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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  • Stuckey's Last Stand

    101

  • The Lama Avenger

    102

  • Where the Buffalo Roam

    103

  • The Baltimore Bullet

    104

  • What Have They Done to Your Daughters?

    105

  • Happy Birthday, Gemini

    106

  • Cry Your Purple Heart Out

    107

  • Kill or Be Killed

    108

  • Mad Max

    109

  • The Thirty Nine Steps

    110

  • The Return of the King

    111

  • Beyond Evil

    112

  • Charles and Lucie

    113

  • Friday the 13th

    114

  • Cuba Crossing

    115

  • The Nude Bomb

    116

  • Stunt Rock

    117

  • Auditions

    118

  • Schlock

    119

  • Cathy's Curse

    120

  • Fame

    121

  • Sun Dragon

    122

  • The Hollywood Knights

    123

  • Home Movies

    124

  • The Long Riders

    125

  • Tom Horn

    126

  • Carny

    127

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    128

  • Fist of Fear, Touch of Death

    129

  • The Gong Show Movie

    130

  • Gorp

    131

  • Pray TV

    132

  • Kid with the Golden Arm

    133

  • The Last Word

    134

  • The Shining

    135

  • Twice a Woman

    136

  • Cloud Dancer

    137

  • Deadly Kick

    138

  • Enter the Fat Dragon

    139

  • A Full Day's Work

    140

  • The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood

    141

  • Almost Human

    142

  • The Blue Lagoon

    143

  • Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave

    144

  • The Children

    145

  • The Day Time Ended

    146

  • Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet

    147

  • The Hearse

    148

  • Hog Wild

    149

  • Hot T-Shirts

    150

  • Snapshot

    151

  • The Outsider

    152

  • Up the Academy

    153

  • Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)

    154

  • Bronco Billy

    155

  • In a Year with 13 Moons

    156

  • The Island

    157

  • Roadie

    158

  • Urban Cowboy

    159

  • Wholly Moses

    160

  • Bloodeaters

    161

  • The Blues Brothers

    162

  • Brubaker

    163

  • Can't Stop the Music

    164

  • 18 Shaolin Riders

    165

  • Empire of Passion

    166

  • The Last Of The Blue Devils - The Kansas City Jazz Story

    167

  • Rough Cut

    168

  • She's 19 and Ready

    169

  • Mary Poppins

    170

  • The Ming Patriots

    171

  • Rockers

    172

  • Airplane!

    173

  • The Avenging Eagle

    174

  • Pay or Die

    175

  • Don't Go in the House

    176

  • Enter Three Dragons

    177

  • Headin' for Broadway

    178

  • The Last Flight of Noah's Ark

    179

  • Summer Rains

    180

  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    181

  • Barocco

    182

  • Emmanuelle 3

    183

  • How to Beat the High Cost of Living

    184

  • Day of the Woman

    185

  • My Bodyguard

    186

  • The Skirt Chaser

    187

  • Used Cars

    188

  • The Big Red One

    189

  • Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

    190

  • Honeysuckle Rose

    191

  • Les petites fugues

    192

  • The Little Dragons

    193

  • Monstroid

    194

  • No Nukes

    195

  • Prom Night

    196

  • Arabian Nights

    197

  • Battle Beyond the Stars

    198

  • Caddyshack

    199

  • Dressed to Kill

    200