What 80s movie makes you nostalgic

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Okay,

Please list movies that is "typical " 80s for you. Only rule is that the movie must be relased between 1980 and 1990. [->

Some from the top of my head

Red Dawn
It's Swayzee in his youth, fighting off the red army invation with his friends... :)

Goonies
Secret scociety, bunch of kids hunting for a hidden treassure... Awesome.

Stand by me
A hiking trip into the woods to find the body of a kid, while the boys explore their firendships and their mortality...

Mad Max III
It was the first one I saw, so to me it's the original. I know, kinda sad... :)

The Gods Must be Crazy
Premise of the film is great!

Raiders of the lost ark
Omg, did I mention that I love adventure movies??

Superman III
One of the weaker superman movies, but I like it still. :)

E.T.
Another brilliant adventure movie

And then I guess there are police academy, naked gun, comedies with bill murray and chevy chase...

Let the memories flow...

---------- Post added at 22:12 ---------- Previous post was at 22:11 ----------

Just remembered: "Wax on, wax off".... :)
 

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The gods must be crazy, is my favorite of your list.

If I think about TV, I would say the A-team being a kid:D
 

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For me tvseries of the 80s is pretty "vanilla", as we didn't have cable (my parents says it'll rot your brains)

So we only saw what the national socialist broadcasting system showed. Which was Dallas, The Dynasty, Moonlighting, Derrick and such.
 

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Derrick is interesting to..:):) I had much more interesting stuff to see, since the Netherlands where in those day's in the period when it all was OK, meaning soft dr**gs, P**rn, etc.. Being Flemish Belgian,same language I had a small share of that piece, now it is the opposite, they are a little sick from that previous experience:huh: and are a little more strict then the Flemish..
 

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got some good tips on what I should look up? Something wich has subtitles available. I've found derrick on dvd, but without subtitles.

I won't learn german for derrick, but for the guru book I'd consider it :)
 

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:bowdown: +1!

Wargames with Matthew Broderick.

tj

I forgot about that one while making my list, it was on my mind while I was remembering red dawn, but then as I started listing the other movies, I forgot about it.

Bad Arnljot, bad Arnljot!

Btw, what would you list as chick.flicks?

Flashdance?
Dirty dancing
Fame(was it 80s?)
Top Gun?
 

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Superman III is a great film - the scene where superman splits in two and his good and bad selves fight each other is one of the best things ever filmed. While many other parts of the film wern't so hot, it still needed that set up of Superman being the perfect beacon of goodness for the junkyard scene to really work. Oh and the part where the woman gets turned into a robot was really frightening at the time!

Mad Max II is my fave of the series, and is a really 80s defining film. I would love to have that Aussie Ford Falcon car! As unappealing as that wasteland world was supposed to be, the idea of driving around in a V8 muscle car with a loyal dog for company fending off evil leather clad biker gangs quite appeals to me :)

Back To The Future - while much of it obviously doesn't even take place in the eighties, its still really evokative of that time.

Terminator, Conan, Commando, Predator, Running Man - got to love those Arnie classics, over the top action and his trademark silly one-liners. As a kid I would often pretend to be a Terminator, such a cool bad guy (and later good guy).

Rocky III and IV - The scene in Rocky III where Rocky and Apollo are running on the beach in slow motion, then hugging each other in those little eighties shorts, so unintentionally funny :LOL:.

Indiana Jones Trilogy - even though they take place way earlier than the eighties, they really are a showcase of the kind of great action films made in that decade. These days CG effects instead of stunts, dreary colouring, an emphasis on realism, and a lack of imagination have mostly made Hollywood action films so tame in comparison.

The eighties was such an interesting decade, not just films but gaming and computing, and of course the silly fashions of the time. The 80's like the 70's and 60's before it had such a memorable style that can't be mistaken for any other era, I don't think the last two decades can really compare.
 

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I liked most of the horror/thrillers of the 80's. Anything with Sigourney Weaver, Phoebe Cates, Winona Ryder. Yum!

Ahem... oh and specifically Night of the Comet starring Catherine Mary Stewart. Not only does the show open up with her playing Tempest, but what a hottie! :D
 

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Nightmare on Elm street? :D

Die Hard and Lethal Weapons?

Also, I must admit. I haven't seen a single Rambo movie.
 

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I'm into everything 80s, the decade was awesome for both movies & music.
Besides the movies already mentioned here by others, I was very into sci-fi, fantasy, horror (Italian horror rulez!) & teen movies, which are all dear to me till this day :)

All John Hughes movies (breakfast club, 16 candles, weird science, ferris bueller...)
Revenge of the nerds
Secret admirer
Say anything
Cant buy me love
Zapped
The sure thing
Soul man
3 O'clock high
Summer school
The Heavenly Kid
The north shore
Thrashin'


As for sci-fi & fantasy, the absolute greats:

The Terminator
Aliens
Robocop
LifeForce
Labyrinth
The neverending story
Back to the future
Inner space
Firestarter
Short circuit
Highlander
Lady Hawke

Also music oriented movies:

Flashdance
footloose
Streets of Fire
Grease 2 (I know, its a very guilty pleasure)
Breakin'

And...
Supergirl! (Helen Slater, hmmmm.....)

The list is endless, guess I like it all!
 

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Revenge of the nerds
Cant buy me love
The Terminator
Aliens
Robocop
The neverending story
Back to the future
Highlander

All good, extra +1 for Revenge of the nerds and Highlander! :)
 

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Aliens
Airplane, Airplane II
Batman
Commando
First Blood
Ghostbusters, GB II
Nightmare on Elm Street series
Platoon
Predator
Raider of the Lost Ark
Rambo II, III
Robocop
Rocky III, IV
The Gods Must be Crazy
 

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Superman III is a great film - the scene where superman splits in two and his good and bad selves fight each other is one of the best things ever filmed. While many other parts of the film wern't so hot, it still needed that set up of Superman being the perfect beacon of goodness for the junkyard scene to really work. Oh and the part where the woman gets turned into a robot was really frightening at the time!

Mad Max II is my fave of the series, and is a really 80s defining film. I would love to have that Aussie Ford Falcon car! As unappealing as that wasteland world was supposed to be, the idea of driving around in a V8 muscle car with a loyal dog for company fending off evil leather clad biker gangs quite appeals to me :)

Back To The Future - while much of it obviously doesn't even take place in the eighties, its still really evokative of that time.

Terminator, Conan, Commando, Predator, Running Man - got to love those Arnie classics, over the top action and his trademark silly one-liners. As a kid I would often pretend to be a Terminator, such a cool bad guy (and later good guy).

Rocky III and IV - The scene in Rocky III where Rocky and Apollo are running on the beach in slow motion, then hugging each other in those little eighties shorts, so unintentionally funny :LOL:.

Indiana Jones Trilogy - even though they take place way earlier than the eighties, they really are a showcase of the kind of great action films made in that decade. These days CG effects instead of stunts, dreary colouring, an emphasis on realism, and a lack of imagination have mostly made Hollywood action films so tame in comparison.

The eighties was such an interesting decade, not just films but gaming and computing, and of course the silly fashions of the time. The 80's like the 70's and 60's before it had such a memorable style that can't be mistaken for any other era, I don't think the last two decades can really compare.

OMG! Its like were freakin twins or somethin! (y)(y)(y) :D:D
 
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