The Best Movies of the 1980s

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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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203

The Running Man

1987    Paul Michael Glaser    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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204

Pretty in Pink

1986    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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205

Good Morning, Vietnam

1987    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Military Comedy

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206

Risky Business

1983    Paul Brickman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Willow

1988    Ron Howard    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Drama

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209

Weird Science

1985    John Hughes    Rated PG13

Based-on-Comics    Buddy Film    Comedy

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Reds

1981    Warren Beatty    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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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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214

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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219

Jean de Florette

1986    Claude Berri    Rated PG

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Period Film

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Local Hero

1983    Bill Forsyth    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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The Howling

1981    Joe Dante    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Mystery

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222

Little Shop of Horrors

1986    Frank Oz    Rated PG13

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Horror

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223

A Room With a View

1985    James Ivory    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Costume Romance

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224

Red Dawn

1984    John Milius    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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226

Starman

1984    John Carpenter    Rated PG

Fantasy    Psychological Sci-Fi    Road Movie

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227

The 'Burbs

1989    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Black Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

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228

My Life as a Dog

1985    Lasse Hallström    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

Up by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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229

Stardust Memories

1980    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy

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230

The Secret of NIMH

1982    Don Bluth    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Family

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231

The Hitcher

1986    Robert Harmon    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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Flash Gordon

1980    Mike Hodges    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Adventure Comedy

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233

The Changeling

1980    Peter Medak    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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Sid and Nancy

1986    Alex Cox    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Biopic    Drama

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235

Rocky IV

1985    Sylvester Stallone    Rated PG

Drama    Political Drama    Sports Drama

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236

Moonstruck

1987    Norman Jewison    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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237

From Beyond

1986    Stuart Gordon    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Science Fiction

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238

UHF

1989    Jay Levey    Rated PG13

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Media Satire

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239

Legend

1985    Ridley Scott    Rated PG

Family-Oriented Fantasy    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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240

Rocky III

1982    Sylvester Stallone    Rated PG

Drama    Melodrama    Sports Drama

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242

Altered States

1980    Ken Russell    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Mindbender

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243

Breaker Morant

1980    Bruce Beresford    Rated PG

Anti-War Film    Australian New Wave    Courtroom Drama

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244

The Great Muppet Caper

1981    Jim Henson    Not Rated

Adventure Comedy    Based-on-Television    Comedy

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245

Something Wild

1986    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Road Movie

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246

Revenge of the Nerds

1984    Jeff Kanew    Rated R

Comedy    Teen Movie    Sex Comedy

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Young Guns

1988    Christopher Cain    Rated R

Outlaw    Western

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249

Friday the 13th

1980    Sean S. Cunningham    Rated R

Horror    Mystery    Slasher Film

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250

Eight Men Out

1988    John Sayles    Rated PG

Americana    Drama    Period Film

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251

Clash of the Titans

1981    Desmond Davis    Rated PG

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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Chariots of Fire

1981    Hugh Hudson    Rated PG

Drama    Period Film    Sports Drama

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Roxanne

1987    Fred Schepisi    Rated PG

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1988    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Marriage Drama

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The Big Red One

1980    Samuel Fuller    Rated PG

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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256

Victor/Victoria

1982    Blake Edwards    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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Tenebre

1982    Dario Argento    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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Uncle Buck

1989    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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Commando

1985    Mark L. Lester    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Revenge Film

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262

Body Double

1984    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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263

Ladyhawke

1985    Richard Donner    Rated PG13

Adventure    Costume Adventure    Costume Romance

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On Golden Pond

1981    Mark Rydell    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Family Drama

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265

The Hidden

1987    Jack Sholder    Rated R

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Chase Movie

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266

Salvador

1986    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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267

For Your Eyes Only

1981    John Glen    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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268

The Transformers: The Movie

1986    Nelson Shin    Rated PG

Action    Animation    Based-on-Television

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269

An Officer and a Gentleman

1982    Taylor Hackford    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Some Kind of Wonderful

1987    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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Arthur

1981    Steve Gordon    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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272

Born on the Fourth of July

1989    Oliver Stone    Rated R

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

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273

Innerspace

1987    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Out of Africa

1985    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

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

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Roger & Me

1989    Michael Moore    Rated R

Culture and Society    Documentary    Social Issues

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276

Nineteen Eighty-Four

1984    Michael Radford    Rated R

Drama    Dystopian Film    Political Satire

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277

Dune

1984    David Lynch    Rated PG13

Action    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Action

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278

Coal Miner's Daughter

1980    Michael Apted    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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279

The Sure Thing

1985    Rob Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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Parenthood

1989    Ron Howard    Rated PG13

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Ensemble Film

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Atlantic City

1980    Louis Malle    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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282

The Muppets Take Manhattan

1984    Frank Oz    Rated G

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Family

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283

Driving Miss Daisy

1989    Bruce Beresford    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Message Movie

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Police Story

1985    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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285

A Better Tomorrow

1986    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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286

Silkwood

1983    Mike Nichols    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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287

River's Edge

1986    Tim Hunter    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Juvenile Delinquency Film

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Spies Like Us

1985    John Landis    Rated PG

Comedy    Spy Film    Action

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No Way Out

1987    Roger Donaldson    Rated R

Political Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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290

Bloodsport

1988    Newt Arnold    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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291

My Bloody Valentine

1981    George Mihalka    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Horror    Slasher Film

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Christine

1983    John Carpenter    Rated R

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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293

The Year of Living Dangerously

1982    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Australian New Wave    Drama    Political Drama

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The Beyond

1981    Lucio Fulci    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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295

Flight of the Navigator

1986    Randal Kleiser    Rated PG

Family    Science Fiction    Action

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Heartbreak Ridge

1986    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Drama    Combat Films    War Drama

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Halloween II

1981    Rick Rosenthal    Rated R

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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Young Sherlock Holmes

1985    Barry Levinson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Detective Film

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Adventures in Babysitting

1987    Chris Columbus    Rated PG13

Comedy    Teen Movie

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