The Best Films of the 1980's

The 1980's wasn't as special for me as the 90's were, but it wasn't all that bad. It had some great moments with films like 'Raging Bull' and 'Ran' and we also had the creation of franchises like 'Terminator', 'Die Hard' that was still aren't done with and also the continuation of others through their incredible sequels like 'Aliens' and 'Empire'.

The sad note of the 80's were the Oscars and their love for dramas that were of a mediocre standard. What I mean by that is, that to this day many still don't even know of these prized films existence. Instead, everybody knows of 'Die Hard' and of 'Star Wars', but of course these films would never be considered awards worthy, even though they are overall better films from their original content to their production quality. I mean how many people would you recommend to see 'Driving Miss Daisy" or "Moonstruck' to, instead of 'Scarface' or 'The Shining'? I thought so.

the best films of the 1980's

  1. Raging Bull (1980) by Martin Scorsese trailer

  2. The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick trailer

  3. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) by Sergio Leone trailer

  4. Die Hard (1988) by John McTiernan trailer

  5. Koyaanisqatsi (1982) by Godfrey Reggio trailer

  6. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980) by Irvin Kershener trailer

  7. Scarface (1983) by Brian De Palma trailer

  8. Ran (1985) by Akira Kurosawa trailer

  9. Platoon (1986) by Oliver Stone trailer

  10. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) by Martin Scorsese trailer

honorable mentions in alphabetical order: