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On this page you'll find my helpful A-Z list of retro and 80s film and TV T-shirt ideas for adults. Whether you want to dress-up for an 80s or movie party/festival/convention, or you're simply looking for something original and interesting to wear, then this wide range of T-shirts will help you to celebrate some of the best movies and TV series that we were all watching back in the day. From Airwolf to Wonder Woman, they're all here and I've also created a separate page of Tees which are all under £10, and you can access this by selecting the link below - have fun! Mark (editor)
Airwolf T-shirt

There were four seasons of this U.S. action series featuring a super-advanced military helicopter. Plus, you may remember watching the movie and playing the computer game too. There are many awesome T-shirts designs available...
1970s ATV Television Logo T-shirt

ATV Logo T-shirt

If you're as old as I am, then you will certainly remember the TV company ATV who produced programmes for ITV. These are very cool retro tees which will be especially appreciated by anyone who watched TV back in the 1970s and early 80s.

Back To The Future T-shirt

Whenever you ask someone to name a movie from the eighties, very often this is the one that is mentioned the most often - try it, I'm pretty confident it'll work for you, too! Why not show your appreciation for the 80s film that starred Michael J. Fox as the time-travelling Marty McFly?
Batman Retro T-shirt

If you're of a certain age then you will have grown up watching the original camp 1960s TV series starring Burt Ward and Adam West as the dynamic duo. Thankfully, the series was also repeated during my 70s childhood. The original DC comics were popular way back in the 1940s, though, and new generations of kids will be more familiar with the Batman movies.

Big Trouble in Little China T-shirt

This action-packed 1986 movie starred Kurt Russell as an American trucker who, as the film title suggests, finds himself in big trouble in you know where! The film is now a cult classic and there are dozens of related T-shirt designs available.

You Can't Beat A Bit Of Bully T-shirt
Bullseye Game Show T-Shirts

"Let's have a look at what you could've won". Yes, with one of these Tees you can remind yourself of Jim Bowen's many catchphrases including "You Can't Beat A Bit Of Bully" or "Stay out of the black and in the red, you get nothing in this game for two in a bed" - legendary!

Charlie Says "Meow - awo - eeah!" T-shirt

Transport yourself back to your 70s childhood when bizarre public information films were regularly shown on our TV screens. The Charlie Says animation is one of the best-remembered from the era.

Dallas "I Shot JR" Funny 80s T-Shirt

This funny tee will be appreciated by people of a certain age who remember the original and best run of Dallas back in the 80s. You may also remember it being worn in the offbeat 90s comedy series Father Ted, too!
Doctor Who - Keep Calm And Call The Doctor T-Shirt
Doctor Who T-shirt

This popular kids sci-fi series may look vastly superior to the original series' we used to watch back in the day, but there are many geeks out there who still appreciate what was achieved with a low budget, as well as the acting skills of the original Doctors from William Hartnell to Sylvester McCoy.
E. T. The Extra Terrestrial T-Shirt

Whether it's the iconic bike scene or the "E.T. phone home" segment, there are plenty of reasons to choose one of the oodles of designs available in a T-shirt, which celebrate this enchanting Spielberg movie.

Fame Logo T-shirt for Women

Wear one of these nostalgic Fame logo T-shirts and remind yourself of the original 1980 film, the TV series and the theme music by Irene Cara. They're also ideal for creating an 80s dance/workout style for fancy dress parties.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off  "Save Ferris" T-Shirt

Now, this was a fun movie to watch as a teenager back in the 80s. We all had the urge to skip school, and this U.S. High School senior (played by Matthew Broderick)  did it in style! We could only watch in envy as he cruised around town with his friends in his Dad's beloved 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder!

Flash Gordon 80s Movie T-Shirt

From the Queen soundtrack to the flamboyant and extravagant costumes, this is definitely one of the campest films ever of the decade. Celebrate this cult classic with one of many T-shirt designs.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air T-shirt tee
Fresh Prince of Bel Air T-Shirt

Celebrate the 90s sitcom which starred a young Will Smith as a street-wise teen living in the Bel Air mansion. Available in sizes Small to X-large in white or grey. 100% cotton.

Ghostbusters T-shirt

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters is in many people's top ten list of favourite eighties movies, and these T-shirts are ideal for 80s and halloween parties, and also for simply wearing out and about on a hot summer's day. There are oodles to choose from, just don't cross any streams!
Goonies 80s Movie T-Shirt

This film is fondly remembered by everyone who grew up in the 80s. You can show your appreciation with these stylish tees. There are plenty to choose from - both official and unofficial.

Gremlins Movie T-Shirt

Judging by the number of tees available, Gremlins remains a much-loved and very memorable film from the 80s. After a young man receives a cute pet called a Mogwai, chaos soon reigns as it spawns hostile and destructive monsters.

 Jaws 70s Movie T-shirt

Jaws T-shirt

This Spielberg movie soon became a classic and was the talk of the school playground back in the mid-70s. Composer John Williams created a simple but very effective "da dum" music score. Combined with Spielberg's directing skills, this created an intense atmosphere that had audiences captivated. 

Jurassic Park T-shirt for Adults

Jurassic Park T-shirt

Obviously, not from the 80s, but a mesmerising movie, nonetheless, that left cinema-goers with their jaws hanging on the ground back in the 90s - mine certainly was! Remind yourself of 1993 once again with this official tee.

 Knight Rider Contrast T-Shirt (15 colour choices)

Knight Rider T-shirt

Celebrate one of the best-loved TV series of the 80s starring David Hasselhoff with his talking car KITT. Saturday tea-time has never been the same without them!


Labyrinth Movie T-shirt

"You Remind Me of the Babe" is, of course, a snippet of the lyrics from the song Magic Dance from the film. Fans of Bowie and the movie will be delighted to receive this T-shirt.


Miami Vice T-shirt

For a cool, laid back 80s look, you can't go far wrong with a Miami Vice T-Shirt. Add a pair of wayfarer sunglasses and you'll be cooler than an eskimo's nose!


Mork & Mindy T-Shirt

Nanu nanu! This tee features the original logo from the 70s/80s sci-fi sitcom series with the faces of the stars Robin Williams and Pam Dawber. This design is our favourite at SimplyEighties, but there are several other designs available too...

 MTV Music Television Vest Top

MTV T-shirt

When the TV music station launched in August 1981, the first video to be played was Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles. Who could have predicted that it would still be going strong today? The MTV logo is now recognised the world over.

 Platoon 80s Movie T-shirt for Adults

Platoon Movie T-shirt

In perfect military colours, this tee is ideal for 80s film fanatics. Starring Charlie Sheen, this was one of the best movies to come out of 1986 and it received widespread critical acclaim 

 Zippy from Rainbow T-shirt for adults

Rainbow T-Shirt

Who can forget Zippy, George, Bungle and Geoffrey? This was my favourite TV show as a child and became essential viewing for younger kids. Rainbow now has something of a cult following.

 Rentaghost T-shirt for Adults

Rentaghost T-shirt

The zany kids TV series Rentaghost aired on BBC1 from the late 1970s until 1984 and featured an array of inept ghosts inc. Timothy Claypole, Hubert Davenport, Hazel the McWitch, Miss Popov and, of course, not forgetting Dobbin the pantomime horse!

Rocky Movie T-shirt

The boxing movie series starring Sylvester Stallone definitely had to feature in our A-Z. It all started in 1976, and all of the films (apart from Creed in 2015) were penned by Stallone himself. In 1985, Rocky IV became the highest-grossing of the series.


Robocop T-Shirt

The exciting "blow em up" sci-fi film, Robocop, was released in 1987 and was one of my favourites of the decade. I particularly remember the scene where that giant ED-209 enforcement droid shouts out the command "please put down your weapon, you have twenty seconds to comply" - pretty frightening at the time -  and this was supposed to be "the future of law enforcement". Thankfully, this was pure fiction!


Scooby-Doo T-Shirt

There are a number of Tees (for men, women and kids) featuring the goofy-faced, retro kids TV character and his companions. Scooby Doo has been gracing our TV screen since the 1960s, and it's the original series (before the annoying Scrappy Doo was introduced) that remains the best! "I'd have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddlin' kids".

 Retro Soace Raiders corn snacks T-shirt

Space Raiders T-shirt

This popular corn snack used to cost 10p per packet and came in pickled onion and roast beef flavours. The TV advert used to feature regularly on our TV screens, and this Tee is the ideal gift for anyone who is old enough to remember them.


Star Wars T-Shirt

The original 70s movie was truly mesmerising, particularly if, like myself, you watched it on the big screen. Star Wars and it's sequels have a pretty huge following, and the T-shirts are ideal for sci-fi conventions, retro events or just wearing out and about.


Superman Logo T-Shirt

I don't know about you, but I'm old enough to remember the original 70s Superman movie starring the late Christopher Reeve, and, surprisingly, the sequel turned out to be even better! The t-shirts are still as popular as ever, and the hype surrounding the Man Of Steel movie will, no doubt, have boosted the popularity of Superman merchandise even further.

 The Adventure Game Vortex - Classic Kids TV T-Shirt

The Adventure Game T-Shirt

Do you remember this classic 80s Kids TV game show? It was aired between 1980 and 1986 on both BBC1 and BBC2. The final challenge in each programme was the dreaded Vortex on which humans would be evaporated if they made a wrong move. This is a must have T-shirt for all 80s geeks!

 The Breakfast Club - Official 80s poster T-shirt

The Breakfast Club T-Shirt

We all remember watching this classic teen movie by John Hughes and there are a number of tees available celebrating the film. Read more about the film on our 80s Movie page.

Dukes of Hazzard General Lee 01 Orange T-shirt

The Dukes Of Hazzard T-Shirt

How I used to enjoy watching this crazy American TV show back in the early 80s. Bo and Luke climbing through the windows of their Dodge charger and then being chased by Rosco P. Coltraine (who was under the command of greedy Boss Hogg) was always fun to watch! Anyway, enough reminiscing, check out the awesome selection of Dukes of Hazzard T-shirts.


The Empire Strikes Back T-shirt

This movie is often considered to the best of the bunch by sci-fi fans, and I particularly like the design of this official tee featuring the walkers. However, there are many more designs to choose from using the link below...  

The Running Man T-shirt

This is certainly not the first Arnie movie that springs to mind when trying to remember all of his 80s films, but if you're looking for a more distinctive 80s Tee then this is a cool choice.


The Six Million Dollar Man T-Shirt

I always looked forward to watching this TV show starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin (The Bionic Man) which was pretty popular back in the 70s. The retro Tees shown here feature the original logo with a picture of Steve Austin.  


The Terminator T-Shirt

Is there anyone on the planet who doesn't know Arnie's catchphrase? Well, maybe in outer Mongolia! There are lots of great designs available featuring this truly awesome sci-fi classic.


Top Gun T-Shirt

It seems like only yesterday when it was 1986 and Top Gun was in the cinemas. The box office smash hit movie starred Tom Cruise as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, and the aerial action scenes were pretty stunning. And who can forget the soundtrack featuring Berlin's Take My Breath Away? If you're a fan, or you know someone who is, then take a gander at these T-shirts.


Wonder Woman T-shirts

Relive your childhood days pretending to be Wonder Woman, with an official or unofficial T-shirt. Unfortunately, spinning around in one of the tees won't turn you into the super heroin, though.

Charlie Says Meow-awo-eeah! T-shirt