Top 3 best movies of the ’80s

Top 3 best movies of the 80s

Juliana Ashby, Staff writer

The ’80s were a defining decade for many things including pop culture and even some of the popular pop culture today. ’80s movies have especially impacted todays culture and have influenced society throughout the years. These are some of the 3 best movies from the 80s.

Back to the future. This movie was released in 1985, it stars Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown. This movie series is one of the best time travel movies, containing an iconic duo, which had a lasting effect on todays pop culture. It takes place in the fictional town of Hill Valley, California. Dr. Emmett Brown, Doc Brown, is a scientist, investigating the wonders of time travel. This movie is comedic, full of romance and adventure, and is perfect to rewatch over and over. It was and still is one of the most essential movies of the ‘80s.

Beetlejuice. Starring Alec Baldwin, Michael Keeton, and Winona Ryder, this movie was released in 1988 and has impacted todays culture tremendously. As Barbra and Adam find themselves to be dead, they must navigate the afterlife and figure out how to get new people who want to move in, out of their house. They then realize they cannot escape their house and are forced to scare the new people away in order to keep their home. They encounter Beetlejuice, who offers to get unwanted people out of previously owned houses. He is rude, mean-spirited, and grossly vulgar. Nobody likes Beetlejuice except for Beetlejuice himself. This movie is funny and is a classic ‘80s Halloween movie and is great to watch for people who want to get into the Halloween spirit.

The Terminator. It was released in 1984, and is a riveting masterpiece of the ‘80s. This movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg assassin called “The Terminator.” This film features a cyborg assassin from the future with a mission to go back in time and kill Sarah Connor. She is the one woman who gives birth to the man that will lead the fight against the humans and create a world of robots through “Skynet.” This movie and definitely agree with the fact that it was so crucial to the ‘80s action-packed genre and set the tone for action movies going forward. This was full of action and plot twists, keeping the audience interested throughout its many sequels.