Best award winning movies with Gothic atmosphere from 1980s

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

1 Batman (1989)

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.

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1989-06-21 | Fantasy / Action

Cast

Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson

Rating

rating icon 7.231
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #165 for
    mythology extending
  2. Ranked #206 for
    like Cape Fear
  3. Ranked #215 for
    harsh sound

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2 Aliens (1986)

Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo's deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien, returns to Earth after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. Although her story is initially met with skepticism, she agrees to accompany a team of Colonial Marines back to LV-426.

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1986-07-18 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #37 for
    gung-ho
  2. Ranked #47 for
    poindexter
  3. Ranked #84 for
    cyborg

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3 Blade Runner (1982)

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

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1982-06-25 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer

Rating

rating icon 7.937
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #80 for
    cyborg
  2. Ranked #113 for
    futuristic society
  3. Ranked #116 for
    orwellian

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4 The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

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1981-08-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons

Rating

rating icon 6.43
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #49 for
    Multiple POV
  2. Ranked #93 for
    juxtaposition
  3. Ranked #101 for
    naturalist

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5 A Passage to India (1984)

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.

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1984-12-14 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #91 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #91 for
    prissy
  3. Ranked #121 for
    globetrotting

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6 Blue Velvet (1986)

Clean-cut Jeffrey Beaumont realizes his hometown is not so normal when he discovers a human ear in a field, the investigation soon catapulting him toward a disturbed nightclub singer and a drug-addicted sadist.

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1986-09-19 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #63 for
    morally dubious
  2. Ranked #67 for
    showing underbelly
  3. Ranked #74 for
    lurid

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7 The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There—on the eve of an attempted coup—he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people, and also falls in love with a British national.

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1982-12-17 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 6.653
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #90 for
    callow
  2. Ranked #96 for
    opaque
  3. Ranked #126 for
    soggy

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8 Dead Ringers (1988)

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

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1988-09-23 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold

Rating

rating icon 7.106
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #52 for
    downward spiral
  2. Ranked #80 for
    wallflower
  3. Ranked #128 for
    socially awkward

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9 Witness (1985)

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit, and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

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1985-02-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis

Rating

rating icon 7.098
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #63 for
    gruesome murder
  2. Ranked #85 for
    horrific crimes
  3. Ranked #91 for
    fish out of water

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10 The Elephant Man (1980)

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

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1980-10-09 | Drama / History

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

Rating

rating icon 8.04
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #12 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #95 for
    deformed

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