Special Report

Most Popular Movie Released Every Year Since 1960

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1980
> Most popular movie: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,248,496 on IMDB
> Director: Irvin Kershner
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1981
> Most popular movie: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 942,516 on IMDB
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1982
> Most popular movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 32,314,349 on RT
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1983
> Most popular movie: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,020,029 on IMDB
> Director: Richard Marquand
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

1984
> Most popular movie: Ghostbusters
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,040,658 on RT
> Director: Ivan Reitman
> Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1985
> Most popular movie: Back to the Future
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,158,792 on IMDB
> Director: Robert Zemeckis
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1986
> Most popular movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 729,098 on RT
> Director: John Hughes
> Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Source: Courtesy of Vestron Pictures

1987
> Most popular movie: Dirty Dancing
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,055,494 on RT
> Director: Emile Ardolino
> Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1988
> Most popular movie: Beetlejuice
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 917,435 on RT
> Director: Tim Burton
> Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1989
> Most popular movie: Batman
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 911,715 on RT
> Director: Tim Burton
> Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

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