80's Movies... sigh...  

rm_cant_be_true 38M
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3/16/2006 12:00 pm

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80's Movies... sigh...

So I read a couple posts today that were about the 80's and I decided that I wanted to join the ranks of those who praise the 80's for all its glory. So for my first 80's post I'm going to concentrate on my favorite movies from the best movie decade of all time...

1. Teen Wolf. I love that "Win in the End" song and the cheesey basketball highlights. Like when the prick tells Chubby "Shoot it Fatso" and then Chubby makes the shot with a constipated look on his face, classic I tell ya. And the surfing on the van around town, is there a scene in modern film that can compete with that? Or how about "I want a keg of beer" with the glowing red eyes. Personally though I would have chosen Boof over Pamela right after I nailed Pamela in the dressing room, but that's just me.

2. Killer Klown from Outer Space. Not many people have seen this movie, I think the last count was like 12 people, but it is truely a classic horror movie. The death scenes were just amazing. And cotton candy, popcorn... things that you think can't harm you, watch out, these are klowns, not clowns from outer space... very dangerous.

3. Can't Buy Me Love. This movie made me want to save up a bunch of money and go to the mall just to wait and see if the hot chick I had a crush on would spill something on her mom's clothes and not be able to make it better so I could offer her money to make me seem cool and then eventually fall in love with me. Sadly I never even saved up a bunch of money though, there's still time though. Loverboy was a decent Patrick Dempsey 80's movie also, but not as excellent as Can't Buy Me Love.

4. The Goonies. Who would have thought that Mikey Walsh would some day help save middle earth (The Lord of the Rings), actually make it onto the Notre Dame football team (Rudy), or more importantly defrost Brendan Fraser and be friends with Pauly Shore (Encino Man). But before all of that he was a Goonie. This movie taught me that not all hideous looking creatures (Sloth) are bad people.

5. The Princess Bride. "As you wish." Come on ladies admit it, you all want a submissive dreaded pirate dressed as a man in black who will tumble town a hill for you. By far Andre the Giant's best role.

6. Labyrinth. Talk about an acid trip. Talking puppet from Jim Henson, David Bowie as a lead in a movie, simply brilliant.

7. Willow. Since I'm already on a little acid trip I may as well mention the best acting job ever by a little person, Warrick Davis as Willow. And with Val Kilmer too, he was batman.

8. The Secret of My Success... is that I'm living... twenty-four hours a day. Sometimes I start to undress in elevators just for the fun of it. I know what you're thinking, why does Micheal J Fox get a second knod on my list? Or what about Back to the Future, or Bright Lights Big City? Well it's my list so I didn't want to put those. Both good movies, but just not my favorites. Besides, does he sleep with his aunt in either of those? I didn't think so.

9. Spaceballs. Star Wars was alright, but Spaceballs was just genious. Is your swartz as big as mine? As there combing the desert with a hair pick, "We ain't found shit." Pizza the hut. Everything is perfect about this movie.

10. See No Evil Hear No Evil. Keep your eyes on the road. OK if it will make you feel better. I still get a boner when I see that chick in the shower and Gene Wilder hands her a towel.

11. Brewster's Millions. I was going to stop at 10, but then I remember this movie and just had to go to 11. This movie will be my guide if I am ever to win the Powerball, all that money spent and nothing to show for it... love it.

12. Big. Might as well make it a dozen. I sometimes forget that this movie was in the 80's since it's just so timeless. He lost his virginity at like 11 years old!

I know that I missed a bunch, but with a decade like the 80's it's just simply impossible to get them all. I mean there's still Superman, Stir Crazy, Splash, Summer Rental, National Lampoon's Vacation and Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Revenge of the Nerds... the list just goes on and on.

So what was your favorite 80's movie? I know it's hard to choose...

singleagain53578 46F

3/16/2006 2:27 pm

What about...

1) Sixteen Candles- I LOVED Long Duck Dong and his American Girlfriend. C'mon- don't tell me you never tried having sex on an exercise bike after watching that scene? LOL
2) Flashdance- Heck, that's how I learned how to take my bra off without taking my shirt off, but of course I have improved her method!!!
3) Beetlejuice- I gave my first head in that movie theatre- didn't see much of the movie!!!
4) Blue Lagoon- Now don't tell me you didn't keep rewinding the part where you got to see Christopher Atkins private parts.
5) The Breakfast Club- Now who didn't think Judd Nelson was a hotty, and who cheared when the psycho and the jock got together.
6) Caddyshack- Who on here wanted a pet like that gopher?
7) A Christmas Story- You'll shoot your eye out!!! This one is my all time favorite. When they show the 24 hours of Ralphie- my tv never leaves that station.
Dirty Dancing- Heck- when you are a teenager- watching that is like watching your first porn- the way they would grind one another.
9) Fast times at Ridgemont High- Who didn't want to date Spicoli?
10) Valley Girl- What girl didn't go to school the next day and try talking like a Valley Girl. Like, for sure!!!


Transblucency 44M

3/16/2006 2:29 pm

Labyrinth was a pretty cool (and as you say, somewhat trippy) movie, but it should really have been renamed Cameltoe of the Goblin King, although I daresay that just didn't fit so prettily on the poster.

Won't somebody think of the children? I'm pretty sure no one under 18 needed to see David Bowie's junk.

Plus there was this kind of unsavoury aspect to his relationship with the distinctly underage lead that added extra "ewwwww."

"You-uh day-uh to defy-uh the goblin king-uh?" indeed.

Transblucency 44M

3/16/2006 6:46 pm

Bad Taste. Now there was a movie. If you ever get the chance to see the movie that launched Peter Jackson's career jump at it, but make sure you're watching the Deluxe version that comes with a 2nd DVD on the making of the movie.

Initially, it looks and sounds somewhat uninspiring in many places (the acting is terrifyingly bad), but with some cool special effects and shots. Then you watch the documentary on how the movie was made and you realize why he was asked to direct Lord of the Rings because that man can do amazing things on little to no budget. Also, he's a surprisingly good actor.

The guy shot a feature length special effects movie with hardly any movie experience on 40,000 new Zealand dollars. He got some funding from the New Zealand Arts Council, who thought that he was making a documentary movie about insects. It's an amazing story because he didn't let any financial or physical limitations get in the way of his vision of whato he wanted to do. He just found a way to do it. Not bad for a movie that he shot with his friends over weekends.

NSAAddict 42F

3/16/2006 7:41 pm

Great movie choices CBT! I would add:
1. Teen Witch
2. Say Anything
3. ET
4. Lost Boys
5. Nightmare on Elm Street
6. Breakin
7. The Boy Who Could Fly
8. Secret of NIMH
9. Summer School
10. The Neverending Story

NSAAddict 42F

3/16/2006 7:46 pm

Okay this is a new one, I never go back and leave a second comment, but I love this topic and I have to add more
11. Weird Science
12. Top Gun
13. Lucas
14. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
15. Heathers
16. Back to the Future
17. Ghostbusters
18. Gremlins
19. Poltergeist
20. Stand By Me

NSAAddict 42F

3/16/2006 8:11 pm

Am I annoying you yet?? Sorry, I promise this is the last one, okay the last two... Karate Kid and The Legend of Billie Jean!! Now get out of my head with your 80's movies and adorable comments on my blog! NSA

mangomamiCT 41F

3/16/2006 8:16 pm

Goonies rocked
so did a christmas story !

But where the heck is the gremlins ??????
I still have a gizmo tee shirt

champagnechaser 41F
1639 posts
3/17/2006 7:33 pm

Nice job, I think you guys got them all in! My top three would be Stand By Me, Lost Boys, and The Neverending Story.

93 posts
3/19/2006 7:49 am

The Princess Bride is absolutely one of my favorite movies. The little bald guy -- Inconceivable!

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/21/2006 3:17 pm

Single... ahh Fast Times, who cares about Spicoli, bring on that pool scene.

Trans... I think I will wait for that 2 disc dvd, but only if it comes with a tee shirt too.

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/21/2006 3:19 pm

wow NSA, 3 comments! And you never really even leave 2! I am pretty adorable huh... I like that about me... GO ME!

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/21/2006 3:20 pm

mango... I left the gremlins out because I was afraid someone would get them wet.

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/21/2006 3:22 pm

mzhoney... ahh, purple rain, i've always wondered why prince didn't make another movie.

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/21/2006 3:23 pm

champagne... I never liked the ending in the neverending story.

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/21/2006 3:28 pm

sola... I knew that you would like the bald guy, but you probably knew that I knew that you liked the bald guy so I clearly can't comment on that. But you seem fairly intelligent so you probably knew that I knew that you knew that you liked the bald guy so I clearly shouldn't comment on that either... I'm just getting started....

MrNuttz05 49M

3/27/2006 3:14 pm

    Quoting rm_cant_be_true:
    mzhoney... ahh, purple rain, i've always wondered why prince didn't make another movie.
He DID make another movie... Two to be exact & they both sucked...


Did anyone say, 'Porky's'... He already had the rubber on!

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