What movies best represent the '80s?

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What movies best represent the '80s?
 

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Back to the Future
 
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Does this pretty much cover it?


8 Million Ways to Die
9 to 5
10 to Midnight
100 Ways To Murder Your Wife
18 Again
3 'O Clock High
48 Hrs
9½ Weeks
About Last Night
Abyss
The Accused
Action Jackson
Adventures In Babysitting
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Aenigma
After Hours
Against All Odds
Akira
Always
Airplane
All About Ah Long
The Allnighter
All of Me
All The Right Moves
Aliens
Altered States
Amadeus
Amazon Women On The Moon
American Gigolo
American Scream
American Flyers
American Werewolf
Angel
Annie
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Apple
April Fools Day
Arthur
Autumn's Tale, An
Avenging Force
Baby Boom
Back To School
Back To The Beach
Back To The Future
Back To The Future II
Bachelor Party
Bad Boys
Bad Taste
Band of the Hand
Batman
Battle Beyond the Stars
Beastmaster
Beat Street
Beetlejuice
Best of The Best
Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas
Best Seller
Better Off Dead
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop II
The Beyond
Big
Big Business
The Big Chill
The Big Easy
Big Shots
Big Trouble in Little China
Bill & Ted's Exc. Adventure
The Black Cat
Black Rain
Black Widow
Blade Runner
Blame It On The Night
Blind Date
The Blob
Bloodsport
Blow Out
Blue Lagoon
Blue Thunder
Blue Velvet
Blues Brothers
BMX Bandits
Body Beat
Body Double
Body Heat
Born on the 4th July
The Boy who could fly
Brainstorm
Brazil
The Breakfast Club
Breakin' [Breakdance]
Breakin' 2:
Electric Boogaloo
Breathless
Brewster's Millions
Brotherhood Of Justice
Bull Durham
The Burbs
Caddyshack
Can't Buy Me Love
Casualties of War
Catholic Boys
Casual Sex?
Cat's Eye
A Certain Sacrifice
Cherry 2000
Children of the Corn
Child's Play
The Chipmunk Adventure
Chorus Line, A
Christine
Christmas Story, A
Circuitry Man
City of the Living Dead
City on Fire
Class
Class of 1984
Clue
Cobra
Cocktail
Cocoon
Color of Money
The Color Purple
Coming To America
Commando
Communion
Conan the Barbarian
CondorMan
Connecticut Yankee in
King Arthur's Court
Contraband
Creepers
Creepshow
Creepshow 2
Critters
Crocodile Dundee
Crossing Delancey
Crossroads
Crystal Heart
Dance Academy
Dance 'til Dawn
Dangerous Liaisons
The Dark Crystal
Darkman
D.A.R.Y.L.
Day of the Dead
Deadly Friend
Dead Heat
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Poet's Society
Dead Zone
Death Wish 2
Death Wish 3
Death Wish 4
Delta Force
Desperately Seeking Susan
Detective School Dropouts
Die Hard
Diner
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Disorderlies
Doctor Detroit
Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Don't Tell Her It's Me
Do the Right Thing
Double Switch
Dr. Alien
The Dragon that Wasn't
Dream a Little Dream
Dream to Believe
Dreamscape
Driving Miss Daisy
Drugstore Cowboy
Earth Girls are Easy
Easy Money
Eating Raoul
Eddie & The Cruisers
Edge of Sanity
Electric Dreams
The Elephant Man
ELVIRA, Mistress Of..
Elvis & Me
Empire Strikes Back
The Entity
Escape from New York
E.T.
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Explorers
The Exterminator
The Fabulous Stains
Fame
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Fatal Attraction
Fear City
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Field of Dreams
Firestarter
First Blood
Fish Called Wanda, A
The Flamingo Kid
Flashdance
Flash Gordon
Fletch
Flight of The Navigator
Flowers in The Attic
The Fly
For Keeps
The Fog
Footloose
For Your Eyes Only
Frankenweenie
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th part II
Fright Night
From Beyond
Full Metal Jacket
F/X
The Gate
Gates Of Hell
Gandhi -New
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
Ghost Writer
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Girls Of Summer
Gleaming the Cube
Glory
Going Undercover
Golden Child
Good Morning, Vietnam
Goonies
Gotcha!
Grandview, USA
Grease II
Great Balls of Fire
Great Mouse Detective
Gregory's Girl
Gremlins
HairSpray
Halloween II
Happy Together
Hardbodies
Heathers
Heaven Help Us
Heavenly Kid
Hello Again
Hellraiser
Hiding Out
Highlander
Hills Have Eyes II
The Hitcher
House
House II
House By The Cemetary
House of Games
Howard The Duck
The Howling
The Hunger
Ice Pirates
Igor and the Lunatics
Illegally Yours
I'm gonna get you Sucka
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Inferno
InnerSpace
Into the Night
Iron Eagle
Irreconcilable Differences
Jack's Back
Johnny Dangerously
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Just One Of The Guys
K-9
Kansas
Karate Kid
Karate Kid Part II
The Killer
Killer Klowns From Outer
Space
The King of Comedy
The Kiss
Krull
Krush Groove
Labyrinth
Ladyhawke
Lady in White
Land Before Time
Last American Virgin
The Last Dragon
The Last Starfighter
The Last Unicorn
Lean on Me
Legend
Legend of Billie Jean
Less than Zero
Lethal Weapon
Licence to Kill
License To Drive
Lifeforce
Light Of Day
Like Father, Like Son
Lisa
Listen to me
Little Darlings
The Little Mermaid
Little Monsters
Little Shop of Horrors
Live and Die in LA
The Living Daylights
The Lonely Lady
Loose Cannons
Lost Boys
Loverboy
Lucas
Mad Max 2
Mad Max 3
Making Mr. Right
Making the Grade
Manhunter
Mannequin
Man with One Red Shoe
Man with Two Brains
Married to the Mob
Mask
Masquerade
Masters of the Universe
Mausoleum
Maximum Overdrive
The Meaning of Life
The Mean Season
Meatballs
Micki & Maude
Midnight Madness
Midnight Run
Millennium
Miracles
Mischief
Mississippi Burning
Modern Girls
The Money Pit
Monkey Shines
The Monster Squad
Moon Over Parador
Monty Python
MoonWalker
Moving Violations
Mr. Mom
Muppets Take Manhattan
My Best Friend
is a Vampire
My Bodyguard
My Mom's a Werewolf
My Science Project
My Stepmother is an Alien
Mystic Pizza
Naked Gun
Name Of The Rose
The Naples Connection
Nat. Lampoons Vacation
Near Dark
Neon Maniacs
Never Ending Story
Never Ending Story II
Never Say Never Again
The New York Ripper
The Night Before
Nightmare on Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street II
Nighthawks
Night Of The Comet
Night Of The Creeps
Night Of The Demons
Night Shift
Nine to Five
No Man's Land -New
No Retreat, No Surrender
No Retreat, No Surrender 2
North Shore
No Way Out
Oliver & Company
Once Bitten
One Crazy Summer
One Dark Night
One from the Heart
Options
Ordinary People
Outrageous Fortune
Outsiders
Overboard
Over The Top
Oxford Blues
Paperhouse
Pass The Ammo
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Pennies From Heaven
Penn & Teller Get Killed
Phenomena
The Pick-Up Artist -New
Pink Floyd: The Wall
The Pirate Movie
Plain Clothes
Planes, Trains &
Automobiles
Platoon
Playing for Keeps
Police Academy
Poltergeist
Poltergeist II
Poltergeist III
Porkys
Predator
Pretty In Pink
The Princess Bride
The Principal
Private Benjamin
Private School
Prom Night
Pulse
Purple Rain
Purple Rose of Cairo
Quest For Fire
Quiet Earth
Rachel Papers
Rad
Raging Bull
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rain Man
Raise The Titanic
Raising Arizona
Rambo
Ratboy
Raw Deal
Re-Animator
Real Genius
Real Men
Reckless
Red Dawn
Reform School Girls
Remo Williams
Renegades
Repo Man
The Rescue
Return of The Jedi
Return Of The Living Dead
Return Of Living Dead II
Return to OZ
Revenge
Revenge of The Nerds
The Right Stuff
Risky Business
Road House
The Road Warrior
Robocop
Rock & Rule
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Romancing The Stone
Rose Petal Place
Roxanne
The Running Man
Running Scared
Rumble Fish
Ruthless People
Sakura Killers
Santa Claus: The Movie
Satisfaction
Savage Streets
Savannah Smiles
Say Anything
Scanners
Scarface
Screwballs
Secret Admirer
Secret of My Success
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Seems Like Old Times
The Sender
Seven Doors Of Death
Seven Minutes in Heaven
Shag: The Movie
Shanghai Surprise
She's Having A Baby
The Shining
Shock Treatment
Short Circuit
Silver Bullet
Sixteen Candles
Six Weeks
Slamdance
Sleepaway Camp
The Smuggler
Society
Solarbabies
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Something Wild
Somewhere In Time
Sorority Babes in Slimeball
Bowl-O-Rama
Soul Man
Southern Comfort
Spaceballs
Space Camp
Space Mutiny
Spinal Tap
Splash
Spring Break
Spring Fever
St. Elmo's Fire
Stakeout
Stand By Me
Starchaser: Legend of Orin
Starman
Star Trek II:
Star Trek III:
The search for Spock
Star Trek IV:
The Voyage Home
Staying Alive
Staying Together
Stewardess School
Stop Making Sense
Strange Brew
Streets of Fire
Stripes
The Stuff
Suburbia
Sudden Impact
Summer Rental
Summer School
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV
Supergirl
The Sure Thing
Switching Channels
The Sword and the Sorcerer
T.A.P.S.
Teen Witch
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf Too
Tenebre
Tequila Sunrise
Terminator
Terms Of Endearment
Tex
Thief
Thief of Hearts
The Thing
They Live
This is Spinal Tap
Thrashin'
Three for the Road
Throw Momma From
The Train
Thunder Run
Time Bandits
Times Square
To live and Die in LA
Tokyo Pop
Tootsie
Top Gun
Top Secret
Tough Guys
Toxic Avenger
Trading Places
Trancers
Transformers: Movie
Tremors
Trick or Treat
Troll
Tron
Troop Beverly Hills
Tuff Turf
Turk 182!
Twilight Zone: Movie
Twins
Two Of A Kind
UHF
Uncle Buck
Uncommon Valor
Under The Cherry Moon
The Untouchables
Urban Cowboy
Used Cars
Valet Girls
Valley Girl
Vamp
Vibes
Vice Versa
Victor / Victoria
Videodrome
View to a Kill
Vision Quest
Voyage of the Rock Aliens
Wall Street
WarGames
War Of The Roses
Watcher in the Woods
Weekend At Bernie's
Weird Science
Welcome to 18
When Harry Met Sally
White Dog
White Nights
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who's That Girl
The Wild Life
Willow
Winners Take All
Withnail and I
Without a Clue
Without a Trace
Witness
The Wizard
Wizard of Speed and Time
Wolfen
Woman In Red
Working Girl
The Worst Witch
Worth Winning
The Wraith
The Wrong Guys
Xanadu
Youngblood
Young Einstein
Young Guns
Young Sherlock Holmes
Zapped!
Zone Troopers
 

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Ah yes after taking a gander at that giant list I'll have to go with "The Stuff"

Yes the Stuff, cant get enough of the Stuff. That yogurty like dessert that ate people from the inside out, and also starred Garrett Morris. That was the 80's in a nutshell !
 

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Rivers Edge.........
....or one of those Traci Lords flicks
 

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When I think 80s, I think neon lights, pink & turquoise. So I'll have to say "Cocktail" even though I never saw the flick.
 

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  • Repo Man
  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Risky Business
  • Salvador
 

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See I thought Ronnie B's question was what film captured the ideals of the 80s?
 

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Trading Places...comedic take off on the greed of the 80s and the (still) widening gap between the "haves" and "have nots"
 

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First movies that popped in my head were:

Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Stand by Me (growing up, teen angst)

Gremlins ("scary" movie that has no real death or gore)

Terminator (hopelessness about the future, assuming that we are eventually going to destroy ourselves)

Weekend at Bernie's (exemplifies a bad 80's movie that I will still watch anyway)

Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the Fourth of July

Scarface

Blade Runner

Escape from New York

That's all I got. Haven't heard the show yet so I don't know if that's in the spirit of the discussion.
 

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First movies that popped in my head were:

Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Stand by Me (growing up, teen angst)

Gremlins ("scary" movie that has no real death or gore)

Terminator (hopelessness about the future, assuming that we are eventually going to destroy ourselves)

Weekend at Bernie's (exemplifies a bad 80's movie that I will still watch anyway)

Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the Fourth of July

Scarface

Blade Runner

Escape from New York

That's all I got. Haven't heard the show yet so I don't know if that's in the spirit of the discussion.
absolutely not even close. even if you didn't hear the show, how would three movies about vietnam represent the 80's?


best one i thought of that wasn't mentioned:

war of the roses
 
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