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Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Princess Bride, The Breakfast Club, Field of Dreams, Raising Arizona, Fast Times at Ridgemont High


Labyrinth all the way! I mean, have you seen David Bowie's completely inappropriate tights and Jennifer Connelly's totally 80s vest - that is 80s cinema at its finest!


Breakfast Club. Nice.

Labyrinth. Sickness. Watched rocked out to it (literally, had a little dance party) on the bus from Colorado to Austin. Bowie's hair, Bowie's pants should be OUTLAWED.


"Can't Buy Me Love"- you can't get much more cheesy 80's than this movie! And I love it! Here is why...

There's the white suede fringe leather jacket and skirt combo- the whole plot is based around this SWEET outfit. The popular cheerleader spills red wine on it! You can't get red wine out of suede! What's a girl to do!?

She's gotta get a nerd to buy her a new outfit, that's what! But in return, she is to make him popular.

How does she do that? Well, the KEY ingredients in this transformation from dud to stud are his newly purchased Benneton beret and Rayban sunglasses.

And who could forget the African Anteater Dance! Just when you think that poor old nerd boy can't get much worse, he thinks he's learning how to dance by watching Soultrain, but it's REALLY a PBS special! He shows up at the dance, gets his groove on and looks ridiculous! Gasp! Will this cost him his newfound popularity? Of course not! Otherwise this would not be an 80s movie! Instead, we the audience are treated to an 80's movie dance sequence! Suddenly, everyone knows the African Anteater Dance and nerdy boy is even COOLER!

And, last but certainly not least, there's the slow 80's applause. You know what I'm talking about. In the heat of a conflict, someone gets up and gives a heartfelt, emotional speech that puts everyone in their places. As the speaker reaches his conclusion, it is clear that no one is sure what to think or how to respond. After a few tense moments of silence, Supercool football jock claps his hands once... then again... and again and again as he slowly begins to applaud. The guy next to him joins in. And the next guy too. One person after another, until soon everyone is on their feet, applauding madly for the triumphant speaker.

Yeah so, I kinda like this movie. Just a little.

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