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My Top 10 80s Movies
My 10 favorite movies from the 80s
I long for the days of brat pack movies, John Hughes movies, and even older Tom Cruise movies. Really, any decent 80s movie!
A lot of movies that came out in the 80s are still very enjoyable today. These are my favorite 80s movies from when I was growing up in the decade. You might not agree with my choices and that's fine, there's lots of eighties movies that are great and it's hard to choose just 10. My choices might seem childish but I have good memories of watching these movies.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is my favorite movie from the 80s (actually, it's my favorite movie period.) It has fantasy, comedy, romance, and action!
The best thing about the movie is the dialogue. It's just so good.
The Karate Kid
The original Karate Kid was awesome and I feel very nostalgic about this movie, but perhaps many others feel the same way. It made me want to learn karate! I was very sad when I learned that Pat Morita, the actor who plays Mr. Miyagi passed away in 2005.
I also thought the new Karate Kid remake from 2010 was the best movie remake I've seen in awhile. It wasn't as good as the original, but it was like a different movie that was also enjoyable and had the same basic principles.
Mr. Miyagi was very cool and mysterious getting Daniel to do chores that taught him Karate. If you haven't seen this movie, watch it!
Dirty Dancing - the ultimate chick flick. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are great in this movie, and the soundtrack for this movie is one of my favorites. Also I have to add It's so sad that Patrick Swayze passed away in 2009.
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner"
Gremlins seem like they would be cool pets, if only they didn't turn evil! This is another movie I've seen countless times.
Cute little Gizmo sure had a lot of self-restraint compared to the other mogwai that turned into gremlins. But it would be too easy to accidently spill water on him. I think a dog is a much safer pet.
Tom Cruise was so cool in the 80s and of course so was this movie. Just don't think about Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch when watching this movie. Top Gun is my favorite Tom Cruise movie (well, along with Jerry McGuire which isn't from the 80s) Like Dirty Dancing, this movie has a really good soundtrack!
What can I say, Tom Cruise was cool and this movie was cool....
I remember Ghostbusters being a big hit in the 80s. I loved the movie, the song, and the cartoon with Slimer. I was pretty creeped out when Dana became possesed by Zuul.
Watch some guys getting rid of ghosts. It's fun and who could forget the "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man"
Back to the Future
All 3 Back to the future movies are good, but the first one was the best. The first movie is where we get the saying 'Hello McFly' from.
This is the Trilogy and includes the first Back to the Future movie that came out in 1985. In it, Michael J. Fox's character went back in time to the fifties where his parents met, but he kind of screwed it up and had to fix the past so the future wouldn't change for the worst.
In the 80s I was a sucker for Molly Ringwald movies so I have to put one in my list of top ten 80s movies.
In this movie, Samantha (Molly Ringwald) had a crush on the cool guy Jake Ryan. My husband told me people used to call her "Molly Ringworm" and I didn't know that. It kind of bugs me because I thought she was cool way back when. Whoever made up that mean nickname was probably just jealous.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
I loved the system Ferris had to make it sound like he was snoring away in his room while he was gone. That was the coolest thing about the movie to me. That, and skipping school! Wish I could take a day off like that from work.
In this movie, Ferris Bueller and his friend and girlfriend skip school to go have some fun.... they also encounter some obstacles like the principal checking up on Ferris and well, I don't want to spoil the rest if you haven't seen it.
I loved Teen Wolf because Michael J. Fox was in it and it was also an interesting movie. Some people probably wonder why I would put this on a list of my top 10 80s movies.... well maybe it's the Michael J. Fox factor. I really loved his movies.
I can't seem to find Teen Wolf DVD by itself without the sequel. Oh well, it's cheap.
Which decade do you think made the best movies, from 1930s until now.
Which Decade Made The Best Movies?
You're Insane for picking these 10!
That could be what you're thinking...?
My list of top 10 80s movies is mostly subject to my taste as a kid growing up watching 80s movies.... perhaps I like some of these best because I feel nostalgic about them, I don't know. I know I left off some good movies people enjoy like The Goonies but I didn't like that one as much as I liked these other movies.
Your list of top 80s movies probably differs, and that's okay.... there's lots of great 80s movies to choose from. Maybe I should have made a top 20 80s movies list to include other good ones in there. There are some other 80s movies people think are good that I haven't seen.
If you think I'm insane for picking these 80s movies, that's okay. If we all thought the same way, the world would be a boring place.
I love 80s movies, and I wish that today's movies would be just as good, but I'm usually disappointed when I watch current movies. Maybe I'm just picky because I hate some current movies that other people love. Sometimes I think I'm better off re-watching an 80s movie or watching an 80s movie that I haven't seen instead of going to see or renting the latest movies to come out.
Let me know your comments and if you'd like, what are your top 10 80s movies?