Category: 1980’s Best Movies

BEST MOVIES OF THE 1980’S

When you think of the ’80s, a few images come to mind: shoulder pads, big hair, and all-cheesy-everything. However, the decade had more to contribute to pop culture than being known as the New Jersey of the 20th century.

 

The 1980’s were also an era for incredible classic movies, ones that shifted the film industry as we know it. From John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club to Steven Spielberg’s E.T., the movies of the 1980’s not only shaped its generation, but inspired subsequent generations in every way imaginable.

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The Burbs (1989)

The Burbs Quote: “Smells like they’re cooking a goddamn cat over there.” – Mark Rumsfield Big D thought we should do a Best of Rick Ducommun, and you’re probably wondering who that is. You’re not alone. Ducommun was in “Spaceballs,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Die Hard,” “Groundhog Day,” and dozens...

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WarGames (1983)

WarGames Quote: “Goddammit, I’d piss on a spark plug if I thought it’d do any good!” – General Beringer “WarGames” changed the way ’80s kids looked at video games, computers, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. But in the age of smartphones and wireless Internet, does this 1983 geek-gasm still...

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Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987) Encore Presentation

Planes Trains & Automobiles Quote: “Her first baby came out sideways, she didn’t scream or nothin.” – Owen Thanksgiving is a holiday like no other: We don’t buy presents. We don’t wear costumes. We don’t party all night. We just bring our family and friends together to share a meal...

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Tron (1982)

Tron Quote: “Games? You want games, I’ll give you games ” – Kevin Flynn Disney’s “Tron” digitally dazzled the world as revolutionary work of art: the identity discs, the concept of a computerized world, and visuals that to this day haven’t been replicated in their inventiveness and effort. But one...

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Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice Quote: “Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times, and it keeps getting funnier every single...

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Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary Quote: “First I play with Jud. Then mommy came, and I played with mommy. We play, daddy? We had an awful good time Now, I want to play with you” – Gage Creed “Pet Sematary” might be Stephen King’s biggest ’80s movie hit, but is it any good...

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Friday The 13th (1980)

Friday The 13th Quote: “I’m a messenger of God. You’re doomed if you stay here!” – Crazy Ralph “Friday the 13th” changed the world of horror movies when in debuted in 1980, picking up the slasher flick genre where “Halloween” left off. The cast’s biggest star was an unknown Kevin...

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Gleaming The Cube (1989)

Gleaming The Cube Quote: “Don’t give me a jerk-off handjob!” – Bobby Nguyen Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother’s Justice and Skate or Die) is an American film released in 1989. It featured Christian Slater as Brian Kelly, a 16-year-old skateboarder investigating the death of his adopted Vietnamese...