The 1980s movies started out very strong with the last 2 Star Wars movies in the Original Trilogy and the first Indiana Jones movie. These movies featured special effects and set a high standard for the decade.
Movies of the rest of the Decade
After a very strong start, movies had a high standard to meet. Special effects and computer generated effects improved greatly and resulted in movies such as Bladerunner and The Terminator.
Television of the 80s
Television shows in the 1980s consisted mainly of family sitcoms. For the beginning of the century TV shows like Dallas, a show about a very rich family living in Texas. Near the end of the decade a top contender was The Cosby show, a family sitcom with a lot of comedy elements.