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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
#1 as far as movies are Concerned. A complete ranking would be interesting if you are that schooled in 80s movies.
Myself would put 1984 #1.
Posted by Jakey V (Member # 37348) on :
I've always thought 1983 was the coolest year for entertainment
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
The Karate Kid films and Once Upon A Time In America are my all time faves so gotta go with 1984. Plus it has one of the best Christmas films, Gremlins [Smile]
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
I see we agree Helen S. Some others from 84 are Ghostbusters Romancing the Stone
Indy Jones The Terminator
Beverly Hills Cop Nightmare on Elm St
Splash Footloose
The Natural Bachelor Party
16 Candles Red Dawn
Revenge of the Nerds Blame it on RIO
Against all Odds

1983 was pretty goodJakey V. What are your favorites?
I gotta say Vacation, TRading Places and WarGames were fantastic.
Posted by Jakey V (Member # 37348) on :
1983 was pretty goodJakey V. What are your favorites?
I gotta say Vacation, TRading Places and WarGames were fantastic. [/QB]

Those ones, plus I can think of Private School, Return of the Jedi, Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin', I'm sure there's more. Great TV, music and video games from that year, too.
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
I agree with all that has been said - I will try to make a case for 1985 as it always seems to be the most mentioned year when more recent movies flash back to the 80's. Also, 1985 spawned a lot of good movies obviously.


The Breakfast Club
Weird Science
European Vacation
The Goonies
Back to the Future
Teen Wolf
Rocky IV
Pale Rider
Mask - don't watch this movie with your mother. My mum went to pieces at the end. I have to admit though I had to try pretty hard to hold the tears in.
Better Off Dead
Explorers (The first half anyway)
Real Genius
After Hours
St. Elmo's Fire
Runaway Train
The Sure Thing
Santa Claus: The Movie - loved this as a kid but checked it out recently and could not sit through it.

I would say that overall though 83-88 were the five best years of the 80's for good movie output (or is that 6 years, you know what I mean [Roll Eyes] )

Now someone needs to make a case for 81 or 82.
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
In my opinion, everything went downhill pretty fast after '86.
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
I dunno man, I mean a lot of good movies came out in 87/88 - I think it did go rapidly downhill after that although 89 still had a few good movies too.
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
I think every year from the 80s was a great year for releases,especially the first half of the decade.

Great question terd but looking through at the yearly imdb film listings a near on Impossible one to answer!
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
Chicken [Razz]
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
This is tough but i have to say ´86.

Armour of God - Jackie in action and almost killed himself.
Avenging Force - The best Dudikoff film.
Big Trouble in Little China - Another Carpenter classic.
Blue Velvet - Lynch in top form.
F/X - Highly entertaining and intelligent thriller.
Ferris Bueller´s Day Off - Another Hughes masterpiece.
The Fly - This is how you do a remake.
Highlander - Superstylish Mulcahy masterpiece.
The Hitcher - C. Thomas and Hauer in a game that takes your breath away.
Night of the Creeps - Fred Dekker is a genius.
Platoon - Stone was still on fire.
The Wraith - The cast, those Arizona roads and that hard rockin´ soundtrack.

Plus many, many more...

[ 23. October 2015, 06:43: Message edited by: aTomiK ]
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
Mid '84 to mid '85. See what I did there?! Zing! That little net catches the best of the movies!
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
Atomik. 86 was very good but 84 had a lot more blockbusters.
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
Just researched 1989 flicks.WOW! The top money maker, Batman, put me to sleep. Not a good movie year.
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
89 was not bad in my opinion. I never liked any of the Batman movies but I think there were a reasonable amount of good movies that came out in 89. Many of which I saw at the cinema

Black Rain
Christmas Vacation
The Last Crusade
Field of Dreams
Dead Poets Society
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Tango & Cash
Licence to Kill

These are just a few but I am sure there are more.
Posted by All for Noms and Noms for all... (Member # 2688) on :

Master of Puppets - Metallica.

Nuff said.

Bow to Leper Noms-iah [Cool]
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
[QUOTE]Originally posted by All for Noms and Noms for all...:
[QB] 1986

Bow to Leper Noms-iah [Cool]
Very creative Noms. [Big Grin]
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
Some good ones you mentioned Bernie.
Ill add
War of the Roses
Uncle Buck
Say Anything
Indy Jones & Last Crusade
Major League
Skin Deep
She Devil
Gleaming the Cube and theres more fun movies from 89 but compared to other years in the 80s I just think its one of the weaker years.
Weekend at Bernies wasn't bad either [Wink]
Posted by April Fool (Member # 37390) on :
I loved 1984/1985- because I was 16 years old...and I was allowed to date then, so we always went to the movies on the weekend. First movie I saw on a date was
Terror in the Aisles

So, I love that time for movies.
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
This is a great topic to discuss. I have always thought that 1984 has wrung supreme as far as movies and music go. As everyone has already mentioned above, a ton of popular movies and great songs that really helped to define the decade.
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
Dang it...I was just doing a scan of movies from each year in the early 80's...I just can't pick!! When I think "80's", the year most prominent for me is 1984....I love those four little numbers!

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