The 80s was one of the best periods for movies and it shows from the choices of movies of directors. There were, and I am not exaggerating when I say, epic movies released in this period and I think everyone would watch them. Every great director you know of today has one movie released in this time frame. So, let’s start with the list of movies you should watch from the 80s if you are an average cinemagoer.
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Aliens were released in 1987 and it was directed by James Cameron. It was a sequel to the epic Alien by Ridley Scott which was released in 1979. Comes under the genre of thriller/horror, this movie is a story about Ellen, the survivor from the first movie, and the journey of her going back to the planet of Alien and her struggle for survival.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Dead Poet Society was released in 1989 and was directed by Peter Weir. It was a story about how a professor in a boy’s school was hailed by his student when he helps them to break free from the chains they were in. It’s a metaphorical shackle. Towards the ending, we face a tragedy but it was beautiful in some way. In a liberating way.
STAR WARS, EPISODE VI
The return of the Jedi is one of the best parts of the Star Wars franchise. It’s a story of the relationship between a father and a son, a fight between light and dark forces, and one of the best character arcs written in movies. It was released in 1983 and was directed by Richard Marquand.
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
3rd part in the franchise of Indiana Jones. Although one of the least favorite movies in the franchise for the critics, we love it. It has all the things we need to have in an Indiana Jones movie. Based on the timeline of Nazi Germany and their struggle to capture Jone’s father and our hero’s struggle to save him. This movie really shows the conflicting relationship of a father-son duo. It was released in 1989 and was directed by Steven Spielberg.
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