The Best 80s & 90s Movies

The Best 80s & 90s Movies

What are the The Best 80s & 90s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!

At the end of each podcast, The Rog & Big D provide the audience with the number of wipes each movie would take to get off your respective bums. Find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and accompany us for a journey through our vast VHS movie collections.

The Best 80s & 90s Movies (Less wipes the better)

MovieYearRogerDickGeneWipes
Big'883.02.53.02.83
Weird Science'853.53.753.03.42
Gremlins'842.01.02.01.67
Die Hard'880.50.51.00.67
Lost Boys'874.03.03.03.33
Coming to America'881.01.51.01.17
Pretty Woman'903.02.03.02.67
Westworld'734.54.04.04.17
Tombstone'932.02.51.52.00
Christmas Vacation'892.03.04.03.00
Home Alone'901.02.53.02.17
Breakfast Club'851.51.01.51.33
Commando'853.53.52.03.00
Rocky IV'853.51.52.02.33
Last Starfighter'844.03.54.03.83
Beverly Hills Cop'841.53.01.52.00
Terminator 2'910.50.00.50.33
Revenge of the Nerds'843.51.54.03.00
Highlander'865.04.54.04.50
Pulp Fiction'940.00.00.00.00
Shawshank Redemption'940.51.52.01.33
Blade Runner'824.54.03.54.00
Raising Arizona'872.01.00.51.17
Twister'963.04.04.03.67
Major League'891.52.03.02.17
Fifth Element'972.52.753.02.75
Willow'885.05.04.54.83
Who Framed Roger Rabbit'882.51.02.01.83
Goldeneye'953.54.53.53.83
Aliens'860.50.50.50.50
Fight Club'990.00.01.00.33
Batman'893.03.753.53.42
Raiders of the Lost Ark'810.00.00.00.00
Starship Troopers'972.52.50.51.83
Thing, The'822.01.51.01.50
Ferris Bueller's Day Off'860.00.751.50.75
Independence Day'964.55.03.04.17
10 Things I Hate About You'994.55.04.04.50
Caddyshack'803.53.53.03.33
Top Gun'863.52.52.02.67
Blues Brothers'800.51.52.01.33
Rambo: First Blood Part II'854.01.03.02.67
Back to the Future'850.00.00.00.00
Ghostbusters'842.02.53.52.67
Matrix, The'992.01.01.01.33
Porky's'805.03.03.03.66
Poltergeist'822.52.53.02.66
A Nightmare on Elm Street'844.53.52.53.50
Predator 2'904.55.04.04.50
Point Break'913.51.52.02.33
Planes, Trains & Automobiles'873.01.01.01.66
Seven'950.00.752.51.08

Upcoming 80s & 90s Movie Reviews

33 thoughts on “The Best 80s & 90s Movies”

  1. I’m kinda late to the game here, but really enjoy the podcast! Has anyone suggested a review of The Goonies? Not sure what subject it would fall under, maybe kids’ adventure movies? I would love to hear your guys’ take on it and if you think it holds up today. One of my favorite movies growing up and is an adventure that many of us 80’s born kids would have loved to be a part of. Keep up the good work!

    1. We had Con Air in best of Nicolas Cage, and it got killed: The Rock-12.5%, Face/Off-18.4%, Con Air-10.1%, Raising Arizona-59.0%. Can you recommend three other movies (with common theme) to include with Con Air?

  2. Guys gotta say I love the podcast. First of I’m a huge Eastwood fan so I would love for you to add maybe Heartbreak Ridge or perhaps Firefox. I would especially be interested in Big D’s views on either of these movies.

  3. What an excellent podcast. I am only just catching up, but has the films; *Batteries Not Included, Masters Of The Universe, and Romancing The Stone, been up for voting yet?

  4. Hey guys why don’t you review one of the House horror movies from the 80’s. I would suggest House 2- the second story, I just checked and they are all on YouTube.

  5. Hey guys, how about Flight Of The Navigator, The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, E.T., Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Radio Flyer, Hook!

  6. Near Dark, License To Drive, Young Guns, St Elmo’s Fire, The Outsiders, Heathers, The Wraith, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Point Break and Can’t Buy Me Love!!

  7. Would love to see Top Gun, Ferris Bueller, Breakfast Club, Valley Girl, Can’t Buy Me Love, Just One of the Guys, License to Drive, Private School, River’s Edge. Some of them are probably on your list already….

  8. Being a slightly older vintage than you fine gentlemen, I would love to hear your take on a comedy classic from my uni days – ‘Airplane’ (1980) – or as we knew it here in Oz, ‘Flying High’.

    “Best comedy of 1980?” – ‘Shirley you can’t be serious!”

    ps – After enjoying you’re epic WestWorld casting, I’m loving reliving my youth by listening to your retakes of 1980 film classics – great work

  9. Freaking loved Less Than Zero… can’t wait to hear your take on it. Please add Doc Hollywood and The Hard Way to the list of future movies to review as well. As a Blockbuster veteran (12 years, MOD) I will say you guys do a great job…. keep up the good work!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Tom. I’m sure Dick will be glad to hear he’s not alone among the ranks of ex-Blockbuster men. “Less Than Zero” is right up my alley. Love the recommendation.

  10. I’m watching Lethal Weapon right now, I feel your list is incomplete without it! I mean, what does Murtaugh think the kill radius of a pineapple grenade is? Also, Riggs’ with the ‘sniper’ rifle? He hits each one center mass with the shortest barrelled rifle I’ve ever seen at a range of, what, a half mile? Ugh! Ridiculous. I can’t even begin with Gary fucking Busey.

  11. Please add “My Cousin Vinny.” I am a current law student and I watch this movie to get ready for Mock Trial. This movie is the reason I am in law school now.

    1. Tiffany, We have gladly added My Cousin Vinny to this weeks listener poll. Make sure to have your friends vote and keep listening.

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