Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Your Fave 80s Movie(s)

So, Taren introduced me to the wonder that is Heathers.

And now I'm taking recs. Taren's been pretty good about giving me a list the size of Jupiter of movies to watch - seriously, I don't think I've seen half as many movies in my meager almost-sixteen years of life. As it is, I am not a movie-goer.

But I'd love to know the oldies you guys love! I really ought to become more cultured. The only thing I seem to know spectucularly well (and could probably recite in my sleep) is publisher info: publicist email addresses, who's published by whom, yaddayadda. And honestly, no one but me (and Taren, occasionally) cares, so that doesn't do me much good.

In other news, life has been fabbity fab fab recently. Alas, this translates into no blogging material. Why do I need to be bored out of my mind to have any sort of posting inspiration? It boggles my mind. Anyhow, you?


ilonga said...

can´t buy me love
the goonies
the princess bride
the neverending story
the legend
lost boys
foor keeps
dirty dancing
pretty woman
blue lagoon

those were my favorites ^^

Rhiannon Hart said...

I've just been yapping about my former Desperately Seeking Susan obsession that inspired a rash of black and gold clothing and jewellery over at We Love YA, so this post is timely. Hardly culture, but it's FAB. And I agree with Illonga: Labyrinth. Probably the best movie with the most annoying protagonist of all time.

LisaMay said...

80s movies are great. I like Risky Business. Plus all the John Hughes movies... 16 Candles is probably my favourite haha but Weird Science and Ferris Bueller's are awesome as well :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You definitely need to check out Better Off Dead!

L. Diane Wolfe

Brooke Reviews said...

The Princess Bride
Back to the Future(s)
I second Risky Business. I may hate Tom Cruise now, but back then he was young and cute. lol
Weird Science

The Heathers is a great movie.

Carrie said...

My very favortie John Hughes movie is Some Kind of Wonderful. It's amazing!! Wargames is great too.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Dream a Little Dream
The Goonies
The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles
Pretty In Pink
The Dark Crystal
Adventures in Babysitting
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Just One Of the Guys
Little Monsters
The Neverending Story
License To Drive

You can also check out fastrewind.com, it has about every 80's movie made on there.

Anonymous said...

My fave would have to be:
Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
Pretty In Pink
A Christmas Story
Back To The Future

Alea said...

You can't go wrong with John Hughes!

Shalonda said...

The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles
The Goonies
License to Drive
Teen Witch
Teen Wolf
(90s)-Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Amee said...

Ok so everyone is probably already recommending these or will but I'm just going to list my favorites:

Pretty in Pink
The Breakfast Club
Dirty Dancing
When Harry Met Sally
Sixteen Candles
Say Anything
Can't Buy Me Love
St Elmo's Fire
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
The Princess Bride
Romancing the Stone
Teen Witch
Adventures in Babysitting
American Dreamer

Ok so that's in no particular order. I just typed them as I thought of them. I'm sure I'm missing something but this should get you started. ;)

Amee said...


Ok, now I'm done! lol

Unknown said...

I forgot to put Valley of the Dolls and the awesomely bad Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on the list. Aaaaaand The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And anything John Waters ever did -like Pink Flamingos and Cry Baby.

Sadako said...

Oh yeah, Beetlejuice rocks.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Dirty Dancing (okay, it's really bad but still.) Yeah, all of the above, really.

ReaderGirl said...

Breakfast CLub all the way!

Rin said...

So the few I'd recommend have already been listed...I'm not much of a movie-goer myself :)

Elizabeth said...

Love all these movies, but I'll add that if you haven't seen the '90s TV show My So-Called Life... you really, really should.

nikki said...


Tiffany Schmidt said...

I don't want to repeat, but I don't think these have been said yet: GREMLINS, TOP GUN, DEAD POET'S SOCIETY,

sweetmelissa818 said...

I have many, many that I could give you (I watch probably about as many movies as Taren!), but I'll limit myself to one.


Young Patrick Dempsey!

Unknown said...

Long before I became a best-selling YA author, I wrote a book called "Pretty In Pink: The Story Of The 80s Teen Movie". It features chapters on John Hughes, Cameron Crowe,The Brat Pack, gross-out comedies, teen slashers, sports movies, girl movies, science-geek movies, teen romances and classic 80s soundtracks. I can't recommend it highly enough except to say that it's available for $0.01 from Amazon (though you still have to pay the four bucks postage).

Shalonda said...

How did none of us mention E.T.????

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with Alea - John Hughes all the way!

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