80s Movies

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Take off eh? Bob and Doug McKenzie to return in cartoon form

Posted by ChuckyG, April 29, 2008
Fans of the movie Strange Brew and SCTV will be happy to hear the duo have reunited and are going to be animated for an upcoming cartoon version of their characters. Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis are going to be doing the voices as well, no lame imitations!

The Bob and Doug characters launched as a two-minute skit on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp's sketch-comedy series SCTV in 1980, in part to mock federal government rules that require the public broadcaster to air identifiably "Canadian content" in its homegrown TV shows.

Full story at Yahoo News

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Latest Additions to Movies Of The Eighties Pages
Fried Green Tomatoes
parts of it take place in 1980s Birmingham Alabama.
Submitted by James Greek. Added to the site on February 28, 2014
SLC Punk
SLC Punk! is a 1999 comedy. The film is about the young punk rock fan Steven "Stevo" Levy, a college graduate living in Salt Lake City. The character is portrayed as an exaggerated stereotype of an anarchist punk in the mid 1980s.
Submitted by Mik Logan. Added to the site on February 28, 2014
Boogie Nights
Came out in 1997, set in California in the late 70's early 80's.
Submitted by Melanie. Added to the site on February 28, 2014
Hot Tub Time Machine
The movie is practically made of it. The movie is about three guys revisiting a weekend they spent as teenagers in 1986. It features 80s fashion statements, references, and an all 80s soundtrack.
Submitted by Robbie Neuhaus. Added to the site on February 28, 2014
Gross Point Blank
John Cusack plays a hitman that attends his 10 year high school reunion. He graduated in 1986. Reunites with his old girlfriend and later takes her to the reunion. Lots of great eighties music throughout the movie. Stars John Cusak, Dan Akroyd, and Minnie Driver.
Submitted by David Taylor. Added to the site on February 28, 2014
Donnie Darko
See it! It's ALL there. "Echo And The Bunnymen" with "Killing Moon", 80's "atmosphere"... Enjoy!
Submitted by Pavle. Added to the site on February 28, 2014
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  • 10. Big Trouble in Little China
    If you havent seen it, put on your big boy pants and go buy it, renting it is not enough.
  • 9. Radioactive dreams
    Michael Dudikof as a post nuclear dancing dick. Really im not joking. No American ninja here. Disco mutants, hippies, rockabillys, everyone's here for the post nuke shuffle.
  • 8. My Science Project
    Jon Stockwell saves the universe when his science project goes awry. Silly movie but great 80sness. Dinosaurs, M16s and high school. nuff said.
  • 7. The Emerald Forest/Farewell to the King a tie
    Powers Booth from Red Dawn/Southern Comfort, son is kidnapped and raised by Amazonian tribes people. Excellence beyond excellence. You can turn off the sound in this movie the cinematography is that good. FTK no kidnapped son but cinematic awesomeness.
  • 6. Wanted Dead or Alive/Southern Comfort a tie
    Rutger Hauer and Gene Simmons. "Funk the bonus" plink, kaboom. Best scene ever. Southern Comfort,army guys fighting the Louisiana Cajuns over some gumbo, great story, very well acted. An 80s classic.
  • 5. Commando
    Could be number one on my list but certainly Arnolds best. The best one liners fight scenes and assorted unrealistic silliness and bad effects Arnie has ever put together. I like looking at the old eighties cars in the parking lots in the background. Very 80s.
  • 4. Road Warrior
    Massive mondo coolness. Whats better than a v8, a sawed off 12 gauge a leather outfit and your dog, not much really. The hot amazon warrior chick is a bonus.
  • 3. Conan the Barbarian
    Changed my life forever. "Conan, what is best in life? To defeat your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of their women." Superb
  • 2. Suburbia (Penelope Spheeris)
    Chris Pedderson, Tim Obrien and Flea again. Cultural icon of a movie for us LA 80s punkers. Low budget but really good stuff.
  • 1. Dudes (Penelope Spheeris)
    Jon Cryer, Flea, Lee Ving, guns, Cadillacs, four wheel drives, Jack Daniels and a killer sound track especially "Rock and Roll Outlaw". Whooo!!!! Im on a Mexican Radio o o o o.
These movies in my perspective helped make the 80s be the 80s. Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Valley Girl ticked the trendy boxes but Dudes and Radioactive Dreams by far outdo the others. Conan, Road warrior et al, set the tone for movies to come for years.
Added to the site on February 28, 2014
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  • 10. Karate Kid
    I have no words. This movie is wonderful. Very memorable, funny, and interesting. It's a classic.
  • 9. Powder
    Super good, super mysterious, super sad. Amazing movie, beautifully done. Honestly it's kind of amazing. I love it.
  • 8. The Sandlot
    Who doesn't love this movie? I've grown up watching this and simply love it! It is so funny!
  • 7. Can't Buy Me Love
    OMG I really love this movie! It's so wonderful! I totally recommend it!
  • 6. Heavy Weights
    I personally love this movie, although I've only seen it once. Really funny movie.
  • 5. The Good Son
    Starring Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood. Intense movie. Really interesting and one of my favorites.
  • 4. The Breakfast Club
    WONDERFUL. Really teaches parents a lesson on how to treat their children. Hilarious and dramatic, yet special in its own wonderful way. It's a classic, what can I say.
  • 3. My Girl
    Sweet and sad movie. Starring Macaulay Culkin. Really good coming-of-age movie. I cry my eyes out in a certain scene every time.
  • 2. The Goonies
    Lovely movie! Hilarious and memorable. I've watched it a million times and it never gets old. Starring Corey Feldman also.
  • 1. Stand by Me
    My all time favorite movie. Wonderful coming of age movie starring a loved actor, River Phoenix.Also starring a personal favorite of mine, Corey Feldman. I highly recommend this movie, especially for coming-of-age movie fans! It has heart, humor, and drama all in one. PERFECTION.
By the way, none of these are in order except for Stand by Me. Sorry, it's kinda impossible for me to list my favorite 80's/90's movies in order lol xD Some other great ones include, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Running on Empty,Dead Poets Society, The Outsiders, The Princess Bride, Harry and the Hendersons, Red Dawn, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dream a Little Dream, Licence to Drive, etc etc etc!!! Sorry, I could go on forever. I guess I kinda broke the top 10 movies rule lol. Hope this helped =D
Added to the site on February 28, 2014
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  • 10. Vacation
    I'm not usually a huge Chevy Chase fan but the Vacation movies were all awesome.
  • 9. Blues Brothers
    One of the best-I should have put this one closer to the top.
  • 8. Weird Science
    Making a girl. Actually making a girl. Like Frankenstein... except cuter.
  • 7. Raising Arizona
    Early Nick Cage-possibly one of his best.
  • 6. The Breakfast Club
    A classic...what else is there to say?
  • 5. The Never Ending Story
    This fueled my imagination as a child and still gives me that warm fuzzy feeling to this day.
  • 4. E.T.
    The alien who hooked me on Reese's Pieces. Great movie, great candy...nuff said.
  • 3. Ghostbusters
    I ain't afraid of no ghost!
  • 2. Ferris Bueler's Day Off
    This movie never gets old. Matthew Broderick went from this to Inspector Gadget...what went wrong?
  • 1. Back to the Future
    The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?
These were all great movies and maybe not all are top 10 but my list is more of the great movies I can still watch over and over again to this day. Honorable mention to Big,Caddyshack, Spaceballs...too many to list.
Added to the site on February 28, 2014
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  • 10. Die Hard (1988)
  • 9. Back To The Future (1985)
  • 8. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 7. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • 6. Goonies (1985)
  • 5. Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • 4. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • 3. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • 2. Stand By Me (1986)
  • 1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Added to the site on February 28, 2014