Favorite nostalgic 80's films I grew up with
The last Unicorn -- In retrospect, there isn't much to enjoy about this movie. Basically a unicorn runs around complaining that she's the last but she doesn't know why. I think as a kid I used to enjoy the song featured by, "America," and I always though the Red Bull was bad ass. Waddayah know, when I watched it later on, the bull was still just as bad ass, but the rest of the movie is pretty boring. Yet, it was my favorite movie as a kid.
Naussicaa of the Valley of the Wind -- This is a weird throw in, but is mentioned because as a kid, a butchered version of this film appeared on the american TV screen. It was titled warriors of the wind. I nebver knew the name, I just remembered seeing a cartoon on TV as a kid that featured a princess, very large bugs, and a monster that was trying to blow them up. Later in life, I googled these elements and found out that it was a Miyazaki classic!
The Dark Crystal -- I still don't remeber wtf this movie is about.
Never ending Story -- As a children's adventure story, there's a lot more to this film that has set a precedence for other films like it. Films where one cannot draw a fine line between a child's fantasy and reality. Although there were films before it, Alice in Wonderland or The Wizerd of Oz, it fits into the same catagory but remains original.
The Secret of Nimh -- Based on the would be children's book, "Mrs. Brisbey & the Rats of Nihm," Although I can't recommend this for really young kids, it is a cartoon, but it's what I'd refer to as a horror cartoon for kids, if there is such a word. As a mouse, Mrs. Brisbey's world is animated from her point of view, and simple animals like a cat and an owl are animated in an exaggerated manner to appear as ferocious beasts. Lots of wild stuff here, some elements just a tad heavy for kids but adventurous for those who can handle it, for example: SPOILER: The secret of the Nihm organization, is that they ran awful experiments on a bunch of animals, particularly a number of rats that were injected with hypodermic needles and became intelligent as a result and escaped. The scene where this occurs is quite intense.
Ghostbusters -- Best fucking comedy ever made. Sci-fi comedy I guess. The dialouge is perfect. Bill Murray has some of the best lines ever. It's a film I still quote today.
Coffee? Yes have some.
Oh-keeee! Who brought the dog. the louis party scene is hilarious in its entirety
Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria, the dead rising from the grave! (believe it or not, the dogs and cats thing is an indirect biblical reference)
I am vince clortho key master of gozer (ummm, sure you are)
then, during the rectification of the voldroni, the traveler came in the form of a large and moving torg! (wow, it was large, and moving?)
E.T. -- You know, this film ain't that bad and seems to be some of Spielberg's better work. Childhood adventure? PG-13 at it's finest? I don't know, it's not action, it's not horror, it's just a weird relationship between a boy and an alien but it never comes off corny.