cult movies of the 80s

Alan Ruck, Alex Cox Jerry O'Connell, Votes: 109 min Horror. | and Patrick Swayze. | 88 min F. Murray Abraham, | They numb our senses without us feeling it. While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. | Roxanne Hart, Votes: | Cult Fantasy & Sci Fi Films of the 80s by mirrorballs | created - 07 Sep 2015 | updated - 08 Jan 2018 | Public They don't make em like they used to!! Director: 236,517 116 min Director: At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. Director: Sydney Pollack’s 1986 masterpiece is one of the most beautiful yet tragic love stories on the big screen. 93 min John Badham | In all honesty, if I ranked all of my favorite 80’s movies for a column, it would probably take me months and the column would contain at least 100 films. Francis Ford Coppola | | Veronica Cartwright, Votes: Labyrinth (1986) Rotten Tomatoes® 66%. Dirty Dancing is a film by Emile Ardolino, released in 1987. | But sometimes, bad movies can still be enjoyable for how utterly, beguilingly awful they are. | Gross: 142,813 In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship. So it's little surprise that the two would collide, the result being the cult favorite Dead Heat. | Gross: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that. | A family man driven insane chases his terrified wife and son through a deserted, labyrinthian hotel, in a series of horrific events that have played out once before. These are the three imperatives for looking after a mogwai. © Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment / Collection ChristopheL. Stars: Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. John Carpenter Robert Carradine, Roddy McDowall, Votes: Robin Williams's performance earned him a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 1988. Director: Keith David, Votes: Al Pacino, Stars: Horror. Val Kilmer, Votes: © Collection Christophel © Outlaw Productions / Virgin. The teenager steps into 1955, meeting his parents who are still in high-school. As a band of ghosts terrorizes New York, three researchers in parapsychology decide to set up their own business... © Collection Christophel / RnB © Ladd Company. Debra Feuer, Votes: Michael Biehn, Olivia Barash, Votes: After trying to defy the sclerotic moral codes of the community, Ren and two friends set out to prove that dancing does not equal depravity. 370,320 | One of the most 80s things ever and an entertaining specimen of the "sci-fi/action movies that make no sense at all" genre. R Harry Dean Stanton, Jeffrey Jones, Votes: She moves into a new house with her parents, where she meets the ghosts of the former tenants, Adam (Alex Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis), who take her under their wing. However, she quickly falls for her friend Denys (Robert Redford) and tries everything to tame his wild spirit. | In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. A mix of real-life and Disney animation, this film is a hilarious cult classic. Spike Lee Keith David, Ellen Barkin, 48,858 | | Gross: Bill McKinney, Votes: | | Gross: Nov 6, 2013 - Explore HorrorCultFilms's board "Best Films of the 80s", followed by 476 people on Pinterest. | Stars: In this column you will find ten of my all-time favorite 80’s cult films. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. However, his larger-than-life personality and off the cuff remarks rustle his superiors. From day to night, scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) transforms into a monstrous insect. Comedy, Drama. 126,118 Karen (Meryl Streep) leaves for British East Africa, where she turns her passions toward coffee, thanks to an unfulfilling marriage-of-convenience. This strange, sometimes boring, sometimes fascinating, frequently gory, often funny, and always fucked up film would go on to father two just as transgressive sequels; Body Hammer (1992) and The Bullet Man (2009) while cinching Tsukamoto as an international provocateur of unconventional cult cinema. $3.57M, R Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. One of my all-time favorite B-horror movies that became a part of the Midnite Movies collection, this coulrophobic nightmare is the absolute definition of cult classic. $36.60M, R Richard Edson, Votes: Comedy, Drama. 294,719 | Gross: Tony Scott Tim Robbins, | Gross: | In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits. | Gross: Imogene Coca, | Gross: Drama, War. | Gross: | | $17.99M, PG-13 Eddie Valiant is an alcoholic private investigator, who begins working for Roger Rabbit. For the role of the teacher any student would have loved, Robin Williams was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 1990. Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Tom Hulce, | | Gross: 83,749 Biography, Drama, History. Comedy, Mystery, Thriller. Stars: Director: Michael Rooker, Votes: $24.92M, R | Gross: Steve Marshall, | 94 min | Gerald R. Molen, Votes: Roddy Piper, Director: | Meg Foster, Sometimes, the definition is expanded to exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics. $179.80M, R A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Director: 48,729 Paul Michael Glaser $5.90M, R Jason Lively, Ralph Macchio, 472,099 Giorgio Armani lends his hand to create the costumes for the movie's actors, including Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery. Stars: Comedy. During a brawl, Johnny, Ponyboy's best friend kills a Soc and the pair flee from the police. $40.90M. Dustin Hoffman, Carrie Fisher, Ted Kotcheff | Clancy Brown, $58.57M, R 68,299 Steve Martin, | | 10 80s Movies That Flopped At The Box Office, But Are Cult Classics Now 10 Dune (1984) 9 Labyrinth (1986) 8 Clue (1985) 7 Brazil (1985) 6 Heathers (1989) 5 Big Trouble In Little China (1986) 4 Highlander (1986) 3 The Thing (1982) 2 Blade Runner (1982) 1 A Christmas Story (1983) In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. Christopher Lloyd, Stars: | Gross: Stars: Merrie Lynn Ross, An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail. Stars: Barnard Hughes, Votes: After the son of an overbearing pastor was hurt, rock 'n' roll and dancing are banned. | The Greasers are a gang of teens from a poor neighborhood, waging war against a band of wealthier kids from the other side of town, the Socs. Crime, Drama, Mystery. | The quintessential '80s lesbian romantic drama, Desert Hearts follows an English professor and a young sculptor as they fall in love at a Nevada ranch in … Stars: Stars: In Hollywood, 1947, a troubled detective is after the Looney Toons. Ally Sheedy, In 1982, Steven Spielberg presented E.T. 93 min Kelly McGillis, Mel Gibson, | Back to the future is quite possibly the most cult sci-fi movie of the 1980s. The Robert Zemeckis-directed film tells the story of the extraordinary Marty McFly who finds himself thrown into the past thanks to a time machine made by Emmett Brown (aka Doc). Christopher Stone, Votes: Robert Zemeckis R | 94 min | Action, Horror,... 3. | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi. Who hasn't tried to replicate the iconic dance finale? | | Gary Busey, Usually it's for an older film, or perhaps one that under-performed at the box office. Adventure, Comedy. Ossie Davis, Joe Belcher, Oversized coats, Borsalino hats... A wardrobe fit for a mafioso, punctuated with hints of modernity, a staple of Chicago 1930s style. $12.47M, R | In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. Kaye’s impeccable tailoring caught the eye of the fashion industry and launched Armani’s career. | Gross: Kristine Sutherland, Votes: | Gross: Ted Kotcheff $38.40M, R At just 17 years old, Winona Ryder starred in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice". Fred Dekker The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) Rotten Tomatoes® 72%. Bubba Smith, Votes: Arguably the most loved in the saga, episode V, the second film of the original trilogy follows Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3P0 on their journey to the Cloud City on the gas planet of Bespin, controlled by Lando Calrissian, Han Solo's old friend. Kim Basinger's infamous striptease to the tune of Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" was all it took for this film to reach cult status, although criticized heavily upon its release. 99 min The well-armed robot with a disturbing human appearance has one mission: eliminate Sarah Connor in the future before she gives birth to John, the future leader of the resistance that will cause the death of his race. © United Archives / IFTN / United Archives/IFTN / dpa Picture-Alliance / AFP. 102 min David Naughton, The script was inspired by Elmore City who banned dance for 90 years. R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Director: Sigourney Weaver, Judd Nelson, 103 min Rob Reiner The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. $38.12M, R © Warner Bros. Pictures/Amblin E/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images. Peak moment? 109 min Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. $11.10M, PG Harrison Ford, Director: 137 min $130.72M, PG | Some teenagers start to fight against them. Ellen Sandweiss, | Gross: Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers. Sam Raimi | 37,860 | | This cult film has left generations sleepless. A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown. Laila Robins, Director: The final scene where Baby and Johnny dance in front of the hotel's guests, to the Oscar-winning song "The Time of My Life". Need we introduce Tony Montana, the cult character from Brian de Palma’s mobster universe? 29,259 $65.21M, R | Gross: A long-awaited follow-up is in the pipeline, as announced by Tom Cruise himself via his Instagram account. William Petersen, | Gross: Good Morning, Vietnam showcases of Robin Williams's most electrifying performances, making it well known by the general public. Matthew Broderick, to the world, and the gentle-natured extra-terrestrial with big eyes and special healing powers, come to light up the lives of Elliot and Gertie (Drew Barrymore). | | Betsy Baker, Votes: John Wood, Oliver Stone Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Bailey, Stars: Linda Hamilton, Charismatic and wild, Swayze eclipses even Tom Cruise, still relatively unknown in 1983. $70.14M, PG Charles Grodin, | While Roger Moore’s other love interest, the delicate and doe-eyed Tanya Roberts, wears floaty dresses in pastel shades, Jones is no damsel in distress. | Rotten Tomatoes® 70%. 225,915 From "Dirty Dancing" and "The Shining", to "Raging Bull" and "The Blues Brothers", this summer we're dusting off our old VHS cassettes in search of a little 1980s nostalgia, remembering our old friends E.T. The irresistible Axel Foley, rebellious officer in the Detroit police department takes to Beverly Hills to investigate the death of one of his friends. Director: | Gross: Charlie Sheen, | | Jason Patric, Sonja Smits, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Elizabeth Perkins, Warner Bros. 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead' (1991) Rated: PG-13. | Amrish Puri, Votes: Williams plays Adrian Cronauer, an American soldier who finds success in his broadcast radio program, transmitted out to American soldiers during the Vietnam war. Despite being badly received by critics at the time, it has since become a staple of the gangster genre. Beverly D'Angelo, $114.97M, R Action, Adventure. A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit. | Judge Reinhold, Tom Cruise, | Stars: The film follows Sergeant Harman's unorthodox training methods, at an army training camp in North Carolina in the late 1960s. The Vietnam war rages on, and soon the soldiers will considered to be one of the first films made about autism, this film directed by Barry Levinson explores the life of Charlie Babbit (Tom Cruise). 141,013 This is what Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" is all about. An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". 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. Comedy films flourished during the 1980s — a golden age of comedy in American cinema. | 114 min The film is based on Stephen King’s short story “Trucks,” but the film was also directed by King himself. $38.41M, PG-13 Crime, Drama. Raging Bull sees Martin Scorsese chart the life of champion middleweight boxer, Jack La Motta and his glorious victories against Robinson and Cerdan, fought alongside his own self-destructive tendencies. From 'The 'Burbs' to 'The Neverending Story' and 'The Princess Bride,' these '80s movies (both cult classics and blockbusters) are just too good to forget. Not only was the 80s the decade which allowed fans to revisit the cult movies of years past, it was also a vital and energized decade for the production of new movies which would earn cult … Matt Dillon, Al Capone runs the city, with a network of bootleggers and robbers. Stars: | Gross: Adventure, Drama. When a pesky fly makes its way in to a brilliant biologist's teleportation apparatus, the results are less than desirable. Amanda Bearse, Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or in 1989, this sensual film directed by Steven Soderbergh questions the feelings of desire that plague us all. Director: After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy. John Pankow, | > The 25 Best Cult Movies of the 1970s The 25 Best Cult Movies of the 1970s. Director: Andrew McCarthy, List of fantasy films from the 80s IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER of preference. 118 min The small-time Cuban gangster turned Miami drug baron is incarnated by Al Pacino, in one of his best performances, earning him a Golden Globe nomination. 106 min | Michael Preston, Stars: | Stars: | John Carpenter Director: The life of Joseph Merrick (named John in the film), a man living in 19th century London with a severe congenital disorder was adapted by David Lynch, using Frederick Treves's memoires to build this 8-times Academy Award nominated masterpiece. William Friedkin Corey Feldman, Max Phipps, Votes: 107 min Drama. | © United Artists/Archive Photos/Getty Images. | Gross: $27.09M, R Randy Quaid, Votes: Roddy McDowall, PG Steven Spielberg Tom Cruise, John Hughes © Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images. Jill Whitlow, Votes: | Gross: 35 must-watch cult films from the 1980s The Blues Brothers (1980) The Shining (1980) Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Fame (1980) Raging Bull (1980) American Gigolo (1980) Elephant Man (1980) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) E.T. | Richard Donner Stars: $30.57M, PG She subsequently meets the tortured soul of Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), who plans to marry her in order to return to the world of the living. "The Thing" was synonymous with fear in the 1980s. Kim Cattrall, 1/33. 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