My Favourite 80s Moviesby keeley-rose-boote | created - 26 Apr 2016 | updated - 29 May 2016 | Public
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3. About Last Night (1986)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Votes: 13,756 | Gross: $38.70M
4. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 990,089 | Gross: $210.61M
5. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 451,964 | Gross: $118.50M
6. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.
Votes: 381,150 | Gross: $87.73M
8. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 396,705 | Gross: $95.86M
9. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 190,127 | Gross: $0.62M
12. 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.
Votes: 894 | Gross: $2.43M
13. Masquerade (1988)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Olivia meets racing yacht captain Tim on Long Island. He shows interest in Olivia but, being heiress to $200,000,000, love may not be the reason.
Votes: 3,158 | Gross: $15.86M
15. Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.
Votes: 70,895 | Gross: $40.47M
16. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 456,770 | Gross: $178.80M
17. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Votes: 49,267 | Gross: $38.38M
19. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Votes: 30,331 | Gross: $2.49M
20. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 98,965 | Gross: $23.69M
21. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.
Votes: 26,200 | Gross: $18.55M
22. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 347,551 | Gross: $52.29M
23. The Flamingo Kid (1984)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A recent high school graduate unsure of his future gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club, and meets the charismatic Phil Brody.
Votes: 4,722 | Gross: $23.86M
24. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Votes: 165,133 | Gross: $90.82M
25. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance
Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
Votes: 68,696 | Gross: $115.10M
26. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
Votes: 46,252 | Gross: $38.96M
28. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Votes: 71,472 | Gross: $25.60M
30. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 276,861 | Gross: $179.80M
31. Weird Science (1985)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.
Votes: 76,200 | Gross: $23.83M
32. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Votes: 46,303 | Gross: $30.22M
33. Youngblood (1986)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A 17 year old farm boy is offered an ice hockey tryout. His brother drives him to Canada. He has fast legs, slow fists, but is chosen. Will he learn to use his fists and play ice hockey the Canuck way? Will he get the coach's cute daughter?
Votes: 11,822 | Gross: $15.45M
36. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 174,168 | Gross: $57.23M