The 80s period was known as the golden age of Hollywood. The decade gave some amazing cinema that is considered rewatchable even today. Though it has received diversified reactions, some of the classics have become favorites of many. Here are the ten magnificent movies you should watch or re-watch again.
Famous 80s Hollywood Movies
The Goonies (1985)
If one is looking up for a classic adventure movie, then ‘The Goonies’ can be a good match. The story revolves around many kids who discover an old map that leads it to the treasure of the legendary pirate. The kids name themselves goonies, intended to save their homes from being destroyed and think that the treasure would be key for solving the problem. But, a whole family of criminals is scheduled on trial.
One of the famous action heroes of the 80s, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Predator, has another fan base. Arnold playing the role of special forces major, leads his troop of soldiers to rescue an official kept hostage by insurgents in a central American country. Subsequently, they are landed in a jungle, later being encountered with skinned corpses and recognizes as his former comrades assigned for the same mission. Thinking of the revenge over the insurgents, they come face to a partially invisible creature. Which seems to be impossible to eradicate. Later, the major and the animal engage in a fearsome action.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
The film series is based upon two boys who get their hands on a time machine. They want to grasp the knowledge about the important historical events that occurred to be successful in history class but would build a utopian future. Watching the first two movies before this is highly recommended.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A classic Sci-Fi family movie where you can witness the beautiful friendship of a kid and an alien who is left by his kind who have fled in haste. This classic is one of the best works of Steven Spielberg. Many filmmakers are trying their best to get even close to such an epic masterpiece.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones, an eye-catching character that most people aspire to be like him. His adventures of battling with Nazis, cult leaders, and all sorts of the filth of society, and victoriously come back alive, looking forward to new experiences. A new adventure comes up in the way, The Raiders of the Lost Ark becoming a new challenge for Indiana Jones.
Back to the Future (1985)
A comedy classic that is worth watching again. The story is about a high school student and peculiar scientist, and have accomplished in building a time machine. The student travels in the past and meets his future parents. In the change of events, the mother falls in love with the student and puts him into a dilemma. Now to make sure of his existence, he has to make his parents fall in love.
Die Hard (1988)
The original Die Hard movie from the franchise has been a favorite of many individuals. It is considered as the best among the four. The film is an excellent choice for action lovers and others too. The splendid performance by Alan Rickman (a late English Actor) has given the franchise gain popularity.
The classic Batman by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicolson as Joker, has drawn attention only by The Joker. Jack Nicolson plays a significant role by putting up a wide permanent smile over his face, which appears friendly initially but later brings goosebumps over the viewers. The perceptive view of the Joker is shifted from a goofy prankster to a murderous criminal.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Empire strikes back is the best movie ever made in its genre. The film brings about many twists that just blow the minds of the viewers. The visuals were just extraordinary thought, which keeps the viewer’s eyes wide open. This movie is also considered the best sequel after Star Trek’s The Wrath of Khan and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
The unquestionable best classic movie, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis, play the paranormal hunters’ characters. They somehow finish the things in opposition to all odds.