15 Favorite Movies of the 80s

I figured I’d go through the ‘80-‘89 lists, and choose the overall best from there.

1. Back to the Future (1985)

2. The Shining (1980)


3. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)


4. Dead Poet’s Society (1989)


5. Die Hard (1988)


6. Ghostbusters (1984)

8. The Dead Zone (1983)


8. Blue Velvet (1986)


9. Raging Bull (1980)


10. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

11. Scarface (1983)

12. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

13. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


14. Rocky III (1982)


15. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Also, some movies originally ranked lower have moved above movie originally ranked higher. I decided to put Dead Poet’s Society (#2) and Bill and Ted (#3) above BttF2 (#1) in ‘89 and I included Raging Bull (#3) but not The Fog (#2) in ‘80. This is simply because opinions change over time, blah blah blah, I changed my mind since the time I originally made the lists.

Edit: After looking at the list for some time, I decided to move Scarface from #5 to #11.

10 Favorite Movies of 1989

1. Back to the Future Part II


2. Dead Poet’s Society

3. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure


4. Batman


5. Ghostbusters II


6. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


7. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


8. The Little Mermaid


9. The Punisher

10. Turner & Hooch

Want to see:

Road House