The Elephant Man: A deformed man is treated like an animal until a doctor finds him.  1980

Coal Miner's Daughter: an impoverished young woman becomes a country music star.  Best actress, 1980

Raiders of the Lost Ark: An archeologist must find the Ark before the Nazis do1981, George Lucas & Steven Spielberg, AFI's 100 Best Films. 

Chariots of Fire: An Olympic runner faces challenges.  Best picture, 3 other Academy Awards; 1981; British 

Das Boot: A German submarine goes on a mission in World War II.  1982 in German. 

Terms of Endearment 1983 5 Academy Awards, 11 nominations  PG

Tootsie: A desperate actor pretends he's a woman in order to land a job.  1982.  AFI's 100 Best Films

Gandhi: A biography of the great civil rights leader.  1982 Attenborough Best Picture

Amadeus: A biography of the zany musician and the competitor that may have murdered him.  1984.  AFI's 100 Best Films. 

Places in the Heart: a woman strives to keep her cotton farm in spite of racism.  best actress, 1984

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Dir: Steven Spielberg, starring:  Dee Wallace Stone, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore,  GG Best Picture, AFI's 100 Best Pictures,

On Golden Pond 1981 3 Academy Awards, 10 nominations PG

Reds 1981, 3 Academy Awards, 12 nominations PG13  194 minutes

Award-Winning Films 1980-1985
1980 The Shining; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1980 The Empire Strikes Back; between 26-50 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1980 Coal Miner's Daughter; Academy Award Best actor or actress; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1980
Raging Bull : listed in top 25 of AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best cinematography; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1980
Elephant Man; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1980 Ordinary People; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director
1980 Long Good Friday; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman; Academy Award Best actor or actress; Rated R
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; in top 25 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1981
Chariots of Fire; Academy Award Best Picture; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1981
Das Boot; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1981
Reds; Academy Award Best Director; Academy Award Best cinematography
1981
On Golden Pond; Golden Globe Best Picture; both Academy Award Best actor and actress
1981
Gregory's Girl; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films
1982 Blade Runner; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1982
The Thing; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1982 Gandhi; Academy Award Best Picture; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films; Academy Award Best Director; Academy Award Best actor or actress; Academy Award Best cinematography; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1982
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial : listed in top 25 of AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1982
Tootsie: listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1982
Fanny and Alexander; Academy Award Best cinematography
1983 Scarface; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1983 Return of the Jedi between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1983 Yentl; Academy Award Best Director; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1983
Terms of Endearment; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director
1983
The Dresser; Academy Award Best actor or actress
1983
Local Hero; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films
1984 Amadeus : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director; Academy Award Best actor or actress; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1984
The Terminator; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1984
The Killing Fields; Academy Award Best cinematography; Rated R
1984 Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1984
Once Upon a Time in America; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1984
Paris, Texas; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1984
Places in the Heart; Academy Award Best actor or actress