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1. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 171,779 | Gross: $51.69M

2. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)

PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music

8.7
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Forrest J. Ackerman, Reed Armstrong

Votes: 15,381

3. Michael Jackson: Bad (1987 Video)

PG | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Michael Jackson, Adam Nathan, Pedro Sanchez, Wesley Snipes

Votes: 5,240

4. Madonna: Papa Don't Preach (1986 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Music video for the Madonna single from the album 'True Blue'.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Madonna, Danny Aiello, Erika Belle, Debi Mazar

Votes: 723

5. Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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Music video for 'Ghostbusters' by Ray Parker Jr.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Ray Parker Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Ollie Brown, John Candy

Votes: 807

6. Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Crime, Music

8.5
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1983 hit single "Beat It."

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Michael Jackson, Michael DeLorenzo, Tony Fields, Tracii Guns

Votes: 1,579

7. ZZ Top: Sharp Dressed Man (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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ZZ Top performs in the music video "Sharp Dressed Man" from the album "Eliminator" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The video opens on the ZZ Top Eliminator car as it drives through ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Galyn Görg

Votes: 202

8. Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.9
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Official music video for "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy.

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Rick James, Eddie Murphy

Votes: 96

9. Madonna: La Isla Bonita (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Spanish influenced music video for the Madonna single from the album 'True Blue'.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 647

10. Madonna: Material Girl (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Madonna pays homage to Marilyn Monroe in the music video for the second single from her icon album 'Like A Virgin'.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Deke Anderson, Victor Ho, Regan Patno

Votes: 787

11. Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (1983 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

8.4
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A music video for Michael Jackson's song 'Billie Jean'.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Michael Jackson, Simon Fields, Raquel Peña

Votes: 1,693

12. Madonna: Like a Prayer (1989 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.1
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Music video for Madonna's song Like a Prayer.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Tony Ward, Leon

Votes: 974

13. Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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A music video for the song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' by Twisted Sister.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda

Votes: 572

14. A-Ha: Take on Me (1985 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

8.5
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Official music video for "Take on Me" by A-Ha.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: A-Ha, Bunty Bailey, Alfie Curtis, Magne Furuholmen

Votes: 1,574

15. Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al (1986 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.7
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The music video for the song "You Can Call Me Al" by an American musician Paul Simon from the 1986 album "Graceland".

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Paul Simon, Chevy Chase

Votes: 492

16. Madonna: Cherish (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Madonna music video featuring mermen for the single from the album 'Like A Prayer'.

Director: Herb Ritts | Stars: Madonna, Tony Ward

Votes: 537

17. Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark (1984 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.2
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Brian De Palma directs the great Bruce Springsteen in one of the most iconic video clips of the 1980's. In it, the boss Springsteen performs his hit "Dancing in the Dark" to a large and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, Steven Van Zandt, Max Weinberg

Votes: 687

18. Toto: Rosanna (1982 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.9
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The promotional video for Toto's classic hit "Rosanna" has Cynthia Rhodes in the title role, dancing and charming the guys around her, which includes the band members playing the song in ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: TOTO, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich

Votes: 292

19. Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a popular worldwide hit song by musician Bobby McFerrin. The "instruments" in the a cappella song are entirely overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Takahashi | Stars: Bill Irwin, Bobby McFerrin, Robin Williams

Votes: 490

20. Talking Heads: Wild Wild Life (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Talking Heads perform in the music video "Wild Wild Life" from the album "True Stories" recorded for Sire Records. On a club stage in front of a band and a wall of televisions, a variety of... See full summary »

Director: David Byrne | Stars: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, John Goodman, Jerry Harrison

Votes: 146

21. Madonna: Like a Virgin (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Iconic music video for Madonna's single, off the album of the same name.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Charlie

Votes: 805

22. ZZ Top: Gimme All Your Lovin' (1983 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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Directed by Tim Newman, the video features ZZ Top playing at a gas station, along with actor/model Peter Tramm playing a young gas station mechanic, and introduces classic ZZ elements such ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill

Votes: 220

23. Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.3
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Cyndi Lauper's official music video for 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun'.

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Laura Baler, Lon Chaney, Cyndi Lauper, Patsy Ruth Miller

Votes: 819

24. Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel (1987 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.9
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel."

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jackson, Sean Cheesman, La Toya Jackson, Joe Seneca

Votes: 1,053

25. Madonna: Who's That Girl (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Music video for the Madonna single from the film and soundtrack of 'Who's That Girl'.

Directors: Peter Rosenthal, James Foley | Stars: Madonna, Griffin Dunne, Chris Finch

Votes: 458

26. Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Music video to Robert Palmer's smash classic hit "Addicted to Love", one of the most iconic clips of the 1980's and also one of the most spoofed as well. It consists of Palmer performing ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Donovan | Stars: Robert Palmer, Julie Pankhurst, Patty Kelly, Mak Gilchrist

Votes: 584

27. Billy Joel: We Didn't Start the Fire (1989 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music

7.7
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A music video for the single was directed by Chris Blum. Billy Joel acts as an unseen but omnipresent observer. During each chorus, Joel wearing sunglasses (similar to Roy Orbison's) ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Blum | Stars: Billy Joel, Melody Knighton, Marlee Matlin, Lupe McDonald

Votes: 502

28. Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.3
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Cyndi Lauper performs in the music video "Time After Time" from the album "She's So Unusual" recorded for Epic Records. Cyndi Lauper plays a young woman who is forced to leave her boyfriend... See full summary »

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Charles Boyer, Marlene Dietrich, Francis Larkin, Cyndi Lauper

Votes: 686

29. Madonna: Crazy for You (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Madonna croons for the lovers of 'Vision Quest' in this music video using footage from the film.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Madonna, Matthew Modine

Votes: 433

30. ZZ Top: Legs (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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ZZ Top performs in the music video "Legs" from the album "Eliminator" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. A employee of a shoe store is harassed as she goes to see her boyfriend who is a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: ZZ Top, Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Wendy Frazier

Votes: 209

31. A Flock of Seagulls: Space Age Love Song (1982 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.4
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A Flock of Seagulls perform in the music video "Space Age Love Song" from the album "A Flock of Seagulls" recorded for Jive Records. Mike Score sings and the band plays their instruments on... See full summary »

Director: Tony van den Ende | Star: A Flock of Seagulls

Votes: 27

32. Madonna: True Blue (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Music video for the Madonna single from the album of the same name.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Madonna, Erika Belle, Debi Mazar

Votes: 500

33. Michael Jackson: Dirty Diana (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.8
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Michael Jackson stars in 'Dirty Diana', the short-film for his hit single of the same name.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Lisa Dean, Michael Jackson, Jaime Monroy, Steve Stevens

Votes: 851

34. Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988 Video)

10 min | Short, Music

8.9
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1988 hit single "Smooth Criminal."

Director: Colin Chilvers | Stars: Michael Jackson, Brandon Quintin Adams, Kelley Parker, Sean Lennon

Votes: 1,807

35. Robert Palmer: Simply Irresistible (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Terence Donovan | Stars: Cheryl Day, Kim Jones, Karen Aubrey McElfresh, Robert Palmer

Votes: 350

36. Madonna: Express Yourself (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.7
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Music video by Madonna performing 'Express Yourself'.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Madonna, Cameron Alborzian, Todd Gordon, Gustav Vintas

Votes: 867

37. Elton John: I'm Still Standing (1983 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Official music video for "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Elton John, Sandy Strallen, Bruno Tonioli

Votes: 191

38. USA for Africa: We Are the World (1985 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.5
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The music video showed the recording of "We Are the World".

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers

Votes: 471

39. Madonna: Lucky Star (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Music video for Madonna's single from her 1983 debut self-titled album. Her fourth video, but the first to get her widely noticed for her fashion.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Madonna, Erika Belle, Christopher Ciccone

Votes: 448

40. Bobby Brown: On Our Own (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

5.8
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In the official music video for his song "On Our Own", Bobby Brown performs the song while surrounded by images and celebrities from New York, with clips from the film "Ghostbusters II" mixed in.

Stars: Bobby Brown, Big Daddy Kane, Jane Curtin, Malcolm S. Forbes

Votes: 54

41. Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (1985 Video)

7 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Music video for Kate Bush's song Cloudbusting about Wilhelm Reich. In 1950s Oregon, Reich and his son Peter (played by Bush) are trying to make his rainmaking machine work before the government agents arrive to arrest him.

Director: Julian Doyle | Stars: Kate Bush, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 129

42. Billy Joel: Uptown Girl (1983 Video)

3 min | Short, Music, Romance

7.1
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The title character in the music video was played by Christie Brinkley, whom Billy Joel married two years later. Different versions of the music video opening were produced, in which an ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel

Votes: 590

43. Laura Branigan: Self Control (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

8.1
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Video clip for Laura Branigan: Self Control.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Laura Branigan, Russell Clark

Votes: 212

44. The B-52's: Love Shack (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.8
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The B-52's perform in the music video "Love Shack" from the album "Cosmic Thing" recorded for Reprise Records. The band drive through the woods on a dirt road in an open top convertible as ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Kate Pierson, RuPaul, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland

Votes: 48

45. REO Speedwagon: Keep on Loving You (1980 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music

6.2
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The music video for REO Speedwagon performing "Keep on Loving You".

Stars: Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, REO Speedwagon

Votes: 8

46. Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.4
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The video features actor Mark Metcalf, best known as the sadistic Neidermeyer from the movie National Lampoon's "Animal House" released in 1978. Here, he plays a ferocious teacher who ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Twisted Sister, Jay Jay French, Stephen Furst, Mark Mendoza

Votes: 396

47. Bruce Willis: Respect Yourself (1987 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

5.9
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Bruce Willis performs in the music video "Respect Yourself" from the album "The Return of Bruno" recorded for Motown Records. A doo-wop performs on stage of a night club. Bruno is told to ... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Bruce Willis, Pat McCormick, The Pointer Sisters, June Pointer

Votes: 35

48. Pet Shop Boys: Always on My Mind (1987 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Music video for Pet Shop Boys: Always on My Mind

Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Joss Ackland, Chris Lowe, Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant

Votes: 87

49. John Parr: St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.7
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John Parr performs in the music video "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" from the original motion picture soundtrack to the film St. Elmo's Fire (1985) recorded for Atlantic Records. John ... See full summary »

Stars: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore

Votes: 49

50. Alphaville: Forever Young (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.4
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The music video for the song "Forever Young" by the German synth-pop band Alphaville from their 1984 debut album of the same name.

Director: Brian Ward | Stars: Alphaville, Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens

Votes: 66



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