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, suspense, clever, entertaining and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, chase, vengeance, destiny, runaway, culture clash and adaptation plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Netherlands and other countries.
80s
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80s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 80s: The Breakfast Club (1985), Back to the Future (1985), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Short Circuit (1986), Gremlins (1984), Sixteen Candles (1984), Poltergeist (1982), Christine (1983), The Last Starfighter (1984), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).

List of 80s movies

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, introspection, friendship, teachers and students, teenage love, teenage angst, youth, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, inventor, chases and races, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, 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: martial arts, adventure, kidnapping, mercenary, good versus evil, truck driver, race against time, rescue, chinatown, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
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 6.7
 58K
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, lightning, robot, 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
 204K
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, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, danger, escapades, human animal relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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 7.0
 108K
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: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, birthday, self discovery, high school life, teenage life, youth, first love, love and romance, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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 7.3
 148K
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, poltergeist, good versus evil, kidnapping, missing child, child in peril, nightmare, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.7
 75K
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, supernatural, classic car, car, survival, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, overprotective parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
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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: space wars, outer space, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, human in outer space, space war, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
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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, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, skipping school, friendship, high school, generation gap, high school life, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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 6.9
 304K
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, airplane, navy, u.s. navy, pilot, cold war, motorcycle, fall in love, love and romance, military, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, first sex, high school, friendship, high school life, abortion, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: sexy, light, twists and turns, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, dark humor, devil, small town, magic, good versus evil, love and romance, wizards and magicians, promiscuity, mysterious character, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, rhode island, usa, england
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 5.6
 32K
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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century, year 1985
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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, cult, small town, murder, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, cornfield, sacrifice, isolation, children, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 7.8
 250K
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, semi serious, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure map, mischievous children, childhood, cave, treasure, lost treasure, search, friendship, map, pirate ship, pirate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
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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, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, experiment gone awry, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 28K
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: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, summer camp, rivalry, serial killer, teenage life, danger, youth, mental illness, deadly, violence, shyness ...
Time: 80s
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 8.0
 752K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, time travel, imaginary friend, parallel universe, suburbs, society, prophecy, surrealism, time loop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
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 6.9
 49K
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: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, insurance, journalism, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
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 8.2
 478K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, crime, criminal heroes, greed, gangsters, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, costa rica, chicago illinois ...
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, businessman, workplace situations, supportive spouse, rivalry, partners, ego clash, dishonesty, computer system, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, underwater scene, underwater, desertion, defection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, usa, washington d.c., ussr, soviet union ...
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 7.6
 512K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: macabre, brutal, stylized, psychological, psychological thriller ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, sex maniac, nihilism, millionaire, hidden identity, psycho, satire, killings ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university ...
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 8.2
 808K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, fbi, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.5
 33K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: quarantine, evil alien, small town, survival, danger, chaos, race against time, hazmat suit, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, slime ...
Time: 80s
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 6.3
 71K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fish out of water, fall in love, rescue, romance, scientist, impossible love, couples, disorder, longing, transformation, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert island, adventure, island, friendship, sexy woman, survival, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
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 7.1
 1K
Intergirl (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, loveless marriage, society, family relations, couples, starting over, romance, materialism, culture clash, money, foreigner, marriage for money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, sweden, europe, soviet union, ussr
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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: male nudity, faked death, fictional band, school uniform, lgbt, music, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, gender, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, dublin ireland, new york ...
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