Monica Takes One More Shot at the 1980’s With Her List of Best Movies From That Decade
As we all get ready for the Feel Good '80s Weekend, brought to you by Capital Area District Libraries, my mind is now stuck in that wonderful decade.
I want to start with Ordinary People. This movie blew our minds. It featured Mary Tyler Moore in a role that was so different from anything we had ever seen her in. Donald Southerland and Timothy Hutton starred playing father and son and the film was directed by Robert Redford in his directorial debut.
Movies from the 1980s read like a list of the most iconic films in our lifetime. ET the Extra-Terrestrial was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred a 6-year-old cutie named Drew Barrymore. Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, and Peter Coyote also star in this heartwarming film. If you haven't seen the film in a long time, it might be time to watch ET again and introduce your kids to that wonderful film.
Another fantastic film from the '80s is On Golden Pond, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda and the incredible Katharine Hepburn. Henry Fonda won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Kathrine Hepburn won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for their roles in On Golden Pond.
Director John Hughs had some great films in the 1980s like The Breakfast Club, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Pretty in Pink, Uncle Buck, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and my personal favorite, Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom.
One of the things about these '80s movies is that they have really stood the test of time. Films like Coal Miners Daughter, Tootsie, The Big Chill, Back to the Future, The Right Stuff, Rain Man, The Color Purple, Field of Dreams, and Fatal Attraction starring Michael Douglas and a very scary Glenn Close.
When our Feel Good '80s Weekend wraps up, your next assignment is to start re-watching some of these fabulous films from an incredible decade, the 1980s.