Totally Awesome Eighties

Chronological list of every movie released theatrically in the United States from Jan. 1, 1980 through December 31, 1989, with a couple of noteworthy TV and DTV ones thrown in for good measure. You're welcome, America! (Special note: There are a few lesser-known foreign films not listed on Letterboxd that were left out of the final cut.)

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  • Angi Vera

    1

  • The Godsend

    2

  • Black Cobra

    3

  • Heart Beat

    4

  • Hunter in the Dark

    5

  • Hitler: A Film from Germany

    6

  • Windows

    7

  • Hothead

    8

  • Guyana: Crime of the Century

    9

  • Night of the Juggler

    10

  • Target of an Assassin

    11

  • American Gigolo

    12

  • The Boss' Son

    13

  • Caligula

    14

  • Defiance

    15

  • The Golden Mask

    16

  • Fatso

    17

  • The Fog

    18

  • My Brilliant Career

    19

  • The Naked Killers

    20

  • Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff

    21

  • To All a Goodnight

    22

  • Hero at Large

    23

  • Honky Tonk Nights

    24

  • Just Tell Me What You Want

    25

  • The Last Married Couple in America

    26

  • Midnight Madness

    27

  • The Ninth Configuration

    28

  • Blood Feud

    29

  • Cruising

    30

  • Dirty Ho

    31

  • Foolin' Around

    32

  • The Lady in Red

    33

  • Saturn 3

    34

  • Wise Blood

    35

  • The Immortal Bachelor

    36

  • Best Boy

    37

  • Shaolin Iron Finger

    38

  • Foxes

    39

  • The Mighty Peking Man

    40

  • Karate Warriors

    41

  • Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll

    42

  • Simon

    43

  • The Squeeze

    44

  • Survival Run

    45

  • The Black Marble

    46

  • Challenge of the Masters

    47

  • Coal Miner's Daughter

    48

  • Heaven's Heroes

    49

  • Storming Attacks

    50

  • Schoolgirl Report Part 9: Mature Before Graduation...

    51

  • Stone Cold Dead

    52

  • Take It to the Limit

    53

  • The Trials of Alger Hiss

    54

  • Why Shoot the Teacher?

    55

  • The Fifth Floor

    56

  • Don't Answer the Phone!

    57

  • Joe and Maxi

    58

  • Last Rites

    59

  • Portrait of Teresa

    60

  • Return of the Tiger

    61

  • A Small Circle of Friends

    62

  • Womanlight

    63

  • Dynamo

    64

  • Christ Stopped at Eboli

    65

  • Hide in Plain Sight

    66

  • Little Darlings

    67

  • Little Miss Marker

    68

  • Nijinsky

    69

  • The War at Home

    70

  • Boxer Rebellion

    71

  • The Changeling

    72

  • Die Laughing

    73

  • Gilda Live

    74

  • Nothing Personal

    75

  • Serial

    76

  • The Surfer Girls

    77

  • When Time Ran Out...

    78

  • Lady and the Tramp

    79

  • The Left-Handed Woman

    80

  • Sitting Ducks

    81

  • The Astrologer

    82

  • Death Ship

    83

  • Forbidden Zone

    84

  • Incorrigible

    85

  • Night Games

    86

  • On the Nickel

    87

  • Self Service Girls

    88

  • The Tin Drum

    89

  • The Battle of Chile: Part III

    90

  • The Green Dragon Inn

    91

  • Enter the Devil

    92

  • North Sea Hijack

    93

  • The Watcher in the Woods

    94

  • You Are Not Alone

    95

  • Get Rollin'

    96

  • Humanoids from the Deep

    97

  • Klondike Fever

    98

  • Knife in the Head

    99

  • Leo and Loree

    100