Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: Movies :: Year :: 1980s


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1989
The Abyss (1989)

A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

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Back to the Future Part II (1989)

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

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Batman (1989)

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

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The Big Picture (1989)

Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

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Black Rain (1989)

The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

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Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

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Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

An opthamologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

English professor John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

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The Decalogue (1989)

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

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Erik The Viking (1989)

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to...

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Field of Dreams (1989)

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

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Fletch Lives (1989)

Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure...

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The Fly 2 (1989)

After Seth Brundle was ''debugged'', his son, Martin Brundle, born of the human fly, is adopted by his...

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For All Mankind (1989)

This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours...

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Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

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Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

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Heathers (1989)

A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the ''in crowd'' of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics.

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Henry V (1989)

The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Wayne Szalinski is your average ''nutty scientist'', working on a top secret machine which miniaturizes objects...

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How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream...

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

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The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

A bad guy from KK1 attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the aid of an old army buddy.

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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

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Let it Ride (1989)

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose...

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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

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License To Kill (1989)

James Bond leaves Her Majesty's Secret Service to stop an evil drug lord and avenge his best friend, Felix Leiter.

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The Little Mermaid (1989)

A mermaid princess makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land.

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Look Who's Talking (1989)

Mollie is a single mum who's on the lookout for a reliable and normal boyfriend. Her son Mikey, (unbeknownst...

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Major League (1989)

The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.

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My Left Foot (1989)

The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

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Mystery Train (1989)

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

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Parenthood (1989)

The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

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Roger & Me (1989)

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

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Say Anything... (1989)

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

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Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1989)
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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God.

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Sweetie (1989)

Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew...

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UHF (1989)

A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

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Uncle Buck (1989)

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

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Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to ''finish him off.''

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

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1988
The Accidental Tourist (1988)

An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

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Akira (1988)

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

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Alien Nation (1988)

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers...

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Beetlejuice (1988)

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a ''bio-exorcist'' in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

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Big (1988)

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.

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Big Business (1988)

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night...

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Bull Durham (1988)

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

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Child's Play (1988)

Young Andy Barclay gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

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Coming To America (1988)

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

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Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

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A Cry in the Dark (1988)

A mother, whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in outback Northern Territory, Australia, fights to prove her innocence.

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.

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Dead Ringers (1988)

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

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Die Hard (1988)

New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt...

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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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The Great Outdoors (1988)

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

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Hotel Terminus (1988)

A documentary of the prozess against Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and about his life after the war.

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The Land Before Time (1988)

Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival.

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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the temptations that all humans face during their lives, and his final temptation upon the cross.

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Midnight Run (1988)

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

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Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Incompetent cop Frank Drebbin has to foil an attempt to assasinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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Oliver and Company (1988)

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York.

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Pi (1988)

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

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Powaqqatsi (1988)

An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

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Punchline (1988)

Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school...

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Rain Man (1988)

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

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Rambo III (1988)

Rambo's Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan, and its up to Rambo to rescue him.

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Scrooged (1988)

A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

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Stand and Deliver (1988)

A dedicated teacher inspires his dropout prone students to learn calculus to build up their self-esteem and do so well that they are accused of cheating.

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Tanner '88 (1988)
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They Live (1988)

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

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Twins (1988)

A physically perfect, but innocent, man goes in search of his twin brother, who is a short small-time crook.

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Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

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The Vanishing (1988)

Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police...

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Working Girl (1988)

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job.

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1987
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her ''dread'' date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV...

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Angel Heart (1987)

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple, and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that, amongst the period ...

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Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987)

Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

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Au Revior Les Enfants (1987)

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives...

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Babette's Feast (1987)

In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself...

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*batteries not included (1987)

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

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Best Seller (1987)

Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living...

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Beverly HIlls Cop II (1987)

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of ''alphabet crimes'' associated with it.

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Border Radio (1987)

Three musicians take money that is owed to them from a job and flee to Mexico.

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Broadcast News (1987)

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the ''cool'' clic...

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.

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Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

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Empire of the Sun (1987)

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

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Evil Dead II (1987)

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.

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Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.

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Hope and Glory (1987)

A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2...

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House of Games (1987)

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led my a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

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Innerspace (1987)

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

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The Last Emperor (1987)

The story of the final Emperor of China.

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

A veteran cop, Murtough, is partnered with a young homicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common, hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one and other to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

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The Living Daylights (1987)

James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

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Mannequin (1987)

Jonathan Switcher is a young artist. He just doesn't seem to last in any job he does. But when he builds a mannequin...

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Moonstruck (1987)

A widowed Brooklyn book-keeper is torn between her fiancé and his brother.

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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm...

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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Predator (1987)

A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.

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The Princess Bride (1987)

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

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Raising Arizona (1987)

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paridise (1987)

The rising college nerds set out to a convention is Florida, but are unwelcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives.

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Robocop (1987)

In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.

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Roxanne (1987)

Based on the play ''Cyrano de Bergerac'', large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

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The Secret of My Success (1987)

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship...

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Spaceballs (1987)

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

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Stakeout (1987)

Two Cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.

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Superman IV (1987)

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

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Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

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Three Men and a Baby (1987)

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.

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Tin Men (1987)

A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.

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The Untouchables (1987)

Federal Agent Elliot Ness sets out to take out Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

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Walker (1987)

An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

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Wall Street (1987)

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.

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Wings of Desire (1987)

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

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Withnail & I (1987)

London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp...

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1986
Aliens (1986)

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, enough?

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Back To School (1986)

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

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Blue Velvet (1986)

After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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Children of a Lesser God (1986)

James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world...

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The Color of Money (1986)

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

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Crocodile Dundee (1986)

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

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Down by Law (1986)

The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

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F/X (1986)

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.

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The Fly (1986)

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

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The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his archenemy, Professor Ratigan.

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Gung Ho (1986)

When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.

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Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

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Highlander (1986)

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled ''Prize''.

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The Hitcher (1986)

A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.

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Hoosiers (1986)

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

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Howard The Duck (1986)

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

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Jean de Florette (1986)

A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

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Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)
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The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own.

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Labyrinth (1986)

15-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.

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Mala Noche (1986)

A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. ''I wanna show this Mexican kid that I'm gay for him''...

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Manhunter (1986)

An FBI specialist tracks a serial killer who appears to select his victims at random.

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Manon of the Spring (1986)

A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her her father's land caused his death years earlier.

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The Mission (1986)

18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

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Mona Lisa (1986)

George, after getting out of prison, begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld...

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The Name of the Rose (1986)

An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

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Platoon (1986)

A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

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Pretty in Pink (1986)

A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, a geeky new-waver who worships her, a rich High School Hunk who has her eye, and John Hughes.

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Ruthless People (1986)

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retalitation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

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The Singing Detective (1986)

Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

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Something Wild (1986)

A free-spirited woman ''kidnaps'' a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

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Stand by Me (1986)

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find a body of a missing boy

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

To save Earth from an alien probe, Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

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Top Gun (1986)

The macho students of an elite US Flying school for advanced fighter pilots compete to be best in the class, and one romances the teacher.

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1985
After Hours (1985)

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

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Anne of Green Gables (1985)

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

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Antonio Gaudi (1985)

Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926)...

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Back to the Future (1985)

In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

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Brazil (1985)

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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Brewster's Millions (1985)

A minor league baseball player has to waste $30m in 30 days in order to inherit $300m; however he's not allowed to tell anyone about the $300m deal.

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Broken Rainbow (1985)

Documentary chronicling the government relocation of 10,000 Navajo Indians in Arizona.

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Clue (1985)

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

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The Color Purple (1985)

The life and trials of a young African American Woman.

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Come and See (1985)

During WWII, a Belorussian boy is thrust into the atrocities of war, fighting with a hopelessly unequipped Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces...

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

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The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)

Major Reisman is ''Volunteered'' to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms...

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Edge of Darkness: The Complete BBC Series (1985)

The mysterious death of his activist daughter, leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force...

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Fletch (1985)

Irwin ''Fletch'' Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes...

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The Goonies (1985)

A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.

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Insignificance (1985)

Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

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Jewel of the Nile (1985)

This is the sequel to ''Romancing the Stone'' where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life...

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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner...

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Legend (1985)

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

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Lost in America (1985)

A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

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Louie Bluie (1985)

About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard ''Louie Bluie'' Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima...

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My Life as a Dog (1985)

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let her ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

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The Official Story (1985)

Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires...

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Out of Africa (1985)

In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter.

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Prizzi's Honor (1985)

A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.

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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam...

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Ran (1985)

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

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Real Genius (1985)

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a laser.

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Rocky IV (1985)

When Apollo Creed is killed in a match against a powerful Soviet boxer, Rocky decides to challenge him himself.

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A Room with a View (1985)

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views...

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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.

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Summer Rental (1985)

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters...

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Teen Wolf (1985)

A highschooler discovers that he is a werewolf.

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Trancers (1985)

Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ...

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Vagabond (1985)

In winter in the south of France, a young woman is found frozen in a ditch. She's unkempt, a vagabond...

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A View to a Kill (1985)

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

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Weird Science (1985)

Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

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Witness (1985)

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

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1984
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

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Amadeus (1984)

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

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Bachelor Party (1984)

A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

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Blood Simple (1984)

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

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Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

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The Children of the Corn (1984)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town...

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Dangerous Moves (1984)
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Dune (1984)

In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for.

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The Element of Crime (1984)

A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

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Footloose (1984)

A city boy comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned.

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Freud (1984)

The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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Gremlins (1984)

A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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The Hit (1984)

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former ''colleagues'' and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...

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The Ice Pirates (1984)

In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess...

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

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The Karate Kid (1984)

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

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The Killing Fields (1984)

A photographer is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody ''Year Zero'' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million ''undesirable'' civilians.

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The Last Starfighter (1984)

A videogaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

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The Natural (1984)

An average baseball player comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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The NeverEnding Story (1984)

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.

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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

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Paris, Texas (1984)

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his...

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Passage To India (1984)

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

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Places in the Heart (1984)

In 1930's Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

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Repo Man (1984)

Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect.

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Romancing the Stone (1984)

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

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Secret Honor (1984)

A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the ''true'' reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.

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Sixteen Candles (1984)

A young girl's ''sweet sixteenth'' birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

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A Soldier's Story (1984)

An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

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Splash (1984)

A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

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Star Wars: The Ewok Adventure (1984)

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents.

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Stranger than Paradise (1984)

This is about a self-styled New York hipster who is paid a surprise and quite unwelcome visit by his pretty sixteen-year-old Hungarian cousin...

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Supergirl (1984)

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

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The Terminator (1984)

A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor; Kyle Reese is sent to stop it.

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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

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The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

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Top Secret! (1984)

Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

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Under the Volcano (1984)

Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin...

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V - The Final Battle (1984)

A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.

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The Woman In Red (1984)

On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say ?

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1983
All The Right Moves (1983)

A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

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And the Ship Sails On (1983)

In July 1914 a luxury liner leaves Italy with the ashes of the famous opera singer Tetua. The boat is filled with her friends...

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The Big Chill (1983)

A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

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The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

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A Christmas Story (1983)

Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940's.

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Danton (1983)

Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ...

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The Dead Zone (1983)

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

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The Dresser (1983)

An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

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Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983)

Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language.

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El Norte (1983)

Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than ''brazos fuertes'' (''strong arms''...

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Flashdance (1983)

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

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Going Berserk (1983)

A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

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The King of Comedy (1983)

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in showbiz, by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy.

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The Makioka Sisters (1983)

This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms...

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline...

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Monty Python: The Meaning of Life (1983)

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

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Mr. Mom (1983)

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that ...

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My Brother's Wedding (1983)

A man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding.

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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

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A nos amours (1983)

Suzanne is 15 and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them...

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Octopussy (1983)

A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death leads James Bond to uncovering an international jewel smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on NATO forces.

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The Outsiders (1983)

When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

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Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)

The naughty high schoolers of Angel Beach High now seek revenge on a group of KKK religious fanatics and corrupt politicians who want to shut down their Shakespeare production after they cast a Seminole transfer student in the lead.

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The Right Stuff (1983)

The original US Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

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Risky Business (1983)

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

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Sans Soleil (1983)

''He wrote me....'' A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan...

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Scarface (1983)

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (Cartel not Mafia)

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Silkwood (1983)

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

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Strange Brew (1983)

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

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Superman III (1983)

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

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Tender Mercies (1983)

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

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Terms of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage...

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Trading Places (1983)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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V - The Original Miniseries (1983)

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

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Videodrome (1983)

A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

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WarGames (1983)

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.

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Yentil (1983)

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

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Zelig (1983)

''Documentary'' about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

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1982
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track--again???

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Annie (1982)

Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her.

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Blade Runner (1982)

Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.

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Burden of Dreams (1982)

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog.

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The Dark Crystal (1982)

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

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Diner (1982)

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.

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Evil Dead (1982)

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

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Fanny and Alexander (1982)

The title characters are children in the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century...

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.

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First Blood (1982)

A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town's police force, begins a one man war with it.

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

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Gandhi (1982)

Biography of Mahatma Gandhi , the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.

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Genocide (1982)

A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid...

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Identification of a Woman (1982)

The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about womens relationships...

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Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes. Subject matter has a highly environmental theme.

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Missing (1982)

When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

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Monty Python: Live! (1982)

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

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An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend.

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Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982)

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

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Poltergeist (1982)

A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

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Porky's (1982)

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

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Rocky III (1982)

When Rocky is defeated by a brutal challenger, Apollo Creed offers to retrain him in order to regain his fighting spirit.

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The Secret of Nimh (1982)

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats, in whom she has a deeper link to than she ever suspected.

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Sophie's Choice (1982)

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling...

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Admiral Kirk's midlife crisis is interrupted by the return of an old enemy looking for revenge and a potentially destructive device.

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The Thing (1982)

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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Tootsie (1982)

An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.

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Tron (1982)

A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

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The Verdict (1982)

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

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Veronika Voss (1982)

Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels...

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Victor, Victoria (1982)

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

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White Dog (1982)

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

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1981
An American Warewolf in London (1981)

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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Arthur (1981)

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan...

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Body Heat (1981)

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

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The Cannonball Run (1981)

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics.

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Clash of the Titans (1981)

A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.

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Condorman (1981)

Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

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Continental Divide (1981)

A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

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Coup De Torchon (1981)

1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful)...

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Das Boot (1981)

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

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Diva (1981)

Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.

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Escape from New York (1981)

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

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Excalibur (1981)

A spirited accounting of one of the most obscure periods of the world's history.

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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

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The Fox & The Hound (1981)

Two childhood animal friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

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From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1981)

Isaac Stern's cultural tour of China is seen, with the master violinist performing and mentoring young Chinese musicians...

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Gallipoli (1981)

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

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Heavy Metal (1981)

A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

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High Risk (1981)

Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American...

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History Of The World: Part 1 (1981)

From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious...

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

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Lion of the Desert (1981)

In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Dulce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ...

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Lola (1981)

Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner...

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

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My Dinner with Andre (1981)

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant...

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On Golden Pond (1981)

The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage...

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Reds (1981)

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

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Stripes (1981)

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

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Time Bandits (1981)

A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.

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Airplane! (1980)

An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.

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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business...

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Atlantic City (1980)

Lou is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl...

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Bad Timing (1980)

The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt...

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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

This film, which is basically the longest narrative film ever made, is a 15-1/2 hour episodic exploration of the character of Franz Biberkopf...

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The Big Red One (1980)

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.

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Blues Brothers (1980)

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

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Breaker Morant (1980)

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

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Brubaker (1980)

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

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Caddyshack (1980)

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

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The Elephant Man (1980)

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

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Fame (1980)

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

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Flash Gordon (1980)

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

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The Fog (1980)

A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.

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Get Smart: The Nude Bomb (1980)

Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Hopscotch (1980)

A CIA agent tired of his incompetent colleagues retires and dares them to stop him from publishing an embarrassing book of memoirs.

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Kagemusha (1980)

When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty...

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Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980)

Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue...

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La Cage aux Folles II (1980)

Sequel to La Cage aux folles has homosexual nightclub owner Renato and his transvesitite companion/lover...

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The Last Metro (1980)

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

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The Long Good Friday (1980)

Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places...

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Melvin and Howard (1980)

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

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Midnight Madness (1980)

Leon planned ''The Great Allnighter'' by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt...

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Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (1980)

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

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Nine to Five (1980)

Three female employees of a ''sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot'' find a way to turn the tables on him.

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Ordinary People (1980)

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

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Private Benjamin (1980)

A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

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Raging Bull (1980)

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

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The Shining (1980)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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Somewhere in Time (1980)

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

While Luke takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

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Stir Crazy (1980)

Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are...

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The Stunt Man (1980)

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady.

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Superman II (1980)

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

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