Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What's your favorite 80s movie?

As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, 80s teen idol, Corey Haim, died today from an apparent drug overdose. So sad. I know this makes me a total dork, but I haven't even seen The Lost Boys. I need to.

80s movies are just the best, aren't they? I loved The Breakfast Club, Adventures in Babysitting and Karate Kid, but my all-time favorite was Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Liza and I would watch it over and OVER again when we were little. (And um, even when we were not so little.) Naturally, she wanted to be Sarah Jessica Parker and I wanted to be Helen Hunt. I worshiped her in that movie--grasshopper hat and all. (Does anyone remember that?)

Oh my god, after seeing that clip, I want to watch it RIGHT NOW. Wait a minute, I CAN. Hey, FUNemployment has to have a few perks!

Tell me: What's your favorite 80s movie? What character did you relate to most back then?


  1. explendit blog, congratulations
    regard from Reus Catalonia
    thank you

  2. goonies

    return of the jedi

    I can relate to none of the characters in these films at all.

    lest you forget that Shannen Doherty was also in Girls Just Wanna...they just wanna...

  3. I actually own Girls Just Want to Have Fun on DVD! Best. Movie. Ever.

    You could easily play a drinking game and drink every time Helen Hunt changes her outfit. You'd easily be tipsy by the dance audition!

    My fav 80s movie: Adventures in Babysitting, Troop Beverly Hills or Say Anything!

  4. I love John Hughes movies; The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller day's off are my favorites!
    The tribute they made for him at the Oscar was really emotional.

    I don't know Girls Just Want to Have Fun but now I want to see it!

  5. I LOVE 80s Movies. There are so many that I love, I just can't choose! They have character that modern movies just can't seem to match. Nothing is better than a day off in jammies and Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink.

  6. Definitely 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!' LOVED THAT MOVIE!!

  7. I'm a child of the 80' all that is 80's:)

    Beverly Hills Cop,Ferris Bueller,Footloose,All films with the pack(Molly, Judd ect). Better of Dead is my personal Fav. LOVE John Cusack--YUM!

  8. Thanks for reminding me about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - I watched that repeatedly with a friend one summer - she owned it on beta ;>

  9. Hi Reus! Thanks so much :)

    Yes, forgot to mention Shannen Doherty! I liked her in the movie, too. The dude who played her older brother was hottt. What in the world happened to him?

    And I CANNOT believe I forgot to mention Troop Beverly HIlls!!! That is an easy second. LOVE IT.

  10. Lost Boys, Back to the Future, and Dirty Dancing.

    I'll stop whatever I'm doing if any of those are on tee vee.

  11. My parents really restricted my movie watching back then, so my all time favorite movie of the 80's was ET!

  12. Ferris Bueller, Say Anything and Teen Witch... those are the best!

  13. Sixteen Candles (Who didn't have a crush on Jake Ryan??), Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mr. Mom (I watched this so many times as a kid, still love it), Vacation, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Back to the Future, and so many more, too many to name!

  14. Aim, you need to make up for lost time and just watch all these movies in a weekend or something! Have you seen them? Girls Just Want to Have Fun is a MUST!

  15. I absolutely love Pretty In Pink, I have it on DVD and I watch it quite often LOL. I really like Footloose too. I actually just watched Girls Just Want to Have Fun not too long ago and I really liked it too. I was sad about Corey Haim I liked his movies my fave was License to Drive.