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1980s Independent Movies (Indie)

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Child's Play(1988)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 924 votes)

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

The Terminator(1984)

3.8/5 (with 4,652 votes)

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

First Blood(1982)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 2,131 votes)

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

The Return of the Living Dead(1985)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 459 votes)

When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout the town, and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician.

A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,722 votes)

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge(1985)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 584 votes)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

The Evil Dead(1981)

R
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,240 votes)

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers(1988)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 400 votes)

The apparently comatose Michael Myers is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie. After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel. Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis remains on the killer's path.

Amityville II: The Possession(1982)

R
| 1h 44min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 101 votes)

Eager to start afresh, the unsuspecting couple of Anthony and Dolores Montelli, along with their four children, move into their dream house in Amityville. However, right from the very first night, strange paranormal experiences shatter the Montellis' fantasy, as the restless spirits of the dead and the new home's dark secrets open the unfathomable black portal of hell. Now, the family's older child, Sonny, has become the perfect vessel of destruction, as the invisible demonic forces claim his soul. Can Father Frank Adamsky cleanse the infernal Amityville House?

Little Monsters(1989)

2.9/5 (with 71 votes)

A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

Mad Max 2(1981)

3.7/5 (with 1,217 votes)

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

RoboCop(1987)

3.6/5 (with 1,716 votes)

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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Platoon(1986)

R
| 2h | Drama, War, Action
3.9/5 (with 1,533 votes)

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Teen Wolf(1985)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 372 votes)

When a shy teenager's new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.

Dirty Dancing(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 2,288 votes)

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.

King Kong Lives(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Action, Horror
2.3/5 (with 42 votes)

After falling from the Twin Towers, Kong lies in a coma for ten years. When his heart begins to fail, scientists engineer an artificial heart, and a giant female ape is captured to serve as a source for a blood transfusion. When Kong awakens following his heart transplant, he senses the nearby presence of the female ape and the two escape to wreak havoc together.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure(1989)

PG
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 592 votes)

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 941 votes)

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Mannequin(1987)

PG
| 1h 29min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 210 votes)

Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store's devious manager, Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.

Scanners(1981)

R
| 1h 43min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.4/5 (with 354 votes)

After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them.

Blue Velvet(1986)

3.9/5 (with 1,084 votes)

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Re-Animator(1985)

NR
| 1h 26min | Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 386 votes)

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Teen Wolf Too(1987)

PG
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Fantasy, Kids & Family
2.1/5 (with 68 votes)

Although awkward college student Todd Howard is particularly adept at science, he's paying for school with an athletic scholarship that he will lose should he not fare well in an upcoming boxing tournament. Luckily for Todd, he has inherited the same family curse that once turned his cousin into a werewolf. As he transforms into the hairy, fanged, howling monster, he finds both his physical agility and his popularity skyrocketing -- but at what cost?

Shocker(1989)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror
2.8/5 (with 119 votes)

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Fright Night(1985)

R
| 1h 47min | Horror
3.6/5 (with 402 votes)

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend.

The Dead Zone(1983)

3.5/5 (with 498 votes)

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Paris, Texas(1984)

R
| 2h 26min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 529 votes)

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

Ghoulies(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 21min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
2.3/5 (with 73 votes)

A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.

The Transformers: The Movie(1986)

3.5/5 (with 163 votes)

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Directed by Nelson Shin, Margaret Nichols

This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

R
| 1h 22min | Music, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 483 votes)

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

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