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100 80's Movies To See B4 U Die


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1
The Breakfast Club 1985,  R)
2
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982,  PG)
3
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980,  PG)
4
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981,  PG)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
One of my favourites, not only one of the best action films ever made it is also one of the best films ever made period. Completely engrossing from start to finish.
5
The Blues Brothers 1980,  R)
The Blues Brothers
My fav snl movie it has it all, great comedic performances, great music, great car chases plus it has both country AND western music.
6
The Shining 1980,  R)
The Shining
Kubrick+King+Nicholson=Awesome!
7
Back to the Future 1985,  PG)
Back to the Future
Wish I could travel back in time to the 80s so I could get a Tab or Pepsi Free & see this in the theatre again. Time travel, Huey Lewis and incest OH YEAH.
8
Airplane! 1980,  PG)
Airplane!
The tagline "One of the top ten funniest movies ever made!" isn't bullshit for once.
9
Evil Dead 2 1987,  R)
Evil Dead 2
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell kick ass with an assault of wild camera work, one liners that would give Arnold a semi, gore, and one of the best endings ever.
10
Ghostbusters 1984,  PG)
Ghostbusters
If u are too young to remember here it is, 1984 was all about MTV and this movie. It's the only movie i remember seeing in an indoor theatre with my dad and i made a pretty good living in the fifth grade selling ghostbuster t-shirts. PS Don't cross streams.
11
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986,  PG-13)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller, you're my hero! I fucking love this movie!
12
Caddyshack 1980,  R)
Caddyshack
Definitely on my Top 10 Comedies of all time list, everyone involved was at the top of their game, 30 years later it's still making us laugh and in another 30 years it'll still be as funny.
13
The Goonies 1985,  PG)
14
Gremlins 1984,  PG)
Gremlins
Nothing like little green homicidal monsters to put you in the Christmas spirit.
15
Conan the Barbarian 1982,  R)
Conan the Barbarian
I'm not sure what "hear the lamentations of their women" means exactly, but hot damn it sounds like fun. And because it's fun is why I have loved this film since I was 10.
16
A Christmas Story 1983,  PG)
17
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989,  PG-13)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
I love this movie, it's my favourite holiday movies. I guess it's because I have a soft spot for good ol' Clark "Sparky" Griswold and watching it every christmas is like getting together with an old friend for eggnog and lambfries. Hallelujah! Holy Shit!
18
Die Hard 1988,  R)
Die Hard
Top ten action flick that helped define the eighties for me.
19
Poltergeist 1982,  PG)
Poltergeist
The team of Spielberg/Hooper managed to give us one of the scariest movies of all time by tugging on your heartstrings while simultaneously ripping out your throat.
20
The Karate Kid 1984,  PG)
21
Batman 1989,  PG-13)
Batman
Without a doubt Nicholson made this movie good. It reeks of the eighties and Burton's sometimes cheesiness but Jacks performance makes Batman worth watching over and over again.
22
Stand by Me 1986,  R)
Stand by Me
Great movie, who doesn't see at least some sem
23
Sixteen Candles 1984,  PG)
24
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985,  PG)
25
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan 1982,  PG)
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan
If u only ever watch one Star Trek movie during your lifetime, this is it. Plain and simply a great movie all round, it was a hallmark movie of the 80's and my childhood. The scene with those creatures going into Chekov's ear still haunts me.
26
Footloose 1984,  PG)
27
The Terminator 1984,  R)
The Terminator
Still my favourite of the series.
28
The Thing 1982,  R)
29
National Lampoon's Vacation 1983,  R)
National Lampoon's Vacation
John Hughes gives us one of the funniest movies ever made and in my opinion the best road comedy ever.
30
RoboCop 1987,  R)
31
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989,  PG)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
This most triumphant 80's comedy is EXCELLENT!!!!(insert air-guitar here).
32
Predator 1987,  R)
Predator
Classic! One of my favourite 80s movies. You get an iconic bad guy and the ultimate action hero all in one movie.
33
TRON 1982,  PG)
34
Beetlejuice 1988,  PG)
35
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981,  R)
36
Bloodsport 1988,  R)
Bloodsport
Van Damme this is a great movie. This is the movie that made him one of the greats. Could do without having to see Jean-Claude's naked ass everytime I watch it though.
37
Red Dawn 1984,  PG-13)
38
The Lost Boys 1987,  R)
The Lost Boys
In my opinion this goes right up there with The Breakfast Club when talking about definitive movies of the 80s. It pits The Coreys against Jim Morrison obsessed vampires, does it get any better?
39
Full Metal Jacket 1987,  R)
40
The Princess Bride 1987,  PG)
41
Aliens 1986,  R)
Aliens
One of those rare cases where the sequel is as good as the original. Please note that i said "as good" not "better".
42
Uncle Buck 1989,  PG)
43
Colors 1988,  R)
44
WarGames (War Games) 1983,  PG)
45
Big Trouble in Little China 1986,  PG-13)
Big Trouble in Little China
Whenever John Carpenter and Kurt Russell get together u know you're in for a good movie and this comedy adventure is no exception. Long live Lopan.
46
Clash of the Titans 1981,  PG)
47
Short Circuit 1986,  PG)
48
Scarface 1983,  R)
49
First Blood (Rambo: First Blood) 1982,  R)
50
Scrooged 1988,  PG-13)
Scrooged
A modern (eighties) re-telling of a Dickens classic had a huge potential to suck, need I remind u of Great Expectations, but Bill Murray not only makes it work he makes it awesome.
51
They Live 1988,  R)
52
Blade Runner 1982,  R)
53
Top Gun 1986,  PG)
54
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987,  R)
55
Flashdance 1983,  R)
56
The Running Man 1987,  R)
57
Beverly Hills Cop 1984,  R)
58
Tootsie 1982,  PG)
59
An American Werewolf in London 1981,  R)
60
Coming to America 1988,  R)
61
Friday the 13th 1980,  R)
62
Lethal Weapon 1987,  R)
Lethal Weapon
I will never get too old for this shit.
63
Big 1988,  PG)
64
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984,  R)
65
Dirty Dancing 1987,  PG-13)
66
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983,  PG)
67
UHF 1989,  PG)
UHF
SUPPLIES! This movie is a perfect fit for Weird Als brand of humour. Look for a pre-Seinfeld Micheal Richards playing a goofy janitor that is nothing like Kramer I repeat nothing like Kramer.
68
Labyrinth 1986,  PG)
69
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988,  PG)
70
Police Academy 1984,  R)
71
Porky's 1982,  R)
72
Superman II 1981,  PG)
73
Revenge of the Nerds 1984,  R)
Revenge of the Nerds
Saw this at the drive-in with my fam when I was a kid, Mom made me close my eyes during the dirty parts. One of great collage sex comedies of all time.
74
Do the Right Thing 1989,  R)
75
Crocodile Dundee 1986,  PG-13)
76
Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home 1986,  PG)
Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
Light-hearted and silly it does make for a nice change of pace, but anyone who says this is the best Trek film should be slapped....HARD!
77
Platoon 1986,  R)
78
Lethal Weapon 2 1989,  R)
79
Rain Man 1988,  R)
80
Gandhi 1982,  PG)
81
Raging Bull 1980,  R)
82
Risky Business 1983,  R)
83
Twins 1988,  PG)
84
The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988,  PG-13)
85
Dead Poets Society 1989,  PG)
86
Driving Miss Daisy 1989,  PG)
87
Heathers 1988,  R)
88
Fatal Attraction 1987,  R)
89
On Golden Pond 1981,  PG)
90
Blue Velvet 1986,  R)
91
Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982,  R)
92
The Elephant Man 1980,  PG)
93
This Is Spinal Tap 1984,  R)
94
The Evil Dead 1981,  R)
The Evil Dead
Who would have thought that during the 80s a bunch of kids with no money would make one of the greatest horror movies ever.
95
Better Off Dead 1985,  PG)
Better Off Dead
Better known counterpart to the equally funny One Crazy Summer. Savage Steve Hollands take on ski movies, sort of. Watch for the guy who played Porky.
96
Brazil 1985,  R)
97
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988,  R)
98
Das Boot (The Boat) 1981,  R)
99
Amadeus 1984,  R)
100
sex, lies, and videotape 1989,  R)

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