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Top 50 of 1980-1989

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People who added this item 2054 Average listal rating (1385 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
I think this is one of the best horror movies. Also one of my all time favorites. I like it so much. Still gives me the creeps.



"Join us!"
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People who added this item 2472 Average listal rating (1703 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Thing (1982)
Papa Carpenter's bigest and badest movie. Soundtrack is awesome. Director's way to create suspense is great. I think this movie is bit underrated.



" I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is."
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People who added this item 2794 Average listal rating (1805 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
"One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, better stay awake. / Nine, ten, never sleep again. "

Wes Craven's fine work of art. This movie remaind me from my childhood. I was so afraid of Freddy that I almost couldn't sleep. That's why this movie is third on my list!

Freddy also can come behind tree like no one else.



"Come to Freddy."
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People who added this item 6365 Average listal rating (4406 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick is master of cinema. And this film proves his talent. I don't like all of his work, but The Shinig realy gets me. Scary as HELL! And also on of the best Stephen King adaptation.



"Come play with us, Danny."
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People who added this item 2173 Average listal rating (1400 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
I know that many don't like David Cronenberg. Still I like his work. The Fly is very good remake. It brings a nasty vision of director closer to the mainstream in a good way. Works for me!



"Be afraid. Be very afraid."
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People who added this item 1370 Average listal rating (892 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
I don't like John Landis. I think his is overrated. But I can't help it. This movie is awesome. It brings werewolves to a new era. And it also contains the best werewolf transformation. Almost 30 years has gone by, and the transformation haven't old a day.



"Beware the moon..."
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People who added this item 772 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.9
This movie has been criticized of it's animal killings. Beyond that there is much more. I agree that it's cheap trick kill animals to make gore. I don't like it, but otherwise this film brings powerful message of mankinds way to control and judge things they don't understand.



"I wonder who the real cannibals are."
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People who added this item 5321 Average listal rating (3710 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
I just like when Arnold is a bad guy. He playes that role perfectly. This movie is so much more than action/sci-fi film. First Terminator still rocks hardest.



"The hardest thing is deciding what I should tell you and what not to. Well, anyway, I've got a while yet before you're old enough to understand the tapes. They're more for me at this point... to help get it all straight. Should I tell you about your father? That's a tough one. Will it change your decision to send him here... knowing? But if you don't send Kyle, you could never be. God, you can go crazy thinking about all this... I suppose I'll tell you... I owe him that. And maybe it'll be enough if you know that in the few hours we had together we loved a lifetime's worth. "
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People who added this item 1350 Average listal rating (920 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Arnold Schwarzenegger's first big film and highly underrated. This movie started barbarian invasion. Still nobody doesn't think this is a good movie. I think it's one of Arnold's best. Only first two Terminators are better.



"For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. This you can trust."
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People who added this item 752 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Possession (1981)
One of the 80's hidden gems. Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani performances are best of the decade. This is one master piece that you don't wanna miss!



"I can't exist by myself because I'm afraid of myself. I create my own evil."
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Down by Law (1986)
Jim Jarmusch is a very good indie director. Down by Law represent best of his work. It's also funny buddy movie. If you can stand Roberto Benigni's over the top performance, then you will enjoy your time with this movie.



"It is a sad and beautiful world."
People who added this item 4445 Average listal rating (2981 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Blade Runner (1982)
Solid performance by Harrison Ford. Usually he not that good. In my opinion he's never been this good before or after Blade Runner. Still Rutger Hauer blows the bank. His role is just perfect. This movie deliveres a very good "neo noir" feeling.



"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die. "
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People who added this item 582 Average listal rating (393 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Hitcher (1986)
Another Hauer film on my list. I like this a lot. It has very good atmosphere. Once again Hauer's performance is crazy but cool.



"You wanna know what happens to an eyeball when it gets punctured? Do you got any idea how much blood jets out of a guy's neck when his throat's been slit?"
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
In this film Joe Spinell proves that his the man. Maniac is very good dissertation of madness. Lustig's haunnting direction and Savini's over the edge efects just blows the fucking mind!



"Now you tell me what I should do. I heard about it, I always do. I can't go out for a minute. It's impossible. Fancy girls, in their fancy dresses and lipstick, laughing and dancing. Should you stop them? I can't stop them. But you do, don't you? And they can't laugh and they can't dance anymore. You've got to stop, or they'll take you away from me. I will never, ever, let them take you away from me. You're mine now forever. And, I'm so happy. "
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People who added this item 3077 Average listal rating (2036 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
This film is my childhood favorite. It still looks very good. I don't know if it's comedy or horror film. What ever it is... it is the best christmas movie of all time!



"You do with mogwai what your society... has done with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand."
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
David Hess is completely fucked up! He always plays those maniac characters. He's performance in this film is so good. I just love when he let that maniac come outside. Oh... yes! This movie contains a very good plot too. The ending twist is quite easy to figure, but it's still very good one.


"I've never been to confession, and for curious people, who have a knife in their hand, I feel only pitty!"
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People who added this item 475 Average listal rating (230 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Santa Sangre (1989)
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People who added this item 838 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Romero's Day of the Dead is bit underrated. Yes, it has some bad acting. But it's post-apocalyptic atmosphere is very good. Efects are perfect!



"Come on, Bub! Come on, ya pus-brain bag of shit! Ya wanna learn how to shoot, Bub? I'll teach ya how to shoot!"
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People who added this item 1568 Average listal rating (1147 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
First Blood (1982)
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Best one of the Star Wars saga. Works very well. It's plot is great and I think that it's only good that Lucas droped out off the director's chair.



"The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet."
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I have to admit that I like this Indy-movie most. The epic strory contains amazing father-son-relationship. Connery and Ford are so good in those parts. Film also have very powerful ending that makes you beg more... Then we get more and IT WAS FUCKING HORRIBLE!

Have to say that this should been the last film in this saga. It's in the title LAST CRUSADE.



" I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky..."
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People who added this item 5349 Average listal rating (3635 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)
Who you gonna call? to Bill Murray! He's the man. Effects are also amazing. Head of a time I would say. And this movie repecents my childhood.



"We've been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft's okay! He's a sailor, he's in New York; we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!"
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People who added this item 1598 Average listal rating (1092 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
Almost a funny remake of the firt one. Plot is very simple. Just the way I like it. Campbell's performance is kind a weird and funny same time. It's not that scary than The Evil Dead, and that is the biggest minus. Still think this one is the grandmother of splatter films.



"Groovy."
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People who added this item 767 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Re-Animator (1985)
Made before Evil Dead II. Yes this is one of the first splatters, but not so gory that Evil Dead II. I have most fun watching this film over and over again. Mostly because of Jeffrey Combs restless performance as Herbert West.



"Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow."
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People who added this item 999 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)
Better known as pro-wrestler, Roddy Piper still is the right man to play leading role in this film. Carpenter's directing is good as always. Piper's oneliners are the salt of the film. This movie also contains the most ridiculous fight of the film making history.



"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
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People who added this item 2505 Average listal rating (1818 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Predator (1987)
One of the Big Arnold's finest works. Predator just is a cool alien movie. I can watch this many times.



"You're one... *ugly* motherfucker!"
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People who added this item 2643 Average listal rating (1778 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop is unlike any other cop film. It's brutal, futuristic and also dramatic story. Villains are so cool. They repecents the 80's style very well. Can't forget that Peter Weller is amazing in the title role.



"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
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People who added this item 1405 Average listal rating (949 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Carpenter's post-apocalyptic vision is one of the finest. Kurt Russell's performance in a leading role is perfect.


"The name's Plissken!"
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People who added this item 4043 Average listal rating (2616 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)
Brian DePalma's "remake" of the classic. It's notting like the origal. It's more like 80's style crime movie. Very good musics and Pacino in role of his life.



"You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!"
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People who added this item 1370 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Videodrome (1983)
Cronenberg's fuck up-movie. Effects are so over the top, you just have to love them. Still it has some society message.



"Television is reality, and reality is less than television."
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People who added this item 5197 Average listal rating (3570 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Yet another Lucas's story. I already told that Last Crusade is my favorite. Lost Ark is also an epic story and way better than Temple of Doom.



"You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do."
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People who added this item 439 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Near Dark (1988)
Lot better vampire film than Lost Boys. Both have same kind of style. Still this one is much better.



"Caleb, those people back there, they wasn't normal. Normal folks, they don't spit out bullets when you shoot 'em, no sir."
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Very realistic portrait of one of the most notourius serial killers of our time. Michel Rooker is so creepy in title role. He's almost faceless killer, who has no soul or moral.



"Guns are easy to get... I can make a phone call and get a gun. Anybody can get a gun, Otis."
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People who added this item 1394 Average listal rating (931 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Hellraiser (1987)
This is much more than gore fest. Hellraiser is ambitious film about lost love and going beyond that.



"The box. You opened it. We came."
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People who added this item 1220 Average listal rating (791 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pet Sematary (1989)
One of the Best Stephen King films. Think Pet Sematary is bit underrated. It has a creepy atmosphere and it also contains the very best child acting in film making history.

The real reason why I rank this so high is my childhood. I love this movie when I was a little boy. Now I'm bigger and I still love it.



"Sometimes dead is better."
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People who added this item 2244 Average listal rating (1342 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Brazil (1985)
Terry Gilliam always brings something weird to the silver screen. This one is maybe the weirdest movie of he's career. That's not bad thing, I rather think it's a good thing.



"Mistakes? We don't make mistakes."
People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Beyond (1981)
Lucio Fulci's The Beyond looks cheap, but it's still very grizly and haunting vision. In the end, it's start to get too messy. There is simple too much going on in a same time. Still it's Fulci's roller coasting careers best work.



"And you will face the sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored."
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People who added this item 2265 Average listal rating (1467 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Why everybody hate Kevin Costner so much? It's some kind of thing that people just do. I don't like him very much, but still I thin there is many actor who can't better than him. In this Brian DePalma's classic film he does a great job. I consider that this is he's best role ever. More or less Connery still steal the show. Think that Constner and Connery are quite good duo.



"You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson."
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People who added this item 7376 Average listal rating (5360 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
One of my childhood favorites. I have seen this film way to many times. Still I wanna watch it over and over again.



"Jesus, George, it was a wonder I was even born."
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People who added this item 1974 Average listal rating (1161 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Sergio Leone's last picture is very touching and epic story of friedship. It's also a movie with great actors. Films outfit is almost perfect.



"This country's still growing up. Certain diseases, you're better off having when you're still young."
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People who added this item 4184 Average listal rating (2877 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Die Hard (1988)
This is the film that represent the words action movie. Action is great and villains are so bad asses.



"Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker."
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People who added this item 4908 Average listal rating (3434 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Sequel to my childhood favorite. This time they are in future and try to get back to the present. When I was a kid I thik that future was so cool. It still is, but it should be here soon.



"Oh, and Marty, be careful around that Griff character. He's got a few short circuits in his bionic implants."
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
The Hidden (1987)
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People who added this item 3793 Average listal rating (2575 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Roger Rabbit is also one of my favorites from childhood. Animation and live action work together very well. It's awsome to see how this movie never get old.



"Toons. Gets 'em every time"
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Tenebre (1982)
One of the finest in Giallo genre. Plot is kind of stupid and doesn't make much sense. In the end it doesn't make any more sense. But it's awsome visual festial that only Argento can bring to audience. Effects and visual style are most perfect in film history.



"The impulse had become irresistible. There was only one answer to the fury that tortured him. And so he committed his first act of murder. He had broken the most deep-rooted taboo, and found not guilt, not anxiety or fear, but freedom. Any humiliation which stood in his way could be swept aside by the simple act of annihilation: Murder."
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Demons (1985)
Lamberti Bava's best movie is very good and entertaining film. It brings very good effects and funny story alive.



"There's some kind of madman loose in here!"
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Howling (1981)
Another werewolf film and also another Joe Dante's film. Dante's mix of great effects, humor and horror is the second best in werewolf genre. I thin The Howling and American Werewolf in London are the two best werewolf films in film makinig history.



"I'm gonna give you a piece of my mind. I trusted you, Karen"
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People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Most notorious giallo in history. Fulci's graphic violence against women made worlds feminists rebellion to this film. I contains some bad acting and plot is against women, but still I love Fulci's style to make movies. Also the ending is pretty good.



"But you won't understand me, you'll never understand me! You're too stupid! Quack! Quack! Quack!"
People who added this item 504 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Do you like Hitchcock? Palma does. This film is also very giallo like. Story is good and ending is kind of surprising.



"Thank god, straight fucks are still in style!"
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