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Totally 80's (Movies)

Favorite films of the 1980's.

The breakfast club . 2-DVD edition

Five teenagers with nothing in common spend a Saturday detention in the school library

Trading places

Two old business partners bet that they can turn a street hustler into a successful businessman

The outsiders

Based on S.E. Hinton's book about teenage gangs in 1966 Tulsa, OK. The "Soc's" [Socials] and the "Greasers," and the struggle of growing up as an outsider

Coming to America

Looking for a wife of his own choosing, an African prince moves to Queens, New York to look for one. There he deals with working for minimum wage and living in the projects

The lost boys

A young teen thinks his town of Santa Cruz is infested with vampires, and becomes convinced of it when his own brother starts turning into one. Includes a commentary with director Joel Schumacher; featurettes; deleted scenes; and much more

St. Elmo's fire

Seven friends, recent college graduates, search for a place in the real world and face the issues of career and commitment. Against the backdrop of St. Elmo's, their local hang-out, they save, betray and love each one another as only the closest of friends can

Pretty in pink

A poor girl falls in love with a rich guy, and it angers both their families and their friends

Sixteen candles

It's Sam's sweet sixteen birthday and no one in her family remembers the important occasion. She's an average teen who endures creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the beautiful blonde who stands between her and the boy of her dreams

Full metal jacket

Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968

Rain man

A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he thinks should be his 3 million dollar inheritance, he kidnaps the autistic brother he never knew he had, and takes him on the ride of his life

Can't buy me love

When the most popular girl in high school finds herself in a desperate predicament, Ronny steps in to save the day-- for a price. She must pose as his girl so that her popularity might rub off on him

Mystic pizza

Three young women, waitresses at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut, spend a special summer discovering romance

The untouchables

The story of the glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of mob warlord Al Capone who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer, who vowed to bring him down. A classic confrontation between good and evil, and how with the help of a cop named Malone, Ness learns how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first

Do the right thing : 2-disc edition

"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise,"--Container

Heathers

A high school student begins systematically to murder his fellow students

Stand by me

This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery

Cocktail

Tom Cruise plays Brian Flanagan, a young confident and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro, becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life

The color purple

An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive

Fatal attraction

A New York attorney has a romantic fling while his wife is out of town, and then shrugs it off. But the woman involved with him won't be ignored, even if it means destroying his family to keep him

Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever

Beetlejuice

A couple of likable ghosts contact the afterlife's bio-exorcist to rid their home of a trendy New York family that moves in

Clue

Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with the gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler?

Fast times at Ridgemont High

A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students

Crossroads

A young classically trained guitarist learns the blues from an old bluesman who supposedly got his talent to play the blues from the devil

Hoosiers

A basketball coach with a checkered past leads him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team

Some kind of wonderful

A high school tomboy has a crush on her best friend, and is distraught when he falls for a rich snob. Includes new commentary and featurettes

Steel magnolias

A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings

Young guns

A portrait of Billy the Kid and his gang as they move from prairie trash to demi-gods

Major league

She's beautiful and smart. She has just inhearited the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, she wants to move the franchise to Miami, and a losing season is her only ticket to Florida. She signs the wildest bunch of screwballs to play on the team. Her catcher is a washed-up womanizer who struck out in life. Her pitcher is a punked-out crazy who struck out with the law. Her third baseman is more concerned about fielding endorsements than grounders. Throw in other misfits and you could be destined for disaster

Weekend at Bernie's

What do you do when you go to your boss's beach house for the weekend and find that your boss is already there...but he's dead? You spend the weekend creating the illusion that he's alive, of course!

Ferris Bueller's day off

A chronicle of the events in the day of a rather magical 17-year-old who has an overwhelming urge to cut school one spring day and head for downtown Chicago with his girl and best friend to see the sights and experience a day of freedom

Labyrinth

Teenage Sarah is babysitting her little brother, when she wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and to get him back, she must find her way through the labyrinth to the castle in the center, facing the challenges along the way

The princess bride

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest

Big . 1-dvd edition

After a twelve-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him older, he manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult

Sophie's choice

A drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn revolves around Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, her lover, Nathan, and Stingo, a would-be writer. As the three grow closer, Stingo discovers the captivating and moving truths that each harbor

Parenthood

The Buckmans are a modern family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right" way

Adventures in babysitting

A babysitter and three kids leave the safe suburbs and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a frantic friend

Mr. Mom

Michael Keaton plays a harried househusband and Teri Garr a rising business executive who encounter one problem after another

Girls just want to have fun

Janey is a shy good girl. Lynne is a cool rock chick. But when the two friends scheme to get Janey on television's biggest after-school dance show, they find themselves on a wild adventure

Driving Miss Daisy

Set in Atlanta in the 1950's, a textile factory owner insists on hiring an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother. The Jewish woman and her African American driver eventually build a relationship over many years

A passage to India

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman

Gandhi

Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule. Centers on the extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence and set an entire nation free

Brazil

A comedy/romance about a surreal world in which terrorists scare the citizens, and where nothing can be accomplished without paperwork. Highly critically acclaimed. Directed by Terry Gilliam

A fish called Wanda

"Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George, not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer, Archie Leach."--Www. imdb. com

Once upon a time in America

Two childhood friends form an uneasy partnership in crime which leads to death
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