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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2016, 05:15:37 pm »
Original 1986 animated The Transformers: The Movie

Complete with awesome 80's movie soundtrack...

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Oh hells yes!  Greatest 80's movie ever made in the history of everything.

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2016, 06:48:32 pm »
The Monster Squad
Dragonslayer
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Superman II
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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2016, 07:02:16 pm »
the explorers (thumbs up)

I'd forgotten about that movie until this thread.
Absolutely loved it as a kid.
I typed the plot into google trying to figure out the name, then saw you'd already watched it.

EDIT: It's available to watch free on Vudu with ads.  Also on Netflix.
I'm sorry, Explorers is an awesome movie until you actually meet the aliens, then it quickly develops into a studio mandated suckfest.
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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2016, 08:17:45 pm »
Original 1986 animated The Transformers: The Movie

Complete with awesome 80's movie soundtrack...

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Oh hells yes!  Greatest 80's movie ever made in the history of everything.

On paper it's the greatest film ever made.  You like actors?  It has the best actor, Orson Wells in a starring role.  Like music?  Well Stan Busch, Spectre General and Lion do the soundtrack.  Like parody music?  It has the best parody musician, Weird Al, doing a track.  How about SciFi?  The best scifi actor, Leonard Nimoy, is also in a starring role.  Like people who talk fast?  Well the guy in Guinness, for the fastest speech also does a voice.  How about popular actors?  Well Judd Nelson is in it.  Voice actors?  Well the best voice actor, Frank Welker, does several roles. 

Seriously I know the Transformers were big back in the day, but I still don't know how they pulled that off.  I'm guessing bag after bag of money.   

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2016, 11:06:58 pm »

 Besides the greats already listed...
 I started sifting through my brain...  and then moved on to some lists to help me remember some titles.
No time to really sort them...  and some are not for 'kids'... depending on the age of the kid.

 Anything with a  " * "   Is something special, IMO.    Not always widely popular... but really good, and should be watched.
 Anything with a  " ? "   Means I cant remember how good it was... or if its not kid related.

 - Big Trouble In Little China
 * Remo Williams the Adventure Begins  (Great comedy and action combo)
 - The Last Dragon
 * 36th Chamber of Shaolin  (not from 80s...  but is a must watch.   Watch the english dub version on this one)

 * Drive (Dacascos - 1987)   (Marks moves in this film are pretty damn fly.  Starts a little cheesy.. but by the end, one should really enjoy it)
 - Red Scorpion?
 - Red Heat?
 - Kickboxer
 - Tiger Claws?
 - Highlander
 - Bloodsport
 - Roadhouse


 - Flash Gordon
 - Conan The Barbarian  / Destroyer
 - Back to the Future
 - Tron
 - Cannonball Run
 - Beverly Hills cop

 - Ferris Beulers Day Off
 * Mannequin
 - One Crazy Summer
 - Say Anything
 - Beetlejuice
 - Weird Science

 - Vacation Movies (Chevy Chase)
 - Police Academy Series
 - The Three Amigos
 - Trading Places
 - Airplane
 - Caddy Shack
 - Stir Crazy?
 - Coming to America
 - A Christmas Story
 - Scrooged
 - Overboard

 - Red Dawn
 - 48 Hours
 - Gleaming the Cube?
 * Stand and Deliver  (Powerful real life tale,  that inspires)
 - Pretty in Pink
 - The Witches of Eastwick
 - Footloose
 - Fletch / Fletch Lives
 - Romancing the Stone

 
* They Live   (great classic,   that in many ways mirrors our leaderships inner workings!  :P  )
 - War Games
 - The Wraith?
 - Iron Eagle
 - Top Gun
 - Labyrinth
 - Indiana Jones (all)
 - Big
 - The Blues Brothers
 - Crocodile Dundee(s)
 - The Great Outdoors
 - Batman
 - Lethal Weapon
 - The Golden Child
 - Cocoon
 - Amadeus?
 
 - A view to a Kill
 - Back to School
 - Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure
 * Black Rain  (Great action / drama  - of an American cop,  working in Japan)
 
 * Crossroads (Ralf Macchio of Karate Kid fame.   Has an EPIC guitar battle at the end - against Steve Vai)
 - The Goonies
 - Jumpin Jack Flash
 - Just one of the Guys?
 - My Stepmother is an Alien

 - Running Scared?
 - Summer Rental (John Candy)
 - Tango and Cash
 - Major League
 - Clash of the Titans
 - Ghandi ?

 * Gotcha!    (A lesser known title, that is really great.  A lighter-hearted action - spy  thriller  )
 - Spies Like Us
 - The Jewel of the Nile
 - Cloak and Dagger

 - The Manhattan Project
 - The Philidelphia Experiment ?
 - All of Me ?

 - Gung Ho?
 - Volunteers?
 - Porkys?

 - Brewsters Millions?
 - Cocktail
 - The Color Purple
 - Great Balls of Fire
 - Alien Nation?

 - Breakin  /  Breakin II  ?
 - Mom and Dad save the world?

 - Night of the Comet
 - The Shining!
 - The Lost Boys
 - Once Bitten

 * Tucker:  The man and his dreams   (Great drama about the creator of the great Tucker Automobile,  ...destroyed by outside corruption)
 * Fright Night
 * warlock  (Not sure if this is as well known as I suspect.  Very cool film. Not as scary as witchboard, but has a great feel to it)
 * witchboard  (scary flick last I remember.  A great ride)

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2016, 12:07:35 am »
Uh I hate that you thought of Remo Williams the Adventure Begins before I did...

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2016, 01:03:54 am »
I thought of one that's a rather deep cut and I'm not sure if children are supposed to watch it, but for whatever reason me and my grandma watched it when I was a kid and we about died laughing. 

Lightning Jack. 

It's Paul Hogan's other movie besides the Dundee films.  He's in the old west with a mute Cuba Gooding Jr.  Really under-rated. 

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2016, 03:23:04 am »
Ooo and The Gremlins 1&2!
Even more so they are releasing 3 soon!

Porkys was funny but not really kid friendly lol

The scene in the principals office cracked me up!!

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2016, 07:40:10 am »
I thought of one that's a rather deep cut and I'm not sure if children are supposed to watch it, but for whatever reason me and my grandma watched it when I was a kid and we about died laughing. 

Lightning Jack. 

It's Paul Hogan's other movie besides the Dundee films.  He's in the old west with a mute Cuba Gooding Jr.  Really under-rated.

Or the reverse movie, Quigley Down Under, with Tom Hanks Selleck in the outback during the late 1800s

Alan Rickman is the villain, because of course he would be.

Edit:  Thanks Scott!  Yeah, no idea what I was thinking when I wrote that lol
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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2016, 08:00:19 am »
Quigley Down Under, with Tom Hanks Selleck
FTFY   ;D


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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2016, 11:17:52 am »
Reliving 80's movies is like having a threesome - sometimes fun but never as good as you imagined it in your head...

Bloodsport came on a couple months ago and I insisted the GF and I watch it, since it was "like, the best movie ever" in my head.  Well, I ruined that fond memory.  Sadly I will never get to say "OMG, Bloodsport was so awesome!" again.

Granted, some classics will always be great, and sometimes the quality of the movie was in how cheesy it was.  But use caution when trying to show your kids how cool the 80's were..

There are a few worth waiting until your kids are in high school to show them.. 16 Candles and Breakfast Club are two of the greats, and if you want to make an 80's fan out of a teenager, show them movies they will relate to.

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2016, 11:49:02 am »
I watched "My Neighbor Totoro" with my cousin back in the 80's and I watch it with my 3 kids today. (11, 6, and 3yrs) It's a great fantasy adventure type of movie that also has a bit of scary drama in it. It's hilarious when in one part of the movie he roars and the kids roar in concert back.

i recommend watching the Fox version though, not the re-redubbed Disney version. Dakota Fannings voice grates ---my bottom--- and makes my ears bleed. (actually I would recommend watching the original japanese voiced and subtitled version but that's just me)


if you like the film, i'd honestly recommend any of the Studio Ghibli collection mainline. (Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away.) They are all great and my kids love them.

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« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2016, 04:18:09 pm »
My kids like Castle in Sky as well


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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2016, 10:10:44 pm »
Back To The Future
The Goonies
Total Recall
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS
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Office Space
Predator
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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2016, 12:35:47 am »
1/2 of the ppl here either a) don't know when the 80's were or b) don't know what kids are.

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« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2016, 06:40:13 am »
Tried time bandits last night--we only got about 20 minutes in and they lost interest--The accents were pretty heavy for them I guess--and I don't think they got subtle british humour.  We just settled on a marathon of gravity falls--great cartoon!
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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2016, 12:17:38 pm »
We just settled on a marathon of gravity falls--great cartoon!

---fudgesicle--- yes! It has one of the best storylines I've seen on television in some time (yes, even up against some live action series). It features a lot of great voice talent, plus it's only two seasons, so it doesn't take long to finish either.


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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2016, 04:22:54 pm »
1/2 of the ppl here either a) don't know when the 80's were or b) don't know what kids are.
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« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2016, 04:39:41 pm »
1/2 of the ppl here either a) don't know when the 80's were or b) don't know what kids are.

The '80s started in 1973 and continued on until roughly 1998.  Kids are baby goats and they are ---smurfing--- adorable.  Have you seem them in little jackets?  Oh. My. Gawd. 


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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2016, 04:42:01 pm »
Bloodsport came on a couple months ago and I insisted the GF and I watch it, since it was "like, the best movie ever" in my head.  Well, I ruined that fond memory.  Sadly I will never get to say "OMG, Bloodsport was so awesome!" again.

On the flipside, sometimes movies are even better than I remember.  Road House being a prime example.  Gets better every time I watch it.

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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2016, 06:19:57 pm »
This thread inspired me to finally read The Neverending Story.  The movie is actually a reasonably faithful adaptation that stops abruptly halfway through the book.

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« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2016, 07:07:52 pm »
This thread inspired me to finally read The Neverending Story.  The movie is actually a reasonably faithful adaptation that stops abruptly halfway through the book.

 :cheers:

So is the sequel the other half, or does it totally go off script?

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« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2016, 05:09:30 pm »
I woke up earlier than usual on Saturday morning and Remo Williams was just coming on TV.
Normally I wouldn't have acknowledged it, but thanks to this thread I half watched it while making breakfast and cleaning the living room.
Good stuff.  I have a feeling I'm going to catch a lot of these movies on the oddball non-network antenna channels that I get.
Of course they'll be in standard definition 4:3 format, but that just adds to the nostalgia.  :)

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« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2016, 05:25:19 pm »
Yeah, that's what the ZOOM button on your remote is for.


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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2016, 06:19:42 pm »
1/2 of the ppl here either a) don't know when the 80's were or b) don't know what kids are.
The '80s started in 1973 and continued on until roughly 1998.  Kids are baby goats and they are ---smurfing--- adorable.  Have you seem them in little jackets?  Oh. My. Gawd.

No, but I've seen them in Full Metal Jackets. Great kid movie, by the way.
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« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2016, 01:06:27 pm »
1/2 of the ppl here either a) don't know when the 80's were or b) don't know what kids are.
The '80s started in 1973 and continued on until roughly 1998.  Kids are baby goats and they are ---smurfing--- adorable.  Have you seem them in little jackets?  Oh. My. Gawd.

No, but I've seen them in Full Metal Jackets. Great kid movie, by the way.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is such a relatable character and was adored by everyone.  Even Private Pyle had to give him a present by the end of the first half of the movie..

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« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2016, 11:56:39 am »
Leave it to a bunch of dudes to forget about classics like:

Grease
Grease II
Xanadu


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« Reply #68 on: November 17, 2016, 05:31:05 pm »
I watched The Last Dragon a couple of nights ago... Now that is a classic kick ass movie.




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« Reply #69 on: November 17, 2016, 06:37:31 pm »
I watched The Last Dragon a couple of nights ago... Now that is a classic kick ass movie.




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« Reply #70 on: November 18, 2016, 12:04:16 am »
When I was in high school I would walk into art class and ask who the baddest man in the land was....  Sho nuff!

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« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2017, 09:07:25 pm »
We I was a kid I used to watch Teen Wolf a lot lol.
Also +1 for The Princess Bride epic movie.

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The wife and I are watching Valley Girl right now
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« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2017, 02:52:34 am »
Queue up The Elephant Man next....


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« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2017, 03:29:27 am »
"I am not an animal!" is my go to catch phrase... right up there with "can't we all just get along". 

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« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2017, 04:36:17 pm »
Sand lot. Ur killing me smalls.


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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2017, 02:16:41 pm »
The guy asks for movies suitable for 9 and 10 year olds and you're all mostly listing movies aimed at teenagers or above.

Breakfast Club? Seriously? Do you want his kids to fear entering High School?

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« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2017, 02:57:21 pm »
The guy asks for movies suitable for 9 and 10 year olds and you're all mostly listing movies aimed at teenagers or above.

Breakfast Club? Seriously? Do you want his kids to fear entering High School?
Quote from my post.  It helps to read the whole thing and not skim it for titles:
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There are a few worth waiting until your kids are in high school to show them.. 16 Candles and Breakfast Club are two of the greats, and if you want to make an 80's fan out of a teenager, show them movies they will relate to.
The 80's for me was from age 11-20.  My favorite movies from the era are probably not all going to be suitable for a 9 year old.  There was a lot of cheese in the 80's, and only a handful of titles that hold up to the nostalgia.  I'm finding that out as I am building my media collection up.  Better Off Dead, 16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Vacation... All great movies even after 30 years, but I wouldn't show them to a youngster..  Then again, you get worse stuff on Disney channel these days.



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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2017, 07:17:01 pm »
Sand lot. Ur killing me smalls.

Yes, the Sandlot that came out in 1993 is my favorite movie from the 1980s!  >:D


Hey there were other 90's movie on other lists. Still a great movie for kids. My 9 year old daughter loves it.




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Re: 80's movies I can show my kids (quality not necessary)
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2017, 08:42:40 pm »
Becoming a teacher ruined The Breakfast Club for me for a while there.
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