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80's movies that rock!!!

   Discussion: 80's movies that rock!!!
Desiree THE Turkey · 14 years, 1 month ago
I love everything about the 80's but I especially love the movies...my favorites are the Neverending Story, The Karate Kid (all of them!!!), and the Goonies...these are the movies of my childhood...let me know what you think!
angelmusicmaven Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

What a great decade for movies....

16 Candles. ?No more yanky my wanky, the Donger need FOOD!"

Better off Dead. "You said you didn't like all the grease from fried bacon... so I boiled it..."

UHF. "You get to drink form the FIRE HOSE!"

Meatballs: "It just doesn't matter, it just doesn't matter!"

I think Young Einstein snuck in there in 1989... I dig on that one too. "If ya can't trust the governments of the world, then who CAN ya trust?"

Misch Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Well, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Real Genius are 2 that are on the top of my mind... I could probably think of more if I thought about it... but why?
renita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
everything?
Paul Back · 10 years, 5 months ago
About Last Night(1986)-just for the scenes between Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins insulting each other.
goovie is married! · 14 years, 1 month ago
the princess bride
the blues brothers
clue
the great muppet caper
muppets take manhattan
pretty in pink
the breakfast club
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
I'm blanking on great 80s films. I did love the Princess Bride.
Nik Chaikin Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
High fidelity.
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
high fidelity...like the john cusack movie that was released in 2000? :)
Nik Chaikin Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
oops. :[ i honestly thought that was an 80's movie.
angelmusicmaven Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

mmmm Cary Elwes.

One of these days I'm gonna get Robin Hood: Men in Tights on tape when they air it on the Spanish channel again... even funnier dubbed in Spanish...

George E. Nowik · 14 years, 1 month ago

transformers: the movie
roxanne
dirty rotten scoundrels
throw momma from the train
empire strikes back and return of the jedi were technically 80s movies

can't remember when pump up the volume came out ...

-= george =-

Shelly Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
when i saw dirty rotten scoundrels for the first time, i was CRYING, i laughed so much so many times.

in fact, i saw the DVD last night at the store and was tempted to buy it.
Sarah THE chicken · 14 years, 1 month ago
Can we say Labrynth!? Willow?! Only the best two out there...Other than that anything with molly ringwald. Donger what?! heheh ooohhh yeah
George E. Nowik Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

oh man yes willow. i'd completely forgotten about that.

how 'bout The Black Cauldron? (:

-= george =-

Snow In Summer Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
*gasp* Labyrinth! that movie is why i fell in love w/ David Bowie.
Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

WHAT???? Somebody else is actually in love with David Bowie?!?!?!? AHHHHH I'm not alone on this earth!!!!

Willow rocked..those two mineature peoples? How could it get any better than bantering midgeots and people turning into pigs..(actually that was kind of weird...but Still) Anybody know if "Earth Girls are Easy" was 80's. I can't remember...

nate... Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Thanks for the date, I shall add that to my list. EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY
Desiree THE Turkey Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

Yes sarah yes!!! I totally forgot about that movie hehe...furry aliens that get shaved and turn into hot guys?! What is better?

Oh and yes to molly ringwald, willow, Star Wars, and others!

Annika · 14 years, 1 month ago
I haven't watched them in years, but I really liked The Never Ending Story, The Karate Kid, and Ladyhawk, when I was young... in the 80's.
George E. Nowik Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

ladyhawke was incredible. mathew broderick as the nimble thief was perfect. definitely a movie i never get tired of watching, even though i don't have a copy of my own. *mutter* i think my sister taped over it ...

-= george =-

Annika Back · 10 years, 5 months ago

Watch me respond 2 years later...

I loved ladyhawke, my tape was also taped over by my sister.  That's funny.

nate... · 14 years, 1 month ago
Out of the ones listed, I agree with the following.

UHF
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Real Genius
the princess bride
the blues brothers
clue
the great muppet caper
muppets take manhattan
the breakfast club
dirty rotten scoundrels
throw momma from the train
Ladyhawk

To that, I will add the other OBVIOUS ones:


Back to the Future (the original is still the best, but II was made in the 80's too)
The Indiana Jones movies!!

Also, Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a pretty good one.

danced with Lazlo Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Ahhh, memories...

Muppets take manhattan *still* makes me cry. That song, It's Time For Saying Goodbye... I always just start bawling.
Shelly Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
i *heart* that song!!!!!!!!!!!!


werd to the gella.
Desiree THE Turkey · 14 years, 1 month ago
Sarah did I ever tell you thank you for enlightening me as to the beauty which is The Labrynth? The best is that little inchworm thing! Oh and the doorknockers! Oh and the music (David Bowie!) of course cannot be left out! And the annoying baby's name was Tobi...need I say more?
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

" 'allo"

"Did you say hello?"

"Naw, I said 'allo, but that's close enough"

....

"gaaaw...if she'd 'a kept on goin' down that way, she'd 'a gone straight to that castle!"

----

I've seen Labyrinth so many times it's frightening. I can recite most of it along with the movie. And my sister and I both fell in love with David Bowie from that movie as kids. :)

Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

Power of the babe. voodoo, you doo. dance! woohoo!

How can you not love a movie with little funky puppets, and David Bowie in leggings?! He walks upside-down!!!!! Oh..all those that are not educated in that which is Labrynth should immedietly go out rent/buy, and appreciate it at the very least! Genius!

meh Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Labyrinth is one of my stock "going to sleep and nothing I can tolerate on TV" films. Without watching previews (I love fast-forward) I can sometimes fall asleep before Sarah even meets Hoggle.

Of course, that only happens when I'm actually sleepy. I should be sleepy more often when going to bed, instead of this sleepy when I get up junk I've been pulling lately.

Uhm, yeah.

I have to make a rule for myself about not posting things at 5am, don't I?
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 1 month ago
I had a different perspective of the 80s than most of you as I was an adult. I'm doing some research to check dates and this is some of what I've found


  • Heathers - A classic black comedy. I think it had a big influence on the high school seasons of Buffy.


  • Beetlejuice

  • Batman - Tim Burton exploded onto the scene with these two films

  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - The Mad Max films redefined the action film. The chase scene was perhaps the best ever.

  • Breaker Morant -

  • Gallipoli - Two more gems from Down Under

  • Larry Cohen's neglected horror classics
    • Q

    • Special Effects

    • The Stuff

    • Return to Salem's Lot

  • Full Metal Jacket - Kubrick Anti-war classic

  • Woody Allan films
    • Stardust Memories

    • Zelig

    • Hannah and Her Sisters

    • Crimes and Misdemeanors

  • Spaceballs - You gotta love Mel Brooks

  • Tootsie

  • Rainman - Dustin Hoffman should have won an oscar for each


I'm sure I'm missing some classics. I really should have checked the oscar winners.
Desiree THE Turkey Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

How could I have forgotten Tootsie, Rainman, Spaceballs, and beetle juice?!

*slaps hand on forehead*

renita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
how could I have forgotten spaceballs and heathers?

*sigh*
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
how is it pretentious for gordon to say he was an adult in the '80s? he *was* an adult in the '80s. eesh.
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Heh....The Stuff. I remember that movie vividly from when I was a kid but when I try to describe it to most people I get the crazy look and nobody has heard of it. :)
renita · 14 years, 1 month ago
the dark crystal
TRON
The Last Starfighter
Big
Innerspace
Mystic Pizza
Some Kind of Wonderful
Can't Buy Me Love
Dead Poets Society (had to check the date on this one)
Adventures in Babysitting "No one leaves this stage without singing the blues"
Flight of the Navigator "I don't leak. YOU'RE the one who leaks"
The Explorers (come on who didn't imagine building a spaceship in the backyard after that)
Beetlejuice
Footloose
The World According to Garp (even if only because it has John Lithgow in drag and Robin Williams)
Dirty Dancing
Mannaquin
Weird Science
When Harry Met Sally
Stand by Me/Lean on Me
Mad Max: Road Warrior (I 'm not sure yet whether to put Thunderdome on here or not yet, lemme think on it)

I know. there are some cheesy ones in there But these are some of my favorites. (I tried to avoid ones that other people had already mentioned)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
How could I forget the Dark Crystal? That film was amazing.

In a similar vain was Krull. I think I am the only one to see that in the theatre but it was great fantasy film.

Thunderdome does not belong. That was such a disapointment.

A film I forgot, Kenneth Branagh's Henry V.

beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
DEAD POETS SOCIETY!!!!!!!!!
danced with Lazlo Back · 10 years, 5 months ago
CTY love
jacicita · 14 years, 1 month ago
shag
mannequin
say anything
st elmo's fire, but just for andrew mccarthy "i enjoy being afraid of russia"
and . .toy soldiers!
renita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
ack.

toy soldiers.

I'm such a bad monkey.
jacicita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
i'm just in it for the slash

;)
renita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
toy soliers slash?

show me where?
jacicita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
*whistles innocently*

*drops link*
jacicita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
*replies to self*

also!

tapeheads and the sure thing. cusack & robbins, yesyes.
Agent Scully Back · 11 years, 1 month ago
I Shag!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 11 years, 1 month ago
Shag starred my hearthrob of the eighties Phoebe Cates but I still found it as forgettable as a film can be that had Phoebe in a bikini.
renita · 14 years, 1 month ago
I forgot

ET
&
Dune

Two movies that scared the crap out of me.
(no, really, I was scared of ET from when it was released [I was threeand still remember which sweater my mom was wearing in the theatre because I spent the movie with my head buried in it] until I was close to ten or so)
renita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
also

The Boy who Could Fly
and Gremlins
Mamalissa! Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
I was also terrified of ET. So much so that I'd refused to see it again. But then I was babysitting and when I got there the mom was like "look what I got for you and Jason to watch!" and it was ET. So, we had to watch it. I suggested we peek from behind the couch, but he thought that was ridiculous.

Similar to the sweater, I remember this stuffed Smurf I had because I buried my face in it all through Popeye!
Desiree THE Turkey · 14 years, 1 month ago
Dirty Dancing and Footloose!!! How could I forget footloose?! I had a lead in the musical at our school...smacking my forehead is starting to hurt!
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 1 month ago
OK I cheated and I'm checking oscar nominees from the 80s. Here are classics I missed.

Raging Bull
The Stunt Man
Tess
Ragtime
Ghandi
Victor/Victoria
The Dresser
The Right Stuff
Amadeus
The Year of Living Dangerously
A Soldier's Story
The Natural
Witness
Platoon
A Fish Called Wanda
The Last Temptation of Christ

These reminded me of

After Hours
Bull Durham
My Favorite Year
S.O.B
Time Bandits
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Jºnªthªn Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
why not just post this while you're at it.
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
why not try posting something less snarky and more constructive?

and getting back on topic, what about a christmas story?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
How could I forget Jean Shepherd?
Jºnªthªn Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
But being snarky is fun!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 11 years, 1 month ago
I realized how I forgot a Christmas Story, it is timeless. It also became a classic on TV not in the theaters. I'm the hugest Jean Sheperd fan and I wasn't even aware of it when it was released. Like The Wizard of Oz and It's A Wonderful Life it took repeated viewings on TV to be appreciated.
I can see the bunny · 14 years, 1 month ago
The Outsiders
Highlander
Legend
Wargames
Desperately Seeking Susan
Ghostbusters
Strange Brew

It's kinda frightening that I think I've seen every movie mentioned in this thread. :)
Drea Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
*Finally* someone mentions Highlander! Yay!

*ponders* Most of my list has been mentioned, I'll just add (hopefully haven't missed someone mentioning these):

Arachnophobia (even though I don't like spiders)
Aliens
Rocky Horror (camp at its best)
La Bamba
A View to a Kill (so I'm a sucker for Bond movies)

It frightens me that I saw The Outsiders and Footloose in grade 8 (1985!). I feel old now ;)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
The only problem is that RHPS was released in 1975 :-)
Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
It's actually timeless....put it in any decade you want!
Drea Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
OOPS!! My bad.. thought it was 1980 *g*
Agent Scully Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Arachnophobia was released in 1990
nate... Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
But the Highlander TV series was SO much better than the movies....
Nik Chaikin Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Eww!, no! the movie was far better.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Like Buffy, the TV series is where they got it right. The writing is tighter and the Highlander doesn't have a French accent. The only thing the film really had going for it was Sean Connery. That and that Conner used the last name Nash and live in New York.

When I threaten to behead my students for not turning off their cell phones I usually throw in a, "In the end there can be only one!"
Desiree THE Turkey · 14 years, 1 month ago

Gremlin's!!! Yeah they just rock! Nuff said!

Nick Collins · 14 years, 1 month ago
Amadeus and Rock'n Rhymeland are my choices
Samantha · 14 years, 1 month ago

I'd have to say i'm a sucker for anything that had River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, or Kiefer Sutherland was any good *or at least so stupid it was amusing* movie from the 80's...

Stand By Me, Dream a little Dream, The Lost Boys... ahhhh.. the good days..

ooh! and The Dead Poets Society and My Best Friend is a Vampire with Robert Sean Leonard... yay... i swear.. any movie with the song "My Futures So Bright [I Gotta Wear Shades]" by Timbuk 3.. is a GREAT movie.. that is SUCH an 80's song..

Nick Collins · 14 years, 1 month ago
WAIT! We are forgetting the premier 80's movie here, Harry and the Hendersons!
Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
YEAH! Harry and the Hendersons! Good job, way to pull that one out. I never would have remembered! Whew!
renita Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
see now, I left that out on purpose.

even though I love john lithgow.
nate... Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
You love john lithgow?

That's right up there with saying you love richard gere.
Or that annoying-voice chick from the view askew movies.

;)
Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Whoa Whoa Whoa....You don't love Richard Gere?!?! Blaspheme! Get the pitch-forks and torches ladies...We got amonster ta hunt!!!
Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
I've been keeping silent, since there are entirely too many great 80's movies to list. But I can't just sit here and let people insult Joey Lauren Adams (the annoying voice chick in the view askew movies). I'm sure they were all 90's movies... and the song she did for Chasing Amy was amazing, even if it was supposed to be a country song. She even wrote it... given the respect that songwriters get on FHDC, that should count for something.
nate... Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Oh man... she grates on me SO much.

Annika Back · 10 years, 5 months ago
I can't stand her voice either.  I usually don't even try to stay awake through a movie if she's in it.
Erato · 14 years, 1 month ago

Say Anything!!!

"I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen"

100% dainty! Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

yes yes yes yes yes!!! I was hoping someone would point that one out!

It's the BEST teen movie!

2nd place I would say is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Agent Scully · 14 years, 1 month ago
9 to 5 (1980)
Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist II (1986 - saw it on my 15th birthday - got scared when Robbie was attacked by his braces)
Vacation (1983)
European Vacation (1985)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Popeye (1980 - sorry I saw this when I was 9 and I loved it!)
The Shining (1980)
Mask (1985)
Grease 2 (1982)
The Pirate Movie (1982)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Airplane (1980)
Airplane II (1982)
Top Secret (1984)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Mosquito Coast (1986)
Running on Empty (1988)
Electric Dreams 1984 (great soundtrack!)
Fame (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The entity (1981)
Little Darlings (1980)
History of the World Part I (1981)
The Word according to Garp (1982)
And we'll end this with Xanadu! (1980)
Sarah THE chicken Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Xanadu...awww yeah...That's awesome..
Desiree THE Turkey Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Yes Xanadu!!!! Sarah you may have introduced me to Labrynth but I introduced you to Xanadu!!! AND Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (it's not 80's but nonetheless...) Therefore I win. Xanadu rocks!!!
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Xanadu was one of the worst films ever. I felt so bad for Gene Kelly. Hell I even felt bad for Olivia Newton John. I felt bad for me that I saw it and it was with a double feature with the Wiz and really cheap. It was still too much money.
Desiree THE Turkey Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Boo you! I love both of those movies!!! of course I'm dillusional....
Nick Collins Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
Ah yes, I would agree, especially with the Shining, love that movie. I don't care what Steven King says, I thought it was terrifying
Kelli Back · 10 years, 3 months ago

I can't believe no one has mentioned these:

Flashdance

Valley Girl w/ Nicolas Cage

Weekend At Bernies

Drugstore Cowboy

Breakin

Beat Street

Warlock

No Mercy

The Blob

Angel Heart

9 1/2 Weeks

Her Alibi

True Believer

Stand By Me

Red Heat

Lethal Weapon I and II

Secret of My Success

Running Man

Commando

Hollywood Shuffle

Terminator

Robocop

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Murphy's Romance

Modern Romance

Night Shift

Airplane I and II

When Harry Met Sally

Private Benjamin

Clue

Fish Called Wanda

Working Girl

Fear City

Lock Up

Rambo

She's Gotta Have It

School Daze

Do the Right Thing

Young Guns

Jaws 3 (3D), remember the whole 3D era.  It was so cheesy with those glasses...

Pretty Woman (I know it was 1990, but the music, clothes and hair was so 80's)

Not cheesy, but some of my favorites from this historic decade of movies:

The Shining

Blade Runner

Die Hard

Blowout

Dressed to Kill

Shoot to Kill

Terms of Endearment

Cocoon

Untouchables

Silver Bullet

Officer and a Gentleman

Predator

Dangerous Liasons

Did someone say Weird Science, Top Gun, Suspect and Witness?

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 10 years, 3 months ago
I did mention A Fish Called Wanda back in November 2003.

I should have mentioned Roger Rabbit,
Sara Woodward · 14 years, 1 month ago
anybody else remember this one? my brother and I picked it nearly every time we went to the video store. they re-released it on vhs last year or the year before. i was much too excited to be able to give it to my brother for Christmas that year.
Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 1 month ago

*grin*

And Bootsy, tomorrow we'll call mommy and tell her we had a sleepover.

This should be on everyone's "Guilty Pleasures: Movies" list. It's like a two-hour after school special, except for the kidnapping and destroyed marriage. Great movie.

*BOO* to the Xanadu haters. Sure it was a bad movie, but in a good way. Like Spice World.

Agent Scully Back · 14 years, 1 month ago
"Bye bye Bootsie!"

Yup I saw it in the theatres in 1982. Bawled my eyes out!

Did you know Bridgette Andersen (the little girl in the movie) died in 1997?
Jennifer · 14 years, 1 month ago
I am soooooooooo glad to see that THe Goonies was listed in the first post... That is my fave. movie of all time!
tnkinobe · 11 years, 1 month ago
we are TOTALLy forgetting the almighty "Short Circuit".. what a great movie that was... Number Five... Input.... that movie rocked!!!

Sean Chestnut · 10 years, 5 months ago
For me one that is a classic that gets rarely metioned...
Videodrome
The Elephant Man
Blue Velvet
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Good Morning, Vietnam
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 10 years, 5 months ago
I just thought of some more films.
  • New York Stories (1979)
  • Something Wild (1986)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Near Dark (1987)!!!
  • Valentino Returns (1989)
  • I Madman (1989)


How did I not include the last three from the beginning. They all star Jenny Wright. She made a series of quirky wonderful films. Near Dark is simply the best vampire film ever. It did the Vampires in the Teen world long before Buffy. It did it totally straight and incredibly chillingly. I Madman isn't based on an HP Lovecraft story but it is totally in his spirit; an amazing intelligent horror film.
Annika · 10 years, 5 months ago
Teen Witch. *falls over laughing*
Mamalissa! Back · 10 years, 5 months ago
Better yet, "The Worst Witch." 

Dude.  Tim Curry.
Annika Back · 10 years, 5 months ago

Oooh.. Tim Curry.  I haven't seen anything with him in a while.

Dave Milligan · 10 years, 5 months ago
funny, i also get teary at muppets take manhattan.

I was obsessed with an 80's TV movie called "Thundercats Ho".

It was nothing more than 5 episodes laid out over 5 half hour shows, which is basically a week's programming, but they called it a movie.

Today, you couldn't say "Thundercats Ho" without imagining some sort of pimp reference, but this was the 80's when things were innocent.
Mamalissa! Back · 10 years, 5 months ago
Actually, I am a Thundercats Ho.

Or, at least I was in 2003: fruhead.com/mod/discuss/view.php
Dave Milligan Back · 10 years, 5 months ago

LOL!!! It take a big person to admit they are a Thundercats Ho.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who recalls this indescribably cheesey movie.

litterkicker · 10 years, 5 months ago
i'm new here and kinda butt-hurt that my favs weren't mentioned...lucas and legend of billy jean...;) oh! and dont forget weekend at bernie's...
Kris 'engaged' Bedient · 10 years, 5 months ago
. . . Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

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