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Recommend me some classic "80s" movies

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Holy War, Mar 3, 2010.


  1. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    any genre will do

    Ive already seen a crap ton of movies in my day, but Im looking for some gems that maybe I havent seen yet.
     
  2. For an underappreciated, little known comedy, try Top Secret.
    Some of my favorites from the 80's:
    Airplane!
    Top Gun
    The Breakfast Club
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Blazing Saddles
    Howard the Duck (not really)
    Spies Like Us
    Stripes
    Uncle Buck
    War Games
    Tron
    Any of the Indiana Jones movies
    Spaceballs
    I guess I like comedy. Hmmm.
     
  3. pbasswil

    pbasswil

    Feb 17, 2008
    80's? Classics?? My god I'm so old. ≈8^{

    Could you give us an idea of style? Maybe tell us one or two that you already consider "classic" American? Foreign?
     
  4. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Poltergeist
    Fright Night
    Weird Science
    Mr. Mom
    Aliens
    Empire Strikes Back
    Sixteen Candles...well, anything John Hughes...
    RoboCop
    the REAL Karate Kid
    the REAL Nightmare on Elm Street
    the REAL Halloween movies
     
  5. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Anything that starts with "Chuck" and ends with "Norris."
     
  6. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Good list, onlyoneZ! Your memory is way better than mine.

    Risky Business
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Color of Money
    The Outsiders
    Youngblood
    Repo Man
    Young Guns
     
  7. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Inactive

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    ghostbusters.jpg
     
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Clash of the Titans
    The Toxic Avenger
    Breakin'

    -Mike
     
  9. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    KRUSH GROOVE
     
  10. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Red Dawn. It's a must
     
  11. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I was just talking about that flick...great movie.
     
  12. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    "S" means Ive seen it, "H" means I havent seen it

    also, just for reference, Im 24 and was born in 1985
     
  13. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Oh, I didn't know that was criteria...but since you haven't seen Toxic Avenger, you NEED to review the entire Troma catalogue.

    Swamp Thing. amazing stuff.
     
  14. OMG! You need to see Airplane! if you like comedies. It is probably my all time favorite comedy. Lot's of little hidden gems throughout the movie. I see something new every time I watch it.

    You can't go wrong with the John Hughes stuff.
    Good call on Red Dawn and Ferris Beuller.
    Back to School is a good one, too (nice little part by Sam Kinison).
    Oh, damn, I almost forgot! Caddyshack. Classic.
     
  15. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Ferris Beulers day off... I love that one!
     
  16. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    Seen Caddy Shack (Im a golfer) and Red Dawn
     
  17. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    They're actually doing a remake of that one. This time is supposedly set in the Detroit area and the "bad guys" are the Chinese... sounds like they're going to screw up another classic but we'll see...
     
  18. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    yeah, even if you don't see any of those other ones, Airplane is a must. It's mandatory for the completion of your manhood.


    and don't call me Shirley.
     
  19. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    - "Terminator"
    - "All Of Me" (the only Steve Martin movie that I've really liked, BTW)

    BZ was released in 1974.
     
  20. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    --Big Trouble in Little China
    --They Live
    --The Stuff
    Anything produced by "Golan & Globus" (see "Norris, Chuck")
     
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