On The Paul Castronovo Show we got to talking about '80s movies, and what would constitute the quintessential films. Well, we whittled it down to ten. This was nearly impossible, and now we all hate each other. It started with Turner Classic Movie’s list and we worked it from there.
In no particular order, because if we tried to rank them, it would get worse:
- Raging Bull: Heather “kind of saw it” and Toast doesn’t like “Black and white films. Maybe Dinero’s best role, the first time we saw Joe Pesci, and the black and white really set the era.
- The Empire Strikes Back: Simply the best Star Wars Movie ever made, some would argue, the greatest movie of all time. I’m not gonna go that far, but it makes my list
- Raiders of the Lost Ark: People (Toast) say that Harrison Ford had no impact on the plot of the film, I say that without Indy, this movie is a flop. He’s the reason we watch it.
- E.T.: I think it is a sweet movie and if you don’t cry then you aren’t human, just like ET. Would that movie be made in the cell phone era?
- Terminator: While T2 is a better movie, there’s no T2 without the original.
- Die Hard: Yippee Kiyay Meffer! So quotable and so 80’s.
- Do the Right Thing: Spike Lee’s masterpiece, still resonating today
- Scarface: Speaking of quotable . Not sure if it makes a list in Iowa, but in Miami? Please.
- When Harry Met Sally: the gold standard for RomCom’s and Heather said we needed a chick flick on the list. That being said, Billy Crystal was never funnier and Meg Ryan was never cuter. I love this movie.
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Back to the Future: A tie! Back to the Future became a theme park ride and if Ferris Bueller is on, you’re going to watch it.