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The decade of the 1980s tended to consolidate the gains made in the seventies rather than to initiate any new trends. Designed and packaged for mass audience appeal, few 80s films became what could be called 'classics'. The era was characterized by the introduction of 'high-concept' films - with cinematic plots that could be easily characterized by one or two sentences (25 words or less) - and therefore easily marketable and understandable. The 80s also were the decade in which the sequel-mania really took off, which often resulted in hastily-made, inferior knockoffs made by lesser film-makers.

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    Once Upon a Time in America

    1984, in 17 top lists Check
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    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    Paris, Texas

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    Kaze no tani no Naushika

    1984 — a.k.a. NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind, in 10 top lists Check
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Terminator

    1984, in 20 top lists Check
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