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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  • Hangar 18

    201

  • Rude Boy

    202

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    203

  • The Final Countdown

    204

  • The Getting of Wisdom

    205

  • Hot to Trot

    206

  • The Hunter

    207

  • The Last Romantic Lover

    208

  • Raise the Titanic

    209

  • Steel

    210

  • A Strange Role

    211

  • The Clones of Bruce Lee

    212

  • The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu

    213

  • Herbie Goes Bananas

    214

  • Oh Heavenly Dog

    215

  • Ruckus

    216

  • Xanadu

    217

  • A Distant Cry from Spring

    218

  • The Kidnapping of the President

    219

  • Middle Age Crazy

    220

  • The Octagon

    221

  • Smokey and the Bandit II

    222

  • Willie and Phil

    223

  • The Adventures of Picasso

    224

  • The Big Brawl

    225

  • Make Room for Tomorrow

    226

  • Scum

    227

  • The Stunt Man

    228

  • Bear Island

    229

  • Clan of the White Lotus

    230

  • He Knows You're Alone

    231

  • Reggae Sunsplash

    232

  • Spaced Out

    233

  • Those Lips, Those Eyes

    234

  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

    235

  • The Boogey Man

    236

  • Breakthrough

    237

  • The Exterminator

    238

  • Health

    239

  • The Mountain Men

    240

  • Return of the Secaucus Seven

    241

  • Bad Timing

    242

  • The Lady Constables

    243

  • Cheaper to Keep Her

    244

  • Delirium

    245

  • The Lost Kung Fu Secrets

    246

  • Mother's Day

    247

  • Ordinary People

    248

  • The Man with Bogart's Face

    249

  • Without Warning

    250

  • Borderline

    251

  • Divine Madness

    252

  • Hopscotch

    253

  • Hotwire

    254

  • Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures

    255

  • In God We Tru$t

    256

  • Loose Shoes

    257

  • Planet of Dinosaurs

    258

  • Stardust Memories

    259

  • Street Law

    260

  • The Tempest

    261

  • Union City

    262

  • Alambrista!

    263

  • Close Shave

    264

  • Coast to Coast

    265

  • The Devil's Playground

    266

  • The Elephant Man

    267

  • Gloria

    268

  • The Leg Fighters

    269

  • Oh, God! Book II

    270

  • One Trick Pony

    271

  • Horror Express

    272

  • Somewhere in Time

    273

  • Sunday Daughters

    274

  • Terror Train

    275

  • Bruce Lee and I

    276

  • Bye Bye Brazil

    277

  • The 18 Bronzemen

    278

  • Emanuelle Around the World

    279

  • Kagemusha

    280

  • Private Benjamin

    281

  • Schizoid

    282

  • The Tattoo Connection

    283

  • Why Would I Lie?

    284

  • Every Man for Himself

    285

  • Fade to Black

    286

  • Gates of Heaven

    287

  • Loulou

    288

  • Melvin and Howard

    289

  • Times Square

    290

  • Worlds Apart

    291

  • Effects

    292

  • The Eruption of Mount St. Helens!

    293

  • The First Deadly Sin

    294

  • It's My Turn

    295

  • Loving Couples

    296

  • Motel Hell

    297

  • Touched by Love

    298

  • The Awakening

    299

  • The Bushido Blade

    300