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The Best Movies From the 1980s

A list of the best movies of the 80s. These are the most popular films of the 1980s. While the 1980s is largely known for Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, and the musical montage, it is also the decade that brought us "The Empire Strikes Back" and all three of the good Indiana Jones films. The movies on this list were each a top ten grossing film in the year they were released. If you're looking to find out what the 1980s were all about, then watching a movie on this list would be a great place to start! Vote on the best 80s movies and share your super 80s knowledge with the world!
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Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
3
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
4
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
5
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
6
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
7
The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
8
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
9
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
10
The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
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The Goonies (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
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Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
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13
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
14
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
15
Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
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Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
17
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
18
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
19
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
20
Top Gun (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
21
Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
22
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
23
Stand by Me (1986)
Stand by Me (1986)
24
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
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25
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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Batman (1989)
Batman (1989)
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The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
28
Blue Velvet (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
29
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
30
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
31
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
32
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
33
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
34
Escape From New York (1981)
Escape From New York (1981)
35
Beetlejuice (1988)
Beetlejuice (1988)
36
First Blood (1982)
First Blood (1982)
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37
Cadyshack
Cadyshack
38
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
39
Scarface (1983)
Scarface (1983)
40
Predator (1987)
Predator (1987)
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