80's Movies

by bklolita77 | created - 01 Mar 2015 | updated - 01 Aug 2015 | Public

My favorite movies from the 80's

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1. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

Votes: 2,072 | Gross: $11.02M

2. Running Hot (1984)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A teenager, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his father, escapes from jail. He hooks up with a prostitute and they take to the road to find the real killer of his father.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Monica Carrico, Eric Stoltz, Stuart Margolin, Virgil Frye

Votes: 156

3. Sister, Sister (1987)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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: 718 | Gross: $0.74M

4. Heart of Midnight (1988)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Chapman | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Vaccaro, Jack Hallett, Nicholas Love

Votes: 993 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Girls of the White Orchid (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama

In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ann Jillian, Thomas Byrd, Mako

Votes: 199

6. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

Votes: 1,620 | Gross: $1.12M

7. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 81,937 | Gross: $27.09M

8. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 87,966 | Gross: $23.69M

9. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 69,141 | Gross: $23.83M

10. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 303,392 | Gross: $45.88M

11. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 64,468 | Gross: $40.47M

12. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 23,455 | Gross: $18.55M

13. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Votes: 31,529 | Gross: $37.80M

14. Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,645 | Gross: $8.79M

15. Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

Directors: Paul Aaron, Terry Winsor | Stars: Jon Cryer, Lynn Redgrave, JD Cullum, Robert Sedgwick

Votes: 809 | Gross: $2.14M

16. Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Oliver Cotton

Votes: 2,726 | Gross: $7.02M

17. Shag (I) (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Scott Coffey, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 3,397 | Gross: $6.96M

18. Paradise (1982)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Romance

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi, Richard Curnock

Votes: 2,153 | Gross: $5.59M

19. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 168,204 | Gross: $148.17M

20. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 311,261 | Gross: $238.63M

21. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

A recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.

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

Votes: 220,059 | Gross: $73.71M

22. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 302,381 | Gross: $251.19M

23. 9½ Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Votes: 33,374 | Gross: $6.73M

24. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Votes: 64,274 | Gross: $156.65M

25. Sweet Revenge (I) (1987)

R | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nancy Allen plays an investigative news reporter Jillian Gray, who, along with her daughter is kidnapped by white slave king Cicero, after getting too close with her investigation. Now that... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sobel | Stars: Nancy Allen, Ted Shackelford, Martin Landau, Sal Landi

Votes: 201

26. Blue City (1986)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Manning | Stars: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield

Votes: 826 | Gross: $6.95M

27. Relentless (1989)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,141 | Gross: $6.99M

28. Maniac Cop (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 11,666 | Gross: $0.67M

29. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 6,068 | Gross: $8.12M

30. Queenie (1987– )

233 min | Drama, Romance

A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

Stars: Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam, Claire Bloom, Gary Cady

Votes: 355

31. Shadows in the Storm (1988)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A married man suffering from midlife crisis obsesses over a girl from his romantic fantasy. He meets her exact duplicate on vacation and helps her get rid of her abusive husband. They run off together but a caller starts blackmailing him.

Director: Terrell Tannen | Stars: Ned Beatty, Mia Sara, Michael Madsen, Donna Mitchell

Votes: 152

32. Iguana (1988)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

In 19th century, a bullied, disfigured man dubbed Iguana flees from abusive locals, finds his own island and declares himself tyrant of his new domain. A man and a woman get stranded there and become victims of his new sadistic nature.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Everett McGill, Michael Bradford, Roger Kendall, Robert Case

Votes: 299

33. Apprentice to Murder (1988)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara, Knut Husebø

Votes: 337 | Gross: $0.47M

34. Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 2,990 | Gross: $17.61M

35. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 7,752 | Gross: $20.12M

36. The Woman in Red (1984)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 11,968 | Gross: $25.30M

37. Hanky Panky (1982)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

Votes: 1,974 | Gross: $9.82M

38. Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987)

R | 90 min | Thriller

At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ily Huemer | Stars: Uma Thurman, Paul Dillon, Paul Richards, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 561

39. We're No Angels (1989)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 19,311 | Gross: $10.56M

40. Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.

Director: Linda Feferman | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Byron Thames, Maddie Corman, Alan Boyce

Votes: 1,181 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 12,115

42. The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

54 Metascore

Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst

Votes: 11,307 | Gross: $28.89M



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