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

20. Platoon


best 80s movies
Director – Oliver Stone
Cast – Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

Release Date – 19 December 1986
Box Office – $138.5 Million

Genre – War
Awards – Won 4 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Film Editing

Plot – A Young soldier faces horrors of war in vietnam.

19. Predator


best 80s movies
Director – John McTiernan
Cast – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%

Release Date – 12 June 1987
Box Office – $98.7 Million

Genre – Action, Sci Fi
Awards – None

Plot – A Group soldiers confronts an alien species whose main hobby is to kill.

18. Blade Runner


best 80s movies
Director – Ridley Scott
Cast – Harrison Ford

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Release Date – 30 June 1982
Box Office – $33.8 Million

Genre – Sci Fi, Thriller
Awards – None

Plot – In a futuristic society, a cop must find and kill 4 replicants who are on earth for a deadly mission.

17. The Thing


best 80s movies
Director – John Carpenter
Cast – Kurt Russell

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%

Release Date – 10 December 1982
Box Office – $19.6 Million

Genre – Sci Fi, Horror
Awards – None

Plot – A group of scientists in Antartica confronts a shape shifting alien.

16. Ghostbusters


best 80s movies
Director – Ivan Reitman
Cast – Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Release Date – 7 June 1984
Box Office – $295.2 Million

Genre – Fantasy, Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – A trio of paranormal activities expert face an evil spirit.

15. Ferris Bueller’s Day off


best 80s movies
Director – John Hughes
Cast – Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 79%

Release Date – 11 June 1986
Box Office – $70.1 Million

Genre – Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – I feel like it is story of my life.

14. The Princess Bride


best 80s movies
Director – Rob Reiner
Cast – Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Release Date – 25 September 1987
Box Office – $30.9 Million

Genre – Fantasy, Adventure
Awards – None

Plot – A fantasy story of a farm boy who is on a mission to find his true love.

13. Rain Man


best 80s movies
Director – Barry Levinson
Cast – Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 89%

Release Date – 12 December 1988
Box Office – $354.8 Million

Genre – Drama
Awards – 4 Oscar for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor

Plot – A Man uses the quick calculation ability of his brother (who is suffering from Savant syndrome) to earn quick money at casinos.

12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


best 80s movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

Release Date – 24 May 1989
Box Office – $474.2 Million

Genre – Action, Adventure
Awards – Won for Best Sounds Effects

Plot – Indian Jones goes on a mission to find his lost father.

11. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi


best 80s movies
Director – Richard Marquand
Cast – Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark hamil

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%

Release Date – 25 May 1983
Box Office – $475.1 Million

Genre – Sci Fi
Awards – None

Plot – Luke tries his best to bring his father back from the dark side of the force.

10. Aliens


best 80s movies
Director – James Cameron
Cast – Sigourney Weaver

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 99%

Release Date – 11 June 1987
Box Office – $131.1 Million

Genre – Sci Fi, horror
Awards – Academy Awards for Best Sound Effects and Visual Effects

Plot – After 57 Years Ellen Ripley Once Again faces the dangerous alien species.

9. Full Metal Jacket


best 80s movies
Director – Stanley Kubrick
Cast – Adam Baldwin, VIncent D Onofrio, Matthew Modine

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%

Release Date – 17 June 1987
Box Office – $120 Million

Genre – War, Drama
Awards – None

Plot – A Marine observes the horrors of war up close in vietnam.

8. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial


best 80s movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote

IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%

Release Date – 10 June 1982
Box Office – $792.9 Million

Genre – Sci Fi, Family
Awards – 4 Academy Awards for Original Score,

Plot – A young boy meets an alien life who has magical powers but wants to go back home.

7. The Shining


best 80s movies
Director – Stanley Kubrick
Cast – Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 87%

Release Date – 23 May 1980
Box Office – $44.4 Million

Genre – Horror
Awards – None

Plot – A writer accepts to become a hotel keeper for winter along with his family. But, soon they experience supernatural activities.

6. Scarface


best 80s movies
Director – Brian De Palma
Cast – Al pacino, Michelle Pffiefer

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%

Release Date – 1 December 1983
Box Office – $65.9 Million

Genre – Crime
Awards – None

Plot – The rise and fall of a Cuban Drug Lord in America.

5. Die Hard


best 80s movies
Director – John McTiernan
Cast – Bruce willis

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

Release Date – 12 July 1988
Box Office – $140.8 Million

Genre – Action
Awards – None

Plot – A Cop visits a hotel during christmas which is soon attacked by a terrorist squad.

4. The Terminator


best 80s movies
Director – James Cameron
Cast – Arnold Scwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Release Date – 26 October 1984
Box Office – $78.3 Million

Genre – Sci Fi, Action
Awards – None

Plot – A Killer Robot from Future travels back in time to kill a woman who will become mother of a future Anarchist.

3. Back to the Future


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

IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%

Release Date – 3 July 1985
Box Office – $389.1 Million

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

Plot – A Young boy travels from 1985 to 1955 and meets her younger forms of his parents.

2. Raiders of Lost Ark


best 80s movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – Harrison Ford

IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Release Date – 10 December 1981
Box Office – $389.9 Million

Genre – Action, Adventure
Awards – None

Plot – Indiana Jones tries to find the ark of the covenant which is also hunted by the Nazis.

1. Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back


best 80s movies
Director – Irvin Kershner
Cast – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamil, Carrie Fisher

IMDB Rating – 8.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Release Date – 17 May 1980
Box Office – $538.4 Million

Genre – Sci Fi, Action, Adventure
Awards – Academy Award for Best Sound

Plot – Luke Skywalker decides to stand against the evil empire but he is yet to face a harsh truth.

Apart from this you can also find these classic and best 80s movies on netflix –

  1. Blood Simple.
  2. Angel Heart
  3. Pet Sematary
  4. Witness
  5. Say anything…
  6. The Last Emperor
  7. Sixteen Candles
  8. Mississippi Burning
  9. Hellraiser
  10. Licence to kill
  11. Castle in the Sky
  12. The Color of Money
  13. Octopussy
  14. The God must Be Crazy
  15. An American Werewolf in London
  16. Wargames
  17. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  18. The Evil Dead II
  19. They Live
  20. Heathers
  21. Clue
  22. Splash
  23. Uncle Buck
  24. Vacation
  25. Driving Miss Daisy
  26. The Color Purple
  27. Romancing the Stone
  28. Do the Right thing
  29. Midnight Run
  30. Kiki’s Delivery Service
  31. Dangerous Liasons
  32. Child’s Play
  33. Scrooged
  34. Hannah and her Sisters
  35. Weird Science
  36. The Outsiders
  37. Day of the Dead
  38. Videodrome
  39. The Land before time
  40. Risky Business
  41. iThree Amigos
  42. Fatal Attraction
  43. Bloodsport
  44. 48 Hrs.
  45. Dirty Rotten Sc0ndrels
  46. The Fox and the Hound
  47. Excalibur
  48. Manhunter
  49. Major League
  50. The Burbs

So Which one of the above 80s films is your favorite? Did we missed any? If so feel free to comment.