The Best 'Academy Award Best Picture Winning' Movies of the 1980s

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Rain Man 1988, 133 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTom CruiseValeria Golino

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Platoon 1986, 120 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Charlie SheenTom BerengerWillem Dafoe

Action    Anti-War Film    Combat Films

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Gandhi 1982, 188 min.

Richard Attenborough     Starring: Edward FoxJohn GielgudTrevor Howard

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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Chariots of Fire 1981, 123 min.

Hugh Hudson     Starring: Ben CrossIan CharlesonDaniel Gerroll

Drama    Period Film    Sports Drama

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