• The Princess Bride The Princess Bride
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
  • Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing
  • Castle in the Sky Castle in the Sky
  • The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Top 50 Films of the 80s

Jay Dubberly

Jay Dubberly 50 films

as of 4/11/14

  • Paris, Texas Paris, Texas
  • L'ange L'ange
  • A Question of Silence A Question of Silence
  • Looking for Langston Looking for Langston
  • Where Is the Friend's Home? Where Is the Friend's Home?

1980s

Actual release dates.

  • Raging Bull Raging Bull
  • The Elephant Man The Elephant Man
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
  • Airplane! Airplane!
  • The Shining The Shining

Alternate Academy Awards 1980-1989

brittonlowe

brittonlowe 50 films 1

Alternate Academy Awards: 1970-1979

These lists are inspired by a discussion topic on the I Love Everything board asking for…

  • Blue Velvet Blue Velvet
  • The Last Temptation of Christ The Last Temptation of Christ
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Shining The Shining
  • They Live They Live

Top 50 Films of the 1980s

Sam Goode

Sam Goode 50 films 1

Top 5 directors of the decade

1. Brian De Palma
2. Martin Scorsese
3. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
4. David Cronenberg…

  • Taxi Driver Taxi Driver
  • Jaws Jaws
  • 3 Women 3 Women
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • The Godfather The Godfather

My 200+ Favorite Films of All-Time

Dylan Tyner

Dylan Tyner 205 films 6 8

The top 10 or so films are relatively in order. If I were to start putting the rest of the…

  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
  • Blade Runner Blade Runner
  • Akira Akira
  • Back to the Future Back to the Future
  • Videodrome Videodrome

Top 10 80's Science Fiction

You can find the non-science fiction top 10 here.

  • The Shining The Shining
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Airplane! Airplane!
  • Blow Out Blow Out
  • Down by Law Down by Law

Top 10 of the 1980's (non Sci-Fi)

ScreeningNotes

ScreeningNotes 10 films 2

You can find the science fiction top 10 here.

  • Grease Grease
  • Grease 2 Grease 2
  • Diner Diner
  • Dirty Dancing Dirty Dancing
  • American Graffiti American Graffiti

Films From the 70s and 80s Set in the 50s and 60s (an Incomplete List)

Vanina

Vanina 162 films 4 5

Does what it says on the tin! I'm endlessly fascinated by films from the 1970s and 80s that are set…

  • Back to the Future Back to the Future
  • The Goonies The Goonies
  • Brazil Brazil
  • The Return of the Living Dead The Return of the Living Dead
  • Police Story Police Story
  • The Big Chill The Big Chill
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the…
  • Trading Places Trading Places
  • Scarface Scarface
  • The Meaning of Life The Meaning of Life

Top 10 of 1983 (incomplete)

Rob Carmack

Rob Carmack 5 films

I need to see more films from this year, including-
Paris, Texas
Zelig
The Right Stuff
The King of Comedy…

  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the…
  • Videodrome Videodrome
  • Aces Go Places II Aces Go Places II
  • Rumble Fish Rumble Fish
  • Project A Project A
  • The Fly The Fly
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Blue Velvet Blue Velvet
  • Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors
  • Aliens Aliens

1986

Audrey Karloff

Audrey Karloff 24 films

All the films released this year that I've seen (except for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives), ranked from…