ByCraig Alarm, writer at

The 80's were a great decade for movie poster artwork, here are the 100 best movie posters (also known as one-sheets) of the 80's

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Artist Richard Amsel proved again why he was one of the best in the biz with this stunning poster for this throwback blockbuster, pure art!

2. Raging Bull
Menacing scowling De Niro in Scorsese's 1980 masterpiece.

3. Back to the Future
Drew Struzan's illustration for the 1985 classic is one of many fond memories of the 80's!

4. National Lampoon's Vacation
Frank Frazetta's homage to Star Wars for the Chevy Chase classic.

5. The Empire Strikes Back
Known as the Gone With the Wind poster, This is as a fan favorite among Star Wars posters.

6. Aliens
This was the international poster for Aliens, much better than the domestic one that just had the title and credits.

7. The Cannonball Run
Drew Struzan again

8. Arthur
This poster was pulled because it showed Dudley Moore's character drinking and driving ,but it totally fit the feel of the movie!

9. Moonstruck
Cher is glowing in this stunning poster for the 1987 Oscar winning film!

10. The Goonies
Sloth would have been proud of Drew Struzan's amazing poster!

12. Flash Gordon
This cult classic had a vibrant and colorful one-sheet that stands up to this day!

13. Friday the 13th
The First and the best of the one sheets for this long running film series.

14. Blade Runner
One of my all time favorites, again pure art!

15. Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Bob Peak's international poster for what some call the best Star Trek movie.

16. Valley Girl
So 80's poster pretty much sums up the decade!

17. Robocop
Sci-fi classic, violent satire, cool poster

18. Little Shop of Horrors
Colorful poster for the best musical of the 80's

19. A Christmas Story

You'll shoot your eye out kid!....Norman Rockwell type poster for the Christmas classic!

20. Scarface
One of the most iconic images of the 80's!

21. Deathtrap
Fun poster of the time period!

22. First Blood
The first Rambo film had a striking poster!

23. Adventures in Babysitting
Great artwork for this charming little teen film!

24. Gremlins
Mysterious poster for Joe Dante's comic horror classic!

25. The Terminator
Another iconic image of the 80's

26. Excalibur
Again shows why movie posters are artwork and not just mere advertisements!

27. The Evil Dead
Ash's first stand made for a great poster!

28. Private Benjamin
Goldie's face speaks volumes, and effective use of photography!

29. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Sadly this was Richard Amsel's last poster before his untimely death!

30. Beetlejuice
Say it 3 times, great, great, great poster!

31. Romancing the Stone
Glorious poster for the action adventure classic!

32. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Colorful poster for Burt and Dolly!

33. Airplane
One of the best comedies of all time produced a iconic poster!

34. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

35. Full Metal Jacket

36. Escape From New York

37. Blue Velvet

38. The Breakfast Club

39. On Golden Pond

40. History of the World Part One

41. The Little Mermaid

42. A Nightmare on Elm Street

43. The Shining

44. Fletch Lives

45. For Your Eyes Only

46. The Witches of Eastwick

47. Class of 1984

48. Coming to America

49. American Gigolo

50. Risky Business

51. Prizzi's Honor

52. The Stunt Man

53. The King of Comedy

54. Scrooged

55. Tarzan the Ape Man

56. Superman III

57. Motel Hell

58. Labyrinth

59. Amadeus

60. Ghostbusters

61. The Naked Gun

62. Field of Dreams

63. Blow Out

64. The Elephant Man

65. Young Sherlock Holmes

66. Gloria

67. Howard the Duck

68. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

69. The Hunger

70. Conan the Barbarian

71. The Thing

72. My Favorite Year

73. Driving Miss Daisy

74. The Blues Brothers

75. The Long Good Friday

76. Pale Rider

77. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

78. The Color of Money

79. Midnight Run

80. Creepshow

81. The Natural

82. Caddyshack

83. Poltergeist

84. Footloose

85. The Lost Boys

86. Sid and Nancy

87. Spaceballs

88. Querrelle

89. Cat People

90. Cannery Row

91. Do the Right Thing

92. Outrageous Fortune

93. Overboard

94. Brazil

95. Paternity

96. 9 to 5

97. Return of the Jedi

98. Witness

99. Die Hard

100. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid


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