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1980s Buddy Movies

Public list by WPS with 40 movies or TV shows/series

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The Fox and the Hound(1981)

3.6/5 (with 1,144 votes)

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and the object of his search is his best friend!

Tango & Cash(1989)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 587 votes)

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

48 Hrs.(1982)

R
| 1h 36min | Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 429 votes)

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Stand by Me(1986)

R
| 1h 29min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,890 votes)

Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 700 votes)

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

The Blues Brothers(1980)

R
| 2h 13min | Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 1,381 votes)

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 287 votes)

A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being chased by both the law AND the original killers, can the pair work together to outwit them all?

The Witches of Eastwick(1987)

R
| 1h 58min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Drama
3.3/5 (with 408 votes)

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

The Land Before Time(1988)

3.6/5 (with 927 votes)

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Directed by Don Bluth

Young Guns(1988)

R
| 1h 47min | Crime, Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
3.4/5 (with 269 votes)

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Weekend at Bernie's(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 293 votes)

Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe he's still alive. The killer wants to do his job so when he is informed that the stiff is still alive he's got to shoot him again, and again, and again.

Crossroads(1986)

R
| 1h 39min | Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 111 votes)

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

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Winners & Sinners(1983)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 35 votes)

Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.

The Killer(1989)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 212 votes)

Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim's sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.

Any Which Way You Can(1980)

PG
| 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 96 votes)

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.

Colors(1988)

R
| 2h | Action, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 126 votes)

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.

Midnight Run(1988)

R
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 295 votes)

An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

A Better Tomorrow(1986)

R
| 1h 35min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 118 votes)

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Stir Crazy(1980)

R
| 1h 51min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 123 votes)

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment—they're sent to prison.

Shoot to Kill(1988)

R
| 1h 49min | Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 55 votes)

When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox. It's a turbulent yet vital relationship they must maintain in order to survive... and one that becomes increasingly desperate when Knox's girlfriend Sarah becomes the killer's latest hostage!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their lives, and that of a key witness in an upcoming trial. They must battle their way through and with the help of Muscles, take down the bad guys.

We're No Angels(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Crime
3.1/5 (with 140 votes)

Two escaped cons' only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Renegades(1989)

1h 46min | Action, Crime, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Buster McHenry is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm, an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster is after, they team up.

Real Men(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

Jim Belushi plays a super-competent secret agent on the trail of Russian thugs. John Ritter plays a milquetoast dad who gets mixed up in the caper. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, in which Ritter develops some guts and Belushi gets in touch with his sensitive side.

Wise Guys(1986)

R
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Crime
2.9/5 (with 27 votes)

Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.

Tandem(1987)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

Michel Mortez travels around France hosting a radio game show he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. Rivetot, his assistant and technician, always goes with him. He is the only one who knows what really lies under Mortez's appearance of a playful don Juan. When the program is canceled, Rivetot delays telling Mortez as long as possible... Both malicious and tender, this bitter comedy also shows nostalgia.

Tiger on the Beat(1988)

1h 28min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Chow Yun-fat

Reunion(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as antisemitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises.

Hawks(1988)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Comedy
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

Heartbreakers(1984)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama
1.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Blue, a yet-to-be discovered painter, is left by his longtime girlfriend because she considers him too immature for a lasting relationship. Eli, Blue's best friend, works for his father's garment business and is still searching for a woman who's interesting enough to spend more than one night with. Blue and Eli's friendship is put to the test when they both fall for Liliane, Blue's exotic gallerist.

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