Topic #23: 80′s Movies
BEST TOPIC! These are some of my absolute favorite movies (note my movie review from an earlier post) so it should be pretttttttty easy. Plus, I’m pretty much only going to be writing about John Hughes movies, so prepare yourselves.
Best: Breakfast Club.
The cast was considered the “brat pack” of the 80′s and were often spotted together on and off set. This movie defined a lot of different stereotypes and really hit a soft spot with me. (see my earlier movie review).
Second Best: Ferris Buller’s Day Off
This movie is a toe-tapping classic. I love watching it for the entertainment and the sheer ridiculousness of the entire day. Plus, it’s set in Chicago (as are ALL John Hughes films) so it’s fun to notice the changes in the city over the years.
Next Best: Sixteen Candles
This movie is part of the Molly Ringwald era. This movie is great for bringing the audience into the life of an average girl in a not-so-average family who manages to forget the most important birthday, her 16th. The guy who plays Jake in this movie is so gorgeous, it’s a shame it didn’t last into his later years.
Next Best: Pretty In Pink
Another Molly Ringwald classic. This movie is about an awkward girl trying to find her place as she grows up (surprise!) It’s a really great story about love, life, and best friends. Plus the outfits are super sweet.
Next Best: National Lampoon’s Series
This was when Chevy Chase was in it to win it. These movies chronicle the hilarious trips that the Griswold family take/experience. There are so many other hilarious events that happen to them throughout each movie.
Next Best: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
I’ll never forget the first time I watched this. My Dad sat my brother and I down and told us to watch this movie, because we would never forget it. As we were watching it, he was commentating “oh man this is one of the funniest parts” or something to that nature, so my brother and I knew when to laugh. Lets just say this movie is absolutely hilarious and chronicles a trip that Steve Martin and John Candy take on their way home for the holidays.
Next Best:Uncle Buck
Another John Candy classic. This movie is about the relationships that his character forms with his sister’s children over a few days while he is babysitting them. One of my favorite parts is when he rolls up in his car, and the exhaust shoots out and sounds like a gun each time.
Last Choice: The Great Outdoors
Yet another John Candy classic starring Dan Akroyd. This movie is about Dan and John’s families moving into a cabin together to spend the weekend. Because they are brothers they feel it is important for their families to spend time together. The most hilarious scene in this movie involves the bear. Check it out out.
Needless to say, I was raised on 80′s movies, so it really made me happy to have this as a topic. I could go on and on for days about each one, but my recommendation would be to watch them yourself and make your own decision.