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 cult film, humorous, realistic, feel good, nostalgic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, vengeance, catastrophe, runaway, destiny, teenager, childhood and chase plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Netherlands and other countries.
80s
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80s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 80s: Back to the Future (1985), Short Circuit (1986), Gremlins (1984), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Top Gun (1986), The Breakfast Club (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Poltergeist (1982).

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, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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 6.7
 56K
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: feel good, light, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, military, artificial intelligence, robot, lightning, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
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 7.3
 194K
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: feel good, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, genetically altered, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: 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, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, family relations, when the parents are away, teacher, teenage life, suprisingly clever, independence, car theft, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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 6.9
 290K
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, teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fighter pilot, officers and cadets, navy, u.s. navy, airplane, pilot, cold war, love and romance, fall in love, military, contests and competitions, buddies ...
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teachers and students, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.1
 104K
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, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, high school hunk, teenage life, first love, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, first sex, high school, friendship, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, teenage love, high school life, youth, teacher, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, race against time, rescue, danger, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, magic, prophecy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
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 7.3
 141K
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, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 7.7
 115K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, crimes, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, adolescence, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
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 6.7
 71K
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, car, chase, classic car, survival, supernatural, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
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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, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, devil, magic, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, small town, love and romance, mysterious character, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, tennis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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The Last Starfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: outer space, space wars, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, human in outer space, alien contact, space war ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
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 6.9
 47K
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, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, murder for hire, contract killing, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
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 5.6
 30K
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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, murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cult, children, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 6.3
 26K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, psychopath, rivalry, serial killer, shyness, youth, danger, teenage life, violence, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
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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: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, shrinking, youth, laser, experiment gone awry, parents and children, inventor, genetically altered, family relations, childhood, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 18K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: talky, feel good, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private detective, workplace romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, romance, screwball, detective agency, partners, crimes, snobbism, workplace situations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Everybody Hates Chris is an American television narrative sitcom that depicts the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, bully, working class, black family, african american, youth, friendship, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family values ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: faked death, fictional band, school uniform, music, bisexual, male nudity, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, gender bending, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, new york, london
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 8.2
 457K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, casino, organized crime, crime, rise and fall, criminal heroes, greed, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gangsters, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, los angeles, costa rica
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 5.0
 16K
The Informers (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of intersecting short stories set in early 1980s Los Angeles, depicts a week in the lives of an assortment of socially alienated, mainly well-off characters who numb their sense of emptiness with casual sex, violence, and drugs.
Style: sexy, serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, kidnapping, couple relations, couples, clubbing, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, nightlife, multiple storylines, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, usa, hawaii, california
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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenager, friends, teenage love, youth, romance, platonic, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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 6.5
 31K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
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 7.9
 84K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, falling in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
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 5.9
 12K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, carnival, halloween, violence, deadly, youth, stalking, crimes, danger, on the run, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1975, 15th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas
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 7.8
 240K
The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, childhood, cave, treasure, asthma, small town, map, corpse, search, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall, love affair, addiction, drug abuse, anti conformity, love and romance, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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