I have to admit that some of my all time favorites are on this list. I can not believe that some of these classics are turning 30 this year. Take a peek and chime in on your favorites.
1. The Falcon and the Snowman
We got to see bad boy Sean Penn embody this role. Of course Timothy Hutton did not disappoint either. Don’t forget this is based on a true story. Way before Edward Snowden.
3. The Color Purple
And I will let this sit right here… The Color Purple is THIRTY.
4. The Breakfast Club
One of my all time favorite movies. I actually hope no one even considers doing a remake. As a teenager during this time, I could identify with more than one of the characters in this film. This is one of the reasons why we all appreciated John Hughes so much.
5. The Purple Rose of Cairo
Woody Allen in his unique way pulled off this movie brilliantly.
6. Out of Africa
My disdain for this movie is that it robbed “The Color Purple” for the Oscar for Best Picture. Yes, I am still salty.
7. The Sure Thing
This had to be Rob Reiner’s prequel to “When Harry Met Sally”. I love John Cusack, and this was one of my favorites.
8. Rocky IV
Just when we thought the Rocky franchise was getting old, this one comes out and just flipped everything around. So many good songs on this soundtrack too.
Cher never disappointed in film. She surprised so many in the 80s. This is one of her best works.
10. Desperately Seeking Susan
Our girl Madonna in her acting debut. She actually wasn’t too bad in this film. And of course the soundtrack….
I can honestly say that I’ve never watched this movie, but I know there are so many pop culture references to it that it seems like it should not be 30 years old.
12. Brewster’s Millions
John Candy and Richard Pryor together. Two comic geniuses. We didn’t know what we were witnessing real time.
13. A View to a Kill
With all of the 007 movies, the theme song is always on point. As a Duran Duran fan, I would not feel right to not include this clip in this list.
Chevy Chase with all of his personalities. This movie always keeps you laughing.
15. The Goonies
This is a classic. It never gets old and I can’t believe that 30 years have already passed since this fun film came to the screen.
16. Prizzi’s Honor
Who doesn’t love Angelica Houston, Jack Nicholson or Kathleen Turner?
I loved Cocoon. Ron Howard’s second major film as he was breaking away from his child star persona.
18. St. Elmo’s Fire
The Brat Pack grows up in this film. And check out Demi Moore. Which member of the Brat Pack was your fave?
19. Back to the Future
What can you say. Michael J. Fox in his prime. This is how us old school kids remember him. Even now.
20. Krush Groove
The all time greatest of hip-hop are in this. Run DMC, LL Cool J, The Fat Boys. Shelia E made it classy. And I forgot Blair Underwood was in this. Good times.
21. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
Can you believe this was Tim Burton’s debut film as a director? Pee Wee always made it fun.
Did any of your favorites make the list? Leave a comment.