Friday, December 5, 2008

from hightops to leg warmers

I mentioned about a month ago of our little HBO freebie. It was a very wonderful movie month indeed. After the month was up I had to call and cancel it to avoid paying for it, so I begrudgingly dialed the cable company and got just the about the sweetest cable lady on the other end.

Me: "Hi I was told to call and cancel our free month of HBO today" (tear drop falling).

Cable Angel: "Well okay...would you like to add it to your account to get it regularly?

Me: "No thank you...I just don't think we'd get our money's worth"

Cable Angel: "Okay well how about I let you try out another month with HBO and the other 3 movie channels".

Me: (Picking up my jaw off the floor to proceed in a happy dance) SERIOUSLY!! Of course we would...you had me at free".

So, we are now officially on movie channel overload. I'm getting diddly squat done on the weekends. We'd never keep it, just too expense for only getting to watch a couple movies on the weekends. But I am loving to watch all these 1980's movies that come on it.

I LOVE 80's movies...you can't go wrong with the music and of course the stylish side ponytails. I was born in the early 80's so most of these I have fond memories of renting later on. One of my favorite's that been coming on is The Money Pit. Do rent this if you've never seen it!

And what would be more appropriate talking about cheesy 80's movies than a top 10.
1. Baby Boom- hands down is one of my top favorite movies of all time.
2. Christmas Vacation- we watch this every Christmas!!
3. 3 Men & a Baby
4. Funny Farm
5. Look Who's Talking
6. Ferris Buller's Day Off
7. Big
8. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
9. The Money Pit
10. Turner & Hooch

Oh, I could seriously list 20 because Ghostbusters could be a close 11. This list makes me want to run to blockbuster! Okay, so add away y'all. I used this site to double check some years. Some I thought might have been 1990, but worked out.

Can't wait to hear your favs!

16 comments:

ShortOne said...

You have just brought back a ton of memories for me...I was born well before the 80's and lived my glory days in the 80's (graduated in 88)... no list of 80s top 10 movies should be published without these (not that your list is not a good one - it is awesome, I love all of those movies too; but it's, just that anyone who grew up in the 80s knows these are the true icons) - Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Top Gun, St. Elmo's Fire, The Outsiders,The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink....I could go on & on! Please watch these if you haven't - they are all good ones.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

how could I have forgotten dirty dancing, top gun and even pretty in pink...see there are just way too many fabulous movies! thanks for the great list.

Carrie said...

Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Girls Just Want to have fun, Dirty Dancing, The Gnooies I could go on and on I ♥ 80's movies. BTW have you been seeing all the leg warmers in stores lately!

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Rebecca Jo said...

LOVE Girls Just Want to have Fun!!!! I watch that movie still like monthly.... Had the biggest crush on Lee Montgomery (How do I even know his real name????)

flip flops on Lex said...

You should watch 3 Men and a Little Lady. It is one of my favs.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

love 3 men & a little lady!

Tam said...

i just watched "cant buy me love". so cheesy - but it sucked me in.

and my daughter just bought herself some leg warmers. wow. unbelievable!

Lee said...

I haven't watched many 80s movies. I've been neglecting my internal movie database. Ick.

Page said...

Steel Magnolias! I think that was 1988 or 1989. Love it!

Heather said...

I love all the ones on your list! Also "Girls' just want to have fun"!

V. said...

no list is complete without Dirty Dancing! My galpals and I MEMORIZED it...no kidding, we could recite the whole thing....of course "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" would have us squealing emphatically every time!

I already see Footloose, Top Gun, St. Elmo's Fire, The Outsiders,The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink....none should be forgotten!

V.

tysdaddy said...

Every year for Christmas, we watch the best 80s movie ever made, Uncle Buck. "Ever hear of a ritual killing?!" Still a classic . . .

Missy said...

I am shocked that no one else put Say Anything with John Cusack. I remember watching it with my girlfriends and it just spoke to us. Who knows what it said, maybe it was Cusack in the trench coat holding up the boom box playing In Your Eyes - ahhh...
Boom box - Ha!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

OH MY GOSH! YES! I love Baby Boom! Own it!

Dugout Daisy said...

I just discovered your blog... I love it!!!
I don't get why they can't make good movies like those anymore!

:D