The 1980s did it right. That’s all I have to say. Here are my top 5 ’80s movies for the week.
Back to the Future
Did you know that UCLA uses this script as the example for a perfect movie script? That’s how great this movie is. Cute kid travels from 1985 to 1955, his mom falls in love with him (which isn’t weird at all), and then he helps his dad fall in love with his mom. There’s also a car chase where he invents the skateboard on accident. Like, if you haven’t already seen it, what are you doing with your life?
2. Breakfast Club
Greatest John Hughes movie of all time. Hands down. No argument. The entire movie takes place on one Saturday detention. Five high school kids from very different backgrounds come together to essentially screw around all day. Then, they have a heart-to-heart and discover that they all kind of have something in common: they’re misunderstood (wow that was cheesy). Greatest movie soundtrack ever.
God, aren’t ’80s movies the best. I honestly don’t remember a time when I hadn’t seen The Goonies. A bunch of kids go on a treasure hunt underneath their town. How freaking cool is that. There’s booby traps and pirates and crazy people chasing them; its any kid’s wet dream. Romance, adventure, drama, comedy, it has it all. Watch.
4. Weird Science
A very young Robert Downey Jr. stars (not really) in this comedy about two nerds who make a super model. Seriously. They make her. On the computer. They don’t make movies like this anymore. Anyways, parents leave for the weekend, nerds create a real-life girl from a Barbie doll, then they instantly become cool. Its completely realistic.
5. Top Gun
Tom Cruise wearing aviators and a white t-shirt. Need I say more? Maverick and Goose are the dream team, better than even Kylie and Kendall (which is hard for me to say). The iconic “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” bar scene still gives me butterflies. Plus, they fly planes, which is hot.