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, weird, entertaining, suspense and nostalgic films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, chase, storytelling, vengeance, catastrophe, destiny, runaway, childhood and teenager plots mostly in Comedy, Action and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Netherlands and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 80s: The Breakfast Club (1985), Back to the Future (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Gremlins (1984), Poltergeist (1982), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Sixteen Candles (1984), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Short Circuit (1986), Top Gun (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: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, introspection, goth, teachers and students ...
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, teenager, time machine, destiny, scientist, time paradox, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, year 1955, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, 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, light, funny, humorous, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, friendship, skipping school, teacher, breaking the fourth wall, truancy, teenage boy, school, teenage girl, one day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
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 7.3
 221K
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: scary, feel good, suspenseful, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: christmas, monster, supernatural, small town, holiday, deadly creature, creature, winter, transformation, adventure, pets, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 160K
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: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, poltergeist, psychic, suburban life, child in peril, haunted, nightmare, parallel world, good versus evil, missing child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, entertaining, intense, feel good, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: adventure, youth, shrinking, childhood, disney, parents and children, genetically altered, family, inventor, experiment gone awry, family relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 115K
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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, youth, high school life, first love, self discovery, teen romance, birthday, nerd ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: illinois, california, 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, teen sex comedy, feel good, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, unwanted pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, loss of virginity, friendship, first sex, shopping mall, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
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 6.6
 62K
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, sentimental, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, robot, artificial intelligence, military, lightning, animal lover, struck by lightning, childhood, a.i., time, cyborgs, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.9
 401K
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: u.s. navy, pilot, fighter pilot, airplane, military, officers and cadets, fighter jet, warplane, aviator, aviation, u.s. military, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 82K
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, tense, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car, obsession, supernatural, objects come to life, murder, chase, friendship, vengeance, evil spirit, brutality, bullying, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, year 1957, year 1978, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, plymouth, detroit
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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, exciting, stylized, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, truck driver, supernatural, magic, adventure, monster, good versus evil, mythology, kidnapping, friendship, truck, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, china, hong kong, california, usa
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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, scary, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, magic, small town, devil, dark humor, witchcraft, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, black magic, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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 7.7
 270K
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: feel good, humorous, funny, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, childhood, pirate, treasure map, treasure, mischievous children, cave, friendship, teenager, map, group of friends, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
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 5.5
 34K
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: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, 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: scary, slasher, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, cult, small town, children, religion, cornfield, murder, supernatural, sacrifice, isolation, human sacrifice, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 6.9
 52K
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: funny, witty, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: undercover, investigation, police corruption, crimes, sarcasm, car chase, beach, journalism, disguise, corruption, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, utah, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california
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 7.2
 141K
The Lost Boys (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires ...
Style: scary, stylized, surprise ending, gothic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, brother brother relationship, goth, teenage boy, transformation, supernatural power, amusement park, single mother, motorcycle, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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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, light, entertaining, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: alien, outer space, adventure, space travel, teenager, planet, alien contact, space wars, space opera, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
Place: california
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 6.2
 32K
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, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, serial killer, youth, psychopath, violence, brutality, rivalry, teenage girl, teenage life, mental illness, bullying ...
Time: 80s
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 6.6
 37K
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, suspense, suspenseful, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, evil alien, survival, small town, quarantine, space and aliens, body horror, alien, teenager, death, race against time, chaos ...
Time: 80s
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 7.5
 374K
Batman (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.
Style: dark, atmospheric, bleak, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, good versus evil, double life, masked villain, justice, heroes, dual identity, crime fighter, crimes, dark hero, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, north america
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 8.2
 865K
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gunfight, christmas, terrorist, one man army, tough guy, police officer, one against many, police, courage, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.7
 81K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: romantic, sexy, feel good, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, love, friendship, coming of age, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, first love, class differences, dysfunctional family, school, single father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, massachusetts
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 6.3
 77K
Splash (1983)
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: mermaid, love, transformation, romance, fish out of water, scientist, happy ending, fall in love, chase, obsession, brother brother relationship, rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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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, scenic, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: island, desert island, adventure, survival, friendship, beautiful scenery, sexy woman, adaptation, character study, isolation, love story, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, australia, antarctica, london, england
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 8.1
 852K
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, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, time travel, cyborgs, man versus machine, androids and robots, sent to the past, post apocalypse, time paradox, artificial intelligence, killer robot, dystopic future, androids ...
Time: 80s, future, 2020s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.6
 73K
Road House (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, stripper, bouncer, nightclub, small town, violence, bar fight, murder, gangsters, sex on first date, strip club, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: memphis, missouri, usa
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 7.3
 222K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, teenager, karate, teaching the ways of the world, teacher, sport, human spirit, fight, coming of age, high school, martial arts tournament, underdog ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
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 5.8
 16K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: neo noir, satirical, intense, unusual plot structure, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, revenge, violence, vigilantism, gangsters, rape victim, violence against women, gang rape, sniper, brutality, justice, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, london, usa, manhattan new york city
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