The Best 80s Moviesby OliviaOdd | created - 6 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
My favorite movies that was made in the 1980s
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1. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 1,080,582 | Gross: $210.61M
This must the THE most iconic movie of the 1980s. A must see!
2. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 489,633 | Gross: $118.50M
3. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 240,169 | Gross: $65.21M
4. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 126,637 | Gross: $49.53M
Two great comedians in the same movie. What can go wrong?
5. Overboard (1987)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.
Votes: 53,813 | Gross: $26.71M
6. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 704,733 | Gross: $32.87M
7. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.
Votes: 662,323 | Gross: $85.16M
This is the follow up to the cult-movie "Alien" made in 1979. According to me this is the best Alienmovie.
8. Ghostbusters (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Votes: 361,245 | Gross: $238.63M
An iconic 80s movie. Not really a favorite of mine but it still earns a place on this list!
9. Beware of the Jönsson Gang (1981)
89 min | Comedy, Crime
The movie begins with the Jönsson gang making a minor burglary. It goes wrong and the gang leader, Sickan, gets caught. After he has spent 10 months in jail, Vanheden and Rocky come to ... See full summary »
A Swedish cult-movie where the criminals are "the good guys". The follow-up movies are also really great. I have watched these movies so many times and I love them!
10. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
Votes: 61,446 | Gross: $20.50M
If you want to watch a really weird, crazy and funny film you should definitely watch Top secret!
11. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 16,955 | Gross: $3.13M
A beautiful British movie with gay-love theme set in the 1910s.
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Votes: 896,632 | Gross: $248.16M
One of the best adventure movies ever made (according to me)
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 455,413 | Gross: $179.87M
My favorite of all the Indiana jones movies.
15. The Goonies (1985)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Votes: 248,711 | Gross: $61.50M
A really great adventure movie for the whole family.
16. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 162,969 | Gross: $71.32M
This is one of my absolute favorite Christmas-movies.
17. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Votes: 49,842 | Gross: $30.22M
18. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
Votes: 267,646 | Gross: $73.71M
I like Tim Burton, he is so weird, and so is this movie.
19. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 169,010 | Gross: $234.76M
A movie I have watched many times. The music is so 80s and iconic! I love Axels personality! The two follow-up movies are also really really good.
20. Police Academy (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Votes: 116,499 | Gross: $81.20M
There are 7 police academy movies but the first one is absolutely the best! (The second is also really good)
21. Fletch (1985)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 48,512 | Gross: $50.61M
22. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first.
Votes: 65,993 | Gross: $42.04M
The scene when Steve Martin as "Ruprecht" sits at the table with his fork is so hilarious!
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 155,809 | Gross: $78.76M
Like "Top Secret" this is a really crazy movie but also really funny.
24. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Votes: 49,535 | Gross: $46.91M
25. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Votes: 94,147 | Gross: $174.64M
26. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery
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.
Votes: 15,399 | Gross: $10.98M
28. G (1983)
109 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Three friends, Robban, Alexander and Kim has just left the compulsory school, and now they consider themselves grown-up and mature, being 16 years old. During the summer holiday they also ... See full summary »
A Swedish youth cult-movie. One of Swedens most important films that were made in the 80s.
29. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.
Votes: 14,102 | Gross: $5.60M
Not a high-quality movie but it sure is entertaining and I love Elvira!