9. Aliens

The movie Aliens is one of the cult-classic that redefined the horror/thriller genre in the industry. Furthermore, the movie kept the viewers on their toes with suspense and anticipation. Moreover, the movie managed to gain a talented actress, Sigourney Weaver, as their lead character. Likewise, Michael Biehn played the role of Corporal Hicks.

Aliens movie star Sigourney Weaver with a Xenomorph
Aliens movie star Sigourney Weaver with a Xenomorph Cosplay.
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Aliens; directed and written by James Cameron. Likewise, the talented actress Weaver appeared in Cameron’s masterpiece in 2009s Avatar. The movie Aliens earned a massively at the box office. Furthermore, it collected over $131 million in its run.

Impressively, the movie earned multiple awards! Likewise, here are the awards won by the movie:

  1. Oscar (1987)
  2. BAFTA (1987)
  3. Academy of Science Fiction (1987)

8. Die Hard

One opportunity is all one needs to succeed. And the movie Die Hard was the golden ticket for Mr. Bruce Willis. Moreover, after appearing in the movie Willis was propelled into stardom. Furthermore, the movie picked the perfect people for their roles. Likewise, Bonnie Bedelia landed the female lead and Reginald VelJohnson on the supporting role of Sgt. Al Powell.

80s Die Hard movie cast
Die Hard movie cast.
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Die Hard was directed by John McTiernan. Likewise, with his directions the movie earned millions at the box office. Furthermore, it earned $141 million by the end of its run. What’s more, they completed the movie with a budget of $28 million.

Unlike the success at the box office, the movie did not earn a whole lot of awards. But, later in the future, they did bag several awards, and here’s a list of awards that they did win:

  1. Award of the Japanese Academy (1990)
  2. Blue Ribbon Awards (1990)
  3. BMI Film & TV Awards (1989)
  4. Hochi Film Awards (1989)
  5. Kinema Junpo Awards (1990)
  6. Motion Picture Sound Editors (1989)