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Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:49 pm
by MadMatt
Ahhh Escape from new York! Forgot about that one! What about They Live? And Stand by me? Was there any movies in the 80's that just plain sucked? LOL How about the Vacation movies now those are classic!!

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:25 pm
by biolumen
Nightwalker wrote: I also like those old horror and sifi B-movies.


Like Lifeforce, Buckaroo Banzai, Big Trouble in Little China? Or are you talking Saturn 3 or Galaxy Of Terror level B movie.
kickherintheguts wrote:I really like Dragonslayer a lot, and I don't even have issues with the score like a lot of people complain about. I think Peter MacNichol's movie career peaked right then and there!


Peaked with his very first film.

MadMatt wrote:Was there any movies in the 80's that just plain sucked


I once paid money to see Gymkata in the theater.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089243/combined

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:27 am
by kickherintheguts
MadMatt wrote:Was there any movies in the 80's that just plain sucked?


I hate to beat this horse to death but I was bored while visiting my parents with nothing to do during a weekend in late 1988. Two big holiday movies to see were Cocoon: The Return and *Scrooged. I saw them both on back to back nights and there were totally depressing.

A week later I was in Riyadh for a couple of months and they don't even allow anything X-mas to go on so that whole winter was even more depressing. And to top it off, when I came back from Riyadh I found out my girlfriend was screwing around on me around the same time I was watching those wretched holiday movies. I had that stupid CD by Cinderella aptly titled Long, Cold, Winter and thank god I can listen to it nowadays and laugh about that fucking horrible winter lol!

* - Just how many times has Bill Murray played the unlikable cynic who, through a turn of extraordinary events, suddenly changes his life to become the cheery optimist?

Honorable mention: Xanadu and Two of a Kind SUCKED

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:25 am
by Nightwalker
biolumen wrote:
Nightwalker wrote: I also like those old horror and sifi B-movies.


Like Lifeforce, Buckaroo Banzai, Big Trouble in Little China? Or are you talking Saturn 3 or Galaxy Of Terror level B movie.

Different grades of B-movies. from ones that have a (or some) A-actor in them till the completely unknown hard-to-find ones.

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:31 pm
by everdeenkatniss
I think No

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:33 am
by Turbofurball
Hmm, top 5?

Mad Max 2
Aliens
The Princess Bride
The Blues Bothers
Labyrinth

Honorable mention to Heathers, since nobody else has mentioned it so far :)

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:55 am
by MWFV8
While I don't think it's better, I do have a soft spot for Maximum Overdrive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWS4tTzs60

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:06 pm
by Foxtrot X-Ray
to quote Ford Prefect...

"None at All" :D

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:55 pm
by Anklecranker
Road Warrior
Conan the Barbarian.....get the soundtrack.
Terminator

Nothing else comes close.

Loved........
Fast Times at Ridgemont High- who cold forget Phoebe Cates?...Moving in Stereo? She could make a dead man square dance.
Better of Dead.......a classic confrontation............and a 68 Camaro?

Re: What 80's movies are better than Mad Max 2?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:00 pm
by Dinki Di
Most of the best has already been mentioned here and it's tough to think of movies better than Mad Max 2 because MM2 is right up there in my top 3, but some other contenders for me:

Akira
Gremlins
Back to the Future
Die hard
Time Bandits
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ghostbusters
Evil Dead
Poltergeist
Wrath of Khan

Was there any movies in the 80's that just plain sucked?


Yup. I remember some kind of Mad Max-reminiscent film called Solarbabies from then which... wasn't that great. Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Slipstream. Jaws 3. Howard the Duck.