The Top 50 Movies of the 1980s

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The Top 50 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 -

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