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1980s Essential Movies

The '80s paved the way for cinema's future with many breakthroughs in drama, action, comedy, horror, animation and family movies. This list includes wonderful films of all genres, still very watchable today, and essential to be a true '80s fan.
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The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
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Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
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Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
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Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
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The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
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Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
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The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
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Return of the Jedi (1983)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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Beetlejuice (1988)
Beetlejuice (1988)
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Batman (1989)
Batman (1989)
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21
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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Stand by Me (1986)
Stand by Me (1986)
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Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
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Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
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Scarface (1983)
Scarface (1983)
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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The Goonies (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
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Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead (1981)
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Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
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Amadeus (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
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33
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
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The Fly (1986)
The Fly (1986)
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Predator (1987)
Predator (1987)
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Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th (1980)
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Rain Man (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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