8 Unforgettable Movies from the 80's and 90's

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8 Unforgettable Movies from the 80's and 90's

Last update: 22 March, 2021

There are moments, songs, movies and books that mark people’s lives, and every generation has a series of moments that marked theirs. Movies have changed, just as life and people have changed. However, there are a large number of movies that, despite the passage of time, are still very popular today. To remind you of your adolescence or youth, below we’ll talk about 8 unforgettable movies from the 80’s and 90’s.

Unforgettable movies from the 80’s and 90’s


Although the first of the films in the selection came in 1978, we just couldn’t leave it out, given its success and impact on the decades to come.

The high school love story between Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson kept thousands of people in suspense. And, despite the passing of time, it continues to be a hit every time TV channels decide to include it in their programming.

Friendships, love, high school, and the 50’s setting have left their mark on many generations.


The best-known and most beloved alien in the history of cinema is, without a doubt, E.T., the protagonist of this film released in 1982.

8 Unforgettable Movies from the 80's and 90's
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The genre of this film is science fiction, but that makes it no less endearing. The directors managed to thrill thousands and thousands of people with the beautiful story of friendship between the alien and the boy.

Winner of four Oscars and a Golden Globe for best dramatic film, we’re sure that this little alien will bring back wonderful moments of your childhood.

Pretty Woman, one of the most unforgettable movies of the 80’s and 90’s

In 1990 came one of the most successful romantic comedies on the big screen. The undisputed stars, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, made half the world sigh with their relationship.

Despite the passing of time, it’s been rebroadcast more than 25 times, never dropping below one million viewers each time. And the power of Pretty Woman is still present 30 years later.


Without a doubt, 1990 was a year of the big hits on the big screen. Not only did it bring us Pretty Woman, but also Ghost, a love story from beyond the grave. This is one of the most sentimental films in history.

Love, the expression of feelings, as well as the loss of someone you love are the themes in this movie. Such was its success that, at present, there’s even a musical adaptation. What’s more, the story won two Oscars.

More unforgettable movies from the 80’s and 90’s

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is considered one of the greatest classics of the 80’s. This love story between a dance teacher and a young student, set to the rhythm of music, has dazzled hundreds of teenagers around the world.

In addition, we can’t forget to mention the film’s soundtrack. The song The Time of My Life is still one of the most listened to in history. And it was awarded the two most successful awards in history: An Oscar and a Golden Globe.

8 Unforgettable Movies from the 80's and 90's
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The Dead Poets Society

In 1989, Dead Poets Society helped many young people find their own way. The common quest between teachers and students, a topic rarely dealt with at the time, is the main plot of the film, which attempts to break some of the rules that had been the norm in traditional schools up to that point.

Back to the future

In 1985 came one of the most successful science fiction and comedy films in history, which eventually became a trilogy. The special effects, as well as the setting, were a phenomenon of their time. Although, of course, today these effects are obsolete with the many technologies we now have available.

Shawshank Redemption

Set in a prison and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, this 1994 film is one of the most important films in history. Through the story of the two protagonists’ friendship, the film offers an optimistic look at life, inviting audiences to reflect on their values and never lose hope.


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