Best award winning movies with good art directing from 1980s

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with good art directing from 1980s! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with good art directing from 1980s, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Reds (1981)

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant.

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1981-12-25 | Drama / History

Cast

Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton

Rating

rating icon 6.885
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #45 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #118 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #131 for
    barn-burner

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2 Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Charley Partanna is a hitman who works for the Prizzis, one of the richest crime families in the US. When he sees Irene Walker, it's love at first sight. But he soon finds that she, too, is a killer for hire. Charley can overlook his suspicions, but he can't turn off his heart. And the couple must remember that even if they love each other, the Prizzis love only money.

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1985-06-14 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #24 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #64 for
    seriocomedy
  3. Ranked #79 for
    Multigenre

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3 Terms of Endearment (1983)

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

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1983-11-20 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger

Rating

rating icon 7.103
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #95 for
    prissy
  3. Ranked #98 for
    afterschool special

Trailer

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4 The Last Emperor (1987)

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

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1987-10-04 | Drama / History

Cast

John Lone, Peter O'Toole

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #24 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #30 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #97 for
    hagiography

Trailer

The Last Emperor trailer
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5 Tootsie (1982)

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.

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1982-12-17 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange

Rating

rating icon 7.221
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #13 for
    afterschool special
  2. Ranked #63 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #76 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

Trailer

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6 Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters, in a time when those types of relationships were shunned.

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1989-12-13 | Drama

Cast

Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy

Rating

rating icon 7.242
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #53 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #59 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #102 for
    cantankerous

Trailer

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7 Out of Africa (1985)

Tells the life story of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on her 1937 autobiographical novel.

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1985-12-20 | History / Romance

Cast

Robert Redford, Meryl Streep

Rating

rating icon 7.177
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #25 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #31 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #46 for
    sad

Trailer

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8 Rain Man (1988)

When car dealer Charlie Babbitt learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has a savant older brother named Raymond and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.

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1988-12-12 | Drama

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise

Rating

rating icon 7.764
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    smug
  2. Ranked #65 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #86 for
    narcissist

Trailer

Rain Man trailer
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9 The Killing Fields (1984)

New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg is on assignment covering the Cambodian Civil War, with the help of local interpreter Dith Pran and American photojournalist Al Rockoff. When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, Schanberg makes exit arrangements for Pran and his family. Pran, however, tells Schanberg he intends to stay in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story — a decision he may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in.

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1984-11-23 | Drama / History

Cast

Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor

Rating

rating icon 7.48
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    sad
  2. Ranked #39 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #105 for
    critically acclaimed

Trailer

The Killing Fields trailer
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10 Atlantic City (1980)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

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1980-09-03 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon

Rating

rating icon 6.791
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #73 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #128 for
    decadent
  3. Ranked #132 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

Trailer

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