Skip to comments.75 Of The Most Popular Films Of 1980-1995
Posted on 12/02/2013 2:25:41 PM PST by EveningStar
Here is a list of 75 of the 200 most popular films of 1980-1995 according to IMDB - how many have you seen?
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You have to go to the site and click the movies you've seen. When you're finished, you'll get your total.
In a theater- 2 or 3. On TV- lots & lots.
how did they deduce popularity the number of tickets sold?
Only 47 for me
Rocky is from 1976, not sure how it ended up on this list.
37 - I’m really surprised how many movies on the list that I didn’t see LOL
All on TV of course.
half of them I wished I hadn’t. lol
Pretty much all of them.*
The number I would bother to watch again is much, much, smaller.
* In the interest of fairness I should mention that all of these were on cable or VHS/DVD. And ‘watched’ does not mean making it all the way through to the end. That would dramatically reduce the number.
Here is the list for those wo don’t want to click the link.
I seem to have seen 32.
My question is how is popular defined?
1 - Adventures in Babysitting
26 - Forrest Gump
51 - Pulp Fiction
2 - Back to the Future
27 - Ghostbusters
52 - Raiders Of The Lost Ark
3 - Back to the Future Part II
28 - Ghostbusters II
53 - Rain Man
4 - Back to the Future Part III
29 - Goodfellas
54 - Reservoir Dogs
5 - Batman
30 - The Goonies
55 - Robocop
6 - Beetle Juice
31 - Gremlins
56 - Rocky
7 - Beverly Hills Cop
32 - Gremlins 2: The New Batch
57 - Schindler’s List (1993)
8 - Beverly Hills Cop 2
33 - Highlander
58 - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9 - Beverly Hills Cop 3
34 - Home Alone
59 - Spaceballs
10 - Big
35 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
60 - Stand By Me
11 - Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
36 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
61 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 movie)
12 - Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
37 - Innerspace
62 - Terminator
13 - Braveheart
38 - JFK
63 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
14 - Casino
39 - Jurassic Park
64 - This Is Spinal Tap
15 - Commando
40 - The Karate Kid
65 - Total Recall
16 - Dead Poets Society
41 - Krull
66 - Toy Soldiers
17 - Die Hard
42 - Labyrinth
67 - Tron
18 - Die Hard 2: Die Harder
43 - Lethal Weapon
68 - Uncle Buck
19 - Die Hard with a Vengeance
44 - Lost Boys
69 - The Untouchables
20 - Edward Scissorhands
45 - Mannequin
70 - Usual Suspects
21 - The Elephant Man (1980)
46 - The Mask
71 - Wall Street
22 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
47 - The Neverending Story
72 - WarGames
23 - First Blood
48 - The Outsiders
73 - Weird Science
24 - Flash Gordon
49 - Platoon
74 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
25 - Flight of the Navigator
50 - The Princess Bride
75 - Willow
26...I don’t get to the movies a lot.
56 here. I’ve never seen any of the Lethal Weapon movies, or the Home Alone series. I regret to say I did sit through both Dead Poets Society and several other Robin Williams’ films of that era.
I’ve seen Highlander at least 50 times. Which is understandable, as it is the greatest film ever made.
I am really not sure how some of those were the “most popular”
48, me too.
I’ve seen some of them but none of them were at a theater.
26 for me.
62; I’ve seen half of them on TV, though. The other half I saw during their initial theatrical run.
How likely is that? :)
I’ve seen three of them...
“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Untouchables,” “Spaceballs.” And ‘parts’ of a few others.
Not that I haven’t seen a lot of movies. Indeed, I’ve kept a list of every feature film I’ve watched since I was in high school. A goofy habit I started and just never stopped. I’m now up to 4288 films. But extremely few from this 1980-95 time period.
They go back quite a ways, so I’ve seen more in a theatre than I might have predicted.
Around 80 - 90 percent of this list is childish, fantasy crap.
Exceptions: Shindler’s List, Usual Suspects, etc.
I have seen 74 of those. I don’t remember seeing Flight of the Navigator.
My only question is where is the Porky’s franchise?
Only 36 and some of those I wish I had not seen and the rest I do not want to see.
This is one test where you can be happy with a low score :)
They screwed up.
I grew up in the 80’s so I was tortured by this stuff
74...Never saw that version of The Elephant Man.
I think I’ve seen 17 of them. And wouldn’t rate many of those above OK. Guess I don’t get out a lot. LOL.
“Adventures in Babysitting” is on there but not ET?
71 out of 75, all except for “Teenage Mutant...” (no interest), “Labyrinth” (don’t recall having seen it), only saw part of “The Usual Suspects” (couldn’t get through it) and clips of “This Is Spinal Tap.” Curiously, I only watched 7 of them in the theater.
BTW, how could they have left out two of the Star Wars films from 1980 & ‘83 ?
Mostly DVD rentals.
big pecan-shaped silver spaceship flown by a kid.
But I think they meant another movie called "Explorers"
Eh, I thought there were only a few out-and-out duds on the list, and most of them were the sequels. Mannequin wasn’t very good, either.
A lot of these films are not on my top 75
58...oddly enough I enjoyed most of them too.
I don’t think I’ve been to the theatre that many times since then and it’s been mostly kid movies. It’s a combination of kids being born and being not all that interested in the movies.
31 and yes, most I saw on TV. And I may have over estimated a bit.
Multiple viewings include “Spaceballs” a great, under rated parody and “Princess Bride” a movie that really holds up.
“[Highlander] is the greatest film ever made.”
But your tagline is that great quote from “Repo Man”!
We love Repo Man, a great flick. Hubby always quotes the line when the one guy says his pregnant, in labor, wife will take the bus to the hospital “She’s a rock.”
Loved, loved, LOVED Adrian Paul in the Highlander TV series, what a heart throb!
1) Mia Sara in Ferris Bueller
2) Princess Aura(WOW) in Flash Gordon
3) Sophia Marceau in Braveheart
4) Valerie Gollina in Rain Man
5) Jamie Gertz in Lost Boys
6) Lisa Eilbacher in Beverly Hills Cop
7) Kelly Brock in Weird Science
8) Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction
9) Diane Lane in The Outsiders
10) Debi Mazr in Goodfellas
Honorable Mention: Daphne Zuniga....funny she doesn’t look Druwish
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