The Best Romance Movies of the 1980s

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The Princess Bride

1987    Rob Reiner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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Wings of Desire

1987    Wim Wenders    Rated PG13

Fantasy    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Big

1988    Penny Marshall    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

1985    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Say Anything...

1989    Cameron Crowe    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

1982    Amy Heckerling    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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Better Off Dead

1985    Savage Steve Holland    Not Rated

Comedy    Teen Movie    Romantic Comedy

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Near Dark

1987    Kathryn Bigelow    Rated R

Chase Movie    Horror    Hybrid Western

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The Abyss

1989    James Cameron    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Alien Invasion Films

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Broadcast News

1987    James L. Brooks    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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Bull Durham

1988    Ron Shelton    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Top Gun

1986    Tony Scott    Rated PG

Buddy Film    Drama    Romance

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Sixteen Candles

1984    John Hughes    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Romance

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Witness

1985    Peter Weir    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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When Harry Met Sally...

1989    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Sophie's Choice

1982    Alan J. Pakula    Rated R

Drama    Period Film    Psychological Drama

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Terms of Endearment

1983    James L. Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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Tootsie

1982    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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Coming to America

1988    John Landis    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Comedy of Manners

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Willow

1988    Ron Howard    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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