80s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 80s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, intense, suspense, serious, humorous and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, chase, runaway, childhood, brutality, catastrophe, friendship and violence plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 80s: Back to the Future (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Sixteen Candles (1984), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Footloose (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Poltergeist (1982), Children of the Corn (1984), Police Academy (1984).
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Comedy
USA
103 min.
 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 7.8
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White Boy Rick (2018)
Crime, Drama
USA
111 min.
 6.5
Leto (2018)
Biography, Music, Romance
Russia, France
126 min.
 7.5

List of 80s movies

Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, small town, chases and races, teenage life, time machine, misfit partners, sent to the past, disorder, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, high school life, teenage life, generation gap, museum, student, urban, dress, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, birthday, teenage love, high school, teenage life, coming of age, siblings relations, high school life, self discovery, exchange student, convertible, nerd ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: realistic, sexual, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, high school life, teacher, innocence lost, shopping mall, irreverence, stoner, drug humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 6.5
 61K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: music, small town, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, rebelliousness, high school life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, post modern, enigmatic, art house, dark ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, sexual perversion, innocence lost, woman in danger, masochism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, killer child, human sacrifice, murder, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, isolation, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 6.7
 100K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, police academy, goofy hero, rookie, anti heroes, instructor, urban, recruit, prank, officers and cadets, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel
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 6.7
 59K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, chase, vengeance, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1957, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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 7.2
 168K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: scary, humorous, feel good, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, small town, monster, christmas, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, human animal relationship, escapades, deadly creature, daring rescue, pets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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 6.9
 25K
Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, adventure, talking car, heroic mission, working undercover, armored vehicle, partners, friendship, lone hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
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 8.0
 698K
The Terminator (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, manhunt, man versus machine, androids and robots, danger, protector, artificial intelligence, sent to the past, mission, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 5.8
 10K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, satirical, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, farce, friendship, youth, mischievous children, power relations, rich and poor, social differences, family problems, misfit, down on your luck, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: entertaining, clever, funny, exciting, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, inventor, shrinking, adventure, fish out of water, parents and children, experiment gone awry, laser, family relations, escapades, genetically altered, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 44K
The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, chaos, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment, old house, home renovation, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 75K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, family in danger, indian burial ground, back from the dead, grave robbing, supernatural, loss of pet, zombie, death, family drama, violence, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, love and romance, small town, supernatural, magic, devil, supernatural ability, mysterious character, voodoo doll, cherry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, skateboard, van, adventure, buddies, private detective, danger, daring rescue, escapades, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
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 6.0
 32K
Cujo (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, dog, rabies, danger, hiding in a car, blood, brutality, killer dog, death, dam, cadillac, corpse ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, kindergarten
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, time machine, party, drugs/alcohol, reunion, friends, sarcasm, drinking, stupidity, foul language ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, california
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 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, interesting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, americana, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, workplace situations, laptop, supportive spouse, blind ambition, inventions and discoveries, partners, ego clash, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, navy, submarine, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, mind game, political intrigue, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
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Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, talky, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, village life, resort, village, social relations, adultery, family relations, everyday life, adulterous husband, parent child relationship, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
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 8.8
 273K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, politics, blind ambition, drug cartel, drug dealer, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
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 6.0
 1K
Bingo Bongo (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The ape-man, found somewhere in the jungles of Congo, transferred to Milan and named Bingo Bongo. The only one who believes in the human qualities of him is Laura, a woman anthropologist , so their affection for each other even grows to love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, college, culture clash, misfit, jungle, social relations, mate swapping, monkey, breast suckling, female nudity, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy
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