1980's movies

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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 167,960 | Gross: $25.50M

2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 33,322 | Gross: $17.77M

3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 944,482 | Gross: $290.48M

4. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 774,936 | Gross: $309.13M

5. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 57,309 | Gross: $25.53M

6. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 45,572 | Gross: $21.72M

7. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 25,742 | Gross: $21.93M

8. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy, Thor Van Lingen

Votes: 15,195 | Gross: $9.21M

9. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A boatful of graduating high school students bound for Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 26,109 | Gross: $14.34M

10. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 69,364 | Gross: $33.24M

11. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 84,773 | Gross: $14.56M

12. Halloween 5 (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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31 Metascore

One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr

Votes: 26,013 | Gross: $11.64M

13. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.1
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The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel

Votes: 33,132 | Gross: $22.17M

14. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 40,419 | Gross: $49.37M

15. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 101,997 | Gross: $32.22M

16. Psycho II (1983)

R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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54 Metascore

After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Votes: 18,623 | Gross: $34.73M

17. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 18,878 | Gross: $11.00M

18. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 11,616 | Gross: $14.80M

19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 56,603 | Gross: $44.79M

20. Prom Night II (1987)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Lisa Schrage, Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Louis Ferreira

Votes: 3,526 | Gross: $2.68M

21. Blood Rage (1987)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

5.9
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As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Director: John Grissmer | Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon, Jayne Bentzen

Votes: 1,611

22. Girls School Screamers (1986)

R | 80 min | Horror

3.8
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Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror.

Director: John P. Finnegan | Stars: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler, Beth O'Malley

Votes: 324

23. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Horror

5.5
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A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 8,268 | Gross: $12.53M

24. Return to Horror High (1987)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Froehlich | Stars: Lori Lethin, Brendan Hughes, Alex Rocco, Scott Jacoby

Votes: 2,365 | Gross: $1.19M

25. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver

Votes: 5,600

26. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned on by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Votes: 27,840 | Gross: $3.37M

27. C.H.U.D. (1984)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.

Director: Douglas Cheek | Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

Votes: 8,381 | Gross: $4.65M

28. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,123

29. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan

Votes: 29,185 | Gross: $19.47M

30. Link (1986)

R | 103 min | Horror

5.9
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A zoology student must try to outsmart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Finch, Richard Garnett

Votes: 2,096 | Gross: $1.72M

31. Sister, Sister (1987)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.6
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Two sisters turn their family mansion in Louisiana into a guest house. One of their guests is an aide to a congressman, and turns their lives inside out.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, Dennis Lipscomb

Votes: 701 | Gross: $0.74M

32. Hell Night (1981)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy

Votes: 4,525

33. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Terry Ballard

Votes: 36,815 | Gross: $36.69M

34. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

6.2
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A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 10,064

35. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker

Votes: 11,608 | Gross: $12.95M

36. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

A ghostly fog descends upon a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship was mysteriously sunk in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 51,460 | Gross: $21.38M

37. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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64 Metascore

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

Votes: 18,751 | Gross: $19.60M

38. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 44,074 | Gross: $14.24M

39. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 82,141 | Gross: $63.41M

40. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 34,053 | Gross: $32.98M

41. Creepshow 2 (1987)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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39 Metascore

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini

Votes: 17,789 | Gross: $14.00M

42. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Votes: 7,855

43. Puppetmaster (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 7,511

44. Parasite (1982)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Robert Glaudini, Demi Moore, Luca Bercovici, James Davidson

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $7.00M

45. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

Votes: 24,690 | Gross: $19.17M

46. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 49,018 | Gross: $30.00M

47. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

Votes: 148,284 | Gross: $38.12M

48. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 13,921 | Gross: $5.67M

49. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 94,459 | Gross: $39.75M

50. Psycho III (1986)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

Director: Anthony Perkins | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

Votes: 10,192 | Gross: $14.48M

51. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 210,698 | Gross: $73.71M

52. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 3,247

53. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 25,298 | Gross: $7.43M

54. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Votes: 4,087

55. Day of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Votes: 54,065 | Gross: $5.80M

56. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 33,798 | Gross: $19.73M

57. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 80,212 | Gross: $174.64M

58. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 47,170 | Gross: $109.31M

59. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 138,066 | Gross: $234.76M

60. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Votes: 91,932 | Gross: $153.67M

61. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.7
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41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Votes: 96,253 | Gross: $81.20M

62. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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39 Metascore

When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Directors: Jerry Paris, James Signorelli | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

Votes: 43,161 | Gross: $55.60M

63. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

PG | 83 min | Comedy

5.3
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The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

Votes: 35,852 | Gross: $43.58M

64. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

4.8
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The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf

Votes: 34,308 | Gross: $28.06M

65. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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78 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 54,682 | Gross: $8.62M

66. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

Votes: 15,529 | Gross: $13.60M

67. Shi di chu ma (1980)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

Votes: 5,258

68. Yi zhao ban shi chuang jiang hu (1978)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

5.9
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A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.

Director: Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chung-Erh Lung, Jeong-Nam Kim, Chih-Ping Chiang

Votes: 1,375

69. Fainaru faito - Saigo no ichigeki (1989)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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Years after retiring from the world of free fighting martial arts, a man returns to the deadly world of fighting after his best student is killed in the tournament.

Director: Shuji Goto | Stars: Yasuaki Kurata, Simon Yam, Meg Lam, Anzu Lawson

Votes: 349

70. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 88,771 | Gross: $39.85M

71. Coming Attractions (1978)

R | 84 min | Comedy

5.0
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Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »

Director: Ira Miller | Stars: Royce D. Applegate, Lewis Arquette, Tom Baker, Dorothy Van

Votes: 392

72. Bye Bye Baby (1988)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

3.7
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A married couple from Milan is tempted into mutual betrayal during a holiday in Mauritius Islands.

Director: Enrico Oldoini | Stars: Carol Alt, Luca Barbareschi, Brigitte Nielsen, Jason Connery

Votes: 183

73. The Gunfighters (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Western

5.3
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Clay Borris | Stars: Art Hindle, Reiner Schöne, Anthony Addabbo, George Kennedy

Votes: 155

74. Nightmaster (1987 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama

3.5
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Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Tom Jennings, Nicole Kidman, Joanne Samuel, Vince Martin

Votes: 556

75. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History

4.9
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After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Sam Singleton

Votes: 197

76. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 4,877 | Gross: $3.70M

77. Incredible Shaolin Thunderkick (1982)

78 min | Action

6.4
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A young man, trained in the art of "Shaolin Thunderkick" must master 72 Shaolin styles in order to avenge the death of his mentor.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Benny Tsui, Eagle Han, Mandy Choi, Philip Yuen

Votes: 59

78. Shao Lin tong zi gong (1983)

84 min | Action

5.4
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In Japanese-occupied China, a group of ruthless ninjas schemes to take control of a Shaolin temple - and all of its riches - by any means necessary. The peaceful Shaolin monks are reluctant... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tai | Stars: Alexander Rei Lo, William Yen, Alan Chung San Chui, Chi Ping Chang

Votes: 132

79. Shao Lin tong zi gong (1981)

90 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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After the massacre of a small village a group of survivors lead by one of man called Ah Tien is trained by a mysterious monk in the deadly arts of the Shaolin Chastity Kung Fu. The group of... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tai | Stars: Hao-Yi Liu, Alexander Rei Lo, Chi Ping Chang, Shun Chien

Votes: 95

80. Killer Constable (1980)

98 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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Director Kuei Chih Hung was famous for his modern day crime thrillers, his horror flicks, and even his comedies. But if the only kung-fu film he ever made was this one, he'd still be spoken... See full summary »

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Jason Pai Piao, Tsui Ling Yu

Votes: 229

81. Wu ye lan hua (1983)

93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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These balls in your mouth.

Director: Peng-Yi Chang | Stars: Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin, Hao-Ling Chen, Hui-Lin Chiang

Votes: 52

82. Thunder Run (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller

5.1
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Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff...

Director: Gary Hudson | Stars: Forrest Tucker, John Ireland, John Shepherd, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.15M

83. Double Dragon in Last Duel (1985)

5.8
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When his father is killed by a murderous martial arts expert looking to overpower the lucrative family business, a young warrior bides his time by learning the skills needed to seek ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-nam Nam | Stars: Su-cheon Bae, Bong Choi, Kang Ho, Mae Lim

Votes: 30

84. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 6,725

85. Slagskämpen (1984)

95 min | Mystery, Action, Thriller

4.1
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"The Inside Man" is based on a real-life incident during the days of the Cold War when a Soviet submarine was spotted in Swedish waters.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Hardy Krüger, Gösta Ekman, Kåre Mölder

Votes: 337

86. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 157,988 | Gross: $63.95M

87. Sadae solimsa (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action

6.5
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A general goes on a search for a book that reveals the names of revolutionaries in the area, leading to a showdown at a Shaolin temple where he faces off against the revolutionaries.

Director: Woo-sang Park | Stars: Kuk-myeong Son, Jang Lee Hwang, Frankie Poon, Kuo Ming Sun

Votes: 65

88. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 123,173 | Gross: $35.10M

89. High Risk (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Four naive Americans, in need of easy cash, decide to fly to Colombia and raid the safe of a notorious drug lord with connections to the corrupt military regime.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn

Votes: 840

90. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

4.9
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

Votes: 671

91. The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Emma Samms, Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 946

92. Sahyeongsaje (1982)

90 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Li-Siu, a young Shaolin Monk finds the opportunity to practice his Kung-Fu teachings. During his practice he stumbles onto the murder of the Abbot as the Shaolin Temple and the kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Wu-Hyeong Choi | Stars: Billy Chan, Mu-woong Choi, Jeong-suk Guk, Jang Lee Hwang

Votes: 43

93. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 64,078 | Gross: $11.81M

94. Out of the Blue (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

Votes: 1,802

95. Shao Lin si (1982)

95 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Jianqiang Hu, Chun Hua Ji

Votes: 3,403

96. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 55,565 | Gross: $49.04M

97. Bicheongwon (1980)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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The evil Silver Fox is back and he must search for a secret message that was put on a young man who was supposedly killed with his father by Silver Fox's bandits. Years later, the young man... See full summary »

Director: Yun-Kyo Park | Stars: Jang Lee Hwang, Mario Chan, Mu-Seong Kwak, Pui-Shan Wing

Votes: 48

98. Long teng hu yue (1983)

92 min | Action

5.3
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A pair of evil gung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood. he movie opens with two members of the brotherhood and their two male children being ... See full summary »

Director: Chuan Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Dean Shek, James Tien, Austin Wai

Votes: 1,145

99. Shaolin vs. Manchu (1984)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure

5.4
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Jouan appears to be a dedicated Volumeiple of Shaolin Temple but is really a Manchu spy. As the favorite to succeed the Temple Master, he cannot stand competition from Rock, a true ... See full summary »

Director: Chiu Jun Lee | Stars: Cheng-Hua Chou, Man-Kit Fung, Shu-Pau Ho, Ying-Lung Lau

Votes: 16

100. Secret Ninja (1982)

R | 95 min | Drama, Action

5.2
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Dragon Kong, a victor of a millionaire's martial-arts contest, is about to begin the most dangerous mission of his life. For his prize, the millionaire's ravishing daughter Susan, has been ... See full summary »

Director: Shi-hyeon Kim | Stars: Ryong Geo, Dragon Lee, Jang Lee Hwang, Jeong-a Seo

Votes: 116