The 1980s were famous for movies with a lot of action. Movies like Rambo, The Terminator, and Robocop were loved by many people in the 80s. Of course, there were also many other movies that came out during this time as well.
The good news is, they’re not lost to time! You can find many copies of these hit movies on the shelves today. For those of you who prefer to use streaming sites, you can also find lots of movies from the 80s available on Netflix and the likes. You can easily revisit your childhood with these great movies. Here are some of the best 80s movies on Netflix and other streaming sites.
Some of the most popular movies that came out during the 80s include:
Blade Runner (1982)
When you ask your brain to conjure up a picture of cyberpunk, it will likely produce something that is at least close to what we can see in Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott. It is a cult classic that has steadily grown in stature and influence over the years.
Harrison Ford plays Rick Deckard, an exhausted cop who must help locate a group of rogue cyborgs. The film is very philosophical and explores the ambiguity of human identity in a world that is increasingly hostile. Underneath the impressive set design and inspired performances, there is a powerful representation of the loneliness that human beings feel.
Pet Sematary (1982)
The adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary did not always succeed in disturbing the audience more than its source material, but it is still a cult classic thanks to the sensitivity of the story and how it addresses the painful process of grieving. It is a film about a couple who are prepared to do anything they can in order to bring back their son, who passed in a horrifying road accident. They bury the body in a cemetery that is cursed and allow it to come back to the world. However, we find that their son is now possessed by an evil force.
Pet Sematary is frightening because it forces you to confront the fragility of human lives. The movie shows how easy it is to lose someone who loves us in a blink of an eye. It is for that very reason that Pet Sematary remains a painful experience that will affect you long after it ends.
Stand By Me (1986)
The movie Stand By Me is a classic when it comes to a drama and a coming-of-age movie. It is based on Stephen King’s novella, “The Body.” What makes this film unique and how instantly relatable it is, is that painfully thrilling time when children are taking their first steps into becoming adults. Our innocent nature is suddenly taken from us, and replaced by a lifetime of cynicism, fueled by the cruel realities of our new lives.
Four friends from a small town in Maine find a body. They wander around for many days and take on many dangerous adventures just to peek at it. They know that their friendship and their childhood will soon reach its end. So the journey that precedes this discovery is very special. Rob Reiner created a very clever movie about childhood nostalgia, and it is still one of the greatest movies of all time.