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Jul 17 2008

Ten 80′s Movies That Are Always on TV, Yet I Never Turn Them Off

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Some movies simply stick. Even if they’re not that great, whenever they’re on you somehow find yourself hitting the “back” button when there’s nothing else on television. And sometimes you even say to yourself, “this sucks, there’s absolutely nothing on TV.” Instead of turning the TV off, which would be the common solution, you find an excuse to keep watching and avoid doing anything productive.

For me? These 80′s movies will pretty much always give me an excuse to sit on my ass.

Weird Science

Weird Science

When you really think about it, how dumb a movie is this? Seriously. But the older I get the less of a chance I’ll turn it off. Why? Robert Downey Jr. for one. Anthony Michael Hall for another. And that brunette girl was such a cutie. “How about I just shove it up yo ass?”



This one obviously goes without saying. But I just love movies that actually evolve every time you watch them. Almost like Seinfeld. Sometimes you’re in a Kramer mood. Sometimes George. Caddyshack has this effect. Sometimes it’s Bill Murray. Sometimes is Chase, etc etc. “How about a Fresca?”

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead

Easily one of the weirdest movies ever, and most definitely one of my favorites. No matter how many times this movie is on, I will never turn this one off. “Gee I’m real sorry your mom blew up Ricky.”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Of this whole list I’m actually getting tired of this movie the most. I still however, always get a kick out of Detective Peterson. That and the last scene. “Gummy Bear? They’ve been sitting in my pocket so they’re real warm and soft.”

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

This is too fun a movie not to watch. The more you realize that Christopher Lloyd must have been on crack the better off you are. “Roads, where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds

I think I just leave this one on for any of Toshiro’s lines. That and when Poindexter dances to “Thriller.” “What the f&ck is a frush?”



Here’s another one that has less appeal as an adult but the movie just doesn’t come off when nothing else is on television. “Andy! You Goonie!!!”

Top Gun

Top Gun

Top Gun will be under analysis for the next 100 years. The gay tendencies for one. And why did they ever cast Kelly McGillis? She’s not even remotely attractive. “Mother Goose you pussy!”

Rocky IV

Rocky IV

Best. Soundtrack. Ever. “If he dies, he dies.”

Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf

The girl’s name is Boof for Christ’s sake. Boof! “Everything else is cream cheese.”

Honorable Mention: Lucas, Hoosiers, Predator and I’m sure a ton more.

By the way the number one movie you’ll always leave on TV is far and away Goodfellas. I’ll even watch that on UPN 9 if I have to.

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5 responses so far

  • Kel

    “Robster craws…what the fuck are Robster craws!”

  • ahern

    Real Genius
    Sixteen Candles

  • altonralston


    Big Trouble in Little China

  • Biff

    Seconding Big Trouble in Little China

    But where’s the Red Dawn shout out?


  • billyshootspatrick

    Teen Wolf…Brilliant! I recon (tho I could be wrong) that it started the whole….last minute winner ball? No?
    Best quote? When Fox is in his garage and he tells his buddy he has something important to say to him and his buddy interjects..”are you a fag? cause if you’re gonna tell me you’re a fag..”..I used to say that to people all the time, until i met a real fag and it was very awkward..



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