Best Movies from the 80s: Part #1
Jocelyn Smith, Staff Writer
During this time, we’ve been social distancing and mainly staying in our houses. While we’re inside, we’ve been having a lot of time to ourselves. A lot of us have run out of things to do during our time off, so here’s a list of ten classic 80’s movies to watch during this time off. This is part 1 of a 2-part series of the best classic 80’s movies to watch during the break.
Beverly Hills Cop
A Detroit cop, Axel Foley decides to head to California on “vacation” to help solve the murder of his best friend after the police force refused to look into his murder. He goes to Beverly Hills, where he meets up with an old friend of his, Jenny. After meeting Jenny’s boss, Axel grows suspicious of the man and looks into him. All the while the Beverly Hills Police Department tries to hinder...
Nightmare on Elm Street
A child murderer seeks revenge on the children of the people who ended up killing him. He seeks his revenge by entering the childrens’ dreams and chasing them down until he either kills them, or they wake up. Everytime they go to sleep, he is there, until one kid tries to stop him by bringing him to the real world and killing him again, for good this time.
Stand by Me
An author looks back at an event that happened in his life with his three closest friends. They heard a story about a dead body of a kid their age who went missing and was presumed dead. They decide to go on an adventure to find the body in the woods. All the while, they have to avoid several obstacles and to find the body before a group of older teens find it.
A group of friends are forced to leave their neighborhood when a company plans to demolish their homes. In the attic of one of the kids, they find a treasure map that leads to a pirate ship that holds treasure from the 17th century. They face several obstacles in their way to get the treasure and save their homes from demolition.
Three scientists who work at Columbia University in New York City are put out of work. They decide to become a ghost extermination company that they call the “Ghostbusters”. After they are called by a few customers in an apartment building, they are thrown in jail by an agent who believes them to be responsible for the paranormal activities in New York. However, they are released because there...
A girl is turning sixteen and is super excited for her big day. However, there’s one major problem, her entire family forgot it was her birthday. She doesn’t believe it can get much worse, but as she goes through the twist and turns of her day, she realizes that that was only a fantasy.
The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best fighter pilots in the U.S. air force train. Maverick and Goose are both moved up to “Top Gun” after a pilot quit. Once they get there, they have to battle their way to the top, but there are some who plan to do the same thing, such as pilot “Iceman”.
The Breakfast Club
Five teens from completely different friend groups are stuck in detention together on a Saturday. They’re all forced to write a 1000 word essay explaining who they think they are, but by the end of their nine-hour detention, they may see themselves completely different than before thanks to their adventures together around the school, managing to avoid the principal the entire day.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller is a normal teenager who doesn’t want to go to school, so what does he do? He plays sick and goes on adventures with his friends. His principal becomes skeptical of Ferris and his nine missed absences and tries to find out what exactly he does when he is home “sick”.
Back to the Future
Marty McFly accidentally travels back in time 30 years where he meets his parents when they were young. He tries to find his way home, but along the way he messes with the past. When he finally gets back to the present, everything is different. He goes on an adventure back to the past to make everything go back to normal.