Moviefone's top 40 movies of the 80's

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    40. 'Ghostbusters' (1984)
    39. 'Diner' (1982)
    38. 'The Thing' (1982)
    37. 'Room With A View' (1985)
    36. 'Gandhi' (1982)
    35. 'Moonstruck' (1987)
    34. 'Brazil' (1985)
    33. 'Do the Right Thing' (1989)
    32. 'sex, lies and videotape' (1989)
    31. 'The Princess Bride' (1987)
    30. 'Ordinary People' (1980)
    29. 'Tootsie' (1982)
    28. 'Die Hard' (1988)
    27. 'The Breakfast Club' (1985)
    26. 'Blood Simple' (1984)
    25. 'Trading Places' (1983)
    24. 'Hoosiers' (1986)
    23. 'Platoon' (1986)
    22. 'The Verdict' (1982)
    21. 'Back to the Future' (1985)
    20. 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (1982)
    19. 'Full Metal Jacket' (1987)
    18. 'Terms of Endearment' (1983)
    17. 'Stripes' (1981)
    16. 'My Left Foot' (1989)
    15. 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' (1982)
    14. 'The Shining' (1980)
    13. 'The Terminator' (1984)
    12. 'When Harry Met Sally' (1989)
    11. 'Glory' (1989)
    10. 'Aliens' (1986)
    9. 'Bull Durham' (1988)
    8. 'Caddyshack' (1980)
    7. 'Blue Velvet' (1986)
    6. 'Sophie’s Choice' (1982)
    5. 'This Is Spinal Tap' (1984)
    4. 'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980)
    3. 'Raging Bull' (1980)
    2. 'Blade Runner' (1982)
    1. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1982)

    First off.. let me say that I do appreciate that it is not some list fully populated with Best Picture winners and artsy fartsy crapola...

    That being said, I must say that there are a few on here that have me personally saying "What the fuck?"... both on the artsy fartsy aspect and on the plain "You gotta be kidding me!" aspect...

    Ghostbusters, Do the Right Thing, Sex Lies and Videotape, The Breakfast Club, My Left Foot, Glory, and Sophies Choice would not even come close to top 500 on my list.. 1, maybe 2, could be considered amusing.. but none would be one that I would even stop channel surfing to catch a glimpse of when I would come across it.... horrible, HORRIBLE choices

    Good to see that very underrated movies such as Blade Runner and Diner get some props....

    But no Amadeus? No Rain Man? No Stand By Me? No Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure? No Ferris Bueller's Day Off? No Scarface?... IMHO those would HAVE to be in ANY top 80's movie list

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    Its hard to argue with the top 4. I will admit I never saw 5-7! But I would have to put Trading Places (I still love this movie), Platoon, Hoosiers, Full Metal Jacket and Glory (might be the best war movie this side of Saving Private Ryan). higher!

     
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    This is a glaring omission.

    Do you have a link to this? Maybe they explain in the related article.
     
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    Was gonna say Goodfella's, but that was 1990 ....
     
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    Also notably missing, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) which to me, easily was the best Indy film.

    And no "Batman?" Jack Nicholson as the Joker?
     
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    Link is

    Best '80s Movies - Inside Movies Blog
     
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    Really? I thought that one was far inferior to the previous 2!

    Good movie? Yes! Great movie? No!
     
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    Temple of Doom sucked on toast. Last Crusade was alot more in keeping with the "B" movie concept.

    Look at the list carefully again, and tell me ALL of those are great movies.
     
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    But neither even holds a candle to the original....
     
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    Great ones left off:
    Untouchables,
    Scarface
    Field of Dreams
    The Road Warrior
    Predator
    Rambo
    Good Mourning Vietnam
    The Temple of Doom
    The Color Purple
    Return of the Jedi

    Other Good ones:
    The Color of Money
    Poltergeist
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    Fatal Attraction
    War Games
    Romancing the Stone
    Karate kid
    Crocodile Dundee
    The Naked Gun
    Coming to America
     

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