The Best Films of the 1980s

My picks for the best films of the 1980s, that I’ve seen thus far, so this can change through time. Films are different the more we see them after all, and opinions can adjust.

  • The Secret of NIMH
  • Return to Oz
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • A Christmas Story
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy
  • Akira
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Trading Places
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Scarface
  • Raging Bull
  • The Accused
  • Die Hard
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Running on Empty
  • Near Dark
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Heathers
  • Paris, Texas
  • The King of Comedy
  • The Howling
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • The Verdict
  • Creepshow
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • The Goonies
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Outsiders
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Amadeus
  • Mad Max 2
  • RoboCop
  • The Color Purple
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Dune
  • Top Gun
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • An American Tail
  • Brazil
  • Stand by Me
  • The Princess Bride
  • Return of the Jedi
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Fog
  • First Blood
  • Hellraiser
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Tron
  • Poltergeist
  • Blue Velvet
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • The Evil Dead
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Thing
  • Aliens
  • The Monster Squad
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Back to the Future
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Do the Right Thing
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Airplane!
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Glory
  • The Lost Boys
  • Flash Gordon
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Caddyshack
  • Predator
  • Pet Sematary
  • The Fly
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Platoon
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • Re-Animator
  • Blow Out
  • The Changeling