Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a writer who loses his mind, terrorizes his family and encounters paranormal activity in "The Shining" which was released in 1980. Warner Bros.
The 1985 time-travel movie "Back to the Future" features Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly playing a little rock 'n' roll -- and helping his own parents fall in love. Universal Pictures
Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" was released in 1982 and is the top-grossing movie of the 1980s. Keep clicking for the other top moneymaking movies of the decade. Universal
Fans originally thought the 1983 film that would come to be known as "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" ended the "Star Wars" saga, but the franchise lived on in books, cartoons and ultimately, new movies. Lucasfilm Ltd.
1980's "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" featured Luke Skywalker coming to grips with his destiny Lucasfilm
In 1989's "Batman" Jack Nicholson's Joker faced Michael Keaton's caped crusader. Warner Bros
Who you gonna call? In 1984, the "Ghostbusters" were the answer to your every paranormal problem. From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
A Detroit police officer investigating the murder of a friend ends up in Beverly Hills, where he confounds fellow cops on his way to solving the crime in 1984's "Beverly Hills Cop." Paramount Pictures
In 1989's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the third movie in the series, Harrison Ford's archaeologist/playboy/Nazi-fighter meets up with his father and realizes the proverbial apple doesn't fall too far from the tree (and viewers learn that Indy named himself after the family dog). Paramount Pictures
Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford reunited for 1984's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," the second in the iconic Indiana Jones series. Lucasfilm Ltd.