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Favorite box office champion: 1980s edition

Old 09-29-08, 08:13 PM
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Favorite box office champion: 1980s edition

Egad! What a difference from the 1990s. So many more of these seem to be palatable. Out of all these movies, which is your favorite?

(The only one I haven't seen is Beverly Hills Cop).

I'll predict a tough battle between Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Tough call between Raiders and Empire, but I went with Raiders because it felt like the right choice. It's just so goddamn awesome.
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Back to the Future

This might be the first poll where I've actually seen every movie from beginning to end.
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Back to the Future. Good choices though. The 80's may have been the golden age of blockbusters.
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Tough choice. Three Men and a Baby
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Raiders. Of course I was never that big of a Star Wars fan.
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Raiders just ahead of Jedi
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BTTF: My favorite movie of any decade!
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Marginally better than the 1990s list, though other than Batman I can't think of a single film on this list I have any desire to see again. Raiders was a tremendously fun film though, and my ten year old self loved Beverly Hills Cop to death.
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Now, that's tough choices. I had to flip coin on my four favorite movie! I picked Empire Strikes Back.
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I picked Empire, but a tough call over Raiders and Back to the Future.
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Batman.
I still love Tim Burton's Batman flicks the best of all of them.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Marginally better than the 1990s list, though other than Batman I can't think of a single film on this list I have any desire to see again.
What films do you consider fun and rewatchable?
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Now this is a poll I can get behind. I'm sick of these "best" polls. I don't care about best, it's the favorites that really matter.
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Wow half of the choices rank amongst my all-time favorites...

Too tough to call so a coin flip between Raiders and Empire gives it to Empire.
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What films do you consider fun and rewatchable?
Pre-Code films, screwball comedies, and John Carpenter flicks?
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Close call. Went with Empire.
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Eight great movies.....and Star Wars.

Have to go with Raiders.
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Just like the 1990's thread I had to go with a personal favorite over the better movies. I love BTTF and watch it all the time. I love all the Star Wars films as well.

But nothing is as unintentionally ridiculous and 80's as Top Gun.

Slider: Hey Goose, whose ass did you have to kiss to get here?
Goose: The list is long and distinguished.
Slider: Yeah... so is my johnson.

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Tough choices indeed. Empire is definitely the best movie on that list, but I am a big fan of Top Gun, but not enough to beat some of those.
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Originally Posted by Ginwen View Post
I picked Empire, but a tough call over Raiders and Back to the Future.
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This poll reminds me why I loved the 80s so much. The blockbuster has never been the same since. It wasn't just about the special effects. These movies also had great chemistry with their stars. (I like to refer to blockbusters today as "CGI Crapfests.")

Empire is a great movie, but I can't name it as the best one of that decade. I would like to point out back in 1980 no one thought this was better than Star Wars, and everyone was confused by the non-ending.

That leaves me with either Raiders or Back to the Future. It's hard to decide because I love them both equally. (And I'm also fond of Temple of Doom and BTTF II.)

I've seen Raiders more, so I guess I'll go with that one.

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Tough call between Raiders and Empire, but I went with Raiders because it felt like the right choice. It's just so goddamn awesome.
I agree, difficult call, I'll say Raiders
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Tough call for me as well, a bunch of good choices. But if all were to come on TV right now and I could only watch one, I'd choose Raiders of the Lost Ark. It would be close between that, Back to the Future, and the Star Wars movies.
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Raiders.

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