The Other 5

WE ALL KNOW THAT JOHN HUGHES RULED THE 80’S WHEN IT CAME TO MOVIES ABOUT TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS.  RULED IT!  OWNED IT!  THE BREAKFAST CLUB, PRETTY IN PINK, SIXTEEN CANDLES ARE SOME OF THE BEST FILMS EVER IN THAT REALM.

WHILE WE ADORE ALL OF HIS FILMS, THERE ARE 5 OTHER MOVIES FROM THE 80’S THAT YOU MUST SEE.  IF YOU ARE BORED ONE NIGHT AND WANT 5 FILMS TO REMEMBER THAT GREAT DECADE, HERE THEY ARE AND IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER..

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THE FLAMINGO KID

 

AN AMAZING MOVIE.  ONE OF THE BEST SUMMER FLICKS OF ALL TIME.  MATT DILLON AND JANET JONES, YOUNG LOVE, RICH GIRL, BLUE COLLAR BOY, THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME…

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3 O’CLOCK HIGH

THIS MOVIE IS ALL THINGS INCREDIBLE.  SOME GREAT ONE LINERS THAT I STILL USE TO THIS DAY CAME FROM THIS MOVIE.  I SAW WHERE IT ONLY RUNS ABOUT 95 MINUTES, SO IT MAKES IT EVEN MORE PERFECT.  IT IS THE ULTIMATE MOVIE ON BULLYING.  VASTLY UNDERRATED.

 

 

 

 

JUST ONE OF THE GUYS

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC MOVIE.  IF THIS WAS A JOHN HUGHES MOVIE, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AT THE TOP.  RANKED IN THE TOP 50 OF BEST HIGH SCHOOL MOVIES OF ALL TIME, AND I THINK IT SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY BODYGUARD

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING MOVIE FROM THE 80’S.  MATT DILLON IS IN THIS (AND HE MAKES THIS LIST TWICE WITH HIS MOVIES) AND YOU WILL LOATHE HIM THE ENTIRE TIME BUT THE GOOD GUY, CHRIS MAKEPEACE, DOES SUCH A GREAT JOB IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL BE ROOTING FOR HIM ALL THE WAY. YES, ANOTHER MOVIE HAD JOHN HUGHES MADE IT WOULD BE TALKED ABOUT ALL THE TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

PATRICK DEMPSEY DIDN’T BECOME POPULAR WITH HIS ROLE IN GREY’S ANATOMY.  HIS CHARACTER, RONNY MILLER IS IN LOVE WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, THE POPULAR GIRL AT SCHOOL, WHO WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM.  YES, I KNOW, YOU HAVE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE BUT THIS MOVIE IS WELL WORTH YOUR TIME.  I KNOW MORE GUYS WHO LIKE THIS MOVIE THAN GIRLS, WHICH I STILL FIND FASCINATING.  PERFECT DATE NIGHT MOVIE.  I KNOW I HAVE REFERENCED JOHN HUGHES A LOT BUT I THINK HAD THIS BEEN A HUGHES’ MOVIE, IT WOULD BE RIGHT UNDER BREAKFAST CLUB AS THE BEST.

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I HAVE RECENTLY REWATCHED ALL OF THESE MOVIES AND THEY ARE JUST AS STRONG TODAY AS THEY WERE 30 YEARS AGO.  HERE I GO ON MY SOAPBOX, BUT WE NEED FILMS LIKE THIS EVEN MORE THAN EVER, BUT UNTIL THEN, ENJOY THESE.

@BIGJOEONTHEGO

1 comment

  1. Beverly Lentz January 17, 2017 9:15 pm  Reply

    No matter what my favorites are
    CHRISTMAS VACATION WITH (CHEVY CHASE)
    (FORREST GUMP)

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