Top Classic 80s Movies of All Time

These are the movies that you watch every chance you get. If your flipping channels and one on these is on, you will definitely watch these. The top movies list is arranged in no particular order.
  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Directed by: Steven Spielberg
    Produced by:
    Frank Marshall, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian
    Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott

    Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
  2. Gremlins

    Directed by: Joe Dante
    Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Michael Finnell
    Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Dick Miller, Polly Holliday, Judge Reinhold, Keye Luke, Roger Garth, Corey Feldman, John Louie, Glynn Turman, Ben Develing

    A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
  3. E.T.

    Directed by: Steven Spielberg
    Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
    Cast: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

    A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.
  4. Blade Runner

    Directed by: Ridley Scott
    Produced by: Michael Deeley
    Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah

    Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
  5. Scarface

    Directed by: Brian De Palma
    Produced by: Martin Bregman
    Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris Yulin

    In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed.
  6. The Terminator

    Directed by: James Cameron
    Produced by: John Daly, Derek Gibson, Gale Anne Hurd
    Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton

    In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created 'THE TERMINATOR'
  7. Back to the Future

    Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
    Produced by: Neil Canton, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
    Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson

    In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.
  8. Batman

    Directed by: Tim Burton
    Produced by: Peter Guber, Jon Peters, Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan
    Cast: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Jack Palance

    The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
  9. Die Hard

    Directed by: John McTiernan
    Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Beau Marks, Charles Gordon
    Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Alexander Godunov, Paul Gleason

    New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
  10. The Goonies

    Directed by: Richard Donner
    Produced by: Richard Donner, Harvey Bernhard, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
    Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Anne Ramsey, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, John Matuszak

    A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.
  11. National Lampoon's Vacation

    Directed by: Harold Ramis
    Produced by: Matty Simmons
    Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid, Imogene Coca

    The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
  12. Fatal Attraction

    Directed by: Adrian Lyne
    Produced by: Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing
    Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

    A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
  13. Top Gun

    Directed by: Tony Scott
    Produced by: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer
    Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt

    The macho students of an elite US Flying school for advanced fighter pilots compete to be best in the class, and one romances the teacher.
  14. Karate Kid

    Directed by: John G. Avildsen
    Produced by: Jerry Weintraub
    Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

    A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
  15. Ghostbusters

    Directed by: Ivan Reitman
    Produced by: Bernie Brillstein, Ivan Reitman
    Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts

    Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.