good, bad, and ugly:80s movies
movies in the 80s. pt 1: the good
The 80s were a special time a decade that gave us the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Simpsons (arguably the two greatest kid-friendly TV shows), gave us 80s music, and helped spawn VH1's amazing "I Love the 80's" shows. This decade holds a very dear and special place in my heart.
this guy had a hit song, when he sang about being in love with a 16 year old. You can probably guess what decade this song came out in.
One thing that helped define the 80s were its movies
Here are some things to look for in a good 80s movie
1. the presence of Corey Feldman or Rob Lowe
2. cheesiness (there is no good cheesiness but you dont want it to take away from the story)
what makes a good 80s movie?
just ask this guy
I dont know what makes a bad 80s movie, but I know one when I see one.
this list is just a few of the good ones.
Theyre fun, theyre cheesy, good but sometimes over the top acting, and of course they all came out between 1979 and 1990.
remember this TV show would not be as good if there never was a 80s decade
1. The Lost Boys
This movie is perfect 80s and I can prove it.
It has Corey Feldman in an offbeat role.
It came out in the 80s
It has vampires, before they were everywhere.
It has Keifer Sutherland as a bad guy (a role he was meant for)
I can't say how much I enjoyed this movie.
2. Stand by Me
these kids just want to see a dead body. hopefully they wont run into keifer sutherland along the way
Corey Feldman and River Phoenix, nuff said.
If you havent seen this movie, you must.
It's not only a great 80s movie, it is a great great movie, thanks to great directing by Rob Reiner, and incredible acting by Phoenix, Feldman, and Keifer Sutherland.
3. the fabulous baker boys
besides for the year it came out, there is nothing 80s about this movie.
still i love this movie and i couldnt resist putting it in.
jeff bridges gives one of the greatest performances of his career, maybe even the greatest.
this movies is great. michael keaton and jack nicholson did fantastic jobs. batman can and should only be dark or cheesy. adam west made batman cheesy. christopher nolan made batman dark. this movie was dark and cheesy and somehow it worked!
5. the breakfast club
When you think of 80s movies there is only one name that needs to be said: John Hughes. The man is synonymous with adolescent, angst filled, cheesy, contemplative, 80s films. my first and favorite John Hughes film was the breakfast club.
6. ferris buellers day off
hes young, carefree, and hip; and all he wants is to take a day off and drag along his two closest friends.
just a really fun movie. matthew broderick has charisma that really puts this movie over the top of other John Hughes films. basically, you cant not love this movie.
ben stein was enjoyable in this movie, but the great cameo award in this movie goes to Charlie Sheen who stayed up for 48 hours straight to get the look right for his character.
7. st. elmo's fire
The cast is great in this movie. powerful and heartfelt storylines. i really got into this movie.
hopefully if im not too tired i will write about the bad and ugly 80s films as well.
as far as im concerned, this is the only vampire movie ever!
it doesnt get better than this.
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