The Year Was 1982!

Do you have your popcorn and soda ready? We are about to dive into some of the Box Office hits of 1982. Here we go!

Airplane II: The Sequel (Paramount Pictures)- The first one is the best, but this is a wild ride as well. =D

Annie (Columbia Pictures)- The little red head orphan who could! Carol Burnett is fabulous! This classic is still a favorite of mine. =)

An Officer and a Gentleman (Paramount Pictures)- Richard Gere and Debra Winger have amazing chemistry. This is romance at its best!

Blade Runner (Warner Bros. Pictures)- If Harrison Ford is on the screen, I was so at the theater! He could read the phone book and I would go! Big crush on him! This is a good film, by the way. =D

Conan the Barbarian (Universal Pictures)- This image cracked me up! Arnold!!

Creepshow (Warner Bros. Pictures)- If Stephen King wrote it, you know it is going to be eerie good! Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen and Hal Holbrook make a fantastic cast.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Universal Pictures)- This movie made me laugh and cry! I loved it and still do! =)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Universal Pictures)- A classic 80s teen movie! This is how I will always remember Sean Penn! Spicoli!! =D

First Blood (Orion Pictures)- Sylvester Stallone as Rambo! Awesome!! =D

Gandhi (Columbia Pictures)- This was not my kind of film, but it is considered one of the best movies of 1982. Ben Kingsley portrays Gandhi and won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Which one is the real Gandhi? Amazing resemblance!

Grease 2 (Paramount Pictures)- Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer’s chemistry heat up the screen in this exciting sequel.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Warner Bros. Pictures)- This is one of the movies that put Mel Gibson on the map! It is a cool film!

Night Shift (Warner Bros. Pictures)- This comedy has Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton and Shelley Long. Another movie that made me feel I was being naughty watching! Loved it! =D

Pink Floyd – The Wall (MGM)- This is a must see. It is still talked about to this day and it is the ultimate 80s rock ‘n roll film.

To be continued…

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Sophie Grumble

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The Year was 1980!

The best decade for movies was the 80s. Some of the best lines have come out of these movies like, “Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder,” spoken by Princess Leia in the Empire Strikes Back; “Doodie!” spoken by Spalding Smails in Caddyshack. If you haven’t seen these movies yet, you are missing out. Listed below are various options for you to choose from. Here are the top 10 box office movies from 1980 and some honorable mentions:

1. The Empire Strikes Back– Han Solo is TOTALLY my FAVE!! Yes, that is Darth Vader… =D

(This was just too funny to pass up!)

2. 9-5– Anything with Dolly Parton in it has got to be good!

3. Stir Crazy– Gene Wilder and Richard Pryer together are a comedy gold mine!

4. Airplane– When Rumack says, “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.” Toooo FUNNY!! =D

5. Any Which Way You Can– Clint Eastwood and Clyde the orangutan are classic together. You’ll see!

6. Private Benjamin– Goldie Hawn is hilarious in this rad comedy!

7. Coal Miner’s Daughter– Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for best female actress in this biographical film about Loretta Lynn.

8. Smokey and the Bandit II– With stars like Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, and Dom DeLuise, how can a movie go wrong?

9. The Blue Lagoon– Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins are very young lovers stranded on a deserted island. This movie is all about discovery and was controversial at the time.

10. The Blues Brothers– This band was first seen on Saturday Night Live in 1978. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi are comedic geniuses. They are the lead singers of this crazy band. This is a must see!!

Here are some honorable mentions:
11. Ordinary Family

13. Urban Cowboy

14. The Shining

17. Caddyshack

18. Friday the 13th (The original)

22. The Jazz Singer

25. The Elephant Man

27. Raging Bull

28. Xanadu

29. American Gigolo

32. Fame- (The original)

Not all of these films are favorites, but they helped define 1980. Grab some popcorn and have a movie night. There are some masterpieces in here.

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Sophie Grumble