Hands up if you grew up in the ‘80s? If you did, you’re pretty darn awesome! While it must now be impossible to stop yourself from wearing brightly colored tutus and putting enough hairspray onto your barnet to melt the ozone layer, you’ll be happy to know that we’re all about taking you back in time here at RetroEnt. We know, we’re too good to you. It’s a way of life, ya know? We want you to get the buzz of the ‘80s back into your life, and it’s best to start with these movies from the ‘80s you need to rewatch as an adult…
Top Gun (1986)
When you think of the ‘80s, you might think of Aviator sunglasses, male rompers, luscious hair, and that cardboard cutout of Tom Cruise you definitely still have somewhere in your attic. Yep, you have Top Gun to thank for this, because it’s arguably one of the best movies ever created. You can argue that it’s not, but you’re wrong, so I hope you like just sitting on your chair of lies and basking in your wrongness (jokes, we love you really). Even if you don’t like airplanes and weird volleyball scenes you will still love this movie and everything it stands for. However, most people have only have watched this movie once so that they can get involved in conversations and the ‘I Love Tom Cruise’ fan club, so you kinda need to watch it again. You know, for the sake of humankind.
The Goonies (1985)
Hey, you guyssss!! Do you love finding Spanish pirate treasure? Actually, that was a stupid question. Who doesn’t love finding pirate treasure? Because we’re basically obsessed with finding ‘el tesoro’ we’re also basically obsessed with The Goonies. This adventure film was released in 1985 and has since become a cult classic. While you probably watched this movie when it was first released, you probably only watched it because your mom thought it would be a great way to shut you up and keep you quiet for the afternoon. Now that you hate people and want to be quiet anyway (or is that just us?) you can properly sit down and watch this group of kids try to save their houses from demolition and chill out with One-Eyed Willie – because apparently that really is a name.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
On the count of three, we all need to raise our fists into the air and sing “DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME!” at the top of our lungs. It doesn’t work if you don’t. We’ll know if you defy us. We promise. Okay, so one, two, three… *raises fist into the air with gusto.* Yuh-huh, although we love basically everything that John Hughes has ever brought into our lives, we just can’t get enough of The Breakfast Club. When this movie first came onto the silver screen in 1985, we were a little confused. After all, what REALLY happens? Some guys get in trouble. They sit in detention. They kinda hate each other, but then they don’t at the end. Right? If you’re of that opinion, you totally need to rewatch it again as an adult. It will be a revelation.
Although we love the 2017 Ghostbusters movie for the fact that women rule and Kristen Wiig is our spirit animal, ~ it just really wasn’t very good ~. Yes, yes, we know that’s pretty much insulting some of the greatest women of all time (and Chris Hemsworth), but we just can’t lie – especially when it’s up against the 1984 original. With a cast of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver, this movie was the epitome of awesome. It’s inspired some of the greatest Halloween costumes to date, and it’s allowed us to know who to call when there’s something strange in our neighborhood. You know you wanna watch this one again.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If you’re a fan of Star Wars (duh, isn’t everyone?), then there’s a high chance that you have your favorite movie. Of course, if that favorite movie isn’t The Empire Strikes Back then you defo need to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Although the OG Star Wars movie will always go down as one of the best in a galaxy far, far away, the second movie was just really somethin’ special. With new and improved movies still coming into our lives, it’s easy for people to forget about this movie. After all, it came out nearly three decades ago. That’s exactly why you need to grab hold of your lightsaber and pop on this movie. Oo-er.
You should probably clear your schedule because these movies from the ‘80s you need to rewatch as an adult are gonna take up your whole weekend. Best get the snacks ready because that you-know-what indent in your couch is going to get even deeper.