Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why I wish my life was a 1980's movie...

Let's admit it, if you've ever seen one of my Theater Thursday post then you already know that I'm a big fan of films from the 1980's. I can't help it. I just can't get enough of them. Most of them are light and fun and everything ends up OK in the end. So without further ado, the top 5 reasons why I love 80's movies and wish my life was one of them.
1. The Guys
Hello... have you seen 16 Candles? Jake Ryan is adorable. Then you've got Matthew Broderick via Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teenage Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love, Emilio Estevez in the Breakfast Club and no 1980's movie would be complete without John Cusack. All of the men are funny, confident and let's be honest... cute! 

2. Grand Gestures
Driving all night to get to the one you love. Standing outside with a boom box over their head. Getting on a plane and flying across the world. Undertaking huge endeavors to be with the one you love. Spilling your guts out in front of complete strangers and wearing your heart on your sleeve in the hopes of getting your feelings reciprocated. Who wouldn't want someone to do one of these things? 

3. The Guy Always Get's the Girl and vice versa
The guy/girl always ends up with the one they've been chasing. Usually, one of the fore-mentioned grand gestures takes place allowing it to happen. Pretty In Pink is a prime example of this. She goes to the prom thinking she's done with the boy and the boy makes the grand gesture of getting his toxic friends out of his life to end up with her. 

4. Awesome Music
Every 80's movie has got great music backing it up. It would be like walking around with theme song after theme song supplying the background to your life. Every time I hear, Don't You Forget About Me, I instantly picture Judd Nelson fist pumping. And when I hear Danger Zone, I can't get Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer's volleyball playing abs out of my head from Top Gun. Then you've got movies like Flashdance and Footloose who's whole soundtracks are amazing! 

5. The Antics
No matter what they were always getting into something crazy. Never a dull moment! 
 
So my question to all of you, what's your favorite 1980's movie? 

33 comments:

JMJE said...

I love the Back to the Future movies and Say Anything. I got to watch Say Anything in a college class I was taking and then write about it. It was awesome.

SLM said...

Top Gun, Splash, Ghostbusters, Dirty Dancing, 16 Candles, I could go on and on they just don't make movies like they used to!!

Kerr said...

I dont think I could pick just one! I love 16 candles and top gun and the breakfast club and st elmo's fire

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

LOVE this! My fav 80's guy is definitely Ferris Bueller. He's a righteous dude =-)

~Pearl said...

LOVE this post!! I'm leaving in a few weeks for a trip abroad for 2 weeks and I've already included The Breakfast Club, Can't Buy Me Love, Some Kind Of Wonderful, 16 Candles and Sleepless In Seattle(Along with some of my current favorite chick flicks)on the ipod for all the flights I'll be on. I can't tell you how many times I've seen all of these movies...lol

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Awww...gooooood ol' times!!! And I'm such a Back to the Future kinda girl. ;)

Newlywed Next Door said...

I love 80s movies too. Fast Times at Ridgemont High is the best!

love jenny xoxo said...

So true!! I would love to have dated Jake Ryan!

XOXO

Bri said...

Hands down, TOP GUN!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh so true. After reading this post I am wishing the same thing. =)

Tiffany said...

I wish my life was a 80's movie too.

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!! JAKE RYAN!!!! totally made my morning!

Erin said...

It would have to be a John Hughes movie!! LOL. This reminds me of that part from Easy A where she talks about why life should be like a John Hughes movie.

mariahsmile said...

The Breakfast Club, hands down!

Keely said...

Now i have some hankerin' for and 80's movie night. I love love love Ferris :0) and Look Who's Talking...was that the 80's? I think it was.

JG said...

I am so with you! 80s movies are the best. :) LOVE Breakfast Club!!

Jax said...

haha! So cute! And SO TRUE! I kinda want me life to be a 1980s movie...but maybe without the bangs and fluorescent green. I dont look good in green... haha! ;) Have you seen Easy A? There is a funny reference to the boombox thing.. I dig it. :) Anyway, cute flick if you're looking for one!

Patience said...

I used to love Can't Buy Me Love. I would watch it over and over again. Oh and Tom Cruise in Top Gun..love!

rena said...

Jake Ryan!!! lol, 16 candles, breakfast club, license to drive, say anything..i freakin' LOVE 80s movies!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I love 16 Candles, Can't Be Me Love and Top Gun! They're all so good and I can never resist 80s music! :)

samnhal said...

Oh man, we watched one recently called like k9 cop or something with one of the belushi brothers in it. It was so bad, but the 80s music was awesome. That and karate kid...isn't that an 80s movie? It has awesome music montages either way.

(Florida) Girl said...

The Breakfast Club. love. love. love.

Amanda said...

totally agree, especially that the soundtracks really can't be beat!

Jessica said...

I just had to comment on this post. Not only because I also love 80s movies but mainly because you used a photo from Grease 2. I LOVE Grease 2. 16 Candles and the Breakfast Club are classics.

Blicious said...

omg this is the best post ever!!! lol

xoxo
b

Meghan said...

AHHH! I die for Jake Ryan!

That being said, I think my all time favorite is The Breakfast Club. Or Sixteen Candles. Or Say Anything. I cannot decide!

Hutch said...

I've gotta go with Footloose and BIG

NHgal said...

I love them all but my top two are 16 Candles and Back To The Future.

Deidre said...

Say Anything...or A Sure Thing - what can I say, I jones for John Cusack.

I also LOVE Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Tori and Chad said...

I am borderline obsessed with Ferris and the Breakfast Club in high school. I found myself nodding all throughout this post.

Christy said...

I think my all-time fav 80's movie has to be Top Gun!! Waaayyyyy to many hottie in that movie!! ;)

Just Call Me Lynn said...

I LOVE THIS POST! This is one of my favorite posts of all time, no lie!!

I could NEVER choose one favorite 80's movie, but I will talk about one that you didn't reference: Some Kind of Wonderful. Best friends falling in love after not realizing their desire for one another at first? ROMANTIC! Eric Stoltz? SWOON!

Also, LOVE The Goonies!

Anonymous said...

Im a teenager and I LOVE 80's movies and the music. I love Patrick dempsey from can't buy me love, lover boy and others and i didnt know he is now mcdreamy from Grey's anatomy! He was so sweet, good looking and his career has continued. I'd love to be in an 80's movie, everything is just so nice and perfect. I love Jake Ryan, too. Actually I think I just love all the boys because they are so different to the boys today, they are so much better and such gentleman!