The movies of the 1980s decade were very often a way to “lighten up” at the movies. An 80s movie will have great 80s music and a happy ending. John Hughes movies, for example always leave you feeling good at the end.

Many of the most loved movies of the 80s such as Ground Hog Day or National Lampoon’s Vacation are just awesome movies to watch if you’re having an off day.

There were many classic dramas in the 80s like Scarface or The Godfather Part, no doubt. But many of the most memorable are eighties films like Back to the Future and Peggy Sue Got Married were light and happy affairs.

The 1980s decade was a colorful time and it showed in the movies, with sometimes outlandish outfits and 80s character costumes stealing the scene. The movies and television shows of the 1980s are loaded with examples of eighties fashions.

Recommended Eighties Movies and Films

sixteen candles 80s movie1. Sixteen Candles

2. The Breakfast Club

3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Total gross in the United States was approximately $70 million. It subsequently became the 10th highest grossing film of 1986. Compared to the lean budget of $6 million, it was viewed as a big success.

4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) $3.25 million and ranking 29th among US releases in 1982

5. Porky’s (1982), $54 million

6. Revenge of the Nerds (1984) $41 million

7. The Karate Kid (1984), $43 million

8. Airplane! (1980), $40 million

The Top 10 1980s Movies

E.T 80s movie1. E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982), $228 million

2. Return of the Jedi (1983), $168 million

3. Batman (1989), $150 million

4. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), $141 million

5. Ghostbusters (1984), $130 million

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), $115 million

7. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), $115 million

8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), $109 million

9. Beverly Hills Cop (1984), $108 million

10. Back to the Future (1985), $104 million

Recommended Classic Television Shows – These are my most notable choices for eighties television series fro the 1980s. It is by no means complete, but is a good list of “where are they now’ stars and classic television still in reruns to this day.

cheers 80s t.v. show1. Married with Children

2. Cheers

3. Mr. Belvedere

4. Family Ties

5. Growing Pains

6. Bay Watch

7. Star Search

8. Bosom Buddies

9. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

10. Charles in Charge

11. Coach

12. The Cosby Show

13. Dance Fever

14. Duck Tales

15. The Dukes of Hazzard

16. Dynasty

17. Dallas

18. Eight is Enough

19. The Facts of life

20. The Fall Guy

21. Fantasy Island

22. Friday Night Videos

23. Full House

24. The Greatest American Hero

25. Hill Street Blues

26. Highway to Heaven

27. Doogie Howser MD.

28. Hunter

29. The Incredible Hulk

30. L.A. Law

31. Lavern and Shirley

32. Little House on the Prairie

33. The Love Boat

34. Love Connection

35. Magnum P.I.

36. Major Dad

37. Matlock

38. Miami Vice

39. Mork and Mindy

40. The Muppet Show

41. Murphy Brown

42. Newhart

43. Night Court

44. Punky Brewster

45. Quantum Leap

46. Real People

47. Rosanne

48. The Rockford Files

49. Saved by the Bell

50. Silver Spoons

51. Spencer for Hire

52. Square Pegs

53. St. Elsewhere

54. T.J. Hooker

55. Taxi

56. That’s Incredible

57. Thirty Something

58. The Waltons

59. The Wonder Years

60. Remington Steele

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