Lion of the Blogosphere

What 80s movies should I review next?

Taking suggestions.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM

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  1. If you haven’t already:

    Soul Man. Can’t Buy Me Love. Just One of the Guys. Heathers. Porky’s.

    And if you want to make a statement about proles, it’s hard to beat Flashdance.

    “When Lion wants to make a statement about proles.” That’s a good one. As opposed to “when Lion wants to make a statement about sewing”?


    November 27, 2019 at 11:58 AM

  2. Say Anything
    To Live and Die in L.A.
    Year of the Dragon
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Hitcher
    Escape From New York
    Black Rain
    Blade Runner
    The Thing

    Oswald Spengler

    November 27, 2019 at 12:05 PM

  3. Heathers

    Ich Luge

    November 27, 2019 at 12:12 PM

  4. Coming to America and Boomerang

    Nathan Joe

    November 27, 2019 at 12:15 PM

  5. Clue (1985)


    November 27, 2019 at 12:15 PM

  6. And also Can’t Buy Me Love

    Nathan Joe

    November 27, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    • That movie was awful, I watched it 50 times as a preteen and thought that’s what real life was like. I think that’s why I never got laid. It features a scene in which a flying beer cup literally screech-stops a record player when the bad guy walks in, no need for subtlety.


      November 27, 2019 at 6:15 PM

  7. The movie I walked out on after about 80 seconds was Rumble Fish. Would love to know how anyone could sit through it.


    November 27, 2019 at 12:21 PM

  8. Riddle Scott’s Blade Runner.

    You like video games, what about Tron?

    Seriously, 80s entertainment is very low brow though.

    Or maybe a real cornball movie like the “The Bamboo Ceiling in Little Chinatown” with Kurt Russell. Make a movie like this today, and those Eastern Asiatics will be pounding on the ceiling for racist tropes and cultural appropriation.

    Speaking of cultural thievery and the Hudson Valley again, a number of SWPLs have been propping up Asian inspired foodie stores.

    Would you eat in a Thai Restaurant owned by a White person, and its food are prepared by Whitey chefs?

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    November 27, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    • “The Bamboo Ceiling in Little Chinatown”



      November 27, 2019 at 1:16 PM

      • Yeah, isn’t it “Big Trouble in Little China”?


        November 27, 2019 at 4:46 PM

      • Don’t give him any attention, and maybe he’ll go away.

        BTW, Big Trouble in Little China is a really dumb movie. I saw it for the first time not too long ago, and couldn’t believe it became a cult classic. So stupid.


        November 27, 2019 at 6:48 PM

      • I remember liking it when I saw it in the 1980s. But of course I could have a very different impression on a re-watch.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 27, 2019 at 8:58 PM

      • What’s with Hermes and Ack ack A-flak who want me gone on this site?

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 27, 2019 at 9:24 PM

      • **What’s with Hermes and Ack ack A-flak who want me gone on this site?**

        I don’t necessarily want you “gone”, but you are super mega annoying and don’t seem to realize it.

        S.J., Esquire

        November 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM

      • “Don’t give him any attention, and maybe he’ll go away.”

        Sighs. I’ve been trying that for months and it doesn’t work.

        The best comment feature, computer-wise, is on Unz. Unz prob built it himself. He’s a computer guy, isn’t he?

        What makes it great?

        You can ignore people, you can respond directly to a comment, you can see direct responses, and (best of all) by hovering the mouse over the responder’s name, you can read his response.

        AND you can look up all the comments he made, if you think his comments are worth looking up. I’ve learned a lot from one fella named Art Deco. I often don’t look up the context, I can at this point fill in the blanks. Which he don’t shoot.


        November 29, 2019 at 10:37 AM

  9. At Close Range. Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson. Many songs by Madonna on soundtrack. 1986.

    Loosely based on true story about a hillbilly crime family in Chester County, PA (rural area near Wilmington, Del and home to duPont family estates) who specialized in the theft of tractor trailers, farm equipment, and murder of informants.

    Hillbillies emigrated to bucolic area to pick mushrooms. Now work is done by Mexicans and central Americans.

    P S C

    November 27, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    • i was just coming to suggest this! its such a good film


      November 27, 2019 at 8:08 PM

  10. Falling down
    Days of Rage
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Risky Business
    Revenge of the Nerds


    November 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    • Falling Down is a 90s flick. Probably the best angry white man movie ever.

      Revenge of the Nerds is a good one. Some WN types analyze it as a Jewish game plan for domination!


      November 27, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    • “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”

      It was aired in the late 70s, if I’m not mistaken. The 1st Star Trek movie and it was a weird one, given that Captain Jerking off was running around the ship with his pajamas, so it seems!

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      November 27, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    • I’m counting early 90s and late 70s as “close enough” to 80s.


      November 27, 2019 at 2:06 PM

  11. Three O’Clock High

    The Last American Virgin

    Conan: The Barbarian

    The Boy Who Could Fly


    November 27, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    • First Blood (Rambo I)


      November 27, 2019 at 12:59 PM

      • This is a good one, because it annoys me how many people have totally the wrong idea about that movie. They think it’s in vietnam (he’s a vet who’s returned from vietnam, but the movie takes place in Oregon) and they think it’s a rah-rah war action movie (it’s a very sad story about a guy with PTSD).


        November 27, 2019 at 2:07 PM

      • Big, a real cornball movie featuring Tom Hanks in NYC.

        Remember the scene where he was a clueless overgrown child squeezing Susan’s bosom like a balloon.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 27, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    • Conan???

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 27, 2019 at 1:14 PM

      • Very red pill movie by Jewish conservative director John Milius.


        November 27, 2019 at 1:33 PM

  12. Not 80s but review the early 90s film The Crush with Alicia Silverstone.


    November 27, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    • How about a “Psycho Chicks of 1992” marathon?
      – The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
      – Basic Instinct
      – Single White Female
      – The Crush
      – The Temp
      – Poison Ivy
      – all three Amy Fisher movies


      November 27, 2019 at 8:32 PM

  13. Planes Trains and Automobiles. ‘tis the season, and it continues your John Hughes theme.

    November 27, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    • Yes! And John Candy’s performance in it is fantastic.


      November 28, 2019 at 11:58 PM

  14. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    RTP IT Guy

    November 27, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    • Why not the wrath of Kon? It is by far the darkest/creepiest of all the Star Trek Movies. It belongs in the horror genre.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      November 27, 2019 at 7:23 PM

      • It’s “Wrath of Khan.”

        Let me guess: Googling is prole? Getting facts correct is for ‘spergs?


        November 28, 2019 at 6:39 PM

  15. It’s not an 80s movie but it would be interesting to hear your analysis on it.

    Higher Learning (1995)

    Disco Inferno

    November 27, 2019 at 1:38 PM

  16. Trading Places, if not reviewed already.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    November 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    • Dan Akroyd put on black face near the end of it.

      Half Canadian

      November 27, 2019 at 4:55 PM

  17. Heaven Help Us (1985). Very Caucasian friendly.


    November 27, 2019 at 1:58 PM

  18. Patrick Wahl

    November 27, 2019 at 2:22 PM

  19. Four De Palma movies:
    Dressed to Kill (80)
    Blow Out (81)
    Scarface (83)
    Body Double (84)

    Apocalypse Now
    Year of Living Dangerously
    Pauline at the Beach (83)

    Any Mickey Rourke movie including :
    9 1/2 Weeks
    Angel Heart
    Pope of Greenwich Village
    Year of the Dragon

    Most Demi Moore movies including:
    About Last Night
    Blame it on Rio

    Clio Goldsmith movies:
    Plain Sud (Heat of Desire) (81)
    Honey (81)

    Pauline at the Beach (83)


    November 27, 2019 at 2:33 PM

  20. Back to the Future 1,2,3
    Ferris Buehler’s Day Off
    Beverly Hills Cop 1,2

    Sixteen Candles
    Pretty In Pink
    Secret Admirer – you get to hear Aunt Becky say “homo”

    Cow Of 2020

    November 27, 2019 at 4:17 PM

  21. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Ruthless People
    Top Gun


    November 27, 2019 at 4:40 PM

  22. I’ve been reading your blog for a while-first comment

    High Prole and Rising

    November 27, 2019 at 5:28 PM

  23. Private Benjamin
    Body Heat
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    The Grifters (1990)
    Desperately Seeking Susan
    A Room with a View


    November 27, 2019 at 5:36 PM

  24. Commando. It’s interesting because it was made in an era in which you weren’t supposed to be a faggot.


    November 27, 2019 at 6:13 PM

  25. Red Dawn


    November 27, 2019 at 7:07 PM

  26. River’s Edge
    Married to the Mob

    The Older Multiplex

    November 27, 2019 at 7:47 PM

  27. Altered States

    A. Carrick Bend

    November 27, 2019 at 7:53 PM

  28. Dirty Dancing (1987)

    Because nobody puts Lion in a corner……………….

    Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    November 27, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    • That one is on my to-watch list.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 27, 2019 at 8:59 PM

      • Are you saying you’ve never seen this movie even once? Then I guess you didn’t know what my comment means. It refers to a line in the film.

        But please, just please, ……no “Moonstruck.”

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        November 27, 2019 at 11:52 PM

      • Moonstruck is also the name of diner or an eatery in Manhattan with several locations. Just the name reminds me of an eating scene in Seinfeld instead of the usual Tom’s Restaurant.

        Holy Sh!t, the first Seinfeld Episode actually aired in the late 1980s.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 28, 2019 at 7:25 PM

      • “Just the name reminds me of an eating scene in Seinfeld instead of the usual Tom’s Restaurant.”

        I have to tell you that I never understood the appeal of Seinfeld. I found the show totally uninteresting. To me, the most interesting Jew in Manhattan is our Lion.

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        November 29, 2019 at 6:55 PM

      • Sinusfelt was a show about prole Jews like Jerry Seinfeld living in Manhattan who were trying to fit in with White gentile society coming from WASP gentrification (the 90s in Manhattan was the beginning of NAM cleansing and an influx of wealthier Whites from Greater Meriprolestan).

        Yes, it’s stupid, given the fact that Jews should be setting trends in NYC and not White Gentiles, because the former is more entrenched and established in industries like law, media, finance and real estate. But then as a Jew, you aren’t the trendsetter, if White gentiles are the people you need to set trends.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM

      • Seinfeld is a classic because it’s a comedy of manners; social situations and “what is the right thing to do in this situation?” Those are timeless themes.

        Mike Street Station

        December 1, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    • That’s one of those movies that’s very subversive of traditional values, but you don’t realize it when you watch it as a naive young kid.


      November 28, 2019 at 1:51 PM

      • Yes, it is. The sex scenes were among the steamiest I’d ever seen – much more erotic (in my view) than actual porn (which is much too focused on the mechanics of sex to the detriment of the psychology of sex.)

        Of course I was in my 20’s when this movie was released, so I understood that in no way did it uphold traditional values regarding sexual mores. Although Baby’s willingness to reveal to Mr.Kellerman (and her father in the process) that she was with Johnny in his room all night (just to prove that his alibi was valid) was a sign of courage and virtue – and those are other kinds of traditional values. She was revealing personal information about herself that would only make her look “loose” in the eyes of someone like Mr. Kellerman and his nephew Neal, and would hurt her father deeply. Johnny showed that he understood this by proclaiming in front of a whole theater of people that Frances Housman showed him what kind of person he wanted to be – one who helped others even if it cost them something. Frances showed that she was no “baby” and contrary to Johnny’s earlier assertion didn’t only help people by calling on her Father.

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        November 28, 2019 at 9:51 PM

  29. the forbidden zone
    liquid sky
    dead ringers


    November 27, 2019 at 8:09 PM

  30. Blade Runner


    November 27, 2019 at 8:58 PM

  31. The Falcon and the Snowman. Two young white middle class boys commit treason.


    November 27, 2019 at 9:35 PM

  32. No Way Out. 1987 movie with Kevin Costner and Fred Thompson and Sean Young. Good movie despite the fact that the geography of DC is all wrong. When someone mentions that so-and-so is homosexual, another guy says, “I’ll be damned.” Fred Thompson’s character then replies, “So will he, if you read the Old Testament.”


    November 27, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    • I remember liking No Way Out a lot when I saw it in the 1980s, I don’t know how well it will hold up.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 27, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    • Great movie. A Deep State apologetic.

      Friends Don't Let Friends

      November 27, 2019 at 10:18 PM

  33. Mask is a classic 80s movie. Mawkish, somewhat a hangover from 70s TV with its afterschoolspecialishness, yet still moving. Cher did a good job. So did Stoltz, I guess, but just like with The Elephant Man, it’s the makeup artist who really should have won.

    Dennis the Rocky Menace

    November 27, 2019 at 10:31 PM

  34. I can’t say the following are all good movies or that you won’t regret watching some of them. I haven’t even seen them all. But they’re all classic 80’s movies. Which is not to say they’re “classics” but that they’re all very 80s. I put *’s by the ones I’ve seen and recommend. And, yes, I put a * by The Princess Bride. That’s a great movie.

    Airplane! (1980) – Caddyshack (1980) – Dragonslayer (1981) – *The Evil Dead (1981) – Time Bandits (1981) – *Scanners (1981) – *An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) – *Blade Runner (1982) – E.T. (1982) – Sleepaway Camp (1983) – *Scarface (1983) – Terms of Endearment (1983) – *National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – Ghostbusters (1984) – *The Terminator (1984) – The Neverending Story (1984) – The Karate Kid (1984) – Footloose (1984) – The Toxic Avenger (1984) – Revenge of the Nerds (1984) – Repo Man (1984) – The Last Starfighter (1984) – *Ran (1985) – Re-Animator (1985) – Real Genius (1985) – Ladyhawke (1985) – *Better Off Dead (1985) – Little Shop of Horrors (1986) – Top Gun (1986) – *Highlander (1986) – Sid and Nancy (1986) – Stand by Me (1986) The Untouchables (1987) – Dirty Dancing (1987) – The Lost Boys (1987) – Spaceballs (1987) – Near Dark (1987) – Wall Street (1987) – *The Princess Bride (1987) – Die Hard (1988) – *They Live (1988) – Mystic Pizza (1988) – A Fish Called Wanda (1988) – Drugstore Cowboy (1989) – Dead Poets Society (1989)


    November 27, 2019 at 10:57 PM

  35. Broadcast News

    Hallie Scott Kline

    November 27, 2019 at 11:03 PM

  36. Hollywood of the 80s was just an era of doling out low brow, kitschy, cornball and creepy movies. Overall, it was just prole crap when it came to anything horror or sci-fi.

    Here are a few examples, which are not too unnerving:

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    November 27, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    • What’s SWPL sci-fi? “Voyage to the Organic Farmers Market at the Other Side of the Galaxy”? “Close Encounters of the Self-actualized Kind”?


      November 28, 2019 at 6:43 PM

      • Hardly, but E.T. home phone is SWPL for a Sci-Fi.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 28, 2019 at 10:25 PM

  37. The Couch Trip. A very lousy movie that made me reconsider my opinion of Dan Ackroyd, or however you spell his name. It had all the boomer movie Animal House themes of chaotic “anti-authoritarianism” and anti-“stiffs,” but it was late to the show, 1989, I think. It smelled overripe. I never cared for Charles Grodin either.

    I want you to review movies that I dislike. No shiny happy people here.

    Big Snit Fit

    November 27, 2019 at 11:20 PM

  38. The Sure Thing. With John Cusack.


    November 27, 2019 at 11:44 PM

  39. Ghostbusters, ’84
    Neighbors, ’81
    Spies Like Us, ’85
    Platoon, ’86
    Born on the Fourth of July, ’89

    E. Rekshun

    November 28, 2019 at 8:43 AM

  40. You dont watch any fireighnfilms? Why? I find them much better than Hollywood.


    November 28, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    • Tell a few MTA employees you know to watch C.H.U.D., a classic cornball 80s horror flick about these homeless people who camp out in the underground subway stations in NYC and got exposed to radiation, where they become mutated and become cannibalistic (this probably paved way for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

      I remember a few scenes where people were jumped and attacked by these creatures in a few of the subway stations. Sure to scare some of the MTA workers from descending underground, just like the debut of Jaws made people avoid the beaches. Despite the low brow script and out of date special effects, people with average intelligence and courage will be irrationally afraid.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      November 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM

      • It was a good movie. It would have been better if the center of the action had been a grimmer place. It was at Cleveland Place and Kenmare, a sleepy intersection in Little Italy that was probably never dangerous or crimeridden.

        Fort Apache, now, though it’s not a horror movie, was located in horrific NYC places. It inspired proto-BLM protests in 1980 because it was “too real”–that is, it actually showed black criminals doing serious crimes with the victims being other blacks. That’s a no-no, Hollywood–remember, you manufacture fantasy, not reality. Not even casting Paul Newman, in a great, memorable performance, can buy you off from that sin.

        A.W.O.L. Scott

        November 29, 2019 at 4:48 PM

      • We don’t know who exactly are the C.H.U.D.s, but most likely a large contingent of mutated NAMs, as blacks have always been the disproportionate of have nots on our streets.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 29, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    • I concur with the spirit of your observation. With such a literate readership I’m surprised foreign films don’t make more of an appearance.

      Perhaps one needs to be a cinephile to be interested in foreign films. I’m not a cinephile but acquired a taste for foreign movies while living in DC in the ‘80s and I would go to a cinema that specialized in foreign films and watch whatever was playing. I did this because, as the lists demonstrate, so many movies of that era were horrible.


      November 30, 2019 at 11:59 AM

  41. “The Peanut Butter Solution”. I dare ya.


    November 28, 2019 at 10:25 PM

  42. River’s Edge
    Near Dark

    Horace Pinker

    November 29, 2019 at 7:51 AM

  43. The Late Show 1977
    And I rate Blade Runner in my all time top 10 films.

    Oden's Raven

    November 29, 2019 at 2:39 PM

  44. I love your reviews.

    Seconding some suggested above:
    Star Trek 2 (and maybe 4 and 5 too)
    The Lost Boys
    Dead Poets Society

    Return of the Jedi
    Nightmare on Elm Street


    November 30, 2019 at 8:59 AM

  45. Manhunter (1986)

    Stan Adams

    November 30, 2019 at 4:49 PM

  46. License to Drive
    Dream a Little Dream
    All the Right Moves
    Vision Quest
    Weird Science
    Lost Boys
    Romancing the Stone
    Back to School
    Police Academy
    The Golden Child
    Coming to America
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Superman II
    Fatal Attraction
    Top Gun
    Rain Man
    The Money Pit
    Turner and Hooch
    Trading Places
    The Last Starfighter
    Gleaming the Cube

    I second:

    Karate Kid
    No Way Out


    November 30, 2019 at 7:58 PM

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