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The movies of the '80s are iconic for several reasons: the actors, the stories, and the directors. Some of the movies that hit the big screen in the '80s continue to rank as top fan favorites even today.
Many '80s movies starred what was then known as the Brat Pack. A play on the 1950s-1960s Rat Pack that consisted of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, Peter, Lawford, and Joey Bishop, the Brat Pack consisted of Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.
Just like the actors of the Rat Pack worked together in many of the films of the '50 and '60s, the actors of the Brat Pack were featured in numerous movies of the '80s, many of which had a common theme. The Brat Pack movies included "16 Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Pretty in Pink." The original listing of the Brat Pack actors also included such greats as Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Matt Dillon, but these actors and others were eventually left off of the list of the core group.
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Oliver Stone wrote "Scarface" while battling a cocaine addiction.
"The Princess Bride" is one the most beloved romantic comedies of the 1980s. It has the perfect amount of humor and romance. If you haven't watched this movie 100 times already you are missing out!
"The Breakfast Club" has to be the most wellknown 80s movie of all time. The Brat Pack star in this famous film about five teens who learn about each other's lives in one afternoon while stuck in detention.
If there's something strange in you neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!
In "Batman," the Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy, the clownishly homicidal Joker.
In "The Shining" a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and the future.
"Stand By Me" is a classic coming-of-age movie that we really hope you've seen. The movie, released in 1986, takes place in 1959 and is based on Stephen King's novella, "The Body."
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible, in "Sixteen Candles."
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother, Elwood, were raised, in "The Blues Brothers."
Director Ridley Scott achieved the famous 'shining eyes' effect by using a technique known as the 'Schüfftan Process.' To achieve this, light is bounced off a piece of half-mirrored glass mounted at a forty five degree angle to the camera, and into the actors' eyes.
1986's "Aliens" is the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster "Alien," both starring Sigourney Weaver as Officer Ripley.
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure in "The Goonies!"
In "Die Hard," NYPD Officer John McClane tries to save his wife, Holly Gennaro, and several others who were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
This charming story about a boy who escapes to a magic world inside an old book. A must-see for people of all ages.
Tim Burton guides a stellar cast, including Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder through a comedy where a couple of ghosts have their home taken over by trendy yuppies.
"Road House" is the stuff that B-movie legends are made of. Patrick Swayze's Dalton is perhaps the only Mercedes-driving, philosophy-majoring bouncer at a rowdy Southern bar in history.
"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," won numerous awards and was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Effects and Art Direction.
E.T. phone home... "E.T." has grossed over $400,000,000 dollars since it was released in 1982.
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle in this hit1980s film, "Dirty Dancing!"
If I was Michael and Sam, I would convince my family to move as far away from California as possible.
"Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important."
I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy....
In this 1987 comedy, three single roommates are suddenly responsible for taking care of a baby girl. It stars Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, and Steve Guttenberg.
"No sir. You can kick me outta here, but I ain't quitting."
This Eddie Murphy comedy was a huge hit at the box office and spawned two sequels, with a third rumored to be in the works.
Caddyshack was the 17th highest grossing movie of 1980, but has since gained cult favorite status and may be considered even more popular now than when it was released.
"Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I wanna take you"
This movie was a huge critical success. Jessica Tandy won the Oscar for Best Actress and the film won for Best Picture.
"Well, what am I supposed to do? You won't answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan!"
In this 1983 hit, Jennifer Beals starred as a woman pursuing her passion by dancing at night, while working in a steel mill by day.
Kevin Bacon is iconic in this movie, but his role almost went to Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe. Thank goodness things worked out the way they did!
In this 1987 John Hughes comedy, Steve Martin and John Candy play a mismatched pair of travelling companions trying to get home for Thanksgiving.
Oliver Stone wrote and directed this film, inspired in part by his experiences serving in the Vietnam War.
Dustin Hoffman won an Academy Award for his role as Raymond, which was inspired in part by Kim Peek, a real-life savant with an exceptional memory.
"First Blood," the first movie in the Rambo series, was met with mixed reviews but it had enough success at the box office to warrant three sequels.
CBS hoped to adapt the movie into a television series, but it never made it past the 1990 pilot episode.
Wall Street was the ultimate depiction of 1980s success, and inspired many people to become stockbrokers.
"I'll have what she's having"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" alone has grossed over $200 million dollars since its release in 1981.