1980's movies

(44 Posts)
Tilpop Fri 01-May-20 18:34:49

Hi all

DH and I are watching movies from when we were kids (1980's). Things like Beverley Hills Cop / Coming to America / Ghostbusters / Die Hard etc. I'm running out of ideas, of what else to watch. Has anyone any idea please?

Thank You

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neverknewsomany Fri 01-May-20 18:39:07

Can't buy me love and fast times at ridgemont high.

TheGirlFromStoryville Fri 01-May-20 18:44:23

I love all the Brat pack films.
Fave though is the Lost Boys. Great soundtrack too!

tellmewhentheLangshiplandscoz Fri 01-May-20 18:47:12

Aaahh love Lost Boys. Jason Patric was beautiful in it.
Top Gun
Stand by me
Raging Bull

Cheeseycheeseycheesecheese Fri 01-May-20 18:47:47

Can't beat the Brat Pack.


Flashdance, Footloose, Fame etc

Carouselfish Fri 01-May-20 18:53:09

Young Guns!!! Tremors, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, HAL, The Shining, Leaving Las Vegas, Wild at Heart, Splash, Big.

Tilpop Fri 01-May-20 18:53:57

Great ideas thank you smile

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tempestterra Fri 01-May-20 18:56:18

Time bandits
Withnail & I
Short circuit
Back to the future

didldidi Fri 01-May-20 18:57:53

Trading places
Police Academy

CadburySpira Sat 02-May-20 15:35:52

The Money Pit

BeMoreZenLike Mon 04-May-20 01:54:46

John Hughes films!!
Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles
Pretty in PinWeird Science
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Uncle Buck

The Never Ending Story
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Dirty Dancing
Stand by Me
Back to the Future
The Outsiders
The Princess Bride
Top Gun

BeMoreZenLike Mon 04-May-20 02:02:02

Raising Arizona
When Harry Met Sally
Karate Kid
Dead Poets Soc
Star wars
The colour Purple
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown

waaahhh Mon 04-May-20 02:06:40

D.A.R.Y.L - brilliant film

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 04-May-20 02:09:38

More 90's but Demolition Man.

Taddda Mon 04-May-20 02:22:31

Big Trouble in little China
Weird Science
Best of the Best
St Elmos Fire
Watership Down

Theres a cartoon called 'A flight of Dragons' that I loved when I was a kid, couldn't find it for years then a friend bought me the DVD from the states as an unexpected pressie...couldn't even remember mentioning it but was such a lovely surprise...it might look dated but it's still such a beautiful 80's animation!

Also an 80's series called 'Box of Delights'...there on YouTube- Hope someone remakes those one day....

Buttybach Mon 04-May-20 02:28:36

St. Elmo's fire
Breakfast club
Say anything
Girls just wanna have fun
Pretty in pink
Fresh horses
Oxford blues
Stand by me

lardass88 Mon 04-May-20 02:35:11

Flight of the navigator. The secret of my success.

elp30 Mon 04-May-20 03:14:54

The Outsiders
-Most American kids have to read the book at school & watch the film and most will tear up when you say, "Stay Gold, Pony Boy"

-Gorgeous and young Tim Hutton, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise and the great George C Scott

Ordinary People
-Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton in an Oscar winning performance at age 20. It's about the disintegration of a family after a death. It's heavy but wonderful.

Less Than Zero
-Drugs, rich kids and Robert Downey Jr--yum

Better Off Dead
-It is totally silly but a cult classic. "Where's my $2?"

Coal Miner's Daughter
-Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn. I was never a fan of country music or Loretta but this totally changed my mind. Interesting story.

-Silly and fun. "Don't call me Shirley"

American Werewolf in London

-Dudley Moore's infectious laugh is totally worth the time to watch it.

History of the World, Part 1
-Mel Brooks and total silliness

Falling in Love
-De Niro and Meryl Streep--sigh

Terms of Endearment
-Filmed in my current city and I still cry at the end

-Hell yeah!

-Cher & Streep in a true life drama about a whistleblower in a nuclear factory

Red Dawn

Police Academy Films
-My husband made me add this

-Isabella Rossellini is wonderful in this but I do have a slight crush on her

-It still creeps me out

Working Girl
-Everyone has huge hair in this! I love the 80's

84 Charing Cross Road
-Endearing film with Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft that spans years and across the ocean.

Stand and Deliver
-Edward James Olmos earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Jamie Escalante, a math teacher who challenges his students in East L.A. to take the Advanced Placement Calculus test despite their deprived backgrounds and family problems. Wonderful film.

Jewel of the Nile & Romancing the Stone
-husband had me add these since he has a Kathleen Turner fixation. I'll allow it because she was indeed beautiful and the movies were great fun and Billy Ocean is a great singer

The 80's had great films.

SkiingIsHeaven Mon 04-May-20 03:17:48

The Outsiders.

What a cast! Great film.

Astella22 Mon 04-May-20 03:21:36


MummyFriend Mon 04-May-20 03:30:44

Back to the future
The princess bride
Risky business
The last starfighter
Dead poet's society
Lethal weapon
The Blues brothers
Planes, Trains and automobiles
Uncle Buck
The terminator

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 27-Jun-20 21:08:13

Just appreciating the thread OP, I love all things 80’s, especially Movies and music! All suggestions on here are great!!! Makes me want to have an 80’s binge.

ClattyPat Sat 27-Jun-20 21:09:48

Anything with Kurt Russell would be a good choice.

MarmiteyCrumpets Sat 27-Jun-20 21:17:06

Planes Trains and Automobiles and
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for a good uncomplicated laugh

When Harry Met Sally for a classic 80s romcom

LA Story - okay this is 1991, but it's such a romantic film I think it deserves a mention

Hope And Glory - a look at the Blitz through the eyes of a young boy

Chicchicchicchiclana Sat 27-Jun-20 21:25:06

Terms of Endearment - one of the best movies of all rime 😢💔.

Withnail and I - hard to believe it was made so long ago as it still feels so relevant.

All That Jazz (1979) and Postcards From The Edge (1991) deserve a viewing even though they don't quite qualify.

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