These 10 1980s Gems Beat Modern Movies Hands Down

These 10 1980s Gems Beat Modern Movies Hands Down
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The 80's was a strange decade to say the least. While it has become immensely popular today, thanks to projects like "Stranger Things" fueling the nostalgia, just a decade ago both fans and critics looked back on it with disdain, arguing that it was one of the worst periods in movie history.

Needless to say, this notion is completely false, and we will try to prove it by cherry-picking the best of what the 80's had to offer, from comedies to dramas, choosing only the most inventive and thought-provoking projects of this vastly underrated decade.

Here are the 10 best '80s movies of all time, ranked:

Yes, we decided to dig much deeper into the archives of the decade in search of movies worthy of being called the best of the best, rather than just picking every single Oscar-winning movie of the 80s and putting the question to rest.

Of course, there are some Oscar winners on the list, but we did not choose them for that reason. Every single entry above represents some part of the 80's, be it slapstick comedies, small indie dramas, or inventive action films, and we refused to even consider films without the vibes of the decade.

After all, we're compiling a list of the best movies of the 80s, and since the decade practically demanded a rethink for quite some time, we had no choice but to break some barriers in terms of such lists!