Rankings

The Best 80s & 90s Movies

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 Title Year Roger Dick Gene Kerri Bee Guest Wipes Date
Big '88 3.00 2.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.8333 8/17/16
Weird Science '85 3.50 3.75 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.4167 8/23/16
Pretty Woman '90 3.00 2.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 8/30/16
Gremlins '84 2.00 1.00 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.6667 9/9/16
Westworld '73 4.50 4.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.1667 9/15/16
Coming to America '88 1.00 1.50 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.1667 9/21/16
Lost Boys '87 4.00 3.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.3333 10/2/16
Die Hard '88 0.50 0.50 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 0.6667 10/10/16
Home Alone '90 1.00 2.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.1667 12/17/16
Christmas Vacation '89 2.00 3.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 3 12/22/16
Tombstone '93 2.00 2.50 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 2 12/29/16
Last Starfighter, The '84 4.00 3.50 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.8333 1/6/17
Rocky IV '85 3.50 1.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 1/12/17
Commando '85 3.50 3.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 3 1/19/17
Breakfast Club '85 1.50 1.00 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.3333 1/26/17
Beverly Hills Cop '84 1.50 3.00 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 2 2/2/17
Terminator 2 '91 0.50 0.00 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 0.3333 2/8/17
Revenge of the Nerds '84 3.50 1.50 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 3 2/16/17
Highlander '86 5.00 4.50 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.5 2/23/17
Pulp Fiction '94 0.00 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 0 3/2/17
Shawshank Redemption '94 0.50 1.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.3333 3/9/17
Blade Runner '82 4.50 4.00 3.50 0.00 n/a n/a 3 3/17/17
Raising Arizona '87 2.00 1.00 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.1667 3/28/17
Twister '96 n/a 4.00 4.00 n/a n/a 3.00 3.6667 4/10/17
Major League '89 1.50 2.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.1667 4/17/17
Fifth Element, The '97 2.50 2.75 3.00 n/a n/a 2.00 2.5625 4/20/17
Who Framed Roger Rabbit '88 2.50 1.00 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.8333 4/27/17
Willow '88 5.00 5.00 4.50 n/a n/a n/a 4.8333 5/1/17
Goldeneye '95 3.50 4.50 3.50 n/a n/a n/a 3.8333 5/10/17
Aliens '86 n/a 0.50 0.50 n/a n/a 0.50 0.5 5/19/17
Fight Club '99 0.00 0.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 0.3333 5/26/17
Batman '89 3.00 3.75 3.50 n/a n/a n/a 3.4167 6/2/17
Raiders of the Lost Ark '81 0.00 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 0 6/11/17
Starship Troopers '97 2.50 2.50 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.8333 6/19/17
Thing, The '82 2.00 1.50 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.5 6/22/17
Ferris Bueller's Day Off '86 0.00 0.75 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 0.75 6/28/17
Independence Day '96 4.50 5.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.1667 7/5/17
10 Things I Hate About You '99 4.50 5.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.5 7/14/17
Caddyshack '80 3.50 3.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.3333 7/21/17
Top Gun '86 3.50 2.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 9/5/17
Blues Brothers, The '80 4.00 1.50 2.00 n/a 0.50 n/a 2 9/18/17
Rambo: First Blood Part II '85 n/a 1.00 3.00 n/a 4.00 n/a 2.6667 9/23/17
Back to the Future '85 0.00 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 0 9/28/17
Ghostbusters '84 2.00 2.50 3.50 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 10/6/17
Matrix, The '99 2.00 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.3333 10/12/17
Porky's '80 5.00 3.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.6667 10/19/17
Poltergeist '82 2.50 2.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 10/26/17
A Nightmare on Elm Street '84 4.50 3.50 2.50 n/a n/a n/a 3.5 10/31/17
Predator 2 '90 4.50 5.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.5 11/10/17
Point Break '91 3.50 1.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 11/17/17
Planes, Trains & Automobiles '87 3.00 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.6667 11/25/17
Seven '95 0.00 0.75 2.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.0833 12/1/17
Scrooged '88 n/a 1.50 0.50 n/a 2.50 n/a 1.5 12/15/17
Empire Strikes Back, The '80 1.00 0.50 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 1 12/19/17
A Christmas Story '83 3.50 4.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.8333 12/29/17
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves '91 4.00 5.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.3333 1/2/18
True Romance '93 4.00 1.75 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.25 1/9/18
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles '90 0.75 5.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.9167 1/16/18
Flatliners '90 n/a 2.25 2.50 4.00 n/a n/a 2.9167 1/23/18
Casino '95 n/a 3.00 2.00 2.00 n/a n/a 2.3333 1/31/18
Conan the Barbarian '82 n/a 1.00 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a 1 2/6/18
Timecop '94 n/a 3.50 4.00 5.00 n/a n/a 4.1667 2/13/18
Braveheart '95 1.50 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.1667 2/23/18
Jurassic Park '93 0.50 0.00 0.50 0.00 n/a n/a 0.25 3/4/18
Real Genius '85 4.50 n/a 4.00 3.50 n/a n/a 4 3/13/18
Backdraft '91 4.00 4.50 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.1667 3/20/18
Spaceballs '87 0.50 4.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.5 3/31/18
Rounders '98 1.00 0.50 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 1 4/8/18
Big Lebowski,The '98 0.00 0.50 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 0.3333 4/8/18
Speed 2: Cruise Control '97 5.00 5.00 4.50 n/a n/a n/a 4.8333 5/2/18
Showgirls '95 4.00 5.00 n/a 5.00 n/a n/a 4.6667 5/17/18
Big Trouble in Little China '86 n/a 1.50 1.00 n/a n/a 1.50 1.3333 7/1/18
Terminator, The '84 0.50 0.50 0.50 n/a n/a 2.50 1 7/12/18
Goonies, The '85 3.00 1.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.1667 7/19/18
Labyrinth '86 5.00 3.00 4.50 2.50 n/a n/a 3.75 7/28/18
Heat '95 2.50 0.50 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.1667 8/5/18
In the Mouth of Madness '94 n/a 5.00 4.50 5.00 n/a n/a 4.8333 8/9/18
Road House '89 4.00 2.00 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 8/16/18
Armageddon '98 5.00 1.00 3.50 n/a n/a n/a 3.1667 8/23/18
Arachnophobia '90 4.50 3.00 n/a 4.50 n/a n/a 4 8/29/18
Last Action Hero '93 n/a 1.00 0.50 2.50 n/a n/a 1.3333 9/5/18
My Cousin Vinny '92 2.50 2.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 9/21/18
When Harry Met Sally '89 n/a 1.50 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a 1.1667 9/26/18
Gleaming The Cube '89 2.50 5.00 n/a 4.50 n/a n/a 4 10/4/18
Halloween '79 n/a 0.75 4.00 2.50 n/a n/a 2.4167 10/12/18
Friday the 13th '80 n/a n/a 1.00 2.00 1.50 n/a 1.5 10/18/18
Pet Sematary '89 n/a 2.50 2.00 1.50 n/a n/a 2 10/24/18
Beetlejuice '88 0.50 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 0.8333 10/29/18
Under Siege '92 2.50 2.00 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.1667 11/6/18
Tron '82 4.50 4.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 4.1667 11/14/18
Last Boy Scout, The '91 5.00 1.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.1667 11/28/18
Groundhog Day '93 0.00 2.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 0.6667 12/6/18
Good Will Hunting '97 n/a 0.00 2.00 0.00 n/a n/a 0.6667 12/13/18
Edward Scissorhands '90 n/a 1.50 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a 0.5 12/19/18
Jingle All the Way '96 5.00 4.00 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.6667 12/23/18
Wargames '83 3.00 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.6667 1/2/19
Crow, The '83 n/a n/a 4.00 4.00 4.00 n/a 4 1/10/19
Burbs, The '89 n/a 3.50 n/a 4.25 2.50 n/a 3.4167 1/17/19
Weekend at Bernie’s '89 1.50 3.75 n/a 2.50 n/a n/a 2.5833 1/24/19
Predator '87 0.50 0.25 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 0.4167 1/31/19
Safe Men '98 4.00 5.00 n/a 4.75 n/a n/a 4.5833 2/7/19
Licence to Drive '88 3.50 3.50 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 2.8333 2/14/19
Back to the Future Part II '89 1.00 1.00 n/a 1.00 n/a n/a 1 2/21/19
Crimson Tide '95 2.50 1.25 n/a 2.50 n/a n/a 2.0833 2/27/19
Dune '84 n/a 4.00 4.00 2.50 n/a n/a 3.5 3/7/19
Toy Story '95 n/a 0.50 2.00 n/a n/a 0.50 1 3/14/19
Total Recall '90 n/a 1.00 n/a 1.75 n/a 1.50 1.4167 3/22/19
Natural, The '84 n/a 1.00 2.00 n/a n/a 2.00 1.6667 3/28/19
Pee-wee's Big Adventure '85 n/a 1.20 1.00 0.00 n/a n/a 0.7333 4/3/19
King Ralph '91 n/a 5.00 4.00 n/a 4.00 n/a 4.3333 4/13/19
RoboCop '87 0.50 0.50 0.50 3.75 n/a n/a 1.3125 6/3/19
Princess Bride '87 1.00 0.5 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 0.5 6/13/19
Demolition Man '93 4.00 1.5 1.5 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 6/20/19
Videodrome '83 4.00 4.50 1.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.3333 6/27/19
Sandlot, The '93 1.50 1.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.1667 7/3/19
Escape From New York '81 4.50 2.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.1667 7/10/19
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure '89 2.50 4.00 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 7/18/19
Galaxy Quest '99 1.75 1.25 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.5 7/24/19
From Dusk Till Dawn '96 1.5 3.00 2.0 n/a n/a n/a 2.1667 8/2/19
Bad Boys '95 4.5 4.00 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 3.3333 8/9/19
Karate Kid, The '84 2.5 0.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.1667 8/15/19
Dogma '99 1.00 2.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.8333 8/26/19
Cable Guy, The '96 0.50 0.50 0.00 n/a n/a n/a 0.3333 9/3/19
Kindergarten Cop '90 4.00 3.00 3.50 n/a n/a n/a 3.5 9/10/19
Boondock Saints, The '99 4.50 2.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 3 9/16/19
Rock, The '96 2.00 1.50 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.6667 9/23/19
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial '82 2.00 0.00 0.50 n/a n/a n/a 0.8333 10/1/19
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan '82 2.00 2.50 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.8333 10/8/19
Money Pit, The '86 2.50 2.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 10/16/19
Army of Darkness '92 2.50 2.25 2.50 n/a n/a n/a 2.4167 10/21/19
Shining, The '80 0.00 0.00 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 0.5 10/29/19
Iron Eagle '86 5.00 2.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.5 11/5/19
L.A. Story '91 2.50 2.50 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.6667 11/12/19
UHF '89 3.00 n/a 0.50 n/a 1.00 n/a 1.5 11/19/19
Scarface '83 2.50 1.00 1.00 n/a n/a n/a 1.5 11/26/19
Magnolia '99 1.50 0.50 2.50 n/a n/a n/a 1.5 12/6/19
Bram Stoker’s Dracula '92 1.50 4.00 1.50 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 12/12/19
Nightmare Before Christmas, The '93 2.50 2.00 4.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.8333 12/15/19
Santa Clause, The '94 2.50 2.00 2.50 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 12/23/19
Over the Top '87 3.50 3.00 2.50 n/a n/a n/a 3 1/1/20
Ronin '98 2.00 2.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 2.3333 1/7/20
Tommy Boy '98 0.50 3.50 2.00 n/a n/a n/a 2 1/17/20
Explorers '85 4.00 3.00 3.00 n/a n/a n/a 3.3333 1/21/20