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Top 100 best movies from the eighties

Based on MovieMeter ratings, these are the 100 best movies from the eighties

This is a list of the best 100 movies from the eighties and highly rated on MovieMeter.

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Top 100 best movies from the eighties

1
Scarface

Scarface (1983)

Crime, Drama
170 minutes
3
2
Once upon a Time in America

Once upon a Time in America (1984)

Alternative title: C'era una Volta in America
Crime, Drama
229 minutes
3
3
The Shining

The Shining (1980)

Horror, Mystery
115 minutes
3
4
Das Boot

Das Boot (1981)

Alternative title: De Andere Kant van de Oorlog
War, Drama
149 minutes
3
5
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
3
6
Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

War, Drama
116 minutes
2
7
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Alternative title: Cinema Paradiso
Drama
155 minutes
3,93(999)
3
8
Idi i Smotri

Idi i Smotri (1985)

Alternative title: Come and See
Drama, War
145 minutes
3
9
Platoon

Platoon (1986)

War, Drama
120 minutes
3
10
Hotaru no Haka

Hotaru no Haka (1988)

Alternative title: Grave of the Fireflies
Animation, War
89 minutes
3
11
Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Music
88 minutes
3,88(393)
3
12
Aliens

Aliens (1986)

Scifi, Action
137 minutes
3
13
Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas (1984)

Roadmovie, Drama
145 minutes
3
14
The Thing

The Thing (1982)

Alternative title: John Carpenter's The Thing
Horror, Scifi
109 minutes
2
15
Raging Bull

Raging Bull (1980)

Biography, Sport
129 minutes
3
16
Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Crime, Drama
128 minutes
3
17
Manon des Sources

Manon des Sources (1986)

Alternative title: Jean de Florette II
Drama
113 minutes
3,83(687)
1
18
Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert (1980)

Alternative title: Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert
Biography, Drama
173 minutes
3,83(154)
3
19
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Alternative title: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Action, Adventure
115 minutes
4
20
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
3
21
Threads

Threads (1984)

Drama
114 minutes
3,82(153)
3
22
Die Hard

Die Hard (1988)

Action, Thriller
131 minutes
3
23
Back to the Future

Back to the Future (1985)

Alternative title: Terug naar de Toekomst
Scifi, Comedy
116 minutes
3
24
Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette (1986)

Drama
120 minutes
3,81(753)
3
25
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Action, Adventure
127 minutes
3
26
The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

Drama, Biography
124 minutes
3
27
Tonari no Totoro

Tonari no Totoro (1988)

Alternative title: My Neighbor Totoro
Animation, Fantasy
86 minutes
3
28
Rain Man

Rain Man (1988)

Roadmovie
134 minutes
3
29
Dekalog, Jeden

Dekalog, Jeden (1988)

Alternative title: Dekalog I
Drama
53 minutes
3,78(220)
3
30
Topio Stin Omichli

Topio Stin Omichli (1988)

Alternative title: Landscape in the Mist
Drama
127 minutes
3,78(120)
31
Amadeus

Amadeus (1984)

Biography, Music
160 minutes
3
32
Fanny och Alexander

Fanny och Alexander (1982)

Alternative title: Fanny and Alexander
Drama
188 minutes
3,77(603)
2
33
Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Adventure, Drama
158 minutes
3,77(443)
3
34
Dekalog, Piec

Dekalog, Piec (1988)

Alternative title: Dekalog V
Drama
57 minutes
3,77(153)
35
Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet (1986)

Thriller, Mystery
120 minutes
2
36
Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)

Alternative title: Christiane F.
Drama
138 minutes
3
37
Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Alternative title: Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance
Experimental, Music
86 minutes
3,76(676)
2
38
Krótki Film o Zabijaniu

Krótki Film o Zabijaniu (1988)

Alternative title: A Short Film about Killing
Drama
84 minutes
3,76(193)
3
39
Blade Runner

Blade Runner (1982)

Alternative title: Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Scifi, Thriller
117 minutes
2
40
Der Siebente Kontinent

Der Siebente Kontinent (1989)

Alternative title: The Seventh Continent
Drama
104 minutes
3,75(215)
3
41
Nostalghia

Nostalghia (1983)

Alternative title: Nostalgia
Drama
125 minutes
3,74(337)
3
42
The Untouchables

The Untouchables (1987)

Crime, Drama
119 minutes
3
43
The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields (1984)

Alternative title: Velden des Doods
War, Drama
141 minutes
3
44
Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Drama, Comedy
120 minutes
3,73(964)
2
45
Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta

Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta (1986)

Alternative title: Castle in the Sky
Animation, Fantasy
124 minutes
3,73(706)
2
46
Krótki Film o Milosci

Krótki Film o Milosci (1988)

Alternative title: A Short Film about Love
Drama, Romance
86 minutes
3,73(156)
47
The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

Scifi, Action
107 minutes
3
48
Stand by Me

Stand by Me (1986)

Drama, Roadmovie
89 minutes
3
49
Der Name der Rose

Der Name der Rose (1986)

Alternative title: The Name of the Rose
Mystery, History
130 minutes
3
50
Au Revoir les Enfants

Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

Alternative title: Vaarwel Kinderen
Drama, War
104 minutes
3,71(444)
3
51
Mephisto

Mephisto (1981)

Drama
144 minutes
3,71(206)
52
Ordinary People

Ordinary People (1980)

Drama
124 minutes
3,70(378)
3
53
Dom za Vesanje

Dom za Vesanje (1988)

Alternative title: Time of the Gypsies
Drama
142 minutes
3,70(233)
3
54
Akira

Akira (1988)

Alternative title: アキラ
Animation, Scifi
124 minutes
3
55
Dekalog, Szesc

Dekalog, Szesc (1988)

Alternative title: Dekalog VI
Drama
58 minutes
3,69(132)
56
Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Biography
191 minutes
4
57
Majo no Takkyûbin

Majo no Takkyûbin (1989)

Alternative title: Kiki's Delivery Service
Animation, Fantasy
103 minutes
3,67(534)
3
58
Der Himmel über Berlin

Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

Alternative title: Wings of Desire
Fantasy, Drama
128 minutes
3,66(655)
2
59
Down by Law

Down by Law (1986)

Comedy, Crime
107 minutes
3,66(617)
3
60
Predator

Predator (1987)

Action, Scifi
107 minutes
3
61
Pink Floyd The Wall

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

Drama, Music
95 minutes
3,64(570)
3
62
Pelle Erobreren

Pelle Erobreren (1987)

Alternative title: Pelle the Conqueror
Drama
157 minutes
3,64(174)
3
63
Blood Simple

Blood Simple (1984)

Thriller, Drama
99 minutes
3
64
Ran

Ran (1985)

Alternative title: Revolt
Drama, War
160 minutes
3,63(634)
2
65
Offret

Offret (1986)

Alternative title: The Sacrifice
Drama
142 minutes
3,63(338)
3
66
Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano (1984)

Drama
112 minutes
3,63(127)
67
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Music, Comedy
133 minutes
3
68
Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Alternative title: Sophie's Keuze
Drama, Romance
150 minutes
3,62(645)
3
69
Kagemusha

Kagemusha (1980)

Alternative title: Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior
Drama, War
180 minutes
3,62(248)
3
70
Kaos

Kaos (1984)

Drama, Comedy
188 minutes
3,62(226)
3
71
Garde à Vue

Garde à Vue (1981)

Alternative title: Voorarrest
Crime, Drama
86 minutes
3,62(138)
72
Kaze no Tani no Naushika

Kaze no Tani no Naushika (1984)

Alternative title: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Animation, Drama
116 minutes
3,61(487)
2
73
Tampopo

Tampopo (1985)

Alternative title: Paardenbloem
Comedy
114 minutes
3,61(285)
3
74
Tenshi no Tamago

Tenshi no Tamago (1985)

Alternative title: Angel's Egg
Animation, Fantasy
71 minutes
3,61(271)
3
75
Coup de Torchon

Coup de Torchon (1981)

Alternative title: Klopjacht
Comedy, Crime
128 minutes
3,61(118)
3
76
Music Box

Music Box (1989)

Drama, Thriller
124 minutes
3,61(113)
77
Khane-ye Doust Kodjast?

Khane-ye Doust Kodjast? (1987)

Alternative title: Where Is the Friend's Home?
Drama
83 minutes
3,61(112)
78
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Alternative title: E.T.
Adventure, Scifi
115 minutes
3
79
Brazil

Brazil (1985)

Fantasy, Scifi
142 minutes
3
80
Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Drama, Romance
119 minutes
3,60(613)
2
81
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
3,60(518)
3
82
Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Drama, Comedy
103 minutes
3,60(449)
3
83
Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Comedy, Drama
104 minutes
3,60(313)
3
84
Missing

Missing (1982)

Drama, Mystery
122 minutes
3,60(269)
3
85
Mitt Liv som Hund

Mitt Liv som Hund (1985)

Alternative title: My Life as a Dog
Drama
101 minutes
3,60(232)
3
86
Kárhozat

Kárhozat (1988)

Alternative title: Damnation
Drama
116 minutes
3,60(155)
3
87
Narayama Bushikô

Narayama Bushikô (1983)

Alternative title: The Ballad of Narayama
Drama
130 minutes
3,60(129)
88
Sans Toit ni Loi

Sans Toit ni Loi (1985)

Alternative title: Vagabond
Drama
105 minutes
3,59(135)
3
89
The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

Alternative title: De Kleur Paars
Drama
154 minutes
3
90
The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday (1980)

Crime, Thriller
114 minutes
3,58(358)
2
91
Mystery Train

Mystery Train (1989)

Comedy, Crime
113 minutes
3,58(325)
3
92
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

Alternative title: My Left Foot
Drama, Biography
103 minutes
3,58(313)
3
93
Dekalog, Cztery

Dekalog, Cztery (1988)

Alternative title: Dekalog IV
Drama
55 minutes
3,58(136)
94
Running on Empty

Running on Empty (1988)

Drama, Crime
116 minutes
3,58(118)
3
95
First Blood

First Blood (1982)

Alternative title: Rambo: First Blood
Action, Thriller
93 minutes
3
96
Dip Huet Seung Hung

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

Alternative title: The Killer
Action, Crime
111 minutes
3,57(664)
3
97
The Verdict

The Verdict (1982)

Drama
129 minutes
3,57(306)
3
98
The Beast of War

The Beast of War (1988)

Alternative title: The Beast
War, Drama
111 minutes
3,57(272)
3
99
Ronja Rövardotter

Ronja Rövardotter (1984)

Alternative title: Ronja de Roversdochter
Adventure, Fantasy
126 minutes
3,57(203)
100
Dekalog, Dziesiec

Dekalog, Dziesiec (1989)

Alternative title: Dekalog X
Drama
57 minutes
3,57(110)