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80's movies (that are still good)
« on: June 23, 2008, 01:27:04 pm »
After being to this site, www.retrojunk.com , I have been bitten by the nostalgia bug and am going on an 80's movies binge. To start things off we watched Goonies on Saturday. I was expecting that it would suck now that I am older, as alot of skewed childhood memories do. We were pleasantly surprised that this movie was actually very good still. That is probably the BEST ensemble of child actors ever in a movie. Of course, the Chunk/Sloth love fest was still 'uncomfortable'.

I would like others to post movies from the 80's that mostly withstand the test of time. So get to posting!

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 01:36:57 pm »
Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure is still one of my favorites.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 01:50:40 pm »
The entire Indiana Jones trilogy (especially Raiders)
Back to the Future
Ghostbusters
Pretty in Pink
The Breakfast Club (though, IMO, not as good now as it was)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Day of the Dead
Goodfellas
Scarface
Godfather III (not a good Godfather movie, but excellent on its own)
Once Upon a Time in America (Leone!!!)
Police Story
To Live and Die in LA
Blade Runner
Aliens
The Terminator
The Abyss
Predator
Die Hard
The Untouchables
E.T.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Flight of the Navigator
Beverly Hills Cop
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Blood Simple
Barton Fink
Raising Arizona(!)
Evil Dead II
Misery
Stand by Me
A Fish Called Wanda
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

so much more that I'm leaving out....
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 01:53:07 pm »
The Secret of NIMH and The Dark Crystal are two of my favorites...

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 01:53:15 pm »
TRON

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 02:14:13 pm »
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Spaceballs
Field of Dreams
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
UHF
Rain Man
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Princess Bride
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 02:29:07 pm »
Besides most of the great ones already mentioned...

The Last Starfighter
War Games

Forgot: Batman
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 02:38:06 pm »
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 02:49:19 pm »
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 02:54:16 pm »
Hudson Hawk.

Ok, I realize that movie isn't from the 80's (it's actually 1991 according to IMDB), but that move is one of my guilty pleasures.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008, 03:41:59 pm »
It appears that everyone forgot the movie "They Live". Outside of BTTF, "They live" is prolly the most "80's" of all 80's movies.
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2008, 03:46:41 pm »
It appears that everyone forgot the movie "They Live". Outside of BTTF, "They live" is prolly the most "80's" of all 80's movies.

Ill see your "They Live" and raise you "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension"

Though They Live still has the best fight scene ever.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008, 04:02:53 pm »
Ah! How could I have forgot Carpenter?!? (There's so much great stuff from the eighties!)

They Live
Big Trouble in Little China
The Thing
Escape from New York

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2008, 04:04:30 pm »
Ill see your "They Live" and raise you "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension"

That's on OnDemand. I must've tried to watch that movie three times already and I just can't get into it. It seems to start off so slow that I just can't seem to get myself past a certain point.

Besides the ones already mentioned:

I've always had guilty pleasures watching
Beetlejuice
Spaceballs (Barf!!!)
Uncle Buck
Night of the Comet (SciFi Ch tried to make a remake of this one)
Doctor Detroit
Maximum Overdrive (Don't know why I love this one so much.)
The Princess Bride
Howard the Duck (It's so cheesy)
Tremors (Miss the TV show :( )

check out http://www.fast-rewind.com/ it's supposed to be the more or less complete list of 80's flicks available.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008, 04:14:49 pm »
Caddyshack
Stripes
Airplane!
Strange Brew
The Lost Boys
Iron Eagle
Top Gun

and I'm sure there's more yet...
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2008, 04:20:27 pm »
check out http://www.fast-rewind.com/ it's supposed to be the more or less complete list of 80's flicks available.

Niiiice. I'll be frequenting that page for a while now. Right off the bat a classic popped out to me: 3 o'clock high. Awesome movie...at least the way I remember it.  ;D

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2008, 04:23:49 pm »
OK, you guys have good throw-ins but always seem to miss the goodies. I threw in "They Live", now I will have to throw in one that should have been in the list to begin with: Little Shop of Horrors.
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008, 04:26:08 pm »
Well, I am mainly interested in the kid movies. I already have all the best horror movies from the 80's.

I'm thinking more along the lines of
Goonies
Adventures in Babysitting
Flight of the Navigator
Monster Squad
The Neverending Story

This is the main list I want to build

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2008, 04:32:03 pm »
Bow down to Kubrick!

The Shining

Full Metal Jacket

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2008, 04:34:09 pm »
Raging Bull
Amadeus
Ran
Kagemusha
My Neighbor Totoro(!)
Brazil
A Christmas Story
This is Spinal Tap
The Blues Brothers
Grave of Fireflies
Heavy Metal

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 04:37:53 pm »
Well, I am mainly interested in the kid movies. I already have all the best horror movies from the 80's.

I'm thinking more along the lines of
Goonies
Adventures in Babysitting
Flight of the Navigator
Monster Squad
The Neverending Story

This is the main list I want to build

With that in mind, how about Gremlins and Time Bandits.  Great kid movies!
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008, 04:40:16 pm »
The Indiana Joneses, first of all Raiders indeed
The Canonball Run. Jackie Chan and Burt Reynolds in top condition  :notworthy:

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2008, 04:45:14 pm »
Just found another classic:

Big

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2008, 04:58:54 pm »
Another good one.....Scrooged.

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2008, 05:10:41 pm »
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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2008, 05:10:53 pm »
Red Dawn
Licensed To Drive
Conan The Barbarian
An American Werewolf in London
Creepshow


and yet more...
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2008, 06:15:59 pm »
With that in mind, how about Gremlins and Time Bandits.  Great kid movies!

Define "kid."

I showed Gremlins to the seven year old and she just about freaked.

I saw Gremlins in a desolate ski resort theater and had to walk home, in a snow storm, at ten at night. I was six when I saw that movie.

Darn kids today.  :angry:

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2008, 06:54:52 pm »
Can't believe no one has said Poltergeist yet.

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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2008, 07:28:05 pm »
Can't believe no one has said Poltergeist yet.

The first one, yes... 2nd and 3rd... no.
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2008, 07:34:23 pm »
A few of my guilty pleasures:

Revenge of the Nerds
Risky Business
The Sure Thing
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2008, 08:06:58 pm »
Labyrinth
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2008, 09:28:19 pm »
Robocop !   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2008, 09:42:44 pm »
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi

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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2008, 09:47:49 pm »
lol Labyrinth. A young and very do-able Jennifer Connely. And lets not forget David Bowies noticeably huge package in tights.

But you guys forgot...


Weird Science
Valley Girl
Lucas
Major League
Sixteen Candles
The Pick Up Artist
Back To School
History Of the world Pt1
Running Scared
Throw Momma from the Train
Twins
Romancing the stone
Three Amigos
Peggy Sue Got Married
Commando
Running Man
Mannequin
Weekend at bernies
Born In East L.A.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Parenthood
The Man With two brains
National Lampoons Vacation
Fletch
Spies Like Us
Funny Farm
Heathers
Footlose
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Rumble Fish
Drugstore Cowboy
Roadhouse
Teen Wolf
Golden Child
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Splash!
Hot To Trot
Brewsters Millions
See No Evil Hear No Evil
About Last Night
Dragnet
Bachelor Party
The burbs
Back To The Beach
Secret Admirer
The Witches of Eastwick
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Say Anything
Eight Men Out
Hannah and her sisters
Rude Awakening
Crocodile Dundee
Police Academy
Cocoon


Okay so some of them weren't "good" but they where where totally 80's movies.  ;D

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2008, 10:20:56 pm »
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2008, 11:30:48 pm »
what ? no   GREASE, Outsiders, Karate Kid....  :angry:
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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2008, 11:46:00 pm »
Legend. sort of cheesy, But Tim curry with devil horns the size of tree trunks kicks ass! :cheers:

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2008, 11:48:17 pm »
Can't believe no one has said Poltergeist yet.

The first one, yes... 2nd and 3rd... no.

The 2nd might not have been the greatest, but you can't beat that HR Giger tequila worm scene.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2008, 11:57:10 pm »
Can't believe no one has said Poltergeist yet.

The first one, yes... 2nd and 3rd... no.

The 2nd might not have been the greatest, but you can't beat that HR Giger tequila worm scene.
Not to mention that Julian Beck was the creepiest human on the planet!
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2008, 12:10:04 am »
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