The Top 50 Movies of the 1980s

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Ghostbusters 1984, 105 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Bill MurrayDan AykroydHarold Ramis

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Ran 1985, 162 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Tatsuya NakadaiAkira TeraoJinpachi Nezu

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

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The Goonies 1985, 114 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Sean AstinJosh BrolinJeff Cohen

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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Rain Man 1988, 133 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTom CruiseValeria Golino

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Batman 1989, 126 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Michael KeatonJack NicholsonKim Basinger

Action    Based-on-Comics    Crime Thriller

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This Is Spinal Tap 1984, 82 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Rob ReinerMichael McKeanChristopher Guest

Comedy    Mockumentary    Musical

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Platoon 1986, 120 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Charlie SheenTom BerengerWillem Dafoe

Action    Anti-War Film    Combat Films

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Castle in the Sky 1986, 124 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Keiko YokozawaMayumi TanakaKotoe Hatsui

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Blood Simple 1984, 99 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: John GetzFrances McDormandDan Hedaya

Crime Thriller    Crime    Post-Noir

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