Underrated 80's Moviesby Lackc | created - 07 Sep 2014 | updated - 07 Sep 2014 | Public
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1. My Bodyguard (1980)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.
Votes: 8,221 | Gross: $22.48M
3. Local Hero (1983)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Votes: 19,794 | Gross: $5.90M
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The media and disaffected teens mistake the acerbic rants of an obnoxious teenage punk rocker as a rallying cry for the women of America, launching her and her talentless group to national stardom.
5. After Hours (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Votes: 53,376 | Gross: $10.60M
6. Lucas (1986)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends - Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love - fall for each other.
Votes: 13,873 | Gross: $8.20M
8. Reckless (1984)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,798 | Gross: $8.29M
10. Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
PG | 99 min | Drama
An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.
Votes: 1,730 | Gross: $0.19M
13. Foxes (1980)
R | 106 min | Drama
A group of four teenage girls come of age in the asphalt desert of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley arranged with a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
14. The Stunt Man (1980)
R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.
Votes: 8,266 | Gross: $7.06M
16. The Chocolate War (1988)
R | 100 min | Drama
A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,968 | Gross: $0.30M
18. Long Gone (1987 TV Movie)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.
19. River's Edge (1986)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
Votes: 14,931 | Gross: $4.60M
20. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
R | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.
Votes: 4,970 | Gross: $9.18M
21. Blow Out (1981)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.
Votes: 40,350 | Gross: $13.75M
22. Into the Night (1985)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After discovering that his wife is cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer accidentally meets, and tries to help a beautiful model on the run from some extremely dangerous people.
Votes: 10,353 | Gross: $7.56M
23. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) decides to investigate.
Votes: 18,165 | Gross: $19.74M
24. Wish You Were Here (1987)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age.... See full summary »
Votes: 2,475 | Gross: $3.28M
25. Used Cars (1980)
R | 113 min | Comedy
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.