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100 Greatest Movies of the 1980s
Movie Movies Films
Criteria: - These Greatest Movies of the '80s chosen for their quality
direction, script, cinematography, acting, storyline, originality, and success.
Title - (Year, Director) (Leading Actors)


Newly added names are in Red
Edited By: Pave/Lew/Adam
Last Updated: 09-08-2012
100 Greatest Movies of the 1980s
  1. Raging Bull - (1980, Martin Scorsese) (Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci)
  2. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - (1982, Steven Spielberg) (Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace)
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark - (1981, Steven Spielberg) (Harrison Ford, Paul Freeman)
  4. Amadeus - (1984, Milos Forman) (F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce)
  5. Platoon - (1986, Oliver Stone) (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen)
  6. Cinema Paradiso - (1988, Giuseppe Tornatore) (Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio)
  7. Once Upon a Time in America - (1984, Sergio Leone) (Robert DeNiro, James Woods)
  8. Blade Runner - (1982, Ridley Scott) (Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer)
  9. Ran - (1985, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao)
10. Do the Right Thing - (1989, Spike Lee) (Spike Lee, John Turturro)
11. Blue Velvet - (1986, David Lynch) (Kyle MacLachlin, Dennis Hopper)
12. The Empire Strikes Back - (1980, Irvin Kershner) (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford)
13. The Elephant Man - (1980, David Lynch) (John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins)
14. The Shining - (1980, Stanley Kubrick) (Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall)
15. Full Metal Jacket - (1987, Stanley Kubrick) (Mathew Modine, Adam Baldwin)
16. Brazil - (1985, Terry Gilliam) (Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro)
17. Airplane! - (1980, Jim Abrahams) (Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty)
18. Das Boot - (1981, Wolfgang Peterson) (Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer)
19. Tootsie - (1982, Sydney Pollack) (Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange)
20. The Untouchables - (1987, Brian De Palma) (Kevin Costner, Sean Connery)
21. The Terminator - (1984, James Cameron) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton)
22. Die Hard - (1988, John McTiernan) (Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman)
23. The Last Emperor - (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci) (John Lone, Joan Chen)
24. Gandhi - (1982, Richard Attenborough) (Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen)
25. Raising Arizona - (1987, Joel Coen) (Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter)
26. The Princess Bride - (1987, Rob Reiner) (Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn)
27. The Big Chill - (1983, Lawrence Kasdan) (Kevin Kline, Glenn Close)
28. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - (1982, Amy Heckerling) (Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
29. Scarface - (1983, Brian De Palma) (Al Pacino, Steven Bauer)
30. A Christmas Story - (1983, Bob Clark) (Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon)
31. Poltergeist - (1982, Tobe Hooper) (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams)
32. Terms of Endearment - (1983, James L. Brooks) (Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine)
33. This Is Spinal Tap - (1984, Rob Reiner) (Michael McKean, Christopher Guest)
34. Crimes and Misdemeanors - (1989, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Martin Landau)
35. sex, lies, and videotape - (1989, Steven Soderbergh) (James Spader, Andie MacDowell)
36. Back to the Future - (1985, Robert Zemeckis) (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd)
37. Rain Man - (1988, Barry Levinson) (Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise)
38. Ordinary People - (1980, Robert Redford) (Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore)
39. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - (1988, Robert Zemeckis) (Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd)
40. Hannah and Her Sisters - (1986, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Mia Farrow)
41. When Harry Met Sally - (1989, Rob Reiner) (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan)
42. Henry V - (1989, Kenneth Branagh) (Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi)
43. Blood Simple - (1984, Joel Coen) (John Getz, Frances McDormand)
44. The Right Stuff - (1983, Philip Kaufman) (Scott Glenn, Ed Harris)
45. The Color Purple - (1985, Steven Spielberg) (Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg)
46. Kagemusha - (1980, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki)
47. Wings of Desire - (1987, Wim Wenders) (Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin)
48. The Little Mermaid - (1989, Ron Clements, John Musker) (Jodi Benson, Sam Wright)
49. Tender Mercies - (1983, Bruce Beresford) (Robert Duvall, Tess Harper)
50. Chariots of Fire - (1981, Hugh Hudson) (Ben Cross, Ian Charleson)
51. Salvador - (1986, Oliver Stone) (James Woods, James Belushi)
52. Atlantic City - (1980, Louise Malle) (Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon)
53. My Left Foot - (1989, Jim Sheridan) (Daniel Day Lewis, Fiona Shaw)
54. Glory - (1989, Edward Zwick) (Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman)
55. Jean de Florette - (1986, Claude Berri) (Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand)
56. The Killing Fields - (1984, Roland Joffe) (Sam Waterston, John Malcovich)
57. The Last Metro - (1980, Francois Truffaut) (Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve)
58. A Room With a View - (1986, James Ivory) (Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter)
59. A Passage to India - (1984, David Lean) (Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee)
60. Missing - (1982, Costa Gavras) (Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek)
61. Places in the Heart - (1984, Robert Benton) (Sally Field, John Malcovich)
62. A Soldier's Story - (1984, Norman Jewison) (Adolph Caesar, Howard E. Rollins)
63. Prizzi's Honor - (1985, John Huston) (Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner)
64. A Fish Called Wanda - (1988, Charles Crichton) (Kevin Kline, John Cleese)
65. Witness - (1985, Peter Weir) (Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis)
66. Driving Miss Daisy - (1989, Bruce Beresford) (Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy)
67. Fanny and Alexander - (1982, Ingmar Bergman) (Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve)
68. Return of the Jedi - (1983, Richard Marquand) (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford)
69. A Nightmare on Elm Street - (1984, Wes Craven) (John Saxon, Robert Englund)
70. Broadcast News - (1987, James L. Brooks) (William Hurt, Holly Hunter)
71. The King of Comedy - (1983, Martin Scorsese) (Robert DeNiro, Jerry Lewis)
72. Bull Durham - (1988, Ron Shelton) (Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins)
73. The Vanishing - (1988, George Sluizer) (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets)
74. Hope and Glory - (1987, John Boorman) (Sebastian Rice Edwards, Sarah Miles)
75. My Dinner with Andre - (1981, Louise Malle) (Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory)
76. Field of Dreams - (1989, Phil Alden Robinson) (Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones)
77. Hoosiers - (1986, David Anspaugh) (Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper)
78. Ghostbusters - (1984, Ivan Reitman) (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray)
79. The Breakfast Club - (1985, John Hughes) (Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez)
80. Big - (1988, Penny Marshall) (Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins)
81. Caddyshack - (1980, Harold Ramis) (Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield)
82. Arthur - (1981, Steve Gordon) (Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli)
83. Kiss of the Spider Woman - (1985, Hector Babenco) (William Hurt, Raul Julia)
84. The Color of Money - (1986, Martin Scorsese) (Paul Newman, Tom Cruise)
85. She's Gotta Have It - (1986, Spike Lee) (Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee)
86. Body Heat - (1981, Lawrence Kasdan) (William Hurt, Kathleen Turner)
87. The Executioner's Song - (1982, Lawrence Schiller) (Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette)
88. Moonstruck - (1987, Norman Jewison) (Cher, Nicolas Cage)
89. The Stunt Man - (1980, Richard Rush) (Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback)
90. Local Hero - (1983, Bill Forsyth) (Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert)
91. Melvin and Howard - (1980, Jonathan Demme) (Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat)
92. Dangerous Liaisons - (1988, Stephen Frears) (Glenn Close, John Malcovich)
93. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (1986, John Hughes) (Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck)
94. The Road Warrior - (1981, George Miller) (Mel Gibson, Syd Heylen)
95. The Last Temptation of Christ - (1988, Martin Scorsese) (Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel)
96. Mona Lisa - (1986, Neil Jordan) (Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine)
97. Fatal Attraction - (1987, Adrian Lyne) (Michael Douglas, Glenn Close)
98. Out of Africa - (1985, Sydney Pollack) (Meryl Streep, Robert Redford)
99. Stand By Me - (1986, Rob Reiner) (River Phoenix, Corey Feldman)
100. Lost in America - (1985, Albert Brooks) (Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty)

20 More Movies Worth Mentioning
101. The Decalogue - (1980, Krzysztof Kieslowski) (Miroslaw Baka, Henryk Baranowski, Artur Barcis)
102. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - (1982, P. Almodóvar) (Carmen Maura)
103. Reds - (1981, Warren Beatty) (Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson)
104. Shoah - (1985, Claude Lanzmann) (Claude Lanzmann, Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik)
105. Goodbye Children - (1987, Louis Malle) (Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö)
106. Come and See - (1985, Elem Klimov) (Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius)
107. Paris, Texas - (1984, Wim Wenders) (Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell)
108. The Big Red One - (1980, Samuel Fuller) (Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine)
109. Fitzcarraldo - (1982, Werner Herzog) (Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy)
110. Diner - (1982, Barry Levinson) (Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern)
111. The Dead - (1987, John Huston) (Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Dan O'Herlihy)
112. Manon of the Spring - (1986, Claude Berri) (Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil)
113. Pixote - (1981, Hector Babenco) (Fernando Ramos Da Silva, Jorge Juliao)
114. Stranger Than Paradise - (1984, Jim Jarmusch) (John Lurie, Eszter Balint)
115. Night of the Shooting Stars - (1982, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani) (Omero Antonutti)
116. Born on the Fourth of July - (1989, Oliver Stone) (Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava)
117. My American Uncle - (1980, Alain Resnais) (Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia)
118. Aliens - (1986, James Cameron) (Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn)
119. The Dresser - (1983, Peter Yates) (Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox)
120. Batman - (1989, Tim Burton) (Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger)

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