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, suspenseful, humorous and entertaining films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, chase, runaway, vengeance, catastrophe, adaptation, destiny and brutality plots mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Hong Kong and other countries.
80s
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80s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 80s: Back to the Future (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Blue Velvet (1986), Poltergeist (1982), Children of the Corn (1984), Police Academy (1984), Christine (1983), Gremlins (1984), Knight Rider (1982), The Terminator (1984).

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, time machine, teenage life, misfit partners, sent to the past, destiny, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: generation gap, high school, coming of age, friendship, car theft, independence, when the parents are away, teenage life, family relations, high school life, skipping school, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california
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 7.8
 160K
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, art house, dark, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, innocence lost, sexual perversion, eccentricity, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 7.4
 127K
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, poltergeist, parents and children, parallel world, child in peril, good versus evil, little girl, haunted ...
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: killer child, human sacrifice, murder, isolation, small town, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 6.7
 102K
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: police academy, parody, chase, goofy hero, rookie, anti heroes, instructor, urban, recruit, prank, officers and cadets, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
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 6.7
 62K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, vengeance, chase, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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 7.3
 175K
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: humorous, feel good, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, christmas, monster, small town, 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
 26K
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, suspenseful, stylized, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, adventure, lone hero, talking car, heroic mission, working undercover, armored vehicle, partners, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 8.0
 719K
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, artificial intelligence, danger, protector, sent to the past, heroine, cyberpunk, mission, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.3
 12K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, screwball, underdog, family vacation, rivalry, nothing goes right, couples, romance, love and romance, disorder, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
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 6.4
 15K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, martial arts, investigation, prisoner, serial killer, partners against crime, undercover, master criminal, track down, undercover cop, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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 6.4
 88K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, crime, buddies, reluctant partners, police detective, law enforcement, war on drugs, master criminal, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, rich and poor, farce, friendship, youth, mischievous children, power relations, social differences, family problems, down on your luck, misfit, 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: inventor, youth, shrinking, adventure, parents and children, experiment gone awry, laser, family relations, fish out of water, escapades, genetically altered, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 45K
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, home renovation, old house, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: 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, teachers and students, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, coming of age, self discovery, convertible, exchange student, nerd, night vision goggles, farce, teenage life ...
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: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, teacher, first sex, innocence lost, shopping mall, irreverence, marijuana, stoner, drug humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 3.8
 6K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, odd couple, romance, against the odds, nightclub, artists and showbiz, musician's life, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, italian american, country music, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 63K
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, rebelliousness, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, high school life, dancing, dance, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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 6.3
 6K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: intrigue, family business, rivalry, oil, uninhibited rivalry, wealthy family, family problems, family relations, parents and children, ambition, blind ambition, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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 6.6
 79K
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, serious, macabre, tense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, indian burial ground, pet, back from the dead, family in danger, grief, gory, grave robbing, supernatural, loss of pet, coffin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 24K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, chases and races, car chase, murder, crime, drug lord, law enforcement, goofy hero, kung fu, corrupt law enforcer, police protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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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, devil, small town, love and romance, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, supernatural ability, cherry, voodoo doll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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The Good Father (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, custody, feminism, legal action, breakup, family problems, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, courtroom drama, rivalry, dysfunctional marriage, lesbian mother ...
Time: 80s
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The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, stalking, wilderness, psychopath, in the woods, gory, deadly, youth, camp, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
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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, van, skateboard, adventure, buddies, private detective, danger, daring rescue, escapades, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
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 6.0
 34K
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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous animal, rabies, danger, dog, hiding in a car, blood, brutality, death, dam, corpse, cadillac, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, kindergarten
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