Top 10 Favorite Movies of the 1980s

This list is comprised of my 10 favorite movies of the 1980s.

10. Evil Dead II 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.
9. The Fly A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
8. Back to the Future A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
7. Stand By Me After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
6. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
5. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
4. The Shining 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.
3. Die Hard John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
2. Ghostbusters Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
1. The Thing 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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