Best Movies from the 80s: Part #2
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, so here’s a list of ten classic 80’s movies to watch during this time off. This is part two of a two-part series of the best classic 80’s movies to watch during the break.
In 1963, a family goes to a holiday resort, where their privileged daughter, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the dance instructor, Johnny Castle, whose background is much different than her. When Johnny’s dance partner unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Frances has to ask her father for money for her to get an abortion. She then has to fill in as Johnny’s dance partner and learn the...
Best Movies from the 80s: Part #2
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, so here’s a list of ten classic 80’s movies to watch during this time off. This is part two of a two-part series of the best classic 80’s movies to watch during the break.
The Karate Kid
When Daniel LaRusso moves to California, he meets his landlord, Mr. Miyagi, who starts to teach him karate after he gets beat up, so he can compete in a tournament against his bully, who happens to be his girlfriend’s ex. Daniel trains by using calmer techniques of karate, while his bully is trained by a ruthless instructor who will stop at nothing for his dojo to win the tournament.
Writer and recovering alcoholic, Jack Torrance accepts a job at a hotel as the caretaker during the off season. He takes his son and wife up to the hotel, which has a haunting past. Throughout their stay, a sinister presence slowly starts to influence Jack, which results in him becoming more violent. His son, Danny, starts to see gruesome visions powered by a force called “The Shining”.
A gentle alien is stranded on Earth, surrounded by strange and foreign surroundings. After the extra-terrestrial is marooned, he is discovered by a 10-year-old boy, Elliot, who decides to take him in after the initial shock of discovering an alien in his shed. He calls the extra-terrestrial E.T. They slowly start to form an unbreakable bond. Little did he know that the government was looking for E.T....
The Terminator is a cyborg who comes from a dystopian 2029, in which androids rule the earth. He travels to Los Angeles 1984 with one mission, to kill Sarah Connor. In the future, Sarah’s son leads a rebellion against the androids. A soldier of the human resistance, Kyle Reese, comes from the same time as the Terminator. His goal is to protect Sarah from the Terminator, who will stop at nothing to...
A teenager, Ren McCormack, moves to a midwestern town where it is forbidden to dance because of a fatal accident which resulted in the death of the pastor’s kids. He can’t believe that it’s illegal to dance and listen to rock music. Ren soon sets his sight on Ariel Moore, a troubled, but lovely girl with a jealous boyfriend. Ren and his classmates want to do away with the ban, for senior prom...
Mismatched LAPD detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh have to now work together as partners. Riggs is a retired green beret who becomes suicidal after his wife’s death, while Murtaugh is a 50-year-old who’s been in the force for a long time now. They soon discover a drug ring after investigating the murder of a banker’s daughter. It soon turns personal and they have to trust one ano...
A typical family moves into a newly developed neighborhood in the California suburbs. Not long after moving in, they begin to realize that their house is haunted by ghosts. At the beginning, they were harmless and were just moving things around the house. However, after a while, the family notices their youngest daughter, Carol Anne, begins to stare into the TV late at night when all it plays is white...
The Princess Bride
A farmgirl, Buttercup, is chosen to be the Princess Bride to Prince Humperdinck. Buttercup was in love with her true love, Wesley, who was a hired hand on the farm. When he went out to see five years before, he was killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. While Buttercup is on a horse ride through the forest, she is taken by three bandits, who plan to wage her to start a war. They are soon hunted down by...
A father gives his teenage son a strange looking pet named Gizmo for Christmas. There are only three rules about keeping a gremlin. 1. Don’t put them in bright light, 2. Don’t get them wet, and 3. Don’t ever feed them after midnight. After he violates some of the rules, it results in a surplus of gremlins, who soon turn evil and try to take over the town, doing whatever they please.