15 best movies from the 80s

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Tom's Blog

So what does a group of internet marketers discuss, when they aren’t discussing strategy? The best movies from the 80s of course…

and the finalist are, in no particular order…

  1. The Breakfast Club
  2. The Lost Boys
  3. National Lampoons Vacation
  4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  5. Ferris Bueller’s Day off
  6. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  7. ET
  8. Gremlins
  9. The Goonies
  10. Full Metal Jacket
  11. Coming to America
  12. Stand by Me
  13. Back to the Future
  14. Die Hard
  15. Terminator

These movies reach all genre, and it is impossible to put them into a ranking against each other. They each represent something different, from Action to comedy, they all have their own merits. As a child of the 70s growing up in the 80s they each mean something different to me.

I left a few off that should have been here, but mostly because I didn’t get them. Widely acclaimed to be some of the best movies of the 80s, The Shining and A Nightmare on Elm Street are horror films, a genre I could live without. Dramas from this era don’t really do anything for me either, as I was two young to appreciate them them. Driving Miss Daisy, and The Color Purple are both herald of some the greatest movies ever made.

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