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Readers’ Poll: The 25 Greatest Movies of the 1980s

From ‘The Goonies’ to ‘The Lost Boys’ to ‘The Shining’

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Picking the greatest movies of the 1980s is no easy task. It was a decade that gave the world everything from The Shining to The Goonies to three Indiana Jones movies and no less than five Nightmare on Elm Street flicks. The final two chapters from the original Star Wars trilogy hit and "Weird Al" Yankovic made a little movie called UHF. Film purists might argue that the 1970s and 1990s were better periods for film, but how many great movies did the Corey Haim and Corey Feldman make together in those decades? We asked our readers to vote for their favorite movies of the Eighties. Click through to see the results. 

The Breakfast Club

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1. ‘The Breakfast Club’

A mismatched group of high schoolers are forced to deal with each other when they're locked in the school for a Saturday detention. Paved the way for Simple Minds to play shows in America to this day.