Hello people! Bella here and today’s post is about some of the movies that everyone should watch from the ’80s. Some of you may be thinking, “80’s is too old!”, but there are so many iconic films that were released in that decade . Movies directed by incredible directors like John Hughes and packed with remarkable soundtracks.
Prepare your popcorn and turn on the tv, because here are some suggestions of films not to be missed.
1: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
This 1986 classic is in my opinion the best comedy movie of all time! Directed by John Hughes, the film tells the story of Ferris Bueller, a boy who just wants to have fun. One day he pretends to be sick and skips school to enjoy the day with his uptight friend Cameron and his girlfriend Sloane, and the funniest thing is that he does not get caught. When you think the school principal was able to catch him or that his parents are going to finally discover his farce, he always manages to escape. This is definitely a must see!
2: The Breakfast Club
This other Hughes-led classic is well known since 1985. “The Breakfast Club” is about a detention day of five totally different high school students: the stoner, the princess, the excluded, the nerd and the athlete and how that day changes their perspective of people. This film teaches that it doesn’t matter your status or reputation, but what is really important is who you are.
3: Dirty Dancing
This dance film may even be considered one of the best dance films of all time, and features one of the most iconic movie scenes. Directed by Emilie Ardolino, the film tells the story of innocent Baby (played by Jennifer Gray) who spends her summer vacation with her family at a resort. There she meets Johnny (played by the incredible Patrick Swayze), the resort’s dance instructor, and ends up having to be his new dance partner. This is another beautiful love and dance story worth your time.
4: E. T. : The Extra-Terrestrial
E.T., from 1982 tells the lovely story of an alien who after landing on earth, befriends a little boy named Elliot who needs to keep the alien’s existence a secret and at the same time, help him get back home. This is one of Steven Spielberg’s many masterpieces.
5: Back To The Future
This another well known film released in the 1980s. “Back to the Future” directed by Robert Zemeckis tells the story of Marty Mcfly who is sent back to the 50’s by his friend’s scientific invention. Traveling in time inside a car, Marty finds the young version of his parents and has the task to make them fall in love to ensure his existence and at the same time have back to his time and save the life of Doc Brown.
6: Sixteen Candles
The 80’s was certainly a milestone for actress Molly Rigwald (who also starred in “The Breakfast Club”). In this 1984 feature, she reunites with actor Anthony Michael Hall and director John Hughes starring as Samantha Baker on her sixteenth birthday, which to her unhappiness, not even her family remembers that special date. Will the most popular boy at school finally notice her and save her birthday?
7: The Goonies
The Goonies from 1985 was directed by Richard Dormer and tells the story of a group of children who go in search of a hidden treasure that can give them a fortune and prevent the buildings of their neighborhood from being demolished. To the sound of Cindy Lauper these children embark on a great adventure.
8: The Karate Kid
The 2010 The Karate Kid was cool, but nothing beats the original 1984 The Karate Kid. Directed by John G. Avildsen, the film tells the story of Daniel Larusso, a teenager who has just moved to Southern California and struggles while adjusting to his new home, until he meets Ali, a sweet girl who grasps his attention. However, the girl’s ex, accompanied by his gang, begin to torment him. Daniel then decides to take martial arts classes to defend himself and with the help of his Japanese master Miyagi, he faces all obstacles.
Here is another epic dance movie! Footloose released 1984,directed by Herbert Ross and starring Kevin Bacon, tells the story of a young man who moves with his mother. Passionate about dancing, he faces difficulties when the conservative reverend of the city decides that dancing is a sin. I’m sure that by the time the movie is over you’ll be dancing Footloose all over the house.
10: Top Gun
Take my breath away … why don’t we remember Tom Cruise early in his career? In Top Gun (1986) a young pilot joins the American Air Force to become a fighter pilot. There he starts a relationship with Charlotte Blackwood and faces a competitor at his height. Directed by Tony Scott, this film won the Oscar for Best Song.
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