Greatest Movies of the 1980s & 1990s

Greatest Movies of the 1980s & 1990s

Picking the greatest movies of the 1980s & 1990s is no easy task. The 80s gave the world everything from The Shining to The Goonies to three Indiana Jones movies and no less than five Nightmare on Elm Street flicks. The final two chapters from the original Star Wars trilogy hit and “Weird Al” Yankovic made a little movie called UHF. Ah, and the 1990s – the decade that brought you indie-cinema breakouts and bullet-time blockbusters, fight clubs and foul-mouthed clerks, charismatic cannibal serial killers and “Choose Life!” sloganeering, Rushmore Academy overachievers and Royales with Cheese. Looking back on the movies that made these years such a surprisingly fertile period for filmmakers and film lovers worldwide.

(Less wipes the better)

Movie Year Wipes
Big '88 2.83
Weird Science '85 3.42
Gremlins '84 1.67
Die Hard '88 0.67
Lost Boys '87 3.33
Coming to America '88 1.17
Pretty Woman '90 2.67
Westworld '73 4.17
Tombstone '93 2.00
Christmas Vacation '89 3.00
Home Alone '90 2.17
Breakfast Club '85 1.33
Commando '85 3.00
Rocky IV '85 2.33
Last Starfighter, The '84 3.83
Beverly Hills Cop '84 2.00
Terminator 2 '91 0.33
Revenge of the Nerds '84 3.00
Highlander '86 4.50
Pulp Fiction '94 0.00
Shawshank Redemption '94 1.33
Blade Runner '82 3.00
Raising Arizona '87 1.17
Twister '96 4.00
Major League '89 2.17
Fifth Element, The '97 2.75
Willow '88 4.83
Who Framed Roger Rabbit '88 1.83
Goldeneye '95 3.83
Aliens '86 0.50
Fight Club '99 0.33
Batman '89 3.42
Raiders of the Lost Ark '81 0.00
Starship Troopers '97 1.83
Thing, The '82 1.50
Ferris Bueller's Day Off '86 0.75
Independence Day '96 4.17
10 Things I Hate About You '99 4.50
Caddyshack '80 3.33
Top Gun '86 2.67
Blues Brothers, The '80 2.00
Rambo: First Blood Part II '85 2.67
Back to the Future '85 0.00
Ghostbusters '84 2.67
Matrix, The '99 1.33
Porky's '80 3.67
Poltergeist '82 2.67
A Nightmare on Elm Street '84 3.50
Predator 2 '90 4.50
Point Break '91 2.33
Planes, Trains & Automobiles '87 1.67
Seven '95 1.08
Scrooged '88 1.50
Empire Strikes Back, The '80 1.00
A Christmas Story '83 3.83
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves '91 4.33
True Romance '93 2.25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles '90 2.92
Flatliners '90 2.92
Casino '95 2.33
Conan the Barbarian '82 1.00
Timecop '94 4.17
Braveheart '95 1.17
Jurassic Park '93 0.25
Real Genius '85 4.00
Backdraft '91 4.17
Spaceballs '87 1.50
Rounders '98 1.00
Big Lebowski,The '97 0.33
Speed 2: Cruise Control '98 4.83
Showgirls '95 4.67
Big Trouble in Little China '86 1.25
Terminator, The '84 0.50
Goonies, The '85 2.17
Labyrinth '86 3.75
Heat '95 1.17
In the Mouth of Madness '94 4.83
Road House '89 2.67
Armageddon '98 3.17
Arachnophobia '90 4.00
Last Action Hero '93 1.33
My Cousin Vinny '92 2.67
When Harry Met Sally '89 1.17
Halloween '79 2.42
Friday the 13th '80 1.50
Pet Sematary '89 2.00
Beetlejuice '88 0.83
Under Siege '92 2.17
Tron '82 4.17
Last Boy Scout, The '91 3.17
Groundhog Day '93 0.67
Good Will Hunting '97 0.67
Edward Scissorhands '90 0.50
Jingle All the Way '96 3.67
Gleaming The Cube '83 4.00
Wargames '89 1.67
Crow, The '83 4.00
Burbs, The '89 3.42
Weekend at Bernie’s '89 2.58
Predator '87 0.42
Safe Men '98 4.58
Licence to Drive '88 2.83
Back to the Future Part II '89 1.00
Crimson Tide '95 2.08
Dune '84 3.50
Toy Story '95 1.00
Total Recall '90 1.42
Natural, The '84 1.67
Pee-wee's Big Adventure '85 0.73
King Ralph '91 4.33
RoboCop '87 1.31
Princess Bride '87 0.50
Demolition Man '93 2.33
Videodrome '83 3.33
Escape From New York '81 3.17
Galaxy Quest '99 1.50
From Dusk Till Dawn '96 2.17
Bad Boys '95 3.33
Karate Kid, The '84 1.17
Dogma '99 1.83
Cable Guy, The '96 0.33
Kindergarten Cop '90 3.50
Boondock Saints, The '99 3.00
Rock, The '96 1.67
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial '82 0.83
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan '82 2.83
Money Pit, The '86 2.33
Army of Darkness '92 2.42