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We need a list of the top 100 movies of the 80s!

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    Thumbs up We need a list of the top 100 movies of the 80s!

    In the fine tradition of the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies lists, I think that we should make a list of the Top 100 Movies Of The 80s. I feel that this decade was a wonderful time for movies. If I could get assistance from the higher-ups of this fine board, maybe we could make this a poll, and then possibly make a TV special out of the results. We need a list of potential nominees first. I could probably think of a few dozen off the top of my head (Some of these are personal favorites that I feel are representative of the decade, while others are those that have been acknowledged by many media types as being defining of the era):

    "The Breakfast Club"
    "16 Candles"
    "Pretty In Pink"
    "Working Girl"
    "Beverly Hills Cop"
    "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
    "Flashdance"
    "Footloose"
    "The Great Muppet Caper"
    "The Muppets Take Manhattan"
    "Krush Groove"
    "Stop Making Sense"
    "Desperately Seeking Susan"
    "Lethal Weapon"
    "Earth Girls Are Easy"
    "The Blues Brothers"
    "Spaceballs"
    "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"
    "The Wild Life"
    "Streets Of Fire"
    "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"
    "Tapeheads"
    "Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird"
    "Back To The Future"
    "E.T"
    The "Indiana Jones" trilogy
    "Gremlins"
    "The Goonies"
    "Better Off Dead"
    "Revenge Of The Nerds"
    "UHF"

    More suggestions are welcome. I would really like to work on this project, and perhaps I might have support from this board and its members.


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    Cool idea...we'll see what Sal has to say In the meantime, here's a few more additions:

    "The Empire Strikes Back"
    "Porky's"
    "Return of the Jedi"
    "Ghostbusters"
    "The Karate Kid"
    "Crocodile Dundee"
    "Top Gun"
    "Good Morning, Vietnam"
    "Coming to America"
    "Die Hard"
    "Batman"

    Just to name a few

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    Hey! I like this idea.. I don't know how much I could contribute though. Although I can add ONE: St. Elmo's Fire.. Right? I never saw it, but I've heard about it. Sure, let's get this going. We can work it out somehow.. Who else can think of some 80s movies that defined the decade which are NOT listed up above?

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    You've never seen St. Elmo's Fire? Oh, my! You are missing one of the greatest movies EVER!!! Go, Run, get to Blockbuster and rent it my man!


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    Funny you should mention St. Elmo's Fire....I had just flipped on the tube one night (forget when) and there it was...I only got to see like the last hour of it...wasn't bad. It had this kick ass instrumental at the end though that I ended up making a MIDI for Well, maybe not exactly kick ass, but I liked it Gave me something to do on the 'ol keyboard

    I'm gonna have to set up a spot for my original MIDI at my 80sXchange site at some point...

    ANYWAY, now that I've gotten completely off topic, a few more movies as they pop into my mind:

    "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
    "Child's Play"
    "Rocky IV"
    "Rambo: First Blood pt. 2"
    "Trading Places"
    "Legend"
    "Labrynth"
    "The Terminator"
    "Bloodsport"

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    Wow, I think you guys have named all of the best ones. I was going to add St. Elmo's Fire, but I got beat.
    The only other one I have to offer is Xanadu.
    Wait, was Dirty Dancing up there somewhere?

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    Don't forget Mannequin!! And Disney's Little Mermaid (1989) (Hey, it's one of their best!) and E.T. if no one else already said so.

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    Sometimes I don't know who you peopole ARE anymore
    You didn't mention "The Neverending Story"
    I'm sorry, I..I...have to go do something.

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    Oh my God! I can't believe we forgot it! Also, "Real Genius"!! Geez! Val Kilmer's finest, I might add...

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    Lightbulb

    Here are 5 more movies to add to the list:

    "Purple Rain"
    "Caddyshack"
    "Repo Man"
    "Into The Night"
    "Back To School"

    Oh, wait, how 'bout these?:

    "Ruthless People"
    "Outrageous Fortune"
    "Down And Out In Beverly Hills"
    "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
    "Adventures In Babysitting"
    "Amazon Women On The Moon"
    "Airplane!"
    "The Naked Gun"
    "Dirty Dancing" (mentioned for Astrogirl)
    "Tango & Cash"

    This could be big!

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    Reagen...I am soooooo ashamed of not remembering that one...it's one of my favorites! (I'm a fantasy buff )

    A few more...(I hope I'm not repeating):

    "Stir Crazy"
    "Stripes"
    "Twins"
    "An Officer and a Gentleman"
    "War Games"
    "Rain Man"
    "The Color Purple"
    "Driving Miss Daisy"
    "Fatal Attraction"
    "Three Men and a Baby"
    "The Untouchables"
    "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

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    Talking

    "Wall Street"
    "Broadcast News"
    "Body Double"
    "A Christmas Story"
    "Flight Of The Navigator"
    "Supergirl"
    "The Chipmunk Adventure"
    "The Last Dragon"
    "Breakin'" and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo"
    "The Hunger"
    "Cocktail"
    "The Color Of Money"
    "Xanadu" (to make it official)

    Rock the 80s!

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    Did anyone say Explorers yet? How about Toy Soldiers?

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    I hope I'm not alone on this one, how about "The Last American Virgin."

    Here are some more:

    "48 Hours"
    "About Last Night"
    "Arthur"
    "Brewster's Millions"
    "Bustin' Loose"
    "Can't Buy Me Love"
    "The Cannonball Run"
    "Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams"
    "Class"
    "Electric Dreams"
    "The Final Countdown"
    "Fletch"
    "Heavy Metal"
    "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
    "National Lampoon's Vacation"
    "Police Academy"
    "Risky Business"
    "Say Anything"
    "Some Kind of Wonderful"
    "Teachers"
    "Twilight Zone: The Movie"
    "Up the Academy" (This is probably just me)
    "Urban Cowboy"
    "Valley Girl"
    "Weird Science"

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    Cool

    HOLD ON! Ok, as of outofplacechild's last post, we hit the 100 mark. I made a list of those first 100... CLICK HERE to check that out. Now we have to decide which from the current list get replaced with the new suggestions. (keep in mind, this will only be updated on weekends due to my busy weekday schedule).

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    Wow! That was a quick 100! Here is Roemello's link in case you missed it:

    http://roemello.80sxchange.com/movielist.html

    Wow! Okay, how are we going to arrange this list? And should more be added and some be replaced? AstroGirl and TJ added some more.. Are they being left out? We should probably bring the list to 200 and weed out 101-200 to finish it off...

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    Am I blind or did I miss RED DAWN, VISION QUEST and EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS? Three of my favorites! Was THE OUTSIDERS there?

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    Hmm. The Outsiders. That was a good movie.. Now, of course Red Dawn.. That was an amazing movie! I hope that was on the list. If not, we'll have to add it.. can't forget that one. Or The Outsiders.. Eddie and the Cruisers.. Not sure if I remember that one... The list grows...

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    That sounds good, Sal. We can make it a 200-movie list, and then weed out from there the 100 movies that best captured the 80s. If I had known that there would be more than 100 possible nominees, I would have said something. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Sal. Now, let's start the adding

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    No one mentioned Blade Runner. :crying2 It is <u> THE </u> Best Science Fiction movie ever, but especially of the 80's! It is so good! Harrison Ford rocks in this. If you haven't seen it you must run out and rent it! I love that movie.

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