The Top 100 Movies of the 1980s

like/share ►

Share Top 5 Of This Chart Rank This Chart

Best  |  Worst
Detailed  |  List  |  Gallery
per page

8

Ghostbusters 1984, 105 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Bill MurrayDan AykroydHarold Ramis

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

24

Ran 1985, 162 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Tatsuya NakadaiAkira TeraoJinpachi Nezu

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

26

The Goonies 1985, 114 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Sean AstinJosh BrolinJeff Cohen

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

32

Rain Man 1988, 133 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTom CruiseValeria Golino

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

37

Batman 1989, 126 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Michael KeatonJack NicholsonKim Basinger

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime Thriller

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

40

This Is Spinal Tap 1984, 82 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Rob ReinerMichael McKeanChristopher Guest

Comedy    Mockumentary    Musical

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

41

Platoon 1986, 120 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Charlie SheenTom BerengerWillem Dafoe

Action    Anti-War Film    Combat Films

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

45

Castle in the Sky 1986, 124 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Keiko YokozawaMayumi TanakaKotoe Hatsui

Adventure    Animation    Anime

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

50

Blood Simple 1984, 99 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: John GetzFrances McDormandDan Hedaya

Crime Thriller    Crime    Post-Noir

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

53

Beetlejuice 1988, 92 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Geena DavisCatherine O'HaraAlec Baldwin

Black Comedy    Comedy    Fantasy

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

58

Raising Arizona 1987, 94 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: Nicolas CageHolly HunterTrey Wilson

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

60

Big 1988, 104 min.

Penny Marshall     Starring: Robert LoggiaElizabeth PerkinsJared Rushton

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

find this movie on ►

61

Akira 1988, 124 min.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo     Starring: Mitsuo IwataNozomu SasakiTesshô Genda

Action    Animation    Anime

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

68

Caddyshack 1980, 98 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Chevy ChaseRodney DangerfieldBill Murray

Comedy    Gross-Out Comedy    Slapstick

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

70

Lethal Weapon 1987, 117 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverGary Busey

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

75

The Killer 1989, 111 min.

John Woo     Starring: Chow Yun-FatDanny LeeSally Yeh

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

find this movie on ►

78

Stop Making Sense 1984, 88 min.

Jonathan Demme     Starring: Alex WeirSteve ScalesDavid Byrne

Concert Film    Documentary    Music

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

86

Say Anything... 1989, 100 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: John CusackIone SkyeJohn Mahoney

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

87

Gremlins 1984, 106 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesCorey Feldman

Comedy    Holiday Film    Horror Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

90

Trading Places 1983, 116 min.

John Landis     Starring: Dan AykroydEddie MurphyJamie Lee Curtis

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    Satire

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

93

The Natural 1984, 134 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Robert DuvallGlenn CloseKim Basinger

Americana    Drama    Period Film

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

94

Down by Law 1986, 107 min.

Jim Jarmusch     Starring: Tom WaitsJohn LurieRoberto Benigni

Buddy Film    Comedy    Road Movie

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

95

The Karate Kid 1984, 126 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Ralph MacchioPat MoritaElisabeth Shue

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

98

Stripes 1981, 126 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Bill MurrayWarren OatesP.J. Soles

Comedy    Military Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days

find this movie on ►

Build A Custom Chart

Here are a few examples of ways
you can filter the charts: