Some of the Campiest Films of the 80's ...by Davart | created - 31 Jul 2011 | updated - 06 Nov 2012 | Public
In no particular order some of the campiest films of the 1980's and this is in no way an all inclusive list...
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1. Flash Gordon (1980)
PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
Cheesy extreme set to the music of Queen
2. The Evil Dead (1981)
NC-17 | 85 min | Horror
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
Votes: 163,662 | Gross: $2.40M
The Evil Dead need I say more?
3. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.
Votes: 10,702 | Gross: $5.60M
The final scene is reason enough to watch this movie...
4. Forbidden Zone (1980)
R | 74 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.
The director claim no one was doing drugs during this film, somehow I I don't believe him...
5. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
Who hasn't seen the Toxic Avenger?
6. The Ice Pirates (1984)
PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,872 | Gross: $14.26M
One of the many great space camp movie of the 80's - making money off the Star War's craze..
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
Votes: 21,020 | Gross: $6.25M
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to ... See full summary »
I can't stand Bill Maher, but this movie was made back when he was funny...
9. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
Votes: 9,134 | Gross: $0.55M
A 50's spoof with T&A
10. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.
Votes: 27,603 | Gross: $15.63M
11. Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Two go-go dancers, Lulu and Peaches, are framed for the murder of their employer by the real killer, sleazy gangster Vinnie. Picking up waitress Darlene along the way, the three are ... See full summary »
Pretty lame, but still somewhat funny...
12. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 45,449 | Gross: $40.90M
You've got to love Pee Wee - ok you don't have too but this is funny...
14. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.
15. Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge.
16. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 168,893 | Gross: $148.17M
18. Eliminators (1986)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.
Votes: 1,561 | Gross: $4.60M
19. Galaxina (1980)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
The crew of the police cruiser Infinity is finally heading home after a long stay in deep space. Just when they think they are about to get some much needed rest and relaxation, the crew is... See full summary »
20. TerrorVision (1986)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Votes: 5,178 | Gross: $0.32M
21. Troll (1986)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.
Votes: 8,063 | Gross: $5.45M
23. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
R | 83 min | Horror, Music
At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.
24. April Fool's Day (1986)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 12,215 | Gross: $12.95M
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,598 | Gross: $16.48M
26. The Stuff (1985)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
27. Rawhead Rex (1986)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
28. Basket Case (1982)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
29. Deathstalker (1983)
R | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them... See full summary »
Votes: 3,200 | Gross: $11.92M