I am publishing this most embarrassing list today for a reason.
I grew up as a child of the 80s just like many of you, watching classic sitcoms & cartoons, playing with toys, reading comics, etc. The one gaping hole in my 80s childhood was movies. I’m not sure if my parents deliberately sheltered me, and I tend to think that is not the case since they’d let me watch Golden Girls with them as a pre-teen, and Blanche’s lines alone caused many an uncomfortable silence.
Whatever the case, I missed out on a lot of classic movies from the time period. Granted, I’ve missed my share of blockbusters as an adult as well, but the reason this list is embarrassing is that I run a geek-children of the 80s-pop culture website and participate on a podcast, all the while harboring this enormous void of necessary knowledge and experience.
Many of these movies are on Fogs’ Movie Reviews’ Movies That Everyone Should See. I consider myself part of ‘everyone’, and I do realize I should see these, but where do I start?
This weekend, I will have a rare block of uninterrupted free time, and I ask you this: which one of these movies should I see first? Of the list below, which is the most egregious transgression against the gods of pop culture that I should rectify immediately?
Keep in mind, I’m not saying all of these are the best movies out there, but as a “child of the 80s/geek” they should all be seen.
The Top 10 Movies I’ve Never Seen:
- The Karate Kid
- The Godfather
- Silence of the Lambs
- Top Gun
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- Reservoir Dogs
- Stand By Me
I know, I said it was embarrassing. Let’s not judge, just try to help me at this point. Guide me- hit the comments!
On the topic of Top 10 lists, here are some great Top 10 Movie lists from blogs & sites from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers!
Flashlights are Something to Eat - they had me hooked right off the bat with their #10
Memories of Toymorrow - How many of these from #10 – #7 have you seen? Great list!
Green Plastic Squirt Gun – I’ve only heard of ONE of these 10 movies. This is what makes lists like these great.