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Old 10-07-2012, 10:48 PM
What movies did you see in the 80s in theaters as a kid?

for me from December 84 till 1989 from ages 3 till 8.

Pinocchio 1984 re-issue. (My first movie ever in theaters)
The Last Dragon.
Return to Oz. (I just turned 4 when it came out and saw it 3 times despite it did scared me first)
Back to the Future. (5 times)
The Goonies. (3 times)
The Black Cauldron. (3 times)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. (2 times)
Enemy Mine.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
ET re-issue. (4 times)
Gremlins re-issue. (3 times)
Ghostbusters re-issue. (3 times)
Godzilla 1985.
Fright Night. (my first R-rated movie and got me hooked into horror)
Better Off Dead.
Baby Secret of the Lost Legend.
Commando. (2 times)
101 Dalmations re-issue. (3 times)
Starchaser Legend of Orin.
Rocky IV.
Translyvania 6-5000.
Clue. (2-times)
Young Sherlock Holmes. (2 times)
Black Moon Rising.
Iron Eagle.
House. (2 times)
The Money Pit.
Go-Bots Battle of the RockLords.
The Adventures of Mark Twain.
Critters. (2 times)
April Fool's Day.
Invaders from Mars. (2 times)
Cobra. (2 times)
Short circuit (3 times).
Back to School.
Top Gun. (2 times)
Poltergeist II.
Spacecamp. (Just turned 5 when it hit theaters)
Karate Kid II. (2 times)
Labyrinth. ( 2 times)
Raw Deal.
Maximum Overdrive.
Psycho III.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Sleeping Beauty re-issue. (3 times)
The Great Mouse Detective. (4 times)
Aliens. (3 times)
Howard The Duck. (2 times)
Big Trouble in Little China ( 4 times).
Transformers The Movie. (2 times)
Night of the Creeps. (2 times)
Haunted Honeymoon.
Flight of The Navigator. (3 times)
One Crazy Summer.
Deadly Friend. (2 times)
Friday The 13th part 6 Jason Lives. (3 times)
The Fly. (2 times)
Making Contact (aka Joey).
Crocodile Dundee. (3 times)
Highlander. (2 times)
Deadtime Stories.
An American Tail. (4 times)
The Golden Child. (3 times)
Lady and The Tramp. (3 times in it's 86 re-issue)
Song of the South re-issue. (3 times)
Little Shop of Horrors. (4 times)
Star Trek IV. (2 times)
King Kong Lives.
Three Amigos.
The Stepfather.
Critical Condition.
Lethal Weapon. (2 times)
The Aristocats re-issue. (4 times)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. (2 times)
The Kindred.
Ernest Goes to Camp. (3 times)
Creepshow 2. (3 times)
Police Academy 4.
The Gate. (2 times)
Raising Arizona.
The Chipmunk Adventure. (2 times)
Harry and The Hendersons. (3 times)
Spaceballs ( 2 times even on my 6th birthday).
Predator. (3 times)
Benji The Hunted.
The Untouchables.
The Living Daylights.
Snow White 1987 re-issue. (3 times)
Jaws The Revenge.
The Lost Boys. (3 times)
Robocop. (3 times)
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.
Born in East LA.
Masters of the Universe.
House 2. (2 times)
The Monster Squad (3 times).
The Curse.
Hellraiser. (2 times)
Teen Wolf Two.
The Princess Bride. (2 times)
Near Dark. (2 times)
The Witches of Eastwick.
The Hidden.
Prince of Darkness. (2 times)
The Running Man. (3 times)
Planes trains and Automobiles. (4 times)
Cinderella 87 re-issue. (2 times)
Pinocchio and The Emperor of the Night. (Scared the hell out of me)
Batteries Not Included. (3 times)
3 Men and a Baby.
Return of the Living Dead part 2. (2 times)
Throw Mama from the Train.
Flowers in the Attic.
The Serpent and The Rainbow.
Action Jackson.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes.
Police Academy 5.
Fox and The Hound 88 re-issue. (4 times)
Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw.
Lady in White.
18 Again.
Beetlejuice. (5 times)
The Wrong Guys.
Critters 2. (2 times)
Crocodile Dundee 2. (3 times)
Rambo 3 (2 times).
Dead Heat.
Friday The 13th part 7. (3 times)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space. (3 times)
Willow. (4 times)
Red Heat.
Poltergeist III.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit. (6 times even on my 7th birthday and opening day)
Big. (2 times)
The Great Outdoors. (2 times)
Coming to America. (3 times)
Bambi 88 re-issue. (4 times)
Phantasm 2. (2 times)
Bull Durham.
Die Hard. (4 times)
License to Drive.
My Stepmother is an Alien.
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
Monkey Shines.
The Dead Pool.
The Blob. (3 times)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4. (3 times)
Mac and Me.
Hot to Trot.
Young Guns.
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters.
The Bear.
Elviria Mistress of the Dark.
Night of the Demons.
Halloween 4. (2 times)
Vice Versa.
Child's Play. (3 times)
They Live. (3 times)
High Spirits. (2 times)
The Land Before Time. (4 times)
Oliver and Company. (4 times)
Ernest Saves Christmas. ( 2 times)
Hellbound Hellraiser 2. (2 times)
Scrooged. (3 times)
Twins. (2 times)
Cocoon The Return.
Naked Gun. (3 times)
Deep Star Six.
The Fly II.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. (3 times)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. (2 times)
The Burbs. (2 times)
Field of Dreams.
Pet Sematary. (2 times)
Rescuers 89 re-issue. (4 times)
Lean on Me.
Karate Kid III.
Major League.
Fright Night 2. (2 times)
Indiana Jones 3. (4 times)
Ghostbusters 2. (Opened on my 8th birthday and saw it 3 times)
Honey i Shrunk the Kids. (3 times)
Batman. (6 times)
Lethal Weapon 2. (2 times)
License to Kill.
UHF. (Twice)
Peter Pan 89 re-issue. (4 times)
Star Trek V.
Friday The 13th part 8. (2 times)
Elm Street 5. (2 times)
The Abyss.
Little Monsters.
Babar The Movie.
No Holds Bar.
Adventures of Milo and Otis. (2 times)
See No Evil Hear No Evil.
Uncle Buck. (2 times)
I Mad Man.
Shocker. (2 times)
The Horror Show (aka House III).
Halloween 5. (2 times)
Weekend at Bernies.
Prancer. (2 times)
All Dogs go to Heaven. (3 times)
Little Mermaid (2 times).
Christmas Vacation. (3 times)
Fletch Lives.
Harlem Nights.
back to the Future II. (4 times)
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Batman 89

Honestly, thats the only two I can remember since I was about 5 or 6 when those came out.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 PM
Oh my goodness, how can you possibly remember all of them!? The two that spring to mind are the first Back To The Future movie and Ghostbusters. BTTF was my first date movie. It was 1st January 1986 and I was 12 years old. The funny thing is that I still remember (and love) the movie but I can't even remember the girl's name!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:56 PM
I was born in 1984 so I can't remember if I saw anything in the 80's except Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. My mom told me it was the first movie she took me to.

The farthest back I can remember is Neverending Story 2 and Home Alone in 1990.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:28 PM
The movies I remember watching in theaters in the 80's are:

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Ghostbusters II
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:29 PM
The one's I remember:

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
The Goonies
The Transformers:The Movie
The Dark Crystal
Friday The 13th Part III
Jaws 3-D
Hellbound:Hellraiser II
Child's Play
Sesame Street Presents:Follow that Bird
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
The Serpent and the Rainbow
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lethal Weapon
Lethel Weapon 2
*batteries not included
Short Circuit
Short Circuit 2
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Prince of Darkness
Rambo:First Blood Part II
Rambo III

There are probably a lot more but I am tired of looking them up..One thing I do really remember though was that when a movie came out in 3-D it wasn't all overkill like it is now..I still remember the arm in Jaws 3-D floating towards me as well as the kid getting his eye's popped out in Friday The 13th Part III..I know I saw a ton of movies I really shouldn't have seen as a kid but my mom was cool so I saw a lot of the R rated horror shit with her..The 80's was a pretty cool era to grow up in and I'm glad I got a chance to see so many movies back then.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:02 PM

Oh, I just remembered seeing E.T. with my Grandma in 1982. I would have been 8 or 9. I remember there was a Winnie The Pooh short shown before it.

I remember my parents taking me to see Chariots Of Fire at the age of 11 or 12. I must have found it very dull.

Flash Gordon (1980) - had a big influence on my tastes.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Indiana Jones and the temple of doom
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:47 AM

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:51 PM
Off the top of my head:

Star Trek II
Star Trek III
Return of the Jedi
Disney's Robin Hood
The Black Cauldron
An American Tail
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Never Ending Story
Top Gun
The Karate Kid
Romancing the Stone
The Muppets take Manhattan
Smokey and the Bandit part 3
Cannonball Run part II
Masters of the Universe (at the drive in!)
Transformers: The Movie
The Great Mouse Detective
Short Circuit 2
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Land Before Time
Oliver and Company
Christmas Vacation
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:44 AM
Growing up in the 80's, my favorite pasttime as a kid was going to the movies (tho, I will admit, by the end of the decade I was more of a teenager than a kid....). Most of my all-time favorite theatre memories are from this period of time. That's why most of my top ten films are from this era.
So here's my list, ranked in order of fave memories....

90. The Last Dragon (1985)
89. Clash of the Titans (1981)
88. Pretty in Pink (1986)
87. The Dead Zone (1983)
86. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
85. The Ice Pirates (1984)
84. The Evil Dead (1981)
83. Dead Calm (1989)
82. Streets of Fire (1984)
81. Christmas Vacation (1989)
80. The Hidden (1987)
79. Scarface (1983)
78. Field of Dreams (1989)
77. The Last Starfighter (1984)
76. Batman (1989)
75. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
74. Heavy Metal (1981)
73. The Blues Brothers (1980)
72. Major League (1989)
71. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
70. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
69. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
68. Purple Rain (1984)
67. Beetlejuice (1988)
66. Ladyhawke (1985)
65. The Dark Crystal (1982)
64. Southern Comfort (1981)
63. Splash (1984)
62. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
61. Legend (1985)
60. Better Off Dead (1985)
59. Look Who's Talking (1989)
58. Taps (1981)
57. Airplane! (1980)
56. The Untouchables (1987)
55. Paperhouse (1988)
54. Bull Durham (1988)
53. Lucas (1986)
52. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)
51. Wall Street (1987)
50. Bad Boys (1983)
49. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
48. Cocoon (1985)
47. The Lost Boys (1987)
46. The Color of Money (1986)
45. Tootsie (1982)
44. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
43. Blade Runner (1982)
42. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
41. WarGames (1983)
40. Raising Arizona (1987)
39. Stand by Me (1986)
38. Arthur (1981)
37. The Terminator (1984)
36. Do the Right Thing (1989)
35. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
34. First Blood (1982)
33. The Thing (1982)
32. The Princess Bride (1987)
31. La Bamba (1987)
30. A Christmas Story (1983)
29. 48 Hrs. (1982)
28. Rain Man (1988)
27. Colors (1988)
26. Starman (1984)
25. Stripes (1981)
24. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
23. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
22. Die Hard (1988)
21. Platoon (1986)
20. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
19. Parenthood (1989)
18. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
17. Back to the Future (1985)
16. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
15. Big (1988)
14. Akira (1988)
13. The Karate Kid (1984)
12. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
11. Midnight Run (1988)
10. Superman II (1980)
9. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
8. The Shining (1980)
7. The Road Warrior (1981)
6. Ghostbusters (1984)
5. The Abyss (1989)
4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1. Aliens (1986)

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