Here we are again. Happy Saturday.
Since we’ve all spent a lot of time in the house, I figured we’d talk about some of the greatest movies from the 1980s.
Now before we begin, this is my list so let’s begin.
To me, the 1980s was amazing. It was right before all the cell phones and tech, our alarm code was to be inside by the time the streetlights come on. We had beepers clipped to our belt trying to look important, and the mall was always the place to go.
Kids today will never know the freedom Generation X had, and it was wonderful.
When it was too hot or cold, I’d grab my movie card head down the street to the movie store and stocked up on VHS tapes. I’m an avid movie watcher, there aren’t many movies I haven’t seen.
In no real order here’s number
10. The Elephant Man (1980) This tale of Joseph Merrick stricken with a congenital disorder stole my heart. I have always loved Anthony Hopkins and his performance was stellar along with John Hurt playing Mr. Merrick. This one rates high on Rotten Tomatoes are a whooping 92 percent. Well worth it.
9. Clue (1985) I loved this growing up and if I ever catch it on, I always watch it. It’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen, with Tim Curry, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull and so many other great actors. If you haven’t seen it, this is something the whole family can watch. Rotten Tomatoes has it rated at 62 percent, but I say it’s well worth the watch.
8. Blues Brothers (1980) I don’t know many people who haven’t seen this flick and if you’re one of them, shame on you. I don’t like all musicals but I love this one. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are a match made in musical heaven. It has a high rating of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. The Shining (1980) Now I know most people have seen this movie, Stephen King scares the crap out of me and I love the way his mind works. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd are amazing. I can agree with the 85 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
6. Raging Bull (1980) If you love a great drama then you’ll love the performance of Robert De Niro. I love him anyway but watching this early film is amazing. I guess Rotten Tomatoes agrees with a rating of 94 percent.
Well, join me next time as I finish my list of best movies from the 1980s
Until Next Time…