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Your favorite film of the eighties?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. linusg

    linusg Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    My Dinner With Andre
    Wings of Desire
    Blue Velvet
  2. linusg

    linusg Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Oh, and Stranger Than Paradise
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  3. stepeanut

    stepeanut Only the innocent can lie with conviction

    Forgot about that one. That would likely make my list also.
  4. JoeOnWheels

    JoeOnWheels Forum Resident

    Loveland CO USA
    Prizzi's Honor, Blood Simple, Body Heat, Raising Arizona, Throw Mama from the Train, Princess Bride, Runaway Train, Arthur and Eight Men Out are some of my favorites from the 80's. The movies I've seen repeatedly from that decade are BODY HEAT and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
  5. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    Roanoke, Virginia
    One of the best films of any decade.

  6. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    I wouldn't say it's a great move - but I did like it and I'd watch it again. And it starts the incredible Lance HEnriksen!


    I agree it benefits a lot from its backwoods setting.
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Blue Velvet the cool film of the eighties.
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  8. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Blues Brothers
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  9. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    if only they could have left out the pee. Yuck.
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  10. clayton

    clayton Senior Member

    minneapolis mn
    Scarface - In all it's excessive glory
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  11. friend74

    friend74 Forum Resident

    Too much.

    My top 3 right out of my mind:

    The Goonies
    Angel Heart
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  12. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    New Orleans, LA
    I find Raiders and Back to the Future to be perfect films, pure entertainment and high level artistry from start to finish.
  13. Have you ever seen the alternate ending for this?
    It's so stupid I thought it was a piss take but apparently it's for real.
    The agents arrest the bad guy but due to their illegal activities in the investigation they are both transferred to Alaska to do some menial police work !
  14. Paul_s

    Paul_s Forum Resident

    Can't Buy me Love (1987)
  15. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    Roanoke, Virginia
    Yeah, I got the Special Edition DVD the day it came out. That ending would have been terrible.

    As it stands, the ending is exactly right.
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  16. Yeah...all's well that ends badly.
  17. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    Roanoke, Virginia
    More films should do that. Not everything needs a wrapped-up, neat, happy ending.
  18. I agree. Like life itself at times.
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  19. Hmmm...you got me there. What pee?
  20. " Chute diz pizza chit "
  21. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Someone was building a collection of specimens...
  22. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    1. The Thing
    2. Glory
    3. Southern Comfort
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  23. Don P.

    Don P. Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    Wings Of Desire
    Mystery Train
    Taipei Story
    A Room With A View
  24. Borgia

    Borgia Do not speak wisely of this night

    Southern Comfort! Hot Damn, that was a good movie. Powers Boothe, Keith Carradine, and a whole army of cajuns.
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  25. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    So many great movies to choose from, but if choose I must, then Moonstruck with Cher.
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