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1980s: Ranked

The era of blockbusters.

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  • Shoah

    1

  • Blue Velvet

    2

  • Love Streams

    3

  • Raging Bull

    4

  • Do the Right Thing

    5

  • The Thin Blue Line

    6

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    7

  • Sans Soleil

    8

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    9

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    10

  • Brazil

    11

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    12

  • King Lear

    13

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo

    14

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    15

  • Kagemusha

    16

  • Repo Man

    17

  • Raising Arizona

    18

  • Paris, Texas

    19

  • Blade Runner

    20

  • Aliens

    21

  • Weird Science

    22

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    23

  • Airplane!

    24

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    25

  • The Elephant Man

    26

  • Evil Dead II

    27

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    28

  • Stop Making Sense

    29

  • The King of Comedy

    30

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    31

  • Back to the Future

    32

  • Batman

    33

  • The Dark Crystal

    34

  • Pink Floyd: The Wall

    35

  • Return of the Jedi

    36

  • Videodrome

    37

  • The Thing

    38

  • The Terminator

    39

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    40

  • Fanny and Alexander

    41

  • The Monster Squad

    42

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    43

  • Gremlins

    44

  • The Fly

    45

  • Tampopo

    46

  • Escape from New York

    47

  • Dead Ringers

    48

  • Spaceballs

    49

  • Ghostbusters

    50

  • Scarface

    51

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    52

  • Come and See

    53

  • Caddyshack

    54

  • The Breakfast Club

    55

  • Good Morning, Vietnam

    56

  • Ghostbusters II

    57

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    58

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    59

  • Stand by Me

    60

  • Dead Poets Society

    61

  • Big

    62

  • Blood Simple

    63

  • RoboCop

    64

  • The Vanishing

    65

  • The Blues Brothers

    66

  • The Evil Dead

    67

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    68

  • L'Argent

    69

  • Die Hard

    70

  • The Goonies

    71

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    72

  • Top Gun

    73

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    74

  • An American Werewolf in London

    75

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    76

  • Ran

    77

  • Short Circuit

    78

  • Blow Out

    79

  • Back to the Future Part II

    80

  • Poltergeist

    81

  • The Princess Bride

    82

  • History of the World: Part I

    83

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    84

  • Terms of Endearment

    85

  • Romero

    86

  • The Karate Kid Part II

    87

  • Sixteen Candles

    88

  • The Karate Kid

    89

  • Platoon

    90

  • Tootsie

    91

  • Beetlejuice

    92

  • Pretty in Pink

    93

  • The Little Mermaid

    94

  • The Karate Kid Part III

    95

  • Creature

    96

  • Return to Oz

    97