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When you think of the ’80s, a few images come to mind: shoulder pads, big hair, and all-cheesy-everything. However, the decade had more to contribute to pop culture than being known as the New Jersey of the 20th century. It was also an era for incredible classic movies, ones that shifted the film industry as we know it. From John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club to Steven Spielberg’s E.T., the movies of the 1980’s not only shaped its generation but inspired subsequent generations in every way imaginable.

The following decade of films were equally memorable, Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999 and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town. At least a few of the films we revisit are guaranteed to be close to your heart and ours. So we invite you to find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and join us for a journey through our vast VHS collections.

Gattaca (1997)

When listener Rob F. commissioned “Gattaca” in honor of his father, we all remembered it as beautiful, futuristic and distinct. Oddly enough, we couldn’t remember much else.  We remembered Ethan Hawke but not his lengthy voiceovers. We remembered Jude Law but not the incinerator scene. We remembered Uma Thurman but...

Pump Up The Volume (1990)

Shat The Movies didn’t invent sexual perversion, edgy attitudes and impeccable taste in music, we just perfected it. More than 25 years earlier, Christian Slater inspired teens to “talk hard” in the 1990 box office bomb “Pump Up The Volume.” Ash was delighted when listener Eric commissioned this coming-of-age movie...

Short Circuit (1986)

We noticed all the biggest podcasts seem to have celebrity hosts, murder or hot takes. Shat The Movies lacks star power. And it doesn’t have thrilling true-crime tales. So this week we’re banking on misguided opinions as we plug into “Short Circuit.” Big D doesn’t think Johnny 5 is really...

Fire in the Sky (1993)

Before Arizona was the playground of retired athletes and conservative Californians, it was a quiet, spooky place full of Old West ghosts, dusty roads and alien abductions. We’re taking you back to the Travis Walton story with “Fire in the Sky.” Released in the same year “The X Files” debuted,...

Legend (1985)

Shat The Movies power couple Carlos and Natasha were kind enough to gift the Shat Crew three film commissions of our choice. So we  used the first to fill a glaring omission in the Pantheon of Shat: “Legend.” Nursing a “Hawk The Slayer” hangover, Ash was a bit worried venturing...

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Shat The Movies takes its anglophilia to a new level with an English commissioner, an English guest host and a movie that epitomizes the English film renaissance: “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Rob Will Taylor joins Ash and Gene to discuss the reality of British weddings, why they start so...

Hawk The Slayer (1980)

When listener Joe asked to commission a pair of films for his grandmother’s 100th birthday, the Shat Crew never suspected his first choice would be “Hawk The Slayer.” And the surprises didn’t end there. This low-budget 1980 sword-and-sorcery fantasy treated us to machine-gun crossbows, a magical fisting sword and Jack...

Death Becomes Her (1992)

When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husband’s new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price.