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, realistic, semi serious, entertaining and stylized films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, chase, catastrophe, vengeance, destiny, culture clash and fantasy world plots mostly in Comedy, Drama 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), Raw Deal (1986), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Paris, Texas (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Poltergeist (1982), Police Academy (1984), Christine (1983).

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, small town, sent to the past, teenage life, destiny, fish out of water, misfit partners ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, fbi, vengeance, law enforcement, gang, working undercover, criminal's revenge, crimes, tough heroes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, teenage love, teachers and students, introspection, high school life, friendship, coming of age, rebelliousness, youth, love and romance ...
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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: generation gap, coming of age, friendship, high school, family relations, when the parents are away, teenage life, independence, car theft, high school life, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, 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: devil, witch, good versus evil, love and romance, wizards and magicians, small town, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, tennis, promiscuity, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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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, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
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 7.8
 165K
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, dark, post modern, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, small town, surrealism, mystery, amateur detective, sexual perversion, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, innocence lost, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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
 105K
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: funny, humorous, light, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, rookie, instructor, parody, chase, goofy hero, police, disorder, academy, anti heroes, officers and cadets, recruit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
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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, 1950s, year 1958 ...
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: murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, 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, monster, small town, deadly creature, human animal relationship, genetically altered, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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 6.3
 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, youth, danger, teenage life, violence, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 80s
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And God Created Woman (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, intense ...
Plot: prison, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, femme fatale, love triangle, opposites attract, couples, fall in love, unlikely couple, dangerous attraction, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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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, killer robot, androids and robots, man versus machine, manhunt, future war, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, future dystopia, sent to the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.4
 12K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, slang ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: romance, friends, high school, coming of age, party, punk, opposites attract, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, teenage life, teenager, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, australia
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License to Drive (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, drunk driving, underage drinking, nothing goes right, love and romance, lifestyle, high school life, friendship, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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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, computer cracker, lightning, adventure, lone hero, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.9
 27K
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: car chase, a.i., chases and races, fighting crime, adventure, working undercover, heroic mission, talking car, lone hero, armored vehicle, partners, car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 4.8
 2K
The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kgb, culture clash, cons and scams, missing person, adventure, nightclub, espionage, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, politics, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, soviet union, nebraska, new york
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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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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: exciting, stylized, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, space travel, flying saucer, benign alien, nasa, young heroes, artificial intelligence, alien encounter, getting home, outer space ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978, future
Place: florida
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 5.2
 3K
My Tutor (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school senior Bobby Chrystal fails his French class, which will block him from entering Yale. His rich, authoritarian father hires an attractive 29-year-old to tutor Bobby over the summer and help him pass a make-up exam. While Bobby's ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, looking for sex, youth, teenage life, tutor, high school, high school life, love and romance, when the parents are away, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, office, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, farce, fish out of water, workplace situations, comedy of errors, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
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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, teen comedy, date night
Plot: teenager, birthday, high school, self discovery, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, coming of age, youth, love and romance, high school hunk, first love ...
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, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, romance, partners, supernatural, fall in love, camp, supernatural romance, buddies, impossible love, follow your dream, love and romance ...
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, date night, girls' 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, teachers and students, follow your dream, father son relationship, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, campus
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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, kidnapping, good versus evil, martial arts, magic, rescue, race against time, adventure, danger, heroic mission, 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, singer, fan, lone hero, crimes, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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