Since I started blogging I've been joining in with the Kate Takes 5 Listography but I missed out last week because of real life - damn that real life getting in the way ;-)
When I saw it was films this week I had to join in. I'm a big film fan. Infact...this (right) is just part of our DVD collection we have at home. I say part as we are having a big sort out at the moment...infact I may be brave and sell some *gulp*
Oh and yes...they are all in alphabetical order. I'm a freak. I admit it.
Anyway, it's really difficult for me to pick 5 films as there are so many so I decided to pick my favourite 80's movies so I could be more specific. I have a bit of a thing about 80's movies and those with very quotable lines that you never forget, these do it every time...
An obvious choice for me really isn't it? Although I should hate a film about someone who loathes 3 girls with the name 'Heather' but this film rocks. It's an amazing satirical take on life inside a high school with the 'popular' people and the black comedy is just genius. Plus how can you not love a film with these lines in it:
"Grow up Heather, bulimia is so '87"
"Heather, why can't you just be a friend? Why do you have to be such a mega bitch?"
"It's your turn Heather"..."No Heather, it's Heathers turn. Heather?"..."Sorry Heather".
"I brought you to a Remington Party and this is my thanks? It's on the hallway carpet. I got paid in puke!"..."Lick it up baby...lick...it...up!"
"I use my grand IQ to decide what colour lip gloss to wear in the morning"
"She's my best friend. God I hate her"
2. Top Gun (1986)
we met online) and I even recall when we did get together he left me a paper aeroplane note on my pillow one morning. Cheese overload! Word of warning, don't ever watch this film with me as I know pretty much every line. I'm not going to line quote as you'll know them but just leave you with my favourite:
"If you screw up just this much you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong"
For me, this is the ultimate vampire flick (although I do also love From Dusk Till Dawn) long before the days of Team Edward and whoever else is in the Twilight saga. Some great performances from the young actors in this movie (and the Grandpa has some brilliant lines) and the best by far from a young Corey Haim - I still love the bath scene so much and when Max comes to dinner...hilarious! Some of my favourite quotes have to be:
"No. I just like to read the TV guide. Read the TV guide, you don't need a TV"
"You're a vampire! I knew it!"..."No I'm not"..."So what are you? The flying nun?"
"There's one thing about living in Santa Carla I could never stomach. All the damn vampires!"
4. Weird Science (1985)
"Mom, I never toss off to anything"..."You told me you were combing your hair!"
It was hard for me to pick a 5th as there are so many (see below) that could have easily made the list. The set up for this movie sounds as dull as anything - 5 students in detention over a weekend. But the mix of personalities from these students who have absolutely nothing in common apart from their punishment is fabulous. This is the ultimate 'Brat Pack' movie.
Some more 80's movies I like: All Of Me, Back To The Future, Big, Brewsters Millions, Class, Cocktail, Coming To America, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Footloose, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Gregorys Girl, Highlander, The Karate Kid, Labyrinth, Mannequin, The Money Pit, The Never Ending Story, An Officer And A Gentleman and Risky Business