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November 15: Movie Freebie — top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90’s movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies with PoC leads, etc. etc.)
Oh my gosh if there is one thing I love (almost) as much as books, it’s movies. I love to watch movies. So what to do this week? Try to pick my all time top ten favorites? Select ten different categories and pick one favorite for each? Pick a specific genre or actor? I’ve already done one on Book to Film adaptations. So many ways this post could go…
I’m going to take a trip down memory lane this week with…
My top ten films from the 1980’s.
I love 80’s flicks, especially the comedies. To make this list, I typed out my favorite movies and then sorted by year. I’ve picked my favorite film for each year, and have a few honorable mentions thrown in. (Apparently, I really liked 1985.)
So without further ado…
1980 – The Empire Strikes Back
Honestly, the original Star Wars (1977) is my absolute, favorite movie ever. So Empire gets my vote for best film of 1980.
1980 Honorable Mention: Caddyshack
1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
All the Indy movies are great, but Raiders is the best one. Funny and action packed.
1982 – The Last Unicorn
This is a great story, but it always made me a little sad when we watched it.
1983 – National Lampoon’s Vacation
There are several Vacation sequels out there, but nothing beats the original trek to Wally World.
Ghostbusters is just so funny. A go-to film at our house, and the boys in grey bring it every time.
1984 Honorable Mention: Police Academy
1985 – The Goonies
Apparently 1985 was an AMAZING year for classic comedies. When I typed up my initial off-the-top-of-my-head 1980’s favorites list, I had FIVE films from 1985 pop up. FIVE. And I love them all. The Goonies takes the top spot as it’s another one I love to watch with my boys.
1985 Honorable Mentions: The Breakfast Club, Clue, Back to the Future, Real Genius
1986 – Stand By Me
It was tough to chose between these two films. I actually watch Ferris Bueller more than Stand By Me. But Stand By Me is just one of those special stories that stays with you forever. Such a great story.
1986 Honorable Mention: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
1987 – The Princess Bride
This is probably my second favorite film, next to Star Wars. In fact, we just watched The Princess Bride on Saturday. As the Grandfather says, it has everything: “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.” One of the greatest films of all time. And often quoted in our house.
1987 Honorable Mention: Dirty Dancing
1988 – Beetlejuice
I especially enjoy watching the dinner party dance to Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat song.
1988 Honorable Mentions: Dangerous Liasons, Heathers
1989 – Dead Poets Society
Carpe…Carpe Diem…Seize the day, boys…Make your lives extraordinary!
1989 Honorable Mentions: Batman, The Burbs, Steel Magnolias
What about you? Are you a sucker for 1980’s movies like me? (Is there an ’80s movie that should be on this list that I missed?) What is your favorite film of all time? Are you like me where you can watch your favorites over and over? (Drives my poor husband crazy!) Sign off below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one – I want to see your movie picks this week!