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The 50 Best Movies of the 80s

When you think of the '80s, a few images come to mind: shoulder pads, big hair, and all-cheesy-everything—essentially summed up in the Teen Witch "Top That!" dance-off. However, the decade had more to contribute to pop culture than being known as the New Jersey of the 20th century. It was also an era for incredible classic movies, ones that shifted the film industry as we know it.
From John Hughes' The Breakfast Club to Steven Spielberg's E.T., the movies of the 1980s not only shaped its generation, but inspired subsequent generations in every way imaginable. At least a few of these films are guaranteed to be close to your heart: The 50 Best Movies of the '80s.
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1
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
2
Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
3
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
4
The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
5
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
6
Blue Velvet (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
7
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
8
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
9
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
10
Stand by Me (1986)
Stand by Me (1986)
11
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
12
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
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13
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
14
Coming to America (1988)
Coming to America (1988)
15
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
16
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
17
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
18
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
19
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
20
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
21
The King of Comedy (1982)
The King of Comedy (1982)
22
Raising Arizona (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
23
The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
24
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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25
Robocop (1987)
Robocop (1987)
26
Blood Simple (1984)
Blood Simple (1984)
27
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
28
Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
29
Blow Out (1981)
Blow Out (1981)
30
Down by Law (1986)
Down by Law (1986)
31
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
32
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
33
Manhunter (1986)
Manhunter (1986)
34
Day of the Dead (1985)
Day of the Dead (1985)
35
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
36
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead (1981)
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37
They Live (1988)
They Live (1988)
38
The Goonies (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
39
Poltergeist (2015)
Poltergeist (2015)
40
Creepshow (1982)
Creepshow (1982)
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