I absolutely love movies and I’d say that most of my favourite motion pictures all stem from from one particular decade – the 1980’s.  There where some awesome movies made between 1980 – 89 such as the classic ‘Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Scarface’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘Back to the Future’ although you may not agree. The movies in 80’s like the decades that preceeded used a lot of hand-drawn artwork for the poster designs where as today movie companies and design studios would favour using photo manipulations instead.

Here is a huge collection of some classic movies and their poster designs and I’m sure there are quite a few movies that bring back memories for you.

 

1980

Airplane

 

Caddy Shack

 

Empire Strikes Back

 

Flash Gordon

 

1981

Chariots of Fire

 

Clash of the Titans

 

Escape from New York

 

For Your Eyes Only

 

Heavy Metal

 

The Howling

 

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

 

Raiders of thr Lost Ark

 

1982

 

Blade Runner

 

Creepshow

 

The Dark Crystal

 

E.T – The Extra Terrestrial

 

First Blood

 

The Thing

 

1983

 

Flashdance

 

Octopussy

 

National Lampoon’s Vacation

 

Return of the Jedi

 

Scarface

 

Superman III

 

Videodrome

 

1984

 

Beverly Hills Cop

 

Dune

 

Ghostbusters

 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

 

The Karate Kid

 

The Muppets Take Manhattan

 

The Neverending Story

 

Nightmare on Elm Street

 

Police Academy

 

Romancing the Stone

 

Star Trek III – The Search for Spock

 

The Terminator

 

1985

 

Back to the Future

 

The Black Cauldron

 

The Breakfast Club

 

Cocoon

 

Day of the Dead

 

Fright Night

 

The Goonies

 

Rocky IV

 

A View to a Kill

 

Weird Science

 

1986

 

Aliens

 

An American Tail

 

Crocodile Dundee

 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

 

The Fly

 

The Hitcher

 

Little Shop of Horrors

 

9 1/2 Weeks

 

Platoon

 

Pretty in Pink

 

Transformers – The Movie

 

1987

 

*batteries not included

 

Dirty Dancing

 

Empire of the Sun

 

Evil Dead 2

 

Full Metal Jacket

 

Innerspace

 

The Living Daylights

 

The Lost Boys

 

Moonstruck

 

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

 

Predator

 

The Princess Bride

 

Robocop

 

The Running Man

 

Wall Street

 

1988

 

Beetlejuice

 

Big

 

Coming to America

 

Die Hard

 

The Great Outdoors

 

The Land Before Time

 

The Last Temptation of Christ

 

Moonwalker

 

Naked Gun

 

Scrooged

 

They Live

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

 

1989

 

The Abyss

 

Batman

 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

 

The ‘Burbs

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

 

Kickboxer

 

The Little Mermaid

 

Look Who’s Talking

 

My Left Foot

 

UHF

 

Uncle Buck

About Jamie

Jamie Cresswell has written 155 post on web design mash.

Former founder and blogger of Web Design Mash. Working in IT & Design and based in the West Midlands, UK.



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