Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Favorite 80s Movies

From this list:

Karate Kid
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Highlander
The Dark Crystal
Maximum Overdrive
Aliens
Three Amigos
Predator
Robocop
Full Metal Jacket (1st half only)
First Blood
Princess Bride
Terminator
Die Hard
Blues Brothers
Empire Strikes Back
Batman
Labyrinth

14 comments:

  1. I've only seen 5 of those.

    I liked Back to the Future and The Little Mermaid.

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  2. I'm sure I could be talked into watching those two.

    Bring 'em over. I've got popcorn.

    And I wouldn't expect you to watch violent movies with me. They're not for women. They're more for feeding the "I will go through hell and risk death to protect what I love" part of the male psyche.

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  3. So do you have special guy movie nights or something?

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  4. These are movies I would either watch alone or with my brother.

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  5. https://www.lds.org/youth/for-the-strength-of-youth/entertainment-and-media?lang=eng

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  6. Red Dawn
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Scrooged
    Blade Runner
    Top Gun
    Good Morning Vietnam
    The Untouchables
    Big
    Caddyshack
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Ferris Bueler's Day Off
    Ghostbusters

    all need to be added to your list.

    There is some amazing crap on that list though. Seriously, they couldn't come up with anything better than Greystoke?

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    1. I watched "Raiders" again a few years back to see if it was actually good, or if I was just young and impressionable.

      I realized the movie is basically 90 minutes of chase-scene and 25 minutes of weak dialogue.

      All of which is mostly made up for by this scene:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhlHzYt4xRM

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  7. Ruthless People
    Heathers
    Popeye (saw it like 20 times with my dad)
    Amazon Women on the Moon (Dan "No Soul" Simmons" the man who turned a personal affliction into a recording career)
    The Wall (Unbelieveable on a large screen, with a great sound system, ezpecially while intoxicated)
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure (surreal and stupid, but funny and clean enough for the kids)
    A Christmas Story
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Gremlins

    And hersolong is right - there is an awful lot of garbage on that list

    And, loved The Goonies as a kid, but number 1? Really? Any sane person would yell you Empire, of course:

    Them:"I love The Empire Strikes Back!"

    You:"I know."

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  8. @9:28 "90 minutes of chase-scene"

    Exactly. They knew how to make movies that men would love.

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  9. From that list, my choices are:
    Highlander
    Sixteen Candles
    Top Gun
    Legend
    The Princess Bride
    The Breakfast Club
    The Terminator
    Die Hard
    Lethal Weapon
    Big
    Beverly Hills Cop
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Ghostbusters

    And... not on that list:
    Glory
    When Harry Met Sally
    The Road Warrior
    Pretty In Pink
    Amadeus
    Say Anything
    Field of Dreams
    Valley Girl
    Roxanne
    Silverado
    A Room with a View
    Romancing the Stone
    The Mission
    Taps
    Better off Dead
    Ladyhawke
    Gallipoli (I included this on the list even though I only watched it once and have no recollection of it – What I do know is that it was difficult to watch, which would mean it was very well done.)
    Always
    The Man from Snowy River
    Eight Men Out

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  10. We forgot Little Shop of Horrors

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