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KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Dec-15 16:12:54


We have a cracking Christmas give-away! <thumbs festive braces>

To celebrate the release of Pixels, which is out to own on Blu-ray and DVD now, we’re giving away not one, but THREE sets of Pac-Man speakers, headphones and, natch, a copy of the DVD!

What do you MEAN you haven't seen it?! In short:

When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth using games like PAC-MAN™, Donkey Kong™, Galaga™, Centipede® and Space Invaders™ as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. <air punch>

Sound good? All you gotta do is answer our question on the thread below:

Which is the ultimate 80s film and why?

Good luck!

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AnyoneButSanta Fri 11-Dec-15 16:17:04

Ultimate 80s film for me is Working Girl. It really cemented the idea of the yuppy dream - for good and ill.

Best film of the 1980s OTOH also stars Big Sig: Aliens but it's not an "80s film" it's a brilliant film that happens to have been made in the 80s.

Tuiles Fri 11-Dec-15 16:22:30

The Breakfast Club <gavel>

Ultimate angsty movie, practically defines teen-hood in the 80s.

Probably unwatchable now grin

CMOTDibbler Fri 11-Dec-15 16:30:44

My favourite is Some Kind of Wonderful. I do have a soft spot for Top Gun, but because I love the flight scenes, not the people bits.

Hissy Fri 11-Dec-15 16:35:01

Tempted as I a. To put Back in the Future, which IS an amazingly brilliant 80s film, i shall actually opt for BIG, with Tom Hanks. It showcases the 80s from what was cool from the perspective of a kid and also as an adult.

Indantherene Fri 11-Dec-15 16:44:20

There are so many it's hard to choose. But I'm going for Clockwise. It's British, it's about the school system and it sums up life in the UK in the 1980s.

Otherwise it would have to be the Lost Boys. Just because.

ChippyMinton Fri 11-Dec-15 16:46:40

I'm rather partial to Planes, Trains and Automobiles with John Candy and Steve Martin smile

Carolle Fri 11-Dec-15 18:10:33

Pretty in Pink, Mollie Ringwald was fantastic

Lurleene Fri 11-Dec-15 18:14:09

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure because it is actually the BEST FILM EVER. And it's extremely educational about history and stuff.

RoseDog Fri 11-Dec-15 18:16:50

E.T, was made the year I was born but I have watched it so many times, I just love sitting watching it and still cry even when it was on TV last weekend, watching it always makes feel like I am a child again.

duckbilled Fri 11-Dec-15 18:20:58

For me it has to be stand by me. I grew up watching it and thought it was funny and cool as a young teenager. Watching now as a adult is a completely different experience, the way it explores death and loss through the eyes of a child is brilliant.

CremeBrulee Fri 11-Dec-15 18:20:58

Love all those mentioned so far but can't believe no-one has suggested St Elmo's Fire!

The angst, the drama, a young Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez. Need I say more??

SoupDragon Fri 11-Dec-15 18:22:46

My favourite 1980s film was Tron. At the time, it was technologically brilliant and I loved it.

mapmyface Fri 11-Dec-15 18:27:26

Has to be dirty dancing, I was allowed to watch it as a child and i still love it now.

Epilepsyhelp Fri 11-Dec-15 18:37:53

Shirley it has to be Airplane?! No matter how often I watch it I still cry with laughter every time.

NerrSnerr Sat 12-Dec-15 07:59:18

Crocodile Dundee! Love it so much. You call that a knife?

Back to the Future! SO much fun. I recently watched it with DS and he loved it! The second one where they go into the future (2015!) is hilarious. Their version of our "now" still has fax machines, for example. grin

InMySpareTime Sat 12-Dec-15 08:06:50

The Goonies!
Adventure, peril, baddies, bicycles, what's not to like?

leanneth Thu 17-Dec-15 03:26:43

Big - I'm an 80s child and like most children, at times wished I was an adult so loved watching this! Even now though, I can't walk past a giant floor keyboard without trying to play chopsticks!

glentherednosedbattleostrich Thu 17-Dec-15 03:33:28

Gremlins, cute mogwi, cool baddies, the perfect Christmas film.

Or top gun. Bad music, a hot val kilmer, goose

Or goonies

Sixgeese Thu 17-Dec-15 13:05:10

For me it is a toss up between Working Girl and Breakfast club as my favourite.

I love the themes of the Breakfast club, that scene at the end when they realise that no matter how close they are on the Saturday, come Monday they will go back to not acknowledging each other at school because of what their friends would think.

As for Working Girl, it was the first Video I ever owned, brilliant film.

But then there is Ferris...the 80's the decade of fabulous films!

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-Dec-15 11:15:55

Thanks so much for your entries, everyone!

We've chosen a winner and the competition is now closed fsmile

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