B-Movies, Cult Films, and Wretched Sleaze: the 1980s

A list by JasonHernandez Which I found here: http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_view?list_id=115356&show=25&start=0
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1.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
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Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension. (103 mins.)
Director: W.D. Richter
 
2.
Alien Nation (1988)
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A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine. (91 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
 
3.
Assault of the Party Nerds (1989 Video)
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Ritchie Spencer and his friends have a problem. They are the only 4 members of their fraternity, and they are all graduating... (82 mins.)
Director: Richard Gabai
 
4.
Basket Case (1982)
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A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
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An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
6.
Blue Velvet (1986)
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
7.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
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A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. (88 mins.)
Director: Douglas Cheek
 
8.
Class of 1984 (1982)
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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Lester
 
9.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
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A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
10.
The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
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A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. (127 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
11.
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981 Documentary)
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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag... (100 mins.)
 
12.
Eating Raoul (1982)
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A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
13.
Elephant Parts (1981 Video)
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A collection of comedy skits and music videos, such as a game-show spoof called "Name That Drug", a... (60 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
14.
The Evil Dead (1981)
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Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
15.
Fade to Black (1980)
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A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. (102 mins.)
 
16.
Forbidden Zone (1980)
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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement. (74 mins.)
Director: Richard Elfman
 
17.
Friday the 13th (1980)
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A group of camp counselors is 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. (95 mins.)
 
18.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
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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. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before? (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
19.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
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Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
20.
Fright Night (1985)
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
21.
The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)
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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer... (105 mins.)
Director: Just Jaeckin
 
22.
Halloween II (1981)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
 
23.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
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Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran. (98 mins.)
 
24.
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
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Two drug enforcement agents are killed on a private Hawaiian island. Donna and Taryn, two operatives for The Agency... (96 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
25.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986 Documentary)
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A look at the wild scene outside a Judas Priest concert (17 mins.)
 
26.
Hell Night (1981)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom De Simone
 
27.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
28.
Hundra (1983)
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Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women, Hundra has been raised to despise the influence of men. An archer... (90 mins.)
Director: Matt Cimber
 
29.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
 
30.
The King of Comedy (1982)
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy. (109 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
31.
The Last Starfighter (1984)
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A discouraged video-gaming boy finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force. (101 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
 
32.
Malibu Express (1985)
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Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case... (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
33.
Maniac (1980)
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A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree? (87 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
34.
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
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On a desert planet, warlord Jared-Syn is trying to convince a tribe of mutants that he's their messiah and gain unlimited power hidden in a crystal. Ranger Dogen and explorer Dhyana, who's father was murdered by Syn, must stop him. (84 mins.)
Director: Charles Band
 
35.
Microwave Massacre (1983)
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Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite. (76 mins.)
Director: Wayne Berwick
 
36.
Monster Dog (1984)
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A rock star returns to his childhood home to shoot a music video while a pack of wild dogs are on the loose killing off the local residents. (84 mins.)
Director: Clyde Anderson
 
37.
Motel Hell (1980)
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A seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travelers and bury them alive, using them to create the "special ingredient" of their famous roadside fritters. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
38.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
39.
New Year's Evil (1980)
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During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Punk Rock & New Wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one. (85 mins.)
Director: Emmett Alston
 
40.
The New York Ripper (1982)
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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
41.
Night of the Comet (1984)
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
42.
Night of the Demons (1988)
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A group of teens party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their party into a living hell. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin S. Tenney
 
43.
Paris, Texas (1984)
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Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
44.
Prom Night (1980)
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom. (92 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch
 
45.
The Prowler (1981)
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An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
 
46.
Repo Man (1984)
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Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. (92 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
47.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
 
48.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
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In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
49.
Savage Beach (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Donna and Taryn are federal drug enforcement agents based in the Hawaiian isles. Upon the success of a drug bust... (92 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
50.
Screwballs (1983)
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Frolicking youth comedy about zany high school students set in the 1960s. (80 mins.)
Director: Rafal Zielinski
 
51.
Slaughter High (1986)
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Eight different people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge. (90 mins.)
 
52.
Slaughterhouse (1987)
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The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his obese and mentally disabled son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property. (85 mins.)
Director: Rick Roessler
 
53.
Street Trash (1987)
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Muro
 
54.
Streets of Fire (1984)
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A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
55.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
56.
TerrorVision (1986)
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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. (83 mins.)
Director: Ted Nicolaou
 
57.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. (101 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
58.
Threads (1984 TV Movie)
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
59.
Trancers (1984)
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Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler... (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Band
 
60.
Vamp (1986)
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Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends. They have problems with transportation... (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Wenk
 
61.
Witchboard (1986)
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A woman (Kitaen) finds an interest in her friend Brandon's Ouija Board when he brings it by her party. (98 mins.)
Director: Kevin S. Tenney