The Top 100 Movies of the 1980s

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The Top 100 Movies of the 1980s
Global
Ranking
Movie Title Release
Year
Director MPAA
Rating
Your
Ranking
2 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner PG -
4 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg PG -
7 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand PG -
8 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis PG -
20 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg PG13 -
21 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick R -
31 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan R -
35 Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman PG -
43 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott R -
45 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner PG -
52 Aliens 1986 James Cameron R -
67 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 John Hughes PG13 -
74 Full Metal Jacket 1987 Stanley Kubrick R -
80 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron R -
97 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Steven Spielberg PG -
103 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese R -
120 Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner R -
130 The Breakfast Club 1985 John Hughes R -
135 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter R -
139 My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki G -
174 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman R -
176 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis PG -
177 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg PG -
181 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa R -
184 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma R -
203 The Goonies 1985 Richard Donner PG -
210 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders R -
211 Airplane! 1980 Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker PG -
212 The King of Comedy 1982 Martin Scorsese PG -
216 Come and See 1985 Elem Klimov NR -
222 The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis NR -
225 Grave of the Fireflies 1988 Isao Takahata NR -
227 The Untouchables 1987 Brian De Palma R -
231 Rain Man 1988 Barry Levinson R -
233 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 Hayao Miyazaki PG -
234 Predator 1987 John McTiernan R -
252 Batman 1989 Tim Burton PG13 -
259 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders PG13 -
267 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam R -
270 This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner R -
271 Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone R -
294 Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 Woody Allen PG13 -
298 Amadeus 1984 Milos Forman PG -
299 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer PG -
300 Castle in the Sky 1986 Hayao Miyazaki PG -
311 Fitzcarraldo 1982 Werner Herzog PG -
314 Do the Right Thing 1989 Spike Lee R -
315 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Woody Allen PG13 -
318 Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi R -
333 Blood Simple 1984 Joel & Ethan Coen R -
340 Dead Poets Society 1989 Peter Weir PG -
342 An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis R -
346 Beetlejuice 1988 Tim Burton PG -
363 Blow Out 1981 Brian De Palma R -
365 The Road Warrior 1981 George Miller (II) R -
371 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis PG -
385 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch R -
408 Raising Arizona 1987 Joel & Ethan Coen PG13 -
414 The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Woody Allen PG -
419 Big 1988 Penny Marshall PG -
421 Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo R -
437 The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi NR -
438 Cinema Paradiso 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore PG -
443 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg R -
469 They Live 1988 John Carpenter R -
470 Spaceballs 1987 Mel Brooks PG -
471 Big Trouble in Little China 1986 John Carpenter PG13 -
482 Caddyshack 1980 Harold Ramis R -
485 Lethal Weapon 1987 Richard Donner R -
490 After Hours 1985 Martin Scorsese R -
493 A Christmas Story 1983 Bob Clark PG -
494 Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Sergio Leone R -
495 The Right Stuff 1983 Philip Kaufman R -
505 Kagemusha 1980 Akira Kurosawa PG -
523 The Killer 1989 John Woo R -
534 Stop Making Sense 1984 Jonathan Demme NR -
541 Kiki's Delivery Service 1989 Hayao Miyazaki G -
550 Escape from New York 1981 John Carpenter R -
554 Thief 1981 Michael Mann R -
557 The Verdict 1982 Sidney Lumet R -
559 Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 John Hughes R -
563 Midnight Run 1988 Martin Brest R -
577 Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon R -
597 Au Revoir Les Enfants 1987 Louis Malle NR -
602 Withnail & I 1987 Bruce Robinson R -
608 Gremlins 1984 Joe Dante PG -
609 Say Anything... 1989 Cameron Crowe PG13 -
610 Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann R -
615 First Blood 1982 Ted Kotcheff R -
625 Trading Places 1983 John Landis R -
626 Near Dark 1987 Kathryn Bigelow R -
633 The Fly 1986 David Cronenberg R -
651 The Karate Kid 1984 John G. Avildsen PG -
652 The Natural 1984 Barry Levinson PG -
656 Down by Law 1986 Jim Jarmusch R -
659 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1983 Terry Jones R -
661 Poltergeist 1982 Tobe Hooper PG -
667 Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen PG -
668 National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 Harold Ramis R -
674 Stripes 1981 Ivan Reitman R -

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