Best 80s film

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by esquire., May 4, 2005.

  1. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

    Messages:
    11,179
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    Sunny Saigon
    Ferris Bueller has my vote
     
  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    When I think of 80s movie, I only think of those cheesy classics. No Moonstruck or whatever.

    Better Off Dead is a favorite. Say Anything, Heathers, the list goes on and on...
     
  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,748
    Likes Received:
    6,806
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    I'm with bradford on Fast Times. None of the others come close as a film with everything - intentional comedy, unintentional comedy, pop-culture references, cultural commentary, occasional drama, etc. Every scene in Fast Times is good.

    The John Hughes movies are great, but don't approach Fast Times.

    My chronological/cultural line of demarcation for the 80s, though, is Back to the Future.
     
  4. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Location:
    San Diego
    More great 80s films:

    Raging Bull (though technically a 70s film since it was released in 80)
    Ragtime
    ET
    Risky Business
    Cotton Club
    Killing Fields
    Platoon
    Broadcast News
    Mississippi Burning
    Born on the Fourth of July
    Goodfellas
    Reversal of Fortune
    The Grifters
     
  5. TheRookie

    TheRookie Senior member

    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2004
    Unmentioned thusfar, The Breakfast Club
     
  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    I vote Breakfast club too
     
  7. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    weird science

    sixteen candles

    but wait...here's the best:

    BREAKIN'

    and a close runner up:

    SHORT CIRCUIT
     
  8. fareau

    fareau Senior member

    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Raising Arizona: I find that I can almost pick my friends based on this film.
     
  9. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes.

    It's like looking in on some kind of strange alien world.
     
  10. countdemoney

    countdemoney Senior member

    Messages:
    3,911
    Likes Received:
    59
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Location:
    USSA
  11. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    Commando (best Arnie film hands-down)
    Better off Dead (Cusak's finest)
    Gandhi (had to throw in some culture)

    koji
     
  12. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Messages:
    14,506
    Likes Received:
    192
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    I guess we're friends. [​IMG]
     
  13. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    Big Trouble In Little China
    The Goonies
    UHF
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
    Gotcha
    Top Gun

    uh.... Rocky 2?
     
  14. petescolari

    petescolari Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Caddyshack - 1980.

    You ever make $14 the hard way?

    Close second...Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Asps Indy.
     
  15. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Location:
    Manhattan
    American Psycho


    (like I'm gonna vote for anything else.)
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by