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Old 01-01-2008, 10:00   #1
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Greatest Ever 80s Movies (Channel 5 )

Last night Channel 5 showed what they claimed was a list of 40 of the Greatest Ever 80s Movies. I've just fast-forwarded a recording of the show. I know the 80s was a bad decade for movies and I didn't expect the show to even mention Heaven's Gate (it didn't) but leaving out The Shining ? Raging Bull ? Blade Runner ? Blood Simple ? Blue Velvet ? Including these films would have made a ropey decade appear much better than it actually was but to leave them out is some sort of yuppie joke .
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:11   #2
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Plus no Ferris Bueller, Ghostbusters, or E.T.!!

And yet they had room for Caddyshack!!??
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:15   #3
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Was Big Trouble in Little China there?
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It was a shockingly bad compilation.
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I assume it was really "best 80s films for which we have the rights to" then?
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:20   #6
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80s a bad decade for movies? I think it was the best decade for movies, and friends a similar age agree. Avoiding films mentioned by others so far:

AS well as the best populist fare any decades had to offer (in my opinion), Back to the Future, STar Trek 2, Star Wars ep3 and 4, Highlander etc it also had great comedies incl most of the good Steve Martin films, Beverley Hills Cop and the Police Academy movies were funny (once), great Horror, The Fly, The Thing etc, and some great intelligent films as well, Videodrome, Brazil.

But thats just me, and I wnoder how many of those I've just mentioned made their list? Is it being repeated or is the list available online?
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:45   #7
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I have to say I watched the later half of it fully expecting Ferris Bueller to be in the top 10. The Breakfast Club made it, but no Ferris is a joke.
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I assume it was really "best 80s films for which we have the rights to" then?
Exactly what I thought when i saw it! I mean, surely, ET should have been number one?

And no Ghostbusters?
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:23   #9
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i saw the top 10, wasn't aware that ghostbusters didn't make it!

i also thought that ferris bueller might/should have been in there somewhere - what about wargames and weird science, did they make it in?

well they mentioned a link to the page which accompanied the programme, however the list isn't populated :-/ http://www.five.tv/programmes/greatestevermovies/

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Star Wars ep3 and 4


Episode 3 was released in 2005 and Episode 4 was 1977.
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Episode 3 was released in 2005 and Episode 4 was 1977.
I think he meant V and VI
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sorry, yep 5 and 6, my head was too busy thinking was empire an 80s film or not, think its listed as 79 but wasn't out til 80 in this country.
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Aparently it was a viewers vote. What a joke.
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Also no Nightmare on Elm Street, Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story, Empire of the Sun, Chariots of Fire, Born on the 4th of July, My Left Foot and Mississippi Burning.

As steford said I'm pretty sure it was a vote from a list of films that C5 had rights to show clips from.
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thought goonies would be in too!!!!!!!!
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Watching this last night got me in the mood to watch Back To The Future. So today I watched parts 1 and 2 back to back. Think i'll stick the third on before I go to bed.

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but leaving out The Shining ? Raging Bull ? Blood Simple ? Blue Velvet ?


Taped this last night, not sure I'll even bother watching it now
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Blade Runner was missed as well wasn't it ? I fully expected to hear of a posse of forumites burning down Channel5's studios on the news this morning.
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Our household is a sucker for these countdown shows around Chrimble time.

Have to laugh at the omissions though, and as I didn't spot a thread for it I'll also point out the crime of them omitting Titanic from the Top 40 Disaster Films which was also on recently!
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Glad to see BTTF was number one. Was fully expected either Ghostbusters or ET after 2-40 were revealed, but was very surprised that these two were not in at all and such classics like Desperately Seeking Susan and Caddieshack were.
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