80s

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1. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 622,000 | Gross: $85.16M

2. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $1.22M

3. Tougher Than Leather (1988)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Legendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. stars in this cross between a blaxploitation film and a spaghetti western. They must find and punish the evil drug lord-record company executive who ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rubin | Stars: Darryl McDaniels, Daniel Simmons, Jam Master Jay, Joseph Simmons

Votes: 301 | Gross: $3.58M

4. Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

Votes: 13,115 | Gross: $2.84M

5. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Votes: 22,909 | Gross: $24.72M

6. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 48,673 | Gross: $7.63M

7. Cocktail (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

12 Metascore

A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes

Votes: 76,216 | Gross: $78.22M

8. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Jace Alexander, Gordon Clapp

Votes: 17,737 | Gross: $5.68M

9. Married to the Mob (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

71 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar, Captain Haggerty

Votes: 15,313 | Gross: $21.49M

10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 47,122 | Gross: $49.37M

11. Kansas (1988)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

Director: David Stevens | Stars: Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Leslie Hope, Alan Toy

Votes: 888 | Gross: $2.43M

12. Betrayed (1988)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

Votes: 5,222 | Gross: $25.82M

13. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 38,025 | Gross: $9.13M

14. Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse..... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 5,196 | Gross: $11.44M

15. Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years, but are now breaking up. Sam, Wiley's childhood friend, is starting to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 753 | Gross: $3.79M

16. Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: David Keith, Tuesday Weld, Charlie Schlatter, Angela Goethals

Votes: 1,146 | Gross: $5.51M

17. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

43 Metascore

Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman

Votes: 12,287 | Gross: $5.60M

18. Bird (1988)

R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The troubled life and career of jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker (Forest Whitaker).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 10,803 | Gross: $2.18M

19. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A medical school dropout and a housewife/mom try to make it as stand-up comedians. They become friends and help each other out at an NYC comedy club.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell

Votes: 7,675 | Gross: $21.03M

20. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

22 Metascore

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,959 | Gross: $6.44M

21. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 68,372 | Gross: $38.41M

22. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 28,558 | Gross: $7.43M



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