Top 100 MWADS: The 1980's The Childhood Strikes Back
Ah the 80's. A time of One-Eyed Willy, Ferris and Cameron, the height of Stars Wars mania, and even Kurosawa. And Van Damme. And Transformers. And....the list goes on and on.
What will dominate the list? Will we create a list of 100 movies that were important to our childhood the feature Red Rider BB Guns, flux capacitors, and BMX serenading
or will we resort to ranking Scorcese's great movies, Allen's peak, and the mighty reign of John Carpenter??
I can't really label the 80's, mostly because it is that contentious for me. My childhood, and a decade filled with an influx of foreign films, multiple director's hitting their stride, and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia (stronger than the 90's) all create a whirlwind of a decade. After this, I expect a decrease in participation, but maybe this is going to be the all out battle we have always hoped for. I expect rage, yelling, and well, Bolo Yeung. Because you know when you need a random Chinese tough guy, there's only one guy to call. "You are next!" Image: http://asianmoviepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bolo-738033-300x200.jpg
Without delay, let's get down to the rules, as normal:
Ballots will be posted in this thread as a response. Please label your films 1-20, with 1 being the highest, 2 next and so forth (doesn't matter how you list them, forwards or backwards, but make sure 1 is your top film). I will let the thread sink in for a week or so, then I will lock in answers with an announcement (as in, "NO FURTHER CHANGES FROM NOW ON) I will bump this thread daily until the first list is posted, I'm sure it will take a couple of days to start getting lists in.* ONLY FILMS RELEASED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1980 and DECEMEBER 31, 1989 will be considered. ALL OTHER FILMS ARE UNQUALIFIED.
Check the dates of the films you include I am also taking the list of volunteers for write-ups. You know the drill. If you love film and want to unleash your Shakespearean eloquence upon the masses, sign up. Writers:
If you want to know how this all ends up, refer to the other "Movies We Agree Don't Suck" Thread, that was the first one (Also, I believe that preempted G4's "Movies that Don't Suck" but I could be mistaken). Have at it folks.
NOTE: DO NOT DOUBLE POST YOUR LIST, JUST EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST IF YOU NEED TO.
1. The Thing
2. Die Hard
4. Blade Runner
6. Empire Strikes Back
9. Big Trouble in Little China
11. This is Spinal Tap
12. Back to the Future
14. Evil Dead 1/2
16. House of Games
17. Dressed to Kill
18. Raiders of the Lost Ark
19. Say Anything
20. Uncle Buck
When Harry Met Sally
Stand by Me
The Breakfast CLub
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Last Starfighter
Flight of the Navigator
This post was edited on 1/27 at 3:50 pm