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1. Carny (1980)

R | 107 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Tired of her dull job as a waitress, Donna decides to join two carnival hustlers and see what life in their field is like.

Director: Robert Kaylor | Stars: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,777

2. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

67 Metascore

When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 8,210 | Gross: $22.48M

3. On the Right Track (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

Lester is a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station. He's got this funny knack for picking the winning horses' names out of the paper while shining shoes. When word gets around, ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Gary Coleman, Maureen Stapleton, Norman Fell, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 382

4. Caveman (1981)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman.

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Votes: 6,761 | Gross: $15.97M

5. Foolin' Around (1980)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin, Eddie Albert

Votes: 396

6. Blow Out (1981)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 40,179 | Gross: $13.75M

7. Only When I Laugh (1981)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, Ed Moore, Joan Hackett

Votes: 1,137 | Gross: $25.78M

8. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

Votes: 1,175 | Gross: $8.00M

9. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Votes: 17,785 | Gross: $14.10M

10. Silent Rage (1982)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Horror

31 Metascore

A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a silent maniacal murderer who, as the result of secret genetic experimentation by an unethical scientist, has the ability to self-heal.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Steven Keats, Toni Kalem

Votes: 4,676 | Gross: $10.49M

11. The Man with Two Brains (1983)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Votes: 23,087 | Gross: $10.10M

12. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 61,626 | Gross: $59.95M

13. The Star Chamber (1983)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless

Votes: 6,024 | Gross: $5.56M

14. Strange Brew (1983)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas | Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley

Votes: 15,041

15. Electric Dreams (1984)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort

Votes: 6,600 | Gross: $2.19M

16. Creator (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,835 | Gross: $5.35M

17. Tulips (1981)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Leland is suicidal, so he hires a hitman called Avocado to kill him. Code word for the hit will be "tulips". However, that's when Leland meets his suicidal soulmate Rutanya and changes his mind. Now they must try to stop Avocado.

Directors: Rex Bromfield, Mark Warren, Al Waxman | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Bernadette Peters, Henry Gibson, Al Waxman

Votes: 37

18. Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

64 Metascore

A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Votes: 6,481 | Gross: $9.72M

19. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama

45 Metascore

A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford

Votes: 8,361 | Gross: $3.10M

20. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 14,882 | Gross: $62.13M

21. Three for the Road (1987)

PG | 88 min | Drama, Comedy

35 Metascore

A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, Alan Ruck, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 934 | Gross: $1.54M

22. Date with an Angel (1987)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

An aspiring composer discovers a broken-winged, beautiful angel in his swimming pool. When everyone finds out, he must deal with his jealous fiancé, his future father-in-law, and his friends who have a business plan.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes

Votes: 2,383 | Gross: $1.99M

23. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 29,777 | Gross: $32.95M

24. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

62 Metascore

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Votes: 93,985 | Gross: $26.12M

25. Father of the Bride (1991)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

51 Metascore

With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 65,219 | Gross: $89.33M

26. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 35,610 | Gross: $86.30M

27. Cool as Ice (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A rap-oriented remake of The Wild One (1953), with heavy emphasis on the fact that Vanilla Ice has assumed the Marlon Brando role.

Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Vanilla Ice, Kristin Minter, Naomi Campbell, Deezer D

Votes: 8,634 | Gross: $1.19M

28. One Good Cop (1991)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An NYPD Detective (Michael Keaton) and his struggle for justice, while taking care of his late partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of duty.

Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin Conway

Votes: 3,662 | Gross: $11.28M

29. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II and contacts singer/dancer Dixie Leonard for help. They become the perfect team and tour from North... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,929 | Gross: $17.86M

30. Run (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 2,412 | Gross: $4.41M

31. The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

A group of embittered ex-cops use a chemical spill to raid the banks and homes of Beverly Hills.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Ken Wahl, Matt Frewer, Harley Jane Kozak, Robert Davi

Votes: 1,017 | Gross: $0.94M

32. Bugsy Malone (1976)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

71 Metascore

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florence Garland, John Cassisi

Votes: 15,160 | Gross: $2.78M

33. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 30,698 | Gross: $76.66M

34. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 62,291 | Gross: $30.18M

35. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Lorraine Gary, Ray Bolger

Votes: 779

36. Fast Break (1979)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

Votes: 662

37. C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Chuck McCann

Votes: 700

38. Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure

66 Metascore

An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More

Votes: 875

39. Take Down (1979)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An unqualified teacher finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Kathleen Lloyd, Lorenzo Lamas, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 186

40. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 36,007 | Gross: $88.04M

41. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack

Votes: 20,313 | Gross: $19.51M

42. Kuffs (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

George Kuffs, 21, leaves a pregnant girlfriend. He visits his brother Brad to bum money off him. Brad's shot and George IDs the killer at SFPD but to no avail. He inherits Brad's patrol district. He keeps it to get the killer.

Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Christian Slater, Milla Jovovich, Ric Roman Waugh, Steve Holladay

Votes: 9,457 | Gross: $21.14M

43. Wedding Bell Blues (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Dana Lustig | Stars: Illeana Douglas, Paulina Porizkova, Julie Warner, John Corbett

Votes: 397 | Gross: $0.03M

44. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 11,014 | Gross: $1.80M

45. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2