The Best Movies of the 1980s

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401

Eddie Murphy: Delirious 1983, 70 min.

Bruce Gowers     Starring: Eddie Murphy

Comedy    Concert Film    Made-for-Television

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402

Bachelor Party 1984, 105 min.

Neal Israel     Starring: Adrian ZmedRobert PrescottAngela Aames

Comedy    Sex Comedy

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407

Bad Taste 1987, 91 min.

Peter Jackson     Starring: Terry PotterPete O'HerneCraig Smith

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

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408

Octopussy 1983, 131 min.

John Glen     Starring: Roger MooreMaud AdamsLouis Jourdan

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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410

All of Me 1984, 93 min.

Carl Reiner     Starring: Steve MartinLily TomlinDana Elcar

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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411

Child's Play 1988, 87 min.

Tom Holland     Starring: Catherine HicksChris SarandonJack Colvin

Horror    Supernatural Horror    Thriller

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415

Colors 1988, 120 min.

Dennis Hopper     Starring: Sean PennRobert DuvallMaria Conchita Alonso

Action    Buddy Film    Crime

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417

The War of the Roses 1989, 116 min.

Danny DeVito     Starring: Michael DouglasKathleen TurnerDanny DeVito

Black Comedy    Comedy    Satire

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418

St. Elmo's Fire 1985, 110 min.

Joel Schumacher     Starring: Rob LoweAndrew McCarthyJudd Nelson

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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420

House 1986, 90 min.

Steve Miner     Starring: William KattGeorge WendtRichard Moll

Comedy    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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424

Cocoon 1985, 117 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Wilford BrimleyHume CronynJack Gilford

Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Comedy    Comedy

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425

Bill Cosby: Himself 1983, 105 min.

Bill Cosby     Starring:

Comedy

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426

Lucas 1986, 100 min.

David Seltzer     Starring: Corey HaimKerri GreenCourtney Thorne-Smith

Romance    Comedy Drama    Teen Movie

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436

The Hit 1984, 98 min.

Stephen Frears     Starring: John HurtTerence StampTim Roth

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Crime

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437

Demons 1985, 88 min.

Lamberto Bava     Starring: Urbano BarberiniNatasha HoveyKarl Zinny

Horror    Monster Film    Splatter Film

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438

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989, 114 min.

Steve Kloves     Starring: Jeff BridgesBeau BridgesJennifer Tilly

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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440

The Big Easy 1986, 102 min.

Jim McBride     Starring: Dennis QuaidEllen BarkinNed Beatty

Crime    Crime Thriller    Mystery

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445

Motel Hell 1980, 102 min.

Kevin Connor     Starring: Paul LinkeWolfman JackElaine Joyce

Black Comedy    Cannibal Film    Horror Comedy

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446

Talk Radio 1988, 110 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Eric BogosianEllen GreeneLeslie Hope

Crime Drama    Drama    Psychological Drama

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447

Johnny Dangerously 1984, 90 min.

Amy Heckerling     Starring: Michael KeatonJoe PiscopoMarilu Henner

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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448

Absence of Malice 1981, 116 min.

Sydney Pollack     Starring: Sally FieldBob BalabanPaul Newman

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Message Movie

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449

The Funhouse 1981, 96 min.

Tobe Hooper     Starring: Elizabeth BerridgeCooper HuckabeeMiles Chapin

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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451

Can't Buy Me Love 1987, 94 min.

Steve Rash     Starring: Tina CasparyDarcy de MossAmi Dolenz

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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452

Cat's Eye 1985, 94 min.

Lewis Teague     Starring: Drew BarrymoreJames WoodsAlan King

Anthology Film    Horror    Psychological Horror

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Brubaker 1980, 132 min.

Stuart Rosenberg     Starring: Robert RedfordYaphet KottoJane Alexander

Docudrama    Drama    Prison Film

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462

Three O'Clock High 1987, 97 min.

Phil Joanou     Starring: Casey SiemaszkoAnnie RyanRichard Tyson

Comedy    Farce    Teen Movie

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463

Hairspray 1988, 92 min.

John Waters     Starring: Sonny BonoRuth BrownDivine

Comedy    Dance Film    Period Film

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465

Places in the Heart 1984, 112 min.

Robert Benton     Starring: Sally FieldLindsay CrouseEd Harris

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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466

F/X 1986, 109 min.

Robert Mandel     Starring: Bryan BrownBrian DennehyDiane Venora

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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Bad Boys 1983, 123 min.

Rick Rosenthal     Starring: Sean PennReni SantoniEsai Morales

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Fame 1980, 134 min.

Alan Parker     Starring: Paul McCraneBarry MillerLee Curreri

Dance Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Alice 1988, 86 min.

Jan Svankmajer     Starring: Kristyna Kohoutova

Adventure    Animation    Avant-garde / Experimental

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474

Porky's 1982, 94 min.

Bob Clark     Starring: Wyatt KnightRoger WilsonDan Monahan

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Sex Comedy

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476

Seems Like Old Times 1980, 100 min.

Jay Sandrich     Starring: Goldie HawnRobert GuillaumeJudd Omen

Comedy    Farce    Screwball Comedy

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478

The Gods Must Be Crazy 1981, 109 min.

Jamie Uys     Starring: Marius WeyersSandra PrinslooN!xau

Action    Adventure    Slapstick

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April Fool's Day 1986, 89 min.

Fred Walton     Starring: Jay BakerDeborah ForemanDeborah Goodrich

Horror    Mystery    Slasher Film

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482

Prince of the City 1981, 168 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Jerry OrbachRichard ForonjyDon Billett

Drama    New Hollywood    Police Drama

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The Witches of Eastwick 1987, 118 min.

George Miller (II)     Starring: Jack NicholsonCherSusan Sarandon

Black Comedy    Comedy    Fantasy

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485

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985, 131 min.

John Schlesinger     Starring: Timothy HuttonSean PennPat Hingle

Docudrama    Drama    Spy Film

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28 Up 1985, 136 min.

Michael Apted     Starring: Bruce BaldenJacqueline BassettSymon Basterfield

Biography    Documentary    History

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Waxwork 1988, 95 min.

Anthony Hickox     Starring: Zach GalliganDavid WarnerDana Ashbrook

Fantasy    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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Cat People 1982, 118 min.

Paul Schrader     Starring: Nastassja KinskiMalcolm McDowellJohn Heard

Drama    Family Drama    Fantasy

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Police Story 2 1988, 101 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Bill TungBenny LaiJackie Chan

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Stakeout 1987, 117 min.

John Badham     Starring: Richard DreyfussAidan QuinnDan Lauria

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Police Comedy

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