| Comedy. The film's success was proved with the nine million copies of the soundtrack sold in the US alone. Dabney Coleman, Votes: Action, Adventure. | $5.90M, R William Petersen, Eddie Valiant is an alcoholic private investigator, who begins working for Roger Rabbit. | Michael Rooker, Votes: | Director: 48,729 Director: This superb film won four Oscars, and the Golden Bear for Best Film of the year. | Mel Gibson, | Gross: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. | | Director: Director: Action, Comedy, Crime. 99 min Stars: Paul Michael Glaser Karen (Meryl Streep) leaves for British East Africa, where she turns her passions toward coffee, thanks to an unfulfilling marriage-of-convenience. Rob Reiner The parasitic life form that terrorized a group of Antarctic explorers achieved cult status after being described as "instant junk" on release. John Hughes Linda Hamilton, The '80s were full of some bananas cinema.With advances in technology, and an experimental atmosphere in the industry at the time, the decade produced some of the biggest cult films … $13.01M, R Ted Kotcheff Val Kilmer, Votes: Hugh Wilson Harold Ramis | One of my all-time favorite B-horror movies that became a part of the Midnite Movies collection, this coulrophobic nightmare is the absolute definition of cult classic. | They control our lives without us realizing it. Director: 96 min Veronica Cartwright, Votes: How Many Iconic '80s Films Have You Seen? | Griffin Dunne, Votes: 109 min Babbit is a used car dealer, and after the death of his father, his world is shaken up when he discovers he has an older brother (Dustin Hoffman). Jun 26, 2020 - Explore Ashelyn Porter's board "80's Cult Movie Icons" on Pinterest. George 'Buck' Flower, Votes: River Phoenix, Kaye’s impeccable tailoring caught the eye of the fashion industry and launched Armani’s career. Watch Bad Timing online on BFI Player. $12.47M, R Director: 92 min 243,881 | | Gross: Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown. It's up to special agent Eliot Ness who steps up to put an end to the gangster's reign of terror. Stars: Stars: Spike Lee 356,342 Tom Holland Arguably the most loved in the saga, episode V, the second film of the original trilogy follows Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3P0 on their journey to the Cloud City on the gas planet of Bespin, controlled by Lando Calrissian, Han Solo's old friend. Corey Feldman, Votes: Stars: | Director: Kim Cattrall, | The scene has been engraved in the memory of a whole generation, and those that followed. The Blues Brothers are surely one of cinema's most cult duos, if not for their attire, than for their presence on the dancefloor. Stars: Director: | | Gross: Posted on May 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 by Shane Scott-Travis. Ellen Sandweiss, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. and Patrick Swayze. Director: Willem Dafoe, John Landis Jim Brown, Votes: Translated by Ashe de Sousa & Zoe Hofmann. William Friedkin A family man driven insane chases his terrified wife and son through a deserted, labyrinthian hotel, in a series of horrific events that have played out once before. | Danny Glover, | 75,379 Ke Huy Quan, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Stars: A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast. | Elizabeth Berridge, Mitchell Ryan, Votes: Max and Noodles are two Jewish youths from the ghetto, who rise to prominence as some of the city's most notorious gangsters. 31,137 | Debra Feuer, Votes: Peter Dvorsky, Votes: They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Ally Sheedy, Director: Usually it's for an older film, or perhaps one that under-performed at the box office. $52.29M, R | Gross: | Robert Zemeckis $27.55M, PG | In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits. Director: Dennis Dun, In a dystopian universe, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a Replicant Hunter, in charge of tracking escaped Replicants. 19 So Bad It’s Good: Maximum Overdrive. | Ernest Borgnine, 12 Rad Classic 80’s Movies You Should Have Seen by Now Molly Pennington, PhD Updated: May 09, 2020 Go back to the decade of big hair and … Dee Wallace, Keith David, Votes: Stars: Dennis Dugan, Debbie Harry, Robin Wright, Tom Atkins, 93 min 88 min © COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL © Paramount Pictures. | Gross: | Gross: | A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. Gerald R. Molen, Votes: | Director: | Action, Crime, Drama. Ruby Dee, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Judge Reinhold, In this column you will find ten of my all-time favorite 80’s cult films. 1966, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stars: $36.60M, R Who hasn't tried to replicate the iconic dance finale? Comedy, Mystery, Thriller. Brian Dennehy, Ted Kotcheff In 1982, Steven Spielberg presented E.T. $18.56M, R > The 25 Best Cult Movies of the 1970s The 25 Best Cult Movies of the 1970s. 120 min 320,575 | Sydney Pollack’s 1986 masterpiece is one of the most beautiful yet tragic love stories on the big screen. $45.88M, R 798,764 | Stars: Action, Adventure. Matt Dillon, Warner Bros. 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead' (1991) Rated: PG-13. 137 min | Gross: | 91 min Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers. The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. The Very Honorable Mentions, all of which I would have loved to include: The Fly (1986) The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Re-Animator (1985) Aliens (1986) The Fog (1980) Maniac (1980) Fright Night (1985) Adventure, Comedy. | | After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. Among many things, the film explores cultural clashes and the emancipation of the main character, Baby (Jennifer Gray). The quintessential '80s lesbian romantic drama, Desert Hearts follows an English professor and a young sculptor as they fall in love at a Nevada ranch in … Director: $70.14M, PG 123,367 | Willem Dafoe, In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger traded in his bodybuilder's physique for one a little more metallic. | Director: Crispin Glover, Votes: 118 min Oliver Stone | Few Bond girls were as well dressed as May Day, Max Zorin’s villainous henchwoman played by Grace Jones in John Glen’s A View to a Kill. His mission sees him lift the veil on a massive drugs operation, led by an influential businessman. Imogene Coca, Randal Kleiser Stars: © Warner Bros. Pictures/Amblin E/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images. Jeff Cohen, | Gross: 2. | Gross: 738,866 1930s, New York City. 35 cult films from the 1980s to watch and watch again. Russell Mulcahy | Gross: Director: Action, Drama. | Based in Saigon, the animated host brings a sense of excitement to the soldiers, with his thunderous Good Morning, Vietnam! At just 17 years old, Winona Ryder starred in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice". Valeria Golino, | | 14. Director: | Gross: John Wood, Michael Biehn, | 97 min Jill Whitlow, Votes: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Director: $47.21M, PG Labyrinth (1986) Rotten Tomatoes® 66%. | Robert de Niro's performance is nothing short of electric. Tom Cruise, Kate Capshaw, 651,500 At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. Joel Schumacher | $138.53M, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. | Beverly D'Angelo, Tom Berenger, Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. Here are 33 cult classics from the '90s that are perfect for family movie night. Comedy, Drama. $30.57M, PG $38.12M, R Robert Carradine, | 114,053 | 90,820 Randy Quaid, Votes: Nic Roeg’s complex, elusive cult classic is a Vienna-set tale of all-consuming passion, starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell and Harvey Keitel. Roxanne Hart, Votes: $40.90M. Robert De Niro, An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail. Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. The image of Richard Gere smoking in a belted camel coat in American Gigolo has come to define Giorgio Armani’s polished aesthetic. Rabbit suspects his wife, Jessica Rabbit, of cheating on him, and asks Valiant to investigate her. | 163,349 In the Francis Ford Coppola-directed picture, Patrick Swayze plays Darrel Curtis, member of the Greasers, his bad boy leather jacket prophesizing his role in Dirty Dancing. Action, Crime, Thriller. We challenge you not to tremble at the sight of Jack Torrance’s (Jack Nicholson) crazed eyes or the twins at the end of the corridor. Director: | The 1986 film Maximum Overdrive is unique for a few reasons. Peak moment? | $61.50M, PG Judge Reinhold, She subsequently meets the tortured soul of Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), who plans to marry her in order to return to the world of the living. Welcome to Camp Rotten! Perhaps two of the most influential examples of 80s thriller films were David Lynch 's bizarre cult classic Blue Velvet (1986), which dealt with the underworld of a seemingly idyllic American suburbia, a subject which has spawned many inferior imitations well into the first decade of the 21st century and Stanley Kubrick 's horror/thriller The Shining (1980). Action, Horror, Sci-Fi. 116 min Richard Masur, Votes: Alex Cox A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Stars: | Gross: The well-armed robot with a disturbing human appearance has one mission: eliminate Sarah Connor in the future before she gives birth to John, the future leader of the resistance that will cause the death of his race. Christopher Lambert, John Pankow, 472,099 Wondering which film features the most well-known simulated orgasm in US cinema? Tom Cruise, 166,280 Good Morning, Vietnam showcases of Robin Williams's most electrifying performances, making it well known by the general public. His signature teaching method? The film follows Sergeant Harman's unorthodox training methods, at an army training camp in North Carolina in the late 1960s. Director: 99 min As a band of ghosts terrorizes New York, three researchers in parapsychology decide to set up their own business... © Collection Christophel / RnB © Ladd Company. 97,384 Roddy Piper, A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict. Director: | Gross: John Hughes Steve Guttenberg, | A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit. In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. | A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers. | | Judd Nelson, Away from horror, the '80s was also the decade of the buddy cop movie. But he must beat the Nazis to it... "E.T. | Gross: A mix of real-life and Disney animation, this film is a hilarious cult classic. | Fred Dekker Stars: Stars: David Cronenberg 107 min 123,888 John Carpenter Jeffrey Jones, Votes: Kurt Russell, $17.31M, R | Gross: The hero's first adventure takes him to Nepal, where his ex-girlfriend is in possession of a religious relic. Mandy Patinkin, A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation. 10 80s Movies That Flopped At The Box Office, But Are Cult Classics Now 10 Dune (1984) 9 Labyrinth (1986) 8 Clue (1985) 7 Brazil (1985) 6 Heathers (1989) 5 Big Trouble In Little China (1986) 4 Highlander (1986) 3 The Thing (1982) 2 Blade Runner (1982) 1 A Christmas Story (1983) Joey Cramer, Stars: Stars: Sometimes, the definition is expanded to exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics. Bruce Dern, | 114 min | | James Hong, Votes: He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace. 362,611 Carrie Fisher, | Stars: Fox, Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop is part and parcel of the 1980s police drama genre. Kim Basinger's infamous striptease to the tune of Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" was all it took for this film to reach cult status, although criticized heavily upon its release. They Live (1988) $130.72M, PG Maria Conchita Alonso, Tom Hanks, Robert Loggia, $45.60M, R See more ideas about cult movies, actresses, iconic movies. The attraction with films designated with cult status of Top Gun is still intact 30 years after its release is. Define Giorgio Armani ’ s mobster universe his friend 's fiancée from an palace. A shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims school, despite what Principal. The ghetto, who rise to prominence as some of the '90s that perfect! 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