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Recommendations on good 80s movies?

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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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We've been on a streak of stumbling on really great movies from the 1980s. Recently saw Dead Zone, with a young Christopher Walken. Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman. Moonstruck with Cher.

These movies are written like a really good play. Lots of local color. We've seen the big 80s movies, but it would be great to get some more obscure recommendations from that time period.
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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 12:31 AM
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LOl... dont narrow it down or anything.

Try Action Jackson.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

For fun movies:

Better Off Dead, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Risky Business, Back To School, Brewsters Millions, Trading Places, Big, Blues Brothers


For action movies:

Fright Night, Lost Boys, Top Gun, Rocky 3,
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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 12:46 AM
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Midnight Run

Also, pretty much anything at all that has been remade this century that originally came from the 70s or 80s, you’ll see the reason why it was remade to begin with is because it was such a good movie. But you’ll still think the remake is utter crap, because it usually is.

Also. Die Hard.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 01:00 AM
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Big Trouble in Little China
was a good one.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 01:03 AM
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Willow,
Ladyhawke,
The NeverEnding Story,
Ferris Bueller's Day Off,
They Live,
The Thing,
Explorers,
The Name of the Rose



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 01:22 AM
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originally posted by: MrPopularity
Big Trouble in Little China
was a good one.



Oh hell yeah. That was a good one.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:11 AM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

Empire of the Sun 1987


"Jamie Graham (Christian Bale), a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie (John Malkovich), who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him."


One of the best movies ever.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:16 AM
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Must see: : Less than Zero (1987) ; and The Goonies (1985)



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

If you like comedy films in the vein of Airplane then give Top Secret a go , released in 1984 and as funny as.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

The Final Countdown from 1980.

One of the best time travel related movie...



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:45 AM
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Just one more, it is a 1979 movie that is still a great watch with Martin Sheen and a bit of Marlon Brando:

Apocalypse Now



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 03:00 AM
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Ferris beullers day off



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 03:00 AM
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High and all of the Porkys movies are classics. Also, the original Total Recall was from 1990, but it is so good it is close enough.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 03:01 AM
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One of the few recent movies (I am old) that touched me very deeply. The music plays in my head to this day.

Highly, highly recommend this movie, too.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 03:25 AM
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The Long Good Friday




posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 04:25 AM
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The legend (1985), and the good ol' one Mad Max (1979).



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:26 AM
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E.T
The Shining
Labyrinth
and one of my favourits:
Stand by me

Oh and dont forget the epic war movies:
Hamburger Hill,
Platoon,
Full metal Jacket
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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:48 AM
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The Right Stuff
Road Warrior
Total Recall
Nightmare on Elm Street
Predator
Aliens
Terminator
Dawn of the Dead
Goonies
What About Bob
Im Gonna Get You Sucka
Texas Chainsaw
Airplane!
Ghostbusters
Weird Science
Beatlejuice
Coming to America
Spaceballs
Naked Gun
Videodrome
Robocop
Flatliners
Jacobs Ladder
Altered States
Poltergeist
Evil Dead
Reanimator
Creepshow
Night of the Creeps
Killer Clowns From Outer Space
From Beyond
First Blood
The Abyss
Cannibal Holocaust
Pet Sematary
Dead Alive
The Untouchables
Gremlins
Network
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Raising Arizona
Blade Runner
Die Hard
Clash Of The Titans
Krull
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Time Bandits
Brazil
1984
A Boy and His Dog
Escape From New York
Brave New World
The Running Man
Cherry 2000
Solarbabies
Death Wish
Dirty Harry
Red Heat
48 Hours
Golden Child
Beverly Hills Cop
The Toy
Flash Gordon
Highlander
Indiana Jones


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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:59 AM
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If you like a good drama / thriller / conspiracy flick try Sneakers with Robert Redford (from '92 but has the 80's vibe to it)

The goonies (comedy / adventure, 1985) for the kid that's still in you

2010 The Year We Make Contact (Sci Fi, 1984) : a not well known sequel of 2001 space odyssey (Kubrik)

Videodrome (SciFi, thriller, 1983)



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