Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s




This is the era where guns never seemed to run out of bullets. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 action movies of the 1980s. Special thanks to our users BDWJ1986, CallumB123 and Andrew A. Dennison for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest!

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23 Comments

  1. Grant Pallo
    July 25, 2017
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    Wheres star wars

  2. Joseph Nett
    July 29, 2017
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    Is Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back not an action movie?

  3. Aaron Witt
    August 1, 2017
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark?

  4. Joseph Levi Glea
    August 6, 2017
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    Yippie ka yey

  5. orood alfhd
    August 7, 2017
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    فرق شاسع بين افلام الحين. وافلام الثمنينات. افلام الحين. تافهه

  6. Ethan Perry
    August 19, 2017
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    I fucking love all of these films, but damn 10 is too few…

  7. ROB ECK
    August 23, 2017
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    Great stuff. Makes me want to rent some of these. I haven't seen above the law in 20 years probably

  8. Matt Nelson
    September 4, 2017
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    what about the original indiana jones trilogy, and rambo 2 and 3

  9. ACTION City
    September 12, 2017
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    Terminator shouldv been first no contest and no doubt

  10. Himanshu Dass
    September 12, 2017
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    I love action movies of 80s like Die Hard, Commando, First Blood, Lethal weapon, Above the law, Raiders of the lost ark, Live and Die in L.A, The Terminator, Predetor, RoboCop, Bloodsport, Police story, Tango and cash, A better tomorrow, Aliens, thanks Mojo.com

  11. ElSpewtardo
    September 16, 2017
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    Happy they got 1 and 2 right. I love both but Aliens would be my no.1. For the Indiana Jones whiners, I love them too but they are adventure films.

  12. chrokeii
    September 23, 2017
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    No Blood Sport or Full Metal Jacket  :,(

  13. ULTIMATESPRINGTRAP248
    September 25, 2017
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    Imagine robo cop vs Freddy Kruger

  14. JeffWTruffaut
    October 2, 2017
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    Pretty close to my own. The only change I'd make is moving Commando to honorable mention status to fit in The Killer.

  15. Hernandez Vlogs
    October 7, 2017
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    Where scar face

  16. Brandon Kohout
    October 15, 2017
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    Next year, it's gonna be the 30th Anniversary of both Die Hard and Above the Law.

  17. Brandon Kohout
    October 15, 2017
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    Happy 20th Anniversary, Predator, Lethal Weapon, and RoboCop.

  18. Zoran Djakovic
    October 24, 2017
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    What about Midnight run?

  19. muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu
    November 1, 2017
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    Man these guyys are like full shooting video games.

  20. Gustavo A. Valenzuela
    November 16, 2017
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    Where is Star Wars V?

  21. Jack Sprat
    November 30, 2017
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Temple of Doom
    The Hidden
    Red Dawn
    The Abyss
    Return of the Jedi
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Escape From NY
    They LIve
    Superman 2
    Wrath of Khan
    Flash Gordon
    Cobra
    Rambo 2 and 3
    Death Wish 3
    Missing in Action
    Red Scorpion
    Bloodsport
    Kickboxer
    Osterman Weekend
    Firefox
    Never Say Never Again
    For Your Eyes Only
    Invasion USA
    Year of the Dragon
    Nate and Hayes
    Romancing the Stone

    …….. they all need to be on a list somewhere.  Just too many damn great 80s action flicks

  22. Hernandez Vlogs
    December 8, 2017
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    Where is scarface

  23. WARZONEJONES
    December 18, 2017
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    You forgot big trouble big trouble in little China

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