My Favorite Movies from the 80'sby summerandron | created - 08 Aug 2011 | updated - 10 Aug 2011 | Public
These are the movies I grew up watching... there are a ton of great movies from the 80's that aren't on this list but these are MY favorites!! :)
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2. Savannah Smiles (1982)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family
The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising ... See full summary »
3. Six Pack (1982)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,488 | Gross: $20.23M
This movie taught me my first cuss words!
4. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.
Votes: 3,438 | Gross: $15.10M
I have never wanted to dance on the ceiling so bad in my life!!!!
5. Footloose (1984)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 65,571 | Gross: $80.04M
6. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Votes: 163,333 | Gross: $90.82M
7. Splash (1984)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.
Votes: 65,214 | Gross: $62.10M
9. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 976,430 | Gross: $210.61M
11. The Goonies (1985)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Votes: 226,712 | Gross: $61.50M
13. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family
In the 1930s, a tomboy runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, where he has found work.
Votes: 4,824 | Gross: $2.14M
14. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
Votes: 47,441 | Gross: $40.90M
Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!
15. Weird Science (1985)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.
Votes: 75,306 | Gross: $23.83M
The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Unrated | 45 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A 12-year-old genius, poor Max is a washout socially. To impress his girl friend, he sells the design of his latest invention-a jumping bike-to a major toy company.
Some may remember the Disney Sunday Night movies, but this is one of the ones that I LOVED!! It had Chunk from The Goonies in it!
The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
The B.R.A.T. Patrol
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A group of military brats uncovers a plot to steal base equipment.
Another Great Disney Sunday Night Movie with Sean Astin.
20. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 343,889 | Gross: $52.29M
21. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Votes: 64,720 | Gross: $39.25M
22. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 273,075 | Gross: $179.80M
23. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 186,358 | Gross: $0.62M
24. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Votes: 119,479 | Gross: $123.92M
25. North Shore (1987)
PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance
An Arizona surfer, laughed at by the veteran boarders in Hawaii, finds a mentor - and a girlfriend - and prepares to ride the giant waves of Oahu.
Votes: 2,178 | Gross: $3.83M
27. The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
G | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,796 | Gross: $3.57M
28. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 103,924 | Gross: $40.49M
29. Gleaming the Cube (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.
Votes: 6,669 | Gross: $2.78M
30. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Votes: 58,636 | Gross: $49.80M