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Old 03-29-05, 03:50 PM
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Recommend good 80s Movies for someone who wasnt around in the 80s

lately Ive been showing a bunch of 80s movies to someone who was too young to remember the 80s. Ive showed her a bunch of the more popular ones so far 'ferris beulers day off' 'wierd science' among some of the most popular ones.

Unfortunately I cant search for '80s' so please list some of your favorite films of that decade!

thanks
Old 03-29-05, 04:11 PM
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Not necessarily my favorites but movies of the 80's:

Ghostbusters
Sixteen Candles
Breakfast Club
Valley Girl
Footloose
Dirty Dancing
Pretty In Pink
Heathers
Goonies
Lost Boys
Top Gun

Edited to add one of my favorites:
Can't Buy Me Love

I'll try to think of more.....

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Old 03-29-05, 04:35 PM
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Good suggestions! I hadnt thought of some of those
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Raging Bull is my favorite film from the 80s, but it's quite a bit different in tone than the ones already listed. The 2-disc Special Edition from MGM is excellent, in any case.
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Here's a few of my favorites:

1. Road Warrior
2. Highlander
3. Big Trouble in Little China
4. The Blues Brothers
5. The Burbs
6. Conan the Barbarian
7. Labyrinth
8. Die Hard
9. Excalibur
10. Ghandi
11. This is Spinal Tap
Old 03-29-05, 06:02 PM
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My Bodyguard(1980)
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http://www.imdb.com/chart/1980s

Just from briefly scanning over it, theres tons of great movies on that list.
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The Princess Bride is a great flick.
Old 03-29-05, 08:47 PM
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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

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Am I wrong in asking why no one has mentioned 'Big Trouble in Little China'???
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Back to the Future Trilogy
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Rambo Trilogy
Top Gun
Die Hard
48 Hrs.
Batman
Scarface
Caddyshack
Ghostbusters
Platoon
Raging Bull
Once Upon a Time in America
Fletch
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
National Lampoon's Vacation movies
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Weekend at Bernie's
Conan the Barbarian
Highlander
G.I. Joe
Hellraiser
The Shining
Star Wars: Episode 5 & 6
Transformers: The Movie
Predator
The Terminator
Field of Dreams
Major League
Rocky 3
Rocky 4
Glory

and the greatest movie of the 80's or any other decade for that matter...
TEEN WOLF

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EXCELLENT suggestions thanks!
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Originally Posted by fryinpan1
Back to the Future Trilogy


This trilogy was the first thing I thought of when I saw the question.
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Originally Posted by BasilBrush
Am I wrong in asking why no one has mentioned 'Big Trouble in Little China'???
Yes, you are wrong, because I already listed it.
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Someone who wasn't around in the 80s??? Jesus Christ I feel old! My VCR is from 1987, in a couple months it'll finally be old enough to watch all the porn I ran through it!

Adding my favorite 80s porn films:
Stiff Competition
I Like To Watch
If My Mother Only Knew
Coming Together
Bodacious Ta-Tas

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I'll second one of my favorites "Can't Buy Me Love"
and some that i just have associated as the quintessential 80's and my childhood (sorry if some mentioned)...

1. "Red Dawn"
2. "The Flamingo Kid"
3. "Convoy"
4. "Super Fuzz"
5. "Cloak & Dagger"
6. "American Flyers"
7. "The Beastmaster"
8. "Blade Runner" (how could no one have mentioned)
9. "The Thing"
10. "Diner"
11. "The Hitcher"
12. "Runaway"
13. "V: The Original Miniseries"
14. "V: The Final Battle"





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The Princess Bride is a great flick.
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The Princess Bride is a great flick.
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Will a person not growing up in the 80's know and understand the pop culture references from that time?

Last American Virgin
Porky's
Some Kind of Wonderful
Better Off Dead
Wargames
Bad Boys
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Flight of the Navigator
The Fog
Fright Night
And one of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies
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Hmm that reminds me -- isnt 'the fog' remake coming to theaters soon?
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