Sunday, February 2, 2014

TOP 13 GREATEST MOVIES OF THE '80s

TOP 13 GREATEST
MOVIES OF THE '80s
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It was a big decade.
Big hair, big music 
and BIG MOVIES.
Here are the greatest.
Why 13? Why not?
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As I mentioned in our TOP 10 GREATEST DISCO HITS OF THE '70s post last week, my writing partner, Bryan Dumas, and I have been feverishly working on our upcoming book, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD. We recently got off on a tangent during one of our long distance phone conversions in which we discussed at great length a variety of nostalgic topics — including our favorite movies from the '80s. This actually is kinda wacky because Bryan and I both currently are involved in Christian ministry and we have little interest in reliving our dubious pasts. However, occasionally, we still enjoy reflecting on the "old days." The following spot-on and incredibly insightful Top 10 list is the result of our recent conversation. Enjoy!

13
1983 

Only the '80s could have produced 
such an epic. Nick Cage's breakout
starring role, and Deborah Foreman
is adorable, fer sure!


12
1980

All work and no play makes Jack a 
dull boy. Now, gimme the bat, Wendy.

 
11
1982 

Little Opie Cunningham directs
The Fonz in Michael Keaton's first
staring roll. Shelley Long as a call
girl is a bonus."YO, TOWEL BOY!"


10
1983

Christie Brinkley is a total dream.
"Daddy says I'm the best!"


9
1980 

John Travolta and Debra Winger 
sizzle, but Madolyn Smith is the star!


8
1985 

We still love Molly Ringwald. And 
John Bender is still our hero. "You just
bought yourself another Saturday."


1982

A realist and hilarious depiction of
'80s high school life. Countless,
unforgettable and quotable one-liners.
"No Shirts. No Shoes. NO DICE!"


1984 

This movie made us want to move
to Minneapolis and join a band. 
Bryan did, but it didn't quite work
out like it did for "The Kid."
The Time steals the show.
"Say the password, Onion Head!"
1984

Most people will never know how 
much this comedy truly reflects life
on the road with a rock band.
NONE MORE BLACK!
1980 

This movie made the blues cool
again. And it had some of the
best musical performances
(and car chases) ever on film.


1980

The funniest movie ever made. 
The dumbest movie ever made.
And the 3rd greatest movie of
the '80s. "Looks like I picked
the wrong week to quit
amphetamines."


Rodney Dangerfield and
Bill Murray giving their best
movie performances ever.
IT'S IN THE HOLE! 


1
1980

For true movie buffs, this is 
a totally obvious no-brainer.
An epic story,compelling
performances and an
unforgettable soundtrack.
Olivia Newton-John,
Gene Kelly and The Tubes
— one of film's all-time best!


Thanks for stopping by. We hope that these classic movies have brought back some wonderful memories. Stand by, we've got more gripping "lists" on the way. Get ready for THE TOP 10 GREATEST TV SHOWS OF THE '60s — coming soon!

-Christopher Long / Bryan Dumas
(February 2014)


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