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Hi Everyone,
as part of Fan Art Week, I wanted to go over some must-see 80's movies.  I have to say, making this list was much harder than I expected it to be since I originally wanted it to be much shorter.  Apparently there were just too many good 80's movies to keep this short.  

So, if you have some time to waste and don't know what to do, here is a handy dandy list of movies to watch.
If you've already seen them you can spend that time creating fan art of these movies instead.  80's movies could always use some more love!

Action:


  • Die Hard
  • The Terminator
  • Top Gun
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Indiana Jones
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Robocop


Animation:


  • Akira
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Little Mermaid
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven


Comedy:


  • Police Academy
  • Spaceballs
  • Big
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Little Shop of Horrors


Drama:


  • Flashdance
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Lost Boys
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Scarface
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Say Anything
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Sixteen Candles


Horror:


  • Child's Play
  • Gremlins
  • Pet Sematary
  • Stand By Me
  • Poltergeist
  • Nightmare on Elm Street


Family:


  • The Karate Kid
  • Short Circuit
  • Flight of the Nagivator
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • A Christmas Story
  • The Goonies
  • The Princess Bride
  • Ghostbusters
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Honey I Shrunk The Kids
  • Teen Wolf


Fantasy/Scifi:


  • Back to the Future
  • Beetlejuice
  • Labyrinth
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Neverending Story
  • Blade Runner
  • Aliens



Feel free to share your favorite 80's movies in the comments below!
Happy watching.

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:icon29reina11:
29Reina11 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
1) Animation: Disney/Don Bluth animation is beautiful and story accompanying is good.  Miyazaki, Yes Please.
2) Comedy: Spaceballs (excellent taste my friend), Also isn't Better Off Dead good too?
3) Drama: Isn't Sixteen Candles more of a comedy than drama
4) Family: Ghostbusters and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (The famous step of taking Live-Action/Animation to whole new level)

I was born around the 90's but my dad record most of movies/tv shows on vhs tapes so, I got to experience these movies too.
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional General Artist
It's great that you were able to see so many great 80's movies.  Kudos to your dad!!
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:icon29reina11:
29Reina11 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
So, I have heard other films from Mel Brooks like: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Life Stinks, History of the World: Part 1 and Dracula: Dead and Lovin' It ( Features Leslie Nelson).It's good to be the king 

Also, Do like Cheech and Chong, too?
Also, there other movies (tho not during the 80's tho) like Repossessed, Spy Hard, Big Trouble in Little China, Castle of Cagliostro, Revenge of the Nerds, Love at Stake, YellowBeard (Featuring:Graham Chapman, from Monty Python), Naked Gun 1-3, Iron Giant, Cats Don't Dance and many more I can't list right now...Uraraka Sheepish Icon   
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29Reina11 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! My dad introduce me to many Mel Brooks films.Italy (Thumbs Up) [V2] 
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!!!!!! D: WHY IS IT NOT ON HERE???!?!?!??!?!?!? TT-TT
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
:cries: I know, there were so many good movies I had to leave off the list
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:iconasiapasek:
asiapasek Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I see I've got awful gaps in family movies, but I'm quite up-to-date with sci-fi:)
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Student General Artist
you got BTTF :3 
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ALASXE Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!! Thank you very much!!! ^/////^
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
:)
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sevese Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This brings back memories... Gosh, I loved the Indiana Jones-movies so much!
Just a month ago I re-read "The last Unicorn" and I dare say, I miss those old animation movies bearing such depth and being so very touching without being told all rushed and with exploding colours scene after scene ...
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
Is anyone else feeling old? I'm feeling so old right now!

What a nice article; thanks for sharing!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
I've seen most all of the movies, of course when they came out, and many of them multiple times. I've seen Poltergeist, oh, about 400 times! So awesome... and I don't like horror per se but don't really consider Poltergeist horror.

Great job on this journal!
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moioflb Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2018
Is it weird that I've seen every movie on the entire list? 
Of course, I have LOTs of other classics because to each his/her own. 
But your list is very thorough for original wonders. 

I think of: 
The Sound of Music 
Mary Poppins 
The Lion King
The Nightmare Before Christmas 
The Book of Life 
The Matrix

And, Alien was the first movie of the franchise, Aliens was the second one and the one that a lot of people consider the best of the franchise.

Very cool and considerate list! Clap 
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did any of those come out in the 80s?  IF so, they need to be on the list above too!
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TylerFreeFlight Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh!! I have seen all of those except for 'DO the right thing.'
Awesome list!
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Holy nostalgia.
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
:#1:
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Th3M4nW1thN0N4m3 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
I’ve either heard of or seen at least one movie form every genre listed
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
this is.. basically just a list of my entire childhood :lol:  Good times.  Good good times! (cept Willow and Legend would have to be added to my own list :D
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU'RE RIGHT, WILLOW ISN'T ON THERE EITHER!!! D:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
I really liked Legend when I was growing up too!!
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BrowncoatWhit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
You have missed a very important, nay ICONIC, 80's flick:  THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION!

It must not be missed! ;) 
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
I don't think I've ever even heard of that one D:
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BrowncoatWhit Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
HORRORS!  It's a classic. :-)
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:iconbrankaarts:
BrankaArts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I've seen 90% of these :la:
Happy Halloween FREESTUFF by AStoKo
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
There are still so many beautiful movies:

Shining
The killing fields
Tootsie
Platoon
The Untouchables
The Color Purple
Heaven's Gate
Mississippi Burning
Good Morning, Vietnam
Witness
Mystery Train
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
I was not a fan of The Color Purple, but I think that was probably because I read the book before seeing the movie and the book was sooo much better!
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand what you mean. The same happened to me with Lord of the Rings. I have read the book first in English, later in German and at the latest have seen the trilogy. I always went through comparing movie with books and was at some times disappointed of what they have made out of the book (or invented something that stood not therein). :)
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I often hear people complain about how the books are much better than the movies.  Fortunately for me I don't generally read books, so the only movie that was ruined for me was The Color Purple (which I originally read in German).  
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Reverie-wild Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I've seen like 80% of these and totally agree with your list XD
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Which ones are your favorite :eager:
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Reverie-wild Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
umm..... yes LOL

Lost Boys, Land before time, Little shop of Horrors, and Spaceballs are definitely up there XD

"comb the desert!"
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconchibiotakushipper:
ChibiOtakuShipper Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I’ve seen all of the recommended animated movies and I think they’re absolutely beautiful :3
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
:nod: they definitely are!
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CaptValkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Thing and Alien needs to be up there ;)
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Aliens is up there ;)
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Scourgethedestron Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
For the animation section,i'm pretty sure that everyone has seen those movies from the list. Also horror movies? No thank you! I'm not into horror movies.
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
I am not a big fan of horror movies either.  
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
All good choices!! I would add Willow to the fantasy category, and in animation The Iron Giant (or is that too late? I can't remember the dates!!) In anime I recommend Project A-ko, Dirty Pair, and the original Space Battleship Yamato (Desslok forever! He is the coolest villain!) as well as my hubby's fave Macross:Do You Remember Love (find the original, it's MUCH better than the butchery of Robotech) and Vampire Hunter D. Something for everyone!
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
mm, Willow and Legend were on my maybe add, maybe not add because the list was already so long D: 
I think The Iron Giant was from the 90's though.  
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CougarHearted Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Holy legitimate snap! Thanks for reminding me that there are still a PLETHORA of movies I have not even seen yet! T_T Maybe I should make this a big, huge project to undertake? LOL!!! XD Have you seen Adventures In Babysitting yet? It's absolutely hysterical!!! :rofl:
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
:eager: do it!!! 
I have!  That is also a great movie!
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
the classic trek moves at list
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconnevasirenda:
NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG YES!!! HOW could I forget that?!
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