There seems to be something special about movies that came out in the 1980’s. Maybe it has something to do with the “summer blockbuster,” which was a trend that gained popularity in that decade. Possibly because of the subject matter presented. I mean, who isn’t a sucker for coming of age stories involving aliens, going back to the past in a DeLorean, or driving around in a hearse while battling the paranormal? In the end though, it probably comes down to the era we grew up in. I came of age in the 1980’s and these were the films that shaped my childhood!
These were the decade’s top grossing blockbusters, but most of them are also my favourite’s. Which movies would you add to this list if you could? Let me know by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), $179 million
8. Back to the Future (1985), $210 million
6. Ghostbusters (1984), $238 million
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), $245 million
3. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), $290 million
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), $435 million