Top films of the 80s

Top films of the 80s

It was the decade when great story-telling was introduced to CGI. And as a result, the 1980s will be long remembered for the quality and innovation of its films, writes Hugh Southon.

THEY ARE the highest-grossing films of the 1980s... but are they the best?

It won’t be a surprise for Sorted readers to learn two of the Star Wars trilogy dominated the 70s and 80s. But also in the mix was the brilliant Steven Spielberg, who produced an absolute classic in ET – the story of an alien who really had to find his way home.

The 80s was a superb decade for great movies and I was surprised to find a personal favourite – Big Trouble In Little China, starring Kurt Russell – getting nowhere close to the top of the pile.

But while I can’t agree with Kurt’s omission, I am unable to argue with the rest of them!

What do you think?
Top films of the 80s

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982): $435 million
Return of the Jedi (1983): $309 million
The Empire Strikes Back (1980):...

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