My Top Ten Favorite 80s Movies of All Time. Part One.

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog for this week! We’ll be going over my top ten favorite 80s movies of all time! Kind of contradictory to say that though!  As always there are plot spoilers and these rankings are biased and based on my enjoyment of the movie! Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy!

10. Beetlejuice (1988)

Gosh, where do I even start with this movie?  According to my mother, I first watched this movie when I was only 4 years old. I always find myself attached to movies that have kind of an alternative concept to them. I also love Tim Burton movies so of course this was going to be on the list somewhere! This movie was actually remade into a musical in 2016 because of how popular it was! If you haven’t seen or heard of Beetlejuice then let me sum it up for you. We as the watcher follow the story of a happy couple who were recently deceased. They don’t realize this until they find a new family living in their home. One of my favorite characters from the movie is the gothic styled daughter of the family, Lydia Deetz. My mom sometimes compares me to her as well. I think it’s funny. Throughout the movie the deceased couple contact the infamous Beetlejuice to help them get the living family out of their home. I’ll leave it up to you to watch and see how that ends. 

Favorite Line:  “I’m the ghost with the most, babe” – Betelgeuse

9. Ghostbusters (1984)

I will always choose to watch this movie if I see it on the channel guide in my living room. The first time I watched this movie was when I was around 7 years old and I watched it with my brother. I remember how the first opening scene in the library scared me so much that I just didn’t wanna watch the rest of it.  My brother convinced me to stay after laughing at how scared I was. Anyways, lets get back into the movie. Ghostbusters is a very popular franchise that has had video games, spin offs, sequels, and remakes! The most recent remake was in 2016 with the same title as this one. Ghostbusters is about a group of… weirdos who are also different types of scientists.  They’re all friends and fight ghosts together! Isn’t that just so fun and fresh? The movies are more comedic than scary but its also able to balance them out pretty flawlessly. I personally love all the movies in the franchise!

Favorite lines: “Okay, who brought the dog?” – Louis Tully                                                                                                 “Your Mother!” – Egon Spengler


8. Little shop of horrors (1986)

So uh, this movie is interesting to say the least. To put it into simple terms, a flower shop worker named Seymour is crushing over his coworker Audrey. He finds a suspicious plant and names it Audrey II. This plant only feeds on human flesh and blood. The more it eats the more it grows. So, interesting plot right? Well that’s not even all of it. Its also a musical movie! Yes and one of my favorite songs on it is called “Feed Me (Git It)” and the plant Audrey II is the vocalist for this song. When I watched this film for the first time I probably laughed over a thousand times. Its very comical and also has small hints of horror ever now and then. 

Favorite line:  “Feed me, Seymour!” – Audrey II


7. The Lost Boys (1989) 

Okay. Before I say anything else, this is a vampire movie but honestly I’d rate it higher than twilight. Yes that’s right. I’m looking at you Edward Cullen stans. I said it. Anyways, this movie is set in northern California where two brothers have just moved in with their mother there. The younger brother makes friends fairly easily with two other boys who are just as big of geeks as he is. The older brother though, he uh… had some trouble and ends up crushing over the leader of a gang of ruthless vampires’ girlfriend. He was not too thrilled about that. The two brothers must fight against the vampires to save themselves and those of whom they care about. My final notes on the movie…  these vampires are not hot. Sorry.

Favorite line: “You better get yourself a garlic T-shirt, Buddy, or its your funeral.” – Edgar Frog

6. The Goonies (1985)

I had a whole paragraph written about this movie but the software decided it wasn’t good enough so I’m going to redo it! This is one of my all time favorites out of all movies. I watched this first with my brother and my mother. In the movie, the main character finds an old treasure map with the name One-Eyed Willy on it in his fathers attic. He and his group of ‘loser’ friends decide to go and hunt for it since the main character is moving away soon. They follow the map and eventually end up at a café run by a family of criminals. That’s where the main character’s older brother catches up with him for stealing his bike. He tries to get the kids to go back home but eventually is stuck following them to the treasure along with the brothers love interest and her best friend. The family of criminals eventually find out about the treasure as well and chase the group around through all the traps and tricks One-Eyed Willy has left for them. 

Favorite lines: “Tell us everything! Everything!”  – Francis Fratelli

“Everything. OK! I’ll talk! In 3rd grade, I cheated on my history exam. In 4th grade, I stole my uncle Max’s toupee, and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In 5th grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs, and I blamed it on the dog. When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids, and then they served lunch I got nuts, and I pigged out, and they kicked me out. But the worst thing I ever done — I mixed a pot of fake puke at home, and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: Hua-Hua-Hua-Hua-ahh — and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible; all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.” – Chunk

Well, that’s it for this week everyone. Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to go watch some of these movies! If you see me around don’t hesitate to spark a conversation about movies in general! I’ll never turn down that opportunity. Make sure to keep an eye out for next weeks part two of this series! See you then! <3


6 thoughts on “My Top Ten Favorite 80s Movies of All Time. Part One.”

  1. I am such a big fan of movies from the 80s, so when I saw you did this as a blog post I most certainly fangirled a bit! For years I hyperfixated on The Goonies and Beetlejuice. (Chunk my beloved.) You did such a good job of summarizing the movies. Loved it! <3

  2. locklyn, your series are always so interesting to me! i grew up watching 80s movies too, and they’re such a big part of what made me who i am. i love your list and perspective on the films, and i can’t wait for part two!

  3. I absolutely love these movie ranking blogs of yours. I, personally, would rank Little Shop of Horrors a bit higher, but then again I haven’t watched it in a while and it’s attached to a happier memory. I very well could be looking at that movie with rose-tinted lenses.

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