DVDs I own from the 1980sby rose77 | created - 02 Mar 2014 | updated - 25 Mar 2014 | Public
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1. Big Blonde (1980 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama
Based on Dorothy Parker's short story, Big Blonde is about a free-spirited young woman in 1920s New York who marries a traveling salesman, only discover that she's made a terrible mistake.
3. Coming Attractions (1978)
R | 84 min | Comedy
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »
4. Out of the Blue (1980)
R | 94 min | Drama
A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.
5. Stardust Memories (1980)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Votes: 19,907 | Gross: $10.39M
6. Blow Out (1981)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.
Votes: 39,332 | Gross: $13.75M
7. Dead & Buried (1981)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.
Votes: 9,084 | Gross: $0.22M
8. Dynasty (1981–1989)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance
The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
11. The Aftermath (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts return to Earth to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war. L.A. has been taken over by Cutter and his gang of outlaw bikers. Cutter rapes and pillages. There are also... See full summary »
12. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.
Votes: 17,507 | Gross: $9.08M
13. Night Shift (1982)
R | 106 min | Comedy
A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.
Votes: 13,105 | Gross: $23.60M
14. The World According to Garp (1982)
R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.
Votes: 23,854 | Gross: $29.71M
16. Mr. Mom (1983)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.
Votes: 19,807 | Gross: $64.80M
17. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.
Votes: 7,572 | Gross: $6.49M
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
Votes: 22,594 | Gross: $6.25M
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A spirited young girl disobeys her parents and runs off to the wood for the afternoon. She visits a seemingly empty house, eats from three bowls of porridge, sits in three chairs, wrecking ... See full summary »
23. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Votes: 7,464 | Gross: $5.10M
24. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime
Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
25. Running Hot (1984)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama
A teenager, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his father, escapes from jail. He hooks up with a prostitute and they take to the road to find the real killer of his father.
26. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.
27. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.
Votes: 19,585 | Gross: $27.40M
29. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)
23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A Canadian-produced anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.
30. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.
Votes: 10,720 | Gross: $23.72M
31. April Fool's Day (1986)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.
Votes: 13,013 | Gross: $12.95M
32. Club Paradise (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy
A retired Chicago fireman partners with a reggae singer to turn a seedy Caribbean nightclub into a resort for affluent tourists. A crazy comedy co-starring Rick Moranis, Peter O'Toole, Eugene Levy, more.
Votes: 5,570 | Gross: $12.31M
33. The Manhattan Project (1986)
PG-13 | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A high school prodigy builds an atomic bomb with stolen plutonium to win the 45th National Science Fair and expose a nuclear weapons lab posing as nuclear medicine in Ithaca NY.
Votes: 5,143 | Gross: $3.90M
34. River's Edge (1986)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
Votes: 14,743 | Gross: $4.60M
35. Willy/Milly (1986)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother ... See full summary »
Votes: 369 | Gross: $0.28M
37. Black Widow (1987)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A federal investigator tracks down a gold-digging woman who moves from husband to husband to kill them and collect the inheritance.
Votes: 8,134 | Gross: $25.21M
41. September (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Votes: 8,554 | Gross: $0.49M
42. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.
Votes: 25,483 | Gross: $18.55M
43. Who's That Girl (1987)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.
Votes: 9,009 | Gross: $7.31M
44. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Votes: 57,920 | Gross: $63.77M
45. Another Woman (1988)
PG | 81 min | Drama
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.
Votes: 12,084 | Gross: $1.56M
46. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
R | 107 min | Drama