8 Best Movies Set in the 80s That Weren’t Made in the 80s

Redditor u/thedubiousstylus asked, “What's the best movie set in the 80s that wasn't filmed in the 80s? Two of the favorites I mentioned discussing this once are Donnie Darko and Adventureland, but many disagreed.”

Redditors had plenty to say, and these are the nominated films encompassing eighties vibes, but that isn't from the 80s.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

The Wedding Singer is the first Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film in their trilogy of romantic comedies.

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

It follows a first-year college student and his baseball teammates, a wild group of disco-dancing partyers chasing skirts. 

American Psycho (2000)

It follows Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), an investment banker who leads a double life as a serial killer in New York City.

Fargo (1996)

Set in 1987, Fargo is a black comedy crime story that follows Marge, a pregnant Minnesota police chief, as she investigates roadside homicides.

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Set in 1983, Beyond the Black Rainbow is a Canadian sci-fi horror film that tells the story of a woman with ESP.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men is an American neo-Western crime thriller film set in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas.

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