100 Greatest Hollywood Movies Of The 80s And 90s

100 Greatest Hollywood Movies of the 80s and 90s
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The 80s and 90s are considered important decades for Hollywood. Movie making changed dramatically in these decades giving rise to a new form of spectacular in the threshold of new emerging movie genres. Dwell in an epic list of the best Hollywood movies of the 80s and 90s.

While Hollywood films have been popular since the U.S. film industry came into being, it’s the 80s that paved the way for new forms of movie making. Thanks to technology, Hollywood movies got bigger, better and literally brighter in the 80s. The new line of cameras that emerged made perfect sense about bringing

visuals to life. Furthermore, production houses pumped in a staggering amount of money to get movies made.

Hollywood in the 80s and 90s

The term ‘blockbuster’ came to be associated with successful movies in the 70s; however it’s the 80s and 90s that actually defined blockbuster entertainment. Big budget productions were aimed to at global markets, and a number of production houses tasted success with movies. Aspects such as branding, merchandising, marketing and distribution associated with production budgets were done spectacularly in Hollywood. The U.S. film industry paved new pathways for production in the 80s and 90s. While there were plenty of movies that were disastrous and should have never been made, there were also movies made that are now considered ‘epic standards’ in filmmaking.

A new wave of directors emerged in Hollywood in the 90s drawing audiences to a world of experimental films. As new movie genres emerged there was a gradual shift of loyalties from popular movie genres. Movie buffs started divulging in different genres, and that helped independent movie makers in a big way. Sci-fi movies become exceedingly popular in Hollywood in the 80s and 90s and so did horror, thriller, and action genres. The 80s witnessed an increased amount of nudity in films. Teen comedy subgenres gained momentum in the 80s and since have become a rage with young audiences globally.

A new cinematic experience came about in the 80s bringing visual effects in a new avatar. CGI elements (Computer Generated Images) came about in movies in the 80s and the 90s took it further with CG and spectacular VFX sequences. The 80s and 90s also saw actors and actresses moving out of their comfort zone and working in different movie genres. Many movie critics consider the 80s and 90s epic decades of Hollywood. While we may ponder over what movie critics have to say, we cannot deny the fact that these decades were a magical era for films.

The lines below showcase a diverse list of Hollywood movies of the 80s and 90s

100 Greatest Hollywood Films of the 80s and 90s

  1. Schindler’s List- 1993
  2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial- 1982
  3. Blue Velvet- 1986
  4. Raiders of the Lost Ark- 1981
  5. Jurassic Park- 1993
  6. Back To the Future- 1985
  7. Saving Private Ryan- 1998
  8. Return of the Jedi- 1983
  9. Beverly Hills Cop-

    1984
  10. Forrest Gump- 1994
  11. The Empire Strikes Back- 1989
  12. Escape from New York- 1981
  13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- 1984
  14. Batman- 1989
  15. Ghostbusters- 1984
  16. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade- 1989
  17. Fatal Attraction- 1987
  18. Rain Man- 1988
  19. Silverado- 1985
  20. Independence Day- 1996
  21. The Shining- 1980
  22. Body Heat- 1981
  23. On Golden Pond- 1981
  24. Pale Rider- 1985
  25. Terms of Endearment- 1983
  26. Out of Africa- 1985
  27. Aliens- 1986
  28. A Nightmare on Elm Street- 1984
  29. Beetlejuice- 1988
  30. Titanic- 1997
  31. The Evil Dead- 1981
  32. The Usual Suspects- 1995
  33. Tootsie- 1982
  34. Aladdin- 1992
  35. American Beauty- 1999
  36. The Color Purple- 1985
  37. Toy Story- 1995
  38. Home Alone- 1990
  39. Young Guns- 1988
  40. Gremlins- 1984
  41. The Goonies- 1985
  42. Friday The 13th- 1980
  43. Die Hard- 1988
  44. Revenge of the Nerds- 1984
  45. 48 Hrs- 1982
  46. The Silence of the Lambs- 1991
  47. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids- 1989
  48. Arthur- 1981
  49. Reservoir Dogs- 1992
  50. Pulp Fiction- 1994
  51. Like Father, Like Son- 1987
  52. Sophie’s Choice- 1982
  53. Goodfellas- 1990
  54. Fight Club- 1999
  55. Three Men and a Baby- 1987
  56. The Matrix- 1999
  57. The Lion King- 1994
  58. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off- 1986
  59. The Thing- 1982
  60. Braveheart- 1995
  61. Full Metal Jacket- 1987
  62. The Breakfast Club- 1985
  63. Re- Animator- 1985
  64. Vice Versa- 1988
  65. Clerks- 1994
  66. Rocky 2- 1985
  67. The Shawshank Redemption- 1994
  68. Broadcast News- 1987
  69. The Big Lebowski- 1998
  70. Good Will Hunting- 1997
  71. Men in Black- 1997
  72. Edward Scissorhands- 1990
  73. Terminator 2: Judgment Day- 1991
  74. Fast Times at Ridgemont High- 1982
  75. The Fly- 1986
  76. Dazed and Confused- 1993
  77. Platoon- 1983
  78. The Terminator- 1984
  79. Big- 1988
  80. Rushmore- 1998
  81. Heathers- 1988
  82. Seven- 1995
  83. First Blood- 1982
  84. The Sixth Sense- 1999
  85. Predator- 1987
  86. Top Gun- 1986
  87. The Truman Show- 1998
  88. Child’s Play- 1988
  89. THe Fugutive- 1993
  90. Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan- 1982
  91. Police Academy- 1984
  92. Unforgiven- 1992
  93. Rambo: First Blood Part 2- 1985
  94. 18 Again!- 1988
  95. Slacker- 1991
  96. Dances With Wolves- 1990
  97. Rocky 3- 1982
  98. Scream- 1996
  99. Toy Story 2- 1999
  100. Pretty Woman- 1990


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