The Best Movies of the 1980s

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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

1985    Paul Schrader    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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All of Me

1984    Carl Reiner    Not Rated

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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403

Child's Play

1988    Tom Holland    Rated R

Horror    Supernatural Horror    Thriller

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Streets of Fire

1984    Walter Hill    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Biker Film

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Vampire Hunter D

1985    Toyoo Ashida    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Dystopian Film

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406

The Land Before Time

1988    Don Bluth    Rated G

Animation    Family    Family-Oriented Fantasy

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407

St. Elmo's Fire

1985    Joel Schumacher    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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408

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

1985    Guy Hamilton    Rated PG13

Action    Glamorized Spy Film    Martial Arts

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409

Licence to Kill

1989    John Glen    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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House

1986    Steve Miner    Rated R

Comedy    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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411

Modern Romance

1981    Albert Brooks    Rated R

Comedy    Romantic Comedy    Sophisticated Comedy

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412

Cocoon

1985    Ron Howard    Rated PG13

Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Comedy    Comedy

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413

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

1988    Stephen Chiodo    Rated PG13

Alien Invasion Films    Comedy    Horror

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414

Creepshow 2

1987    Michael Gornick    Rated R

Anthology Film    Black Comedy    Horror

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415

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

1983    Bruce Gowers    Not Rated

Comedy    Concert Film    Made-for-Television

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416

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

1986    Tom McLoughlin    Rated R

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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417

Can't Buy Me Love

1987    Steve Rash    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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418

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

1982    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Reunion Films

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419

Conan the Destroyer

1984    Richard Fleischer    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Sword-and-Sorcery

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420

Bad Taste

1987    Peter Jackson    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

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421

Burden of Dreams

1982    Les Blank    Not Rated

Biography    Documentary    Media Documentary

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422

The Long Riders

1980    Walter Hill    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Ensemble Film

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423

The Big Easy

1986    Jim McBride    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Mystery

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425

Hope and Glory

1987    John Boorman    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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426

Nighthawks

1981    Bruce Malmuth    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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427

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

1989    Joe Johnston    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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428

The Fabulous Baker Boys

1989    Steve Kloves    Rated R

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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429

Lucas

1986    David Seltzer    Rated PG13

Romance    Comedy Drama    Teen Movie

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430

Johnny Dangerously

1984    Amy Heckerling    Rated PG13

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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431

The Bounty

1984    Roger Donaldson    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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432

Porky's

1982    Bob Clark    Rated R

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Sex Comedy

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433

Tango & Cash

1989    Andrey Konchalovskiy    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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434

Never Say Never Again

1983    Irvin Kershner    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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435

Phantasm II

1988    Don Coscarelli    Rated R

Horror    Supernatural Horror

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436

Hairspray

1988    John Waters    Rated PG

Comedy    Dance Film    Period Film

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437

Cat's Eye

1985    Lewis Teague    Rated PG13

Anthology Film    Horror    Psychological Horror

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438

Fame

1980    Alan Parker    Rated PG

Dance Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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439

Pumpkinhead

1988    Stan Winston    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Supernatural Horror

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440

The Last Metro

1980    François Truffaut    Rated PG

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Showbiz Drama

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441

Motel Hell

1980    Kevin Connor    Rated R

Black Comedy    Cannibal Film    Horror

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442

The Jewel of the Nile

1985    Lewis Teague    Rated PG

Adventure    Romance    Adventure Comedy

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443

Overboard

1987    Garry Marshall    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romantic Comedy

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444

Valley Girl

1983    Martha Coolidge    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Coming-of-Age

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445

Steel Magnolias

1989    Herbert Ross    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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446

The Hit

1984    Stephen Frears    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Crime

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447

April Fool's Day

1986    Fred Walton    Rated R

Horror    Mystery    Slasher Film

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448

The Money Pit

1986    Richard Benjamin    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Slapstick

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449

Heaven's Gate

1980    Michael Cimino    Rated R

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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450

Three O'Clock High

1987    Phil Joanou    Rated PG13

Comedy    Farce    Teen Movie

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451

The Dead Pool

1988    Buddy Van Horn    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Police Detective Film

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452

Friday the 13th Part III

1982    Steve Miner    Rated R

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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453

Alien Nation

1988    Graham Baker    Not Rated

Action    Buddy Film    Police Detective Film

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Kiss of the Spider Woman

1985    Hector Babenco    Rated R

Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film    Prison Film

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455

Cannibal Holocaust

1980    Ruggero Deodato    Not Rated

Cannibal Film    Exploitation Film    Found Footage Film

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456

The Karate Kid, Part II

1986    John G. Avildsen    Rated PG

Action    Comedy Drama    Drama

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The Funhouse

1981    Tobe Hooper    Rated R

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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458

Children of a Lesser God

1986    Randa Haines    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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Absence of Malice

1981    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Message Movie

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Bad Boys

1983    Rick Rosenthal    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Stand and Deliver

1988    Ramón Menéndez    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Coming-of-Age    Docudrama

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The Witches of Eastwick

1987    George Miller (II)    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Fantasy

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464

Cat People

1982    Paul Schrader    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Fantasy

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Running on Empty

1988    Sidney Lumet    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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Summer School

1987    Carl Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Teen Movie

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

1989    Arthur Hiller    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Odd Couple Film

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Jackie Chan's Project A

1983    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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The Secret of My Success

1987    Herbert Ross    Rated PG13

Comedy    Farce    Urban Comedy

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470

F/X

1986    Robert Mandel    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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471

A View to a Kill

1985    John Glen    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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472

Pieces

1982    Juan Piquer Simón    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Horror    Mystery

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Anne of Green Gables

1985    Kevin Sullivan    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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City of the Living Dead

1980    Lucio Fulci    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Horror    Monster Film

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475

The Golden Child

1986    Michael Ritchie    Rated PG13

Action    Comedy    Fantasy Comedy

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476

The Beastmaster

1982    Don Coscarelli    Rated PG

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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477

Seems Like Old Times

1980    Jay Sandrich    Rated PG

Comedy    Farce    Screwball Comedy

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478

Dragnet

1987    Tom Mankiewicz    Rated PG13

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Crime

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479

Stakeout

1987    John Badham    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Police Comedy

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

1981    Jamie Uys    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Slapstick

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481

Where the Buffalo Roam

1980    Art Linson    Rated R

Comedy    Satire    Absurd Comedy

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482

The Falcon and the Snowman

1985    John Schlesinger    Rated R

Docudrama    Drama    Spy Film

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483

Throw Momma from the Train

1987    Danny DeVito    Rated PG13

Black Comedy    Comedy    Crime

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484

The Toxic Avenger

1984    Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Black Comedy

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485

Basket Case

1982    Frank Henenlotter    Rated R

Black Comedy    Body Horror    Horror

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486

Brubaker

1980    Stuart Rosenberg    Rated R

Docudrama    Drama    Prison Film

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487

Melvin and Howard

1980    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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488

Running Scared

1986    Peter Hyams    Rated R

Adventure    Buddy Film    Police Detective Film

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489

Educating Rita

1983    Lewis Gilbert    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Victory

1981    John Huston    Rated PG

Drama    Escape Film    Period Film

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Gorillas in the Mist

1988    Michael Apted    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Biopic

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My Bodyguard

1980    Tony Bill    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Teen Movie

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493

Tampopo

1985    Jûzô Itami    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Foreign Language Film

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494

Never Cry Wolf

1983    Carroll Ballard    Rated PG

Adventure    Animal Picture    Adventure Drama

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495

Peggy Sue Got Married

1986    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated PG13

Americana    Comedy    Fantasy

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Waxwork

1988    Anthony Hickox    Rated R

Fantasy    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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497

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

1988    Keenen Ivory Wayans    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Blaxploitation

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498

Mask

1985    Peter Bogdanovich    Rated PG13

Biopic    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Accidental Tourist

1988    Lawrence Kasdan    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Hamburger Hill

1987    John Irvin    Rated R

War    War Drama    Combat Films

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