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 light, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, chase, vengeance, runaway, childhood, destiny and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Horror and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, West Germany and other countries.
80s
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80s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 80s: Back to the Future (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Raw Deal (1986), Poltergeist (1982), Christine (1983), Children of the Corn (1984), Gremlins (1984), Fletch (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Secret Admirer (1985).

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, humorous, exciting, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, chases and races, fish out of water, teenage life, sent to the past, destiny, misfit partners, disorder ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: witch, devil, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, small town, love and romance, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, promiscuity, tennis, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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 5.6
 28K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, fbi, vengeance, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, criminal's revenge, gang, heroes, partners against crime, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 131K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychic, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, poltergeist, missing child, parents and children, good versus evil, child in peril, parallel world, little girl, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.7
 65K
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: objects come to life, obsession, chase, survival, supernatural, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, violence, classic car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1978, year 1957 ...
Place: california, southern 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: human sacrifice, murder, sacrifice, small town, isolation, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, cornfield, cult, children, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 7.2
 180K
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: suspenseful, humorous, feel good, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, christmas, deadly creature, monster, small town, human animal relationship, genetically altered, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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 6.9
 44K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, mistaken identity, journalism, insurance, murder for hire, corruption, divorce lawyer, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, rio de janeiro, utah
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids
Plot: teenager, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, introspection, teenage love, high school life, friendship, coming of age, rebelliousness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Secret Admirer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, secret admirer, summer vacation, summer, love letter ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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 8.1
 77K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, presumed dead, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, los angeles, houston texas, california ...
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 6.3
 23K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, teenage life, youth, danger, violence, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 80s
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 8.0
 740K
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: cyberpunk, man versus machine, killer robot, androids and robots, manhunt, sent to the past, future war, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.7
 53K
Short Circuit (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, military, artificial intelligence, experiment gone awry, a.i., fish out of water, robot, lightning, giant robots, adventure, lone hero, computer cracker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
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The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, sex, young lovers, contests and competitions, virgin, prostitute, looking for sex, high school life, gender, wooing ...
Time: 80s
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 5.9
 4K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, slasher, deadly, ghost, danger, gang, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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The Beastmaster (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sword fight, village, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, supernatural, danger, superhero, buddies, supernatural ability, magic ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, superhero, disorder, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
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 4.2
 7K
Ghoulies (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, demon, zombie, puppets, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, danger, battles, chaos, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, high school hunk, love and romance, teenage life, first love, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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 5.2
 11K
Xanadu (1980)
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, inspirational, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, romance, partners, supernatural, fall in love, camp, follow your dream, unlikely couple, love and romance, supernatural romance, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: california, usa, santa monica 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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, coming of age, friendship, first sex, abortion, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teenage love, teacher, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 6.6
 26K
Back to School (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fish out of water, switching roles, parents and children, college life, youth, family relations, disorder, follow your dream, teachers and students, father son relationship, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, campus
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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, coming of age, friendship, high school, when the parents are away, family relations, teenage life, car theft, independence, high school life, student, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california
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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: truck driver, adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, martial arts, magic, rescue, race against time, heroic mission, danger, curses spells and rituals, prophecy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
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Streets of Fire (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, fan, singer, lone hero, rivalry, crimes, danger, woman in danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 6.9
 268K
Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: fighter pilot, officers and cadets, navy, pilot, cold war, u.s. navy, fall in love, love and romance, military, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, battleship
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 7.2
 58K
Major League (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate -- but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, professional sports, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rise to the top, against the odds, athlete and trainer, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami, florida, new york, cleveland ohio ...
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 6.6
 64K
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, sincere, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, music, rebelliousness, dancer's life, dancing, rebellion, small town, youth, high school life, society, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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 6.4
 90K
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: rough, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, police detective, crime, reluctant partners, buddies, law enforcement, dishonesty, warden, crimes, rivalry, war on drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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