Its arguable what the Top Cold War Movies of the 1980s and want to talk about the height of the Cold War between the USA and the USSR was during this period leading up to the fall of the soviets empire and the Berlin Wall. During this hay day of Hollywood during the 1980’s where Tinsel Town was pretty short of silver and was looking for anything to produce that they could get on screen.

Thus the emergence of some of the best movie making in Hollywood history producing great films as Raiders of the Lost ark and many more. You know them. Simply do a web search for 80s movies and you will see a long list of some of the best Hollywood has produced for the silver screen.

Unfortunately when the corporates took over and bought out all the studios it became very leftist leading to the creative barren wasteland of what lucifarian garbage being produced today. Literally shows called Lucifer and The Devil etc. Its filled with evil witchcraft and pure filth.

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So lets begin with the list of Top Cold War Movies of the 1980s.

The Top Cold War Movies of the 1980s was made during the best decade in movie history. 1984, 1985 was the best year in movie making history ironically.

Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

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Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton star in the espionage film spotlighting the betrayal of US citizens selling out secrets to the Soviet Union capitalizing on their access to sensitive information. Using the code names Falcon because he has a pet falcon and is a Falconer that elicits the help of his childhood choir boy friend code named the Snowman because now he selling cocaine and had the connections. This Cold War Movies of the 1980 is based on true events.

Spies Like Us (1985)

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Of course the boys from Saturday Night Live and Second City TV has to get in on the Cold War act with this comedy starring Dan Ackroyd and Chevy Chase. This spoof was obviously formulated to bring in the numbers but he jokes often fell short seemingly being more pathetic than humorous.

Red Heat (1988)

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The Cold War Movies of the 1980s wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Russia policeman tracking a criminal that has to work with New York city cop James Belushi riding on the coattails of his brothers drug induced demise.

Rocky IV (1985)

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Wouldn’t have Dolph Lundgren if you didn’t have the Russian Boxer that Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone in the 4th addition of the Rocky franchise.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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One of the best in the Roger Moore Bond series that villainizes the Soviets in this Cold War Movies of the 1980

A View To A Kill (1985)

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3rd Bond Movie in the 80s to have the USSR meddling with foreign affairs. At the beginning of Blaxploitation part 2 with screwball nut job model musician Grace Jones introducing more eurotrash artist to the west.

Rambo: First Blood (1982), Rambo II (1985), Rambo III (1988)

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Sylvester Stallone began this series with a good story about a Vietnam vet returning home to a hostile America during a time when the country was very suspicious of the military and still healing from the war. It was an instant hit and transformed Sly from a lug head boxer to a cool calculating Green Beret.

The Right Stuff (1983)

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If you want to watch an all American anti Soviet we kick ass Space Race movie during the Cold War competition between the Nazi scientist we got from World War 2 against the Russian’s Nazi scientist they captured. The detail is noted in this film having all the top astrophysics engineers speaking with a heavily German accent. Hidden in plane site as they say.

All joking aside this film is very entertaining for any fan of outer space and the journey to get there beginning with the world famous test pilot Chuck Yeager who was the first man to break the sound barrier played by Sam Shepard. starring Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Lance Henriksen, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, Pamela Reed, Jeff Goldblum, Harry Shearer, Charles Frank in this Cold War Movies of the 1980.

Octopussy (1983)

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2nd in the 80s Bond series to focus on the Ruskies as a part of the globalist plan to take over the world. The pinnacle of Roger Moore’s Bond female nicknames inspiring the Austin Powers characters such as Ivanna Humpalot. Octopussy says it all.

The Femme fetal Octopussy even has a blue ringed octopus in an aquarium known for its deadly toxic touch. Perfect metaphor for this Cold War Spy farce.

No Way Out (1987)

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An intense thriller starring Gene Hackman and Kevin Costner about the elaborate spy networks working during the Cold War. Russia with their double agents amidst the interpersonal LGBT nightmare happening with the Senator caught up in a twisted love triangle.

Wargames (1983)

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A brilliant tale of what could be during the Cold War stand off with Russia. Both filled to the brim with Nuclear warheads racing to get the most made to make sure they had enough to ensure the enemy was as dead as they were. The Mathew Broderick and Ally Sheedy teen thriller opened the eyes of America to the possibility of Thermonuclear War. Top Cold War Movies of the 1980s!

Red Dawn (1984)

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Best Top Cold War Movies of the 1980s ever! John Milius’ masterpiece pro American anti-communist portrayal of an invasion of the USA by the Soviet Union and Central American Cartels during the height of the Cold War.

After Milius made this film Hollywood turned on him ostracizing from the industry deliberately blackballing his career. It was clear the Hollywood had a socialist agenda and didn’t want any pro freedom pro American directors telling these kinds of stories.

Since then not many movies of this caliber have been made. Even the sad pathetic Nickelodeon fat boy turn skinny lead against China.


“North Korea“, was a joke to think this tool of a country could ever invade the USA. Complete reversal of what Milius presented in 1984. Starring Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, Powers Booth.

Top Gun (1986)

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The quintessential Top Cold War Movies of the 1980s starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer characterizing the competitive spirit of the era not only internally but against our age old adversary the U.S.S.R.

Although the movie was about a pilot learning to be a team player as well as understand who he is against the backdrop of the incident with him in his F-14 flying inverted with a “Mig-25” Russian fighter that they had a very close run in.

In those days this was tantamount to an act of war and could easily plummet the world into nuclear 3rd World War. A very tense political and economic climate when this move released filled with tongue and cheek levity that help make this a hit during the Cold War.

The Cold War lasted from 1947 through 1991 ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Berlin since World War 2. President Ronald Reagan called out to President Gorbachev to “Tear down this Wall!”