Movies About The 80s

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Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Milos Forman, starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice
Rated R

Amadeus is a 1984 biographical drama film directed by Milos Forman, based on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a musical prodigy from Vienna who is obsessed with the music of Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Salieri is the court composer for Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones) and is jealous of Mozart's talent. When Mozart's mother dies, Salieri begins to plot against him and attempts to thwart his success. Through a series of events, Salieri poisons Mozart with arsenic and Mozart dies a slow, painful death. The film follows the story of Mozart's life and death and his rivalry with Salieri. Through flashbacks, we also get to see Mozart's relationships with his wife, Constanze (Elizabeth Berridge) and his father, Leopold (Roy Dotrice). In the end, Salieri comes to terms with his jealousy and acknowledges Mozart's greatness.

The Big Blue (1988)

The Big Blue
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Luc Besson, starring Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar
Rated PG

The Big Blue is a 1988 French film directed by Luc Besson, starring Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, and Rosanna Arquette. The film tells the story of two men, Jacques (Barr) and Enzo (Reno), who are both passionate free-divers, competing to see who can go the deepest and stay down the longest. Their fierce rivalry is put to the test when they both fall in love with the same woman, Johana (Arquette). As their rivalry intensifies, Jacques and Enzo push each other to their physical and emotional limits as they attempt to achieve their greatest dives ever. Along the way, the pair must also grapple with their personal and professional lives, as well as the tragic death of Enzo's father and the looming threat of Jacques' incurable illness. The Big Blue is a breathtaking adventure of the power of friendship and dedication, as well as a touching story of love and loss.

Mask (1985)

Mask
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Estelle Getty
Rated PG-13

Starman (1984)

Starman
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel
Rated PG

Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

Eddie and the Cruisers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Martin Davidson, starring Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance
Rated PG

Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From George A. Romero, starring Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall
Rated R

Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

Can't Buy Me Love
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Steve Rash, starring Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary
Rated PG-13

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

The Legend of Billie Jean
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Matthew Robbins, starring Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford
Rated PG-13

Gleaming the Cube (1989)

Gleaming the Cube
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Graeme Clifford, starring Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan
Rated PG-13

Firstborn (1984)

Firstborn
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Michael Apted, starring Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim
Rated PG-13

Alligator (1980)

Alligator
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Lewis Teague, starring Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger
Rated R

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Johnny Handsome
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Walter Hill, starring Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman
Rated R

Critters (1986)

Critters
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Herek, starring Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes
Rated PG-13

That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

That Was Then... This Is Now
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Cain, starring Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley
Rated R

Creepshow 2 (1987)

Creepshow 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Michael Gornick, starring George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini
Rated R

Maniac Cop (1988)

Maniac Cop
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From William Lustig, starring Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree
Rated R

Next of Kin (1989)

Next of Kin
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From John Irvin, starring Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt
Rated R

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Charles E. Sellier Jr., starring Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson
Rated R

The Pirate Movie (1982)

The Pirate Movie
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Ken Annakin, starring Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr
Rated PG

New Year's Evil (1980)

New Year's Evil
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Emmett Alston, starring Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer
Rated R

 



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