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1980s Romantic Fantasy Movies

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The Little Mermaid(1989)

3.7/5 (with 3,497 votes)

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

Teen Witch(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 79 votes)

Louise is not very popular at her highschool. Then she learns that she's descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls and teachers who teased her and to win the heart of the handsome footballer's captain. But soon she has doubts if it's right to 'cheat' her way to popularity.

Legend(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 510 votes)

Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.

Splash(1984)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 584 votes)

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

The Princess Bride(1987)

3.8/5 (with 1,995 votes)

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Wings of Desire(1987)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 582 votes)

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Somewhere in Time(1980)

PG
| 1h 43min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 232 votes)

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, by self-hypnosis he manages to travel back in time—where he meets her.

Mannequin(1987)

PG
| 1h 29min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 299 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.

The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)

PG
| 1h 22min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 434 votes)

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

Always(1989)

PG
| 2h 2min | Fantasy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 245 votes)

Aerial firefighter Pete risks himself and his vintage World War II airplane in a constant and death-defying quest to fight forest wildfires, much to the dismay of his girlfriend, Dorinda . His love for Dorinda and the advice of fellow pilot Al convince Pete to give up his perilous career, but he flies one last mission. Pete heroically saves Al's plane from certain destruction, but with supernatural consequences.

Two of a Kind(1983)

PG
| 1h 28min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 56 votes)

God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world.

The Philadelphia Experiment(1984)

3.1/5 (with 160 votes)

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

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A Chinese Ghost Story(1987)

1h 38min | Fantasy, Action
3.7/5 (with 108 votes)

Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love.

Directed by Ching Siu-tung - With Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Lau Siu-ming, Lam Wai, Xue Zhilun, ...

Xanadu(1980)

2.8/5 (with 113 votes)

A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.

Chances Are(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 116 votes)

Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.

Made in Heaven(1987)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 29 votes)

Deceased drifter Mike arrives in Heaven and quickly falls for newborn soul Annie, soon to start her assignment on Earth. When Annie leaves, Mike follows.

Peggy Sue Got Married(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 230 votes)

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Hello Again(1987)

3.0/5 (with 39 votes)

A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.

All of Me(1984)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 143 votes)

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb, to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing him to battle Edwina for control of his own being.

Date With an Angel(1987)

3.4/5 (with 43 votes)

Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must cope with a dangerously jealous fiancée, an exploitive future father-in-law and a group of buddies with an outrageous business plan!

Miss Lonely(1985)

3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

A lonely high schooler suddenly meets the love of his life out of thin air. Is she a real person or a figment of his imagination?

Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi - With Satomi Kobayashi, Yasuko Tomita, Toshinori Omi

Voyage of the Rock Aliens(1984)

PG
| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Aliens land in the mythical town of "Speelburgh, U.S.A" searching for the source of rock & roll. What they find is a gang of teenagers, led by Dee Dee and Frankie, along with Frankie's posse/rock band, the Pack. The leader of the aliens takes a shine to Dee Dee and all sorts of trouble breaks out.

Nagina(1986)

3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

A rich boy marries a girl who turns out to be a cursed serpent.

Dream Lovers(1986)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Chow Yun-Fat and Brigitte Lin have their incredible talents used to the hilt in this romantic mystery about a pair of tragic lovers from 2100 years before now reincarnated in modern Hong Kong.

Directed by Tony Au

The Pirate Movie(1982)

2.4/5 (with 16 votes)

A comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original (Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance), as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel ...

Splash, Too(1988)

2.3/5 (with 9 votes)

A sequel to the popular romantic mermaid drama, in which Allen and Madison return to New York - one to save his business, the other to save a Dolphin in captivity. You can guess which does which.

Directed by Greg Antonacci - With Amy Yasbeck

Sister Cupid(1987)

1h 35min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Kit (Jacky Cheung) accidentally stumbles upon a house after his motorbike went out of control, and a girl (Maggie Cheung) helps him on his feet, then disappears. But Kit soon finds himself juggling more women than he might want after his female friend who has now moved next door (Pat Ha) expresses her interest along with her sister (Dodo).

Maxie(1985)

1h 38min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20's: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big audition for a Hollywood studio. The trouble is, Maxie, or rather her ghost, hasn't left the house. Worse, she can take over Jan's body. And the only way she's going to leave is if she gets that audition.

Donkey's Hide(1982)

3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

At the festivities marking the christening of princess Theresa, daughter of king Gaston IX, a wicked fairy made a mysterious prophecy about the girl's life. Seventeen years later, Theresa falls in love with a poor prince named Jacques. Then the prophecy starts coming true...

The Witches Cave(1989)

2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

An interstellar expedition is sent to study a strange planet. Despite the fact that creatures from various Earth time periods inhabit the world, the natives possess metal swords, even though they should have no knowledge of such weaponry.

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