Your favorite film of the eighties?

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  1. caracallac

    caracallac Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ireland
    Blue Velvet
    Weekend At Bernie’s
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Full Metal Jacket
    Wall Street
    Out of Africa
    Once Upon A Time In America
    Trading Places
    Blane Runner
    The Last Emperor
     
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  2. LA2019

    LA2019 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USofA
    Doctor Detroit.
     
  3. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Airplane!
    The Blues Brothers
    Back to the Future
    Breakfast club


    Darryl
     
  4. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Location:
    America
    It is possible to pick one, but Back to the Future, Caddyshack, Ferris Bueller, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Princess Bride, Rocky III and about 55 others are all in the conversation.
     
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  5. Bladerunner stands above the others for me...
    I'd like to thank all for posting. So many choices to think about viewing...
     
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  6. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    can't pick one, I went to the movies more during the eighties than any other time, but I'll leave this here

     
  7. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    best and favorite films of the 1980s:

    Une affaire de femmes
    Aliens
    Amadeus
    The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
    Blade Runner
    Dangerous Liaisons
    The Emerald Forest
    Excalibur
    First Monday In October
    Frantic
    Matewan
    The Natural
    Out of Africa
    Paris, Texas
    A Passage to India
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Under the Volcano
    The Verdict
    Zelig
     
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  8. BillyBudapest'sPajamas

    BillyBudapest'sPajamas Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ireland
    My Top 20 of the 1980’s


    20. National Lampoons Vacation (1982)

    19. Trading Places (1983)

    18. Blow Out (1981)

    17. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1980)

    16. Thief (1981)

    15. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    14. Die Hard (1988)

    13. The Breakfast Club (1985)

    12. Bladerunner (1982)

    11. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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    10. The Terminator (1984)

    09. Ghostbusters (1984)

    08. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

    07. Raging Bull (1980)

    06. Risky Business (1983)

    05. An American Werewolf In London (1981)

    04. Aliens (1986)

    03. After Hours (1985)

    02. The Shining (1980)

    01. Back To The Future (1985)
     
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  9. Police Academy
     
  10. alexpop

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

    Rocky IV ?
    Directors cut coming out!!!!!!
     
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  11. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Location:
    Indiana
    Forgot about First Blood. Great atmospheric action film.
     
  12. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

    Location:
    Westerville, Ohio
    Hopefully with an extended training montage!
     
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  13. Doug_B

    Doug_B Time Traveler

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I haven't decided yet.

    Post #79 for the first mention of Caddyshack? Maybe my favorite comedy of all time; holds its own against the other comedies already mentioned in this thread, IMO. I doubt I would place it at the top of my 80's list, but it's up there.

    Doug
     
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  14. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    2 Great choices....

     
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  15. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

    Location:
    Houston
    RUMBLE FISH
    ONE FROM THE HEART
    THE HUNGER
    CAT PEOPLE
     
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  16. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toledo
    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
    Star Trek IV
    Willow
    A Christmas Carol - George C. Scott version (Hey it might be a TV movie, but it's still a movie!)

    Mostly because I have priceless memories associated with all of these.
     
  17. alexpop

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

    Somebody mentioned on his official twitter account about an extended Rocky Balboa.. And Sly / official people tweeted no not RB .. but Rocky IV Drago ( creed connection).. yeah the training montage was excellent. The original film trailer had bits in it that didn’t make the theatrical cut.
     
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  18. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    Location:
    The Village
    Also, Diva. Diva should be mentioned in this thread.
     
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  19. " Every movie needs a montage / Even 'Rocky ' had a montage !"
     
  20. TheNightfly1982

    TheNightfly1982 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
  21. rolli

    rolli Forum Resident

    Anyone mention Cronenberg’s The Fly?
     
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  22. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Airplane! is my all time favorite movie.

    Just wanted to add that for years, I wanted to see if I could find a film better than Raiders for the year that film came out.
    IMO Prince of the City is one of the all time great 80s films that often gets overlooked.
     
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  23. '05Train

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

    Love that movie, but if I have to hear Newt scream one more time.....


    [​IMG]
     
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  24. RexKramer

    RexKramer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Outside of Philly
    Great era, but unlike the '90s poll it's easy to pinpoint a single favorite.

    Just look at my Avatar and forum name.

    Mark
     
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  25. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond VA
    Most of my favorite films are from before I was born.
    These are my 80s favorites, though. Best one first:

    Veronika Voss (1982)
    Ran (1985)
    Lola (1981)
    Fanny and Alexander (1982)
    Brazil (1985)
    Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    The Meaning of Life (1983)
    Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
    Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
    Fitzcarraldo (1982)
    Raging Bull (1980)
    Polyester (1981)
    The Woman Next Door (1981)
    Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
     
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