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The Underrated 80s & 90s


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Leading off with 1980:

 

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1. ORDINARY PEOPLE

2. PRIVATE BENJAMIN

3. 9 TO 5

4. COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER

5. AIRPLANE!

6. SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES

7. THE SHINING

8. FAME

9. ATLANTIC CITY

10. BREAKER MORANT and FATSO (tie)

 

Honorable Mentions: THE ELEPHANT MAN; AMERICAN GIGOLO; CRUISING; and FRIDAY THE 13TH.

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I don't have any favorites from any particular year but my favorites of the 80's are

1. The Thing (1982)

2. Blade Runner (1982)

3. Blue Velvet (1986)

4. Victor/Victoria (1982)

5. Escape From New York (1981)

6. Stop Making Sense (1985)

7. Nighthawks (1981)

8. Barfly (1987)

9. Predator (1987)

10. Videodrome (1982)

 

Runner-ups: Scanners (1980), House of Long Shadows (1985), 10 to Midnight (1983), Death Wish III (1985), The Dead Zone (1983) and Under the Cherry Moon (1986). Under the Cherry Moon is so bad it's good :)

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For 1981:

 

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1. ON GOLDEN POND

2. EXCALIBUR

3. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

4. CHARIOTS OF FIRE

5. BODY HEAT

6. ARTHUR

7. REDS

8. THE FOUR SEASONS

9. RAGTIME

10. ABSENCE OF MALICE

 

Honorable Mentions: TAPS; THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN; THE FOX AND THE HOUND; and PENNIES FROM HEAVEN.

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1981

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

On Golden Pond

Escape from NY

Fox and the Hound

Great Muppet Caper

The Postman Always Rings Twice

 

1982

ET

Poltergeist

Dark Crystal

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

The Thing

Secret of NIMH

Tron

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The Last Unicorn

48 Hours

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> Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

Actually the original title was:

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

When Paramount placed all of the films into a gift set recently they tried to market the set by placing the name of the character in front of the film titles. Sort of what they have done with the Jack Ryan films.

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1982

 

Swamp Thing

 

Conan the Barbarian

 

*Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan*

 

Poltergeist

 

Firefox

 

The Thing

 

Blade Runner

 

An Officer and a Gentleman

 

The Beastmaster

 

First Blood

 

The Verdict

 

The Year of Living Dangerously

 

Honkytonk Man

 

Jake in the Heartland

 

Edited by: JakeHolman on Feb 1, 2014 1:35 PM

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The year 1982:

 

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1. MISSING

2. VICTOR/VICTORIA

3. E.T.

4. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

5. TOOTSIE

6. THE VERDICT

7. MAKING LOVE

8. I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES

9. GANDHI

10. EVIL UNDER THE SUN and POLTERGEIST (tie)

 

Honorable Mentions: DINER; BLADE RUNNER; ANNIE; MONSIGNOR; and CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

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Under the Cherry Moon, oy what a stinker! You're right, it's so bad it's good lol.

 

Barfly....wow....I just couldn't get past the whole Frank Stallone/tough guy bartender thing in that movie.

 

Speaking of Faye Dunaway, how about "Mommie Dearest"? Pure dreck yes, but who can ever forget "TINA, BRING ME THE AXE!!!!" her performance was so over the top it was just hilarious.

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Ooh! I forgot Mommie Dearest in my 1981 list. Boo! I just added that to my Netflix Instant Queue to watch again. That movie is hilarious and amazing. I don't think it's supposed to be though. Is it bad that I felt bad for Joan Crawford in that movie? I know we're supposed to sympathize with Christina Crawford; but most of the time she was so horrible, I felt bad for Joan.

 

NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER! (I like to break this line out occasionally when I'm among people who would 'get it.')

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Up to the year 1983:

 

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1. THE BIG CHILL

2. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

3. MR. MOM

4. SILKWOOD

5. THE RIGHT STUFF

6. TRADING PLACES

7. YENTL

8. TENDER MERCIES

9. EDUCATING RITA

10. A CHRISTMAS STORY

 

Honorable Mentions: CRACKING UP; MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL; WARGAMES; and THE OUTSIDERS.

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1984

 

The Terminator

 

Places in the Heart

 

Tightrope

 

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

 

Amadeus

 

The River

 

Romancing the Stone

 

1984

 

The Bounty

 

Ghostbusters

 

Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

 

*The Killing Fields*

 

The Natural

 

Jake in the Heartland

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It would have been really interesting to see what Joan Crawford would have done had she been alive when "Mommie Dearest" came out (both the book and the film). I smell a libel and/or slander suit.

 

Although I don't blame Christina for not wanting to eat that raw steak that Joan served her. I wouldn't want to eat it either. Not without it being cooked medium well at least.

 

SCRUB, CHRISTINA! SCRUB!

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