The Top 10 Movies From The 1980s, As Told By A College Freshman
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The Top 10 Movies From The 1980s, As Told By A College Freshman

Disclaimer: this is not a final list, just my personal favorites.

The Top 10 Movies From The 1980s, As Told By A College Freshman

The 1980s was a great decade. The decade produced some awesome parties, some amazing music was being written, but the 1980s produced particularly incredible movies. Movies that anyone can enjoy and anyone can relate to. So, here’s my list of the top 10 movies from the 1980s.

10. "Top Gun"

This list is starting with a bang. "Top Gun" has been a favorite of movie watchers since its release in 1986. The story is compelling, relatable, and fun to watch, while also being just flat out awesome. The title song, "Danger Zone," will get stuck in your head in an instant and won't ever leave. It's the kind of movie that I can watch over and over again without getting sick of it.

9. "The Blues Brothers"

My personal favorite on this list, "The Blues Brothers" is a raunchy, funny, and goofy movie that focuses on the struggle of two musicians trying to fund their old orphanage. Hilarious. Dan Akroyd and John Belushi have a chemistry that just can't be matched.

8. "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off"

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is every high school kids dream. Skipping class and having a day in the city. This movie is so loved because this is most definitely in the realm of possibility. A few of us definitely skipped class in high school, so to some of us, this movie was more a reality.

7. "The Shining"

The only horror movie on this list, "The Shining" is also in the realm of possibility. But in a way that is a lot more scary. Jack Nicholson is one of my favorite actors, and this movie definitely pays homage to his talent and skills. This movie is scary, while also being exciting.

6. "Full Metal Jacket"

"Full Metal Jacket" is an incredible story, that for some people can be hard to swallow. It is a dark story, with even darker undertones. A movie that can be watched over and over again without getting old.

5. "The Breakfast Club"

No words need to be said. This movie is awesome. Plain and simple.

4. "Back to the Future"

Back to the future is fun to watch for anyone of any age. Marty and Doc Brown Are fun to watch, no matter what a mood a person is in. It's funny, a good story, and it always can turn a mood around. Great to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, or a busy Wednesday night while doing homework.

3. "Die Hard"

There aren't many words that need to be said about "Die Hard," so I'll keep this short. "Die Hard "is a great action movie, that slingshotted action movies to how we know them today. Fast paced and intense.

2. "Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Harrison Ford stars in this movie about a college professor who dons a fedora and a bull whip for his across the world adventures. A great action-adventure movie, I saw my first "Indiana Jones" movie when I was 10, and have loved the franchise ever since.

1. "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"

This is it. The cream of the crop. The best movie of the "Star Wars" franchise, I put this has my number one because of the influence it had on film for years to come. This movie made science fiction cool and fun. Not to mention all the merchandising rights (which were kept by George Lucas, a genius move) made millions. This movie will forever be engraved in history due to the amazing cast, incredible story, and endless watchability.

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