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Bodhi Zephyr
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Best movies about the 80s / Movies that are set in the 80s, any favourites? ...any movies capture the era better than most?

Some of the Bret Easton Ellis adaptations capture it best for me, American Psycho, The Informers..

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The Wedding Singer
Donnie Darko
13 Going On 30

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The latter half of Boogie Nights! No one, has captured the late 70's-early 80's like Paul Thomas Anderson does in this masterpiece!
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Napolean Dynamite....love it!
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For U.S.: Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" (1998)
For U.K.: Michael Winterbottom's "24 Hour Party People" (2002)

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"The Last Days of Disco" is great movie!
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All three of Stillman's movies are great. I wish he'd do more films. "Disco" was '98, and he hasn't done a thing since then.
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Fargo takes place in 1987.
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Let's go ahead and throw in:

Adventureland and Hot Tub Time Machine


Wow.. tell me that someone can eventually make a movie about the 80's that will blow me away!

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Valley is Hot Tub Time Machine any good?
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The first 15 minutes of "There's Something About Mary" takes place in the mid-1980's.

The movie "Boyz N' The Hood" first takes place in 1984, before it jumps to the present day 1991.

"Love And Basketball", starts in the early 1980's, then jumps to around 1988, and then jumps to the late 1990's.


Some lesser-known (but excellent) movies...
"In America", which takes place in the early 80's.

"Peter's Friends". The first few minutes takes place in the mid-1980's, then flash-forwards to the present time (1992).

"Game 6" (from 2005). Stars Michael Keaton as a Boston Red Sox fan living in New York City during the 1986 World Series.

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001) with Paul Rudd & Janeane Garofalo
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Great posts, and great ideas everyone, hadn't heard many of these titles... great stuff, got some watchin' to do!

I thought of another one, at least for the HAIR METAL side of the '80s.. 'Rockstar' with good old rapper Markey Mark! [Wink]

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great call on Rockstar. i didn't even think of it, and i own it!

how can anyone forget about Romy & Michelle's Highschool Reunion?!
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"Love And Basketball", starts in the early 1980's, then jumps to around 1988, and then jumps to the late 1990's.
Well remembered StevenHW, rarely gets a mention.

Some of High Fidelity was set in the 80s,
American Psycho,
The Rules Of Attraction
The Lives Of Others (good movie set in East Berlin)
Watchmen (alternative '80s)
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints
No Country For Old Men (supposed to be set in the '80s not that you'd know it)
Charlie Wilson's War

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nice list Kash!

Trainspotting could qualify too

Grosse Pointe Blank / Romy & Michelle, '80s reunions all the way!

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Thrashin'! =)
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Thrashin' is 80s no...
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Just a few I could think of...

Monster

Dumb & Dumberer : When Harry Met Lloyd

American Psycho

Son of Rambow

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Just ordered Prey for Rock & Roll (2003) dvd.

Prey For Rock & Roll is the story of Jacki and her all-girl rock and roll band, Clam Dandy,
who are trying to make it in the LA club scene of the late 1980's.

Anyone seen it?

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hey Atomik, haven't heard of this but I love the sound of it!! LA club scenes, and rock chicks, a winning combination!
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Yeah, i´ll check it out soon and post comments to the 00´s section.
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Cool thanks!
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