80s Movies

A "work-in-progress" list of all of the '80s movies that I've seen.
(I didn't include horror movies. It'll be a separate list.)
I've seen a lot of people get attacked for not having certain movies on their '80s lists, lol, so please remember when looking through mine that these are only the one's that I have seen, minus horror movies and cartoons.
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1.
Urban Cowboy (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar. (132 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
“ Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
2.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Music/Biography/Drama/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
3.
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene. (104 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ Adventure/Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
4.
My Bodyguard (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ Comedy/Drama/Family/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
5.
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past. (84 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ Family/Mystery/Thriller/Horror ” - RocGrl87
 
6.
Popeye (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven. (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Family/Adventure/Comedy ” - RocGrl87
 
7.
Xanadu (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
The story of a girl who makes dreams come true. (96 mins.)
“ Musical/Fantasy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
8.
Superman II (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
9.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115 mins.)
“ Adventure/Family/Sci-Fi/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
10.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. (124 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
11.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ Teen/Comedy/Drama/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
12.
Grease 2 (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
An English student at a 1960's American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers. (115 mins.)
Director: Patricia Birch
“ Musical/Comedy/Drama/Romance/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
13.
Rocky III (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy. (99 mins.)
“ Sport/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
14.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
“ Biography/Drama/History ” - RocGrl87
 
15.
A Christmas Story (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Holiday/Comedy/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
16.
The Outsiders (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Teen/Drama/Crime/with bits of Action and Comedy ” - RocGrl87
 
17.
Class (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young boy in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected. (98 mins.)
“ Teen/Comedy/Drama/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
18.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Drama/Comedy ” - RocGrl87
 
19.
Mr. Mom (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do. (91 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
“ Comedy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
20.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Comedy/Adventure/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
21.
Valley Girl (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love... (99 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
“ Teen/Romance/Comedy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
22.
Red Dawn (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces. (114 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ Drama/Action/Adventure/"Teen" ” - RocGrl87
 
23.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Teen/Comedy/Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
24.
Supergirl (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch. (105 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Drama/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
25.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/11 X  
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Comedy/Music ” - RocGrl87
 
26.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Comedy/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Adventure/Action/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
27.
Splash (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Comedy/Fantasy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
28.
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
“ Action/Sci-Fi/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
29.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
“ Adventure/Fantasy/Family/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
30.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
“ Teen/Comedy/Romance

hilarious. one of my favorite movies. if you haven't seen it, you need to. ” - RocGrl87
 
31.
The Sure Thing (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally... (100 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Teen/Comedy/Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
32.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Adventure/Comedy/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
33.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Teen/Drama/Romance/Comedy ” - RocGrl87
 
34.
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. (110 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Drama/Romance/"Teen"/bits of Comedy ” - RocGrl87
 
35.
Weird Science (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. (94 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Teen/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Comedy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
36.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Adventure/Sci-Fi/Comedy/"Teen" ” - RocGrl87
 
37.
Teen Wolf (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A struggling high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf. (91 mins.)
Director: Rod Daniel
“ Comedy/Fantasy/Romance/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
38.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Metter
“ Comedy/Music/Dance/Drama/Romance/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
39.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. (104 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
“ Comedy/Drama/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
40.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. (91 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Comedy/Adventure/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
41.
Rocky IV (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. (91 mins.)
“ Sport/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
42.
Mask (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances. (120 mins.)
“ Drama/Biography ” - RocGrl87
 
43.
Legend (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. (94 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Adventure/Fantasy/Romance/Family/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
44.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Drama/Adventure ” - RocGrl87
 
45.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy. (96 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ Teen/Comedy/Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
46.
One Crazy Summer (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers. (93 mins.)
“ Teen/Comedy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
47.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Teen/Comedy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
48.
Soul Man (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship. (104 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ Comedy/Romance/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
49.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Comedy/Fantasy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
50.
Labyrinth (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
“ Fantasy/Adventure/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
51.
Deadly Friend (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Drama/Mystery/Horror/"Teen"

I wasn't sure if this movie should be on this list or the horror list. But I never thought this movie was scary so.. ” - RocGrl87
 
52.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ Musical/Comedy/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror ” - RocGrl87
 
53.
Short Circuit (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Sci-Fi/Family/Comedy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
54.
Highlander (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". (116 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ Action/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Adventure ” - RocGrl87
 
55.
Howard the Duck (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. (110 mins.)
Director: Willard Huyck
“ Adventure/Comedy/Action ” - RocGrl87
 
56.
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the... (82 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
“ Comedy/Horror/Musical ” - RocGrl87
 
57.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek. (90 mins.)
Director: Masanori Hata
“ Family/Adventure/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
58.
Platoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ War/Action/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
59.
The Money Pit (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. (91 mins.)
“ Comedy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
60.
Invaders from Mars (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants. (100 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Sci-Fi/Family/Horror ” - RocGrl87
 
61.
Less Than Zero (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (98 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
“ Drama/Romance/Crime ” - RocGrl87
 
62.
Summer School (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students... (97 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
“ Comedy/Romance/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
63.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith. (95 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ Romance/Comedy/Drama/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
64.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Comedy/Horror/Drama/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
65.
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf. (95 mins.)
“ Comedy/Drama/Fantasy/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
66.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Comedy/Adventure/Action/Teen ” - RocGrl87
 
67.
Mannequin (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life. (90 mins.)
“ Comedy/Fantasy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
68.
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia. (81 mins.)
Director: James Toback
“ Comedy/Romance/Crime/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
69.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
“ Drama/Mystery/Thriller ” - RocGrl87
 
70.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ Romance/Drama/Dance ” - RocGrl87
 
71.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Comedy/Drama/Adventure ” - RocGrl87
 
72.
Masters of the Universe (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A prince turned warrior named He-Man battles against the dark lord Skeletor on the planet Eternia. He-Man and his comrades arrive on Earth and discover two teenage lovers to find the magical Cosmic Key. (106 mins.)
Director: Gary Goddard
“ Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
73.
Overboard (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife. (106 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Comedy/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
74.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Romance/Adventure/Comedy/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
75.
La Bamba (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
“ Biography/Music/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
76.
Baby Boom (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
“ Comedy/Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
77.
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends. (102 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
“ Comedy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
78.
Spaceballs (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Comedy/Adventure/Sci-Fi ” - RocGrl87
 
79.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ War/Drama/Action ” - RocGrl87
 
80.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Comedy/Fantasy/Horror ” - RocGrl87
 
81.
She's Having a Baby (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality... (106 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Comedy/Drama/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
82.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic. (104 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ Comedy/Drama/Romance/"Teen" ” - RocGrl87
 
83.
Biloxi Blues (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Comedy/Drama/"War" ” - RocGrl87
 
84.
Heathers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
“ (Dark)Comedy/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
85.
Big (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body. (104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ Comedy/Romance/Drama/Family ” - RocGrl87
 
86.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Action/Drama/Thriller ” - RocGrl87
 
87.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Animation/Comedy/Crime/"Family" ” - RocGrl87
 
88.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Comedy/Fantasy/"Family" ” - RocGrl87
 
89.
Lady in White (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a small town during the 1960's, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank LaLoggia
“ Mystery/Drama/Fantasy/"Horror"/bits of Comedy

This was never a "scary movie" to me, (it's more of a mystery, I guess).. that's why I added it to this list. ” - RocGrl87
 
90.
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady... (105 mins.)
“ Comedy/Sci-Fi ” - RocGrl87
 
91.
Willow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (126 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Adventure/Fantasy/Action/Drama/"Family" ” - RocGrl87
 
92.
Satisfaction (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer... (92 mins.)
Director: Joan Freeman
“ Drama/Comedy/Music/Romance ” - RocGrl87
 
93.
Hairspray (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ Musical/Comedy/Romance/Drama ” - RocGrl87
 
94.
Married to the Mob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself. (104 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Comedy/Crime ” - RocGrl87
 
95.
Young Guns (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted. (107 mins.)
“ Action/Crime/Drama/"Western"/"Bio" ” - RocGrl87
 
96.
Scrooged (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Holiday/Comedy/Drama/Fantasy ” - RocGrl87
 
97.
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse... (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ Family/Adventure/Fantasy ” - RocGrl87
 
98.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ Comedy/Adventure ” - RocGrl87
 
99.
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist. (86 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ Family/Adventure/Comedy ” - RocGrl87
 
100.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When her great aunt dies, famous horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house... (96 mins.)
“ Comedy/"Horror" ” - RocGrl87