THE 80's

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1. Blackout (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck

Votes: 752

2. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,157 | Gross: $12.64M

3. 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, and a sexually repressed preacher.

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

Votes: 5,861 | Gross: $2.91M

4. 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: 510 | Gross: $2.13M

5. 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: 1,565

6. 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: 1,822

7. 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: 14,595 | Gross: $4.60M

8. 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

9. 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: 5,400 | Gross: $1.73M

10. 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: 268 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

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: 144,171 | Gross: $0.55M

12. 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: 1,278

13. Born in Flames (1983)

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

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 747

14. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 1,932 | Gross: $6.15M

15. 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: 382

16. 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: 2,853 | Gross: $0.03M

17. 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: 8,631 | Gross: $0.76M

18. 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: 10,219

19. 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: 2,668

20. 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: 407 | Gross: $1.39M

21. 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: 676 | Gross: $1.78M

22. The Ladies Club (1986)

R | 85 min | Drama

A raped policewoman forms a vigilante group of various rape victims. They abduct and castrate men whom have committed repeated violations of women, and got away with it through legal technicalities.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Karen Austin, Diana Scarwid, Christine Belford, Bruce Davison

Votes: 189 | Gross: $0.24M

23. 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: 193

24. 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: 2,307

25. 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: 13,156 | Gross: $17.04M

26. 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: 119,484 | Gross: $36.20M

27. 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: 371

28. The New Kids (1985)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

Votes: 2,199 | Gross: $0.20M

29. Terror on Tape (1985)

90 min | Documentary

A compilation of scenes from various horror/exploitation films.

Director: Robert Worms | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Michelle Bauer, Mark Fenske, Tim Noyes

Votes: 167

30. 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: 1,476 | Gross: $0.01M

31. 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: 48,099 | Gross: $34.70M

32. 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 female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,141

33. 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: 488 | Gross: $3.18M

34. 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: 1,675 | Gross: $13.25M

35. 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: 4,294 | Gross: $3.28M

36. 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: 249

37. 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: 97

38. 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: 7,546

39. Hussy (1980)

R | 95 min | Drama

Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: She has an ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 308

40. 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: 491 | Gross: $0.25M

41. 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: 433

42. Rampage (1987)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $0.80M

43. 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: 73

44. 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: 792

45. 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: 210

46. Night Visitor (1989)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A student known for telling stories witnesses a murder, the latest in a series of satanic killings of hookers.

Director: Rupert Hitzig | Stars: Derek Rydall, Allen Garfield, Kathleen Bailey, Jovanni Brascia

Votes: 444

47. Hell High (1989)

R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A teacher still haunted by the death of two teens that she accidentally caused as a young girl goes beserk when four teens start harassing her and then attack her in her home.

Director: Douglas Grossman | Stars: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

Votes: 609 | Gross: $0.19M

48. Clownhouse (1989)

R | 81 min | Horror

Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jerome West

Votes: 4,039