Tagged: Action

The best ’80s action movies arguably represents a list of the greatest action movies of all time. The Terminator, Die Hard, and Raiders of the Lost Ark were all released in the 1980s, after all. Those three films are just the tip of the iceberg. You also have Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, Aliens, and many more good 1980s action movies. What do you think are the top ’80s action movies? Vote up your favorites from the list of 1980s action films below. With all of these amazing choices, it may be tough to narrow down the very best ’80s action movies. What do you believe defines the greatest action movies of the ’80s? Should they be non-stop action from start to finish like Commando or can they build tension slowly like Predator? Are the top ’80s action movies ultra-violent like RoboCop or do you prefer something a bit goofier like Big Trouble in Little China? Good 1980s action films can even be more serious-minded fare like Platoon or Ran. You get to decide the best and the rest with your votes.

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Point Break (1991) Encore Presentation

Point Break Quote: “You gonna jump or jerk off?” – Johnny Utah Keanu Reeves’ pro-pooch, mega-violent action trilogy is complete with this week’s release of “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” and we’d love to review it for you. But our VHS collections only go so far as 1999. What a...

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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...

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Predator 2 (1990) Encore Presentation

Predator 2 Quote: “You can’t see the eyes of the demon, until him come callin” – King Willie Predator rocked the barrier between action and sci-fi when Arnold Schwarzenegger battled a new kind of enemy in 1987. This isn’t that movie. On its face, taking the thrilling Predator formula and...

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Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall Quote: “You wouldn’t hurt me, would you sweetheart? Sweetheart, we’re married” – Lori Quaid The most expensive film of its day, “Total Recall” took Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career to new heights by adding star power like Sharon Stone, technological wonders like full body scanners, and philosophical questions about the...

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Dune (1984)

Dune Quote: “Remember, walk without rhythm and we won’t attract the worm. It will go to the thumper.” – Paul Atreides No ‘80s movie podcast featuring Kerri Gross would be complete without covering David Lynch’s sci-fi epic “Dune.” But after more than 100 episodes, Shat The Movies couldn’t seem to...

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Predator (1987)

Predator Quote: “Long Tall Sally, she built sweet, she got everything, that Uncle John need. Aw baby, I’m gonna have me some fun, I’m gonna have me some fun, I’m gonna have me some fun.” – Sergeant Mac Eliot It’s our 100th movie review! And we’ve been saving one very...

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The Crow (1994)

The Crow Quote: “It can’t rain all the time.” – Eric Draven “The Crow” isn’t the greatest movie of the ’90s. It’s not even the best movie of 1994. But for a lot of thirty-somethings, this movie was a huge part of adolescence. But Shat The Movies has passed it...