Favourite Movie From Each Year Of The 1980s


#1

Moving on…we come to the 3rd thread in the Favourite Movie Series.

This one is for the 1980s

The rules are simple…if you’re not sure or don’t have one for a particular year, just leave it blank.

And no fence sitting allowed…no double/triple entries…make a decision!!! :wink: (or not as seems to be the case with some dedicated movie followers)

So here’s my effort:

1980 The Blues Brothers

1981 Das Boot

1982 First Blood

1983 Scarface

1984 Ghostbusters

1985 Pale Rider

1986 Platoon

1987 Full Metal Jacket

1988 Die Hard

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

A rather lean decade (imo) for good movies although it did deliver a couple of my all time favourites in 1986 and 1987


#2

Now we gonna get some diversity.


#3

raging bull
porky’s
diner
national lampoons vacation
revenge of the nerds
rocky 4
stand by me
planes trains & automobiles
dirty rotten scoundrels
Christmas vacation


#4

The 80’s was my childhood so many favourite movies. I didn’t know if I should pick all time movies like Bladrunner or go with the actual movies that defined me at the time. Went for the big blockbuster kids movies that I watched and rewatched dozens of times on VCR. Still had to put scarface in though. I think the kids movies of the 80’s are the best of any era.

1980 - empire strikes back
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 - The Dark Crystal
1983 - Scarface
1984 - The Never Ending Story
1985 - Goonies
1986 - Aliens
1987 - Princes Bride
1988 - Die Hard
1999 - Bill and Teds excellent adventure.


#5

I’m sure I’m gonna leave Bill and Ted out, but it’ll be tough.


#6

Yeah it’s trash.

89 didn’t have much on offer, 4th July or my left foot or dead poets but that didnt fit my theme.

But 8 year old me freaken loved Bill and Ted, would have watched it 50 times.


#7

1980 Flying High
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Blade Runner
1983 Vacation
1984 Terminator
1985 Back to the Future
1986 Ferris Bueller’s Day off
1987 Princess Bride
1988 Beetlejuice
1989 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death


#8

Some of these nominations are already making me feel old. I remember going to see Planes, Trains,… , plus Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Then there was First Blood as a legit High School CBD visit. Such a great movie to see on the big screen. For those who lived through the 80s, you’ll understand how gifted we were as Essendon supporters and beyond. What a decade.


#9

1980 - Raging Bull
1981 - Blow Out
1982 - Blade Runner
1983 - Scarface
1984 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
1985 - Ran
1986 - Platoon
1987 - Predator
1988 - Cinema Paradiso
1989 - Cyborg


#10

Fence-sitting.

1980 - The Empire Strikes Back/ Stir Crazy

1981 - An American Werewolf in London

1982 - Blade Runner

1983 - Scarface/ National Lampoons Vacation

1984 - Beverly Hills Cop/Police Academy/Revenge of the Nerds (obviously)/Terminator.

1985 - The Goonies

1986 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/ Highlander

1987 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles/ The Lost Boys

1988 - Die Hard/ Akira/ Rain Man (obviously)

1989 - My Left Foot/ Dead Poet’s Society/ Black Rain


#11

Damn how did I forget that.


#12

I forgot ‘The Warriors’ in ‘79, so cheers for the reminder.


#13

1980 - Caddyshack
1981 - Mad Max II
1982 - First Blood
1983 - The Right Stuff
1984 - The Natural
1985 - Back to the Future
1986 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
1987 - Raising Arizona
1988 - Midnight Run
1989 - Field of Dreams


#14

1980 The Shining
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice
1982 The World According to Garp
1983 The Big Chill
1984 Paris Texas
1985 Bliss
1986 Betty Blue
1987 Withnail and I
1988 Drowning By Numbers
1989 Dead Poets Society


#15

Good selection. Forgot that one. Watched it earlier this year. Classic film.


#16

Yaaaaas.
Hello puberty!


#17

So much quality.


#18

1980 - The Empire Strikes Back
1981 - Clash of the Titans
1982 - The Beastmaster
1983 - Vacation
1984 - The Karate kid
1985 - Tuff Turf
1986 - Highlander
1987 - The Untouchables
1988 - Coming to America
1989 - Road House

For this era I tried to remember what I actually thought at the time to give it some variety. Still enjoy all the movies on my list but a few of the ones that appealed to me as a teenager are probably no longer my faves from those years. I didn’t really get into horrors until late 80’s & a few of the more adult content movies i didn’t see until later.


#19

1980 - Flying High!
1981 - Mad Max 2
1982 - Fast Times At Ridgemont High
1983 - Scarface
1984 - The Terminator
1985 - Back To The Future
1986 - Down By Law
1987 - Raising Arizona
1988 - Die Hard
1989 - Heathers


#20

Another classic there.