Why 80s is the best

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Alright, Everybody says it! 80s was (and probably will always be) the best decade. But I will analyze it (this time), why 80s is the best through a cinematic prospective!

1980 The Gods Must Be Crazy

This movie is hilarious, even now!

1980 The Blues Brothers

I find it hard to believe that there is a single person that haven’t seen any of the two movies. The movies have very good taste of humor and incredible selection of music…

1982 Banana Joe

Please do not tell me that you have never see Bud Spencer to literally kick ass…
He was acting along with Terence Hill, awesome duet…

1983 Trading Places

A original comedy with the incredible Dan Aykroyd and talented Eddie Murphie.


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1984 Double trouble

What did I tell you???

1984 Police Academy

I’m pretty sure you have seen at least one of the 6 movies of Police academy. All of them with countless funny moments and awesome humor.

1984 Revenge of the Nerds

As a nerd, I really don’t even know how many times I’ve seen this movie… On TV but also on rental!

1986 Crocodile Dundee

Paul Hogan goes from wild nature to “wild west” and tells as “hahaha that’s not a knife! THAT’S a knife!

1984 Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call??? Original, spooky and funny at the same time. Something that failed to have the last movie (2016)!


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Awesome movies of science fiction and fiction.

Movies that had less CGI and more “real” stuff, ok I know it wasn’t always good. But some times the result was more convincing and better…

1980 Flash Gordon

With the fantastic music of Queen!
FLASH! Saviour of the universe!

1981 Escape from New York

1982 Blade Runner

Nothing to say here…
Many have watched the movie and many have loved it!

1982 Conan the Barbarian

Come on now! Arnold Schwarzenegger…

1982 The Beastmaster

What? You haven’t seen it?
Now you can. It also has Greek subs, so you can really say it’s all Greek to me!


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1985 Back to the Future

Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd respect!!! I’ve seen the trilogy at least 6 times!!!

1979 Aliens

Yes I know it says 1979. Mind that the movie was released in US May of 1979 but in Greece it came on November. So it’s more 80s to us than 70’s! Plus the movie rocks!!!

1986 Flight of the Navigator

For a kids movie it was very good!!!

1986 The fly

I LOVED this movie.

1987 Predator

Arnold got in trouble, but at the end he survived.


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1987 RoboCop

Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!

1987 Τhe running man

Something like survivor, Based on the book of Stephen King

1986 Big trouble in little china


1988 Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice! beetlejuice! beetlejuice!
Oh fuck! It worked!

1989 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

History, with a “rock” perspective…


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Adventures of 80’s had something different…
But most important, they didn’t had ratings/restrictions… PG my ass!

1985 The Goonies

Hey you guys!!!

1986 Stand by Me

Another exceptional adventure, with kids…
Also classic, And also based on Stephen King’s book “The body“.

1984 Beverly Hills Cop

Edie Murphie on his first protagonist role. Always talented.

1986 Platoon

Charlie Sheen, Tom Berengez, Willem Dafoe… What else;;;


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1987 Lethal Weapon

I’m to old for this shit!

1987 Full Metal Jacket

Another exceptional war movie!

1988 Die Hard

Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!!!


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Martial Arts.
1984 The Karate Kid

Wax on, wax off! This is a must see film!

1985 American Ninja

I think I’ve watched every ninja movie of that decade!

1988 Bloodsport

So much fighting!!!

1989 Best of the Best

Even more fighting!!!


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Let’s not forget family and romantic films!
1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation
1983 Flashdance

Inspirational, dynamic, erotic…
Perfect for couples…

1987 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin και John Candy two amazing actors in an epic comedy!

1987 Dirty Dancing

Come on, admit, you like the movie… we all did!

1988 Coming to America

Problems that some prince have!


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A few words for the end. This list of films, is a personal preference and NOT  list of the best movies of 80’s. I’m pretty sure that I’ve left out some awesome movies! After all I can’t really remember them all!
Write in comments (down bellow) if you want your best 80’s movie(s). Maybe it’s one of those that I’ve forgot to mention.

Also please know that this is what most of the times I could find in Greece. So maybe in your country there was another “trend”.
If so please put it in the comments! maybe there are some hidden gems! You never know!



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