The 1980s weren't only fun. They were a decade of technological advancement. The home computer debuted, portable listening devices such as Walkmans and boomboxes became popular, and VCRs became as commonplace as TVs, making it possible to watch almost any movie, any time.
This tech boom brought advances in moviemaking. Fantasy and action scenes became more believable. Movie series such as "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Rocky" and "Rambo" ruled the day. Comedies like "Back to the Future," "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Ghostbusters" turned into blockbuster franchises. And megastars were born with Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy and Tom Cruise scoring huge hits at the box office.
There will never be another time like that, but the magic of Hollywood can recreate that spirit. These are the highest-grossing movies of the '80s.