A period of movies and television ranging from the year 1980 to 1989. To be used on ID-questions or questions pertaining to the 80s in general, not for questions on individual movies or TV-shows.

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Post apocalyptic movie with people living underground

I can not remember the movie title, but I am trying to find it for maybe 2 years. I am remembering only few scenes, could you please help me? The scenes are these, or so: It is a post apocalyptic ...
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Need name of movie [on hold]

The scene has a doctor teaching med students the names of the organs by punching them in that organ. "liver, spleen" etc...This movie is from the 80s.
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Movie with 3 siblings in foster care. Eldest seeks out younger siblings. [on hold]

I need to know the name of a TV movie from the late 70s to early 80s about 3 siblings separated and put in foster care. When grown, the oldest sets out to find siblings, the youngest always wore a ...
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80s/90s obscure movie taking place in boy's bedroom

My daycare provider played this movie for us and can't find anything about it online. What I remember: opening credits are animated but the movie is not. However the set is meant to appear ...
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Identify succubus type movie

This has been driving me nuts for years. I can. not. figure it out. I'm guessing 80's movie but maybe 90's So during some of the first scenes there is an outdoor scene, night. A chick the main guy ...
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80s sci-fi movie with “tank men”?

I vaguely recall seeing a movie in the 80s (which I assume was made in the 80s) and can't find any information about it. There were two "tank men" - they had the torsos and heads of men, but with ...
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What was the movie with the invisible creature with a tail and footprints?

Made in the same era as E.T. A small boy had a sometimes-invisible muppet creature friend. It had a tail, stood about 2 or 3 feet tall, was hairy, left footprints, tickled the kid around his family.. ...
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70s movie where fatally ill wife is frozen to be thawed when her illness is cured

There was a movie (around 70s or early 80s I think) where someone's wife was fatally ill. She will be frozen to be kept alive, until a cure is available. Much later, a cure will be found, and she ...
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80s horror movie identification

It seemed to be a friday the 13th knock off, a bunch of kids at a summer camp suffering accidents and being killed off one by one. I never saw the end but i remember a scene where a bathroom stall was ...
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Horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s Man spirit traped inside a Mirror

I'm looking for a horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s. It was about a man spirit trapped inside a mirror, that mirror crashed and his spirit can be seen in the fragments of it, it possessed ...
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Film about an explorer who finds a cave covered in gold I saw maybe in the 80/90's

I vaguely remember this film about a guy who is prospecting for gold, he stumbles into a cave which is lined with gold.
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Cop from space looking for escaped prisoner who can regrow limbs (hand)

80s-90s sci-fi movie: Cop from space, looking for an escaped prisoner. In one scene the prisoner rips off his hand while in handcuffs. He later regenerate the hand and it becomes a orange-ish color. ...
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Sci-Fi movie where woman flies a ship through a star

My best guess is that this is an 80s or early 90s film. It could be earlier than the 80s, but definitely no later than the early 90s. All I can recall from the movie was that there was a very intense ...
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Unknown 80s movie with closet-portal & goat-legged man

I am trying to figure out this movie I watched when I was a kid and I'm pretty sure it is from the 80s, kind of spooked me. All I can remember is they go the closet and open the hangers of clothes and ...
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Boy trapped and eaten alive by the escalator. Horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s

I'm looking for a horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s. I see this one when I was a child, and only remember this escalator scene where a boy was trapped and eaten alive by the escalator, it ...
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I'm looking for the name of a martial arts movie

I will be as specific as I can, but I highly doubt anyone will know the name of the movie I'm looking for. It is an old Martial arts movie, likely Kung Fu, so Chinese. I seen it as a kid in the late ...
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Spy movie\thriller with stakeout van and laser beam?

I'm looking for the title of a movie I've seen in the 80s or early 90s. But all I remember of it are the following sequences: There was some sort of laser beam or beacon at night. A man and a ...
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1980s B movie about an American girl and a Scottish guy

When I was living in Ukraine in 1994, I saw a movie dubbed into Russian, in the theatre. I think it was either a reeaally B movie, or it was made for tv. It's the story of an American woman who visits ...
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Help identifying a post-apocalyptic movie with a monster

The movie must be from the 80's maybe early 90's. All I can remember is that it is about a group of people (women and men, young as far as I can remember) wandering through a desert in some kind of ...
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1980-90 Cartoon with rainbows and bears in the ending that had a very beautiful catchy song?

It's not Care Bears but it's from around that time up to the 90's. The ending had an animation of the land, with bears, magic flying carpets, rainbow waterfalls or something along those lines, ...
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A superhero called Ratchet Man with a robot sidekick

What movie was it, in the 80s or 90s, where Ratchet Man and his trusty R-2 disarm a bomb, foil the bad guys, and save the day? R-2 was a robot, pretty sure in the movie he was named R-2. Ratchet Man ...
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Possibly 1980's movie featuring clowns and a pet monkey

I need help identifying an unknown movie from the 1980's I seen when I was a kid. The only scenes I remember were 2 men (a white man and black man) and a kid (might be the white man's child?) ...
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Kid hides in spaceship bound for the moon

This is an American film about a boy whose father is an astronaut and is going to the moon, or something like that. The kid doensn't want to be left behind and sneaks onboard the shuttle/spacecraft. ...
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Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers

I've got a random memory of a science fiction film from either the late 80s or early 90s. It's a fairly sketch memory but a few key points stick out: Aliens (that look human) travel to earth to stop ...
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Woman needs something opened, man crushes it to bits

OK, this will sound pretty vague but I can't remember that much about the actors, all I remember is the scene that goes something like this. I think it's some comedy movie but anyway the scene is a ...
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Romantic comedy about a platonic relationship gone wrong

This film is from the late 80s or 90s. In it, the two protagonists (female & male) are both over 30, maybe 40. They engage in a platonic relationship which, as the movie progresses, becomes more ...
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Seemingly tall man answers door but he's actually short

I'm trying to identify an 80's comedy that has a sketch in it along the following lines: A gent approaches a timber door, either at a castle or a large wooden factory door, he taps on it and a high ...
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Name that 80's educational TV show

Back in the 80's there was a really neat educational show on PBS in NY. I remember having to wake up just before 6 am to watch it on a weekday right before school. The episodes might have only been 15 ...
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217 views

What movie had the quote, “It's not that I Hate my father, I just feel better when he's not around”?

I am trying to remember/find the movie that had the quote that went something like this: It's not that I hate my father, it's just that I feel better when he's not around. I must have the quote ...
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Comedy movie where protagonist is late to a special event, and is having a lot of travel trouble

Comedy movie from the 80s or 90s. The protagonist is on a time-pressured journey to a special event (wedding?), and is having a lot of travel trouble. After missing a key transport, an old man in a ...
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Color 80s/90s horror, maybe Hellraiser, labirynth, hell

I'm really not sure and don't want to try each part of Hellraiser to find it, but maybe someone would tell me what movies was that: There was huge labirynth which had to be traversed to go to some ...
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Name of cult horror movie from the 80s about a heavy metal fanatic

I ve seen some years ago just the beginning of a horror movie, as i remember from the description of the back of the movie and the remnants in my memore, there are the following characteristics about ...
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Please identify this (Almodovar?) movie

I remember 2 scenes from a movie that I think was made by Pedro Almodovar, probably in the 90s. In one scene, a pregnant woman complains to a friend about pain in her nipples (while they sit in a ...
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Animation where people are divided over numbers or letters

I'm looking for a particular movie which was about numbers vs letters where the supporting characters are either for letters or numbers and the boy hero in the movie learns to use both to defeat the ...
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80's rape/revenge flick

It's an 80's movie that I saw a long time ago on VHS. The main character is a dark haired woman who works as a TV anchor. She is kidnapped in the parking lot by a group of thugs in a van and taken ...
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Apprentice magician kidnaps people to turn them into human-shaped building blocks

I have a memory of watching a movie on TV when I was a kid. I wasn't familiar with anime at the time, but looking back I believe it was anime. I would have watched it sometime between 1982 and 1986 on ...
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College girl assualted, summons demon to exact revenge

I am looking for a movie that's about a blonde college girl that summons a demon of some sort to kill a group of guys that attacked and raped her. At the beginning of the movie she is walking back ...
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Two students and their zombie teacher [closed]

Help identify a short episode of an 80's TV show. It's about two students, and their big teacher who comes back from the dead and carries his head. The teacher looks big, like Frankenstein's monster. ...
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Boy comes back from the dead to date girl

It's an old movie maybe 80's or so. I can only remember these parts: Scene: In this movie I remember a scene where this dude likes a chick, I think this part is inside a store, and there's a thief ...
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What movie is this clip from (70s-80s)?

I have this short clip from somewhere and remember wanting to see this film again but that was a long time a go so I don't even remember why or if it was actually good. Can someone recognize the movie ...
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Soldier returning unexpectedly from war [closed]

I'm trying to find a (tv?) movie from the late 70s or early 80s. As I recall it, a woman and her young son are not expecting their husband/father to return from the (Vietnam?) war as he has been ...
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I'm looking for a movie name probably action movie

This was a movie or series that I saw back in the late 80s/early 90s. 1st part I remember a guy climbing a tower / skyscraper on the outside with a tool that sticks to glass. 2nd part I remember that ...
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487 views

80s “TV Movie” set in WWII South East England where children are played by adult actors

I am looking for a movie which was made and based in South East England. It is set in Second World War and is about a bunch of kids (all played by adult actors common to TV at the time) messing ...
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80's Cartoon movie set in space with mining lasers as weapons

The main character was a young guy, a miner. The bad guy that ran the mining asteroid looks kinda like Darth Vader and he steals the main character's girlfriend, so the hero embarks on a mission to ...
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Horror movie late 70's or early 80's

I'm looking for a horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s. It was about a white blue eyed boy buried inside a house/castle, with a gold chain around his neck. He was killed by (probably) his own ...
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80s horror movie about a video rental store

I vaguely remember a horror movie where the plot involved a video rental store where people would rent horror movies only to find out that the movies were real events that were videotaped or something ...
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Stalker thriller movie from 80s

Hi I'm trying to trace a film from the 1980s. A woman is being stalked by someone. Phone calls etc. I'm almost sure he's a murderer and is taking out her close friends and family one by one. During ...
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Trapped in cave filled with water, with snakes and crocodile

From memory, I think it was an adventure movie in the 80's. It was in English. As I remember watching it the first time while growing up. The only scene I can remember was when both the actor and ...
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Trying to find an Alright on the Night episode

I've been trying to discover which UK (It'll be) Alright on the Night episode, from the 1980s, featured a clip of a TV presenter's voice introducing a prison drama, which then cuts to some kids ...
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Identify military comedy movie/tv series - scene

I am looking for the title of army/military comedy movie/tv series I think it was from around 80s. I remember only one scene from it, I think it was from the intro or beginning of the movie. The ...