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Iconic Films that Defined the '80s Era


Hollywood  •  11 Sept, 2023  •  2,797 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Why does the 1980s continue to captivate our collective imagination? Could it be the foot-tapping music, distinct fashion, or the unique cinematic experiences? Perhaps it's the memories of sharp-dressed executives with oversized cell phones discussing business over dinners, or those cherished Ninja Turtles action figures. Whatever the reasons, the 1980s was a vibrant era bursting with cultural flair.

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The 1980s was a decade of transformation and innovation for Hollywood. The era was marked by breakthroughs in special effects, the rise of teen comedies and action heroes, and the emergence of independent films. The movies that emerged during this time reflected the spirit, style, and culture of the '80s. Here are five films that perfectly capture the essence of the 1980s.

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

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Genre: Sci-Fi

Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore

The film follows a young boy named Elliott who discovers an extraterrestrial, aptly named E.T., who has been stranded on Earth. Together with his siblings, Elliott attempts to help E.T. find his way back home, all the while evading the government.

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