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Veritas
Jun 12th, 2004, 04:29 AM
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 (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0080319/): the only chick-flick I actually don't mind watching.

- Coal Miner's Daughter (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0080549/).

- Ordinary People (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0081283/).

- On Golden Pond (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0082846/).

- Chariots of Fire (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0082158/).

- Absence of Malice (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0081974/).

- Tootsie (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0084805/).

- The best little whorehouse in Texas (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0083642/).

- Terms of Endearment (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0086425/).

- Mr Mom (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0085970/).

- Splash (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/).

- The Colour Purple (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0088939/) :worship: Excellent performance by Whoopi Goldberg and a good effort by Spielberg.

- Cocoon (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0088933/).

- Ruthless People (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0091877/): I love this movie!!! Danny DeVito and Bette Midler are really funny in this one :lol:

- Three Men and a Baby (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094137/).

- The Secret of my Success (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093936/).

- Moonstruck (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093565/): Saw this on an aeroplane. I found it boring at first, but managed to like it in the end :tape:

- Stakeout (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094025/): Not really memorable and it's predictable, but it's funny :lol:

- The Witches of Eastwick (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094332/): I can't believe this was an 80s movie! :eek:

- Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0096438/): Loved it!!! :worship:

- Twins (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0096320/).

- Die Hard (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0095016/): Why are the Japanese always end up as either the bad guys or victims in 80s Hollywood films? :tape:

- Oliver and Company (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0095776/).

- Batman (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0096895/): The original was always the best :worship:

- Look who's talking? (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0097778/).

- Honey, I shrunk the kids (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0097523/): I used to love this one, but I liked the sequel better :tape:

- Driving Miss Daisy (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0097239/): :worship: 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?

jack duckworth
Jun 12th, 2004, 09:08 AM
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/

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 12th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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)

Mercury Rising
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:00 PM
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/

...

Veritas
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:07 PM
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 :confused: ;)

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?

Mercury Rising
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:09 PM
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/

...

Veritas
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:09 PM
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/

...

How could I forget 'The Terminator' and 'The Untouchables' :eek:

I :worship: Linda Perry.

Btw, what good, cheesy, feel-good movies from the 80s do you recommend?

Mercury Rising
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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/

Veritas
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:15 PM
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/

Lol, I remember watching Footloose...and many years later, not believing that it was Kevin Bacon actually doing all the dancing :p

Veritas
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:20 PM
And anyone remember 'Koneko monogatari' (aka: Milo and Otis (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097050/)?

JustineTime
Jun 12th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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/
I want my $2.00! :mad:

decemberlove
Jun 12th, 2004, 04:28 PM
the shining . full metal jacket

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

decemberlove
Jun 12th, 2004, 04:29 PM
also

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

and how could i forget :o

the empire strikes back
return of the jedi

decemberlove
Jun 12th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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.

Princess Fiona
Jun 12th, 2004, 04:52 PM
Great thread!! :cool: 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... :o ) 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... :D

fly guy
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:10 PM
Top Gun
Back to the future
Howard the Duck :D
Rocky
...

Majo
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:28 PM
dirty dancing :hearts:

esquímaux
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Bloodsport
and
The Last Dragon

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fly guy
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Bloodsport
and
The Last Dragon

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omg! how could i forget about Bruce LEEROY! :lol:

and i LOVE Bloodsport! :D

esquímaux
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:32 PM
:kiss:

fly guy
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:34 PM
:kiss:
:unsure:

jack duckworth
Jun 12th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by dismal_aptitude
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

no idea :confused: ...where you get redirected to?...hehe or are you just pullin my plonker about sumthin :D


Originally Posted by JustineTime
I want my $2.00! :mad:


LMAO! :D :wavey: ...you have excellent taste

Bonfire
Jun 12th, 2004, 06:02 PM
pretty much all of the above plus...

Heathers

esquímaux
Jun 12th, 2004, 06:35 PM
...hehe or are you just pullin my plonker about sumthin :D


Sorry jack, that was me ;) *pluggin' your plonker back up* :D

jack duckworth
Jun 12th, 2004, 06:38 PM
hehe esquimaux...do you no what this means in the UK?...pullin my plonker?:)

GBFH
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:45 PM
i can't believe none of you people have mentioned:

Aliens! one of the greatest movies ever.

GBFH
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:46 PM
pretty much all of the above plus...

Heathers
ah, a staple of my childhood. christian slater was a sexy beast.

rep points for you.

jack duckworth
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:47 PM
hehe..Heathers:)

GBFH
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:48 PM
also, thumbs up to my man kelvin for picking Die Hard.

honestly, is there a better villian in the history of cinema than alan rickman? i think not.

jack duckworth
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:50 PM
GBFH...there has been a better villian...Roy Stalin:)

esquímaux
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:51 PM
hehe esquimaux...do you no what this means in the UK?...pullin my plonker?:)

I havent' the foggiest, but do you know what I mean when I say it *hint**hint**wink**wink? :hehehe: *stands there looking retarded* :o

GBFH
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:52 PM
GBFH...there has been a better villian...Roy Stalin:)
who's that? what's he been in?

moon
Jun 12th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Grease 2 :hearts: my favorite childhood movie.
my family hates it to this day because I watched it so much.

*JR*
Jun 12th, 2004, 08:51 PM
- The Secret of my Success (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093936/).

So anyone got any good 80s movies recommendations?

The one above starring Michael J. Fox was great, including the soundtrack (featuring Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves. Another recommendation is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090863/]The Color of Money starring Paul Newman and and Tom Cruise. It also had a "Signature Song" Werewolves of London by the late, great Warren Zevon :worship: (in this film woven right into the script itself).

Kart
Jun 12th, 2004, 11:00 PM
Mannequin

Trashy and predicatable but I still love it :hearts:.

Veritas
Jun 13th, 2004, 03:57 AM
also, thumbs up to my man kelvin for picking Die Hard.

honestly, is there a better villian in the history of cinema than alan rickman? i think not.

And rep points for my girl Amanda for reminding my dumb brain about Aliens :hug: How can I forget Sigourney Weaver? She was awesome with Jennifer Love Hewitt in-a-movie-about-a-mother-and-daughter-con-team-combination-which-I-don't-remember-the-name-of, but she was equally great in Aliens as a one of those quiet-but-deep-down-psychotic gals :worship:

Jack: When I click on the link, a message pops up, which reads "you have accessed us from an outside link. Please press OK so we can redirect you to..." and then I click OK. It's probably my computer refusing to cooperate with the cookies the site's trying to send, anyway ;)

Veritas
Jun 13th, 2004, 04:04 AM
The one above starring Michael J. Fox was great, including the soundtrack (featuring Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves. Another recommendation is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090863/]The Color of Money starring Paul Newman and and Tom Cruise. It also had a "Signature Song" Werewolves of London by the late, great Warren Zevon :worship: (in this film woven right into the script itself).

Ah, I haven't see or heard about that movie! ;)

Y'see, I started this thread because I really want to know if there are any great movies I had missed or never heard about from the 80s.

Also, who agrees that movies, T.V., music and just entertainment from the 80s in general were more innocent and touching (very cheesy word, but then again, that's what the decade was also known for) than the 90s or today?

Princess Fiona
Jun 13th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Y'see, I started this thread because I really want to know if there are any great movies I had missed or never heard about from the 80s.I just wish I could be of a little more help here... (Think, brain, THINK!! :mad: ;) )

This is a great thread... I am an 80s addict!! I am addicted to the 80s and all 80s talk... ;)

Also, who agrees that movies, T.V., music and just entertainment from the 80s in general were more innocent and touching (very cheesy word, but then again, that's what the decade was also known for) than the 90s or today?Yes, I know what you mean... I don't really get the 'feel good' feeling from 90s music or the music of today that I get from 80s music!! 80s music is just special... *sigh* :) It was a different time... :)

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 13th, 2004, 03:22 PM
Bloodsport
and
The Last Dragon

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I forgot the TRUE classics

THE LAST DRAGON
THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE
THE COLOR PURPLE :worship:
BREAKIN 2

Other Favorites
Weird Sciece
Back to the Future 1 and 2
The Lost Boys
Night of the Creeps *remember those slugs*
The Blob

Thierry's_Ladee
Jun 13th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Dirty Dancing
Back to the future
Pretty in Pink
Risky Buisness
Childs Play
ET
Top gun
Cocktail
Little Mermaid
Mystic Pizza
Rain man
Scarface
Uncle Buck

I think 'flashdance' is completely overated a crap storyline etc. but the dance at the end :yeah: Is so amazing it almost makes up for such a terrible film!

jrm
Jun 13th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Goonies

jack duckworth
Jun 13th, 2004, 06:01 PM
esquimaux...no idea what you mean...it is ..lost in translation;)..hehe

ok dismal_aptitude:)...just that i thought you was jokin around about somethin;)

Veritas
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:08 AM
I just wish I could be of a little more help here... (Think, brain, THINK!! :mad: ;) )

This is a great thread... I am an 80s addict!! I am addicted to the 80s and all 80s talk... ;)

Yes, I know what you mean... I don't really get the 'feel good' feeling from 90s music or the music of today that I get from 80s music!! 80s music is just special... *sigh* :) It was a different time... :)

I'm an 80s addict too!!! :bounce:

The cartoons, the music, the toys, the rise of Japan, the movies, the T.V. shows, the ultra-cheesiness...ah, the good times :)

I don't mind the early 90s, they were pretty close to the 80s. IMO, it was only when 1997 came along that a new (horrible) era was pushed forward :(

canuckfan
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:12 AM
Ferris Bueller's day off is the best :clap2:

*JR*
Jun 14th, 2004, 09:26 AM
Flashdance starring the luscious Jennifer Beals :drool: (and the powerful voice of Irene Cara, in her 2nd Major Movie gig after '79's Fame) was terrific. O/T, but while Those Two Title Tracks were Irene's really big hits, clearly her best song IMO was Out Here On My Own.

Helen Lawson
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:25 PM
80's films are terrible. Films from 1947 through 1958 where I was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar five times, winning the last one, are the best ones. My favorites ones are "Smash Up: The Story of a Woman, My Foolish Heart, I'll Cry Tomorrow, With a Song in My Heart, and I Want to Live!

TimBo
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:50 PM
"The Gods Must Be Crazy"
"The Color Purple" and "The Witches of Eastwick"

dubro
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:55 PM
hehe...where to start:)


Pretty In Pink
The Breakfast Club


http://www.fast-rewind.com/
:lol: do u MAYBE like taht gurl...molly ringwald??

well my favs are

wall street :bowdown:
platoon :worship:
top gun :cool:
vacanze di natale :haha:
vacanze in america :D

Helen Lawson
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:56 PM
People in Hollywood call Molly Ringwald, Molly Ringworm.

apoet29
Jun 14th, 2004, 02:09 PM
I agree with most of the replies here, especially my girl Amanda's picks of Die Hard, Heathers and Aliens. Still, I cannot believe no one here mentioned my two favorite 80's movies of all-time: The Money Pit and Real Genius. Tom Hanks is completely brilliant in this film and Real Genius is the funniest look at nerds that I have ever seen. Val Kilmer was completely hot in that movie.

Some Other Honorable Mentions:
Young Guns
Witness
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
When Harry Met Sally
My Science Project
War of the Roses
Tremors
The Thing
Time Bandits
To Live and Die in LA
Stakeout
Splash
Sixteen Candles
Say Anything
Purple Rain
The Princess Bride
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Platoon
The Nightmare on Elm Street Series

Princess Fiona
Jun 14th, 2004, 02:24 PM
I'm an 80s addict too!!! :bounce:

The cartoons, the music, the toys, the rise of Japan, the movies, the T.V. shows, the ultra-cheesiness...ah, the good times :)

I don't mind the early 90s, they were pretty close to the 80s. IMO, it was only when 1997 came along that a new (horrible) era was pushed forward :(
:bounce: :)

If we could only go 'Back To The Future' and back to the 80s for a little while... ;) (But we would not be posting on WTAworld!! :eek: Okay, scratch that... *slump* ;) )

Hmmm... There's nothing from the 90s that really 'sticks in my mind'. I can name lots of music from the 80s and other things from the 80s (I will have to consult this thread for help with films... ;) ) but nothing I really LOVE from the 90s... I don't know. I think I'm incredibly biased with the 80s here... ;)

JollyRoger - I see you just mentioned "Fame"? :hearts: I LOVE that TV show!! And the movie... I just love, love, LOVE it... :D :bounce:

Molly Ringwald!! I think she's great... :) I'm sure I read somewhere that she's starring in a big US show now... (Please correct me if I am wrong... :o )

Mercury Rising
Jun 14th, 2004, 04:28 PM
How could I forget 'The Terminator' and 'The Untouchables' :eek:

I :worship: Linda Perry.

Btw, what good, cheesy, feel-good movies from the 80s do you recommend?Here's a movie I almost forgot but enjoyed alot:

Coming to America: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094898/

And just a few days ago I saw this movie that I liked too:

A Room With A View: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091867/

Amadé
Jun 14th, 2004, 04:32 PM
http://www.kournikova.com/community/images/smilies/king.gif As someone stated earlier, Amadeus.

GBFH
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:28 PM
sumeeta!!!!!!!!!!

i was about to make a post about "real genius"! one of my sister's friends' mom introduced me to that little bit of '80s gold. like socrates said...i drank what? :lol: *dies

and 'the money pit'! near the end when the conductor says he'll get over losing shelly long because he's shallow and self-centered kills me everytime. and when tom hanks says, 'WE HAVE STAIRS!!!!!!!" oh man...too many good lines in that one.

not surprisingly, you have great taste :kiss:

jack duckworth
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:45 PM
sorry GBFH...i forgat to tell you that ...Roy Stalin...was the villian in...Better Off Dead :)


:lol: dubro..yes Molly Ringwald...she was in a few...another of hers is ...16 Candles:)...and if Molly was teen queen...surely John Cusack was 80's teen king...with

The Sure Thing
Better Off Dead
One Crazy Summer
Hot Pursuit
Say Anything

hehe...but EVERY1 has not mentioned the best and most talented actor of the 80's era ;)

http://www.patjohnson.com/bobcat_goldthwait.jpeg


bobcat goldthwait:)

Mercury Rising
Jun 14th, 2004, 08:07 PM
http://www.kournikova.com/community/images/smilies/king.gif As someone stated earlier, Amadeus.Me :angel: :cool: ;)

TimBo
Jun 14th, 2004, 08:18 PM
Beaches

Sean
Jun 14th, 2004, 11:16 PM
70's movies were excellent 90's movies were excellent. 80's movies were all in all pretty bad. Only 'The Colour Purple' and 'Scarface' stand out as classics.