What are the best movies from the 80s?

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    #1Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. It follows the adventures of a teenager and his friend, as a scientist creates a time machine with a car.


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    Margaret Rogers
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The best movies from the 1980s? Hell yeah. Provocative, time-travel, wacky lead characters, and stereotypical antagonist. What else could you ask for? Just seeing how it was back in the day made this film worth-while. But the way Back to the Future was executed ensures that this film would endure the test of time."
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    #2Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the second film of the original trilogy, which follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker and his friends as they go in different ways. This is directed by Irvin Kershner and was released in 1980.


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    Bobby Perez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "What else is there to say about Empire Strikes Back? Nothing that hasn't been said a million times before. Simply put, Empire is one of the best movies of all time, no matter which decade you are talking about. Raise your hand (probably not the right hand if you are Luke) if you were one with the world who cried "NO!!!!!" when Vader revealed that he is his father!"
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    #3Top Gun

    Top Gun

    Top Gun is an action movie directed by Tony Scott. Released in 1986, The U.S. Congress selected the for preservation in the National Film Registry. It starred Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt.


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    Ryan Burns
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Top Gun made aviator glasses famous. LOL!!! While that may be true, it wasn't the only thing that the movie made famous. The movie is multi-faceted that it attracted people from every walk of life. Also, the dog-fighting scenes were awesome. "
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    #4Die Hard

    Die Hard

    Die Hard is a 1988 action-thriller film starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Bonnie Bedelia. The film was written by Jeb Stuart and directed by John McTiernan. Die Hard was released on July 20, 1988.


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    Kevin Carlson
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Who doesn't love Die Hard? This is one of the most iconic movies from the 1980s... Well, from whenever. Bruce Willis is your ultimate bad-boy that happened to be one of the good guys. That combination is deadly as the late Alan Rickman found out too late. Great, great movie."
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    #5Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction is a dramatic thriller motion picture that stars Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and was written for the screen by James Dearden. The film premiered on September 16, 1987.


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    Jose Rice
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "One of the best psychological thriller of all time. What made this movie work is that it happens in real life. No matter how hard people try to avoid it, some still fall into this trap. Glenn Close and Michael Douglas were great in this movie that it's difficult to imagine that they didn't get to work on more projects together."
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    #6The Thing

    The Thing

    The Thing tells the story of a twelve-man research team that discovers an alien buried in the snow for over a century at a remote Antarctic research station. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, killing them one by one.


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    Matthew Alvarez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "This is probably John Carpenter's best film of all time. It gave me a lot of sleepless nights. The effects were absolutely wonderful and the plot, while it had a lot of holes, works. This film is definitely one of the best movies from the 80s."
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    Poltergeist is a horror, suspense movie directed by Tobe Hooper. It was first released on June 4, 1982, by Warner Bros studio and was rated PG. It starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Zelda Rubinstein.


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    Alexander Hernandez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The Poltergeist is one of my favorite horror films of all time. The movie was so believable that I spent a lot of sleepless nights plus a lot more nights checking if our doors and windows were closed! "
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    #8This is Spinal Tap

    This is Spinal Tap

    This is Final Tap is an American rock music mockumentary film directed by Rob Reiner. The film stars Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra, and Bruno Kirby. 


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    Eugene Washington
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "If you love music or movies about music and the entertainment industry, then this movie is definitely a must-watch. Hilarious and great performance from the actors. I just love this movie."


Best What are the best movies from the 80s
1Back to the FutureMovies 13 Paid
2Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackMovies 10 Paid
3Top GunMovies 9 Paid
4Die HardMovies 8 Paid
5Fatal AttractionMovies 6 Paid
6The ThingMovies 5 Paid
7PoltergeistMovies 3 Paid
8This is Spinal TapMovies 2 Paid

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