POLL: Your favorite movies from the 80's

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  1. sean monaghan

    sean monaghan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    A list of some of the most well known films of this particular decade (along with a few of my own personal favorites). You can pick as many as you want.
     
  2. x2zero

    x2zero Well-Known Member

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    No Woody?
     
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  3. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Forum Resident

    Better Off Dead
     
  4. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    East Tennessee
    No Woody.
     
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    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

  6. The7thStranger

    The7thStranger Forum Resident

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    Who's That Girl and Adventures in Babysitting for "Other."
     
  7. artfromtex

    artfromtex Forum Resident

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    "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" was my "other".
     
  8. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    Raging Bull
    Return of the Living Dead
    Near Dark
    Poltergeist
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    The Evil Dead
    This is Spinal Tap
    Ordinary People
    Heathers
    The Fly
    Das Boot
    The Killer
     
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  9. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    Blade Runner
    Brazil
    Blue Velvet
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return Of the Jedi
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Temple Of Doom
    Ghostbusters
    Gremlins
    Back To The Future
    Evil Dead II
    Commando
    Terminator
    Predator
    Aiens
    The Thing
     
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  10. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    From that list:
    Terminator
    Back To The Future
    Aliens
    The Thing
    Empire Strikes Back
    Blade Runner
    The Shining
    +
    Elephant Man
    Blue Velvet
    Raging Bull
    Predator
    Mad Max 2
    Brazil
    Altered States
    Die Hard
    Time Bandits
    Body Heat
    Eureka
    The Hitcher
    Return Of The Jedi
    Airplane
    ...
     
  11. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Of the ones listed here I felt compelled to vote for:

    Back to The Future
    Ferris Bueller
    The Thing
    The Goonies
    Empire
    Blade Runner
    Shining
    Ghostbusters
    Stand By Me
    Police Academy
    Karate Kid

    That's not to say I don't like the others but wanted to only vote for the creme de la creme in my heart.

    And I voted for 'other':

    1984
    Bachelor Party
    Better off Dead
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Best of Times
    Blue Velvet
    The Blues Brothers
    Caddyshack
    The Cannonball Run
    Christine
    The Color of Money
    Die Hard
    Dressed to Kill
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Bronco Billy
    The Elephant Man
    Evil Dead II
    Field of Dreams
    First Blood
    Fletch
    Fletch Lives
    Friday the 13th 1 & 2
    Glory
    Grease 2
    Gung Ho
    Temple of Doom
    Ishtar
    Romancing The Stone
    Jumpin' Jack Flash
    The King of Comedy
    A League of Their Own
    Mad Max II - Road Warrior
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
    Midnight Run
    Manhunter
    The Natural
    One Crazy Summer
    The Outsiders
    Overboard
    Pee Wees Big Adventure
    Peggy Sue Got Married
    Planes, Trains, Auto
    Platoon
    Police Academy 2, 3, 4
    Poltergeist
    Popeye
    Psycho II
    Raging Bull
    Rain Man
    Summer Camp Nightmare
    Raising Arizona
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Rumble Fish
    The Running Man
    Predator
    Smokey and the Bandit II & III
    Star Trek II, III, IV
    Stripes
    Summer School
    The Jerk
    Superman II
    They Live
    This is Spinal Tap
    Three Amigos
    Three O'Clock High
    Trading Places
    UHF
    The War of the Roses
    Young Guns
    The Fog
    Karate Kid II
     
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  12. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    Pee-Wee! I forgot that one
     
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  13. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    I've said this several times, but for the type of film it is "Back to the Future" is pretty much perfect.
     
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  14. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    1. Back to the Future (1985)
    2. Aliens (1986)
    3. The Thing (1982)
    4. Big (1988)
    5. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    6. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    7. E.T. (1982)
    8. Blade Runner (1982)
    9. Ghostbusters (1984)
     
  15. Raylinds

    Raylinds Forum Resident

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    My Other: Pretty in Pink
     
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  16. projectcookie

    projectcookie Member

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    Blue Velvet!
     
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  17. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    I forgot one of my favorite movies ever - forgot that it wasn't a 9os movie, Drugstore Cowboy

    Bob (Matt Dillon) explains the hat-on-the-bed hex to Nadine (a very young Heather Graham) and her boyfriend Rick (James Le Gros). Kelly Lynch's facial expressions in this scene are hilarious. Matt Dillon has never been better.

     
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  18. EVOLVIST

    EVOLVIST Forum Resident

    A ton of great films! However, for me, no list is complete without:

    Urban Cowboy (1980)
    Cruising (1980)
    The Lost Boys (1987)
    Quest for Fire (1981)
    Clue (1985)
    Transylvania 65000 (1985)
    Purple Rain (1984)
    The Last American Virgin (1982)
     
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  19. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

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    The Fly!

    Half a dozen Woodys!
     
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  20. x2zero

    x2zero Well-Known Member

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  21. RickH

    RickH Forum Resident

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    Raleigh, NC
    Creepshow
    Body Heat
    Body Double
     
  22. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    From this list the 3 that I've seen so many times that I can basically quote the entire movie are...

    The Breakfast Club (1985)
    Carl - "When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon"

    Back To The Future (1985)
    Sam Baines: Who the hell is John F. Kennedy?

    The Karate Kid (1984)

    Daniel: Wouldn't a fly swatter be easier?

    Darryl

     
  23. Maggie

    Maggie run james run

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    The only really obvious omissions for me are Robocop and Field of Dreams. Good list otherwise, OP. I also love The Big Easy.
     
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  24. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

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    Ordinary People was terrific
    And Airplane is my all time favorite movie
     
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  25. npgchris

    npgchris Forum Resident

    From your list:

    Aliens
    The Thing
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Blade Runner
    The Shining


    Not on your list:

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Ran
    Brazil
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai
    The Road Warrior
    For Your Eyes Only
    Star Trek II
    Do The Right Thing
    Batman
     
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