Best 80s & 90s Movies


The Best 80s & 90s Movies

The Best 80s & 90s Movies

Shat the Movies ask, what are the best 80s & 90s movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t they make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!

Your hosts, will take a look back in time & decide if our favorite films still hold up. Each week, the audience selects from four (6) movie choices that we will break out their race-car VHS tape re-winder and watch the movie that tallied the highest number of votes.

Occasionally, a special guest will join to help break down the craziness that was film-making in the ’80s & ’90s.

At the end of each podcast, The hosts will provide the audience with the number of wipes each movie would take to get off your respective bums. Find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and accompany us for a journey through our vast VHS movie collections.

The Best 80s & 90s Movie Reviews: (Click the movie poster to listen)

50 Responses

  1. Gene Anderson says:

    HI Guys, Thank you for such an awesome Podcast. I have just discovered this recently and am devouring your episodes a few a day. Being a New Zealander born in 1970 I grew up with these movies. I enjoy your banter, mixed opinions and honesty.

    May I Kindly suggest a few New Zealand Directed Films:

    The Frighteners (1996) Directed by Sir Peter Jackson
    Meet The Feebles (1995) Directed by Sir Peter Jackson
    Bad Taste (1989) Directed by Sir Peter Jackson

    What Dreams May Come (1998) Directed by Vincent Ward

    All are films that have great meaning to me as a Kiwi, especially the early Peter Jackson films ( Bad Taste, due to being filmed over a couple of years on the weekend with his Mates holds a special place, due to what was achieved on a low, low budget)

    Thought these may be something for you to consider.

    Thanks and keep up the great work.

  2. Thomas says:

    I discovered this show around the beginning of August this year and I’ve listened to your back log of shows from most recent and going in reverse. I’ve just finished your Christmas reviews of A Christmas Story and Scrooged. I’ve become quite a big fan of this show now and will be looking forward to all of your reviews. If I could add a couple fun suggestions:

    American Martial Arts Movies:
    Best of the Best (My personal pick)
    Mortal Kombat
    Showdown in Little Tokyo
    Only The Strong
    3 Ninjas
    Surf Ninjas
    Enter the Dragon

    I know that’s more than six, but I would be amiss if I hadn’t included Enter the Dragon at the end there.

    Also, as a working title

    Urban School Movies:
    Dangerous Minds
    The Substitute
    Lean on Me
    Sister Act
    The Principal
    Stand and Deliver

    Again, thank you for this fantastic podcast. I hope to see my suggestions put to a vote, but I’m just happy to be a listener.

  3. D-trozz says:

    Love your guys’ podcast. Probably about 3/4 through your library and I can’t believe there hasn’t been a Michael Douglas category! Arguably one of the top 3 most bankable actors from 84-94. Shat the bed when he did American President but has anyone had a better 10 year run than his Romancing the Stone through Disclosure?! I want my Gordon Gekko!

  4. Jason Morgan says:

    Love this podcast! I listen to quite a few movie pods and this one is by far my favorite, hands down. Also, thanks for not shoving soapbox politics in our faces. Keep up the good work!

  5. Leo says:

    – American Gigolo
    – An Officer and a Gentleman
    – Internal Affairs
    – Sommersby
    – First Knight
    – Primal Fear

    – About Last Night
    – The Seventh Sign
    – Indecent Proposal
    – Disclosure
    – Striptease
    – G.I. Jane

    • Dick Ebert says:

      I will add these with our next batch of categories, thanks for the suggestions.

    • Ryan says:

      Die Hard with a Vengeance the best die hard film!!!!!

      This is my number 1 film of all time, this is the film I grew up watching over and over again, it has agreat opening scene, great music, great villain and small little details Which are clever but not in your face –

      Detective Ricky Walsh and his badge number.
      What’s 21 out of 42?
      10 quarters on the dead guys,
      14 dump trucks stolen from a yard
      in Staten Island.

      I could talk about this movie all day but would rather you guys did.
      Thanks for all the work you guys it do, it really is a 0 wipe podcast.

  6. Holly says:

    Have you thought about Boyz In The Hood? I recently watched it after first seeing in like 20 something years ago and it held up pretty well 🙂

  7. Bruno says:

    Hi Guys,

    Just discovered your podcast recently… I’m loving it so far… please keep going!!
    Here are some category ideas I just came up with…

    The Fog
    Escape from New York
    They Live
    In The Mouth Of Madness
    Village of The Damned

    Big Trouble in Little China (Kurt Russel deserves a category for himself)
    The Thing (already reviewed)

    – 48 Hrs.
    – Down and Out in Beverly Hills
    – Everybody Wins
    – Cape Fear
    – The Prince of Ties
    – Mulholland Falls

    – The Killing Fields
    – Platoon
    – Good Morning Vietnam
    – Born on the Fourth of July
    – Casualties of War
    – The Thin Red Line

    – Mission in Action
    – Missing in Action 2
    – Invasion U.S.A
    – The Delta Force
    – Lone Wolf McQuade

    – Scream II
    – Lethal Weapon 2
    – Indiana Jones and The Templo of Doom
    – Back to The Future II
    – Batman Returns
    – Mad Max 2

    Excluded (the 2 best ever):
    – Aliens (Already reviewed)
    – Terminator 2 (Already reviewed)

    – Working Girl
    – Something Wild
    – Cherry 2000
    – Pacific Heights
    – The Bonfire of Vanities
    – Another Day in Paradise

    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers from PORTUGAL!!

  8. Kerri Gross says:

    What about a best of David Lynch?
    Blue Velvet
    Wild At Heart
    Lost Highway
    Mulholland Drive
    Inland Empire

  9. Jeffy The Flying Prong says:

    Hey Guys
    I know you have a few up your sleeves already but can can you please find it in your hearts to do one of the following : (if not all) for a HUGE fan of the show?

    To have a break from all the overbearing, ball-busting testosterone on the show, I thought it might be refreshing to try one of these out (for the ladies of course):

    Fatal Attraction pretty much kick-started this genre, and it seemed to reach it’s apex, if not it’s nadir, in the 90s. Some of these are actually still good:
    Sliver (1993)
    Disclosure (1994)
    Basic Instinct (1992)
    Indecent Proposal (1993)
    Striptease (1996)
    Final Analysis (1992)
    Color of Night (1994)

    Also, you seem to be sorely lacking in options for leading ladies, so indulge me in one of my favourites from the 80s and 90s – the awesomely funny, likeable and wonderfully blonde Goldie Hawn.
    Best of GOLDIE HAWN

    Private Benjamin (1980)
    Seem Like Old Times (1980) – Starring with another powerhouse of the 80s – Chevy Chase. I remember this one fondly. Does it still hold up? A revisit is in order.
    Wildcats (1986)
    Overboard (1987)
    Bird On A Wire (1990) (Who Has The Biggest Hair Competition – Mel Gibson or Goldie Hawn?)
    Housesitter (1992)
    Death Becomes Her (1992)

    Last but not least,
    I know you’ve done a few Kurt Russell films but there’re so many more golden oldies out there! Including:

    Escape From New York (1981)
    Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
    Overboard (1987) (Obviously one of my favourites)
    Tequila Sunrise (1988)
    Tango & Cash (1989) Balls-to-the-wall tetosterone, this one.
    Stargate (1994)
    Executive Decision (1996)
    Breakdown (1997)

    I’m going to spam you with these ones until they’re added! Love the show, keep up the good work boys.

  10. El Roberto says:

    What about the best of Adam Sandler?

    Big Daddy
    Happy Gilmore
    The Waterboy
    The Wedding Singer
    Billy Madison

  11. Donald Head says:

    Police Academy
    The Naked Gun
    Add two more titles.

    • Jeffy The Flying Prong says:

      I concur, this is a great idea. I can think of a few more, 80s and 90s Spoof Movies:

      Airplane! (1980) (“Flying High” here in Oz)
      Hot Shots! (1991)
      Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
      Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
      Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

  12. Jeremy says:

    I’m kinda late to the game here, but really enjoy the podcast! Has anyone suggested a review of The Goonies? Not sure what subject it would fall under, maybe kids’ adventure movies? I would love to hear your guys’ take on it and if you think it holds up today. One of my favorite movies growing up and is an adventure that many of us 80’s born kids would have loved to be a part of. Keep up the good work!

  13. Kyle says:

    Put the bunny in the box and review ConAir!!

    • Dick Ebert says:

      We had Con Air in best of Nicolas Cage, and it got killed: The Rock-12.5%, Face/Off-18.4%, Con Air-10.1%, Raising Arizona-59.0%. Can you recommend three other movies (with common theme) to include with Con Air?

  14. Donald Head says:

    Guys gotta say I love the podcast. First of I’m a huge Eastwood fan so I would love for you to add maybe Heartbreak Ridge or perhaps Firefox. I would especially be interested in Big D’s views on either of these movies.

  15. Michael says:

    What an excellent podcast. I am only just catching up, but has the films; *Batteries Not Included, Masters Of The Universe, and Romancing The Stone, been up for voting yet?

  16. Bob Hawthorne says:

    Hey guys why don’t you review one of the House horror movies from the 80’s. I would suggest House 2- the second story, I just checked and they are all on YouTube.

  17. Ben Downes says:

    What about Space Camp. That was ahh hmm good when I was a kid. Not sure how good it is now….

  18. Dean says:

    Hey guys, how about Flight Of The Navigator, The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, E.T., Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Radio Flyer, Hook!

  19. Ryan says:

    “Klopec what is that, Slovak? No! About a nine on the tension scale Rube.”

  20. Ryan says:

    The ‘Burbs is a must guys!

  21. Kells says:

    OMG Goodfellas!!

  22. Kells says:

    Near Dark, License To Drive, Young Guns, St Elmo’s Fire, The Outsiders, Heathers, The Wraith, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Point Break and Can’t Buy Me Love!!

  23. Tiffany says:

    Wrong Joe Pesci movie

  24. Melissa says:

    Oh, forgot my all time fave – Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

  25. Melissa says:

    Would love to see Top Gun, Ferris Bueller, Breakfast Club, Valley Girl, Can’t Buy Me Love, Just One of the Guys, License to Drive, Private School, River’s Edge. Some of them are probably on your list already….

  26. John RH says:

    Being a slightly older vintage than you fine gentlemen, I would love to hear your take on a comedy classic from my uni days – ‘Airplane’ (1980) – or as we knew it here in Oz, ‘Flying High’.

    “Best comedy of 1980?” – ‘Shirley you can’t be serious!”

    ps – After enjoying you’re epic WestWorld casting, I’m loving reliving my youth by listening to your retakes of 1980 film classics – great work

  27. Tom says:

    Freaking loved Less Than Zero… can’t wait to hear your take on it. Please add Doc Hollywood and The Hard Way to the list of future movies to review as well. As a Blockbuster veteran (12 years, MOD) I will say you guys do a great job…. keep up the good work!!!

  28. Charlotta dupont says:

    I’m watching Lethal Weapon right now, I feel your list is incomplete without it! I mean, what does Murtaugh think the kill radius of a pineapple grenade is? Also, Riggs’ with the ‘sniper’ rifle? He hits each one center mass with the shortest barrelled rifle I’ve ever seen at a range of, what, a half mile? Ugh! Ridiculous. I can’t even begin with Gary fucking Busey.

  29. Stefania says:

    Thank you, nice read.

  30. Tiffany says:

    Please add “My Cousin Vinny.” I am a current law student and I watch this movie to get ready for Mock Trial. This movie is the reason I am in law school now.

    • Dick Ebert says:

      Tiffany, We have gladly added My Cousin Vinny to this weeks listener poll. Make sure to have your friends vote and keep listening.

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