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What Are the Best Movies From the 80s?

Top 15 Movies from the 80s 

Now more than ever people are turning to old movies and classic TV shows as a source of entertainment and a way to pass the time. What better way is there to get through this period of social distancing than by popping on a classic film from the 80s? Well, we think the only better thing to do than that is to pop in a movie while shopping our online inventory for a brand-new Kia, but that’s just us. 

Check out Friendly Kia’s list of the top 15 movies from the 80s below to get you through the midweek blues.  

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Back to the Future

Premiere Year: 1985 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96% 
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy 
Available On: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu    

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial  

Premiere Year: 1982 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98% 
Genre: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu 

Ghostbusters

Premiere Year: 1984 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97% 
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu 

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Sixteen Candles 

Premiere Year: 1984 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% 
Genre: Comedy 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, Hulu

The Shining 

Premiere Year: 1980 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% 
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Raging Bull

Premiere Year: 1980 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94% 
Genre: Drama 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

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Raiders of the Lost Ark 

Premiere Year: 1981 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95% 
Genre: Action & Adventure 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Do the Right Thing

Premiere Year: 1989 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93% 
Genre: Comedy, Drama 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu   

The Princess Bride

Premiere Year: 1987 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97% 
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance 
Available On: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu   

Die Hard

Premiere Year: 1988 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93% 
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense 
Available On: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu 

The Terminator

Premiere Year: 1984 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100% 
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu 

Stand By Me

Premiere Year: 1986 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91% 
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama 
Available On: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

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Say Anything

Premiere Year: 1989 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98% 
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance 
Available On: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, Hulu 

Heathers

Premiere Year: 1988 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93% 
Genre: Comedy, Cult Movies, Drama 
Available On: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

A Nightmare on Elm Street 

Premiere Year: 1984 
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94% 
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense 
Available On: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

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Take a Trip Through the 80s in a New Kia 

Did you find the perfect movie to watch tonight in our list of the top 15 movies from the 80s? What about a new vehicle? If you’re ready to take the plunge and get behind the wheel of a new Kia, shop our online inventory and contact a member of our team for information on our virtual shopping tools. Once behind the wheel of your Kia, finish off the 80s theme by jamming out to your favorite 1980s songs!