The most memorable 80s films

In the past decade, the film industry has seen significant changes, including 3D and computer-generated films. Despite these changes, many people argue that the films produced back in the 1980s were far superior, as more effort went into creating films with rich characters and an engaging plot.

Ghostbusters, 1984

Three former professors join forces in this film to launch a business offering ghost removal services. They find a way to reach this dimension. Eventually, word of their business gets around and they are asked to save New York City. Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd star.

Back to the Future, 1985

Scientist Doc Brown invents a time machine in the body of a DeLorean and sends his high school friend, Marty, back into the past. The film shows Marty as he meets up with his parents 30 years before. Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, this film inspired several sequels.

The Breakfast Club, 1985

This classic film by John Hughes put together all of the stereotypical high school students in detention. The film was a hit and inspired later films as well. Top stars include Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez.

Rain Man, 1988

Charlie Babbit, played by Tom Cruise, takes advantage of his autistic savant brother, Raymond, portrayed by Dustin Hoffman. Charlie realizes he can use Raymond’s photographic memory to his advantage and uses him to count cards at blackjack tables.

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981

Starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, this movie is the first installment in the series. Jones is contracted by the U.S. to keep the Ark of the Covenant out of the hands of the Nazis. Three more Indiana Jones movies were later released.

Even after the passage of several decades, these five films continue to be popular favorites for many.

Which 80s films are your favorites? Do you think films really were better back then? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.


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