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1980s Adventure Movies

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Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)

PG
| 1h 55min | Adventure, Action
4.0/5 (with 4,249 votes)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Rambo: First Blood Part II(1985)

R
| 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.3/5 (with 1,183 votes)

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Rambo III(1988)

R
| 1h 42min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.1/5 (with 966 votes)

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Kiki's Delivery Service(1989)

3.9/5 (with 1,168 votes)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Licence to Kill(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 595 votes)

When drug lord Franz Sanchez exacts his brutal vengeance on Bond's friend Felix Leiter, 007 resigns from the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta against the master criminal. Bond won't be satisfied until Sanchez is defeated, and to accomplish this aim he allies himself with a beautiful pilot and Sanchez's sexy girlfriend.

The Living Daylights(1987)

PG
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 525 votes)

James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.

A View to a Kill(1985)

PG
| 2h 11min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 597 votes)

A newly developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin.

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.

Jaws: The Revenge(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Adventure, Thriller
2.0/5 (with 305 votes)

After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.

Cannibal Holocaust(1980)

1h 35min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 462 votes)

A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

Santa Claus: The Movie(1985)

PG
| 1h 48min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 64 votes)

The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.

Jaws 3-D(1983)

PG
| 1h 39min | Thriller, Horror
2.2/5 (with 391 votes)

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark wreaking havoc on the visitors in the park.

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Crocodile Dundee II(1988)

PG
| 1h 50min | Adventure, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 354 votes)

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

The Jewel of the Nile(1985)

3.1/5 (with 350 votes)

Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.

Romancing the Stone(1984)

3.4/5 (with 567 votes)

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(1989)

3.1/5 (with 1,009 votes)

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

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

Crocodile Dundee(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Adventure, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 598 votes)

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat.

The Big Blue(1988)

PG-13
| 2h 48min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 468 votes)

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

Red Dawn(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Action, Thriller, War
3.2/5 (with 227 votes)

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.

Moonwalker(1988)

PG
| 1h 33min | Fantasy, Music
3.2/5 (with 139 votes)

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".

Spaceballs(1987)

PG
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 973 votes)

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?

An American Tail(1986)

3.4/5 (with 444 votes)

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Directed by Don Bluth

Flesh + Blood(1985)

2h 6min | Adventure, Drama
3.3/5 (with 101 votes)

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.

The Care Bears Movie(1985)

2.8/5 (with 40 votes)

The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for friends. Aside from Nicolas, Kim and Jason are in trouble because they are starting not to trust people after suffering many disappointments.

Directed by Arna Selznick

The Wizard(1989)

PG
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 100 votes)

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

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!

Ishtar(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
2.2/5 (with 37 votes)

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

Cannibal Ferox(1981)

NR
| 1h 33min | Adventure, Horror
2.8/5 (with 66 votes)

Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

The Chipmunk Adventure(1987)

3.3/5 (with 36 votes)

Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this film made with musical numbers by the Chipmunks and the Chipettes.

Directed by Janice Karman
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