Harrison Ford was arguably one of the biggest movie stars in the world during the 1980s.
Harrison Ford had a remarkable set of movies that were released in the 80’s that cemented him as Hollywood royalty.
The Best 80s Harrison Ford Movies
Harrison Ford starred in a lot of movies in the 1980s, so it’s not surprising that some of the most beloved movies of that era have him in it.
So what were the best 80s Harrison Ford movies?
Here are our picks for the best Harrison Ford movies of the 1980s:
1. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strike Back is the follow-up to Star Wars. It is also the second chapter in original trilogy. Harrison Ford plays Han Solo. He is captain of the Millennium Falcon and we follow his adventures through the galaxy.
Even though the movie was expected to be a flop, surprisingly it was a smashing success and of course led to a multi billion dollar franchise that has spanned many decades. Furthermore this film made Harrison Ford a household name as Han Solo is one of the most iconic characters in movie history ever.
2. Blade Runner (1982)
This film was made by Ridley Scott, and Harrison Ford plays Rick Deckard. Rick is a blade runner, and a blade runner is a member of a special police force. A blade runner is tasked with the assignment of tracking down replicants, and they have to eliminate these replicants. The film is based on a novel by Philip K. Dick.
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
In this film, Ford returns as Indiana Jones. While the majority of second films in a film franchise are sequels, Temple of Doom is a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is due to the fact that Steven Spielberg didn’t want to bring back the Nazis from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film is about Jones’s trip to India where he is tasked to find a mysterious stone and rescue children from a dangerous cult.
4. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981)
This is the film that introduced the world to the iconic character of Indiana Jones. In 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of the highest grossing films. The film is one of the best action adventure films made, and the film also did well with critics.
The film has Jones completing with Nazi force to get the lost Ark. In order to accomplish this, he teams up with a former lover. She is Marion Ravenwood. The Ark is believed to turn an army into an indestructible army.
Indiana Jones is probably top 2 when it comes to characters that has defined Harrison Ford’s career. Between his portrayal of Indiana Jones and Han Solo, Harrison Ford has generated billions of dollars in box office revenue and has made him a Hollywood legend.
So those are our picks for the best 80s Harrison Ford movies. Did your favorite make the list?