Make no mistake that we love wrestling here at Retroheadz and we love it, even more, when our favourite wrestlers show up in movies. Wrestling is all about entertainment, drama, comedy, and personality so it makes sense for the superstars of the scene to appear in movies. Whether it’s just for a brief cameo or a leading role we don’t care, it’s just great to see them on our screens. With this in mind let us take you through 10 epic 80's movies that starred professional wrestlers. Road House (1989) Road House starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer for a small club he has to protect from corrupt businessmen. It’s an iconic film made all the better by the inclusion of Hardcore wrestling legend Terry Funk. Funk plays Morgan in the movie and he sees plenty of bar fight action. Road House is worth a watch for that alone. The Princess Bride (1987) “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die” The Princess Bride is a classic movie full of 80’s nostalgia and comedy gold. What could make it even more legendary? Well, the inclusion of Andre the Giant of course. Andre plays Fezzik, a giant, obviously, with a big heart and a brilliant comedic delivery. You route for his character all the way through in much the same way as you did the real-life gentle giant. Hell Comes To Frogtown (1988) Hell Comes To Frogtown is certainly the weirdest film on our list. Piper plays Sam Hell, one of the last fertile men on earth following a nuclear war that has left most of the humans infertile. He’s tracked down by a group of fertile nurses who follow the trail of pregnant women who’ve met him. He then has to rescue a group of young fertile women who have been captured by anthropomorphic lizard creatures. It falls into the “It’s so bad it’s good” category and is a genuine classic. The Running Man (1987) The Running Man is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most classic films and is filled with brilliant one-liners and memorable characters. It makes sense that he would come across some wrestlers as he fights his way to freedom and who better to face off against that Jesse “The Body” Ventura. The Body plays the undefeated Captain Freedom, the most loved of The Running Man’s many executioners. As well as Jesse Ventura, the Running Man also stars WWF legend Professor Toru Tonaka as Sub Zero. If you’re looking for wrestling royalty, it’s right here. Runaway Train (1985) Runaway Train stars John Voight and Eric Roberts who find themselves on board a runaway train after escaping prison. This is a brilliant film which is full of suspense and drama that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. There is also a notable appearance from WWF and WCW legend Zeus in one of his first acting roles as the train guard. He casts an intimidating presence even in such a small role and that presence would earn him plenty more screen time in the years to come. Escape From New York (1981) One of the greatest cult movies of all time, Escape From New York starred Kurt Russell as Snake, a bank robber tasked with rescuing the President from Manhattan, which is now a maximum-security prison. This is an all-action piece of dystopian retro-futuristic mayhem and we love it. As Snake makes his way through the carnage he encounters many undesirable inmates and guards. Two of these are classic wrestlers WWF’s Bam Bam Bigelow and NWA, WWWF and ICW legend Ox Baker. Predator (1987) Arnold Schwarzenegger has a good history of working with wrestlers and predator is no exception. Predator once again sees Arnold teaming up with Jesse Ventura who has a great supporting role as Blain. His hard as nails marine who constantly chews tobacco in every scene really stole the show and was infinitely memorable. the fact that he ran around the place with a Gattling gun was also a nice touch. It’s hard to imagine Predator without Jesse Ventura which just shows what charisma and screen presence he had. They Live (1988) They live is a classic video nasty in which a drifter finds a pair of glasses that lets him see things that he can’t normally see. When he wears the glasses he can see that Aliens have taken over the world and he has to convince everyone of what’s happening. This is classic John Carpenter and stars “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as the lead character. They Live was probably Piper’s biggest movie role and it is rightly remembered as a horror classic. Rocky III (1982) Rocky III is best known for the appearance of Mr. T as Clubber Lang but as Rocky squared off against his new foe there was another fighter who was impossible to forget. That’s right, Rocky III saw Hulkamania run wild as Hulk Hogan starred as the oddly named Thunderlips. Unfortunately, Rocky III is remembered as a low point in the Rocky franchise but the Inclusion of Hulk Hogan makes it worth your time. Let’s not forget that Mr. T had some wrestling credentials himself after appearing at Wrestlemania 1. Indiana Jones (1981 – 1989) You may be wondering “why the weird heading”? Well, that’s because our final wrestler appeared on all three of the original Indiana Jones movies. Pat ”Bomber” Roach was a British wrestling legend, he had held both the British and European Heavyweight belts at the same time which was no mean feat. He appeared in quite a few movies including Willow, Conan the Destroyer and Red Sonja but he is probably best known for playing a reoccurring character in the Indiana Jones movies. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, he played a giant Sherpa who would show up again as Chief Guard in Temple of Doom and finally as a member of the Gestapo in the Last Crusade. Whether he was supposed to be the same character in each is still uncertain but you can’t miss his massive stature and his huge presence on the screen. So that concludes our awesome 80’s movies that starred professional wrestlers. There were, of course, plenty more that we could have chosen so why not let us know if we missed any of your favourites in the comments.