THE 80's

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1. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

Terry has an affair with his boss' wife. From his bedroom window, she sees a rape and murder attempt. Terry reports it to the police as if he saw it. Things get complicated.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 4,332 | Gross: $12.64M

2. Crimes of Passion (1984)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two children and a sexually repressed preacher.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt

Votes: 5,918 | Gross: $2.91M

3. Windows (1980)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Willis | Stars: Talia Shire, Joe Cortese, Elizabeth Ashley, Kay Medford

Votes: 517 | Gross: $2.13M

4. The First Deadly Sin (1980)

R | 112 min | Thriller

A police inspector, nearing retirement, tracks a serial killer who is terrorizing New York.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe

Votes: 1,619

5. Far from Home (1989)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A teenage girl and her father driving cross-country become stranded when their car runs out of gas in a remote Nevada desert town and they're forced to stay in a dilapidated trailer park where a serial killer lurks.

Director: Meiert Avis | Stars: Matt Frewer, Drew Barrymore, Richard Masur, Karen Austin

Votes: 1,870

6. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 14,758 | Gross: $4.60M

7. Playing with Fire (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV film starring a not-so-young Gary Coleman as a teenage arsonist. The authorities, friends, and neighbors warn his absentee parents until it is too late.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Gary Coleman, Cicely Tyson, Ron O'Neal, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 54

8. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

Votes: 5,456 | Gross: $1.73M

9. Sidewalk Stories (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy

Nearly silent comedy filmed in black and white follows a street artist (Charles Lane), who rescues a baby after her father was murdered. The artist then sets off to find the mother, but has... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lane | Stars: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern, Edwin Anthony

Votes: 279 | Gross: $0.13M

10. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 147,550 | Gross: $0.55M

11. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In another dimension, the villainous scientist Duke of Zill, with the help of his mechanical, geometric army, takes over the Land of Oriana, prompting Felix the Cat to save its princess and restore order once again.

Director: Tibor Hernádi | Stars: Chris Phillips, Marbry Steward, Peter Newman, Alice Playten

Votes: 1,291

12. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 763

13. Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1983)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wolman | Stars: Katya Berger, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yehuda Efroni, Mandy Rice-Davies

Votes: 385

14. Rock & Rule (1983)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Don Francks, Gregory Salata, Susan Roman, Samantha Langevin

Votes: 2,901 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Fire and Ice (1983)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

45 Metascore

At the end of the ice age, an evil queen and her son are set on conquering the world using magic and warriors. The lone survivor of a crushed village fights back as does the king of Fire Keep.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi, Tom Tataranowicz | Stars: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor, Sean Hannon

Votes: 8,768 | Gross: $0.76M

16. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,461

17. Fear City (1984)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and maimed by a psycho-killer. A conflicted ex-boxer-turned-talent-manager and his business partner and friend, who represent some of the girls, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 2,696

18. Penitentiary III (1987)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Anthony Geary, Steve Antin, Ric Mancini

Votes: 410 | Gross: $1.39M

19. Working Girls (1986)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch ... See full summary »

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Deborah Banks

Votes: 684 | Gross: $1.78M

20. Scream Greats, Volume I: Tom Savini (1986 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Horror

A documentary detailing the career of makeup artist Tom Savini, including clips from the various movies he's worked on.

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Doug Clayton, Taso N. Stavrakis

Votes: 195

21. The Boys Next Door (1985)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen, Patti D'Arbanville, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 2,338

22. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,296 | Gross: $17.04M

23. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 120,570 | Gross: $36.20M

24. The Rape of Richard Beck (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Seattle veteran cop Richard Beck becomes a sexual assault victim and must deal with the painful aftermath.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Richard Crenna, Meredith Baxter, Pat Hingle, Frances Lee McCain

Votes: 375

25. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

Gritty documentary that looks at the lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,493 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 48,433 | Gross: $34.70M

27. Liquid Sky (1982)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac ... See full summary »

Director: Slava Tsukerman | Stars: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr

Votes: 5,240

28. Penitentiary II (1982)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Glynn Turman, Ernie Hudson, Mr. T

Votes: 492 | Gross: $3.18M

29. Vice Squad (1982)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she's forced by Detective Tom Walsh and his vice... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna

Votes: 1,734 | Gross: $13.25M

30. Looker (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

20 Metascore

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young

Votes: 4,356 | Gross: $3.28M

31. Body and Soul (I) (1981)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Jayne Kennedy, Perry Lang, Nikki Swasey Seaton

Votes: 251

32. Centrespread (1981)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling.

Director: Tony Paterson | Stars: Kylie Foster, Paul Trahair, Mark Watson, Ivor Louis

Votes: 113

33. Gloria (1980)

PG | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, Tony Knesich

Votes: 7,664

34. Hussy (1980)

R | 95 min | Drama

Beaty (Dame Helen Mirren) is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory (John Shea) is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Chapman | Stars: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis, Murray Salem

Votes: 356

35. Call Me (1988)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

A journalist agrees to meet an obscene caller at a bar, and ends up witnessing a murder.

Director: Sollace Mitchell | Stars: Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines, Sam Freed

Votes: 500 | Gross: $0.25M

36. Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

The life and times of silverscreen goddess Rita Hayworth.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Lynda Carter, Michael Lerner, John Considine, Jane Hallaren

Votes: 74

37. Order of Death (1983)

R | 113 min | Crime, Thriller

A pair of corrupt cops spend their illegal cash on an uptown New York City apartment.

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Lydon, Nicole Garcia, Leonard Mann

Votes: 807

38. Bedroom Eyes II (1989)

R | 85 min | Thriller

Harry Ross (Wings Hauser), comes apart when he catches his wife sleeping with another man. To fix his marriage, he devises the insane plan of sleeping with another woman (Linda Blair). Then of course, all sorts of disaster breaks out.

Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Wings Hauser, Kathy Shower, Linda Blair, Veronica Hart

Votes: 212

39. Hey Good Lookin' (1982)

R | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An outrageous, affectionate look at coming of age in the Eisenhower era in Brooklyn.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jesse Welles, Tina Romanus

Votes: 740

40. Bedroom Eyes (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

A mans voyeurism lands him in the middle of a murder case.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Kip Gilman, Barbara Law, Jayne Catling, Christine Cattell

Votes: 273

41. Thief (1981)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Votes: 22,536 | Gross: $11.49M

42. Still of the Night (1982)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy, Joe Grifasi

Votes: 3,820 | Gross: $5.98M

43. Apprentice to Murder (1988)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara, Knut Husebø

Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.47M

44. Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

The life and death of the "Playboy" centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Weitz, Robert Reed, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 441



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