The 1980s were an era of excess that saw the idea of a big-budget blockbuster grow more and more popular as the years went on. The box office saw countless films bring in millions and millions of dollars. This was the era that birthed film franchises on a larger scale. A decade that saw the Star Wars sequels and ended with a superhero film that set the model for how to make a movie about a comic book vigilante going forward. These are the action films that topped the box office every year in the 1980s.