The Best Movies of the 1980s

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Good Morning, Vietnam

1987    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Military Comedy

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The Color Purple

1985    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Drama    Feminist Film    Marriage Drama

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203

The Big Chill

1983    Lawrence Kasdan    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Angel Heart

1987    Alan Parker    Rated R

Detective Film    Horror    Mystery

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Willow

1988    Ron Howard    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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Reds

1981    Warren Beatty    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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Pretty in Pink

1986    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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Risky Business

1983    Paul Brickman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Weird Science

1985    John Hughes    Rated PG13

Based-on-Comics    Buddy Film    Comedy

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Lethal Weapon 2

1989    Richard Donner    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Romancing the Stone

1984    Robert Zemeckis    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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213

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

1989    Terry Gilliam    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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The Last Starfighter

1984    Nick Castle    Rated PG

Action    Comedy    Science Fiction

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Hellraiser

1987    Clive Barker    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Religious Horror

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Jean de Florette

1986    Claude Berri    Rated PG

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Period Film

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Stardust Memories

1980    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy

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My Life as a Dog

1985    Lasse Hallström    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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A Room With a View

1985    James Ivory    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Costume Romance

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223

The Howling

1981    Joe Dante    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Mystery

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224

Local Hero

1983    Bill Forsyth    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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225

Red Dawn

1984    John Milius    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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226

Little Shop of Horrors

1986    Frank Oz    Rated PG13

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Horror

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227

The Changeling

1980    Peter Medak    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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229

Starman

1984    John Carpenter    Rated PG

Fantasy    Psychological Sci-Fi    Road Movie

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230

The 'Burbs

1989    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Black Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

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231

Flash Gordon

1980    Mike Hodges    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Adventure Comedy

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232

The Hitcher

1986    Robert Harmon    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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233

The Secret of NIMH

1982    Don Bluth    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Family

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Rocky IV

1985    Sylvester Stallone    Rated PG

Drama    Political Drama    Sports Drama

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235

Tenebre

1982    Dario Argento    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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236

Altered States

1980    Ken Russell    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Mindbender

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237

Moonstruck

1987    Norman Jewison    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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238

Sid and Nancy

1986    Alex Cox    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Biopic    Drama

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239

Eight Men Out

1988    John Sayles    Rated PG

Americana    Drama    Period Film

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240

Breaker Morant

1980    Bruce Beresford    Rated PG

Anti-War Film    Australian New Wave    Courtroom Drama

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241

UHF

1989    Jay Levey    Rated PG13

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Media Satire

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242

From Beyond

1986    Stuart Gordon    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Science Fiction

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244

Rocky III

1982    Sylvester Stallone    Rated PG

Drama    Melodrama    Sports Drama

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245

Something Wild

1986    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Road Movie

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246

The Great Muppet Caper

1981    Jim Henson    Not Rated

Adventure Comedy    Based-on-Television    Comedy

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Young Guns

1988    Christopher Cain    Rated R

Outlaw    Western

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248

Legend

1985    Ridley Scott    Rated PG

Adventure    Family-Oriented Fantasy    Fantasy

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249

Revenge of the Nerds

1984    Jeff Kanew    Rated R

Comedy    Teen Movie    Sex Comedy

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The Big Red One

1980    Samuel Fuller    Rated PG

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1988    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Marriage Drama

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Friday the 13th

1980    Sean S. Cunningham    Rated R

Horror    Mystery    Slasher Film

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Roxanne

1987    Fred Schepisi    Rated PG

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Chariots of Fire

1981    Hugh Hudson    Rated PG

Drama    Period Film    Sports Drama

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Commando

1985    Mark L. Lester    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Revenge Film

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Clash of the Titans

1981    Desmond Davis    Rated PG

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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Victor/Victoria

1982    Blake Edwards    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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Uncle Buck

1989    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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Body Double

1984    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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Salvador

1986    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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On Golden Pond

1981    Mark Rydell    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Family Drama

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The Transformers: The Movie

1986    Nelson Shin    Rated PG

Action    Animation    Based-on-Television

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For Your Eyes Only

1981    John Glen    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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267

Coal Miner's Daughter

1980    Michael Apted    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Innerspace

1987    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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The Hidden

1987    Jack Sholder    Rated R

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Chase Movie

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A Better Tomorrow

1986    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Arthur

1981    Steve Gordon    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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An Officer and a Gentleman

1982    Taylor Hackford    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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273

Born on the Fourth of July

1989    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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Ladyhawke

1985    Richard Donner    Rated PG13

Adventure    Costume Adventure    Costume Romance

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Some Kind of Wonderful

1987    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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276

Nineteen Eighty-Four

1984    Michael Radford    Rated R

Drama    Dystopian Film    Political Satire

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Roger & Me

1989    Michael Moore    Rated R

Culture and Society    Documentary    Social Issues

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Out of Africa

1985    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Costume Romance

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279

Dune

1984    David Lynch    Rated PG13

Action    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Action

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The Beyond

1981    Lucio Fulci    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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Parenthood

1989    Ron Howard    Rated PG13

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Ensemble Film

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The Sure Thing

1985    Rob Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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283

The Muppets Take Manhattan

1984    Frank Oz    Rated G

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Family

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Police Story

1985    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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285

River's Edge

1986    Tim Hunter    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Juvenile Delinquency Film

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No Way Out

1987    Roger Donaldson    Rated R

Political Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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Driving Miss Daisy

1989    Bruce Beresford    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Message Movie

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Christine

1983    John Carpenter    Rated R

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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The Year of Living Dangerously

1982    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Australian New Wave    Drama    Political Drama

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Spies Like Us

1985    John Landis    Rated PG

Comedy    Spy Film    Action

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Silkwood

1983    Mike Nichols    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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Atlantic City

1980    Louis Malle    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Flight of the Navigator

1986    Randal Kleiser    Rated PG

Family    Science Fiction    Action

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My Bloody Valentine

1981    George Mihalka    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Horror    Slasher Film

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295

Bloodsport

1988    Newt Arnold    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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The Burning

1981    Tony Maylam    Rated R

Horror    Slasher Film

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Adventures in Babysitting

1987    Chris Columbus    Rated PG13

Comedy    Teen Movie

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Manon of the Spring

1986    Claude Berri    Rated PG

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Melodrama

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Heartbreak Ridge

1986    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Drama    Combat Films    War Drama

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