This list is taken from Digital Dream Door’s list of 100 best movies from the 1980s. These are only the first 25. The most interesting ones were after the cut for consistency’s sake.

Here are my other top 25 lists:

Silent :: 1930s :: 1940s :: 1950s :: 1960s :: 1970s :: 1980s :: 1990s :: 2000s

Underlined means I’ve seen it. Blue text means I haven’t.

1. Raging Bull – (1980, Martin Scorsese)
2. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial– (1982, Steven Spielberg)
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark– (1981, Steven Spielberg)
4. Amadeus– (1984, Milos Forman)
5. Platoon– (1986, Oliver Stone)
6. Cinema Paradiso– (1988, Giuseppe Tornatore)
7. Once Upon a Time in America– (1984, Sergio Leone)
8. Blade Runner– (1982, Ridley Scott)
9. Ran– (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
10. Do the Right Thing– (1989, Spike Lee)
11. Blue Velvet– (1986, David Lynch)
12. The Empire Strikes Back– (1980, Irvin Kershner)
13. The Elephant Man– (1980, David Lynch)
14. The Shining– (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
15. Full Metal Jacket– (1987, Stanley Kubrick)
16. Brazil– (1985, Terry Gilliam)
17. Airplane!– (1980, Jim Abrahams)
18. Das Boot– (1981, Wolfgang Peterson)
19. Tootsie– (1982, Sydney Pollack)
20. The Untouchables– (1987, Brian De Palma)
21. The Terminator– (1984, James Cameron)
22. Die Hard– (1988, John McTiernan)
23. The Last Emperor– (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci)
24. Gandhi– (1982, Richard Attenborough)
25. Raising Arizona– (1987, Joel Coen)

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