TO WATCH: 80's

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1. Roxanne (1987)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 38,222 | Gross: $40.05M

2. Meatballs (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham

Votes: 17,653 | Gross: $43.05M

3. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

68 Metascore

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

Votes: 60,192 | Gross: $85.30M

4. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Votes: 28,509 | Gross: $24.06M

5. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 29,631 | Gross: $31.76M

6. The Man with Two Brains (1983)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Votes: 22,771 | Gross: $10.10M

7. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 46,693

8. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

74 Metascore

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 30,740 | Gross: $41.38M

9. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 114,465 | Gross: $25.24M

10. Carny (1980)

R | 107 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Tired of her dull job as a waitress, Donna decides to join two carnival hustlers and see what life in their field is like.

Director: Robert Kaylor | Stars: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,737

11. Rhinestone (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Music

A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $21.44M

12. The Last American Virgin (1982)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Votes: 7,325 | Gross: $5.83M

13. Band of the Hand (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Five juvenile lost causes are sent to the Everglades where a war veteran tries to reform them using survival tactics. Their new skills and resolve are tested when a Miami drug lord targets them for trying to clean up their neighborhood.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, Lauren Holly, John Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 2,551 | Gross: $4.87M

14. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 62,462 | Gross: $49.04M

15. Black Rain (1989)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 46,277 | Gross: $46.21M

16. Body Double (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

Votes: 25,999 | Gross: $8.80M

17. Joysticks (1983)

R | 88 min | Comedy

When a top local businessman and his two bumbling nephews try to shut down the town's only video arcade, arcade employees and patrons fight back.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Leif Green, Jim Greenleaf, Scott McGinnis

Votes: 1,635

18. Fortress (1985)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran

Votes: 2,423

19. Electric Dreams (1984)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort

Votes: 6,503 | Gross: $2.19M

20. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 114,707 | Gross: $5.90M

21. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

Votes: 16,784 | Gross: $45.90M

22. Dudes (1987)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy

Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in ... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck, Flea, Lee Ving

Votes: 1,119

23. Gimme an 'F' (1984)

R | 101 min | Comedy

Can a squad of misfit cheerleaders with an over-age trainer possibly win the big cheerleading competition? Looked down upon by the other teams, it will be an difficult. Their lack of skill ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Justman | Stars: Stephen Shellen, Mark Keyloun, Jennifer Cooke, Beth Miller

Votes: 449

24. Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley, Brooke McCarter

Votes: 3,292



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