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Bohemian Rhapsody(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Drama, History, Music
4.0/5 (with 6,787 votes)

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,500 votes)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Pixels(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 3,048 votes)

Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.

The Thing(1982)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 2,349 votes)

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

The BFG(2016)

PG
| 1h 57min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 1,313 votes)

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(1982)

3.8/5 (with 4,413 votes)

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

American Made(2017)

R
| 1h 55min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,674 votes)

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Friday the 13th Part III(1982)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 441 votes)

An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.

Beirut(2018)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Thriller, Drama
3.2/5 (with 200 votes)

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family's death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working under cover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.

District 9(2009)

R
| 1h 52min | Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 3,633 votes)

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Rocky III(1982)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 1,445 votes)

Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed for a rematch with Lang.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch(1982)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
2.6/5 (with 412 votes)

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.

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The Thing(2011)

3.1/5 (with 1,039 votes)

When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.

Kangaroo Jack(2003)

PG
| 1h 29min | Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Kids & Family
2.6/5 (with 323 votes)

Two childhood friends — a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician — get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

Tron(1982)

PG
| 1h 36min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 790 votes)

As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is 'digitalized' by a laser and finds himself inside 'The Grid', where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program (MCP). With the help of a security program called 'TRON', Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.

Boogie Nights(1997)

R
| 2h 36min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,104 votes)

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

The Dirt(2019)

1h 48min | Drama, Music, History
3.8/5 (with 415 votes)

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

When Harry Met Sally...(1989)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,469 votes)

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.

Jobs(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 1,000 votes)

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Pieces(1982)

NR
| 1h 25min | Horror, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 75 votes)

A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.

Psycho II(1983)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 207 votes)

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Only Yesterday(1991)

3.7/5 (with 339 votes)

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, where she begins to reconnect to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Directed by Isao Takahata

Lord of Illusions(1995)

R
| 1h 59min | Horror, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 106 votes)

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.

Stand and Deliver(1988)

PG
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 102 votes)

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

Waltz with Bashir(2008)

R
| 1h 30min | Drama, Animation, War, Documentary
3.9/5 (with 354 votes)

Director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage of animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.

Directed by Ari Folman

Let the Right One In(2008)

R
| 1h 55min | Horror, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,078 votes)

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning(1985)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 90 votes)

Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Directed by Lance Hool - With Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, John Wesley

Firefox(1982)

3.0/5 (with 173 votes)

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox.

This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

R
| 1h 22min | Music, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 501 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.

Trail of the Pink Panther(1982)

PG
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Crime
2.7/5 (with 86 votes)

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau.

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