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What’s your favorite 80’s movie?

Asked by fujivelo (480points) March 19th, 2011

Mine is probably “RAD”...

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TexasDude's avatar

Either Red Dawn or Heathers.

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DJoy83's avatar

Coming to America!

Aethelwine's avatar

Another vote for Heathers :)

Lightlyseared's avatar

Ghostbusters or Ferris Buellers Day Off

Kardamom's avatar

I agree with @Lightlyseared about Ferris Bueller. I’d forgotten about that one. It’s very funny. Plus you’ll get to see where the douche-bag that is Charlie Sheen got his start. And you will get to see Jennifer Grey (pre-nose job, she actually looks much better with her original nose, she was quite the hottie, not that she isn’t pretty now, it’s just that you wouldn’t recognize her).

Pretty in Pink is pretty good too. Especially Jon Cryer (in his first role, I think) as Ducky.

And Sixteen Candles is extremely funny, especially the part of Long Duk Dong played by Gedde Watanabe. His lines have been repeated many times by me and my brother. And there is a really funny scene of some geeks trying to crash a party, and you just might recognize some of them. But I won’t give it away.

JustJessica's avatar

Lost boys, Goonies, Breakfast Club, Ferris Buellers day off, Dirty Dancing, and ET of course.

12Oaks's avatar

Mommy Dearest was a hoot. Back to the Future, of course. All three of them. The Breakfast Club, despite a few flaws. Remo Williams; The Adventure Begins was also really funny, despite the fact that the adventure also ended with the same movie.

JustJessica's avatar

@12Oaks I totally forgot about Mommy Dearest, my sister and I used to watch that movie all the time. My mom once scared the crap out of us recreating the no more wire hangers scene! Good memories!

filmfann's avatar

Blade Runner.

Cruiser's avatar

An Officer and a Gentleman….Not since the Graduate have I cheered more for the guy finally getting his gal! I love movies like that! ;)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Either The Empire Strikes Back or Evil Dead 2

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

A Fish Galled Wanda cracked me up.:)
I also loved My Left Foot
then there was ET…

ucme's avatar

I’m going to go with Trading Places. Funny movie, plus an added bonus is you get to see Jamie Lee Curtis’s honkers…...nice :¬)

KateTheGreat's avatar

The Breakfast Club.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There’s a lot of movies from then that I’ve not seen yet, though.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The Grifters

KateTheGreat's avatar

Ohhh, another great 80’s movie is Ghost.

Ladymia69's avatar

Liquid Sky . Creepiest, can’t-stop-watching-est 80s movie ever. good luck finding it.

Brian1946's avatar

Ghostbusters and The Thing.

I loved it when that guy’s stomach turned into a shark mouth, and when Kurt Russell yelled “Fuck you!” to the last monster in “The Thing”.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I love the whole movie

Aethelwine's avatar

@Brian1946 The Thing is my favorite horror film. Love the soundtrack for it.

J0E's avatar

Back to the Future

downtide's avatar

So many…

Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Highlander, Top Gun, Indiana Jones

Seelix's avatar

The Secret of NIMH :)

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Heavy Metal, Nightbreed

Kardamom's avatar

@Seelix The Secret of NIMH was a great movie!!!

creative1's avatar

16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgmont High, and Dirty Dancing

Zaku's avatar

I can’t think of the real answer tonight, but off the top of my head, some good ones:

The Road Warrior
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Repo Man

Oh, I might say Diva, or Brazil, but I need to watch that one again to know.

cubozoa's avatar

This is Spinal Tap.

Zaku's avatar

Some other good 80’s films:
Being There
Das Boot

And I liked:
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
The Wrath of Khan
The Terminator

Another possible favorite:
The Jerk

I’ll say Diva is the best of those, not having given Brazil a recent enough re-view.

The most re-watchable of those for me would probably be Raiders of the Lost Ark, though, so in that sense it might be my favorite of those.

filmfann's avatar

My top 20 80’s movies:
1.Raiders of the Lost Ark
2.Blade Runner
4.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5.Return of the Jedi
6.Field of Dreams
7.This Is Spinal Tap
9.The Empire Strikes Back
11.The Road Warrior
12.The Shining
13.The Thing
14.The Terminator
16.The Naked Gun
17.Who Framed Roger Rabbit
19.Ferris Buellers Day Off

12Oaks's avatar

@filmfann Didn’t like Temple of Doom? Seems to be missing from your list, as the other two Indiana Jones movies are on it. I have to see this Blade Runner thing…. it seems to be on a lot of lists here, and I never heard of it despite being a kid of the 80s.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’m really surprised no one has said the movies I heard about all the time in the 80s: Terms of Endearment, Platoon, Wall Street, Full Metal Jacket and Tootsie. I know I was too young to appreciate those films when they came out, but I like them today. I’m also surprised no one mentioned Say Anything or Dirty Dancing, two films I finally saw in the 00s, and thought, “Meh.”

@Neizvestnaya, I forgot The Grifters. That was a fantastic movie.

And Spinal Tap! Love.

Ferris has been superseded now.

syzygy2600's avatar

So many great 80’s movies. My personal favorites:

The Karate Kid
The Goonies
The Breakfast Club
Dead Ringers
Raising Arizona

Zaku's avatar

Oh oops, The Jerk was 1979.

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