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Back to the Future(1985)

4.2/5 (with 7,677 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

The Goonies(1985)

PG
| 1h 54min | Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 2,134 votes)

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Beetlejuice(1988)

PG
| 1h 32min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2,421 votes)

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Private Lessons(1981)

R
| 1h 27min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 29 votes)

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip. But Mr. Filmore's unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip's crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip's trust fund.

The Return of the Living Dead(1985)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 523 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.

Back to the Future Part II(1989)

3.9/5 (with 4,901 votes)

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Urusei Yatsura: Only You(1983)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Six-year-old Ataru steps on Elle's shadow during an impromptu game of shadow-tag; in Elle's culture, this is viewed as a marriage proposal. Eleven years later, Elle returns to Earth in order to marry Ataru — by which time not only had he forgotten the events of his childhood, but he was also going out with Lum. The rest of the plot focuses on Lum's attempts to prevent the marriage. The film was directed by Mamoru Oshii who was mad at the many requests that the producer made of him to alter the movie. Rumiko Takahashi considers this film her favorite and it is the most true to the original series.

Directed by Mamoru Oshii

Lethal Weapon(1987)

R
| 1h 50min | Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 1,655 votes)

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Critters(1986)

3.2/5 (with 323 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.

Ghostbusters(1984)

PG
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 3,304 votes)

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Ghostbusters II(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 1,526 votes)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

An American Werewolf in London(1981)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 792 votes)

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988)

3.8/5 (with 2,124 votes)

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Lethal Weapon 2(1989)

R
| 1h 54min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,241 votes)

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

Little Monsters(1989)

2.9/5 (with 75 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.

Gremlins(1984)

PG
| 1h 46min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2,411 votes)

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,295 votes)

When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2(1986)

R
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 254 votes)

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock, who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(1989)

3.2/5 (with 1,116 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.

Critters 2(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 133 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.

Big Trouble in Little China(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 1,014 votes)

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

Teen Wolf(1985)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 388 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.

Spies Like Us(1985)

PG
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 204 votes)

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for nuclear war.

The Blues Brothers(1980)

R
| 2h 13min | Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 1,534 votes)

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Turner & Hooch(1989)

3.2/5 (with 458 votes)

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some 'real' cases—not just misdemeanors. When Amos Reed is murdered, Scott sets himself on the case, but the closest thing to a witness to the murder is Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott has to take care of—to avoid Hooch being 'put to sleep'.

The Gods Must Be Crazy(1980)

PG
| 1h 49min | Action, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 380 votes)

A Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane raises havoc among a normally peaceful tribe of African bushmen who believe it to be a utensil of the gods.

Airplane!(1980)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 1,596 votes)

The persons and events in this film are fictitious - fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... and more. Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love... the list whirls by in rapid succession. And the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next.

Beverly Hills Cop(1984)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,444 votes)

The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold & John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating, sidesplitting adventure.

Police Academy(1984)

R
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 915 votes)

New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

Killer Klowns from Outer Space(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 302 votes)

Aliens disguised as clowns crash land on Earth in a rural town to capture unsuspecting victims in cotton candy cocoons for later consumption.

Directed by The Chiodo Brothers - With Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Royal Dano, John Vernon, Christopher Titus, ...
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