more time, I'll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave you here."

11. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 107,470 | Gross: $111.94M

"You are parked in handicap spot. So do I look normal to you."

12. Valley Girl (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

66 Metascore

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bowen

Votes: 12,172 | Gross: $16.80M

"Why don't you guys just punish me like Stacy's parents do? Bad karma dear."

Health Foods-Eat here today, live tomorrow

13. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 19,179 | Gross: $0.59M

"Johnny can we go back to the point now? I'll even let you fondle my breasts!"

14. Secret Admirer (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

Director: David Greenwalt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $8.62M

"I don't know how to tell you what I want to tell you, so I'm writing it down." "Shhh quiet you'll wake my father Shhh quiet you'll wake your father." "One more crack outta you Weisenheimer and I'm gonna butter your neck tie."

15. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 35,261 | Gross: $34.37M

"You're in my house, get outta my house." "I'll make it very clear, you slip me the cash and I'll slip you the weiner."

16. Taps (I) (1981)

PG | 126 min | Drama

49 Metascore

Military cadets take extreme measures to ensure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn

Votes: 15,835 | Gross: $35.86M

"How could they do this sir? With the stroke of a pen, their field of honor is a desktop."

17. Tank (1984)

PG | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Sergeant Major Zack arrives at a new army base with his wife, son and Sherman tank. One night at a bar he "stops" a pimp/deputy from beating a girl. The corrupt sheriff uses Zack's son for revenge and Zack uses his tank.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Herrier

Votes: 3,818 | Gross: $14.13M

"It's going to be a great pleasure to shoot that Sergeant in his privates."

18. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

55 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 48,792 | Gross: $38.38M

"You boys head for the hills and don't come back now, ya hear!" "Go to the sporting goods store. From the files obtain forms 4473. These will contain descriptions of weapons and lists of private ownership."

19. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 87,863 | Gross: $27.09M

"Working hard or hardly working." "When a guy has an orgasm, how much comes out? A quart or so."

20. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

Votes: 2,236 | Gross: $11.02M

21. Roxanne (1987)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 38,750 | Gross: $40.05M

"Keep that guy away from my cocaine."

22. Always (1989)

PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance

50 Metascore

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Votes: 26,687 | Gross: $43.86M

"He's too beautiful. I can't be with a guy that looks like I won him in a raffle."

23. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 3,398 | Gross: $10.37M

24. Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

Lazy, womanizing Jack gets employed at the NYC HQ of the multinational conglomerate, INC. Crazy chaos, promotions, firings, suicides etc. seem to be the way of the day.

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Votes: 1,310 | Gross: $3.39M

"Whaling is Zionism." "I've got a dead father in law who's pissed off because he's in semi-private." "That wasn't my idea. That was someone else's idea that I approved."

25. Spies Like Us (1985)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy

22 Metascore

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Stewart, Sean Daniel

Votes: 42,098 | Gross: $60.09M

"What's that sound? a dikfur what's a dikfur? to pee with."

26. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 99,951 | Gross: $39.85M

"The thing about this stuff is you can shoot 36 holes on it then roll it up and just get blown to the bejesus belt!"

27. Caddyshack II (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7 Metascore

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill

Votes: 14,241 | Gross: $11.80M

"That man tried to kill me I'm sure he had his reasons dear."

28. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

68 Metascore

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 45,233 | Gross: $50.61M

"Who are you? I'm Frieda's boss Who's Frieda? My secretary."

29. Fletch Lives (1989)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

40 Metascore

After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 18,708 | Gross: $35.15M

"It takes a very big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man."

30. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 75,371 | Gross: $23.83M

"Lady I wanna get to the bottom of this ASAFP Oh, so do I But first, I'd like to butter your muffin Why are you such a wanker? Because I get off on it."

31. Cross My Heart (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon.

Director: Armyan Bernstein | Stars: Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns

Votes: 961 | Gross: $1.03M

"I can assure you, I am exactly like a guy like me."

32. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 64,780 | Gross: $39.25M

"Are gringos falling from the sky?" "Do you have anything here besides Mexican food?"

33. Reform School Girls (1986)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Carol, Wendy O. Williams, Pat Ast, Sybil Danning

Votes: 2,027 | Gross: $2.51M

"Keep your fingers above the sheets. We only change them once a week."

34. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 65,661 | Gross: $80.04M

"I don't know if I believe in everything you do, but I believe in you." "So who's the Father? Duane Capps I was going with Duane Capps, he never had the time Well, how long does it take Wendy Joe?"

35. Easy Money (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

Votes: 7,408 | Gross: $29.31M

"One more word outta you and he gets it."

36. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A simple minded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivety is both his best friend, and worst enemy.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 50,496 | Gross: $73.69M

"Lord loves a workin' man, don't trust whitey. See a doctor and get rid of it."

37. Pink Cadillac (1989)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson

Votes: 10,346 | Gross: $12.14M

The Birthright

38. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 14,841 | Gross: $62.13M

"Somebody is pissing on my hydrangeas." "And I can piss any where I want to You could've pissed right here Jerry Dave, he did, he pissed all over the joint."

39. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 65,149 | Gross: $78.87M

"Not a very popular place with the brothers My kinda place."

40. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

23 Metascore

Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe

Votes: 36,527 | Gross: $80.82M

"Cause you have a gun No, cause I have a gun and I'll put a cap in your a**."

41. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

36 Metascore

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 73,434 | Gross: $14.64M

"He was always a rather stupidly optimistic man. I mean, I'm sure it came as a great shock to him when he died."

42. Breathless (1983)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

When Jesse Lujack steals a car in Las Vegas and drives down to LA, his criminal ways only escalate- but when will it end?

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 7,946 | Gross: $19.91M

43. Internal Affairs (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf

Votes: 16,321 | Gross: $27.73M

"Sitting there in their little apartment, alone in the dark, playing lollipop with a service revolver."

44. Talk Radio (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama