Your favorite 80s action flick.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Strat-Mangler, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Mine would be Die Hard. Top of the mountain for me but there are dozens and dozens of 80s action flicks that are a fun watch.

    What is your favorite?
     
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  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Predator
     
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  3. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Die Hard is a favorite of mine too. The following are 1980s action movies that I like:
    • The Terminator
    • Project A-Ko (the movie that got me into anime)
    • Condorman
    • Batman
     
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  4. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident

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    Aliens is the only one I'd wanna watch again
     
  5. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    Die Hard is a good choice.

    Roadhouse is one of my favourites. I guess that's an action flick. I've watched it loads and will watch it again.

    Hard to pick a favourite though. I also love Above The Law. Another repeated watch for me :)

    Alien's is good too and I tend to watch it if it's on TV. Good cast IMO.

    But generally I prefer stuff like Roadhouse and Above The Law because of their absurdity. Above The Law has my favourite line in a movie ever
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIdeJ6XmUgU

    Yeah I know, I keep my standards high. :D
     
  6. Rubberpigg

    Rubberpigg Forum Resident

    First one that came to mind.

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  7. Dream On

    Dream On Forum Resident

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    I would probably say First Blood or Die Hard. I need to watch more 80s action flicks, as they seem to be a bit under-represented for me.
     
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    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

  9. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    The Terminator, all the way.

    The right balance of style and substance.
     
  10. mmars982

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    Die Hard is the only one I rewatch regularly, mostly because of the Christmas connection (although I may watch it other times of the year).
     
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  11. GlamorProfession

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    Predator
    Die Hard
    Terminator 2
     
  12. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Not made in the 80s so doesn't qualify. ;)
     
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  13. agaraffa

    agaraffa Forum Resident

    Lethal Weapon
     
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  14. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Considering all of the remakes, I could see them remaking Die Hard with Santa being in the wrong place at the wrong time...so he has to take care of matters.
     
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  15. Django

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    Predator or the Terminator. Classic Arnie.
     
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  16. socorro

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    Probably my second least favorite genre (after horror), but The Road Warrior was tremendously entertaining.
     
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  17. Spaghettiows

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    RoboCop
     
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  18. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Batman
    The Terminator
    Robocop
    Predator
    Aliens
    Escape From New York
    Big Trouble In Little China
    Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

    Never been a fan of Die Hard or any of its sequels. Same goes for the Rambo films.
     
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  19. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
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  20. gottenbold

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    Total Recall was released in 1990!
     
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  21. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    OOPS! I edited it.
     
  22. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Escape From new York
    The Blues Brothers
    To Live and Die in LA
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Running Man
     
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  23. daca

    daca Forum Resident

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    1990 is still in the 1980s. :D

    You were the best kind of correct, technically correct.

    While perhaps one of my favorite movies ever, The Blues Brothers is a 1970s movie.

    To answer OPs question: way too many. Classic Arnie seems to rule the decade. But a lot of other great flicks as well:

    The Terminator
    The Running Man
    Total Recall
    Predator

    Full Metal Jacket (the first part. Yes I know it technically was not action. But the movie is so great I had to include here.)

    Escape From New York
    Big Trouble in Little Sanchez China

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

    Batman

    Rocky III (Clubber Lang)
    First Blood

    Die Hard

    Invasion USA
    Delta Force

    License To Kill (Timothy Dalton was a VERY underrated Bond)
    The Living Daylights

    Top Gun...... and......
     
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  24. daca

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    “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick a$$. And I’m all out of bubblegum”

    - They Live
    RIP Rowdy Roddy

     
  25. unclefred

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    I'm pretty sure The Blues brothers was released in 1980.
     
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