My Fav's 80's

by mjenson57 | created - 26 Jun 2016 | updated - 04 Jul 2016 | Public

Movies from the 80's

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1. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

77 Metascore

A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 17,928

2. The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988 TV Movie)

R | 178 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.

Directors: Jud Taylor, Paul Wendkos | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Judd Hirsch, Tony Denison, Charles Haid

Votes: 347

3. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, War

During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Larry Wilcox

Votes: 2,071

4. The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, War

During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Vince Edwards, Bo Svenson

Votes: 894

5. The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, War

A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Hunt Block, Matthew Burton

Votes: 986

6. Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.

Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Tom Hanks, Cristina Marsillach, Benedict Taylor, Anat Atzmon

Votes: 2,113 | Gross: $0.28M

7. Attack Force Z (1981)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Drama, History

A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,066

8. Return from the River Kwai (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War

A group of war prisoners from the Kwai bridge building camp undertake a harsh journey to Japan.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Nick Tate, George Takei, Edward Fox

Votes: 876

9. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Action, Drama, History

62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 110,160 | Gross: $22.24M

10. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, War

The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 639

11. The Bunker (1981 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, War

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's (Sir Anthony Hopkins') last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton

Votes: 1,742

12. Casablanca Express (1989)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Thriller, War

In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn, Jinny Steffan, Manfred Lehmann

Votes: 476

13. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 220,648 | Gross: $11.49M

14. Der Bockerer (1981)

104 min | Drama, History

A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Karl Merkatz, Alfred Böhm, Hans Holt, Marte Harell

Votes: 829

15. Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Pavle Vuisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Aleksandar Bercek

Votes: 13,214

16. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy

61 Metascore

At the onset of WW2, a Polish actor's family and the Polish Resistance help the troupe of a theatre escape Poland and the invading Nazis.

Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

Votes: 9,806 | Gross: $13.03M

17. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

61 Metascore

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 8,980 | Gross: $17.58M

18. Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 6,791

19. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Votes: 6,652 | Gross: $3.56M

20. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Bill, a young boy living on the outskirts of London experiences the exhilaration of World War II. During this period, Bill learns about sex, death, love, hypocrisy, and the faults of adults as he prowls the ruins of bombed houses.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

Votes: 11,945 | Gross: $10.02M

21. War and Remembrance (1988–1989)

1,620 min | Drama, War

The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 2,337

22. The Sea Wolves (1980)

PG | 120 min | Action, History, War

During World War II, the British must attack a German ship, but it's safe in neutral Goa. As a result, they send civilians: former soldiers who are about sixty years old.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

Votes: 3,683

23. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

In 1938, a German singer falls in love with a Jewish composer in Zurich, who helps Jews flee Nazi Germany. She wants to help but is forced back to Germany. Her song "Lili Marleen" becomes a hit with soldiers and the Nazi top.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,433

24. Victory (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War

57 Metascore

As allied P.O.W.s prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Bobby Moore

Votes: 26,245 | Gross: $10.85M

25. The Winds of War (1983)

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,480

26. Friend or Foe (1982)

70 min | Family

Two children in wartime England find a German fighter pilot.

Director: John Krish | Stars: John Bardon, Stacey Tendeter, John Holmes, Mark Luxford

Votes: 51

27. The Highest Honor (1982)

R | 144 min | War, Drama

The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.

Directors: Peter Maxwell, Seiji Maruyama | Stars: John Howard, Atsuo Nakamura, Stuart Wilson, Steve Bisley

Votes: 115

28. Veliki transport (1983)

134 min | Action, Drama, War

This WW2 epic was one of the last movies of that kind made in former Yugoslavia. It tells the story of great transport of Partizans from Vojvodina to Bosnia in 1943.

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: James Franciscus, Steve Railsback, Edward Albert, Helmut Berger

Votes: 122

29. Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

Emerald is an agent the Germans "have" inside allied intelligence 1944/WWII. With "help" from Emerald, the Germans catch Wheeler, believed to know the when and where of D-Day. Emerald is sent to be Wheeler's cell mate. Let the game begin.

Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz, Helmut Berger

Votes: 879 | Gross: $0.52M

30. Farewell to the King (1989)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Borneo, 1942: An American soldier escapes WWII and becomes the king of the headhunters in the jungle. Two British soldiers are parachuted into the area to find local support for the battle against the Japanese.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Gerry Lopez

Votes: 2,518 | Gross: $2.42M

31. Rebel (1985)

R | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jenkins | Stars: Matt Dillon, Debra Byrne, Bryan Brown, Bill Hunter

Votes: 337

32. The Misfit Brigade (1987)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners. In 1943, this motley tank crew is sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines to destroy a Soviet train that's carrying fuel for the Red Army.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Bruce Davison, David Patrick Kelly, D.W. Moffett, Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 1,768

33. Captive Hearts (1987)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War

December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Pat Morita, Chris Makepeace, Mari Sato, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 197

34. Hanna's War (1988)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, War

During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 352 | Gross: $0.14M

35. Shadowman (1988)

96 min | Drama

The story of a war refugee who's hiding in Amsterdam.

Director: Piotr Andrejew | Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Tom Hulce, Manouk van der Meulen, Trudy Labij

Votes: 44

36. A Soldier's Tale (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British soldier falls in love with a French woman wanted by the resistance for crimes against her country.

Director: Larry Parr | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Marianne Basler, Paul Wyett, Judge Reinhold

Votes: 188

37. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 2,110 | Gross: $0.41M

Story of Salamo Arouch

38. The Last Warrior (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, War

The biggest Japanese battleship "Yamato" is badly damaged in a battle and shall be repaired at a small island in the Pacific which is inhabited only by Gibb, an US American observation post... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wragge | Stars: Gary Graham, Maria Holvoe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, John Carson

Votes: 157

39. The Winter War (1989)

199 min | Drama, History, War

In 1939, two Finnish brothers are conscripted in the army to fight in the war between Finland and the Soviet Union.

Director: Pekka Parikka | Stars: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka, Heikki Paavilainen

Votes: 7,464

40. 1939 (1989)

193 min | Drama

World War II through the eyes of a Stockholm waitress.

Director: Göran Carmback | Stars: Helene Egelund, Helena Bergström, Per Morberg, Ingvar Hirdwall

Votes: 340

41. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980 TV Movie)

156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Billy Crystal, Kim Darby, Patrick Duffy, Gary Frank

Votes: 258

42. The Diary of Anne Frank (1980 TV Movie)

109 min | Biography, Drama

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank (Melissa Gilbert) and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright, James Coco, Doris Roberts

Votes: 535

43. The White Rose (1982)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Wulf Kessler, Oliver Siebert, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 840

44. Entre Nous (1983)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War