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150+ Best Movies of the 80s On Netflix (2020) Great Iconic Hits & Popular Classics

40. Poltergeist


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Director – Tobe Hooper
Cast – Jobeth Williams, Craig T Nelson

IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 86%

Release Date – 4 June 1982
Box Office – $121.7 Million

Genre – Horror, Thriller
Awards – Nominated for Best Score, Sound editing, Best Visual effects

Plot – A family move into a new home which unknown to them is haunted by an evil spirit.

39. First Blood


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Director – Ted Kotcheff
Cast –

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

Release Date – 18 December 1982
Box Office – $125.2 Million

Genre – Action
Awards – None

Plot – A War veteran gets angry because sherrif asks him to leave the town. The result is that he clean the whole town.

38. Lethal weapon


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Director – Richard Donner
Cast – Mel Gibson, Danny Glover

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 83%

Release Date – 6 March 1987
Box Office – $120.2 Million

Genre – Action, Comedy
Awards – Nominated for Oscar for Best Sound Mixing

Plot – A short tempered cop is appointed as the partner of an old cop who is about to retire peacefully.

37. This is Spinal Tap


best 80s movies
Director – Rob Reiner
Cast – Christopher Guest, Michael Mckean, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Release Date – 2 March 1984
Box Office – $4.7 Million

Genre – Music, Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – A Mockumentary about England’s most successful band.

36. Top Gun


best 80s movies
Director – Tony Scott
Cast – Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis

IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 54%

Release Date – 12 May 1986
Box Office – $356.8 Million

Genre – Action, Romance
Awards – Oscar for Best Original Song

Plot – A Pilot trainee learns more about life in the Navy and Aviation Academy.

35. Das Boot


best 80s movies
Director – Wolfgang Petersen
Cast – Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%

Release Date – 17 September 1981
Box Office – $84.9 Million

Genre – Adventure, Thriller
Awards – Nominated for 6 Academy Awards

Plot – Life of People on a Boat during World war 2.

34. Once upon a Time in America


best 80s movies
Director – Sergio Leone
Cast – Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 86%

Release Date – 17 February 1984
Box Office – $5.3 Million

Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – None

Plot – A crime lord tries to mend his old ways and become a good man but evil haunts him on every turn.

33. Stand By Me


best 80s movies
Director – Rob Reiner
Cast – Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%

Release Date – 22 august 1986
Box Office – $52.3 Million

Genre – Adventure, Family
Awards – Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

Plot – A Man recounts his younger days where he met his best friends for the first time.

32. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


best 80s movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – Harrison Ford, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 85%

Release Date – 23 May 1984
Box Office – $333.1 Million

Genre – Adventure, Action
Awards – Academy Award for Visual Effects

Plot – Indian Jones comes to India in search of a Mystical stone but uncovers a scary truth.

31. Back to the Future II


best 80s movies
Director – Robert Zemeckis
Cast – Michael J Fox, Christopher lloyd

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 64%

Release Date – 22 November 1989
Box Office – $332 Million

Genre – Adventure, Sci Fi, Comedy
Awards – Academy awards for Best Visual Effects

Plot – Marty Mcfly travels time again.

30. Raising Arizona


best 80s movies
Director – Coen Brothers
Cast – Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter

IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%

Release Date – 6 March 1987
Box Office – $29.2 Million

Genre – Comedy, Crime
Awards – None

Plot – A couple of ex con and ex cop decides to raise a child.

29. When Harry Met Sally…


best 80s movies
Director – Rob Reiner
Cast – Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Release Date – 12 July 1989
Box Office – $92.8 Million

Genre – Romance, Comedy
Awards – Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Plot – A Man and woman become good friends but try their best to avoid sex.

28. Labyrinth


best 80s movies
Director – Jim Henson
Cast – David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly

IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 69%

Release Date – 2 December 1986
Box Office – $12.9 Million

Genre – Fantasy, Adventure
Awards – None

Plot – A Young girl has to save her younger brother from a labyrinth.

27. The Untouchables


best 80s movies
Director – Brian De Palma
Cast – Kevin Costner, Robert Deniro, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia

IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%

Release Date – 2 June 1987
Box Office – $106.2 Million

Genre – Crime, Thriller
Awards – Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

Plot – The rise of Al Capone in 1930s and how he was caught.

26. Airplane


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Director – Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker
Cast – Peret Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Release Date – 2 July 1980
Box Office – $130 Million

Genre – Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – Comedy ensues in a flight after few mishappenings.

25. The Breakfast Club


best 80s movies
Director – John Hughes
Cast – Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

Release Date – 3 May 1986
Box Office – $51.5 Million

Genre – Comedy, Drama
Awards – None

Plot – Five students are sent to detention where they learn the best lesson of their lives.

24. The Goonies


best 80s movies
Director – Richard Donner
Cast – Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 70%

Release Date – 7 June 1985
Box Office – $61.5 Million

Genre – Family, Adventure, Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – A group of friends find an ancient map and decides find the hidden treasure using it.

23. The Lost Boys


best 80s movies
Director – Joel Schumacher
Cast – Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%

Release Date – 31 July 1987
Box Office – $32.2 Million

Genre – Horror, Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – Two Brothers that moves to new town discover that it is haunted by vampires.

22. Raging Bull


best 80s movies
Director – Martin Scorsese
Cast – Robert De Niro

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Release Date – 14 November 1980
Box Office – $23.4 Million

Genre – Sports, Biographys
Awards – Won 2 Oscars for Best Actor, Best Film Editing

Plot – Biographical film about the life of legendary boxer Jake Lamotta.

21. Batman


best 80s movies
Director – Tim Burton
Cast –

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 70%

Release Date – 23 June 1989
Box Office – $411.3 Million

Genre – Action, Adventure
Awards – Academy Award for Best Art Direction

Plot – Batman faces his arch nemesis Joker.