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Old 03-31-05, 10:02 AM
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Time Bandits
Brazil
Monty Python's Life of Brian
A Better Tomorrow
Police Story
Miracles
Nausicaa
Castle in the Sky
Old 03-31-05, 10:29 AM
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Cant show someone Cant Buy Me Love without following it up with another Dempsy classic- Loverboy
Old 03-31-05, 11:07 AM
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Can't go wrong with the 3 G's.

Goonies
Gremlins
Ghostbusters

But everyone elses are good as well. Anyone mention Ferris Beuller yet?
Old 03-31-05, 11:27 AM
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Was planes trains and automobiles mentioned?
Also the sure thing
Terminator
Man with two brains
Evil Dead
Blue velvet
Robocop
Raiders of the lost ark
Uncle buck
After hours
Batman
Batman returns
The thing
Beetlejuice
The burbs
Big
Eating raoul
And so many more, so many good films, so little time!

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Old 03-31-05, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Squirrel God
Some of my favourite movies from the 80s....

Comedies
An American Werewolf in London
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
The Blues Brothers
The Breakfast Club
Clue
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Little Shop of Horrors
Local Hero
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Princess Bride
Raising Arizona
Revenge of the Nerds
The Sure Thing
This is Spinal Tap
Three O'Clock High
Trading Places
Uncle Buck
Weird Science
When Harry Met Sally
Withnail and I

Dramas
The Accidental Tourist
After Hours
Betty Blue
The Big Chill
Cinema Paradiso
Dead Poet's Society
Deathtrap
The Elephant Man
An Officer and a Gentleman
Rain Man

Thrillers
Blood Simple
Blue Velvet
House of Games
Miracle Mile
Once Upon a Time in America

Action/War
Casualties of War
Commando (actually, should really be classified as a comedy )
Full Metal Jacket
The Karate Kid (Parts 1-3)
Platoon
Southern Comfort

Sci-Fi
Back to the Future (and sequels)
Predator
RoboCop
The Running Man
The Terminator

Horror
Angel Heart
Child's Play
The Fly
Friday the 13th (and sequels)
The Hitcher
A Nightmare on Elm Street (and sequels)
Prince of Darkness
Re-Animator
I do apologise as it looks as though i have copied films you have already said.
I must look propely and not get too over excited!!! Thanks
Old 03-31-05, 11:35 AM
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Amadeus, obviously.

Not yet mentioned so that I noticed, Heaven Help Us, coming out on DVD very soon. One of the best teen comedies of the 80s.
Old 03-31-05, 12:12 PM
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I see it was already mentioned...but another vote for Better Off Dead.

Classic 80's flick.
Old 03-31-05, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Heaven Help Us, coming out on DVD very soon. One of the best teen comedies of the 80s.

I would also add Repo Man.
Old 03-31-05, 04:54 PM
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Wow repo man! I forgot about that one

I also remember 'surbubia' if thats an 80s flick (I think thats the title the original where they burn "TR" into their arms?)
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By the way is "Wisdom" on DVD? I cant seem to find it
Old 03-31-05, 05:02 PM
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No Way Out
Repo Man
Some Kind of Wonderful
Timerider
The Wraith
Old 03-31-05, 05:12 PM
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ROLLER BOOGIE and PRAYER OF THE ROLLERBOYS are two classics from the 80's.

actually, ROLLER BOOGIE is '79 and ROLLERBOYS is '91. But close enuff!
Old 03-31-05, 08:42 PM
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War Games
License To Drive
Ghostbusters
Old 03-31-05, 08:47 PM
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If you want to see a movie that truely captures the 80s (instead of a movie that was just made in the eighties), see "Gator" a documentary about skater Mark Rogowski. Besides being a great documentary, it completely captures the mid-eighties in California.
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Rad - BMXer races the "Gauntlet" for pride, revenge, and immortality in a small town. The two main characters bike-dancing to "Send me an Angel" at the rollerrink is classic.

Thrashin' - starring Josh Brolin as a bitchin skater in a battle of skate gangs. It's great for the awesome 80's fashion and skating fad that swept the nation.

Highlander - My favorite 80's sci-fi/horror movie about immortals chopping each others heads off, told over the span of a few hundred years. Highly underrated and is one of the coolest movies ever made.

For a true 80s movie experience, look no further than the John Hughes classics: Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles.
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** = some of my personal favorites. The 80's had more movies I enjoyed than I thought.

You may have seen most of these on TV over the past few years, they all seem to be broacast atleast every 18 months or so.

Abyss
Aliens**
Back to the Future Trilogy**
Blade Runner
Indiana Jones Trilogy**
Beverly Hills Cop
Cocoon
Color Purple** (should have won best picture or director)
Color of Money
Darkman (not great, but I enjoyed it)
D.A.R.Y.L.
Dead Poet's Society
Driving Miss Daisy** (Morgan Freeman, either love or hate it, I loved it)
E.T. (Seen it so many times, it is boring now)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (If you don't stop and watch it, you may miss it)
Flight of The Navigator (Great for kids and ok for adults)
Good Morning, Vietnam** (2 different movies, switches in the middle)
Goonies** (This was the 80's)
Gremlins**
Howard The Duck (Goofy, but fun to watch once)
InnerSpace
Karate Kid**
Karate Kid Part II**
Ladyhawke**
Lethal Weapon
Little Mermaid (The start of a Great Disney run)
Masters of the Universe
Poltergeist
The Princess Bride
The Principal
Rambo Trilogy**
Robocop
Romancing The Stone
Top Gun**
Die Hard**
48 Hrs.
Batman**
Caddyshack
Ghostbusters
Platoon**
Raging Bull
Fletch
The Naked Gun
Conan the Barbarian
Star Wars: Episode 5 & 6**
Short Circuit
Somewhere In Time (Great date flick, Christopher Reeves)
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan**
Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home**
Superman II
Predator**
The Terminator** (Though T2 was better)
Terms Of Endearment (Tear jerker)
Tootsie
Trading Places
Untouchables
WarGames
Witness**
Field of Dreams** (Saw it alone on a trip and cried after the movie was over)
Rocky 3**
Rocky 4**
Glory**
Hoosiers** (one of the greatest sports movies ever)
Old 04-01-05, 07:25 PM
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two of my favorite 80's movies that I don't think were mentioned yet:

Manhunter
To Live and Die In L.A.
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Originally Posted by Trigger
No Way Out
Repo Man
Some Kind of Wonderful
Timerider
The Wraith
"Timerider"...i have it and missed listing it
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Good '80s movies

Just to name a few I liked:

1. Halloween 2 (1981)
2. Cujo (Stephen King) (1983)
3. Eddie & The Cruisers (1983)
4. Firestarter (Stephen King) (1984)
5. Back to the Future (1985)
6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
7. 'Round Midnight (1986)
8. Halloween 4 (1988)
9. Bird (1988)
10. Great Balls of Fire (1989)
11. Eddie & The Cruisers 2 (1989)
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Originally Posted by thematahara
Cant show someone Cant Buy Me Love without following it up with another Dempsy classic- Loverboy
You might as well make it a triple-bill and include In The Mood, which if I remember correctly was released around the same time as CBML. Then again, that doesn't actually take place in the '80s.

Speaking of which, it looks like just about everything has been mentioned, so I will suggest some movies that weren't made in the 80's, but take place in them:

American Psycho
200 Cigarettes (although I haven't seen this myself)
The second half or so of Boogie Nights
The Wedding Singer
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Old 04-06-05, 01:07 PM
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