Monday, March 1, 2010

THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME when I was a teenager

Circa the 1980s and a little bit of the '90s (though many would argue that my teenage years have lasted long into this century as well).


1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

2. Heathers (1988)

3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

4. Dead Poet's Society (1989)

5. The Terminator (1984)

6. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

7. Point Break (1991)

8. The Princess Bride (1987)

9. Fletch (1985)

10. Die Hard (1988)

*I'm not sure why I limited myself to 10 as it hurts me to not have included: Say Anything, Stand By Me, Back to the Future, True Romance, The Terminator 2, The Shining, Total Recall, Reality Bites, The Karate Kid, Big Trouble in Little China, The Lost Boys, Roxanne, Top Gun, The Sure Thing, Some Kind of Wonderful, Can't Buy Me Love, Ghostbusters and of course, Fast Times at Ridgemont High - to name a few.

**Please also note (because I know how important this is to you) that this list is not of '80s movies but of movies I loved as a teenager. If asked of movies I love today from the '80s my list would surely include moves like: Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Full Metal Jacket and When Harry Met Sally.

2 comments:

  1. Lesser movie nerds might not realize that not 1 but 2 of the movies listed above were helmed by directors nominated for best director and best picture Oscars this year. James Cameron (The Terminator) for Avatar and Katherine Bigelow (Point Break) for The Hurt Locker.

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  2. I loved Dead Poet's Society.

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