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Old 10-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Lesser known 80's movies

Recommend me some 80's movies, that are rare or most people don't know about.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:54 PM
Lucky for you, the greatest movie of all time is a lesser known 80's move.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:52 PM
Gymkata is terrible .... but i admit it was pretty cool when i was 13

One 80s classic i think is still pretty cool but doesn't get enough recognition is

Runaway



spider robot and Gene Simmons as a villain = win-win !
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:14 PM
Great 80s films with less than 10.000 votes on imdb:

80 The Miser (L'Avare)
81 Absence of Malice
82 Evil under the Sun
83 One Deadly Summer (L'Été meurtrier)
84 The Hotel New Hampshire
85 Agnes of God
86 Tough Guys
87 Cry Freedom
88 Another Woman
89 Her Alibi
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Some rare and underseen (under 1000 IMDB votes)-

Shy People ('87)

Smithereens ('82)

Starstruck ('82)

Betrayal ('83)

A Taxing Woman ('87)

Queen of Hearts ('89)

Hanussen ('88)

Streetwise ('84)
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:39 PM
The Sender

Cutter's Way
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:28 PM
^Nods to Cutter's Way and The Hotel New Hampshire(Jodie Foster never looked more delicious).

Some of these are favorites of mine:

Ruthless People(1986)
Down & Out In Beverly Hills(1986) - first and I believe, only R-rated Disney film.
Three O'Clock High(1987) - Saw this in the theater and I still can't believe this doesn't get more appreciation.
Firstborn(1984) - This film definitely nailes down the vibe of growing up in the NY suburbs in the 80's. Plus Peter Weller plays a sadistic cokehead. What more could you want?
Bad Boys(1983) - Back when I didn't want to hit Sean Penn in the face with a pillowcase full of soda cans.
Real Genius(1985)
Opera(1987)
At Close Range(1986) - [See Bad Boys^] This, along with King Of New York are Christopher Walken's most evil characters.
Dead Of Winter(1987) - Superb suspense and Roddy McDowell was never creepier.
Roxanne(1987) - I wish Steve Martin could still be half this funny.
Sleepaway Camp(1983) - Still the most fucked up ending out there.
Young Sherlock Holmes(1985) - Really loved this as a kid.
The Pope Of Greenwich Village(1984) - Eric Roberts at his finest.
Basket Case(1982)
Gung Ho(1986)
Crossroads(1986) Ralph Macchio Vs. The Devil's Disciple of Steve Vai - enough said?
Street Smart(1987) - Morgan Freeman was actually nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Fast Black(and all of this before he became the full of himself old cook that we know today).
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Mon Oncle D'Amerique (1980) Alain Resnais
Resurrection (1980) Daniel Petrie
Cutter's Way (1981) Ivan Passer
The Decline Of Western Civilization (1981) Penelope Spheeris
Vernon, Floria (1981) Errol Morris
Chan Is Missing (1982) Wayne Wang
Hammett (1982) Wim Wenders
Moonlighting (1982) Jerzy Skolimowski
Danton (1983) Andrzej Wajda
El Norte (1983) Gregory Nava
L'argent (1983) Robert Bresson
The Makioka Sisters (1983) Kon Ichikawa
Streamers (1983) Robert Altman
The Brother From Another Planet (1984) John Sayles
The Hit (1984) Stephen Frears
Hey Babu Riba (1985) Jovan Acin
The Official Story (1985) Luis Puenzo
Vagabond (1985) Agnes Varda
A Great Wall (1986) Peter Wang
The Manhattan Project (1986) Marshall Brickman
Round Midnight (1986) Bertrand Tavernier
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) David Hugh Jones
Pathfinder (1987) Nils Gaup
Red Sorghum (1987) Yimou Zhang
Apartment Zero (1988) Martin Donovan
Chocolat (1988) Claire Denis
The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) Penelope Spheeris
The Prince Of Pennsylvania (1988) Ron Nyswaner
Story Of Women (1988) Claude Chabrol
Last Images Of The Shipwreck (1989) Eliseo Subiela
Monsieur Hire (1989) Patrice Leconte
True Love (1989) Nancy Savoca
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:49 PM
Wolfen - a great, underrated, werewolf movie from the early 80s. It's got some awesome New York photography capturing the look of a city that doesn't really exist anymore. It's even got the precursor to "Predator Vision" in it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Guiltless View Post
^Nods to Cutter's Way and The Hotel New Hampshire(Jodie Foster never looked more delicious).

Some of these are favorites of mine:

Ruthless People(1986)
Down & Out In Beverly Hills(1986) - first and I believe, only R-rated Disney film.
Three O'Clock High(1987) - Saw this in the theater and I still can't believe this doesn't get more appreciation.
Firstborn(1984) - This film definitely nailes down the vibe of growing up in the NY suburbs in the 80's. Plus Peter Weller plays a sadistic cokehead. What more could you want?
Bad Boys(1983) - Back when I didn't want to hit Sean Penn in the face with a pillowcase full of soda cans.
Real Genius(1985)
Opera(1987)
At Close Range(1986) - [See Bad Boys^] This, along with King Of New York are Christopher Walken's most evil characters.
Dead Of Winter(1987) - Superb suspense and Roddy McDowell was never creepier.
Roxanne(1987) - I wish Steve Martin could still be half this funny.
Sleepaway Camp(1983) - Still the most fucked up ending out there.
Young Sherlock Holmes(1985) - Really loved this as a kid.
The Pope Of Greenwich Village(1984) - Eric Roberts at his finest.
Basket Case(1982)
Gung Ho(1986)
Crossroads(1986) Ralph Macchio Vs. The Devil's Disciple of Steve Vai - enough said?
Street Smart(1987) - Morgan Freeman was actually nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Fast Black(and all of this before he became the full of himself old cook that we know today).
Good call on Three O Clock High, Ruthless People, Down and Out in Beverly Hills (remember they made a show off that one?), Pope of Greenwich and Roxanne! I was going to recommend 3:00 here and both Ruthless People and Down and Out I hadn't seen since they were in theaters and keep reminding myself to try and track them down again. Pope I saw for the first time a couple months back on NF and Roxanne was an old favorite that was on THIS TV last week!

Some others -

Made in U.S.A.
The Coca Cola Kid (Eric Robert's at his other best)
Far From Home
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Trancers
Breaking Glass
Liquid Sky
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:34 AM
84C MoPic
Gandahar
Time Masters
Warning Sign
Special Bulletin
Hands Of Steel
Rampage
Arena
Time Of The Wolf
TerrorVision
Basements
Vlad Tepes

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:21 AM
REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS/UNARMED AND DANGEROUS
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:50 PM
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Good call on Three O Clock High, Ruthless People, Down and Out in Beverly Hills (remember they made a show off that one?), Pope of Greenwich and Roxanne! I was going to recommend 3:00 here and both Ruthless People and Down and Out I hadn't seen since they were in theaters and keep reminding myself to try and track them down again. Pope I saw for the first time a couple months back on NF and Roxanne was an old favorite that was on THIS TV last week!

Some others -

Made in U.S.A.
The Coca Cola Kid (Eric Robert's at his other best)
Far From Home
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Trancers
Breaking Glass
Liquid Sky
I don't remember the Down & Out TV show; but I should! I remember seeing Buckaroo Banzai in the theater twice in the same day.

Another of Eric Roberts' best roles is in Nobody's Fool(1986) and Star 80(1983), especially the latter.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:32 PM
I second all of these recommendations:

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Originally Posted by Mr. Guiltless View Post
^Nods to Cutter's Way and The Hotel New Hampshire(Jodie Foster never looked more delicious).

Three O'Clock High(1987) - Saw this in the theater and I still can't believe this doesn't get more appreciation.

Firstborn(1984) - This film definitely nailes down the vibe of growing up in the NY suburbs in the 80's. Plus Peter Weller plays a sadistic cokehead. What more could you want?

Bad Boys(1983) - Back when I didn't want to hit Sean Penn in the face with a pillowcase full of soda cans.

Roxanne(1987) - I wish Steve Martin could still be half this funny.

The Pope Of Greenwich Village(1984) - Eric Roberts at his finest.

Street Smart(1987) - Morgan Freeman was actually nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Fast Black(and all of this before he became the full of himself old cook that we know today).
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Resurrection (1980) Daniel Petrie
Cutter's Way (1981) Ivan Passer
Hammett (1982) Wim Wenders
Danton (1983) Andrzej Wajda
The Brother From Another Planet (1984) John Sayles
The Hit (1984) Stephen Frears
Round Midnight (1986) Bertrand Tavernier
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) David Hugh Jones
Apartment Zero (1988) Martin Donovan
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Wolfen - a great, underrated, werewolf movie from the early 80s. It's got some awesome New York photography capturing the look of a city that doesn't really exist anymore. It's even got the precursor to "Predator Vision" in it.
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84C MoPic
Warning Sign
We could retitle this thread "Movies I Recommend To People While They Stare At Me."
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:30 AM
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We could retitle this thread "Movies I Recommend To People While They Stare At Me."
Pretty sure we should rename this thread " The longest list you can come up with for lesser known 80s movies even if most of your suggestions are well-known movies just to prove who can search IMDB for movies with less than 10000 votes ".
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:24 PM
Also:

The Last American Virgin(for the soundtrack alone)
My Tutor
Making The Grade(Judd Nelson's role right before Breakfast Club)
Paradise(for a fully naked Phoebe Cates)
Mischief
Night Of The Comet
Women In Fury(I'm a big fan of lesbian prison exploitation movies- it's on youtube last I checked)
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:59 PM
i higly reoomed
old tv hulk moives staring billy bbixixy
msters of the unisver old he-man moive
grand tour daister in time
some were in time
my since project
better of dead
foot lose the original
teen wolf 1
teen wolf 2
big
ghost buster 1
ghost buster 2
the india jones moives
what aobout bob?
ground hog day
mr desnty
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:21 PM

Altered States

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:53 PM
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REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS/UNARMED AND DANGEROUS
upvote !

Fucking Chiun
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:20 AM
[QUOTE=Dirtyfrog;3621693]upvote !

Fucking Chiun
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Damn Straight!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:55 AM
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Thief(1981)
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:14 AM
if you can find a copy , i recomment Class of '84



This movie is a good study in generational censorship.

Nowadays , you will have seen way worse in terms of violence, gore and sexuality but back then , it was a big deal. Banned in many countries and only released in a heavily edited version ( they had to that to prevent an X-rating ... the rape scene and the table-saw death were very problematic ).

Bonus : you get to see a pre-fame Michael J. Fox !

After all this time ( released in 1982) , it still stands at 6.4 on IMDB and 60% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:19 AM
The Hidden

it's action packed right from the opening scene

Bad Boys with sean penn is also a good choice and so is steve martin in Roxanne. L.A. story is good too but that came out in the 90's.

Repo Man. the scene where the cop opens the trunk will forever be etched in my head.

Bachelor Party- with tom hanks

***MINOR SPOILER***

remember the scene where the guy walks into the bathroom he has just had sex with some girl. his friend is in there. he tells him that he's in love. he says 'marriage, kids, the works' then she walks in and says 'excuse me gentlemen' she walks over lifts up the toilet seat and begins to pee haha

I also enjoyed

one crazy summer and summer rental

I also remember watching Repo Williams:the adventure begins. from what I understand it was supposed to be the start of a series of movies with that character, but the first movie wasn't a success so no sequels were ever made

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