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    I had Ghostbusters memorized. I loved Police Academy. Coming to America and Trading Places were also favorites. Christmas Vacation is still in my regular Christmas rotation. The Untouchables is one of my favorites. I also liked Rain Man and E.T.

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    I'll add Real Genius to the list.

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    Spaceballs, Bill and Ted's, and This is Spinal Tap.

    Did not see it at the time, but The Mission was also very good.

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    By sheer volume: Major League. I would watch this movie, with a group of teammates/friends, before every baseball game from the time it came out until, I graduated from HS.

    Trading Places was one I didn't see mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahDan View Post
    I'll add Real Genius to the list.
    +1. Weird Science as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarid in Cedar View Post
    By sheer volume: Major League. I would watch this movie, with a group of teammates/friends, before every baseball game from the time it came out until, I graduated from HS.

    Trading Places was one I didn't see mentioned.
    Forgot that one. That's another that I pretty much still have memorized from start to finish.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    I noticed a couple of French movies on the Imdb list, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources. These were both excellent and I highly recommend them as some of the best French cinematic fare I have seen.
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    Bachelor Party
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    I forgot to mention the original National Lampoon's Vacation.
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    A few that haven't been noted.
    Fletch
    Silverado
    The Blues Brothers
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    Footloose, mainly because I went a saw it in Clarksville, TN and didn't know it was made in Utah County. Sitting in the theater, when I realized where it had been made, it brought back good memories of home. The movie itself was just ok.

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    Robocop was pretty cool back in the day.
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    I've seen this list on FB several times in the last few days. How many of these films have you seen? I've seen 73.25 - I've never heard of Labyrinth before, and I've seen bits and pieces of the Ninja Turtle movie on cable over the years, but have never watched it for more than 5 minutes in a row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I've seen this list on FB several times in the last few days. How many of these films have you seen? I've seen 73.25 - I've never heard of Labyrinth before, and I've seen bits and pieces of the Ninja Turtle movie on cable over the years, but have never watched it for more than 5 minutes in a row.
    TMNT was great. I watched it this weekend, and it kind of reminded me of when I was a kid, except I didn't have a wife rolling her eyes at me then.
    Not that, sickos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I've seen this list on FB several times in the last few days. How many of these films have you seen? I've seen 73.25 - I've never heard of Labyrinth before, and I've seen bits and pieces of the Ninja Turtle movie on cable over the years, but have never watched it for more than 5 minutes in a row.
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    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    W. T. F.!

    W.T.F.! is right. Ziggy Stardust?!?! And it looks like, by the associated videos, a young Jennifer Connelly. I might just have to watch this now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I've seen this list on FB several times in the last few days. How many of these films have you seen? I've seen 73.25 - I've never heard of Labyrinth before, and I've seen bits and pieces of the Ninja Turtle movie on cable over the years, but have never watched it for more than 5 minutes in a row.
    What list? Your link refers back to your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    What list? Your link refers back to your post.
    Weird. CS is doing strange stuff for me today. I can't edit anything, and several posts seem to be missing whole paragraphs, when I look at them.

    Here is the link: http://www.listchallenges.com/75-of-...1995?ref=share

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    How have you seen 73.25? I've got 64, but I thought this was a list of 80s movies. There's a bunch of 90s in there.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Oh .25 is for Ninja Turtles?
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    The weekly 80s movie thread...didn't see this coming!

    Can't pick one. Really like: Blade Runner, Terminator, Raging Bull, Amadeus, The Shining, Back to the Future, Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, Fast Times, Scarface, Spinal Tap, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Big Trouble in Little China, Ferris, Better Off Dead, The Goonies, Beetlejuice, A Christmas Story, Spaceballs, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Batman, The Naked Gun, etc.

    And there's probably a whole bunch more I'm forgetting.

    EDIT: On sheer number of views, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, and Troop Beverly Hills would definitely lead the pack
    Seriously?

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    Some I haven't seen (though may have missed):

    Glory
    Crocodile Dundee
    Tootsie

    Others that we watched a bunch that I think have already been mentioned:

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Goonies
    Back to the Future (I and II)
    Star Wars (V and VI)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Top Gun
    Ghostbusters
    Batman
    Princess Bride
    Footloose
    Spaceballs
    The Natural
    Big
    Bill & Ted
    Better Off Dead
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    Watched it like just a month ago. When it's the favorite movie of both your sisters growing up and now your wife, you tend to see it a few times.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Watched it like just a month ago. When it's the favorite movie of both your sisters growing up and now your wife, you tend to see it a few times.
    It's been a staple in our house for the last month or so, too. My wife loves it and our daughter just started girl scouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Watched it like just a month ago. When it's the favorite movie of both your sisters growing up and now your wife, you tend to see it a few times.
    You married one of your sisters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    You married one of your sisters?
    Don't judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Mexican Disaster View Post
    Don't judge.
    Exactly, because he did as well. I know he pays attention to the lessons at church.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    IMO, no list of 1980s movies is compete without mentioning Risky Business. Watching A Christmas Story every holiday season is a family tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    IMO, no list of 1980s movies is compete without mentioning Risky Business. Watching A Christmas Story every holiday season is a family tradition.
    Thanks TNT/TBS!

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    Here is a better list, of the 50 most popular films released in the 80s from IMDB. I've seen 49/50, freaking David Bowie thwarts me AGAIN

    http://www.imdb.com/search/title/?re...e_type=feature

    Edit: It shows the next 50 on page 2. Of the top 100, I've seen 97. I've never seen Labryinth, My Neighbor Totoro, or Brazil
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