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Favourite 80's movies?

Just a few memorable movies I liked from everyone's favourite decade

* Besides Superman II, James Bond 'License to Kill', Indiana Jones, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, E.T., Rocky III, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Crocodile Dundee, The Blues Brothers, Police Academy, The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters and Back to the Future I & II, here are some other memorable 80s movies I liked:

- 9 to 5: the only chick-flick I actually don't mind watching.

- Coal Miner's Daughter.

- Ordinary People.

- On Golden Pond.

- Chariots of Fire.

- Absence of Malice.

- Tootsie.

- The best little whorehouse in Texas.

- Terms of Endearment.

- Mr Mom.

- Splash.

- The Colour Purple Excellent performance by Whoopi Goldberg and a good effort by Spielberg.

- Cocoon.

- Ruthless People: I love this movie!!! Danny DeVito and Bette Midler are really funny in this one

- Three Men and a Baby.

- The Secret of my Success.

- Moonstruck: Saw this on an aeroplane. I found it boring at first, but managed to like it in the end

- Stakeout: Not really memorable and it's predictable, but it's funny

- The Witches of Eastwick: I can't believe this was an 80s movie!

- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?: Loved it!!!

- Twins.

- Die Hard: Why are the Japanese always end up as either the bad guys or victims in 80s Hollywood films?

- Oliver and Company.

- Batman: The original was always the best

- Look who's talking?.

- Honey, I shrunk the kids: I used to love this one, but I liked the sequel better

- Driving Miss Daisy: Morgan Freeman is probably the only actor who features in only good, mature films (e.g. The Shawshank Redemption).

So anyone got any good 80s movies recommendations?
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hehe...where to start

The Sure Thing
Pretty In Pink
The Breakfast Club
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Better Off Dead

hehe..my list is endless...here is a link that may remind some posters of some movies

http://www.fast-rewind.com/
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Little shop of Horrors
The Little Mermaid
Batman
Batman Returns
American Tail
Flight of Dragons
The Chipmunks Adventure
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
The Land Before Time
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nightmare on Elm Street 1 3 and 4
Friday the 13th
Goonies
Clash of the Titans
Gremlins 1 and 2
Child's Play (the first chucky scared the hell outta me)
Steven Kings "IT"
Troop Beverly Hills (still love this movie)

Venus and Serena ....Often imitated NEVER duplicated!!!!!!!
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Stand By Me: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092005/

Amadeus: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086879/

Blade Runner: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/

Gandhi: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/

The Terminator: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/

The Untouchables: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094226/

The Goonies: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089218/

The Bourne Identity: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094791/ (much, much better than the remake imo)

The Breakfast Club: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0088847/

Silverado: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0090022/

Big: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094737/

Turner & Hooch: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0098536/

The Color of Money: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0090863/

The Lost Boys: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093437/

Highlander: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0091203/

La Bamba: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093378/

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Thanks for the list guys, please keep 'em coming

Jack, thanks for the link - but why does a message keep popping up about redirecting? It always seems to redirect me to another page and keeps doing it over and over again

What about cartoons? Which 80s animated productions did you love and miss?

For me, it has to be:

- Ducktales.
- Wuzzles.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks.
- Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers.
- Garfield and Friends.
- Gummi Bears.
- Inspector Gadget.
- Postman Pat.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

DemWilliamsGulls: I remember 'American Tails' and 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Land Before Time'. The songs for those films were great as well!

Btw, I remember watching 'IT'. Wasn't it about a killer who murdered teenagers while dressing up as a clown?
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Lethal Weapon http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093409/

Lethal Weapon 2 http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0097733/

The Fabulous Baker Boys http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0097322/

Birdy http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0086969/

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Originally Posted by Kristofke
How could I forget 'The Terminator' and 'The Untouchables'

I Linda Perry.

Btw, what good, cheesy, feel-good movies from the 80s do you recommend?
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I also like dance movies:

Flashdance http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0085549/

Dirty Dancing http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/

Footloose http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0087277/

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Lol, I remember watching Footloose...and many years later, not believing that it was Kevin Bacon actually doing all the dancing
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And anyone remember 'Koneko monogatari' (aka: Milo and Otis?
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Quote:
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hehe...where to start

The Sure Thing
Pretty In Pink
The Breakfast Club
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Better Off Dead

hehe..my list is endless...here is a link that may remind some posters of some movies

http://www.fast-rewind.com/
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the shining . full metal jacket

the only 80's movies that dont look as if they are from the 80s


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also

once upon a time in america . brazil . sex, lies, and videotape

and how could i forget

the empire strikes back
return of the jedi


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It should be obvious, but it's not.

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when i was younger i ADORED the indian jones movies . but i went to watch them recently . and they are just SO 80's cheese . definitely not timeless movies like FMJ or the shining.


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Great thread!! I wish I could think of some movies that haven't been mentioned yet but I can't... I think the ones I know have been covered all ready... (Thread of great taste, I salute you... )

I'm not really a 'movie person' (at all... ) but I would say that 80's movies are my fave movies, for sure!!

80's cartoons: the one that comes to my mind is "Beverly Hills Teens". I just loved that cartoon...

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