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    [Movies] What are some FUN, if cheesy, 80's and 90's movies?

    I suppose I'm just going through some kind of "phase", but it seems like movies today are just depressing as shit. I just want to watch some upbeat, fun movies! I talking things like "Big Trouble in Little China", "Commando", stuff like that. I want to stay away from anything that takes itself too seriously, or at least anything attempting to be "dark and gritty".

    It doesn't have to be just Action movies either, though. For example, Sleepless in Seattle was on the other day and, as much as I generally hate chick-flicks, I honestly didn't mind watching it. As well, "Copland" was actually genuinely good, I though, even being a tad heavier than most stuff at the time.

    I don't know what it is, but there's something about more recent movies that hasn't been grabbing me. Maybe I'm just nostalgic, or maybe the movies just honestly don't feel as unique -- whatever the case, any suggestions are welcome!

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    "When Harry Met Sally"
    "Goonies"

    There's more, but I'll need to look up the names...

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    Back to the Future -trilogy, really nostalgic and fun.

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    Suburban Commando and Mr. Nanny were the first two to come to mind.
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    Once Bitten
    Caddyshack
    The Jerk
    Uncle Buck
    The Great Outdoors
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Stripes

    Honestly, just type "80's comedies" into google.

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    Howard the Duck. /thread
    Oh man, I love that movie so much. Although, it does have a "dark" element to it, what with the dark overlords and all. And that 80s cgi is pretty scary in some parts.

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    Ghostbusters


    Gremlins
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    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
    Hackers
    Beverly Hills Cop series
    Police Academy
    Edit - Tango and Cash. And Oscar, featuring Sylvester Stallone like you haven't really seen him before.

    I'm sure I'll think of more. Big Trouble in Little China was actually what I came to this thread to post after seeing the title, so glad you're already aware of its awesomeness :-)

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    Howard the Duck. /thread
    Ducktits! Woo-ooo!

    Clerks, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Little Shop of Horrors, Groundhog Day, Gremlins, The Big Lebowski and The Fifth Element are some that come to mind.

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    Oooh fun!

    Escape from New York
    Predator
    The Mad Max movies
    The Salute of the Jugger (I loved this movie so much)
    Robocop 1 and 2 (hated 3)

    And that's just getting warmed up...

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    you start off by naming the first two movies I would mention (Big Trouble & Commando), so I can see we're on good common ground here

    so what else then?

    They Live
    Running Man
    The Last Starfighter
    Ladyhawke
    Evil Dead 2 & Army of Darkness
    Dead Alive
    Bad Taste
    Night of the Comet

    and plenty other good suggestions from other people in this thread

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    Cheesy ?
    Search Chuck Norris Movies
    Any of the American Ninja Series

    Fun.
    Goonies! OMG if you havent see this movie, Get it NOW. BOOBY TWAPS!!!
    Ground Hog day
    Ghostbusters (first one, second was ok but not as much fun)
    National Lampoons - Pretty much anything
    Any Chevy Chase movie. Always has be laughing
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    Luckily, I've seen a fair number of movies already mentioned here, and excited about the rest! Although, I wasn't quite as taken by The Goonies... then again, it was quite a while back when I saw it, so might give it a try.

    Also, a friend mentioned "The Warriors", anyone know if that's any good?

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    A Night At The Roxbury One of the funniest movies of all time!

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    Cannonball Run 1 & 2
    Hunted Honeymoon
    Clue
    Swamp Thing (He has magical chest moss)
    Blazing Saddles
    History of the World
    Spaceballs ( okay fine I love Mel Brooks)

    I was not a big fan of The Warriors, liked the Outsiders better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymore View Post
    Luckily, I've seen a fair number of movies already mentioned here, and excited about the rest! Although, I wasn't quite as taken by The Goonies... then again, it was quite a while back when I saw it, so might give it a try.

    Also, a friend mentioned "The Warriors", anyone know if that's any good?



    It's a matter of context. Going back and watching most movies years later they tend to loose their luster. Once they are removed from the context of their time period and age group they stop seeming so awesome. I used to LOOOOOVE He-man when I was a little kid. Now it just seems like an ambiguously gay adventure. Seriously....watch an episode...its really really bad. Anyways, most of these movies are going to be things we saw as kids and loved at the time, when we watch them now we are just remembering the fun we had back then, not so much enjoying it for what it is.


    That is kind of what defines a really great movie, it stays good no matter what the context.
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    As far as cheesey goes

    Highlander
    Dragonslayer
    Goonies
    E.T
    Robocop

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    DUDE, they are remaking robocop



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