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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2008, 04:24:08 PM »

Have we gotten this far without mentioning Weird Science?
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« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2008, 04:27:33 PM »

Quote from: kratz on December 08, 2008, 04:24:08 PM

Have we gotten this far without mentioning Weird Science?

or Real Genius?
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« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2008, 04:37:46 PM »

Or Spies Like Us?
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« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2008, 04:44:46 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on December 07, 2008, 04:02:24 PM

Unlike your teammate I have seen a handful of those movies, but I can sympathize with his ignorance.  80's culture is by and large best left forgotten, especially the music and fashion.  Ugh!

I've seen pretty much every movie listed so far int his thread and honestly I don't think anyone who wasn't there at the time needs to see 90% of them.

Die Hard on the original is necessary. Purge's list has more must-see's, but the 80s comedies and action movies are pretty much all unnecessary.
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« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2008, 04:48:17 PM »

Quote from: Purge on December 08, 2008, 03:04:38 PM

Twins
Red Sonja
Conan the Destroyer
Rambo 3
Deathwish 2-4
Delta Force
Missing in Action
Teen Wolf
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Stand By Me
Lean On Me
Cujo
Firestarter
Running Man
Pet Cemetery
Creepshow 1&2
Witches of Eastwick
License to Drive
American Tail
Black Cauldron
Secret of NIMH
The Little Mermaid

I'd have to say that I don't think any of those are must see.
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« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2008, 05:02:01 PM »

I would agree with CeeKay, with the exception that Lean On Me is an absolute must see.  It's a great, great movie, even now, even without it being colored by nostalgia.
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« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2008, 05:21:07 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 08, 2008, 04:48:17 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 08, 2008, 03:04:38 PM

Twins
Red Sonja
Conan the Destroyer
Rambo 3
Deathwish 2-4
Delta Force
Missing in Action
Teen Wolf
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Stand By Me
Lean On Me
Cujo
Firestarter
Running Man
Pet Cemetery
Creepshow 1&2
Witches of Eastwick
License to Drive
American Tail
Black Cauldron
Secret of NIMH
The Little Mermaid

I'd have to say that I don't think any of those are must see.

I think it's more awesome to watch Purge's train of thought pass through "Oh, Schwarzenegger!" through to a brief segue through "people in animal costumes," with a detour to movies ending in "[preposition] me".  Stand by Me clearly reminds him of Stephen King, and then The Shining gets him from The Witches of Eastwick to Batman, but then I'm not sure how The Coreys get him to animated rats.
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« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2008, 06:20:36 PM »

You people disappoint me:























But most importantly:

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« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2008, 06:34:18 PM »

Some of those *were* mentioned... I said I ran out of time. Wax on, Wacks off was next on the list. Tongue

And Brendan, Screw You!

I think Bill and Ted were also missed. biggrin
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« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2008, 06:38:18 PM »

Quote from: Purge on December 08, 2008, 06:34:18 PM

And Brendan, Screw You!

Haha!  I forgot to mention the Stallone section, and how you went "red haired mermaid" to "red haired vixen" near the conclusion of your list.
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« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2008, 06:38:35 PM »

Quote from: Purge on December 08, 2008, 06:34:18 PM

Some of those *were* mentioned... I said I ran out of time. Wax on, Wacks off was next on the list. Tongue

Actually, unless I'm missing something, none of those were mentioned.

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I think Bill and Ted were also missed. biggrin

I can agree with this, though.
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« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2008, 06:39:17 PM »

As I thought I stated in my first post, this wasn't intended as some definitive list... it was merely the movies off the top of my head I had asked my coworker about.  Trust me I know I missed a lot of really good movies.
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« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2008, 06:44:08 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on December 08, 2008, 06:39:17 PM

As I thought I stated in my first post, this wasn't intended as some definitive list... it was merely the movies off the top of my head I had asked my coworker about.  Trust me I know I missed a lot of really good movies.

But now I think it has evolved into the rest of us reminiscing about some of our own 80's favorites.  I wouldn't say we're criticizing your list, but adding to it by including some favorites of our own.

I continue to anxiously await the day RAD is finally released on DVD.

As a kid I had it on Beta.   icon_eek
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« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2008, 06:44:31 PM »

Quote from: Brendan on December 08, 2008, 05:21:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 08, 2008, 04:48:17 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 08, 2008, 03:04:38 PM

Twins
Red Sonja
Conan the Destroyer
Rambo 3
Deathwish 2-4
Delta Force
Missing in Action
Teen Wolf
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Stand By Me
Lean On Me
Cujo
Firestarter
Running Man
Pet Cemetery
Creepshow 1&2
Witches of Eastwick
License to Drive
American Tail
Black Cauldron
Secret of NIMH
The Little Mermaid

I'd have to say that I don't think any of those are must see.

I think it's more awesome to watch Purge's train of thought pass through "Oh, Schwarzenegger!" through to a brief segue through "people in animal costumes," with a detour to movies ending in "[preposition] me".  Stand by Me clearly reminds him of Stephen King, and then The Shining gets him from The Witches of Eastwick to Batman, but then I'm not sure how The Coreys get him to animated rats.

Actually, it goes like this:

Quote from: Purge on December 08, 2008, 03:04:38 PM

Add these to your list:

Must see for campy reasons:

Krull
Commando
[oh yeah, Schwarzenegger!]
Twins
Red Heat
Predator
Raw Deal
Red Sonja
Conan the Destroyer
Conan the Barbarian

[since we're talking magic n'crap]
Legend (this was actually below Krull originally I expladed the Arnie collection later)
[Arnie followed by...]
Rambo
Rambo FBP2
Rambo 3
Deathwish 2-4
Delta Force
Missing in Action
[...then horror flicks ...]
Halloween too old; *I* saw it in the eighties.
Nightmare on Elm Street
Evil Dead
Evil Dead Pt. 2
[speaking of campy]
Transformers: The Movie
[new train of thought - Family Ties tie-in]
Back to the Future
Teen Wolf
[speaking of mutants]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
[go to imdb and pop in for some quality]
Scarface
Killing Fields
[checked the list for Breakfast club]
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
[back to quality]
Stand By Me
Lean On Me
[stand by me is King's work. Right-o]
Cujo
Firestarter
Running Man [dupe entry, this is where Arnie got inserted above and I forgot to remove here]
Pet Cemetery
The Shining
Creepshow 1&2 [which I never liked, but was a pretty popular movie]
Witches of Eastwick [ easy to see the connection]
Batman [tim burton movie]
Pee Wee's Big Adventure [still a tim flick]
Lost Boys [back to macabre]
License to Drive [corey's]
[what about animated ... Disney & Bluth ?]
American Tail
Black Cauldron
Secret of NIMH
The Little Mermaid
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
[what must-see which hadn't been pointed out?]
Empire Strikes Back
[meeting time!]
... run out of time ... there are more. biggrin

And macabre is the topic; I'd put Lost Boys firmly in suspense. (but werewolves, vampires, witches, zombies all kind of fit together).
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« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2008, 06:46:13 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 03:03:05 PM

Quote from: Octavious230 on December 07, 2008, 02:53:38 PM

Everybody in my section of work hasn't seen A Christmas Story. How the hell has anyone missed that movie? THe one guy had never even heard of it?  eek

..."Ragile... it must be Italian", " I think that says Fragile"...

I am really considering going to the museum this year around Christmas time.

http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

I was just there on Saturday. My Wife is really in to the movie and she loved it. You can take a tour of the house, there is a separate museum and a separate gift shop. The whole thing took about an hour to tour. I wouldn't recommend going to Cleveland just to see the house, but if you are in the area any way then it's a fun little stop. The odd part is that it is literally in the middle of a neighborhood. So it is surrounded by residential houses. And there is a bar/restaurant within 100 feet of the house. It's weird.
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« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2008, 06:49:35 PM »

Hey Pete!

Quote from: Jeff Jones on December 07, 2008, 11:05:14 PM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: 1987

The Shining: 1980

Beetlejuice: 1988

The Terminator: 1984


Tongue See? See? slywink It got left off my list because of it; I covered Tim Burton (and that's where batman came in)
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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2008, 07:14:56 PM »

I used to watch Beetlejuice and Trains Planes & Automobiles alot when I was a kid lol
Maybe not the best movies when you're 6-8, but I still enjoyed them nonetheless  ninja
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« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2008, 07:19:51 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on December 08, 2008, 06:46:13 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 03:03:05 PM

Quote from: Octavious230 on December 07, 2008, 02:53:38 PM

Everybody in my section of work hasn't seen A Christmas Story. How the hell has anyone missed that movie? THe one guy had never even heard of it?  eek

..."Ragile... it must be Italian", " I think that says Fragile"...

I am really considering going to the museum this year around Christmas time.

http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

I was just there on Saturday. My Wife is really in to the movie and she loved it. You can take a tour of the house, there is a separate museum and a separate gift shop. The whole thing took about an hour to tour. I wouldn't recommend going to Cleveland just to see the house, but if you are in the area any way then it's a fun little stop. The odd part is that it is literally in the middle of a neighborhood. So it is surrounded by residential houses. And there is a bar/restaurant within 100 feet of the house. It's weird.

I am only a few hours away from Cleveland, I live outside of Pittsburgh.

A friend of mine has been there and found the Chinese Restaurant, supposedly it has menu items named for things in the movie.
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« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2008, 07:32:09 PM »

From the original list:

The Abyss

Top Gun
Airplane
Aliens
Lethal Weapon
Bachelor Party
Footloose
Caddyshack
Beverly Hills Cop
First Blood
The Last Starfighter
Big
Big Trouble in Little China
Blues Brothers
Blade Runner
The Breakfast Club
Bull Durham
Conan The Barbarian
Evil Dead
Die Hard
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fletch
Ghostbusters
The Goonies
The Lost Boys
Police Academy

Quote from: Fellstrike on December 08, 2008, 01:35:42 AM

I'm 23 and the only ones I haven't seen on that list are the ones I've bolded

I'm 56 and I think the only ones I haven't seen are bolded... based on my memory, lol.

Quote from: kronovan on December 07, 2008, 06:20:35 PM

People aren't going to see movies much more than a generation before their time unless they have a specific interest in it. One of the problems is that they often aren't easy to find and sometimes they're poor quality releases. My nephew who's almost the same age has seen about 5 of those, but that's only because I'm a movie buff and he watched them with me. I'm always more surprised when I encouter people that haven't seen some of the real classics, like Casablanca, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, In the Heat of the Night, etc. Personally, I wouldn't recommend a number of those movies on your list if I was hoping to get a 22 yr old interested in 80's film.

That's why I grew up watching 1930's and 40's films... my mom was a big fan, and I became one, thanks to her.  I'll bet the 22-year old lad couldn't pick these faces out of a crowd:  Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Mary Brian, and too many others to mention.  No doubt he's never seen "Arsenic and Old Lace" or the first "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" - and probably thinks Dr. Kildare only existed in a television show.  No, wait - he has probably never heard of any Dr. Kildare, lol.

To be fair, though, I must say that I haven't a clue who half of the up-and-coming and current stars are. Oh well, I'm okay with that, I play video games, I don't need no stinkin' new movies!   icon_razz
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« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2008, 08:30:22 PM »

Breakin' 2: Electric Bugaloo - an epic cultural feast!
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