1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

There are 164 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Airplane!
  • Akira
  • Alice
  • Aliens
  • Amadeus
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Ariel
  • Atlantic City
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Babette's Feast
  • Back to the Future
  • Batman
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Big
  • The Big Chill
  • The Big Red One
  • Blade Runner
  • Blue Velvet
  • Body Heat
  • Brazil
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Broadcast News
  • Bull Durham
  • Caravaggio
  • Chariots of Fire
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • A Christmas Story
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • A City of Sadness
  • The Color Purple
  • Come and See
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Das Boot
  • The Decalogue
  • The Decline of the American Empire
  • Die Hard
  • Diner
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Down by Law
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • El Norte
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Evil Dead
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • The Fly
  • The Fourth Man
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Gallipoli
  • Gandhi
  • Ghostbusters
  • Glory
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Horse Thief
  • Housekeeping
  • The Killer
  • The Killing Fields
  • The King of Comedy
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Landscape in the Mist
  • The Last Metro
  • Loulou
  • Man of Iron
  • Manhunter
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Moonstruck
  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Natural
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Ordinary People
  • Out of Africa
  • Paris, Texas
  • A Passage to India
  • Peking Opera Blues
  • Platoon
  • Poltergeist
  • The Princess Bride
  • Prizzi's Honor
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • A Question of Silence
  • The Quiet Earth
  • Raging Bull
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Rain Man
  • Raising Arizona
  • Ran
  • Red Sorghum
  • Reds