As I was searching for something that would pick me up in those grey and cold days, I remembered all the cool movies from my “childhood”. Most of them I actually saw in the 90s as a teeny but I grew up with them and they are a very important part of my past. Somehow they give me a feeling of home and of “the good old days”. Most of them I saw more than three times. And some I could watch again every year.
Here are my top 50 “feel good” movies in non specific order because it is impossible to tell which one is the best. I will not comment every single one of them but it`s hard not to speak about memories which pop up in my head.
Back to the Future 1985
Back to the Future 2 1989
I preferred the second one because there is the “past”, the “presents” and the “future” in one movie. Since I saw it the first time I’ve absolutely wanted a Hoverboard and the Nike shoes, even if they will not go with anything I own! The third part in the wild west was ok but never as good as the first two.
Ferris Bueller`s Day off 1986
The Breakfast Club 1985
Pretty in Pink 1986.
Never understood why she fell for Blane and not for Duckie.
Say Anything 1989.
I`m a big John Cusack fan!
Dirty Dancing 1987.
My friends and I watched it over and over again and tried to copy the dance moves.
Here I have to mention Grease 1978 even if it`s not an 80s movie. One of my absolute favourite movies of all time. Love to sing along when watching.
The remake with John Travolta was great too but the 80s one rocked hard.
Little Shop of Horrors 1986
This movie is maybe the reason I hate dentists. Steve Martin as Orin Scrivello the violent dentist was terrific.
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
Romancing the Stone 1984
Weird Science 1985
I think I watched it almost every year as well as Groundhog Day 1993. Big Bill Murray Fan!
Who framed Roger Rabbit 1988
As a girl I tried to draw Jessica Rabbit over and over again. She was my idol.
Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz and Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice were so wonderful. My absolute favourite part is the final sequence. And just by the way: two years ago I dressed like Miss Argentina on Halloween
How can you not fall in love with the Mogwai Gizmo?? Also an every year movie.
The Lost Boys 1987
I was desperately in love with Corey Haim
The “Burbs” 1989
The Goonies 1985
Honey, I shrunk the Kids 1989
I also liked the other two parts: Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 / Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves 1997
Look Who`s Talking 1989
Watched it countless times!
“Popcorn, I want popcorn!!” (that`s a quote from the second movie)
Look Who’s Talking Too 1990
Look Who’s Talking Now 1993
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1989
Keanu Reeves as Ted Logan is too cute!
The Princess Bride 1987
To be honest I saw this movie the first time with my husband, so a couple years ago, but it`s a fantastic movie from the 80s
The Never Ending Story 1984
When Bastian gives the Childlike Empress her new name "Moon Child" I was screaming at the screen. I really don`t understand why he could not choose a better one!!
Little Monsters 1989
I was very in love with Fred Savage!!
That`s a must see movie but I cried my eyes out when the scientists hurt him.
Howard the Duck 1986
A German and Italian production.
Evil Dead II – Dead by Dawn 1987
It`s such a bad movie but I laughed really hard.
Short Circuit 1986
The shoe rack that Dean Proffitt builds for Joanna Stayton is a dream!!
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988
Jeff Goldblum as Mac the blue alien, Jim Carrey as Wiploc the red one and Damon Wayans as Zeebo, which was yellow. I have a thing for aliens and Goldblum
Cyndi Lauper and Goldblum!!!
My Stepmother is an Alien 1988
Peggy Sue got Married 1986
Coming to America 1988
High Spirits 1988
3 Men and a Baby 1987
As you may know I`m a big Disney fan. So the last six movies aren`t all Disney productions but all of them are full-length cartoon feature.
The Last Unicorn 1982
Wonderful! But soooooo sad!!!
Oliver & Company 1988
The Little Mermaid 1989
This was the very first movie I saw on a cinema screen.
The Land Before Time 1988
All Dogs Go to Heaven 1989
An American Tail 1986
You may have noticed that I haven`t mentioned all great movies from the 80s. Titles like “Rain Man”, “Tootsie”, “Flashdance”, “Platoon”, “Footloose”, “Risky Business”, “Alien”, “Sixteen Candles”, “Cocoon”, “Blade Runner”, “The Witches of Eastwick” or “Brazil”
I didn`t list them up because they don`t give me the feeling which I had when I was a child.
But I`m sure if you like the 80s you would love them too. And the winter season is long enough for all of them! Hope I could show you some movies you didn`t already know.
Which one is your favourite and why? Do you have other “feel good” movies to recommend? And why do YOU love 80s movies?