The Best Movies of the 1980s

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The Fog 1980, 89 min.

John Carpenter     Starring: Jamie Lee CurtisJohn HousemanAdrienne Barbeau

Ghost Film    Horror    Mystery

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Reds 1981, 194 min.

Warren Beatty     Starring: Warren BeattyDiane KeatonEdward Herrmann

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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203

Angel Heart 1987, 113 min.

Alan Parker     Starring: Mickey RourkeRobert De NiroLisa Bonet

Detective Film    Horror    Mystery

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206

TRON 1982, 96 min.

Steven Lisberger     Starring: Jeff BridgesBruce BoxleitnerDavid Warner

Action    Adventure    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir

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¡Three Amigos! 1986, 104 min.

John Landis     Starring: Steve MartinChevy ChaseMartin Short

Comedy    Comedy Western    Farce

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Local Hero 1983, 111 min.

Bill Forsyth     Starring: Burt LancasterPeter RiegertFulton Mackay

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Lethal Weapon 2 1989, 114 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverJoe Pesci

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Willow 1988, 126 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Val KilmerJoanne WhalleyWarwick Davis

Action    Adventure    Fantasy Adventure

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From Beyond 1986, 86 min.

Stuart Gordon     Starring: Jeffrey CombsBruce McGuireKen Foree

Body Horror    Horror    Sci-Fi Horror

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Pretty in Pink 1986, 96 min.

Howard Deutch     Starring: Molly RingwaldJon CryerJim Haynie

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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Police Story 1985, 90 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanBrigitte LinMaggie Cheung

Action Comedy    Action Thriller    Action

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231

Altered States 1980, 102 min.

Ken Russell     Starring: William HurtBlair BrownCharles Haid

Body Horror    Horror    Mindbender

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234

Starman 1984, 115 min.

John Carpenter     Starring: Richard JaeckelJeff BridgesKaren Allen

Fantasy    Psychological Sci-Fi    Road Movie

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The 'Burbs 1989, 101 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Tom HanksBruce DernCarrie Fisher

Black Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

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The Howling 1981, 91 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Dee WallacePatrick MacneeDennis Dugan

Horror    Monster Film    Mystery

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Red Dawn 1984, 114 min.

John Milius     Starring: Patrick SwayzeC. Thomas HowellLea Thompson

Action Thriller    Action    Adventure Drama

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Eight Men Out 1988, 119 min.

John Sayles     Starring: John CusackClifton JamesMichael Lerner

Americana    Drama    Period Film

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Flash Gordon 1980, 111 min.

Mike Hodges     Starring: Melody AndersonTopolMax von Sydow

Action    Adventure    Adventure Comedy

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244

UHF 1989, 97 min.

Jay Levey     Starring: Weird Al YankovicAnthony GearyStanley Brock

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Media Satire

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Something Wild 1986, 113 min.

Jonathan Demme     Starring: Jeff DanielsMelanie GriffithRay Liotta

Comedy Drama    Drama    Road Movie

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Moonstruck 1987, 102 min.

Norman Jewison     Starring: CherNicolas CageVincent Gardenia

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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Sid and Nancy 1986, 112 min.

Alex Cox     Starring: Gary OldmanChloe WebbDavid Hayman

Addiction Drama    Biopic    Drama

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Salvador 1986, 122 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: James WoodsJames BelushiMichael Murphy

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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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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Silkwood 1983, 131 min.

Mike Nichols     Starring: Meryl StreepKurt RussellCraig T. Nelson

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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The Big Red One 1980, 113 min.

Samuel Fuller     Starring: Lee MarvinMark HamillRobert Carradine

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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Legend 1985, 94 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Tom CruiseMia SaraTim Curry

Adventure    Family-Oriented Fantasy    Fantasy

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A Better Tomorrow 1986, 95 min.

John Woo     Starring: Leslie CheungLung TiWaise Lee

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Uncle Buck 1989, 100 min.

John Hughes     Starring: John CandyAmy MadiganGaby Hoffmann

Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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River's Edge 1986, 99 min.

Tim Hunter     Starring: Keanu ReevesDaniel RoebuckDennis Hopper

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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Roxanne 1987, 107 min.

Fred Schepisi     Starring: Steve MartinDaryl HannahRick Rossovich

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Inferno 1980, 106 min.

Dario Argento     Starring: Irene MiracleLeigh McCloskeyEleonora Giorgi

Horror    Supernatural Horror    Witchcraft

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276

For Your Eyes Only 1981, 127 min.

John Glen     Starring: Roger MooreCarole BouquetTopol

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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Lonesome Dove 1989, 384 min.

Simon Wincer     Starring: Diane LaneTommy Lee JonesRobert Duvall

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Buddy Film

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On Golden Pond 1981, 109 min.

Mark Rydell     Starring: Katharine HepburnHenry FondaJane Fonda

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Family Drama

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Innerspace 1987, 120 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Dennis QuaidMartin ShortMeg Ryan

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Atlantic City 1980, 104 min.

Louis Malle     Starring: Susan SarandonBurt LancasterHollis McLaren

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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The Sure Thing 1985, 100 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: John CusackBoyd GainesTim Robbins

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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Christine 1983, 110 min.

John Carpenter     Starring: Keith GordonJohn StockwellAlexandra Paul

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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The Burning 1981, 91 min.

Tony Maylam     Starring: Brian MatthewsLeah AyresJason Alexander

Horror    Slasher Film

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Arthur 1981, 97 min.

Steve Gordon     Starring: Dudley MooreLiza MinnelliJohn Gielgud

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Comedy

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