Jump to content

Regular 80's movies you think other people have forgotten


taksraven
 Share

Recommended Posts

Thanks to Gubaba for the topic idea.

Come on, we all have guilty pleasures from the 1980's. For some, it was Megaforce, for others it may have been the truly politically incorrect like Red Dawn, and for others still it might have been the Brat Pack films like "Pretty in Pink".

Lets confess.

For me it was The Dark Crystal. For a movie that was so heavily criticised I thought that it was fantastic. Watched the film, read the book and enjoyed both.

I will try to think of others.

Taksraven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks to Gubaba for the topic idea.

Come on, we all have guilty pleasures from the 1980's. For some, it was Megaforce, for others it may have been the truly politically incorrect like Red Dawn, and for others still it might have been the Brat Pack films like "Pretty in Pink".

Lets confess.

For me it was The Dark Crystal. For a movie that was so heavily criticised I thought that it was fantastic. Watched the film, read the book and enjoyed both.

I will try to think of others.

Taksraven

Oh brother, I could go on all day with these, but I'll start with a few:

Conan: The Barbarian

Krull

Labyrnth

Revenge of the Nerds

Edward Scissor Hands

The Breakfast Club

The Outsiders

The Goonies

Breakin'

Beat Street

Krush Groove

The Blue Lagoon (for obvious reasons)

Private Lessons (for obvious reasons)

Beastmaster

Iron Eagle

The Last Starfighter

Tron

Oh man, the list goes on and on and on...I'm sure I'll think of more!

:blink:

OO

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I loved Red Dawn. "Wolverines!" ^_^

I also enoyed a lot of pretty cheesy crap- Weird Science, Zapped, Revenge Of The Nerds, and yes, I enjoyed all of the brat-pack films: Pretty In Pink, Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, etc.

I had a huge crush on Molly Ringwald when I was in High School.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh brother, I could go on all day with these, but I'll start with a few:

Conan: The Barbarian

Krull

Labyrnth

Revenge of the Nerds

Edward Scissor Hands

The Breakfast Club

The Outsiders

The Goonies

Breakin'

Beat Street

Krush Groove

The Blue Lagoon (for obvious reasons)

Private Lessons (for obvious reasons)

Beastmaster

Iron Eagle

The Last Starfighter

Tron

Oh man, the list goes on and on and on...I'm sure I'll think of more!

:blink:

OO

Man; you must be around my age! All of those films were some of my favorites back in the day!

Your list made me think of a few more-

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

The Last American Virgin

The Sword And The Sorcerer

And of course; Risky Business. I could keep listing films for days...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Conan: The Barbarian

Krull

Revenge of the Nerds

The Breakfast Club

The Outsiders

The Goonies

Breakin'

Beastmaster

Iron Eagle

The Last Starfighter

Tron

I'm gonna go with these out of my ballchinian brothers list. I am especially ashamed of Beastmaster :unsure: .

:ph34r:

OO

EDIT----> I need to add Cocktail.....gooooooo Tommy....Spin those bottles :lol:

Edited by misterryno
Link to comment
Share on other sites

huge fan of the 80's chees o rama...

The Last Starfighter is one of my faves (still to this day)

Spacehunter - adventures in the forbidden zone

revenge of the nerds 2 - nerds in paradise

the secret of nimh (yes the animated thing with the intelligent rats)

starchaser - the legend of orin

the monster squad (wolfman's got nards!!)

Top Gun (it is NOT a long gay joke!!!! F-14's FTW)

Ferris Bueler's Day Off (bueler bueler..... bueler....... bueler............)

SpaceCamp

The Princess Bride (my name is inigo montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!)

Howard the Duck (of course! :p )

oh i could go on for days......

inigo.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have no shame, so I can tell you that Conan the Barbarian replaced the bible for me, or maybe that I like every Van Damme movie from the 80's but you guys know I talk about this crap all the time, so it really doesn't fit into this thread.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No matter how good The Secret of Nimh is, the book is better. Different name though, you need to find "Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH".

Total agreement here. Though I liked the fact that there was blood, death, and violence in the cartoon. That it wasn't completely dumbed down like all the Disney stuff.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Caveman

The Toy

Bustin' Loose

Yo Save, what do you know about those last two???

The Last Dragon (Sho-Nuff!!!)

The Karate Kid

Been listed already, but I gotta list it again...WIERD SCIENCE!!!

DC Cab

Michael Jackson's Thriller video (Hey, in my neighborhood, the playground cleared when Thriller was scheduled to air!)

Wildcats

Adventures in Babysitting

Airplane

Fulll Metal Jacket

The Thing

So Fine (don't ask if you don't remember :lol: )

I'm sure I'll be back with more...I"m loving this!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Man; you must be around my age! All of those films were some of my favorites back in the day!

Your list made me think of a few more-

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

The Last American Virgin

The Sword And The Sorcerer

And of course; Risky Business. I could keep listing films for days...

Ha! Born in '74 bro, so I was ripe for the cheesiness by 1980!

B))

OO

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There are some movies being listed here that I just don't see belonging in the "guilty pleasure category".

Exactly. Full Metal Jacket was the coolest of the cool. He would never have to be ashamed of that one. Now, if he had said "Casualties of War" featuring Michael J. Fox, I could understand....

Taksraven

Edited by taksraven
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh brother, I could go on all day with these, but I'll start with a few:

The Blue Lagoon (for obvious reasons)

Oh man, the list goes on and on and on...I'm sure I'll think of more!

:blink:

OO

Nah, Brooke Shields was too much of the loli at the time. PARADISE with Phoebe Cates was much better.

Taksraven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ha! Born in '74 bro, so I was ripe for the cheesiness by 1980!

B))

OO

'70 here. My junior high/high school film watching had such a high cheese content, I'm surprised I didn't end up with clogged arteries. :)

Weird Science

"..Sex, drugs, rock & roll; chips, dips, chains, whips" lol

... Phoebe Cates was much better.

Taksraven

Oh, HELL YEAH! She was the bomb; I wonder whatever happened to her?

Edited by wraith1701
Link to comment
Share on other sites

So Fine (don't ask if you don't remember :lol: )

Wait...wait...was that the one with the, erm, "windows" in the back of the jeans...? I never saw it, but I remember seeing an ad for it.

As for me, most of my favorites have already been mentioned, so I'll keep it brief...

Sheena (YOWZA Was that really PG???)

Deathstalker II (never saw Part I)

The awful remake of the Blob with Shawnee Smith and Kevin Dillion

Firday the 13th: The Final Chapter (which is the best in the series because it's the only one with Corey Feldman AND Crispin Glover!)

Godzilla 1985

Young Sherlock Holmes

And special mention MUST go to Nightmare on Elm Street Part II: The Gayest Horror Film Ever.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There are some movies being listed here that I just don't see belonging in the "guilty pleasure category".

No kidding... Saying you like the Breakfast Club doesn't count. This has to be something you are ashamed of. I am sure there are some more Macross 7 equivalents from the 80's.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No kidding... Saying you like the Breakfast Club doesn't count. This has to be something you are ashamed of. I am sure there are some more Macross 7 equivalents from the 80's.

What 'bout Reform School Girls?

"So young, so bad, so what?" :lol:

Greatest movie tagline EVER! Well...besides "his nose is not the only thing that grows"... :unsure:

Edited by Gubaba
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Exactly. Full Metal Jacket was the coolest of the cool. He would never have to be ashamed of that one. Now, if he had said "Casualties of War" featuring Michael J. Fox, I could understand....

Taksraven

Okay, I guess I can retract that one. I got carried away in thinking of awesome movies from the 80's. I love Sgt. ??? "You will not like me! I am hard but I am fair!"

Oooh me so horny! Me love you long time! (Ever wonder where 2 Live Crew sampled that from? Watch this movie!)

:lol:

OO

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OK, a terrible movie that I still own on VHS somewhere: Doctor Detroit.

Edit: others that are somewhere in my VHS boxes in the basement are Transylvania 6-5000, Earth Girls are Easy, Streets of Fire (which I actually own on HD DVD, which makes it a double lemon) and The Gate. I think I also own House (the '80s horror movie not the new TV show) and Return to Horror High on VHS but I'm not sure... it's been a long time since looking in those old dusty VHS boxes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...