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Oldies Flashback to the 80's and 90's

Updated on August 26, 2011

Movies of the 80's

As I was dusting off our video collection and placing them again in alphabetical order, I came across videos that made me sit and reminisce for a moment about yesteryear. It is amazing how time flies and the movies that you could see over and over again were now just a part of your weekly dusting. I figured this could be some food for thought or maybe somebody else would dust off there collection, pop one in and sit and look back on where they were, or that date they were on. Here is my list of the top 5 Movie's of the 80's as these bring back a time when I was quite young and carefree and to me it was an age of innocence and growth in my life.

1. "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" : I don't think anyone will ever forget Sean Penn and the Pepperoni Pizza coming into the class room. Honestly that is something we did do as a teenager in the 80's and it brings back some really good memories. I believe somewhere in the U.S. somebody had a teacher like Mr. Hand.

2. "E.T".: Absolutely adorable movie and Drew Barrymore played her part well, I cried when E.T. said , "E.T. phone home"? It was a heartwarmer and my children still like to watch it.

3. "Dirty Dancing" :Oh my goodness! Patrick Swayze and his dance moves I can see why baby was intrigued at that age. What girl wouldn't be? Handsome , Charming and Attentive. However, what parent would allow there underage daughter to see an older gentleman ? If that happened now, what do you think would happen?

4. "Back to the Future" : What a well written script and how nice to be able to go ahead in time to see your life and then back to correct it, How many of you would like to do that? I wonder what any of us would change?

5. "Stand By Me" A great story about 4 young boys summer and the adventures they had, although there were sublimal messages it was written clearly with innocence intended. I do believe there are still friendships out there just like they had until this day, don't you?

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Movies of the 90's

As the 80's were ending and the Cindy Lauper fad was fading we began to ring in the 90's and with that came some movies in which none of us would have thought about , to me it was an age of enlightment,romance and suspense all rolled into one. Here are my pics for the Top 5 Movies of the 90's , enjoy!!!

1. " The Sixth Sense" : I did not find it at all scary, I found it to be full of suspense and written well as it left you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Bruce Willis character was intriguing and this was one of the movies I could watch over and over again. Could you imagine not realizing you are gone?

2. " Waiting to Exhale": Now this was both and young woman's movie and an older woman's movie , I remember standing in line for hours to just get tickets.Every woman in the country was talking about this movie and could automatically identify with one of the characters at the time. I identified with one of them and it amazes me , how much I have matured since then.

3. " Forrest Gump" Tom Hanks has been one of my favorite actors of all time and playing Forrest , he perfected. Amazingly many of us still remember some of the lines.

4. "Pulp Fiction" as strange as it was written and apparently at that time it had a cult following, it was unique in its own right. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson's characters were the type of people nobody would have messed with.

5. " " Scent of A Woman" : How many men could identify a woman without seeing?I believe every man and woman has seen this movie. Al Pacino played a fantastic role and not only was it enlightening but had a wonderful dialogue.

Well this ends my Top 5 list of the 80's and 90's and it is now time sit down , pop some popcorn and watch a good movie. I hope you enjoyed my list . I am certain that all of you may have your own personal pics and you are more then welcome to share them on comments , as we would love to hear about them.


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      Dave Harris 

      8 years ago from Cardiff, UK

      Cool list AEvans, Scent of a woman is one of my favourite movies, that Ferrari ride and Pacino's speech to the school, superb!!, Stand By Me also a great movie!

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      9 years ago

      Great memories......Fast times at Ridgemont High!! Absolutely hillarious! great hub

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Lady Guinevere: I am not going to let anyone or anything stop me from doing what I love to do best, I am glad to be back :)

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      Debra Allen 

      9 years ago from West By God

      I saw and loved all the movies on your lists! Great Hub and glad to see you back!

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      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hi Tony!! I enjoyed pulp fiction and 16 candles as well , thanks so much for bringing those up, as they were also great movies. :)

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      9 years ago from san diego calif

      Hi AEvans ! Some good choices In there ,but how could anyone evr forget 16 Candles absolutely one of the funniest of that ERA . And I love Pulp Fiction and Quentin Tarantinos early stuff .The dark humor Is so Interesting ,he Is like a violent Woody Allen .

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      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I miss the 80's seems to me that life was much more simple then, and we certainly weren't shooting each other, or spray painting walls.:) I think everyone remember's Phoebe Cates and Mr.Hand was hilarious, we had a teacher like that and someone in our class actually ordered a pizza.:)

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      This is a nice list I've seen all of the movies here. Reminds me of the age of the betamax, the VHS, and the laser disc. And now there's DVD and Blu-Ray! Fast Times is an absolute classic, specially that scene where Phoebe Cates came out of the pool! My what a crazy decade the 80s was! Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you're back in the loop! :D

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I believe it did win and Oscar and it was on just recently no matter how old I get that is an all time classic. Funny how life was a little more simple then.:)

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      9 years ago from New York

      My favorite is Fast Times At Ridgemont High. It's a classic. Didn't that one win an Oscar? LOL! Great hub. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I love Mr. Hand too!!! It was one of the funniest moves I have seen and when I was a teenager, it did symbolize who we were? I wonder whatever happened to Phoebe Cates? She was up and coming and somehow faded into the limelight.:)

      Thank you for stopping by :)

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      Joseph Addams 

      10 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      Thanks for the flashback. I loved Mr.Hand. Aloha!

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Thanks, I love the oldies but goodies as it brings back the youthful side of me and to think a majority are all now about our age. God Bless

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      10 years ago

      You freak me out...those are some of my favorite movies. I agree with everything you said, well done.


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