Best Movies of the 80s

The Best Exciting Movies of the '80s You Need to Watch Right Now

Dirty Dancing, Top Gun ... and so many more. These are some of the all time favorite movies of the 80s that we remember even today. For some more, check out this list.
Entertainism Staff
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2018
Who can forget the movies of the days gone by? No one that's for sure. We will continue to watch and enjoy them even today. Everybody loves to catch the movies of the '80s! They had a distinct style and feel to them that We really love to re-live from time to time. Too vague? OK, fair enough.
Then why not just have a 80s' movies marathon this weekend and see what we're talking about? Done? Perfect. What's that now? Don't remember the movies of that decade, you say? Alright, how about if we give you a list of the best movies of the 80s? That will make it much easier for you to go rent some.
Top 10 Movies of the 80s
We're making things easier for you by listing the 10 best movies. Pick any one of these movies and you're set.
P.S.- There is no particular order of listing that has been followed here. We have simply put forth a list. Look at it more like movies you just cannot afford to miss. And by all means, add a few if you like.
Dirty Dancing
Does this even need an introduction? I think not. Patrick Swayze... "Nobody puts baby in the corner"...and some mean dancing tricks. What more do you want?
The Karate Kid
The typical 'good guy wins' story ... but so good! Mr Miyagi and his "Wax on...Wax off" formula. Classic. Watch this for the feel good factor.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Catch the antics of Ferris Bueller in what is one of the most famous 'bunking' school story ever. Hilarious.
Top gun
Reason to watch? Tom Cruise and the fact that he was called Maverick in this one. When you get over his smile ... you'll find the story is something of great effect as well.
The Breakfast Club
Amazing mix of characters that seem to have nothing in common and the slow revelations of their traits when they are trapped in a room together. You'll find some well-known faces in this one.
The Princess Bride
Love, romance, action, fantasy...it's all there! The quintessential love story. A must watch for all romantics!
E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
A beautiful combination of fantasy and emotions. An alien is left behind on earth and befriended by a young boy and girl. By the end of the film E.T. makes a place in our heart.
The Lost Boys
Watch this one for the creeps. One of the best vampire stories that there are. I'm not giving anything away.
Purple Rain
Catch this movie just to watch Prince ... More so for the music and of course a story that all can identify with.
St. Elmo's Fire
Much like a movie version of famous sitcoms. Love, sex and confusion. Then the resurrection. Catch it for that and of course Rob Lowe.
Great Movies from the 80s
  • The Legend of Billie Jean
  • The Goonies
  • The Star Wars series
  • Say Anything
  • Heathers
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Risky Business
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Gremlins
  • Ghost busters
  • Stand By me
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Teen Wolf
  • Rain Man
  • Back to the Future
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Look Who's Talking
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Untouchables
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Terms of Endearment
  • License to Kill
  • Black Rain
  • Staying Alive
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
  • Nine to Five
  • Arthur
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Police Academy
  • Moonstruck
  • Footloose
  • Cocktail
  • Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Turner & Hooch
  • The Terminator
  • Die Hard
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Twins
  • The Living Daylights
  • Octopussy
  • Tootsie
  • Platoon
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Big
  • Harlem Nights
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Christmas Vacation
OK. In the famous words of the late Michael Jackson, 'This is it'. THIS is the ultimate go-to list if you need a list of the '80s best movies. That's all folks ... Go grab some of these movies today and have a helluva weekend.