80's Musical Watchlist

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1. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

PG | 90 min | Musical, Fantasy, Comedy

In World War II, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter

Votes: 613

2. Shock Treatment (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

36 Metascore

Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 4,135

3. Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Musical

A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 1,029

4. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 58,772 | Gross: $38.75M

5. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Music, Musical, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

Votes: 1,696

6. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

52 Metascore

An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 30,510 | Gross: $15.17M

7. Forbidden Zone (1980)

R | 74 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley, Jan Stuart Schwartz

Votes: 4,205

8. Big Meat Eater (1982)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides... See full summary »

Director: Chris Windsor | Stars: Clarence 'Big' Miller, George Dawson, Andrew Gillies, Stephen Dimopoulos

Votes: 308

9. Back to the Beach (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.

Director: Lyndall Hobbs | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 2,535 | Gross: $13.11M

10. Body Rock (1984)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.

Director: Marcelo Epstein | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Vicki Frederick, Cameron Dye, Michelle Nicastro

Votes: 383 | Gross: $1.69M

11. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

53 Metascore

A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

Votes: 5,345 | Gross: $38.68M

12. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

55 Metascore

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,345 | Gross: $15.10M

13. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Music

A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

Votes: 1,893

14. Starstruck (1982)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Joey Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Votes: 821

15. Rockula (1990)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

A young vampire cannot lose his virginity because of a curse imposed upon him centuries ago.

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: Dean Cameron, Toni Basil, Thomas Dolby, Tawny Fere

Votes: 784

16. Return to Waterloo (1984)

PG-13 | 60 min | Musical, Drama

An unnamed Traveler boards the Guildford-Waterloo train and proceeds to daydream about his life and of having interactions with his fellow passengers.

Director: Ray Davies | Stars: Tim Roth, Kenneth Colley, Claire Parker, Ray Davies

Votes: 189

17. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 478

18. Population: 1 (1986)

72 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

After the nuclear annihilation of the planet, the last member of a small society of survivors finds himself trapped in an underground control room, where he recounts the history of his world through musical numbers.

Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Tomata Du Plenty, Dino Lee, Helen Heaven, Sheela Edwards

Votes: 68

19. True Stories (1986)

PG | 89 min | Musical, Comedy

67 Metascore

A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.

Director: David Byrne | Stars: David Byrne, John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Jo Harvey Allen

Votes: 4,784 | Gross: $2.55M

20. Golden Eighties (1986)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

Three young women at a hair salon all like the son of the clothing store proprietors across the mall. Although Robby is selfish and shallow, he's appealing to Lili, the salon's manager, ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Lio, Pascale Salkin, Delphine Seyrig, Myriam Boyer

Votes: 203

21. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans

Votes: 18,727 | Gross: $3.92M

22. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

35 Metascore

A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 10,892 | Gross: $22.76M

23. Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 17,811

24. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror, Music

At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz, David Lane

Votes: 1,315

25. Tapeheads (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Music

A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.

Director: Bill Fishman | Stars: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

Votes: 3,604 | Gross: $0.34M

26. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

56 Metascore

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 9,102 | Gross: $6.33M

27. Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (1982)

R | 87 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy, Music

Dr Daniel Jekyll researching into drugs that would help mankind avoid surgery discovers a white powder that unleashes the animal in every man, and in his case turning him from a shy and ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Belson | Stars: Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Krista Errickson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 1,030 | Gross: $3.79M

28. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

Votes: 2,177

29. 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: 2,813 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Get Crazy (1983)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern, Gail Edwards

Votes: 965 | Gross: $1.65M

31. Vicious Lips (1986)

R | 84 min | Horror, Music, Sci-Fi

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Dru-Anne Perry, Gina Calabrese, Linda Kerridge, Shayne Farris

Votes: 1,269

32. The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

19 Metascore

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Votes: 3,788

33. Blank Generation (1980)

Not Rated | 90 min | Music, Drama

Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Carole Bouquet, Richard Hell, Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love

Votes: 309

34. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

51 Metascore

A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 6,280 | Gross: $4.79M

35. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock | Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe

Votes: 3,518

36. Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

Director: Dorian Walker | Stars: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye

Votes: 7,571 | Gross: $0.03M



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