Article: Top 10 80s Movies Volume 2


A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook. For me personally it’s the chemistry between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito that really work in this film, the story is spot on and this is a well – made and a well – intentioned film, this is a crowd pleaser and it is enjoyable.

9.The Great Outdoors

When an unannounced, uninvited, and unwelcome family of fun – loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful. I actually got this film from my public library, once I watched this it is generally funny and this is totally memorable, overall this is likeable and this is suitable for a rainy-day type of film.

8.A View To A Kill

The recovery of a microchip off the body of a fellow agent leads James Bond to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California’s Silicon Valley. Looking back to my childhood I vaguely remember this film as it got stunning set pieces, the villains are memorable and it has got a fantastic story, this is definitely action packed but it doesn’t feel rushed.

7.Ghostbusters 2

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. Having watching the first film and this sequel is actually rather good, the casting is spot on and brim with comic one liner, this is funny and also it is entertaining from start to finish, it is watchable and the CGI/SFX is truly remarkable and it is enjoyable.

6.The Terminator

A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity’s future salvation. James Cameron has crafted a perfect action film and it is a thrill ride type of film, the soundtrack to this film is really cool and it given this film everything that needed to be in an action film.

5.Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighbourhood teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. Definitely one of the best 80s adventure films, the characters are likeable and the idea to this film is superb plus the story is spot on, it is fun and this is so watchable from the first frame.


A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. Everything about this film certainly ticked all the boxes as it got the scary element, it also exciting and it is compelling and it didn’t take itself too seriously, it might be old school but it still effective and it is well – made.

 3.The Great Mouse Detective

In Victorian London, England, Basil the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy maker and uncovers its link to his archenemy, Professor Ratigan. Captivating and attractive looking animation film, it might be slightly dark for the younger generation and this also suitable for a family viewing, the vocal in this film is just perfect and it does offer a bit of humour, overall this is intriguing and good-looking animation film.

2.Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones Sr, goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr, finds himself up against Adolf Hitler’s Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers. Being a massive fan of the other Indiana Jones film Temple Of Doom and I fondly remember this one, this one got great chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery as it is a rip-roaring adventure film, it also got amazing set pieces as this is superb.

1.Kiki’s Delivery Service

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. A sincere and a beautiful animation film, it is suitable for all ages and the story is easy to follow and this is magnificent childlike film, you actually care about with these characters and I’m sure people will connect with this film.

2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 80s Movies Volume 2

  1. Another good selection there Mark. This also gives me an opportunity to recommend some of the films I had to leave out of my first 1980s top ten films.
    Raging Bull – classic Robert De Niro acting plus Martin Scorsese directing
    Once Upon A Time in America – Epic story and another Robert De Niro acting masterclass
    Blood Simple – the first film written and directed by the Coen Brothers
    Hope And Glory – coming of age in London during the war (definitely right up your street)
    Kiss of the Spider Woman – very different
    Dangerous Liaisons – based on the play La Ronde about human relationships
    My Left Foot – another acting masterclass, this time by Daniel Day Lewis
    Gandhi – great biopic
    The Shining – iconic film of the 80s
    A Fish Called Wanda – a comedy to finish, an unusual combination of British and American actors

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