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Top 10 80's Movies

Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Two Tacos, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Two Tacos

    Two Tacos Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    Post your top 10 list of 80's cinema here:

    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Die Hard
    3. The Terminator
    4. Fast times at Ridgemont High
    5. Ferris Buller’s Day Off
    6. Tron
    7. Full Metal Jacket
    8. The Outsiders
    9. Airplane
    10. Mad Max, The Road warrior
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  2. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh

    Nov 27, 2007
    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Die Hard
    3. Alien
    4. Porky's
    5. Ferris Buller’s Day Off
    6. Stand By Me
    7. Lethal Weapon
    8. Goonies
    9. Airplane
    10. Ghostbusters
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  3. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Canary in a Coal Mine Luxury Box

    Jan 8, 2008
    Springfield, Ill.
    Great thread, but probably should be moved.

    1. Blade Runner
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. Die Hard
    4. The Princess Bride
    5. The Empire Strikes Back
    6. The Blues Brothers
    7. Platoon
    8. Nightmare on Elm Street
    9. The Thing
    10. Airplane
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  4. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

    Dec 2, 2007
    Kansas City, MO
    There's too many choices. Really should be a top 25. :lol:

    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. Blade Runner
    4. Back to the Future
    5. Ghostbusters
    6. Fletch
    7. The Princess Bride
    8. Die Hard
    9. Big Trouble in Little China
    10. Real Genius
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  5. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

    Apr 2, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    1. Howard the Duck
    2. Legend
    3. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
    4. Big Top Pee Wee
    5. Caddyshack
    6. Dirty Dancing
    7. Goonies
    8. The Breakfast Club
    9. Caddyshack 2
    10. Masters of The Universe
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  6. Two Tacos

    Two Tacos Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    I just saw Howard the Duck the other day. I had forgotten about the Duck boobs in the beginning. I’m not sure why ducks would have boobs, but I approve.
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  7. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    San Diego
    I like just about each and every one of the lists here. I know there is home-erotic undertones, but I don't care, I'd add Top Gun to the list!
  8. FinsPensFan

    FinsPensFan Professional Slacker

    Dec 21, 2007
    Overlook Hotel
    1. Nightmare On Elm Street
    2. Die Hard
    3. Breakfast Club
    4. Weird Science
    5. Re-Animator
    6. Rocky IV
    7. Full Metal Jacket
    8. Platoon
    9. Aliens
    10. Goonies

    Honorable Mention: Hellraiser
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  9. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    1. Weird Science
    2. Back to School
    3. Bachelor Party
    4. Witches of Eastwick
    5. Last American Virgin
    6. Red Dawn
    7. Aliens
    8. Hunt for Red October
    9. Fast Times and Ridgemont High
    10. Quigley Down Under

    My "almost" Film would be Highlander
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  10. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

    Nov 24, 2007
    1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    2. The Princess Bride
    3. Woman in Red (some of the FUNNIEST scenes in any film of ANY era)
    4. S.O.B.
    5. Night Shift
    6. The Breakfast Club
    7. Caddyshack
    8. About Last Night
    9. Ghostbusters
    10. Deathtrap
    And that's just the COMEDIES...

    (BTW...Alien was a 1979 film. :tongue2: )
  11. rafael

    rafael Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    My list but the order is ever-changing.

    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Die Hard
    3. The Princess Bride
    4. Hunt for Red October
    5. Ferris Buller’s Day Off
    6. Caddyshack
    7. Aliens
    8. Goonies
    9. Weird Science
    10. Red Dawn
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  12. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    new york ciity
    1) Highlander - There can be only one
    2) Evil Dead 2 - All time classic scene of possessed hand smashing plates on Ash's head
    3) Blues Brothers - I hate Illinois Nazis
    4) Planes, Trains and Automobiles - A perfect comedy. Candy's best movie
    5) Henry: Portarit of a Serial Killer - Unlike Hannibal, this is the real deal
    6) Videodrome - Debbie Harry and a cigarette
    7) Scanners - Who wouldnt want to be able to make people's heads exploding by thought
    8) Scarface - Over the top remake of 30s movie. some classic scenes
    9) Blade Runner - First Phillip K Dick novel turned movie plus Rutger Hauer
    10) First Blood - When Rambo wasn't Rambo yet. Sly actually had a few classic movies

    Honorable mention
    Full Metal Jacket - The first 1/2 hour is top 3 the rest of the movie not so much
    Platoon - The first of the realism war movies but after saving private ryan just another movie
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  13. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    I'll throw my hat into the discussion, although there are way too many to pick from, in no real order and also trying to pick some that people haven't mentioned yet besides from the obvious good ones:

    1. A Christmas Story
    2. Die Hard
    3. Batman
    4. Terminator
    5. Ghostbusters
    6. Just One of the Guys
    7. Karate Kid
    8. Weekend at Bernies
    9. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    10. Masters of the Universe

    Honorable Mentions:
    Christmas Vacation
    Great Outdoors
    Star Wars Ep V- Empire Strikes Back
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  14. charlestonphan

    charlestonphan Junior Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    About Last Night was sooo underrated. both for the Demi Moore nude scene, and Jim Belushi's great performance.

    greats lists, it'd be hard for me to whittle it down to just ten.

    i would add "Vision Quest" and "Hoosiers" though.
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  15. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

    Nov 24, 2007
    I tried making a top 10 of the non-comedies, but I swear there are just too many worthy titles.

    The Directors working in that era; John Hughes, Scorcese, Coppola, Woody Allen, Kubrick, Lucas, Spielberg, John Cassavetes, Barry Levinson, Zemekis, Peter Hyam, Rob Reiner, Cronenberg, Carpenter, Landis, Cameron, Lynch, Sayles...and that's just the Americans!

    Add in Almodovar, Bertolucci...the list is long indeed.

    When will we ever see such a confluence of superlative talent, let alone a comprehensive body of talent work again in one decade?
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  16. PrepDogg

    PrepDogg Rock hard....Ride Free

    Apr 19, 2008
    1. Major League
    2. Trading Places
    3. 48 Hrs.
    4. Naked Gun
    5. Weekend at Bernies
    6. National Lampoons Vacation
    7. Three Amigos
    8. Born in East LA
    9. Sixteen Candles
    10. Planes Trains and Automoblies

    I only put comedies
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  17. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

    Jun 25, 2008
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Your list was so awesome, that I just asteriked a few. I'm not comparing my choices to yours, I just had to pick the spots with my least favorites from your amazing selection. Again, awesome choices man. :up:
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  18. Two Tacos

    Two Tacos Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    I think it would be almost impossible for two people to have the exact same thoughts about something like this. The thing I love about top 10 lists is that they are 100% subjective. I think you can learn a lot about someone from the movies s/he chooses and the order they put them in.
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  19. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    New York
    1. Raging Bull
    2. Platoon
    3. Scarface
    4. Spinal Tap
    5. After Hours
    6. The Shining
    7. Halloween
    8. Crimes and Misdemeanors
    9. Bad Boys
    10 Fort Apache "The Bronx"

    I like these threads with these lists. They're fun, but like V. O. said...there's just way to many to choose. However, these are a handful of my top favorites which I can think of off the top of my head. I tried not to include comedies because than there would really be way too many, but I just had to add Spinal Tap. ;):D
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  20. olla86

    olla86 New Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    My top

    Wings of Desire
    The Little Mermaid
    A Christmas Story
    Terms of Endearment
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Fanny and Alexander
    Stand By Me
    Lost in America
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