Spabbit’s 80’s Movies Lockdown Watchlist

We’re in lockdown. It sucks. No waffling: Here is my hand chosen list of 80’s movies to watch during the #lockdown! Love ’em, or Hate ’em, they’re the 80’s in a nutshell 🙂

The Goonies (1985) 1h 54min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 29 November 1985 (UK) Summary: A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Italian

Real Genius (1985) 1h 48min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 7 August 1985 (USA) Summary: Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Weird Science (1985) 1h 34min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1 November 1985 (UK) Summary: Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Aliens (1986) 2h 17min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 29 August 1986 (UK) Summary: Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Countries: USA, UKLanguages: English

The Last Starfighter (1984) 1h 41min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 July 1984 (USA) Summary: Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Back to the Future (1985) 1h 56min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 4 December 1985 (UK) Summary: Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Back to the Future Part II (1989) 1h 48min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 24 November 1989 (UK) Summary: After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Heathers (1988) 1h 43min | Comedy, Crime | 17 November 1989 (UK) Summary: In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Flash Gordon (1980) 1h 51min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 December 1980 (UK) Summary: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

Die Hard (1988) 2h 12min | Action, Thriller | 3 February 1989 (UK) Summary: An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Countries: USALanguages: English, German, Italian, Japanese

Top Gun (1986) 1h 50min | Action, Drama | 3 October 1986 (UK) Summary: As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Paperhouse (1988) 1h 32min | Drama, Fantasy | 2 June 1989 (UK) Summary: A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987) 1h 29min | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 6 May 1988 (USA) Summary: After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Malcolm (1986) 1h 30min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi | 2 October 1986 (Australia) Summary: Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) 1h 32min | Comedy, Thriller | 19 July 1985 (USA) Summary: A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Breakfast Club (1985) 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama | 7 June 1985 (UK) Summary: Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Abyss (1989) 2h 51min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | 13 October 1989 (UK) Summary: A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Risky Business (1983) 1h 39min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 23 March 1984 (UK) Summary: A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Countries: USALanguages: English, German

Ghostbusters (1984) 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 7 December 1984 (UK) Summary: Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Ghostbusters II (1989) 1h 48min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 1 December 1989 (UK) Summary: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Stripes (1981) 1h 46min | Comedy, War | 3 September 1981 (UK) Summary: Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Russian, Polish

Crocodile Dundee (1986) 1h 37min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 December 1986 (UK) Summary: An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

Lethal Weapon (1987) 1h 49min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1 September 1998 (UK) Summary: Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) 1h 54min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 15 September 1989 (UK) Summary: Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Afrikaans

Christine (1983) 1h 50min | Horror, Thriller | 2 March 1984 (UK) Summary: A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Blues Brothers (1980) 2h 13min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 23 October 1980 (UK) Summary: Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 1h 43min | Comedy | 13 February 1987 (UK) Summary: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Countries: USALanguages: English, German

Police Academy (1984) 1h 36min | Comedy | 11 May 1984 (UK) Summary: A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) 1h 27min | Comedy | 19 July 1985 (UK) Summary: When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) 1h 23min | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (UK) Summary: The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.
Countries: Canada, USALanguages: English

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) 1h 28min | Comedy, Crime | 26 June 1987 (UK) Summary: The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) 1h 30min | Comedy, Crime | 15 July 1988 (UK) Summary: The Police Academy's commandant will be honored at a police convention in Miami Beach. At the airport he picks a wrong bag with stolen diamonds. The "owners" want them back.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) 1h 24min | Comedy, Crime | 21 July 1989 (UK) Summary: Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.
Countries: USALanguages: English

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