Top Movies of the 80’s

I thought it would be fun to share some of the top movies of the 80’s.  The 80’s was an amazing time for music and movies.  I remember on my 16th birthday, my friends took me to see Sixteen Candles.  Some of the movies below were favorites of mine (i.e. anything Star Wars, Mollie Ringwald, etc.), some of the movies below weren’t my favorites but sure were icons of the 80’s.  For example, A Nightmare on Elm Street made Freddy Kruger famous as did A Child’s Play did with Chuckie).  Enjoy the walk down memory lane for some.

Which were your favorites?  If you weren’t a child of the 80’s, have you seen or heard of some of these?

  • 48 Hours
  • Aliens
  • Back to the Future
  • Better Off Dead
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Die Hard
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • E.T.
  • First Blood
  • Ghost Busters
  • Gremlins
  • The Karate Kid
  • License to Drive
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Overboard
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Police Academy
  • Princess Bride
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Rocky IV
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Stand by Me
  • The Terminator
  • Three Amigos
  • War Games
  • Young Guns

When my daughter had her wisdom teeth removed, we rented all the Star Wars movies and watched them in sequential order.  If you have a time you know you’re going to be down . . . maybe rent one of the above . . . and enjoy!


  1. Tanya Napier says:

    80’s movies were the best! I liked many of these that you have shared. Say Anything, The Goonies and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure were also some of my favorites.

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