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What's your favourite 80's/90's movie?!

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MrsMikeDelfino Thu 31-Jul-14 00:46:41

I've recently started introducing 80's and 90's films to the small peeps.
7 year old's latest obsession is E.T.
So far we've had:

Flight of The Navigator
Back to the Future
Honey I shrunk The Kids

What was your favourite? Doesn't have to be suitable for small ones, as I still love a good 80's/90's film myself.
My favourites are

License To Drive
Lost Boys

Give me some inspiration :-D

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Thu 31-Jul-14 00:52:21

The Breakfast Club

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 31-Jul-14 00:53:28

The Object of my Affection.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 31-Jul-14 00:54:39

Drop dead Fred

Death Becomes Her

Bogeyface Thu 31-Jul-14 01:04:58

aJumped TBC was my first thought too!

MrsMikeDelfino Thu 31-Jul-14 01:04:58

Oh, I loved Drop Dead Fred!
"Dog poo, dog poo, lovely lovely dog poo...." lol
Not going to let mine watch just yet though.They'd absolutely love it but get far too many ideas. grin

MrsMikeDelfino Thu 31-Jul-14 01:06:24


They'd absolutely - obviously. Stoopid laptop keyboard hmm

Bogeyface Thu 31-Jul-14 01:10:10

"Theydolutely" sounds like it should be a word though, dont you think?!

MrsMikeDelfino Thu 31-Jul-14 01:14:01

"Theydolutely" sounds like it should be a word though, dont you think?
Sounds like a good made up word actually. grin

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 31-Jul-14 01:14:12

Another one for kids - Beethoven

mrskitty Thu 31-Jul-14 01:16:27

My absolute favourites are Back to the Future and Pretty in Pink,

For inspiration i'd suggest...
For the kids:
The Goonies (an absolute MUST!)
Uncle Buck
Indiana Jones
Ghost busters
Space Camp

For when they're a bit older:
Pretty in Pink (should've chosen Duckie...)
Some Kind of Wonderful
The Sure Thing
Say Anything
Romancing the Stone
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
St Elmo's Fire

I loved 80s/early 90s films!

Only1scoop Thu 31-Jul-14 01:16:56

The Breakfast Club

MrsMikeDelfino Thu 31-Jul-14 01:17:28

Beethoven! I remember going to the cinema to see that. Went to see Pudsey - The Movie the other day and told them they'd probably like Beethoven too.
Definitely on the 'to watch' list.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 31-Jul-14 01:21:08

Ooh yy to Uncle Buck

Also, My Girl sob!

DiaDuit Thu 31-Jul-14 01:21:09

I loved Home Alone as a child. All the rest of mine have been said.

Oh Top Gun. Still love it now. Not for kids obv grin

CastilianHhhhidalgo Thu 31-Jul-14 01:23:39

There are three things the 80s were brilliant for when it come to films; horror, sci-fi and cheesy fantasy grin

My personal favourites from the 80s are:

The Thing
The Fog
The Keep
The Abyss
Evil Dead
Evil Dead II

More family appropriate:

Neverending Story
The Last Starfighter
The original (theatrical) Star Wars trilogy, cheating a little as the first was 1977 wink

Can't buy me love
Licence to drive
Don't tell mum the babysitter's dead
The adventures of the babysitter
Girls just want to have fun

mrskitty Thu 31-Jul-14 01:26:58

Ooh loved the last starfighter!
Also, what about The Explorers (River Phoenix / Ethan Hawke).

mrskitty Thu 31-Jul-14 01:31:09

And Adventures in Babysitting... I rented that from the video shop soooo many times!

Teen wolf
The secret of my success
The journey of Natty Cannot
The Newsboys
Weird Science.

Oooh I feel a retro filmfest coming on!

mrskitty Thu 31-Jul-14 01:31:53

**Natty Gann, not Natty Cannot!

ShanghaiDiva Thu 31-Jul-14 01:33:06

The sure thing with john cusack is my favourite.

Bogeyface Thu 31-Jul-14 02:15:27

Oh I loved Shag! I had forgotten that one!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Thu 31-Jul-14 02:18:04

Venom (black mamba - fab film)
The Memory of Eva Ryker

Trying hard not to duplicate some of the films already suggested; they'd be on my favourites list too.

Lally112 Thu 31-Jul-14 02:44:40

Overboard, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. The story of my life really just with more livestock and pets and less money.

Yambabe Thu 31-Jul-14 02:50:56

Ghostbusters, Spinal Tap, Fame, Flashdance, Tremors, Lost Boys.......

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