Category: 1980’s Best Movies


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.


Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York Quote: “I don’t give a fu*k about your war… or your president. ” – Snake Plissken” Porter Two dystopian American films from the ’80s are huge in Norway: “Blade Runner” and “Escape from New York.” We shat all over the former, so Norwegian listener Per T....


Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome Quote: “Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!” – Max Renn The story behind this week’s commissioned film review could be a movie of its own: The loving wife of a northern England postman secretly saves the money to hire three misfit Americans to surprise him with a...


The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride Quote: “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” – Inigo Montoya How have we gone more than 100 movies without reviewing “The Princess Bride?” It’s a travesty of justice, one that Shat The Movies listener Adam R. decided to correct with his...

Robocop 1987 Movie Poster

Robocop (1987)

RoboCop Quote: “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” – Alex J. Murphy/Robocop The original Shat The Movies trio is back! Roger Roeper joins Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons to review the dystopian Detroit crime classic “Robocop.” Like most Paul Verhoeven movies, “Robocop” has spoof commercials, gratuitous violence, and co-ed...


Back to The Future (1985) Encore Presentation

Back to The Future Quote: “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.” – Dr. Emmett Brown This week, our Best Of series takes us back in time...

Conan The Barbarian 1982 Movie Poster

Conan The Barbarian (1982) Encore Presentation

Conan the Barbarian Quote: “To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!” – Conan In honor of the Battle of Winterfell, we’re proud to present our recap of a movie that shows some real military tactics, including how to infiltrate...

Road House (1989) Encore Presentation

Road House Quote: “All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.” – Dalton “Road House” invented the good bad movie. But was...


Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Quote: “There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.” – Pee-wee Herman Kerri Gross prayed for it, and listener CarmelitaValdezMcKoy answered. We’re reviewing the 1985 oddity “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” This groundbreaking...