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, humorous, light, entertaining, semi serious and intense films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, vengeance, catastrophe, chase, culture clash, destiny and childhood plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance 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), Raw Deal (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Paris, Texas (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Poltergeist (1982), Police Academy (1984), Christine (1983), Children of the Corn (1984), Gremlins (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, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, 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: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, fbi, vengeance, gang, working undercover, crimes, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, heroes, partners against crime, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, 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, when the parents are away, family relations, teenage life, independence, car theft, high school life, student, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, 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, desert, drifter, 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, california, houston texas ...
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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, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, surveillance ...
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: haunted house, psychic, 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, prank, goofy hero, police, disorder, chief, officers and cadets, academy ...
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, year 1957, 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, danger, youth, 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, femme fatale, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, dangerous attraction, fall in love, rise to the top, love triangle, couples, opposites attract ...
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: killer robot, cyberpunk, androids and robots, man versus machine, manhunt, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, future war, 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, semi serious, humorous, witty, slang ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: romance, friends, high school, coming of age, party, punk, opposites attract, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, teenage life, teenager, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, australia
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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, a.i., military, artificial intelligence, experiment gone awry, 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, touching, tense ...
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, missing person, cons and scams, adventure, nightclub, dishonesty, espionage, politics, crimes, reluctant partners, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, soviet union, new york, nebraska
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rich and poor, mistaken identity, office, love triangle, farce, fish out of water, rise to the top, workplace, ambition, workplace situations, comedy of errors, disorder ...
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, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, love and romance, high school hunk, first love ...
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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sexual ...
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, surfing ...
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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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, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids
Plot: teenager, high school, teachers and students, introspection, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, rebelliousness, high school life, misfit, coming of age, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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: kidnapping, good versus evil, martial arts, truck driver, 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, fan, singer, lone hero, rivalry, crimes, woman in danger, danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 6.1
 13K
The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: on the road, video game, adventure, family, family relations, contests and competitions, siblings relations, competition, rivalry, hopes, teenager, nintendo ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, cross country ...
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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, cons and scams, crimes, 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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 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, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: officers and cadets, fighter pilot, pilot, cold war, u.s. navy, navy, love and romance, fall in love, military, ambition, basic training, buddies ...
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, against the odds, contests and competitions, rise to the top, follow your dream, misfit, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, cleveland ohio, new york ...
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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: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: music, high school, dancer's life, rebelliousness, dancing, rebellion, small town, artists and showbiz, love and romance, parents and children, youth, high school life ...
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: realistic, rough, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, police detective, crime, reluctant partners, buddies, law enforcement, master criminal, rivalry, dishonesty, warden, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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