The 8 most ‘80s movies’ of the 1980s

The 8 most ‘80s movies’ of the 1980s

The Film Magazine runs down the 8 films that truly embody 1980s cinema, and which characteristics make them so unapologetically 80’s.

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Commando (1985) – Snapshot Review

Commando (1985) – Snapshot Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes up one of his most iconic roles as khaki-clad, tree carrying wonder John Matrix, on a mission to retrieve his kidnapped daughter, and help Bennett let off some steam.

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The Terminator (1984) Snapshot Review

The Terminator (1984) Snapshot Review

A film famously made as a result of high-temperature hallucinations, James Cameron created a nerve-twisting nightmare world of surrealist violence and bionic monstrosity.

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Working Girl (1988) Snapshot Review

Working Girl (1988) Snapshot Review

‘Working Girl’ proves that a simple plot can be transformed with a star-studded cast, and reminds us that rom-coms can be a backdrop to an empowering female narrative.

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Overboard (1987) Snapshot Review

Overboard (1987) Snapshot Review

A film that entirely encapsulates its title, ‘Overboard’ holds a cast of the decade’s cherished regulars whose performances are sure to smack a smile on the sternest of faces – if they can overlook the whole slave labour kidnapping sub-plot.

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Adventures In Babysitting (1987) Snapshot Review

Adventures In Babysitting (1987) Snapshot Review

A stood-up babysitter gets more than she bargained for when her efforts to retrieve her stranded bestie at the bus station are hilariously sabotaged at every turn. Elizabeth Shue stars in ‘Adventures in Babysitting’, as reviewed by Elizabeth Howlett.

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Kickboxer (1989) Snapshot Review

Kickboxer (1989) Snapshot Review

Lower your plotline standards, avoid looking for any connections and don’t take it too seriously, because watching ‘Kickboxer’ (1989) is like having a cheap and dirty one-night stand.

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Jaws (1975) Snapshot Review

Jaws (1975) Snapshot Review

As more blood clouds the water, Brody must keep a clear head while keeping Quint and Hooper from bashing each other’s in, and avoid the rows of razor sharp teeth waiting for him under the waves.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review

Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’s plot is weak, features an absentee villain and is devoid of emotion. Thankfully comedy refreshed a rebooted concept, bringing new energy to the typical archetypal cast of angst-ridden teens.

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4 Unconventional Mother-Daughter Movie Relationships

4 Unconventional Mother-Daughter Movie Relationships

Elizabeth Howlett runs down her top 4 list of movies featuring unconventional mother-daughter relationships, similar to Greta Gerwig’s ‘Ladybird’. Disclaimer: list does not include ‘Mermaids’ (1990).

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