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Subj: Re: Do Any Movies From The 80' Still Hold Up? Which Ones?
Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 at 12:49:34 pm CDT (Viewed 770 times)
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I think that most of the 80's movies in particular have probably aged and dated the worst. I think that 70's movies like Taxi Driver, The first two Godfathers, Chinatown, etc, are timeless, but I kind of cringe when I rewatch The Star Wars (And even Indiana Jones.) movies, etc. So, what are the best movies from the 80's that have stood the test of time? My favorite movie from the decade would probably be Once Upon A Time In America (The REAL, uncut and unedited version.). I think that Blue Velvet (Another favorite.) would still hold up. Even one of my favorites like The Stepfather (With a FANTASTIC Terry O'Quinn!) doesn't really hold up all that well. I still have to catch Raging Bull, which is considered by many to be the BEST movie of the decade.

What do you guys think?

I know... I know... I'm the unofficial Comicboards.com 80s guy, thus very biased, but...

In my opinion, there's more cringy in the Star Wars prequels than the original trilogy. Also, nothing cringy about the first two Indiana Jones movies. The Wrath of Khan is still awesome.

My short list (yes, short):

A Christmas Story
A Nightmare on Elm Street (well, it hasn't gotten cringier)
Adventures in Babysitting (bah! don't laugh)
After Hours (very unappreciated movie with Griffin Dunne)
American Werewolf in London
Better Off Dead
Big Trouble in Little China
Blade Runner (RIP Rutger Hauer)
Blue Velvet (if you're cringing, it's just because you're supposed to be)
Broadcast News
BTTF 1 & 2
Buckaroo Banzai (if you can't appreciate the awesome, then patooey!)
Carpenter's The Thing
Child's Play (only the first)
Crocodile Dundee is still fun
Die Hard
Do The Right Thing
Drugstore Cowboy
many of the Eddie Murphy movies
Escape From New York
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Beuller (probably the single best 80s comedy)
First Blood
Fright Night
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (Rooker is amazing)
Labyrinth (I might excuse a cringe during "Chilly Down")
Ladyhawke (RIP Rutger Hauer)
Lethal Weapon (at least the first, maybe the second, as well)
Little Shop of Horrors (meh, I'm a musical lover)
Mad Max 2 & 3
Nation Lampoon's Vacation & Christmas Vacation
Near Dark
NeverEnding Story (nope not just saying it because of Stranger Things)
One Crazy Summer
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Platoon & Full Metal Jacket (I'm not even a war movie guy)
maybe the first Police Academy
Poltergiest (the first one, not the sequels)
Pretty in Pink
Raging Bull
Raising Arizona
Real Genius
Revenge of the Nerds
Risky Business (once upon a time I liked Tom Cruise)
RoboCop (just the first)
Scarface (cringing is intended)
Secret of NIMH
Sixteen Candles
Stand By Me
The first 2 Superman movies
The Evil Dead
The Blues Brothers
The Breakfast Club
The Burbs
The Hitcher (RIP Rutger Hauer)
The Last Starfighter
The Lost Boys
The Outsiders
The Princess Bride
The Shining
The Witches of Eastwick
They Live! (it's gone beyond just a cult film, imo)
Time Bandits
Weird Science
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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