10 Best 80′s Sci Fi Movies

Friday, January 28 by George Root

The 10 best 80's sci fi movies represent some of the best action movies of all time. These movies are all memorable and have become a major part of popular culture. If you have somehow missed any of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies, then go out and rent them today.

  1. "Predator" (1987). Arnold Schwarzenegger taking on an angry alien in the jungles of South America is the setting for this entry on to the list of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies. This movie spawned several sequels and still reigns as one of the best action movies of all time.
  2. "Weird Science" (1985). Teenage boys discover how to create a woman with their computer, and that woman just happens to be the 80's version of Kelly LeBrock. Robert Downey Jr. also makes an appearance in this memorable part of the list of 10 best 80's sci fi movies.
  3. "Cocoon" (1985). Some senior citizens find a pool filled with alien pods and swim in it. The result is the reversal of their aging process and one of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies ever.
  4. "The Abyss" (1989). Some parts of this movie were disturbing, some were confusing but the whole thing turned out to be one of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies ever. This movie showed us that we are not alone, not even on our own planet.
  5. "Robocop" (1987). The concept behind "Robocop" (1987) and the visuals make this one of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies. But the over-the-top acting will always make this an 80's cliche as well.
  6. "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" (1982). William Shatner has created several iconic moments as Captain James Kirk of the USS Enterprise. But his screaming of the name "Khan!" in this classic sci fi movie may have topped them all.
  7. "Blade Runner" (1982). The special effects in this movie, considering when it was made, are amazing. Its popularity was because of its cutting edge production work, and its longevity as one of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies ever is because it is still fun to watch.
  8. "Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). This movie helped create the template that all trilogies would follow. It answered some questions, but opened up the door to many more questions to be answered later. This is definitely one of the 10 best 80's sci fi movies ever made.
  9. "The Terminator" (1984). This is the movie that made Arnold Schwarzenegger famous. There are so many memorable lines and scenes from this movie that it would take forever to catalog them. This movie is deeply engrained in the deepest trenches of American pop culture.
  10. "The Thing" (1982). John Carpenter puts a bunch of scientists in an arctic research lab where there is nowhere to escape and no one to rescue them, and then unleashes a morphing alien on them. This is the ultimate cross between "Halloween" (1978) and "Alien" (1979).
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