Harrison Ford

The 1980s Movies

Harrison Ford needs no introduction when it comes to movies during the 1980s. He starred in no less than 10 movies during the decade. Being represented each year, except for 1987, twice in 1988. His characteristic growling voice, and trademark smile, and good acting, helped him become a legend of the silver screen. Here we have the ten movies that he starred in during the 1980s, with all of them that propelled him into stardom.


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1980

The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1980 with Ford playing the role of Han Solo. The movie grossed $290.48 million


Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ford plays the adventurous archeologist, Dr. Indiana Jones. Ford made the image of Dr. Jones his own. Praised for its special effects, the film grossed $248 million.


Blade Runner 1982

A Ridley Scott classic. Ford plays a bounty hunter known as a “blade runner” tracking down four wanted men. The film grossed $32.87 million.


Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 1983





The adventures of Han Solo played by Ford and his compatriates are taken further in this third installment of Star Wars. It grossed $309 million


Indiana and the Temple of Doom 1984

Temple of Doom was the second instalment of the Indiana Jones movies. Again Ford plays the cunning Dr. Indian Jones, in this adventure of jungles and booby traps. The film grossed $179 million.


Witness 1985

Ford plays a policeman named John Book. He is tasked to protect a young Amish boy that is witness to a crime. The movie grossed $68 million.


The Mosquito Coast 1986

Ford plays Allie Fox. An inventor that gives up his city life, and moves his family to a jungle in South America. Total gross of $14 million


Frantic 1988

Ford plays a doctor that discovers his wife disappeared while in the shower. Directed by Roman Polanski. The film grossed $17 million


Working Girl 1988

In Working Girl Ford plays the associate of Sigourney Weaver that falls in love with her subordinate. Carly Simon produced the hit song “Let the river run”. Directed y Mike Nichols, the film grossed $64 million.


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989

The third instalment of Steven Spielberg’s series, Indiana Jones. Here Ford joins up with Sean Connery as Jones’ father. The Last Crusade earned a generous $197 million at the box office.