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The Best 80s Action Movie Quick Facts!

Flashback Friday indeed! I had so much fun doing the quick facts for the 90s Rom-Com Bracket I decided to go back and do it for our Best 80s Action Movie Bracket. Ranking these the same way as the 90s Bracket with IMDB rating, Rotten Tomatoes audience score and worldwide box office.


IMDB Ratings (from highest to lowest)


2 Back to the Future 8.5

1 Aliens 8.4

14 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8.4

19 Scarface 8.3

5 Die Hard 8.2

12 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8.2

21 The Terminator 8.1

24 Platoon 8.1

8 Ghostbusters 7.8

11 Predator 7.8

9 Lethal Weapon 7.6

10 Mad Max 2 7.6

17 Robocop 7.6

13 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 7.5

3 Beverly Hills Cop 7.3

26 Big Trouble in Little China 7.2

6 Escape From New York 7.1

25 Highlander 7.0

22 Top Gun 6.9

23 48 Hrs. 6,9

28 Romancing the Stone 6.9

7 Heartbreak Ridge 6.8

27 Bloodsport 6.8

29 Young Guns 6.8

4 Commando 6.7

16 Road House 6.7

18 The Running Man 6.6

32 Rambo: First Blood Part II 6.5

20 Tango & Cash 6.4

31 Kickboxer 6.4

15 Red Dawn 6.3

30 Above the Law 6.0

-Average IMDB score of all 32 movies: 7.5



Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score (from highest to lowest)


14 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 96%

1 Aliens 94%

2 Back to the Future 94%

5 Die Hard 94%

12 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 94%

19 Scarface 93%

24 Platoon 93%

21 The Terminator 89%

8 Ghostbusters 88%

11 Predator 87%

9 Lethal Weapon 86%

10 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 86%

17 Robocop 84%

22 Top Gun 83%

3 Beverly Hills Cop 82%

13 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 82%

26 Big Trouble in Little China 82%

25 Highlander 79%

6 Escape From New York 77%

29 Young Guns 76%

27 Bloodsport 74%

23 48 Hrs. 69%

28 Romancing the Stone 68%

4 Commando 68%

16 Road House 66%

15 Red Dawn 65%

31 Kickboxer 64%

18 The Running Man 60%

32 Rambo: First Blood Part II 60%

20 Tango & Cash 52%

30 Above the Law 48%

Average Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%.



Worldwide box office gross (highest to lowest)


12 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade(474.2)

2 Back to the Future(385.5)

14 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark(367.5)

22 Top Gun(357.5)

13 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(333.1)

3 Beverly Hills Cop(316.3)

32 Rambo: First Blood Part II(300.4)

8 Ghostbusters(295.6)

1 Aliens(183.3)

5 Die Hard(139.4)

24 Platoon(138.0)

9 Lethal Weapon(120.2)

29 Romancing the Stone(115.1)

11 Predator(98.3)

21 The Terminator(78.0)

23 48 Hrs.(75.9)

20 Tango & Cash(63.4)

17 Robocop(54.1)

19 Scarface(44.9)

29 Young Guns(44.7)

7 Heartbreak Ridge(42.7)

15 Red Dawn(38.9)

18 The Running Man(38.1)

4 Commando(35.1)

16 Road House(30.1)

6 Escape from New York(25.3)

10 Mad Max 2(24.6)

30 Above the Law(18.9)

31 Kickboxer(14.5)

25 Highlander(12.9)

27 Bloodsport(11.8)

26 Big Trouble in Little China(11.2)

Average box office gross of the movies=$258.5


A quick trip down memory lane. I also highly recommend going back and listening to our episodes for the Best 80s Action Movie Bracket (fill out a bracket before you listen to see how yours does).


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