Yes, I was a child of the 80s, and I did quite well on the fashion-front. I had big, wild hair, I tight-rolled my jeans, wore slap-bracelets, and even owned a fanny-pack in fluorescent colors, when the time was right. I also participated in other aspects of the culture – I watched MTV when it was new, was a loyal fan of the era’s sitcoms, and listened to the great 80’s bands like Poison and Heart (and maybe I still do, OK?). But apparently, I missed out on some of the key movies of my generation (and even the generations surrounding that decade). Here is my top 10 list, should I ever decide to rent these missed classics from Netflix.
Top 10 Blockbusters Kristy Somehow Missed the First Time Around:
1. The Godfather (I, II and III). OK, you can start rolling your eyes or condoling me now…Yes, I missed this classic. The closest I got was watching scene recreations by Tom Green (remember Tom Green??? he was hilarious).
2. Star Wars (all of them). I may be a scientist, but I lack enjoyment of the Sci-Fi category of films (or books).
3. Karate Kid. Yup, didn’t see the first one, and won’t see the second one. I am a grasshopper in the watching-Karate-Kid category (yet I still understand this cultural allusion…and may be confusing it with the TV series Kung Fu).
4.Scarface or Goodfellas (which I always get confused). I have, however, watched all seasons of the Sopranos, so I feel up to date on this topic.
5. Die Hard – there are tooooo many of these movies anyway…
6. Raging Bull (is this different than #8?)
7. Jaws – Isn’t it enough that I know the music and the plot? And with today’s CGI technology, there is no way I’m going to believe that shark fin is real.
8. Rocky (see first rationale for #7)
9 Dirty Harry – this is one I actually DO want to see, adding to Netflix queue right now…
10. Terminator – I’ve (somehow) seen Kindergarten Cop, and I’ve seen Arnold as the Governator…I think that’s ample.
Thanks to this site for boosting my memory: http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/movie-home.html