'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' ... "The Empire Strikes Back" ... "The Breakfast Club' ... where do they rank?

Films in the '80s, like the decade itself (and our hair throughout), are remembered for their size, as in BIG -- big action, big adventure, big special effects, big box office (read: blockbusters).We chose from an array of giant sci-fi, comedy, drama, action-adventure -- and winnowed our list to the top 40.

Which flicks made the grade? Let's put it this way: It was a very good decade for Bill Murray, who appears in four of our top films, and an awesome one for Harrison Ford, who stars in three of our top five. Read on as we count down the 40 best movies of the Me Decade.