Do you know 80's Movies?

What is your favorite 80's movie? What is it about??


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14 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Grease 2

    And "by definition alone, they're inferior films." Don't let the title mislead you. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are not back for the second installment. I was disappointed the first time I saw it, because I was expecting another Grease

    19. About Last Night

    For better or worse, David Mamet's hit play Sexual Perversity in Chicago is watered down into this romantic comedy about a couple (played by Rob Lowe and Demi Moore) who get together and then fall apart due to Lowe's character's inability to commit. Jim Belushi is in the movie too.

    18. Staying Alive

    Highly recommended--for Saturday Night Fever completists and connoisseurs of bad movies. This notable dud updates the story of Tony Manero (John Travolta), the disco prince from Fever, as he heads across the river to Manhattan and tries to make it as a dancer on Broadway.

    17. Xanadu

    Xanadu, Why do people criticize you so? All you ever wanted was to make people sing along, throw on a pair of roller skates, and boogie with Olivia Newton-John and ELO! I LOVED this movie as a kid. Read

    16. Urban Cowboy

    John Travolta traded in disco duds for a cowboy hat in this corny love story about a working man who breaks up with his girlfriend (Debra Winger), then plays out their relationship's turmoil inside a huge honky-tonk called Gilley's

    15. Can't Buy Me Love

    Known as BOY RENTS GIRL during production, story has nerdy Dempsey paying senior heartthrob Peterson a hard-earned grand to pose as his girlfriend, correctly surmising his own stock will rise.

    14. Working Girl

    Melanie Griffith had a fling with stardom in this Mike Nichols comedy about an executive secretary (Griffith) who can't get her deserved shot at upward mobility in the brokerage industry. Hardly taken seriously by male bosses...

    13. Footloose

    Ren (Kevin Bacon) is a city boy who has moved to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. Of course, since Ren is the new kid in town..

    12. Splash

    Tom Hanks was a relatively unknown TV actor with a sitcom as his biggest credit when relatively unknown director Ron Howard...

    11. Vision Quest

    This film wraps up the big wrestling match that Terry Davis's novel left unresolved. It also makes Carla (Linda Fiorentino, in her screen debut) less of a bad girl.

    10. Mannequin

    This movie was one I had seen sometime when I was a kid, and now that I'm older, it's pretty interesting! I'm a kid born in the 80's who wished it would never end, and this has the perfect chemistry.

    9. Valley Girl

    Fun Fun Fun!! That's what the 80's was all about. This movie is still unbelievable, even 18 years after it was released in theaters. If you want a great 80s movie....

    8. Pretty In Pink

    The era of Molly Ringwald's profitable collaboration with writer-producer-director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) was at its peak with this 1986 film..

    7. Dirty Dancing

    As with Grease (1978) and Footloose (1984) before it, Dirty Dancing was a cultural phenomenon that now plays more like camp.

    6. Sixteen Candles


    Sixteen Candles is another classic 80's teen/high school film. It's one of the rare ones that is actually great and memorable. The film starts teen queen Molly Ringwald as Sam, your normal... Read More...


    5. Some Kind of



    I consider this one of the top five best teen movies of the 80's [Can't Buy Me Love, Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science]. Additionally, I think it tops its sibling film, Pretty in Pink. Read More...


    4. When Harry Met



    When Harry Met Sally is the best romantic comedy ever. Meg Ryan is gorgeous and Billy Crystal is charming. It's about Harry, just a normal guy... Read More...


    3. Top Gun


    I grew up in the 80's, but I didn't really watch Top Gun until a few years ago. I definitely saw what all the fuss was about when just about everybody mentioned Top Gun as one of their favorite movies of all time. Read More...


    2. An Officer and a



    Richard Gere plays an enrollee at a Naval officers candidate school, and Debra Winger is the woman who wants him. That's pretty much it, story-wise, in this romantic drama... Read More...


    1. Pretty Woman


    The 80's was quite an era for movies with The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Goonies. However there is one movie which stands out in my mind, Pretty Woma

  • Mirell
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I love the 80's.

    The Breakfast Club

    Sixteen Candles

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Dead Poet's Society


    Pretty In Pink

    The Princess Bride

    The Goonies

    When Harry Met Sally

    Back to the Future

    Top Gun

    Dirty Dancing

    Sorry for having so many, I couldn't just pick one!

  • csi83
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Shining

    Full Metal Jacket

    Raging Bull

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off


    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

  • 1 decade ago

    Too numerous to mention, but I'll try.

    Pink Floyd The Wall (might have been '79)



    Return of the Pink Panther

    They Live

    Deadly Friend

    Bad Dreams

    The Whoopie Boys

    Nice Girls Don't Explode

    The Highlander

    Ordinary People


    The Goonies

    Halloween 1 and 3

    Nightmare on Elm Street

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Purple Rain

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  • 1 decade ago

    The 80's was a great decade for movies... there was Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's fire, Bill and Ted's excellent adventure, The Blue lagoon and my favorite suspense movie, 10 to midnight....Check it out....

  • 1 decade ago

    The Goonies! It's about a group of kids that go on a quest for buried treasure. It's a good movie. It has Anne Ramsey (who played momma from "Throw Momma from the train") and it has Sean Astin before he was Sam from "Lord of the Rings". It's a fun movie.

  • 1 decade ago

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun. It's with Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt. She wanted to dance on this show but her strict dad would let her. She ends up dancing on the show and gets the guy. Fun movie.

  • 5 years ago

    The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, The Lost Boys, All The Right Moves, Top Gun, Cocktail, The Outsiders, The Karate Kid, Adventures In Babysitting.

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite 80s movie is Baby Boom.

  • Kiri
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    So many!

    Breakfast Club - 5 kids from different backgrounds (eg one's a dork, one's a rebel) get stuck together in detention & get to know each other. Plenty of great one-liners, a definite classic!

    Just one of the guys - girl feels discriminated against due to losing a summer job to a guy, so she chops her hair & goes to another high school dressed as a guy (social experiment, you know the deal). Sweet & funny.

    Can't buy me love - someone already mentioned it. Dork pays popular girl money to date him so as to up his social status. Patrick Dempsey - so cute!

    Class - guy tries to get laid with unexpected results.

    Breakdance - dance movie with hideous outfits...nice girl makes new friends & joins them in a breakdancing group. I've run out of steam doing these reviews, so I'm shutting up now...Enjoy!!

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