Movies Referenced in Pop Detective Video Essays

An ever expanding list of all the films discussed and referenced in Pop Culture Detective video essays.

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There are 41 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • *batteries not included
  • Amazing Grace and Chuck
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Big
  • Blade Runner
  • The Cannonball Run
  • Commando
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Dead Poets Society
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Empire of the Sun
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Fletch Lives
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • The Goonies
  • Gremlins
  • Harry and the Hendersons
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • The Journey of Natty Gann
  • The Last Starfighter
  • My Stepmother is an Alien
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • The Running Man
  • Say Anything...
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • Sheena
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Splash
  • Starman
  • The Terminator
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Tron
  • Weird Science
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit