10 Best Movies Of The 80's
The 10 best movies of the 80's defined a generation. The time of living over and beyond are reflected on the silver screen in many of these gems. Get the popcorn, kick back and relive the decade of decadence.
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High." This teen comedy tops the list of best movies of the 80's for its view on high school students. The 1982 classic features characters from every genre and walk of life including a young surfer/stoner played by a young Sean Penn.
"Platoon." This star-studded war movie makes the list of best movies of the 80's. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Wilem Defoe, the movie gives a realistic look at the behind the scenes action of the Vietnam War.
"Stand by Me." This 1986 classic, starring Corey Feldman and River Phoenix, tells the tale of a group of young boys on an adventure to see a dead body. The story evolves into exciting events and a story that young boys everywhere can relate to.
"Ghostbusters." This comedy/horror classic from 1984 makes the list of best movies of the 80's. Starring Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd, the flick had us laughing at the supernatural forces around us.
"Fatal Attraction." The lesson of never cheating on your wife puts this one on the list of best movies of the 80's. Starring Glen Close and Michael Douglas, the story tells of a jilted mistress seeking revenge.
"The Little Mermaid." The Disney classic makes the list of best movies of the 80's. Seen as a revival of Disney's popularity, the movie introduced us to Ariel, the princess from the lost city of Atlantis.
"The Empire Stikes Back." The long awaited sequel to "Star Wars" makes the list of best movies of the 80's. Science fiction fans couldn't wait to see the continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leah. The movie introduced us to the character Yoda and had people talking strangely all year.
"The Untouchables." The 1987 story of Elliot Ness and Al Capone makes the list of best movies of the 80's. Starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Robert Deniro, the film reflects the end of the gangster era of the 1930's prohibition period.
"Poltergeist." This supernatural thriller makes the list of best movies of the 80's. The story of a haunted house and family, this flick had everyone saying, "They're here," all summer long after its release in 1982.
"The Terminator." This thriller of a futuristic robotic killer rounds out the list of best movies of the 80's. The story revolves around a woman, played by Linda Hamilton, stalked by unstoppable, nonhuman killer sent from the future to stop a revolutionist from being born.