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Best 80's Movies?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
C'mon peoples which ones yer favorite?

I'm quite partial to Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael (has Winona Ryder in it), but of course the best one is Ferris Beullers Day Off.

Rock on,

~ned
"A Tim Burton character in a John Hughes world"

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Repo Man, a classic of wierd 80's films

    Tremors, one of my favourite films of all time, even though it ain't really that good. Every second line is "God damn sonovabitch!! Excuse my French ma'am"

    Terminator, Alien, The Thing, the 80's were good for horror/sci-fi flicks.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Not a lot of people liked it but I thought The Abyss (1989) was a quality film!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh, cool. So many quality films. I could watch Tremors over and over again. I have The Breakfast Club and Ferris Beuller on video, bien sur!

    Was Blade Runner the 80's? I never really pay attention to dates. They just don't make sci-fi like they used to.

    Come on, how come no one mentioned Ghostbusters or Beverley Hills Cop??!! classics. Hahahahaha!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    Spaceballs.
    Innerspace.
    Indiana Jones.
    Top Gun - surely the most macho movie ever?
    The Goonies! (I so wanted to be a Goonie when I was wee).
    Gremlins.
    Back to the Future.
    E.T.
    Batteries Not Included (you cried too, own up <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif">)

    still thinking...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with Kaz Top Gun was a really good film especially with Tom Cruise in it mmmmmmmmmm
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *rushes home to watch Cocktail*

    <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaz:
    *rushes home to watch Cocktail*

    <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    *knows what kaz will be doing while watching Tom*

    If she was a man, she'd need tissues!

    Personally, Platoon, Cry Freedom for starters, but there were so many good ones..

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ferris Beullers Day Off. what a classic!

    i just love that film its
    just sooooooooo goood
    another gooden i think this may have been early 90's is drop dead fred! hahah makes me laugh thinking bout it!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    How could I forget all those classics of cinematic history??

    Especially Platoon, Indy Jones and Ghostbusters. Wasn't Apocalypse Now an 80's flick too??

    What about those Pryor/Wilder films, like Trading Places, See No Evil etc, were they 80's??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *hastilly hides Kleenex Ultra Balm*

    whatever do you mean MoK?!

    <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Dripping a bit are we Kaz??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you're the first man to complain about it, LoL <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Complain?? Me??

    Just making an observation is all......

    Are your seats at home still plastic wrapped??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nah. It's easier to just put newspaper down.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry to interupt Kaz & Lord O Little.

    One of my favourites has to be The Lost Boys (Im sure it was released in the 80's). Back to the Future and Teen Wolf - I had a major crush on Michael J Fox (not with all the hair though!)

    I'll let you two carry on now!

    STOP!!

    Just rememberd some more:- Footloose, St Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, Desperatley Seeking Susan and Adventures in Baby sitting. They were all pretty good.

    CARRY ON
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Must've been messy at the cinema.

    <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    You could probably make good money bottling and selling it over the Net, maybe even a live webcam feed as well, to show the whole production process. It's a winner babe!!

    <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my financial worries are over!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pretty Woman is definately the best
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Willow (Val Kilmers finest role, Iceman my ass)
    Goonies ('Shuffle Truffle')
    Gremlins
    Terminator
    Transformer's: The Movie
    E.T. (come on!)
    and when was "Withnail and I", early 80's?

    - the 80's produced too many classics! I'm going to watch Bender (Judd Nelson) being the funniest guy ever in The Brekfast Club tonight! What a hero!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Am not too sure if some of these were made in the 80's but there old enough to me;

    1. Aliens
    2. Beetlejuice
    3. Terminator
    4. Alien

    Theres many more, I think but my head is num from doing uni work!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    Change the F with the w and you have got me in one :p
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
    Willow (Val Kilmers finest role, Iceman my ass)
    Goonies ('Shuffle Truffle')
    Gremlins
    Terminator
    Transformer's: The Movie
    E.T. (come on!)
    and when was "Withnail and I", early 80's?


    Class selection!

    I got Transformers The Movie on vid, Withnail and I is funny as fuc and Willow is is one of those films I can never seem to remember even though it's one of my favourites.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    I too have a copy of Tranformers;- The Movie. Truly a cinematic masterpiece with it's blend of fast-paced, epilepsy-inducing animation and cheesy 80's electro-rock soundtrack.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Skive - if youve got Sky Digital go to 302 at 4.55pm today <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
    WILLOW IS ON!! YAY!
    Just finished watching the morning showing and it is just a classic....

    Oh and Tron is on now as well <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    80's classic films!



    [This message has been edited by joose2001 (edited 19-10-2001).]
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Lord of Little:

    cheesy 80's electro-rock soundtrack.

    Heh! You're right about that. I used to thrive on Transformers when I was a nipper. Octomas Prime was a geezzer! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;

    Bollox... can't watch Willow today cos I aint got Sky.

    Weekender Offender 
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Except he was Optimus Prime!! You can tell I used to be an anorak about Transformers right??

    One other thing needs to be said, Ultra Magnus = Useless dick-twat.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lord of the Little, you are a god-damn Deceptocon!

    I am an Autobot!

    (*plans retirement to Nerd Island*)

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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Lord of Little:

    Except he was Optimus Prime!! You can tell I used to be an anorak about Transformers right??

    One other thing needs to be said, Ultra Magnus = Useless dick-twat.

    Damn... I spent ages trying how to spell that!

    Ultra Magnus was that transporter thing and you're right about him. Should have stayed dead the movie.

    Not being sexist or nothing but wasn't that female transformer Ariel useless or what?

    "Transformers... more than meets the eye" Heh! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
    Weekender Offender 
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Lord of Little:

    Except he was Optimus Prime!! You can tell I used to be an anorak about Transformers right??

    One other thing needs to be said, Ultra Magnus = Useless dick-twat.

    Damn... I spent ages trying how to spell that!

    Ultra Magnus was that transporter thing and you're right about him. Should have stayed dead the movie.

    Not being sexist or nothing but wasn't that female transformer Ariel useless or what?

    "Transformers... more than meets the eye" Heh! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
    Weekender Offender 
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What about Labyrinth! I loved this film. I even brought it off the net for £6.49!

    You remind me of the babe
    What babe?
    The babe with the power
    What power?
    The power of voodoo
    Who do?
    You do!
    Do what?
    Remind me of the babe!

    Classic!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *~*breaks into song*~*

    You remind me of the babe
    What babe? the babe with the power
    What power? power of voodoo
    Who do? you do
    Do what? remind me of the babe

    I saw my baby, crying hard as babe could cry
    What could I do?
    My baby's love had gone
    And left my baby blue
    Nobody knew:

    What kind of magic spell to use?
    Slime and snails
    Or puppy dogs' tails
    Thunder or lightning
    Then baby said
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Put that baby spell on me
    Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
    Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
    Put that magic jump on me
    Slap that baby, make him free

    I saw my baby, trying hard as babe could try
    What could I do?
    My baby's fun had gone
    And left my baby blue
    Nobody knew


    Dance magic, dance
    Dance magic, dance
    Put that baby spell on me
    Jump magic, jump
    Jump magic, jump
    Put that magic jump on me
    Slap that baby make him free
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
    Jump magic, jump
    Put that magic jump on me
    Slap that baby

    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
    Dance magic, dance
    Slap that slap that baby make him free
    Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)!!!

    *~*lays in a knackered heap after losing all his breath*~*
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fantastic!
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