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on 13 Aug 2010 02:01

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Top 10 best movies of the 80’s

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1. Blade Runner (1982)


Note: It is my favorite Science Fiction movie. The look and the mood are great. The story is fascinating and the cast is awesome. A great classic.
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2. Dead Ringers (1988)


Note: This movie is really creepy and it has one of the best perfomances ever. Jeremy Irons portrays 2 different twins so well that if even though they are identical, you can easily identify them. The story is fascinating as well.
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3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)


Note: It is my favorite Indiana Jones movie. There is a great chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, there are loads of cool action scenes and the story is very captivating. A great classic.
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4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)


Note: It is not one of the best animated films, it is actually of the best films ever made, period! It is really heartbreaking and one of the few times I almost bursted into tears. A powerful story beautifully animated.
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5. Paris, Texas (1984)


Note: This movie is little forgotten nowadays but it's a shame. It has one of the best soundtrack ever. The story, the directing and acting are just amazing and it's just a really mesmerizing picture.
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6. Raging Bull (1980)


Note: It is such a classic. One of the best movies produced by De Niro and Scorsese. Amazing story and easily the best sport movie ever made.
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7. Do the Right Thing (1989)


Note: I always loved Spike Lee's movies and this one is definitely his masterpiece. It is a simple story but there are so many layers, it is just fascinating.
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8. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)


Note: One of the best gangster movies ever made. It's a shame that Leone couldn't make anymore movies after this one. A great picture.
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9. Platoon (1986)


Note: It is my favorite war movie. It is at the same time entertaining but also challenging with 3 dimensional characters. A dark description of warfare.
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10. Scarface (1983)


Note: Al Pacino is huge and very mercurial in this movie. The story of a loser from Cuba who tries to make it big in America but ends up still a loser. A spellbinding story
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These are the best movies I have seen which came out between 1980 and 1989.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 6 4:28
Great list. Last Crusade is my favorite too...thought I might be alone on that for a while there. Haven't seen Dead Ringers yet. On my Netflix Queue. Grave of the Fireflies is a nice, unexpected touch.
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 5 8:46
Great list especially with Do The Right Thing on there but have never liked Paris, Texas. It should've been so much more affecting than it turned out to be.
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 5 8:47
@JayTrotter, 'Paris, Texas' is definitely an aquired taste so I can understand that you didn't like it.
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 5 11:54
Aliens
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 5 11:59
@Veed, even though I enjoyed 'Aliens', it is far from being one of my favorite movies. I prefer 'Alien' but it is a personal opinion.

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