80s movies

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1. Summer Job (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy

A less-than-elite group of college coeds pursue sexual adventure and bits of revenge, and actually do some of the work they are expected to do at a resort over the summer.

Director: Paul Madden | Stars: Sherrie Rose, James Summer, Amy Lynn Baxter, Cari Mayor

Votes: 409

2. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

21 Metascore

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 27,635 | Gross: $42.72M

3. Streets of Fire (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Votes: 16,814 | Gross: $8.09M

4. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 65,527 | Gross: $62.10M

5. Spring Break (1983)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

17 Metascore

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang, Paul Land

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $24.07M

6. Mischief (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

1956. Obsessed with the hottest girl in class, a gawky high school student takes a crash course in teenage coolness from his motorcycle rebel neighbour, under the watchful eye of the eternal symbol of teenage rebellion: James Dean.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston, Chris Nash

Votes: 5,228 | Gross: $8.69M

7. One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

Votes: 13,256 | Gross: $13.43M

8. Last Resort (1986)

R | 84 min | Comedy

George Lollar takes his family on vacation with "Club Sand", a shoddy and untrustworthy company. On their tropical island, they find soldiers everywhere, an unhelpful staff, inhospitable ... See full summary »

Director: Zane Buzby | Stars: Charles Grodin, Robin Pearson Rose, John Ashton, Ellen Blake

Votes: 432

9. Snake Eater (1989)

R | 91 min | Action

The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as... See full summary »

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Josie Bell, Robert Scott, Ronnie Hawkins

Votes: 851

10. Savage Streets (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

Directors: Danny Steinmann, Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Johnny Venocur

Votes: 3,531

11. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,622

12. Mortuary Academy (1988)

R | 87 min | Comedy

"Police Academy" clone, about some nerds who inherit an academy for morticians, which is run by a corrupt closet necropheliac. Of course, the most incompetent students possible are accepted... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Richard Kennedy, Christopher Atkins, Perry Lang, Gary Veney

Votes: 297

13. Casual Sex? (1988)

R | 97 min | Comedy

While attending a singles retreat, two female friends-- one promiscuous, the other unlucky with men-- share their philosophies on love, sex, men, and dating in the wake of the 1980s AIDS epidemic.

Director: Geneviève Robert | Stars: Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, Stephen Shellen, Jerry Levine

Votes: 3,601 | Gross: $12.28M

14. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.

Directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall, Donald F. Muhich

Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $0.55M

15. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

Votes: 30,680 | Gross: $31.62M

16. Deadly Friend (1986)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey

Votes: 6,332 | Gross: $8.99M

17. The Pick-up Artist (1987)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello

Votes: 6,162 | Gross: $13.29M

18. Married to the Mob (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

71 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar, Captain Haggerty

Votes: 15,328 | Gross: $21.49M

19. Legal Eagles (1986)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 9,486 | Gross: $49.85M

20. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

Votes: 5,180 | Gross: $7.18M

21. Turk 182 (1985)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

23 Metascore

Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp

Votes: 3,486 | Gross: $3.59M

22. Night Shift (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Votes: 13,227 | Gross: $23.60M

23. Lucas (1986)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends - Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love - fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 13,864 | Gross: $8.20M

24. Private Resort (1985)

R | 82 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth, Karyn O'Bryan

Votes: 7,276 | Gross: $0.33M

25. Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

Directors: Paul Aaron, Terry Winsor, Alan Smithee | Stars: Jon Cryer, Lynn Redgrave, JD Cullum, Robert Sedgwick

Votes: 862 | Gross: $2.14M

26. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama

45 Metascore

A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford

Votes: 8,367 | Gross: $3.10M

27. My Science Project (1985)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 5,045 | Gross: $4.12M

28. The Ice Pirates (1984)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

In a distant future scarce of water, space pirates get caught after stealing ice from a spaceship. They are sold to a princess looking for her dad. He might have found a planet abundant with water.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston

Votes: 9,449 | Gross: $14.26M

29. Stripped to Kill (1987)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell, Pia Kamakahi

Votes: 936

30. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

Votes: 2,250 | Gross: $11.02M

31. The Last American Virgin (1982)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Votes: 7,452 | Gross: $5.83M

32. Tuff Turf (1985)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones, Matt Clark

Votes: 3,790 | Gross: $9.40M

33. Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

46 Metascore

High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

Director: Dorian Walker | Stars: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye

Votes: 7,816 | Gross: $0.03M

34. Date with an Angel (1987)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

An aspiring composer discovers a broken-winged, beautiful angel in his swimming pool. When everyone finds out, he must deal with his jealous fiancé, his future father-in-law, and his friends who have a business plan.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes

Votes: 2,386 | Gross: $1.99M

35. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

R | 107 min | Drama

51 Metascore

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 6,980 | Gross: $16.12M

36. Knightriders (1981)

R | 146 min | Action, Drama

69 Metascore

A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusion from their leader.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll

Votes: 4,138

37. Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley, Brooke McCarter

Votes: 3,351

38. Johnny Be Good (1988)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

10 Metascore

Johnny's the top high school football player and many colleges want him. His girlfriend, coach and BFF want him in the college serving themselves most.

Director: Bud S. Smith | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman

Votes: 5,827 | Gross: $17.55M

39. Jake Speed (1986)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

42 Metascore

In a world where, unbeknownst to the public, all famous pulp fiction heroes are real, one of them, Jake Speed, agrees to help desperate Margaret Winston save her sister from sadistic white slaver Sid, who's operating in Africa.

Director: Andrew Lane | Stars: Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher, Karen Kopins, John Hurt

Votes: 793 | Gross: $1.94M

40. Screwballs (1983)

R | 80 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

Frolicking youth comedy about zany high school students set in the 1960s.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Peter Keleghan, Kent Deuters, Linda Speciale, Alan Deveau

Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $2.08M

41. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

39 Metascore

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger

Votes: 2,852 | Gross: $20.31M

42. The New Kids (1985)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

Votes: 2,372 | Gross: $0.20M

43. My Tutor (1983)

R | 97 min | Comedy

17 Metascore

A rich father hires a tutor for his son. The son is a horny teenager and the tutor is a gorgeous blonde. Complications ensue.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Matt Lattanzi, Caren Kaye, Kevin McCarthy, Clark Brandon

Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $22.59M

44. Hot Pursuit (1987)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

29 Metascore

Dan arrives too late for his girlfriend's family's plane to the Caribbean. He gets the next. Once there, Dan's hot pursuit of his girlfriend includes 3 friendly locals, a dubious yacht skipper, corrupt police, hijacker, pirates etc.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Jerry Stiller, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $4.22M

45. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

R | 97 min | Drama

With only a week left before graduation, a young dreamer itches to renounce an uninspiring scholarship, stand up to his despotic father and pursue a career in oceanography. But, has anyone ever spread his wings away from Grandview, U.S.A.?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Troy Donahue

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $4.74M

46. Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.2