A-Z of 80s Film and TV T-shirt Ideas

On this page you'll find our helpful A-Z list of retro and 70s 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 - have fun! Mark (editor)

Airwolf 80s TV Logo T-shirt


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. 

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 Classic Poster T-shirt


Back To The Future T-shirt

Whenever you ask someone to name a movie from the eighties, very often Back to the Future 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? 

DC Comics Batman Classic Logo T-shirt


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 Raglan Poster T-shirt


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 this T-shirt features the original 80s movie poster.

Blakes 7 T-shirt

This British sci-fi series was created by the man who invented the Daleks, Terry Nation. Blakes 7 became essential viewing for sci-fi geeks between 1978 and 1981 and gained around 10 million viewers at its peak.

Bullseye Game Show T-Shirt

"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 on the ITV darts quiz Bullseye, 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 British TV screens. The Charlie Says animation is one of the best-remembered from the era. I'm sure that cat was on wacky backy, though!

I Shot JR Dallas Father Ted T-shirt


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, making this tee a perfect choice for fans of both TV shows! 

Doctor Who Classic 70s Logo 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 on Dr Who 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 Bike Over Moon T-shirt


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 on a T-shirt, which celebrate this enchanting Spielberg movie.

Fame The Musical Distressed Logo T-shirt, Grey


Fame The Musical T-shirt

Wear this nostalgic Fame logo T-shirt and remind yourself of the original 1980 film, the TV series and the theme music by Irene Cara. It's also ideal for creating an 80s dance/workout style for fancy dress parties. This tee is available for men and women at Redbubble.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Save Ferris Grey T-shirt


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 Logo Ringer T-shirt as worn by Freddie Mercury


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 this Authentic ringer T-shirt design as worn by Freddie Mercury.

Fresh Prince of Bel air Carlton and Will T-shirt


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 XX-large in white, grey or black. 100% cotton.

Ghostbusters T-shirt

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters is in many people's top ten list of favourite eighties movies, and this T-shirts featuring the 1984 movie logo is ideal for 80s and halloween parties, and also for simply wearing out and about on a hot summer's day, of course! However, just don't cross any streams!
Goonies 80s Movie T-Shirt

Hey you guys! The iconic kids movie The Goonies 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, and you can create a Sloth look using a Superman Tee and red braces.

Gremlins Don't Feed Me After Midnight T-shirt


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 after getting wet!

JAWS Classic Spielberg 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 Original 90s Movie Logo T-shirt


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 KITT Super Pursuit Mode T-shirt


Knight Rider T-shirt

Celebrate one of the best-loved TV series of the 80s starring David Hasselhoff with his talking car KITT in Knight Rider. Saturday tea-time has never been the same without them! This dashboard T-shirt is available in sizes S to XXL.

Krypton Factor T-shirt

Krypton Factor T-shirt

Well, I really miss watching this game show for brainy people which was produced by Granada Television, and was like a more energetic version of Mastermind. It ran from 1977 until 1995 and was hosted by Gordon Burns. 

Labyrinth 80s Movie Poster T-shirt.


Labyrinth Movie T-shirt

Fans of David Bowie and the 1986 fantasy movie will be delighted to receive this poster T-shirt, which is available in sizes S to 3XL.

Londown Weekend Television Retro TV Logo T-shirt


London Weekend Television Logo T-shirt

I was thrilled to have found this design, and if you lived through the 70s and 80s in the UK, then this TV ident will certainly be remembered by almost everyone. Available for men and women in many colours and styles.

Miami Vice 80s TV Logo T-shirt, Black


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!

Monkey Magic T-shirt 

The dubbed version of the Japanese series Monkey from Nippon TV gained a large following in the early 80s. The theme music was called "Monkey Magic" and the show is often referred to using the songs title.

Mork & Mindy Nanu Nanu T-shirt


Mork & Mindy T-Shirt

Nanu nanu! This tee features Robin Williams who co-starred with Pam Dawber in the cult TV show Mork and Mindy furing the 1970s. Many colour choices are available.

MTV 80s Logo T-shirt


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.

Rainbow T-Shirt

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

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 Might Mick's Gym Boxing Grey T-shirt


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 ED209 Servixe and Repair Manual T-shirt, Navy Blue


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!

Sapphire and Steel TV Show T-shirt, Black


Sapphire & Steel T-shirt

This ITV sci-fi series originally aired from 1979 to 1982 and gained cult status. It starred Joanna Lumley as Sapphire and David McCallum as Steel, a pair of interdimensional operatives. Bring out the geek within you with this splendid T-shirt celebrating the series.

Scooby Doo Gang in Mystery Machine T-shirt


Scooby-Doo T-Shirt

This tee features the goofy-faced dog with his petrified, lanky friend, Shaggy. 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".

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 Millennium Falcon 1977 Movie T-shirt


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 this 1977 Millennium Falcon T-shirt is ideal for sci-fi conventions, retro events or just wearing out and about.

Women's Classic Superman Logo T-shirt, Blue


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 Superman 2 turned out to be even better! This classic logo T-shirt by DC on Amazon is our top choice.

The Adventure Game Vortex Red T-shirt


The Adventure Game T-Shirt

Do you remember this classic 80s Kids TV game show? It 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 80s Movie 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.

The Dukes Of Hazzard 01 General Lee Baseball Tee, orange and black


The Dukes Of Hazzard T-Shirt

How I used to enjoy watching this crazy American TV show back in the early 80s. The Dukes of Hazzard, Bo and Luke Duke, were often seen climbing through the windows of their Dodge charger (the General Lee) and then being chased by Rosco P. Coltraine (who was under the command of greedy Boss Hogg) was always fun to watch!

The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars T-shirt


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 T-shirt which features the original titles from the 1980 film.

Schwarzenegger The Running Man 80s Movie T-shirt
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 by Wild Star Hearts UK


The Six Million Dollar Man T-Shirt

"We can rebuild him!". How 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. Plus, there was a collection of Bionic Man toys released, too.

The Terminator Cyberdyne Systems Logo T-shirt


The Terminator T-Shirt

"I'll be back!". Is there anyone on the planet who hasn't seen this classic movie? Quite possibly the best sci-fi film of all-time, and this Cyberdyne Systems Tee is a popular choice.

The Tomorrow People Kids Sci-Fi Series T-shirt for Men


The Tomorrow People T-shirt

Remember this one? This British sci-fi/fantasy series for kids aired on ITV from 1973 to 1979. The stories revolved around children who had developed special paranormal abilities which was known as "breaking out". You can show you're the ultimate geek with this 100% cotton Tee.

Top Gun Distressed Logo T-shirt


Top Gun T-Shirt

It seems like only yesterday when it was 1986 and the original 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 the many designs available.

DC Comics Wonder Woman Classic Logo T-shirt for Women


Wonder Woman T-shirt

Relive your childhood days spinning around and 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.

World Of Sport T-shirt

There was nothing quite like relaxing in your favourite armchair to watch Dickie Davies introduce us to the latest bout of wrestling between Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. Remind yourself of those long lost days with this T-shirt for men and women.

Yorkshire Television 80s Logo T-shirt


Yorkshire Television Retro Logo T-shirt 

Another very recognisable TV ident from back in the day features on this authentic tee which is available for men and women in a range of colours.


80s Film and TV T-shirts