Favourite Movie From Each Year Of The 1980s


Would be 4-5 years since I’ve seen it now, still enjoyed it then. Probably funny now to watch it and see what inner Melbourne, particularly Fitzroy, was like pre-gentrification. Quite griity, and how it only got away with an M rating beggars belief.


1980 Return to the 36th Chamber & Empire Strikes Back
1981 Escape from New York
1982 The Shaolin Temple & Tron
1983 Project A & The Outsiders
1984 Red Dawn
1985 Police Story
1986 Armour of God & Highlander
1987 Lost Boys & Sign o’ the times
1988 Blood Sport & Akira
1989 Mystery of Chessboxing & Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure


What Footloose has not been mentioned at all!! :joy:

Will start my list and build

1981 Evil Dead
1982 ET
1983 War Games
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street


Trumped on Evil Dead.
That’ll learn me for taking my time.


Just remembered a few that I had forgotten earlier. They wouldn’t have made the cut anyway, but I enjoyed them as a kid. The Toxic Avenger in '84 & the other Troma classic, Class of Nuke 'Em High in '86. :grin:


Picked personal faves, not necessarily the best movies…

1980 - Empire Strikes Back
1981 - Scanners
1982 - Rocky 3
1983 - Return of the Jedi
1984 - Terminator
1985 - Back to the Future
1986 - Aliens
1987 - Predator
1988 - Die Hard
1989 - Christmas Vacation

Apologies to Re-Animator, Grelims, The Thing, Robo Cop, Nightmare on Elm Street & The Shining amongst others.


That’s a marathon


1980 Blues Brothers
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 1st Blood
1983 Jedi
1984 Ghostbusters
1985 The Breakfast Club
1986 Aliens
1987 Predator
1988 Die Hard
1989 Back to the Future Part 2


It’s still amazing. Classic. Brutal Aussie storytelling.


I dare anyone to put up a better Christmas movie than Christmas Vacation. It’s the most perfect x-mas movie ever and great or the entire family.


I can’t put up a better one; they’re all crap.

Hang on, this is much is easier than I thought : Life of Brian

And then the decade blah will kick in.


Stars wars Xmas special!


One for the whole family Home Alone.
But for old enuff boys and old enuff girls
Die Hard.


More of an Easter movie no?


Friday the 13th
Any Which Way You Can

The Cannonball Run (one of the greatest movies ever made

First Blood
Rocky III

The Outsiders
Risky Business

Sixteen Candles
Police Academy

The Breakfast Club
Fright Night

Stand by Me
Pretty in Pink

Full Metal Jacket
Leathal Weapon
Less Than Zero

Blood Sports
Young Guns

Uncle Buck
Born on the 4th of July


Home Alone is good, Die Hard isn’t really X-massy…


Yeah, if we’re being pedantic. (As is The Christian way)


Die hard.
Anytime any day.


Hans Gruber thought it was xmas before McClane spoilt the party.


A bit of trivia.

John McTiernan was first offered the chance to direct Arnie in Commando.

Considering what he did with Predator and Die Hard maybe Commando would have aged better.