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1980s Science Fiction Movies

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Critters(1986)

3.2/5 (with 281 votes)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(1982)

3.8/5 (with 4,089 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.

Blade Runner(1982)

R
| 1h 57min | Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 4,850 votes)

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Supergirl(1984)

2.7/5 (with 165 votes)

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Critters 2(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 117 votes)

A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986)

PG
| 1h 59min | Science Fiction, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 468 votes)

Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien presence whose signals are slowly destroying the planet. In a desperate attempt to answer the call of the probe, Kirk and his crew race back to the late twentieth century. However they soon find the world they once knew to be more alien than anything they've encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy!

Superman II(1980)

3.4/5 (with 742 votes)

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Twilight Zone: The Movie(1983)

3.2/5 (with 207 votes)

This remake of four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone. Each is very true to its original, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. The film consists of four chapters: 'Time Out' (directed by John Landis), 'Kick the Can' (Steven Spielberg), 'It's a Good Life' (Joe Dante), and 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' (George Miller).

The Ewok Adventure(1984)

2.8/5 (with 71 votes)

The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing when they are captured. The next day, the Ewok Deej is looking for his two sons when they find Cindel all alone in the shuttle (Mace and Cindel were looking for the transmitter to send a distress call), when Mace appears with his emergency blaster. Eventually, the four-year old Cindel is able to convince the teenage Mace that the Ewoks are nice. Then, the Ewoks and the Towani's go on an adventure to find the elder Towanis.

Brain Damage(1988)

1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
3.4/5 (with 64 votes)

A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.

Macross: Do You Remember Love?(1984)

3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

It is A.D. 2009 and the human race is caught in a war between giant humanoids, male Zentrans and female Meltrans. Returning from the edge of our solar system after making a space fold, the SDF-1 Macross makes the long journey back to Earth with survivors of South Ataria Island. "Macross: Do You Remember Love?" is an alternate re-telling of the events that occurred in the original 1982 TV series.

The Final Countdown(1980)

PG
| 1h 43min | War, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 172 votes)

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Cocoon(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 399 votes)

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Project X(1987)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 76 votes)

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious 'Project X'. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.

The Transformers: The Movie(1986)

3.5/5 (with 148 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

Godzilla vs. Biollante(1989)

PG
| 1h 45min | Action, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 57 votes)

After the previous Godzilla attack, a miniature arms race ensues to collect his cells. Concerned over Godzilla's possible return, the Japanese government uses the cells to create a new bio-weapon, ANEB (Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria). They seeks the aid of geneticist Genshiro Shiragami, who's experiments result in a new mutation.

Cocoon: The Return(1988)

PG
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 141 votes)

The reinvigorated elderly group that left Earth comes back to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to remain on Earth?

Starman(1984)

3.4/5 (with 233 votes)

When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.

Masters of the Universe(1987)

2.7/5 (with 240 votes)

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.

Bad Taste(1987)

3.3/5 (with 224 votes)

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens’ headquarters.

The Quiet Earth(1985)

R
| 1h 31min | Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 156 votes)

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

Godzilla 1985(1985)

3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the 1956 "Godzilla King of the Monsters", which also featured scenes with Burr edited into 1954's "Godzilla". This film restores the darker tone of the original, as we witness the nuclear destruction of giant lizard terrorizing Japan.

Gor(1987)

1.8/5 (with 9 votes)

American professor Tarl Cabot is transported via a magical ring to planet Gor, where he must help an oppressed country overthrow its evil king and his barbarian henchmen.

Millennium(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Mystery, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 39 votes)

An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a novel by John Varley.

Hell Comes to Frogtown(1988)

3.0/5 (with 38 votes)

'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard.

Chopping Mall(1986)

R
| 1h 17min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 81 votes)

A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the “intruders.” The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores, or if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up.

Dead Heat(1988)

3.1/5 (with 49 votes)

LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.

Battle Beyond the Stars(1980)

PG
| 1h 44min | Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 52 votes)

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

Threads(1984)

1h 57min | War, Drama
4.0/5 (with 67 votes)

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Iceman(1984)

PG
| 1h 40min | Science Fiction, Drama
2.9/5 (with 30 votes)

A team of Arctic researchers find a 40,000 year-old man frozen in ice and bring him back to life. Anthropologist Dr. Stanley Shephard wants to befriend the Iceman and learn about the man's past while Dr. Diane Brady and her surgical team want to discover the secret that will allow man to live in a frozen state.

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