Spabbit’s 80’s Movies Lockdown Watchlist

We’re in lockdown. It sucks. No waffling: Here is my hand chosen list of 80’s movies to watch during the #lockdown! Love ’em, or Hate ’em, they’re the 80’s in a nutshell 🙂

The Goonies | June 7, 1985 (United States) Summary: A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Italian


Real Genius | August 7, 1985 (United States) Summary: An uptight teenage prodigy enters a top engineering college, but feels awkward among the freewheeling students. When a professor aims to turn their laser project into a military weapon, he a... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Weird Science | August 2, 1985 (United States) Summary: Two high-school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, who promptly turns their lives upside-down.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Aliens | July 18, 1986 (United States) Summary: Decades after surviving the Nostromo incident, Ellen Ripley is sent out to re-establish contact with a terraforming colony but finds herself battling the Alien Queen and her offspring.
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish

The Last Starfighter | July 13, 1984 (United States) Summary: High schooler Alex Rogan conquers the Starfighter video game, only to find out it was just a test, and is transported to another planet. He has been recruited to join a team of the best star... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Back to the Future | July 3, 1985 (United States) Summary: Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Back to the Future Part II | November 22, 1989 (United States) Summary: After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Heathers | March 31, 1989 (United States) Summary: At Westerburg High where cliques rule, jocks dominate and all the popular girls are named Heather, it's going to take a Veronica and mysterious new kid to give teen angst a body count.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Flash Gordon | December 5, 1980 (United States) Summary: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
Countries: United Kingdom, United States, NetherlandsLanguages: English

Die Hard | July 20, 1988 (United States) Summary: A New York City police officer tries to save his estranged wife and several others taken hostage by terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, German, Italian, Japanese

Top Gun | May 16, 1986 (United States) Summary: As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taugh... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Paperhouse | February 17, 1989 (United States) Summary: A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: English

My Best Friend Is a Vampire | May 6, 1988 (United States) Summary: After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Malcolm | November 5, 1986 (United States) Summary: A socially awkward and mechanically gifted man becomes involved in a quirky and unconventional crime.
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

The Man with One Red Shoe | July 19, 1985 (United States) Summary: A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

The Breakfast Club | February 15, 1985 (United States) Summary: Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a great deal more in common than they thought.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

The Abyss | August 9, 1989 (United States) Summary: A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and faces danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Risky Business | August 5, 1983 (United States) Summary: A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, German

Ghostbusters | June 8, 1984 (United States) Summary: Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Ghostbusters II | June 16, 1989 (United States) Summary: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Stripes | June 26, 1981 (United States) Summary: Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Russian, Polish

Crocodile Dundee | September 26, 1986 (United States) Summary: An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

Lethal Weapon | March 6, 1987 (United States) Summary: Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Lethal Weapon 2 | July 7, 1989 (United States) Summary: Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Afrikaans

Christine | December 9, 1983 (United States) Summary: A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

The Blues Brothers | June 20, 1980 (United States) Summary: Jake Blues rejoins with his brother Elwood after being released from prison, but the duo has just days to reunite their old R&B band and save the Catholic home where the two were raised, out... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Ferris Bueller's Day Off | June 11, 1986 (United States) Summary: A popular high school student, admired by his peers, decides to take a day off from school and goes to extreme lengths to pull it off, to the chagrin of his Principal, who'll do anything to ... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, German

Police Academy | March 23, 1984 (United States) Summary: A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment | March 29, 1985 (United States) Summary: When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Police Academy 3: Back in Training | March 21, 1986 (United States) Summary: The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol | April 3, 1987 (United States) Summary: The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach | March 18, 1988 (United States) Summary: The Police Academy's commandant will be honored at a police convention in Miami Beach. At the airport he picks a wrong bag with stolen diamonds. The "owners" want them back.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege | March 10, 1989 (United States) Summary: Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English