Best movies of 1980s

Blade Runner(1982)

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Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 81

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.



Amadeus(1984)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.



Goodfellas(1990)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 79

The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.



Ran(1985)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 80

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.



Raging Bull(1980)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 76

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.



Back to the Future(1985)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 74

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.



Do the Right Thing(1989)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 79

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.



Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 74

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.



Platoon(1986)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 74

A young recruit in Viet Nam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.



Blood Simple.(1984)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 75

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.



The Terminator(1984)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 69

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.



Full Metal Jacket(1987)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 69

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.



This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 70

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.



The Princess Bride(1987)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 68

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.



Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 69

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.



Airplane!(1980)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.



Das Boot(1981)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.



Blue Velvet(1986)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 68

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.



Hannah and Her Sisters(1986)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 71

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.



The Untouchables(1987)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.




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