Highest-Rated Movies about '1980s', Sort by Popularity

Big (1988), A Short Film About Love (1988), The Evil Dead (1981), Teddy Bear (1981), Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), The Deep (2012), Red Riding: 1980 (2009) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best 1980s movies.

#4. Teddy Bear (1981)

Storyline: Sports club manager Ryszard Ochódzki (Stanislaw Tym) may live in Poland, but most of his money sits in an English bank account. This becomes a problem when, upon getting ready to travel to London, Rysiek finds several crucial pages removed from his passport. Now he can't leave Poland, and suspects that his ex-wife, Irena (Barbara Burska), may be plotting to make off with his savings. To foil her plans, Ryszard will have to find someone who looks exactly like him.

Plot Keywords: husband, ex-wife, doppelganger, man, manager, friend, quirky ...

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#5. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Storyline: Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" opened in November 1981 to scathing reviews and closed after just 16 performances. Despite its inauspicious beginnings, the musical's score has grown to become one of the composer's most beloved. Archival footage of the rehearsals along with interviews with the cast -- as well as Sondheim himself and director Harold Prince -- tell the tale of this infamous production.

Plot Keywords: actor, actress, musician, director, critic, casting director, brooding ...

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#8. Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Storyline: Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

Plot Keywords: police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping ...

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#12. The Weather Underground (2003)

Storyline: When the Beatles land in America in the early 1960s, young men wearing their hair long strike the nation as an abomination. But within a few years, youthful rebellion grows more severe: Witness the Weathermen, the radical antiwar activists who mobilize (unsuccessfully) to overthrow the U.S. government. With contemporary interviews and archival footage, this documentary elucidates the Weather Underground's controversial history and continuing significance.

Plot Keywords: radical, activist, lyndon baines johnson, richard nixon, martin luther king jr., intense, shocking ...

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